San Diego Comic-Con 2014
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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
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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MARS-II in Official Selection for Snake Alley Festival of Film !
Sadly there aren't currently many more specific details to report on, but you can read about the Iowa festival as a whole HERE. You can also head over to their OFFICIAL PAGE on Facebook to support the festival and keep up to date with it's news. Plus, if you haven't already, please check out the MARS-II Facebook page to support the film and maybe give us a 'LIKE'! More details will be released soon when I have them...
A Film By Abigail
Is Screening In New York City!!!
The festival is curated and ran by The Epiphany School and it features live-action short films, animation and documentary that is not only suitable but aimed at young children as an audience.
It's important to highlight that the film is sadly not In Competition at the festival but will be screened as Out Of Competition to the pupil's of the school "in filmmaking classes throughout the year as a way to show students what current filmmakers are creating". The film will be alongside other films of merit that didn't succeed in finding a slot for competing at the festival but did enough to impress the judges to gain a place in the school's "art curriculum" (and that's another direct quote!) ... Yes you've read correctly (I had to re-read when they told me), the film will be one of a series of works to be screened to expose the minds of kids in New York to the many forms of international cinema! That's pretty crazy and very flattering - it more than makes up for what was essentially a rejection! And because of this good news, I've also created a new poster, debuting above.
To keep up to date with my work, you can follow me on Twitter: @paul00vernon
The film has previously screened at BAFTA London, Bradford International Film Festival (Filmmakers' Weekend) and was a part of the Official Selection at the SLEEPWALKERS International Student & Short Film Festival (a part of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival). There is a lot in the pipeline for more potential platforms for the film and I hope to deliver more news soon about A FILM BY ABIGAIL - a film that doesn't stop surprising me.
MARS-II World Premiere
on The 13th In Boston
The 38th BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL starts TOMORROW and they have released it's schedule a few days ago! The MARS-II World Premiere starts PROGRAM 5 on the 13th of February: BOSTON SCI-FI SCHEDULE
The film will be shown to an American audience of sci-fi enthusiasts in little under a week, hopefully it's just the beginning of it's international run. Fingers crossed for other submissions. Support MARS-II on Facebook here and give us a "LIKE" to be updated on the BOSTON Fest and all future screenings/events for the film:
[Also, freshly updated posters can be found LEFT and BELOW complete with the super-cool BOSTON laurel. It's the little things that matter...]
MARS-II officially Selected For the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
"It has been a really difficult process. We have had more films and better quality than any other year. The level of expertise by the filmmakers and their creativity has been incredible!"
- Boston Sci-Fi discusses it's 2013 films on it's website
'A FILM BY ABIGAIL' (2011) IN COMPETITION AT SLEEPWALKERS FILM FESTIVAL
According to the competition programme, the event "...takes the cream of short films from the best and most renowned film schools from all corners of the globe." Alongside A FILM BY ABIGAIL (2011) the festival plays host to films from countries such as Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Russia & Sweden competing in various categories. The festival is being held in Tallinn, Estonia from 12th - 15th of November; it is the only festival of it's type in the country, dedicated to internationals shorts. This is very exciting news for what it is but also that it may to help it get accepted by other festivals around the world too. Until Nov 5th, when the official programme is published online, I have no idea how many films have been selected or how many documentaries are among them - there is a Best Documentary award (found from researching other years of the event), so fingers crossed that the film charms the audience and stands up to the other work in it's category to be a contender for that.
A FILM BY ABIGAIL (2011) is a short documentary film about a young girl creating and explaining a story for a film she hopes to make.To learn more about A FILM BY ABIGAIL (2011), a profile page is on my site HERE
To read more about the SLEEPWALKERS festival, check out their website here: http://www.swff.ee
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