We are pleased to announce that i-D Magazine are hosting the online premiere of our award winning film Life and Deaf. Last year the film picked up the RITTER SPORT Film Prize at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. You can now watch it here
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
On 6th December Truce Triptych screened at Paris's Palais de Tokyo, one of Europe's major visual arts venues. It was programmed as part of Les Rencontres Internationales a festival celebrating new cinema and contemporary art. Artist and filmmaker Eelyn Lee was in attendance at the screening and says,
"It was great to have the film selected for an international arts festival and to see the work presented in this amazing space. It is exciting to be making work that can play in both gallery and cinema contexts."
Watch Truce Triptych here
Still from Life and Deaf directed by Eelyn Lee
On the back of winning the RITTER SPORT Film Prize in Berlin last month, the Barbican Centre are screening Life & Deaf before Penny Woolcock’s new documentary One Mile Away as part of their FRAMED film festival.
Eelyn Lee will be leading the Q&A with Penny Woolcock and two of the contributors from her film at the end of the night. Get your tickets here
On Sunday evening our film, Life and Deaf picked up one of the three main prizes at the 6th Zebra Poetry Film Festival. The 'RITTER SPORT Film Prize' was awarded to Director Eelyn Lee during the closing ceremony in Berlin's Babylon Cinema. Eelyn says, ".... It's great to have the film recognised and encouraging to know that it reaches out to international audiences...."
Two of the young deaf poets and actors also attended the festival. Nadeem who plays the angry young man in the film made an impassioned plea to a packed auditorium: ".... you don't have to feel guilty about us. We're deaf and we're OK .... really, we're OK...."
Life and Deaf will launch online early next year. In the meantime watch this space for special screenings.........
UK talent is Celebrated in Berlin
Another UK Filmmaker won the 'Goethe Film Prize' at the festival. 'I Come From' features a poem and performance by Joseph Buckley and is beautifully illustrated by mesmerizing shots of Leeds. The short film is part of a feature-length documentary, We Are Poets. It's great that Zebra Poetry Film Festival has acknowledged both of our films which celebrate young people from UK cities.
A third of Londoners were born in another country. Who will you be cheering for in the Olympic & Paralympic Games?
We have just finished overseeing two young filmmakers from Constant Pictures make an ident to promote an interesting event taking place this Thursday 21st June, 6.30 - 9.00pm at Freeword in Farringdon. Muzzammil Hashmi and Sandy Abdelrahman Co-Produced and Directed this great little sting from initial concept to the final edit.
Constant Pictures will be filming at the event which will feature poets, films and discussions introduced by BBC Radio 1xtra breakfast show presenter, GEMMA CAIRNEY
Tickets available here
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