Reflections on the Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals from Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator
"Too many films......not enough time," is a sentiment I heard a few times at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The Berlinale present approximately 200 films. Combine that with the European Film Market's in excess of 200 films and add in the 200 or so from the previous month's Sundance and Rotterdam and well, you have a lot of films to work your way through and only so much time.
A brilliant, diverse group of twenty of Bristol’s best and brightest online talent have descended on Watershed this February half term in a flurry of energy, creativity, collaboration and, yes, fake moustaches, to help shape a ground-breaking online platform for Bristol youth.
We are delighted to announce that the call for submissions for the Playable City Award 2014 is now open. Artists and creatives from around the world are invited to propose new ideas that will challenge the screen-based clichés of a smart city, and respond instead to cities as playable, open and configurable spaces.
A darkly romantic comedy set in Bristol opens at Watershed on Valentine's Day after local filmmakers raised enough cash for nationwide distribution through crowdfunding via Kickstarter.
Based on a novel by Bristol writer Matt Thorne, the film is a black comedy about a man whose life is so awful he moves into the call centre where he works. Bristol is as much of a character as the cast of rising British talent, with plenty of scope for local location spotting.