Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Filtered news/Soho shorts bonanza

Short films for free in Soho. Festival runs between 5 - 9 September


Can't endure very long films? Not to worry. The Talent Circle Super Shorts Film Festival, the first of its kind, is running a festival where the films can be no longer than five minutes in length. The festival comprises 45 screenings over five days in three different venues in central London showing 375 independent films. Good job they are short, then.

After London, highlights from the festival will tour on the BBC Big Screens - giant city screens in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds and Wrexham - and in cinemas across the UK. A selection of films will be shown on the Community Channel and on the festival web site from October 2005.

In addition to the free screenings, Talent Circle will be running seminars, speed networking, mini-filmmaking courses and other film industry events - all free of charge - as part of their commitment to nurture and support the UK's film community.

The 375 films have been categorised into thirteen categories, which make up 18 individual screenings, all showcasing the best in British film talent. The categories are Animation (makes up 20 per cent of the whole programme), Comedy, Crime & Danger, Emotion, Experimental, Factual, Life [is a] Drama, Love & Lust, Music Video & Music+Film, Mystery & Horror, Reflection, Visual and Weird & Wonderful.


No comments: