Conceived in early February 2012, it was born out of a need for a local film festival that supports independent film-making. No/Gloss is a no-frills film festival which screens films in unique and unexpected locations. Taking place on the 19th & 20th October in Canal Mills, the festival has a mix of feature length and short films by directors from around the world.
The festival works on the mantra of inclusivity. Submissions are free and the process itself is deliberately simplified to encourage individuals from all types of backgrounds, experience levels or creative disciplines to participate. There is a diverse blend of films: Short films, documentaries, art house, feature lengths, animations, music videos, international and local films, student or experimental films and those created using non-traditional formats.
Alongside the screenings there will be exhibitions, music, stalls, parties and workshops taking place over the weekend.
For further information about No/Gloss, to view the full festival programme and to buy tickets, visit their website. Help support and celebrate the cutting edge of DIY film-making.