Bank holiday weekends can promise so much and deliver so little. But the promise of the Plymouth Film Festival is sure to live up to any expectation. Just take a look at the trailer to see such a variety of tone, texture, story-telling, filmmaking and drama.
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Plymouth Film Festival returns to Plymouth Arts Centre this May Bank Holiday for a weekend of exclusive feature films, Director Q&As, and short film screenings, culminating in an awards ceremony on the Sunday evening.
The Plymouth Film Festival has created a buzz of satisfaction around it for South West filmmakers, and it’s making its return to the Plymouth Arts Centre for its fourth year.
Plymouth Film Festival returns bigger and better than ever, with another outstanding selection of entertaining short films, informative workshops run by industry professionals, and fun networking parties, says the press release.
Cinema fans will be able to see an eclectic mix of movies and gain advice from industry experts at the third annual Plymouth Film Festival.
The continued success of the Plymouth Film Festival has inspired its directors, William Jenkins and Ben Hancock, to once again scale up the event by adding an additional day of fun and film to the schedule along with an extra screen. The festival will once again be based at the Plymouth Arts Centre, but is also planning additional venues, in partnership with Affinity With Plymouth University, to host the increasingly popular film-based workshops.
What does it take to get a film festival off the ground? How do you make it an success? Well, Plymouth University graduates William Jenkins and Ben Hancock have done just that. William and Ben founded the Plymouth Film Festival in 2013. Its inaugural event taken place in 2014 which was a great success. It is quick becoming a major showcase for local international filmmakers. I was intrigued to find out more about the festival, the highlights of the event, how Roger Deakins became involved, and what we can expect from next year. What better person to answer these questions than one of the co-creators of the festival William Jenkins who I recently caught up with.
Plymouth Film Festival returns to the Plymouth Arts Centre for a weekend of entertaining short films, informative Q&A, helpful filmmaking workshops and networking.
Plymouth Film Festival 2015 has extended from a one-day event to a full weekend of film fun to take place at the Plymouth Arts Centre.
The first Plymouth Film Festival -which isn’t the first film festival in Plymouth, as we wrongly and dunder-headedly said in a previous article -is firing up the projectors ready for action.
Plymouth Arts Centre is hosting Rebel Film Festival, formerly Plymouth Film Festival, for the fifth year running. The event encompasses an eclectic mix of world-class short films, special feature screenings, and inspiring Q&As with special guests.
Plymouth is to have it’s first ever short film festival â€“ huzzah!
To some they are nothing but a nuisance, while for others, they simply make the skin crawl. But the world’s insects will be celebrated in all their forms with an event taking place at Plymouth University.
Plymouth College of Art film department has been developing a relationship with Raindance Film Training and as a result students from the Film Arts Degree programme will showcase their work at the international film festival, Raindance, on October 2 at the Apollo Theatre, London.
Reclaim The Frame has added yet another dimension of pride here at D&CFilm about the region’s sensibilities. Not only was Plymouth one of the original 5 national venues of Reclaim The Frame, at Plymouth Arts Cinema. But now, at its first opportunity, Exeter has joined too. It’s great for film watchers and filmmakers, and anyone who likes[Read more…] about Reclaim The Frame Exeter launch for film influencers
A quick round-up of the films and special events that are taking place in Devon and Cornwall for the month of February. Some of the gems, one-offs, Q&As
Plymouth Arts Centre cinema is reborn in the new location of Plymouth College of Art in what is nothing more than a little miracle.[Read more…] about A little miracle: Plymouth Arts Centre indie cinema reborn
The Plymouth Arts Centre screen was the only independent cinema in the biggest city in the South West. It closed at the start of December. But dry your eyes, there’s still work to be done! To help its phoenix-like rebirth at Plymouth College of Art they’ve set up a crowdfunder. And they need your help…[Read more…] about Independent cinema in Plymouth needs your support
As far as modern fairy tales go, the charming short Two Feet Tall sets new highs. It’s a tale that focuses entirely on feet but still manages to tell a story of deft emotion. Now the almost silent film will put its toe into the international market with its internet release. We spoke to director Andy Robinson about how to give direction to feet, puddle wrangling, and making a movie with soul [sorry!][Read more…] about Two Feet Tall: short film sets new high for modern fairy tales
There are more than 50 films on show at this year’s Two Short Nights film fest. How do we know? We used science. We counted all we could and then figured in the 48 hour film comp flicks. Et voila. You’ll be pleased to know you can now take your pick of the massive short offerings, that includes screenings plus industry events. Here’s a run-down of what not to miss.[Read more…] about 50+ films covering all of life (and a little death) What not to miss at Two Short Nights
You turn up for the tunes, but you stay for chilling suspense of John Carpenter flicks, which are getting dusted off and spruced up for a brand new 4k restoration.[Read more…] about John Carpenter films get a spruce up for Halloween screenings
Dark psychological thriller Winter Ridge was filmed on the dark and psychological parts of Exmoor. And if you’re wondering where those dark and psychological film sensibilities were honed look no further up country than Plymouth (it seems obvious when you say it).[Read more…] about Plymouth old boy Q&A as his film Winter Ridge hits cinemas
Mix a super buddy movie with an enlightening road trip, and still you’re nowhere near the fascinating documentary Faces Places, which comes to Plymouth Arts Centre supported by an amazing line-up at the next Reclaim The Frame gig.[Read more…] about Faces Places, film and photos at Reclaim The Frame screening
Beard Envy, a new film from John Tomkins, has all that you would want from a short: cross-creative-fertilisation; a community of filmmakers interacting with the community at large; plus a strong sense of classic English eccentricity. And it’s fast-moving, surreal and funny.