So submissions have gone live and the lead up to 2011 has officially begun
To get you up to speed with the ins and outs of the Programming Team and a sneak peak at our focus for next year's festival I will be updating the site regularly with the team's movements.
Festivals attended for the 2011 round include Era New Horizons in Poland, Morelia and Toronto. At the moment a couple of us are heading to Sheffield Doc Fest to have some meetings and see what they are up to before they move to June next year, our new Shorts Programmer Lydia Beilby is preparing for the Shorts Film Fest in Winterthur next week and Diane has been invited to sit on a jury for Cork Film Festival from 7th - 14th November.
As always we are accepting films of all genres from anywhere in the world, as long as they are not older than 12 months and have not been played in the UK before our festival in June. There are various strands to the festival that a submission could be programmed in but one of the most intriguing is Black Box, our experimental section. Programmer Dr Kim Knowles has been in charge of this for the last couple of years and has been the driving force behind turning it into one of the strongest experimental programmes in the UK; recently she talked to moving image site APEngine about her background and the process of programming for Black Box http://www.apengine.org/2010/10/kim-knowles
And so here begins our submission count, we're looking forward to seeing all the great films over the next weeks and months!
Goodbye, Mr Chips, Goodbye.