Image from Truce Triptych by Eelyn Lee
Hot on the heels of Life and Deaf picking up the RITTER SPORT Film Prize in Berlin last month, we are delighted to announce that another of short film by Eelyn Lee has been selected for an international festival. Truce Triptych will screen as part of this year's Les Rencontres Internationales [The International Meeting] in Paris which runs from 30th Nov - 8th Dec.
Inspired by Old Master paintings, Truce Triptych comprises three slow-moving tableaux images depicting scenes of conflict and resolution on the streets, at home and in the workplace. It has already been well-received in the Tanks at Tate Modern and at various Peace One Day events.
Eelyn Lee worked in collaboration with young people from east London; cinematographer Winstan Whitter and photographers Tim & Barry to create this compelling piece of moving image work.
The film was commissioned by A New Direction as part of their Headstart Programme.
Find out more about the project here.
Life and Deaf will screen at 'CYCLOP' as part of the 2nd International Videopoetry Festival in Kiev, Ukraine on 17th / 18th November. The festival programmers have selected the Best of Berlin's Zebra Poetry Film Festival so we're pleased that the film will be reaching even wider audiences across the globe.
Our short film poem Life & Deaf, directed by Eelyn Lee has been selected for this year's 6th Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. From almost 900 entries only 30 films have been chosen for the competition selection so we're very excited to be attending the festival which runs from 18th - 21st October. Some of the young deaf Londoners who were involved in the film will also be attending so we look forward to representing the Poetry Filmmaking Team GB.
Life and Deaf was commissioned by the Life and Deaf Association and has so far been premiered at The South Bank Centre and extracts featured on BBC's See Hear. The film will go live online later this year.
The film about Song Dong's 'Waste Not' made by the Barbican Young Filmmakers is now available to watch online. Commissioned by the Barbican and Guildhall we have designed and delivered a series of projects for this new group of young filmmakers. We are enjoying working with a creative and talented group of young Londoners in the inspiring environment of the Barbican building.
If you haven't seen it yet, you have until 12th June to see Song Dong's powerful installation in The Curve Gallery at the Barbican Centre. Wet your appetite by watching an intimate interview with the artist below
We have been working with our young filmmakers, Constant Pictures to create a series of VJ sets. Video Jockying - the art of mixing projected images live, sometimes on multiple screens is an opportunity for filmmakers to feel the buzz of creating work in front of a live audience opposed to sitting in the edit suite.
Working alongside our Associate VJ Francis Morgan-Giles, the young filmmakers took things one step further by remixing sounds and music as well as images. Marie-Solange made an audio-visual remix of her short documentary about Hackney that also screened on the night. Following a premiere screening of your own film with an instant remix of it is pretty groundbreaking!
Constant Pictures performed their VJ sets recently at the Discover Young Hackney closing party. Get in touch if you'd like to book them. They are pictured above with up-coming East London music artist Lil Simz. [From left to right: Sandy, Lil Simz, Marie-Solange, Jonelle, Muzzammil, Shajna]