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Lights, camera, action: your chance to make a film


Stroud Film Festival are inviting budding filmmakers to craft a film in 90 seconds.

The 90 Second Film Challenge  invites everyone  to make a film lasting up to 90 seconds over five days in March. It’s free to enter  and  registration is now open until March 12th.

There’s a theme which can be interpreted in any way, so drama, video diaries, animation, experimental pieces and  music videos would  all be welcome.

Then the films will be on the big screen at Lansdown Hall on March 16th and all the filmmakers have free admission.

Three film making workshops are also running this year where people can get a few tips from experts and find new ways of making films on a phone. It’s all at www.stroudfilmfestival.org

The wide range of films on offer  in this year’s festival can be seen over the coming week. The Festival Preview is at the Prince Albert in Rodborough on 21st February. This  is an evening of  tasters where people can see the film trailers and hear from some of the directors. It’s also the launch of the Sci Fi film poster exhibition.

The following day 22nd February  Hawkwood hosts the BAFTA award winning Year in a Field, which has no interviews or experts and is all about a field in Cornwall.

Next up, by way of contrast is A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Made in Iran, the film combines powerful current issues with elements of the vampire genre!

Tickets are going fast for some of the festival events, especially at the weekends.

The Japenese animation The  Boy and the Heron is proving popular at the Electric Picture House Wotton while back at Lansdown Hall The Mauretanian is on screen on Sunday 25th February in conjunction with Amnesty International Stroud

For more information andy@stroudfilmfestival.org

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