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Paul Fletcher talks you through a short history of experimental film and assesses the major themes, auteurs and contemporary voices in this challenging genre.
Paul is a short film maker who collaborated with partner, Liza Fletcher to launch The Walthamstow International Film Festival in 2010.
Paul's work is entered into worldwide film festivals and his experimental series, A - Z of London appears in the E17 Art Trail this year:http://www.e17arttrail.co.uk/
When & Where
Walthamstow International Film Festival
Walthamstow shortlist includes Tom Bloor’s Jellico’s Despatch, a beautiful animated puppetry folklore tale. Carol Gyasi’s documentary focuses on the Kayayo girls of Ghana and is a trailer for her full-length feature of the same name. South Woodford based, Hassan Vawda’s film Ghar features his Indian Grandmother and Otis Tree’s film Boyhood is another experimental nostalgic family journey into his early relationship with film. Paul Murphy’s drama is set before the end of the Second World War and retells how a Weather Report influenced a seminal moment in our history. Joshua Ong’s drama is a strong contender in the Under 18’s category, where the equally powerful Cyclist by Tamuka Walker also appears. Both attend the Holy Family Technology College. Last but not least, first time film-maker, Ruby Moore who attends a Primary School in the borough, relates the tale of a lost teddy.
Other shortlisted films are from destinations as far flung as North-America, Ireland, France, Russia, as well as all around the United Kingdom.
Judging will take place at the Empire Cinema Walthamstow on Thursday 14th July with a special screening for the finalists and winners announcements to follow.
The Walthamstow International Film Festival has also announced its programme of events, screenings and workshops for the seventh year of celebrating home-grown talent in the borough and international shorts.
The festival famously supports film-makers from the borough and annually showcases submissions in the following genres: Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Animation, Silent Films and has had a Young Person’s category for those making their first film.
Walthamstow International Film Festival Programme 2016
Walthamstow Garden Party
Saturday 16 July – Sunday 17 July
12noon – 9.30pm (Sat) / 8pm (Sun)
The Walthamstow Garden Party will feature a sneak preview of Walthamstow International Film Festival content this year, in its Earthly Paradise Tent where young curators will choose highlights from the Walthamstow Film Festival programme and introduce them.
Friday 1st July – Doors Open 7pm, *Over 18s only
Screening in collaboration with the Stow Film Lounge
By Our Selves, Andrew Kötting (2015)
Followed by Q&A with Iain Sinclair, with John Rodgers
Walthamstow School for Girls, Hewett Hall
Tickets available from http://www.stowfilmlounge.com/
Pop-up Bar, Pop-up Bookshop from Pages of Hackney
Saturday 23rd July 2016 – 12 Noon - FREE:
Shortlist Screening – Screen 2, EMPIRE, Walthamstow
45 Minute Programme of the WIFF Shortlist. Suitable for Family Viewing
Sunday 24th July 2016 11.00am to 5pm - FREE
A day of screening from 12-5pm in Community Room.