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Monday, 8 March 2010

6th Birds Eye View Festival / Opening Night


Thursday 4th March saw the opening night of this year's 6th Bird's Eye View Film Festival. A film festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating women filmmakers" held every year during March. The opening night was held at BFI and featured a selection of new shorts by women.
 
The Odds by Paloma Baenza (UK 2009, 12 min)
Slaves by Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch (Sweden 2009, 16 min)
The Conservatory by Matilda Tristram, (UK 2008, 2 min)
The Door by Juanita Wilson (Ireland 2008, 17 min (Oscar nominated.)
Heat by Debbie Tucker Green (UK 2009 12 min)
(click here for more details)

My favorite of the batch were The Odds, Slaves and Heat.

These were followed with a Q&A with Paloma, Matilda and producer of Heat & BEV board member Polly Leys.  Who talked about the process of making their fims, difficulties they faced and how they got funding. The night ended with music, drinks and fun and saw many woman in the film industry and film lovers coming together to celebrate their talents.

The opening night of shorts were just a taste of what else we can expect from BEV, which promises, seminars, masterclasses, networking, film screens, UK Premieres, first weekender club and parting.

To find out what is showing and when click here

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