Running from Monday 11th to Friday 15th November, the Festival will be screening a broad selection of films chosen by an international panel.
This year, the European Parliament have chosen the UK Film Festival to screen the finalists of the Lux Feature Film Prize. This prestigious award is given to the best European Feature Film as decided by a select group of well known European film critics. This year’s three finalists are soon to be announced and will be screened in London free to the public as part of the UK Film Festival in November, 2013.
The UK Film Festival is hosted by the hip Aubin Cinema on Redchurch St in east London. Last year’s winner Buzkashi Boys went on to be nominated for an Oscar. The film, set in Afghanistan is a poignant, coming of age story about friendship in the difficult circumstances surrounding those growing up in Kabul at the moment.
Going on last year’s winners, the festival has an international outlock and chooses to showcase a variety of styles from music video to animation and many of the short films have neat story lines with out of the ordinary plot twists – extremely well accomplished for a collection of short films.
Wednesday 13 November there is a screening of The Selfish Giant, by writer/director Clio Barnard. This has had a national release but portrays the lives of people who are otherwise airbrushed from the picture of contemporary society, so important to be showcased at a festival drawing attention to films, styles and subject matters not regularly visited by mainstream cinema.
Thursday 14 November is reserved for music videos, animation and short film, so if you’re attention span is shorter or you want to see as many different styles as possible, this would be a good day to go.
Potential screen/script writers should note that the deadline for submissions to the UK Film Festival three minute script competition closes on December 31st2013, although there are discounts for earlier submission.
The winning script will be produced by Irresistible Films and the UK Film Festival and screened as part of the Festival. The top 5 Scripts will be read by Susie Wright for Channel 4′s Creative Diversity. The very best film or films from the festival may be considered for potential inclusion in an episode of Channel 4’s Shooting Gallery.
The quality of last year’s winners were high and demonstrated an imaginative capacity for storytelling in a short space of time, all winners had complete story arcs and used the medium differently.
The winners will be announced on Friday 15 November.
A full Festival Pass to all the screenings is £10 or £5 for one screening slot (Thursday 14th November will be £10 as this is an extended screening session)
For ALL tickets you need to reserve a place on the guest list for each film by emailing [email protected]
For more information visit ukfilmfestival.com