SPECIAL EVENTS INFO
Actors Boot Camp
American-style creative process. Within a four hour workshop for skills
in working with and directing actors, the opportunity to experience the
technical and theoretical process of the television and film performance.
Led by Trevor Etienne. Having worked on such television favourites as
'London's Burning', and the award-winning BBC2 drama 'Holding On', Trevor
went on to star in ITV's post apocalyptic series 'The Last Train''. He
then branched out into the world of film, bringing him into contact with
such renowned film-makers as Stanley Kubrick. Recently Trevor won the
short film award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival for 'Driving Miss
Crazy', which he wrote and directed.
Audience with Alex Cox
The Liverpool-born director of 'Repo Man' and 'Sid and Nancy' discusses
his new feature 'Revenger's tragedy', just finished shooting in Liverpool.
BAFTA North Evening -
Only Liverpool screening of latest feature film, 'Whats Cooking' by director
Gurinda Chadha ('Bhaji on the Beach'), with a Q&A session with the director,
and reception, sponsored by Northern section of British Academy of Film
and Television Arts (BAFTA). Thanksgiving Day dinner for four American
British Asian Film-makers
Movin As A Massive, a Manchester-based group, showcase some of their work,
discuss their way of working and invite those present to consider some
David Yip, Liverpool actor and director presents the story, and the continuing
life of his documentary short 'Chinese Whispers', on the Liverpool Chinese
community of the 1940s and 50s, as reflected by the rich archives of the
The Hulton Getty Picture Collection.
Keeping History Alive
An opportunity for Merseyside
school students to be involved in the festival.These might be the next
emerging directors, producers, writers.
'Once We Were Numbers', a film made by Mersey Film & Video, will be
screened, with the opportunity for students to be involved in a Q &
A session with Leon Greenman OBE, Auschwitz survivor 98288. Leon was born
in London's East End. Although a British citizen he still found himself
in Auschwitz, but survived. His story has been recently published as 'An
Englishman in Auschwitz', in the Library of Holocaust Testimonies series
by Valentine Mitchell publishing, £11.95.
The Bursary workshop hopefully takes some of the mystery out of script
writing and development with practical advice from experts and commissioning
editors. Four bursary awards sponsored by MIDA are available to new talent.
Details of this, and the Digital Shorts will be announced during the workshop.
(This workshop will additionally be held place in Manchester - ring for