Maidstone Film Festival 2012 – 14th to 20th of November

Creative and Art Events

Maidstone’s most ambitious Film Festival is coming up this November 14th-20th

Each day will focus on a different aspect of film culture. The studio space will be transformed to portray the themes of the day. Discussions exploring the various ideologies and relevance of today’s ever changing digital world will aim to help filmmakers come together, expand their understanding and share their love of cinema.  We also offer the opportunity for young an upcoming film-makers to exhibit their work and have the chance to advance their film-making careers.

The most ambitious film-maker who displays innovation, resourcefulness and artistic integrity will have the honour of receive the First Film Development Award (FFDA). See below for information on how to submit your film!

Wednesday 14th – World cinema and opening day – with Sandblast Arts screenings and presentation from 4, and West Indian restaurant open from 6.
Thursday 15th – The history and progression of cinema – an exhibition of film, screenings of pinnacle & important films in the history of development of the medium, lectures from Len Watson from 4.
Friday 16th Young filmmakers day – all our open call submissions will be screened and the public are asked to vote for finalists. Evening after party from 7.
Saturday 17th Future in film – career development day including 11am networking brunch, workshops, Q&A sessions with industry experts and the open call winner announced at 2.
Sunday 18th ‘The Nest’ blockbuster day – Cinema classics and blockbusters screened throughout the day. Back to the Future fancy dress screening at 9.30 om
Monday 19th European cinema – Shorts and feature length independent film from across Europe screened throughout the day.
Tuesday 20th British cinema day – The best of groundbreaking British films screened throughout the day.
Cafe bar open everyday until close!

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