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Futurist Women and 16 Days of Activism

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Futurist Women has been selected to take part in this year's campaiging film festival, 16 Days 16 Films. Modern Films and Kering Foundation held an open call to female filmmakers in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy for submissions of short films inspired by 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which runs from 25th November to 10th December. Each day a short film will go live on the project platforms to rasie awareness of and campiagn against gender based violence.

Futurist Women will mark the end of the campaign and go live at 4pm on the 10th December. Read more about 16 Days 16 Films in Screen International.

Watch the films as they are released here.

Futurist Women & Life & Deaf to Screen in Berlin

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Delighted to announce that Futurist Women has been selected for this year's Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Eelyn Lee was invited to suggest recent work for a special strand focussing on UK poetry films. In 2012 Eelyn won one of the main prizes at 'Zebra' with her powerful and evocative film Life and Deaf which went on to screen at other international festivals including the prestigious Berlinale. Life and Deaf will screen again as part of this year's opening night gala at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

Futurist Women will screen on Friday 6th Dec at 22.00 at the Kino in der KulturBrauerei. More info and tickets here.

Britishness to Premiere at Off the Shelf Festival

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The whole team involved in this creative documentary are excited to announce that Britishness will have it's public premiere at Sheffield's Off the Shelf festival on Sunday 20th Oct at 12.00 noon. The screening will be follwed by a panel discussion with Eelyn Lee, Magid Magid, Sheffield's Poet Laureate Otis Mensah, author Désirée Reynolds and young writers who feature in the film.

Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary annual festivals in the UK, bringing the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield. Buy tickets here.

Q&A with Eelyn Lee at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Slate Weekender NEWS

Join Eelyn Lee for the Black Arts World: Slate Weekeneder at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffiled, where she will be doing a Q&A with curator Melanie Abrahams. Melanie has programmed two of Eelyn's short films - Truce Triptych and Futurist Women - to screen at this special event celebrating a new wave of Black* artists working in the north. Slate is an Eclipse programme. More details here.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalised for their race or ethnicity.

It's a Wrap!

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Yesterday we wrapped on the Britishness film! We had a great shoot up at Park Hill as the summer sun set over Sheffield. Thanks to everyone who's travelled with us on this fascinating journey in to exploring our nation identity. Watch this space for updates about screenings. Left to right: Dan, Fionn, Ross, Eelyn, Shannon, L & Warda. 

Britishness Reviewed

Britishness Review

"it presents a comprehensive study of Britain’s internal borders, its binaries and human costs" - Raluca de Soleil

Following a successful premiere of Britishness at Off the Shelf Festival in Shefield last month, Exposed Magazine are featuring a review written by Raluca de Soleil. Romanian born, Raluca takes a personal as well as critical response to  the film.

"Unexpectedly, watching others talk about their identity made me consider my own and motivated me to reflect on my notions of Britishness"

 

Black History Month Screening of Britishness

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Pleased to announce that Britishness has been included in this year's Black History Month season at Sheffield's Showroom Cinema. Programmer Mikaela Smith has curated an inspired selection of films expoloring what it means to be Black and British - featuring filmmakers from three generations - including gems from the archives, Handsworth Songs [1986] by John Akomfrah and Burning an Illusion [1981] by Menelik Shabazz. As Black history is not just for one month, Britishsness will screen in November on Thurs 21st at 6pm. More info and tickets available here.

Special Industry Screening of Britishness

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It's great that the Independent Cinema Office [ICO] have programmed Eelyn's latest film, Britishness for their upcoming I.D. Screening Days event taking place 26-27 Sept in Nottingham. ICO Screening Days provide an opportunity for film programmers from around the country to preview new films and explore new ways of engaging audiences. This Screening Day is programmed around the theme of Inclusion and Diversity and Britishness sits alongside five other great films including Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Farming.

Following the screening Eelyn will be joined by writer Désirée Reynolds. Together they will facilitate a discussion exploring how the film can be used as a starting point for schools and young people to engage in overlooked aspects of British history around Empire and colonialism.

Futurist Women Selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

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Delighted to announce that Futurist Women of Barking and Dagenham has been selected for this year's BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York [6 - 10 Nov]. As regular supporters of her work, Aesthetica have previoulsy programmed Eelyn's films in 2016 and 2017. Futurist Women is progammed in the Experimental 3 strand and will screen on Thurs 7th Nov at 21.30 and on Sat 9th at 16.00. Programme details here.

Social Art Summit Research Publication Launched

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"From the opening address, I began to see the Summit as a social practice project in its own right" - Cara Courage

The Research Publication about the Social Art Summit officially launched at the Tate Exchange yesterday and is now available to download here. Commissioned and produced by a-n, it features a forward by Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange and mini essays by eight artists who attended the Summit in Sheffield last November. The publication launch was part of the Social Art Assembly - a day of reflecting about the Social Art Summit and the future of Social Art Network.

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IMAGE Futurist Women and 16 Days of Activism

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Futurist Women has been selected to take part in this year's campaiging film festival, 16 Days 16 Films. Modern Films and Read More...

IMAGE Britishness Reviewed

Wednesday, 20 November 2019
"it presents a comprehensive study of Britain’s internal borders, its binaries and human costs" - Raluca de Soleil Following a successful premiere of Britishness at Off the Shelf Festival in Shefield last... Read More...

IMAGE Futurist Women & Life & Deaf to Screen in Berlin

Friday, 25 October 2019
Delighted to announce that Futurist Women has been selected for this year's Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Eelyn Lee was invited to... Read More...