2012 British Student Film Festival
The 2012 British Student Film Festival runs from 30th March to 30th April and has the appearance of an event almost as fun to attend as it would be to participate in.
Shunning any traditional London bias, the festival begins in Newcastle and then travels to Liverpool and Bristol before arriving in the capital where the awards ceremony will be held on 27th April. Additionally, in 2013 the festival will be expanding to include locales in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, giving more aspiring film makers the opportunity to take part and potentially secure both awards and recognition from an inimitable panel of judges which includes Rankin and Jonathon Amos.
Aside from the actual films themselves, part of the promised fun lies in an astute selection of venues. The Newcastle evenings offer a view inside a converted grade II listed warehouse, whilst Bristol attendees get to enjoy a few pints in the Stokes Croft area before and after screenings. The concluding London shows are housed in the Loading Bay Gallery, part of Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery, a location which will always be anything but boring.
The festival aims to be as inclusive as possible, with both affordable entry rates for contributors and cheap ticket prices for viewers. Submissions are of 3-5 minute long films, all of which are screened at some point during the festival. This optimises the chance that participating in the festival may lead to future success in the industry and also means that a massive variety of films will be shown. Genres represented stretch from documentaries and contemplations to blood lust and thrillers.
The democratic and embracing philosophies of the festival, accompanied by sturdy economic management – witness their robust list of patrons and sponsors – makes this event that demands support and attention from the public and film industries. Secure tickets for at least one night and perhaps glimpse the beginnings of some superb cinematic careers.
More details can be found at www.britishstudentfilm.co.uk