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Bindu De Stoppani (Director/Writer) known for her Award-Winning road movie 'Finding Camille' will be talking about her feature films and more recent project shot in Hastings.

Bindu De Stoppani (Director/Writer) known for her Award-Winning road movie ‘Finding Camille’ will be talking about her feature films and more recent project shot in Hastings.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a festival of short films made by local women

Hastings Women of Film and TV – Making Moving Images is Hastings first ever short film festival showcasing ten local female filmmakers. The screening is on International Women’s Day – Sunday 8 March – at the Kino-Teatr. Erica Smith rifles through the programme.

Kate Grey – writer / director of "Whistle, I'll come to you"

Kate Grey – writer / director of “Whistle, I’ll come to you”

This year’s award season has come to a close. It was exciting and inspirational, but it also highlighted the need for women directors and writers to be given opportunities to show their work on the big screen and have their voices heard, which is why writer Lisa Harmer and Kino-Teatr’s Olga Mamanova decided to bring our local talent together in a one day festival dedicated to them and you.

With contributions from award winning writers, directors and actors, the fest will showcase women across different disciplines, experience and genre. It promises to be an exciting programme curated thoughtfully to include a variety of narrative, documentary and experimental work from writers/directors/performers who range in age, from teens to 50+. The ten films include trailers, shorts and sections from feature films – intercut with discussion from key industry spokeswomen who will share their passion for films.

LadyWhatDoesShort films by Calypso Cragg, Claudia Kappenberg, Helen Jacey, Jody Sabral, Kate Grey and Nadene Ghouri are included.

Screenwriter Ghouri’s film When Sky Was Sea started off as a student project which has gone on to win multiple awards at film festivals.

Both Lady What Does – a dark comedy by Lisa Harmer and Sara Jordan and Dad’s Coffin – Lisa Clifford and Cheryl White’s documentary about local peace campaigner John Lynes will be popular features of the festival.

DAD'S COFFIN co directed and produced by Lisa Clifford and Cheryl White, is a documentary on the life of local Extinction Rebellion activist, John, who doesn't let his age stop him from sitting on the frontline.

DAD’S COFFIN co directed and produced by Lisa Clifford and Cheryl White, is a documentary on the life of local peace activist, John, who doesn’t let his age stop him from sitting on the frontline.

Film writer and director of Jump and Finding Camille, Bindu De Stoppani will share her experience of making features and Amy Walker of Media Parents will chair a Q&A session with Aisling O’Connor, Head of TV Commissioning for BBC England.

The Screening runs from 2–4pm on Sunday 8 March at KinoTeatr
Tickets: £6 – it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance.

00Media-Parents-logoYou can read the contributor biographies and download a full programme from the Media Parents website here.

The Festival is sponsored by Media Parents and our chosen female charity to raise funds for on the day is Turner House – a young mother and baby hostel in St Leonards.

Posted 08:37 Monday, Mar 2, 2020 In: Film

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