Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th November (Venue TBA).
To energise the local filmmaking community and to kick off this year’s Salford Film Festival in grand style, Filmonik will be presenting a 4-day pre-festival filmmaking extravaganza out and about on the streets of Salford.
Not so much an “Open Mic”, as an “Open Screen”, Filmonik offers a censure-free public platform to all filmmakers, be they Industry Professionals, self-styled Media Guerrillas, or relative novices still finding their creative voice.
The Kabaret is Filmonik’s boot camp. Filmmakers and creatives from around the world will be descending on Salford with cameras, equipment and bright ideas to create new work that must be completed and screened during the Kabaret week. 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. We’ll provide the workspace and screening venue. All you need to do is write, shoot, edit, and screen your film. In only FOUR DAYS! You’ll never have another opportunity like it. 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. 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, a little basic 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. All we require is your commitment…
Please note, participation in the Kabaret will cost £10. This will cover access to film lab, equipment, tech support, screening, and basic food provisions.
Watch this space for more info.