To energise the region’s filmmakers, to draw out eccentric new talent, to generally slap everyone back into shape, we’re having a Kabaret. Those of you who lived through the earlier ones will have some idea what to expect, those of you new to this are in for a wake-up call. This is cinematic bootcamp. A whole week of flat out, peddle-to-the-metal 24/7 filmmaking, where fortune favours the brave, the quick-witted and the fast-working, where only the strong survive and the crazy obsessives flourish. If you’ve always dreamed of making “that little movie”, if only you had the time / talent / equipment, now is your chance to watch that dream crash and burn, and see something else come stumbling from the ashes.
This is the chance to get really involved, to eat, drink, and breathe cinema. The only thing you won’t get to do is sleep. There’ll be access to equipment and talent, training for novices, opportunities galore for creative collaboration. We’ll even have a few spare script ideas available for people who don’t like to set off without a road map. There’ll be three screenings during the week in different venues around the city, and there may even be prizes.
“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come watch the movies play.
Film is a Kabaret, old chum, Come to the Kabaret.”*
(*with apologies to John Kander and Fred Ebb)
FILMONIK KABARET MARCH 14TH - 22ND 2009 - DETAILS NOW UP ON THE KABARET PAGE!