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The Smalls Film Festival 2014

 

THE SMALLS FESTIVAL HUB +iPOD SHOWCASE

Throughout the festival, there will be a space for filmmakers to network, have meetings and look through The Smalls Film Festival 2014 screenings programme. The Smalls will be on hand to meet directors and talk more about what The Smalls offers filmmakers. To arrange a meeting with The Smalls team please email katef@thesmalls.com.

 

The Smalls have iPod and iPad devices set up every day for filmmakers and industry delegates to browse the full programme, as well as a screening playing some exceptional content from our sponsors and industry partners. Filmmakers will be able to grab a coffee or a VitaCoco, grab tickets to our events and hang out. Panasonic Lumix G will also be on hand, showcasing their latest 4K technology and offering advice and tips to filmmakers. The hub is fee and open to everyone, so make the most of the Smalls Film Festival and head on down!  

HUB ADDRESS


Little White Lies
71a Gallery,
71a Leonard Street,
London
EC2A 4QS

 

SCREENINGS PROGRAMME

 

6:30PM- DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME- TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)

We open our screenings programme with a selection of short documentaries from The Smalls community. Each of our films place a spotlight on intriguing characters and unknown worlds.

Auntie Ganga (Asmita Shrish, UK, 12:07mins)
The Port (Rory Stewart, UK, 17:00mins)
Land: Earthsharing.org (Yoni Higgsmith, UK, 09:48mins)
Street Angel (Stella Scott, UK, 03:45mins)
Analogue People in a Digital Age (Keith Walsh, Ireland, 13:00mins)

Tickets: £7

 

7:45PM-ANIMATION PROGRAMME- TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)

From the beautiful to the macabre, there's something for everyone in our animation programme, a dazzling collection of shorts.

Alice & The Giant Emptiness (Danny Lachevre, Australia, 3:40mins)
Wine, Women & Cognac (Louis Mansfield, US, 5:00mins)
M'aidez (Jesse Turnbull, US, 08:27mins)
Meanwhile (Stephen McNally, Ireland, 05:15mins)
Claude & The Dragon (Abraham Buckoke, UK, 3:39mins)
Youth Lagoon- Raspberry Cane (Stephen McNally, Ireland, 06:40mins)
Over Dinner (Marcus Armitage,UK, 02:37mins)
Forgot (Stephen McNally,Ireland, 05:14mins)

Tickets: £7

 

7:45PM DRAMA PROGRAMME- WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)

A selection of shorts from some outstanding talent, our drama programme delves in to a thrilling world of outsiders and secrets.

Kerby (Nate Camponi, UK, 10:42mins)
Pretty Bitch (Rebecca Coley, UK, 08:00mins)
Passenger (Ed Rigg, UK, 13:52mins)
The Followed (Zak Klein, UK, 12:51mins)
Twelve (George Watson, UK, 14:35mins)
Pig the Dog (Maxy Bianco, UK, 03:00mins)  

Tickets: £7

 

8:45PM-COMEDY PROGRAMME- WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)

Our popular comedy strand is still going strong, with enough laughs to take you through to the weekend, provided by The Smalls Filmmakers.

Russian Roulette (Ben Aston, UK, 5:00mins)
Cudlr: The App The World Embraced (Tobias Martin Hughes & Julian Belvedere, UK, 04:37mins)
Passing By (Palle Nodeland, UK, 08:23mins)
Robot Luv (David Nguyen, UK, 2:20mins)
Inheritance (Matt Houghton,UK, 2:08mins)
Voodoo (Dan Guest, Matthew Kennedy, UK, 7:07mins)
Grace Under Pressure (Jen Moss, UK, 09:45mins)
On Loop (Christine Hooper, UK, 05:00mins)
Orange Charlie (Benjamin Bee, UK, 01:17mins)
Help Point (Andy Margetson, UK, 12:32mins)

Tickets: £7

 

8:00PM  MUSIC VIDEO PROGRAMME- THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)

We'll be marking the end of our screenings programme in style with our music video strand. See a selection of fantastic films

Patience (Jonas Grimeland, Norway, 04:11mins)
Cash & David- Pulse  (James Willis, UK, 02:27mins)
Living by the Seaside (Ruth Gardiner, UK, 05:27mins)
Disclosure- F For You (Ben & Ross, UK, 04:07mins)
Fujiya & Miyagi- Artificial Sweetners (Julian Tardo & Gavin Williams, UK, 04:03mins)
Oisima- Everything About Her (Matthew Thorne, Australia, 03:20mins)
Je T'aime Dans Le Noir (Emily Daccarett, US, 05:16mins)
Blonde- Foolish (Davis Silis, UK, 03:19mins)

Tickets: £7

 

INDUSTRY PROGRAMME

7:00PM- OPENING NIGHT PARTY- MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER- E2 STUDIO SPACES | 2nd Floor 1 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA (Entrance on Old Street)
Join us as we celebrate the opening of The Smalls Film Festival 2014. There’ll be free drinks and music, and you’ll hear from the Smalls team about what to expect over the course of the festival. Tickets are extremely limited so book fast!

Tickets: £5

 

6:30PM- THE EVOLUTION OF 4K – THE LUMIX GH4 CHALLENGE- TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER– LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY
4K technology is constantly evolving, enabling filmmakers to shoot a better, faster image. Panasonic Lumix G invited Smalls filmmakers to create a film using their brand new Lumix GH4 camera. The winning filmmaker will be joined by a panel of experts who will demystify and shed light on the exciting developments of 4K technology.

PANEL:
Nick Driftwood, Driftwood Productions: Lumix GH4 Ambassador
Stuart Morgan, Stuart Morgan Productions
Sulaimin Sibai, ITV


Tickets: £5

 

7:45- WONDERFUL WOMEN: A CELEBRATION- TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER- LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY |71a Gallery, 71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS
Join The Smalls as we celebrate the achievements of some of the fantastic female filmmakers in the industry. As well as showcasing some great films from the likes of Nowness, Underwire and our very own Smalls filmmaker, the panel will discuss the opportunities for female filmmakers today. This event is followed by a free networking event from Underwire.

PANEL:

Nia Childs, Festival Producer, The Smalls

Jessica Sarah Rinland, The Smalls filmmaker
Chloe Trayner, Festival Producer, Underwire
Avi Grewal, Commissioning Editor, Nowness
Natalie Samson, Awards & Special Projects Projects Producer, WFTV
Lucy Campbell, Filmmaker
Karen Cunningham, Pop-Up Films


Tickets: £5

  

8:45- UNDERWIRE’S TIME OF THE MONTH- TUESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER- LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY | 71a Gallery, 71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS
Underwire join The Smalls for their regular Time Of The Month networking event. Come down for a free drink and a chat with filmmakers and industry delegates to celebrate the start of the festival. This is a free event, RSVP required.

Tickets: FREE
RSVP: guestlist@thesmalls.com

 

6:30- FILM LONDON + CREATIVE ENGLAND- Funding for Short Films- WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY |71a Gallery, 71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS
Finding funding for short films is a minefield for independent filmmakers. With so many schemes to pick from, it can often be difficult to know where to begin. Film London and Creative England are two of the biggest film funding bodies in the UK, and are joining The Smalls for an informative discussion on their latest schemes; Film London’s London Calling scheme for those in the city, and Creative England’s iShorts scheme for regional filmmakers.

PANEL:

Chair: Charlie Phillips, Deputy Director, Sheffield Doc/Fest

Josic Cadoret, Talent Development Coordinator, Film London
Peter Parker, Development Executive- Talent, Creative England
Nour Wazzi, director 


Tickets: £5

 

7:30-BBC THREE AND THE FUTURE OF NEW BRITISH COMEDY- WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER- LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY |71a Gallery, 71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS
Following the move of BBC THREE from broadcast to online, there has been much debate on the merit of both TV broadcast and on-demand digital channels and what this means for the future of new British comedy. Our panellists will be discussing this and comedy in the digital age, what broadcasters and online commissioners are looking for and the proliferation of comedy branded content.

Chair: Jonathan Wakeham 
Gregor Sharp, Executive Editor, BBC Comedy Commissioning
Iain Coyle, Commissioning Editor, UKTV
Kayleigh Llewellyn - Comedy Writer  (more info)
Ben Bond, Creative Director & Co-founder Hoot Comedy


Tickets: £5
 

7:30PM- THROUGH THE LENS: WORKSHOP WITH PANAVISION- THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER- LITTLE WHITE LIES GALLERY |71a Gallery, 71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS  

Join Panavision for practical workshop exploring optics and the importance of selecting the correct lens for your film. The session will begin with a discussion on what to consider when preparing a shoot, the various aesthetic qualities that can be achieved and how this can inform storytelling and narrative. There will then be the opportunity for attendees to handle the equipment provided by Panavision and get practical, hands-on experience.

PANEL:
Tony Samuels, Technical Marketing, Panavision
Richard Mott, Cinematographer
Steve Annis, Cinematographer


Tickets: £5

 

AWARDS

Every film that is screened as part of the Smalls festival is in competition, and the winning film from each category, as decided by a jury of industry professionals, will be awarded:

£500 

A camera hire package from Panavision worth £10,000

One year's free subscription to Little White Lies magazine

Each winning filmmaker will also be awarded an illustrated design from top London agency Pocko.

Writer's Award

This year, for the first time, The Smalls have chosen to award a prize to one writer from our programme. The winner will be awarded a meeting with Sam Greenwood of top London Agency Curtis Brown. The winner will be announced on the evening of our awards ceremony.

 

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Who won last year?

The Smalls Awards 2013 were presented to six incredible shorts. To the left you can watch one of them, Without You [Lapalux] by Nick Rutter, which took home Best Music Video.

Without You [Lapalux] by Nick Rutter
Without You [Lapalux] by Nick Rutterwhich took home Best Music Video.