D+CFilm and Cottage Industry Films launched their Short Shoot Film Challenge at the CINE screening and networking event last Saturday (October 2).
Simply write and shoot a three-minute short with a crime theme, featuring a librarian and unfriendly assistant, beginning with ‘spying’ and ending in ‘death’; stick it on a DVD; then email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Your film needs to be ready to be shown at the next CINE event on Saturday, November 6, so get cracking.
Saturday saw another bumper crowd of film fans flock to the Black Box at the Exeter Phoenix Digtial Media Centre for CINE -either showing their work or checking out some of the finest flicks from around the region.
There was another chance to see Ben Barfoot’s staggeringly good Fuse (click here for D+CFilm’s review); a clip of action/sfx scenes from John Tomkins’ Like An Angel; and David A Smith -Sign Artist, a rather good documentary about signwriting from Danny Cooke. Stay tuned over the next few days to read D+CFilm’s chat with Danny and to watch his film.
There was also a fascinating talk by Alistair Ganley, artistic director of the Cygnet drama school in Exeter. He chatted about the relationship between actors and directors, the difference between acting for the stage and for the screen, and how costumes can help actors get into character. Surprisingly engrossing stuff.
Of course, the monthly event is also a fundraiser for D+CFilm, with any mullah raised going towards supporting and promoting filmmakers in the region. Obvs.
The next CINE is from 2pm to 5.30pm on November 6. Come along, watch the films, swap business cards, share a pint, have a natter. If you have a film you would like to screen at CINE or you’d like to do a short talk, email email@example.com with a brief synopsis (up to 50 words) of the film/project, along with any other relevant information, including a still from the film -films can be of any genre, but no longer than 15 minutes.
(Image: Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell of Cottage Industry Films address the CINE crowd)