Bang! Short Film Festival is back at Broadway this November. Now in its thirteenth year it is now officially a teenager after filmmakers Chris Cooke, Donna Bowyer and Adam Robertson kicked it all off in 2000.
2012’s cinematic shenanigans promise to not only be bigger, but also, er...bangier. If you want to be a part of this big Bang! get your film submitted, because they have a call out for submissions now. You have until the deadline date of the 1st October 2012. Guidelines for entry are as follows:
Films have to be sixteen minutes or less.
Fill in their entry form – downloadable from here - or submit via email if an address is provided. Your full details, film length and a short summary are needed for the latter.
Mark your entry according to which screening you are submitting for, and remember you can submit a film to more than one category.
- Formats have to be one of the following; DVD (PAL) – a playable DVD, not a file on a data disc. Or an online link to your film (Vimeo, YouTube, etc). DOn't be div though, make sure that the link is active and working, and that if it is password protected a password is supplied.
While Bang! original had only the Main Event, this year’s event showcases eight additional sections. The freshest, introduced this year, is The Source, which promises to celebrate the afro-Caribbean experience, curated by Sophia Ramcharan from Stella Vision Films, and mu-sic vid-e-o, a self-explanatory section curated by Michael Holyk of the Nice & Polite collective. The young filmmakers section has also had a makeover, now with the somewhat noisy and fun name of Crash, bang, Wallop, curated by community artists and filmmakers, Carly and Martin, and will include films made by and for the youngens.
The remaining sections are made up of bangimation, an animation only section curated by Nottingham based animator Max Crow; Middle East, a section for UK or international based Middle Eastern filmmakers to showcase their work, curated by director Gaylan Nazhad, who is currently shooting his feature film Tribute in Kurdistan; Community, curated by Donna Bowyer showcases films made by the region’s community groups and organisations; HEdge, is a section for arty films (conceptual, abstract, silent, experimental and so on) and is curated by local artist, film-maker and photographer Amanda Smith; and Rights in Motion, an international screening of short films that explore human rights issues.
So, get your cameras out or have a flick through your back catalogue because if you want to be part of something, this festival is going to be the short film festival equivalent of the Olympic opening ceremony.