Thursday, March 5, 2009

Birds Eye View Film Festival

The always fabulous Birds Eye View film festival opens tonight heralding 7 days of film based fun and frolics as well as lots of learning, networking and partying.

Catch the latest and hottest short films from emerging women filmmakers here and abroad, and don't miss once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hear direct from Afghan women filmmakers, director of stunning Indian doc Goddesses, and one of the pioneering producers of Nigerian Nollywood.

This year our retrospective focus is Screen Seductrices: Vamps, Vixons and Femme Fatales - where cinema's earliest sex symbols, including Louise Brooks and Greta Garbo, vamp it up to specially commissioned live musical accompaniment from the likes of Bishi and Natalie Clein.

Special events include a Sex on Screen Debate, a director's masterclass with Mary Harron (American Psycho), a Last Laugh Comedy Event celebrating our recent comedy feature film initiative with Warp X, and of course the Closing Night Awards Party - with an amazing line up of live acts & DJs.

Once again we give you a glimpse of things to come at our innovation strand, featuring music videos, fashion films and incredible new dance-meets-motion-capture project from film/game designer Katie Ellwood.

As ever, we are also doing our bit to equip the next generation of Campions, Coppolas and Chadhas as we bring together an unbeatable line-up of the nation's top film training organisations (including BAFTA, Shooting People, and Script Factory), to host a series of brain-bending

Let us know what you think if you attend any events and we'll include the best of your commentary in a special women and film section in Subtext Issue 8.

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