Plymouth Film Festival returns to the Plymouth Arts Centre for a weekend of entertaining short films, informative Q&A, helpful filmmaking workshops and networking.
Attracting more than 500 entries from around the world, the festival will showcase the best of local talent alongside their national and international contemporaries.
Festival directors William Jenkins and Ben Hancock are looking to build on a successful inaugural event by extending the programme to two days and offering up more awards and prize money.
Everyone is welcome to go and enjoy the fun, and a full programme is available at on the Plymouth Film Festival website, with tickets available from the Plymouth Arts Centre box office (01752 206114).
Will told D&CFilm: ‘We started the festival because we believe that there are a lot of talented filmmakers in the South West, and we wanted to offer them the outlet they deserve.
“It’s a really hard industry to break into so we wanted to create a hub for filmmakers to network and get noticed, and to support local filmmaking at a grassroots level.’
Ben said: ‘With a diverse range of landscapes, the South West is a great place for filmmaking.
“Part of our ambition in creating the festival was to raise the profile of the area and create more demand for filmmaking which would encourage businesses, like equipment rental shops, to Plymouth, and in the long term also help with graduate retention which is important for the city.’
The Plymouth Film Festival takes place on May 16 and 17, 2015.
It is supported by The Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth University, The University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth College of Arts, and Jonny Loves Graphic Design.
(from a press release)
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