On the Big Screen 25 – 31 March 2006

A selection from exposures…

In december exposures UK Student Film Festival celebrated its 11th edition and  gave out over £3,500 worth of awards to winning student filmmakers including a world-wide distribution deal for their films.

The festival is preparing once more to call for entries, so in celebration of last year’s exposures and to jog your memories as to what the exposures team are looking for, The Bigger Picture brings you an exposures ‘Best of Fest’.

Such was the success of the newly established Music Video programme, two of the films selected for The Bigger Picture have come from this strand. Filmmakers were given just three weeks to script, shoot and edit an original music video for emerging North West bands. Music Video Night filmmakers ranged from a 13 year old Flash Animation whiz kid, to experimental filmmakers and award-winning animators. Also expect to see brilliantly executed hand-drawn animation, and experiments with dance on screen.

This week is your chance to catch:

A Day in Flat Earth by Sally Stevens & Sarah Cockins (University of Brighton)

Space Travel by Steven Lall (University of Surrey)

That’s What’s So Sad by Sharon Keighley (Music Video winner)

Push the Button by Robert Kind (Bolton University)

Find out how to enter your student film into the 2006 competition on www.exposuresfilmfestival.co.uk

Deadline for entries is  31st July 2006. The festival takes place Mon 4 to Thu 7 December 2006.

…without forgetting to celebrate Mother’s Day

The Bigger Picture programme also brings you a North West Film Archive compilation of a rosy view of mothers and children through archive clips, featuring play-time, tea-time, and the Mum’s race on school sports day!