Learn from the best at two movie workshops
MannIN Shorts’ first Film Festival is to take place on September 14 to 16.
As part of the festival, supported by the Arts Council, there will be two workshops held over the weekend.
The first is a writing workshop with respected British writer Anne-Marie O’Connor (Sky One’s ‘Trollied’).
Anne-Marie has recently completed a full-length feature screenplay which is apparently garnering considerable interest from the industry. She will be discussing everything from character, dialogue and structure, to how to get an agent.
Anne-Marie visits the island often as she has close family here, but this is the first time she has held a workshop. It will take place on the morning of September 15 and will cost £20.
The Sunday then sees the return of Lee Boardman and Lesley Manning.
Actor Lee (HBO’s Rome) and writer and director Lesley – who also tutors at the National Film and TV School – will be holding the fourth in a series of intensive Acting for Screen workshops, costing £30 each.
Those wishing to reserve a place on either workshop should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for venue and time details. Although the festival schedule is yet to be finalised, the last night is all set to unveil the latest ‘homegrown’ projects at Broadway Cinema.
MannIN Shorts film I Do, written by Zoe Guilford and directed by Sonya Quayle, will get its public premiere, as will Hide and Seek, written by Ady Hall and directed by Laura Jones.
The latter was the first film made as part of the scheme, back in August 2011, while I Do was filmed in May this year.
Christy said: ‘We will also have a scene from Closet, written by John Craine, and we hope to show something from Solace in Wicca written by Nat Russell-Raby and Andy North.’
She added: ‘Alongside these, we’ll be showing our Scene Stealer Challenge exercises to give an idea of what our workshops are all about.
‘They are iconic scenes from The Graduate and The Shining and look absolutely fantastic, we can’t believe what our teams pulled off, it’s hard to tell the original from the recreations.’
On the Sunday, there will also be a showing of two other homegrown shorts by Manx filmmakers.
Christy said: ‘There are so many talented crews out there, and it would be impossible for us to choose which of the many existing films to show.
‘So we’re running an online View and Vote competition. There is still time to enter for this, so any interested parties should email email@example.com as soon as possible if they’d like to be in with a chance of having their film shown on the Broadway Cinema screen - and there will be a cash prize and a trophy for the winning entries.’
The festival will also reveal the Arts Council’s Young Filmmaker of Mann 2012. Entries can be from individuals, groups or schools/colleges. Films must be less than five minutes . The deadline is noon on September 10. Contact 694598 for more details.
Full festival details will follow in coming weeks.
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