Hansel of Film now well on the way
11 April 2012
Photo by Billy
The Hansel of Film project is coming along
very well. Mid-way through March, Shetland Arts announced that
it had chosen the first 'runner' for Hansel of Film.
'Gypsy Waggon Artist' Rory Coxhill will be transporting the
films from Ucheldre community arts centre, Anglesey, to the
Belfast Film Festival, in a van covered with colourful
Pakistani art. The van was painted by Rory and artist Haider Ali
for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Since then, a number
of other runners have been selected and their profiles are
available to view on the website, alongside an
ever-growing selection of excellent short-films: http://hansel2012.org
A Hansel of Film - Shetland to
Southampton and Back is a relay of screenings of
short films made by the public from all across the UK.
It is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week
nationwide celebration from the
21st of June and
running until the 9th
of September 2012, bringing
together leading artists from across the world with
the very best from the UK. Members of the public can get involved
by submitting a film, volunteering to transport the
films between venues, and/or attending an event. The films are
relayed between participating venues by 'runners';
that is, individuals who will employ whatever means of transport
they can devise to get the right films to the right
venue on time.
You can get involved with Hansel of
Film by submitting a film, volunteering to become a runner
and/or attending an event. The deadline for
volunteering to become a runner or submitting a film is
the 18th of May.
Tickets for the events are
free but booking is strongly recommended. To get involved or for
more information, please visit the website
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