VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS #4 / A&D GALLERY / Screening
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Some other quick notes before you leave... my science fiction short film MARS-II screens in Detroit (USA) in the Official Selection of the Detcon1 Film Festival in a few days on Saturday 19th of July at 7:14pm as part of 'Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts #4'.
Also, following my blog about three art film commissions on the horizon, I have now successfully completed production on them. Phew! The first of which is completed and online (see left), a documentary for my 'Videos For Artists' web series, shot at BARBICAN CENTRE. My film for 'Filthy Lucre: Lost In The Nameless City' where I interpreted London's urban spaces with video/photography screened
at the event a few days ago and was met with a resounding ovation from the audience. I will be writing a separate blog about the making of the film very soon, sharing images of the process and research behind it, as it developed from ideas into a finished piece of work - - - I returned from Denmark about a week ago, and having gone there to shoot two films, I returned with FOUR!! I shot at a rarely captured place called Vallo Castle, dance on a beautiful Copenhagen beach and at a converted Chapel, now a dance studio: Danse Kapellet. There'll be more on these exciting finished or near completed film projects in an upcoming blog post.
'A Film By Abigail' Invited to be Opening Film of the 'London Short Film Special' at Internationales FilmFest Emden|Norderney In Germany
A film by abigail
INVITED TO BE Opening Film of the
London Short Film Special
at 25th Internationales FilmFest Emden | Norderney in Germany
I've kept it under wraps for a little while now, but just after A FILM BY ABIGAIL screened at the London Short Film Festival 2014, I recieved an invite to submit to German film festival INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN|NORDERNEY. One of the perks of being in the LSFF fold, is that they're very active and connected with other short film platforms for continual potential exposure. The short documentary was spotted by the German festival's short film programmer when it screened at the ICA. When I was officially told it was in (not always a done deal...) I was informed that it was going to be a part of the 'London Short Film Special' program - which is a curated screening of highlights from LSFF 2014 and presented by the festival director Philip Ilson. Not only that, but Abigail would also be the opening film for it!!!
International Filmfest Emden-Norderney is one of Germany’s most nationally acclaimed and internationally recognised film festivals. With over 100 films on 7 screens it is primarily a major audience festival for its 22,000 or so visitors.
BIFF Reviews & Comments | Schedule Released for 'A Film By Abigail' at Anaheim WonderCon International Children's Film Festival
Reviews & Comments after Guest Speaking at
SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR anaheim wondercon international children's film festival
'A FILM BY abigail' sCREENs TOMORROW!
Now, onto BIFF...
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'A FILM BY ABIGAIL' SCREENS FOR LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 AT INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (+ A NEW INTERVIEW) - 13/01/2014
'A FILM BY ABIGAIL' SCREENS AT ICA FOR
11TH LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Fresh screenings could be on the horizon too. The BAFTA-recognised festival, priding itself on helping filmmakers and their work, asked to have a video link to the film for potential forwarding to other events/festivals/institutions for future programming. This is an incredibly exciting added bonus to an already excellent film festival that holds networking opportunities and workshops, as well as it's individually curated selections of solely British short films.
A FILM BY ABIGAIL is a short documentary about a child discussing an idea for a film she wishes to create. Recently it was a part of the official selection at the 9th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (screening at the prolific Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and was award nominated in the RNC Special Selection at the THIS IS ENGLAND - ENGLISH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF ROUEN. Read more about the film and myself in the interview/article FUTURE FILMMAKERS conducted by Leeds-List.
I can also partially announce that another screening is likely taking place overseas in Denmark! Watch this space for more info on this soon... Follow the progress of the rest of the London Short Film Festival (on until the 19th across the capital) on Twitter @LSFF and to keep up-to-date or chat, follow me @PaulEVernon
THE ICE CREAM MEN PREMIERING
AT 4TH DOCFILM FESTIVAL
The film is about an ice cream man who is trying to make it through the winter. He's eccentric and the film is comic, but laced in tragedy as Neville (performed impeccably by Neville Hutton) moves through the story and as the documentary filmmaker (playing myself) I delve deeper into his world. It's a "mockumentary" but I like to think it's actually a documentary, but with a fictional subject. It is now the product of hard work and perseverance - keeping the belief that you'll find a suitable home for a piece of work - however much it doesn't fit into a normal mould. It's medium length made it very risky and near impossible to enter as a short or a feature at many festivals.
'The Ice Cream Men' was a strange but rewarding world to work in and I am so damn happy that I can finally show it to people with an official screening. After a long period of time, which included a few moments when I thought the film might gain distribution, it finally has a platform and is being shown at the 4th DocFilm Fest 2013 in Leicester! The screening will take place at 6pm on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH at the PHOENIX as one of only four feature films to be presented. One of them is Ken Loach's 'Spirit of 45'! Lets not forget the important things though; the first TWENTY tickets sold get a free ice cream with them and I'll also be doing a drunken unplanned informal Q&A in the bar afterwards too.
UPDATE - - TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE: http://phoenix.org.uk/index.php?cms_id=592
[ My short documentary A Film By Abigail will also screen at DocFilm 2013 within the 11:30am-12pm time slot on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th also at the PHOENIX. ]
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A Film By Abigail
In Documentary Category at
RATMA Film Festival
The core of the event is on the Saturday where there will be films shown to/voted on by the audiences, live music & other film related stuff. Then on the Sunday, there is a red carpet event being dubbed the "Gala Awards Evening" at the Keighley Picture House. The films that recieved the most votes from the day before will win their categories & there will be an overall winner of the RATMA Film Festival announced there too. RATMA's goal is to champion filmmakers at the start of their career & creative path; low budgets with big ideas. I'm very excited to attend, as despite A FILM BY ABIGAIL's continued run of screening/festival success, I've yet to make it to almost any of the events. So... scarily for me... being at a festival as a filmmaker in competition... is actually a first this weekend.
Check out the festivals promo below.
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A Film By Abigail Nominated For Award
at the This is England Film Festival
in Rouen, France
With a festival finally in realistic travelling distance & cost, I hope to travel to the French event! It's been quite frustrating to not be able to attend where my films are being shown, so this will be satisfying, perhaps slightly daunting, but ultimately exciting. It'll be especially pleasing to go, as my friend Lawrence Mason @danger_mason will be there too as the producer of 'Echo', vying for the RNC Award as well!
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Award winning and internationally selected director of dance, fiction, experimental and documentary films with screening highlights of London Short Film Festival at the ICA, LACMA, Zealous X exhibition (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. His work has broadcast on BBC One and ikono TV.
He has been an assistant director and other roles on short films and music videos for Channel 4, Sony and Colombia Records, feature documentary Postcards From The 48% and New Town Utopia, as well as commercial work for clients such as Ford, Sky, Hugo Boss, Audible, NSPCC and Estée Lauder.
Paul is also a photographer that has received bespoke commissions from English Heritage. He is currently designing and writing a series of photography books showcasing his unpublished and new work.
'A Film By Abigail'
A Short Evening With Films
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Independent Film Award
Boston Science Fiction Festival
Branches And Bones
Champion Up North
City Of Women
Docfilm Fest 2013
Docfilm Festival 2013
DocFilm Festival 2014
Doc Media Centre
English Short Film Festival Of Rouen
Epiphany Children's Film Festival
Fear And Desire
French Film Festival
Future Film Festival
Future Filmmakers Article/interview
Ghost Stories For Christmas
Hush Hush Film Night
Institute Of Contemporary Arts
Internationales Filmfest Emden|Norderney
International Film Festival
Invitations To Screen
I Saw The Devil
La County Museum Of Art
London School Of Contemporary Dance
London Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Children's Film Festival
Lost In The Nameless City
Masters Of Cinema Dvd
Memories Through Line & Colour
Monsters And Martians Science Fiction Film Festival
National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards
New York City
Northern Film School
Rouen Film Festival
Royston Arts Festival
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic-Con
Sketches | Self-Portraits
Sleepwalkers Film Festival
Snake Alley Festival Of Film
South African Film Festival
The Barbican Centre
The Base Creative Studio
The Body Canvas
The Coal Miner's Day
The Green Serpent
The Ice Cream Men
The Next Room
The Short Cinema
This Is England Film Festival
Tri Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Videos For Artists