UWE's Film Studies Research Group is organising an event to showcase the most socially and politically engaged documentary films from around the world, including some previously banned and censored films. The 2012 Bristol Radical Film Festival runs from 27 February to 4 March.
The films will be shown in a variety of community-based venues around the city, and the Festival will culminate in a weekend of screenings, talks, workshops and debates at the entirely volunteer-run and not-for-profit cinema The Cube.
For more information and to buy tickets visit the Bristol Radical Film website
Emma Windsor, a student on the MA Animation course at UWE, is showing her film MiLK HaRE
at the Bristol Encounters Film Festival at the Arnolfini this Wednesday (16 November) at 16:00 and again on Sunday 20 November at 12:00. Emma has a passion for 'the Gothic, the macabre and the downright odd' and her film is a drama/horror in stop-motion and 2D animation, based on the belief in Nordic countries that witches steal cream with a 'Milkhare', a creature brought to life with the witch's own blood.
Find out more about Emma and the film and see a trailer at http://www.milkhare.com/
or on youtube
This is the 17th Encounters Festival
(comprising Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters) which has become one of the world's best-known showcases for new and established short film and animation talent.
Well done Emma!
Once again UWE graduates did really well in the Competition Showcase at the Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival and we congratulate them all!
The Animation category was a UWE clean sweep: Lottie Kingslake was the winner with Forget Me Not
(image above), Jill Tse was runner up with ParallelO
and Thomas Buttery was third with Beer Goggles
Thomas was a triple winner as he also took first and second prize in the Short Non-Fiction Film under 8 Minutes with Tri Hita Karana
and Slightly Removed
You can see pictures from the awards ceremony on flickr
The third Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival will be held this October, run by the local community as a showcase for new film, photography and performance by aspiring digital artists.
Central to the festival is its showcase competitions, judged by an impressive line up of judges, and as contributors from amongst UWE's staff and students did rather well last year we're hoping more will take part again this time. In the past three years, the Shepton Mallet DigiFest has helped many people either take their first steps towards working in the digital creative industry or progress, develop and make industry connections.
For more information on the Shepton Mallet DigiFest and how to submit work for the competitions please go to: http://wwwsheptondigitalarts.co.uk
Congratulations to UWE Illustration student Jay Wright who has won a competition with his graphic novel The Lonely Matador
. His prize is to fly to Poland and present his work to a panel of publishers, critics and comic theorists at the Ligatura
International Comic Culture Festival in June. Ligatura represents the culture of comic arts through its introduction and promotion of ambitious comic projects.
Jay's planning to move to Berlin after he graduates from UWE so he's particularly keen to make an impact with European publishers. He's the only UK entrant in the festival and the winner will get their book published. Good luck Jay!