Running over the weekend of 18th – 20th October 2013, the celebration of both hyperlocal and international filmmaking (quite some stretch) aims to build upon the brilliant celebration of film talent in Sunny Colch that took place in 2012.
Both international Sunny Colch short films will be screened over the festival weekend in October. Once again firstsite has been able to offer its support, with the main auditorium being the base for the festival.
Looking forward to the October weekend, the Film Festival website states:
“We will be showcasing some of the best short films from the UK and around the world as well as offering a programme of workshops, master classes and panel discussions from industry professionals for anyone wanting to learn more about filmmaking and the film industry.”
Participation is the key here. The success of 2012 was being able to organise so many practical events to help share the production talents around the town. The return of the 48-hour film challenge will no doubt be popular. Submission forms are available over here.
Anyone wanting to submit a film for screening during the festival can read up on the requirements over here. The deadline for submissions is 1st July.
Film Colchester is once again adding the expertise to help make the Film Festival possible. This is a very open and informal collective of filmmakers in the town that is keen to share and pass on any experience.
The group is keen to work with anyone in Colchester that has a passion to learn all aspects of production. Equally actors and groups that want to be showcased are encouraged to make contact.
We hear that a future February shoot will involve the LOVELY ladies from Helles Belles Burlesque…
If you want find out what culture really means in Sunny Colch then it is a good tip to keep the weekend of 18th – 20th October free. The firstsite Square [whatever] was genuinely transformed throughout the entire weekend last year.
You can’t buy in a cultural identity for a town; you have to develop it, something that the Colchester Film Festival is proving to be rather good at.