Not necessarily our own, but exciting happenings in the region which we wanted to share...
The Guernica Children
FEATURING Q&A + DISCUSSION OF REFUGEES, PAST AND PRESENT
The infamous bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, commemorated by Picasso's famous painting, led directly to the evacuation of four thousand Basque children to Britain. It was the largest single influx of refugees ever to arrive in this country and the first to consist solely of children. The British Government did not want them here - so it was that an enormous voluntary organisation stepped in to care for the children - much to the annoyance of the Government! Everybody expected their stay to be brief, but the conflict dragged on. By the end of the Spanish Civil War many of the children literally had nothing and nobody to return to and remained in Britain for a lifetime. This is the story of the Basque children - of those that returned to Spain and those that made Britain their home. It is the story of a remarkable grass-roots organisation that cared for them and the conflict it generated with a British Government which saw the children as a political embarrassment.
In this R.T.S. award-winning documentary film, eye witness accounts are mixed with expert analysis, dramatic reconstruction and previously un-screened archive footage to tell the story of The Guernica Children.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A including the film's
director Steve Bowles, Simon Martinez from the Basque Children's
Association and Mike Brown from CLEAR - a human-rights organization
working with asylum-seekers and refugees in Southampton today.
For more information and to book your tickets visit www.ourscreen.com/screening/43489
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Harbour Lights Picturehouse
£11, book via ourscreen.com
Title: The Guernica Children
Duration: 62 mins
Director: Steve Bowles
Hosted by Basque Children Association
EMBRACE - International Women's Day
Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
Promoted by Vie Portland. This is a Demand film; this means that it can only go ahead if a certain amount of tickets are reserved first, so, please, reserve your tickets as soon as possible; no money will be taken from your account until the event is confirmed.
There will be goodie bags for at least the first 100 people!
The screening will start promptly at 6.45pm.
Tickets can be bought via this link: https://tickets.demand.film/event/1486
Wednesday 8th March
Odeon Southampton, Leisure World
Film Expo South
FILM EXPO SOUTH is back Friday 3rd February 2017 at the AGEAS Bowl, Southampton to collaborate, inspire excite, stimulate and engage the filmmaking population yet again with:
Watch Vidoeo highlights from 2016
"Film Expo South is a fantastic event. As a speaker I found my panel had an exceptional range of experience and expertise. As an attendee I was bowled over... Next year I'll arrive early and clear my diary for a full and long day."
Phil Attfield - VFX and Animation Partnership Manager at NextGen Skills Academy
For more information visit: www.filmexposouth.co.uk
Friday 3rd February 2017
The Ageas Bowl
£20 - £40
Documentary Film Screening
Baka - A Cry from the Rainforest
Phil Agland/ UK/ 2013/ 89'
“This is a sublime film – warm, human, beautiful to watch, filmed with intense love and achingly sad” The Times
As part of the Royal Anthropology Institutes Film Festival Ambassadors programme we are going to be screening Phil Agland’s Baka: A Cry From the Rainforest
A quarter century after his award-winning documentary Baka: People Of The Rainforest, Phil Agland revisits the same Baka family in the Cameroon. For the first time they watch the film he made of them, delighted in seeing lost ones brought back to life. They’re also astonished to have a glimpse into how they used to live. For in the span of a single generation, Agland discovers that the Baka people’s lifestyles have dramatically changed. The rainforest, once so abundant with game, is now depleted by hunters and timber companies, and the Baka are losing their hunting skills. They’re also being decimated by a homegrown alcohol that is highly addictive and wiping out the menfolk. With the women now becoming addicted, it is even taking its toll on young, and unborn children. Inspired by the film, the Baka men embark on a journey into the forest to reconnect with the old way of life of their fathers.
The screening will be introduced with a short talk on the context of the film and its history at 6.30pm and will be followed by the screening at 7pm (duration 90mins).
There will be a short Q&A opportunity post screening.
Date: 30th November 2016
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Venue: The Pod, The Spark, East Park Terrace,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN
Eastleigh Film Festival
Careers & Industry day
At this year’s event EFF merges the Industry and Careers Day to create an event filled with networking opportunities and practical workshops aimed at everyone interested in a career in film. So if you’re a student, a budding filmmaker, a graduate, or anyone in-between, this day – curated by Film Expo South – is for you.
Eastleigh Film Festival's annual Industry Day offers the perfect opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and early-stage professionals to learn more about the film industry. This year the event is hosted by Film Expo South, in association with The Point, and EFF is delighted to be offering an array of fascinating workshops on various aspects of film.
These workshops are designed to develop your filmmaking skills and knowledge, while nurturing your growing talent. We are as enthused about film as you are - and we want to help you make your mark on the industry!
Take a look at the website to see the full timetable of workshops including:
Music Copyright and Licensing
In 2015, 90 young people aged between 15 to 18 years old, interested in a career in film, joined Eastleigh Film Festival at their Careers Day which offered the chance to hear from industry professionals and take part in practical workshops.
This year's event will give more young people, passionate about the moving image, the opportunity to gain an insight into the field from industry experts, see an array of short works - as part of the inaugural 24-hour Short Film Challenge - from local filmmakers, and network with like-minded people.
Containment Screening at 6pm
This year, The Point has invited director Neil Mcenery-West to the Industry Day to introduce and screen his acclaimed low-budget indie flick Containment. Neil will take part in a Q&A, giving you the opportunity to ask him any, and all, questions you have in regards to his creative process. With 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, 4/5 from Hey U Guys, and a plethora of critical acclaim, this is an exclusive opportunity to see this applauded film in the presence of the filmmaker. You can read more here.
For full details visit eastleighfilmfestival.com/industry-ready
Date: Thursday 29th September
Venue: The Point, Leigh Road,
Eastleigh, S050 9DE
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Box Office - 023 8065 2333.
Exit 6 Film Festival
Exit 6 Film Festival is an all-day event screening short films and music videos at multiple venues in the ever-growing town of Basingstoke.
The Vue Cinema and The Red Lion Hotel are included in the daytime screening venues as well as a music event at Sanctuary which will be showcasing local bands and artists.
In the evening there will be a screening of the Judges top 6 films at The Anvil (The Forge) where our guest judges will be in attendance and the Award for Best Film will be presented.
Finally, there is an Afterparty at the Tea Bar where the Audience Choice Award will be presented and delegates are invited to try the famous Exit 6 Cocktail.
Date: Saturday 24th September
To find out more and purchase tickets please visit exit6filmfestival.com
30th Year Launch
You are invited to launch our 30th anniversary year and join the conversation about our plans for City Eye at Studio 144.
Come along and discover how we can support your filmmaking, tell us what you would like to see and do, discover what is in store for Southampton Film Week 2016 - and beyond!
We are eager also to hear your stories about City Eye's past, so if you have been involved in any way please come and share your story or drop us an email.
This event is free but it would be great to have an idea of numbers so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are planning to attend.
If you attended this event and wish to continue a conversation further, have thought of something new you would like to discuss or if you couldn't make it but still wish to talk to City Eye about plans for Studio 144 click here.
Thursday 12 May
Southampton Solent University,
Sir James Matthews Building,
Above Bar Street (opposite Studio 144)
Get Carter & Post Show Q&A
A dark and stylish new adaptation of the classic Newcastle-noir thriller.
Set in the hard and uncompromising world of 1960s Newcastle rife with crime, sex, gambling and violence this adaptation tells the story made famous in Mike Hodge’s seminal film starring Michael Caine in the lead role.
Jack Carter is back home for the first time in years. He’s back to bury a brother who hated him, in a town he swore he was never going to see again. He’s back to find out who killed his brother, to pay debts and settle scores.
On Wednesday 27th April there will be a special post-show Q&A.
"This riveting production takes a piece of iconic cinema and transforms it into a theatrical experience of the highest order" ★★★★★ The Independent
"Intense, gritty, tenacious" ★★★★★ Reviews Hub
Find out more and book tickets here
26th - 30th April
Post-show Q&A: Wed 27 April
Southampton SO17 1TR
Director Q&A Screening
Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Feel-good family entertainment! An exciting and fun-packed adventure for everyone age 6 to 106! On their summer camp holiday, four misfit kids suspect that the park’s mascot has been murdered but no-one believes them so they set out to investigate Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? These four kids BILLIE, THE COLONEL, WOODY and SHIV immediately suspect the camp’s new manager DIANE (played by Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter) and they try to build their evidence. But the kids get quickly in over their heads and they realise they’re going to have to use all their childlike savvy if they’re going to solve this crime! A film full of comedy, action and intrigue that takes place on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coastline, and the gang learn the importance of true friendship along the way.
At this screening there'll be a special Q&A with the directors of the film, Tim Clague and Danny Stack.
Tickets cost £10 Click here to book your seat
For more information about the film visit
Thursday 14th April 2016
Harbour Lights Picturehouse Cinema
Reserve Tickets £10
The Hampshire Picture Co
One Day Creature FX Workshop
Participants will be working with a short film script to explore how to create strange and wonderful characters or animatronics with blood and gore as well as VFX.
The day includes a panel discussion tutorial and practical demonstrations.
One Day Producers workshop for Filmmakers:
Are you about to make a short film or even a feature? Are you wanting to know how to produce it Guerrilla-style? Then this interactive workshop is a must. Caroline Sax and Chantelle de Carvalho who recently held a Masterclass for The Hampshire Picture Co, will be going through what a producer has to know and be able to do from A to Z. How to option source material. How to work with a writer. How to put a package together and submit to finance. Looking at different finance models. How to approach and contract cast. How to budget. How to schedule. How to negotiate with crew. What pitfalls to be aware of. Setting up a production office. How to function during shooting. Preparing for Post Production.
The nature of one day is that we will have to schedule it very tightly. If anyone feels they need longer on a specific part of these workshops, like budgeting for example, we will set up another workshop to go through this.
The Hampshire Picture Co | www.thehampshirepicturecompany.co.uk
9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 5th February 2016
9.30am - 6pm
Winchester Discovery Centre