Glimmer 2011 - Hull's 9th International Short Film Festival takes place from 6th - 9th October with screenings and related events in six different venues across the city.
Hull Film located in the Danish Buildings 44 - 46 High Street Hull, is dedicated to the exhibition and creation of short film as a crucial art form in its own right. Each year Hull Film presents Glimmer an International Short Film Festival showcasing work from filmmakers across the globe.
Full Glimmer 2011 Schedule
The Retrospective artist for Glimmer 2011 is film maker Tony Hill who will be showing a selection of his short films as well as a carte blanche program of work by other film makers selected by Tony for Glimmer 2011. Tony Hill will also be showing exhibitions and installations at throughout the festival's duration.
Hull Film are joined by Straight 8 to show the Straight 8 Cannes Selection 2011, head to head with 8 of their favourite films from the last decade.
This year Hull Film is proud to announce the inclusion of Two BAFTA Shortlist Programs comprising of live action and animated films.
As part of a proposed series of commissions for new Artist's Film & Video and Moving image Hull Film presents
I Married a Foley Footstep! / Hands of Hair, a 'Double Bill movie experience' blending live
performance and archive footage interwoven with modern graphic representations featuring the talents of artists
Matt Wand and Ben Gwilliam.
As ever Glimmer 2011 will showcase contemporary independent films from around the world as well as
screening work from closer to home through a series of Competition programs of International, UK, Yorkshire and
Hull submissions all screened at the newly created pop-up cinema in the city centre. Filmmakers from the International
and UK competitions will compete for the prestigious Anthony Minghella Award.
Continuing the local theme, a series of films of exclusive live music performances by artists from
The Warren Centre will be shown in a program called Warren Sessions.
For more music related film there is the Hull debut screening of Sound It Out, a wonderful documentary by
Jeanie Finlay about the last independent record shop in Teeside.
The world's first Museum of Club Culture will be screening One minute Volume 5 as part of
Glimmer 2011 series of one minute films curated by artist/film maker Kerry Baldry.
At the Glimmer 2011 launch event (inside the pop-up cinema within the Methodist Church) the 48
Hour Film Challenge will be announced, where film makers will be set the task of producing short films against
the clock; the responses to the challenge will be shown to the festival audience just two days later.
Glimmer 2011Venues: Methodist Hall, Ferens Art Gallery, FRUIT, Museum of Club of Culture, Middleton Hall (University of Hull), New Adelphi Club and Red Gallery.
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News, Arts The Momentous Launch of The Hull Connection at The History Centre, Hull - Saturday 12th February
The Hull Connection
The History Centre
Saturday 12th February 2011
2.15pm Admission Free.
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