exposures 2002

exposures provides a unique showcasing opportunity for student filmmakers and the chance to mingle with professionals from the film and television industry. A host of events offer practical and tactical advice from directors, producers, commissioners, screenwriters, animators and distributors. Following a tradition of high profile guests we are delighted this year to welcome Marc Evans and Jonathon Finn, Director and Producer of My Little Eye, Screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and Animators Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh and Jon Turner. This year exposures goes international. expOZures shows selected Australian graduate work with special guest speaker Tony Krawitz, Director of the prize-winning Australian short INTO THE NIGHT. In association with IDP Education Australia. Rounding off the festival is the closing party in the Cornerhouse Café Bar allowing a relaxed environment for networking opportunities and chatting with our special guests. SCREENINGS Tuesday 3 December 1.00pm – 2.00pm: Animation Programme This programme highlights 2D and 3D animation, following, amongst others, the adventures of a post-it, a doomed GM experiment and a digital spaghetti western. Barry Purves, an alumnus of the Aardman Studios and creator of, amongst many, the puppets on the Wallace and Gromit films will introduce this programme. 3.30pm – 5.30pm: Experimental Programme An esoteric mixture of shorts exploring isolation, mind games, hoovering and what goes on in those private moments behind closed toilets doors. This programme will be followed by the panel debate Drawing the Line (see below) 6.30pm – 8.00pm: Documentary Programme This quality programme of shorts examines a diverse selection of themes ranging from a blood legacy to kebabs, CCTV, grave digging and a bit more on the side… Wednesday 4 December 12.00pm –1.30pm: Drama Programme Love is found in a lonely heart, a blow up doll and an elevator; all unlikely places explored in this selection of drama shorts. 8.00pm: Best of the Festival & Party Catch the highlights of this year’s festival chosen by the exposures jury in four categories, plus the all important audience favourite. Then party the night away at the festival closing bash. Limited tickets available EVENTS Tuesday 3 December 10.30am – 12.00pm: Page by Page in the Techno Age An animation masterclass with Cosgrove Hall’s Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, Jon Turner and Phil Grey. This informal session will look at the processes involved in taking 2D illustrations through to broadcast standard animations and 3D computer generated images. The session will use examples of Jeff’s work on The Simpsons, Phil’s work on Aardman’s Chicken Run and Jon’s input on Mr Scruff’s new video. 10.30am – 1.30pm: Action! Directing Actors for the Screen Director’s workshop with Director/ Producer Maggie Ford. This session will provide invaluable advice for new directors on the techniques and procedures needed for film and video work plus tips on how to get the best out of actors. Tickets limited, please book early. 3.30pm – 5.30pm: Drawing the Line: Where Do the Boundaries of Experimental Film and Video Lie? Following the Experimental Screening Programme, this panel session will explore the cross over between film, video and digital mediums, examining how work is displayed and the subsequent changing face of audiences. John Aitken, researcher and lecturer on avant garde film at University of Central Lancashire will chair the panel. Speakers include curators from Lumen, Leeds and Helen Bendan artist and experimental filmmaker. Ticket price includes Experimental Screening Programme. 8.30pm – 10.30pm: expOZures: Australian Student Shorts Programme This year, exposures student film festival introduces its new international focus. In association with IDP Education Australia, we are delighted to present expOZures, a showcase of new shorts from Australia’s leading film schools. Pick up a flyer for full screening details. Award-winning Australian short film director Tony Krawitz will introduce the programme, discussing his experiences, the current climate of the Australian film industry and educational opportunities in filmmaking there. Includes a screening of his award-winning short INTO THE NIGHT. The screening includes films from Deakin University, Queensland College of Art, Queensland University of Technology, APA International Film School and Flinders University. ***expOZures announces a unique Scholarship Opportunity*** As part of expOZures, IDP Education Australia is offering a fully funded scholarship for a one year postgraduate Masters course in Film or Media in Australia. Representatives of IDP will be on hand at exposures to discuss this and other exciting opportunities to study in Australia. Wednesday 4 December 10.00am – 12.00pm: Documentary Pitching Workshop A practical exercise for new documentary filmmakers led by Helen Bullough, Editor of Factual Entertainment and Celina Parker, Head of Development from BBC Manchester. Pitch your idea to the panel who will give out a prize for the best idea. Participants must pre-book a place and arrive with a written idea they are prepared to pitch including the channel and time slot details. 10.30am – 11.30am: Wired: Internet Distribution and Promotion of Short and Feature Films James Reid, Director of in-movies.com, will demonstrate his company’s promotion of British films and how the net is essential in reaching an international audience. Discover how internet distribution works and the problems and advantages from the filmmakers’ point of view regarding quality and speed, rights and payment. 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Screenwriting Masterclass: Frank Cottrell-Boyce Liverpool-based Frank Cottrell-Boyce has written some of the best screenplays of recent years – including 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE and THE CLAIM. In this masterclass, he will discuss his career history, tips on becoming a professional screenwriter and offer practical writing advice. His impressive list of credits also includes A REVENGER’S TRAGEDY, PANDAEMONIUM, HILARY AND JACKIE and WELCOME TO SARAJEVO. 4.00pm – 5.30pm: Short Changed? How to Get Short Film Funding This panel session is a must for all new filmmakers, an essential guide to funding your short film projects, chaired by short filmmaker Mike Stubbs. Speakers include Meabh O’Donovan from Short Circuit films, with representatives from the Film Council’s New Cinema Fund and North West Vision. The panel will be discussing the financial options available to new filmmakers and providing valuable advice on proposals, treatments and development funds. Please note that this is not a pitching session. 6.00 – 7.30pm: Digital Filmmaking Masterclass: Marc Evans Director Marc Evans cemented his reputation with HOUSE OF AMERICA and RESURRECTION MAN. Together they are behind this year’s outstanding horror film, MY LITTLE EYE. Entirely shot on digital, the film will provide a case study, exploring the unique features of this medium. All programme details are correct at the time of going to press but late alterations may be necessary Prices: Screenings: £2.50 full / £2.00 concs Events (inc expOZures): £3.00 full / £2.50 concs Masterclasses: £3.50 full / £3.00 concs Group Bookings: Buy 9 get 1 free