Firstsite Visual Arts Gallery, Colchester and select events at the Minories and St Botolphs Waiting Room A wonderful weekend for movie lovers is in store at firstsite this month when the Colchester Film Festival returns with a very impressive list of screenings, workshops and events.
The festival is an annual international film festival dedicated to showcasing the best short films from the UK and around the world. The festival also runs a series of workshops, master-classes and panel discussions featuring top industry professionals for anyone interested in film making or how the film industry works.
The festival opens on the Friday night from 8pm with a celebration of filmmaking from the East of England in the firstsite auditorium with a screening of short films followed by a networking event.
That's followed on Saturday by a series of artist film screenings at The Minories and the main short film programme in the firstsite auditorium featuring work from around the world in a variety of genres.
There are also a number of workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions. These include go! editor Darryl Webber interviewing acclaimed British film-maker Martin Stirling in the firstsite auditorium on Saturday evening from 8.30pm and on Sunday there is a series of workshops from industry insiders giving advice on acting, filming and pitching.
Other events include a 48 hour challenge to make a short film starting on October 12 with the winner announced and shown at the festival.
Bookings and further details of all events can be found at www.colchesterfilmfestival.com and at the festival's Facebook page.
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