BLACK SCREEN 2000
TWO DAY DELEGATE EVENT @ UNITY THEATRE


SCREENINGS

David Yip 'Chinese Whispers' A directorial debut from the actor. This film is a very personal voice, creating a new archive of material for the Chinese community

Alex Cox and Tony Lloyd 'Where the Hammer Falls' An artistic interpretation of the people of Liverpool's struggle for equality that takes a historical look at the opposition to authority.

Margi Clarke 'Phoenix Rising' Written and scripted by Margi, this short documentary focuses on women who have helped the lives of the working classes through the past one hundred years.

Jade Mar 'Hester' A poignant tale of a young Chinese girl's holiday in the Lake District.

Steven Booth 'Nightmare of the Vanities' A stylish Glam Horror from a rising film maker.

Matt Routledge 'Mersey Cop' A story of a Mersey Cop who's style of keeping the law on the streets of Liverpool, is influenced by the art of 'Kung-Fu'.

Menhag (Huds) Huda 'The Raj or Radge?' An Asian Scotsman searching for his identity.




'Third World Cop' Full length feature set in Jamaica from the same house that made Dancehall Queen led by Chris Blackwell. Copper Capone's determination to clean up Kingston brings him into conflict with a gun-running childhood pal.

David Sutherland 'My Father's Hands' This is a story about a black Canadian father and son who come to terms with each other during a life and death struggle.

Leon Herbert 'In Search of Paradise' Leon recently starred in Channel 4's Movie Virgins, begging and borrowing to make his feature film. This is his first short film.

Wayne O'Brien 'Loosen the Shackles' A documentary about culturally diverse artists in Liverpool.

NEWCOMERS' FILMS
Gary Sweeney 'Eclipse'
Yosef Haimanot 'Stop This War'
Gad Kuju 'Chances'
Rani Moorthy 'Cupboard Love'
Kooj Chuhan 'Pure Energy'
Michael Bufforg 'Simple!'
Gary Bannon 'The Hit'
Damien Fitzsimmons 'Torville and Dean Vs Flipper!'
Members of Parthenon House Photography Group 'Changing for the Better'


PANELS

FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDE
Ali Rashid Managing Director of Real Life Productions, a leading independent production company.
Angela Ferreira Executive Producer of the African Caribbean Unit, BBC Manchester.
Tommy Nagra A Producer/Director in the Asian Programme Unit, BBC Birmingham.
Angie Daniell Co-produced 10x10 for the BBC.

PANEL SESSION 1 - NEWCOMERS ON SCREEN Screening of work from new filmmakers with critical feedback from an industry panel.

PANEL SESSION 2 - THE THREE MINUTE PITCH SPONSORED BY KODAK
Sooner or later everybody has to pitch ideas to decision-makers. Aspiring filmmakers had three minutes each to compete for a prize of 16-mm film stock. 1999's most popular event.

PANEL SESSION 3 - GETTING INTO THE INDUSTRY
Getting into the industry is tough staying is even tougher. This panel discussed some of the options for getting in, best strategies for staying and pit falls to avoid. Included Q & A.



SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDE
Roger Shannon Head of the Production Department at the newly created Film Council.
Patrick Younge A Commissioning Editor at Multicultural Programming, Channel 4.
Oral Ottey A respected film and television editor. Credits include Twin Town, Cracker and GBH
Treva Etienne A successful TV actor, writer and producer emerging as a film director
David Yip A successful film, TV and radio actor, writer, presenter and emerging film maker.
Sarah Haynes A Multimedia Producer at the International Centre for Digital Content.

PANEL SESSION 1 - MAKING YOUR FIRST SHORT OR FEATURE FILM
The who, where, what when and why of how to make, finance and distribute it. Q & A.

PANEL SESSION 2 - WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT CULTURAL DIVERSITY?
In the new multi-channel environment Cultural Diversity is coming to the mainstream. This panel reviews the state of the debate, who is pushing the agenda and why.

PANEL SESSION 3 - DIGITAL FUTURES HERE NOW
Most people in the industry think in terms of feature films and the main TV channels. But many of the best opportunities for filmmakers lie elsewhere. This panel looks at some of the digital alternatives. Included Q & A session.