Opening night will take place at Chelmsford’s newest and most luxurious cinema, Everyman. There will be a Q&A with industry professionals followed by a screening of the world’s first interactive film. Doors open at 7pm where guests will have the opportunity to mingle and load up on refreshments at the bar at Everyman. The Q&A will start at 7.30pm and will include:
Presentation of Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema award to Alice Lowe
The presentatioin will be followed by an interview and Q&A session.
Alice Lowe is a hugely respected talent within British Cinema who's featured in films such as Hot Fuzz, Kill List, Sighseers, The World's End, Paddington, Locke, Burn Burn Burn and more. But more notably, she's highly regarded for writing, starring and directing (while pregnant) the dark comedy film, Prevenge.
On top of this she co-wrote and starred in the short film Stiffy, which premiered at Cannes in 2005 as part of the Kodak Straight 8 competition. Her self-penned short film Sticks and Balls was screened at Cannes in 2007. In 2010 she was co-founder of the production company Jackal Films, making a short film each month of that year.
Presentation and Q&A - Chris Cook, Framestore
A presentation by one of the VFX lead modellers at Framestore, including a breakdown of the VFX work from Gravity, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy, plus highlights from Chris’ work on Beauty and the Beast. Chris will explain how they achieved the amazing shots in these films and answer questions from the audience.
Presentation about Solis by director Carl Strathie and producer Charlotte Kirby
Due for release late 2017, local filmmakers Carl Strathie and Charlotte Kirby will discuss how they accomplished their debut sci-fi feature film, Solis. They will talk about the challenges of making high concept films on a low budget, as well as the current hot topic of women in film.
Following a quick break for refreshments in Everyman’s stylish bar area, Chelmsford Film Festival presents a screening like no other - the world’s first interactive film, The Late Shift.
The Late Shift, an interactive film where the audience determines the ending
The Late Shift was created by Swiss start-up CtrlMovie and written by Sherlock Holmes scribe, Michael R Johnson. The audience’s majority vote will have a knock-on effect as the non-linear story is formed, leading to one of seven outcomes. http://lateshift-movie.com/