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Friday, June 10, 2016

BIFS options

Some possibilities for 2016 BIFS, running Sept 20 - Oct 2nd across 3 cinemas in Luxembourg.

StG STUDENT WORK: FILM OPENINGS, MUSIC VIDEOS
Top of my wishlist is to incorporate the 3 film openings (2-3mins each) and 6 music videos (4-5mins each, including 2 versions of same track) - the final cuts are viewable below:







A wider music video element (possibly interactive: vote/poll for around 10 late in festival?), with options for profiling an auteur director who has also directed films, ideally Anton Corbijn: Control (2007, Joy Division biopic), A Most Wanted man (2014 Le Carre adaptation).

Adam Buxton's Bug is another possibility, a popular touring show where he does standup centred on music videos and YouTube user comments for these:



CORRIE GREENOP: WANDERING ROSE (2014), THE PASSING BEACON (2016 TBC)
CEO of his own Indie production company, Green13 Films, Corrie found matching funding to produce a multiple award-winning horror debut feature, Wandering Rose, with distribution for 10 territories so far and a Cannes trip that showed just what can be achieved through astute use of new media.

Wandering Rose was renamed Demon Baby by its US distributor. See this post for more on Corrie and the film. This is the US trailer, presenting a very different take than the UK release:


The Passing Beacon is in production, with an estimated completion of autumn 2016. Here's the description from Green13's site:

Availability tbc, but Corrie could attend with a producer and screenwriter to share their insights and tips on how to get into the industry.


WORKING TITLE: BRIDGET JONES, GRIMSBY, LEGEND, TRASH, WORLD'S END/CORNETTO TRILOGY

The UK's leading production company, who continue to turn out global hits despite an altered 'first-look' relationship with parent company NBC-Universal, Working Title have several more potential smashes on the way, including the third Bridget Jones movie and a new Snowman adaptation.

Screening options:
Bridget Jones' Baby (due out 16.9.16), possibly programmed with the prequels?


Brothers Grimsby (aka Grimsby, 2016)
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest struggled to get across internationally - the main point of interest from the point of view of studying British cinema.


Legend (late 2015)
Performances like this have seen Tom Hardy tipped as the next Bond, and its interesting as a studio take on the low budget hooligan genre that has flourished outside the cinema circuit, as well as for its 60s setting.


Trash (2014 - previously screened?)
WT breaking new ground with this Brazilian co-production.


World's End (2013, possibly programmed as Cornetto Trilogy: Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
A core case study for us, and a film that possibly failed to hit the levels of success of its predecessors by being too specifically British (and 80s retro) in its cultural reference points? An unusual hybrid - the other two are clearer satires of well-established genres.




WARP FILMS: '71, THIS IS ENGLAND, LAST PANTHERS

Bafta winner '71 sees a French director taking on the Troubles, with a budget far beyond anything Warp have worked with previously - the emphasis is on the action/thriller elements more than the politics.


Warp (like WT) are getting ever more involved with TV production, and Last Panthers is a high profile, high budget example only recently finished its UK run - this convergence would be a useful topic to air in a film festival:


This is England - 10 year anniversary (2006) of one of the greatest British films of recent times, which has produced 3 successful TV series sequels to date.

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