lAST FRAME SMARTPHONE FEST: lOCKDOWN EDITION
Online festival dedicated to showcasing the best films made in lockdown. The festival will happen online and it is completely FREE to join. You can join us via Facebook Live through our Facebook Page @lastframeclub.
20 films, LIVE Q&As with filmmakers and programmers, creativity in lockdown panel discussion and much more.
We have a fantastic line up of films from comedy to horror to animation that show the amazing work that people are creating whilst in isolation.
Join us from 19:00 CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE
FULL PROGRAMME HERE
WATCH PARTY QUEER HORROR
We're big horror fans but feel that LGBTQ+ characters are hugely ignored in this genre. Thelma felt like a refreshing, modern-day take on the classic female horror protagonist but with a much needed and long awaited queer edge.
Thelma is a coming-of-age supernatural thriller from acclaimed Norwegian director, Joachim Trier. The film follows the sexual awakening of a lonely introverted teen as she battles feelings of confusion, repression and desire. Thelma is a film marked with religious symbolism and classic Nordic bleakness that exploits a long assumed connection of female sexuality to hysteria.
Join the conversation over at @lastframefilmclub on Twitter or Facebook and use ##LLFwatchparty #lastframelockdown to get involved.
screening tangerine + queer diy discussion panel
Following on from the Last Frame Smartphone Film Festival, we'll be continuing our phone-made theme with a screening of modern classic Tangerine and a panel looking to queer, underground filmmaking.
Shot entirely on an iPhone 5s, Tangerine follows Sin-Dee Rella, a transgender sex worker in Hollywood who discovers her boyfriend, and pimp, has been cheating on her during her brief time in prison. Content notice: strong language, sex, sex references, drug use.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with queer filmmakers and programmers looking at the relationship between DIY and queer filmmaking. Stick around and ask some questions.
lAST FRAMES SMARTPHONE FILM FEST 2019
Last Frame Smartphone Film Festival returns to Waltham Forest for its second edition this September, showcasing the varied and exciting work filmmakers are creating on their smartphones and tablets.
There'll be films from Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine and the UK, all shot on a smartphone and straddling genre - from comedy, drama, documentary and more. Winning films will be announced on the night and you'll be able to vote for your favourite too!
MR. GAY SYRIA SCREENING + LGBTQI+ REPRESENTATION PANEL
Mr. Gay Syria| Turkey, France & Germany | 84 mins |Ayse Toprak
Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility.
screening OUAGA GIRLS + DISCUSSION PANEL BY WOMEN OF COLOUR FILM CLUB
Ouaga Girls| Burkina Faso, France & Qatar | 83 mins |Theresa Traore-Dahlberg
A group of young women tweak machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou in this poetic story about life choices, sisterhood and the endeavor to find your own way.
In a country with youth unemployment at 52 percent, jobs are a hot issue. The young girls at a mechanics school in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou are right in the middle of a crucial point in life when their dreams, hopes and courage are confronted with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be.
sound for self shooters workshop
In this in depth workshop you will be guided through the basics of sound recording, equipment on a budget, basic sound editing and mixing tips to get your short films and corporate videos to the next level and to gain an overall understanding of terminology and processes so you can communicate better with your sound designer. Includes practical exercises.
Led by Natalia Garay & Carine Koleilat
mama colonel screening
Mama Colonel France, Congo & Netherlands | 72 mins | Dieudo Hamadi | 2017
Colonel Honorine Manyole, commonly known as ‘Mama Colonel’ works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman, who fights for justice to be done, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.
filming a documentary on your smartphone
By Rainbow Collective.
In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of interviewing, shooting and editing and how you can do all of this from your mobile phone. After the workshop you’ll have 1 month to shoot a documentary on a subject before the finished film is screened and a winner is selected at Walthamstow Smartphone Festival.
screening radio kobani
The Syrian border town of Kobanî was occupied and destroyed by IS. When liberation came, 20-year-old Kurdish reporter Dilovan started a radio station. She and her friend Biter report on refugee camps, talk to survivors and interview fighters and musicians. The broadcasts seem to offer their listeners comfort and a sense of stability, as cautiously they dare to think about the future again
STEP, 2017. Amanda Lipitz / The CentrE17
True-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers and families they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college.
MASTERCLASS BY SAEED TAJI FAROUKY - DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Saeed Taji Farouky is a director and cinematographer, known for Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015), There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void (2013) and The Runner (2013). Saeed has over 15 years experience in documentary and filmmaking. He specialises in human rights issues in conflict/post-conflict areas. Clients include The Guardian, The Observer, Reuters, Channel 4, BBC News online, Al-Jazeera news online and Intersection Magazine. Saeed co-founded Tourist with a Typewriter, a London-based documentary production company dedicated to films on human rights and social justice.
WORKSHOP: GETTING YOUR IDEA ON SCREEN BY RUTH GRIMBERG
Documentary Production - Getting Your Idea On Screen by Ruth Grimberg
This in depth workshop with an award winning documentary filmmaker is a great opportunity for those looking to get their idea from paper to screen.You will be guided on essential production tasks such as budgeting, scheduling, interview techniques and what equipment to use on a budget.
uk premiere land of the free
Land of the Free| Denmark, Finland & US| 93 mins |Camilla Magid
Life is tough for most people living in South Los Angeles. Gun fights and drug crimes are commonplace in this neighborhood, and it’s hard to escape the vicious circle of poverty and crime. Land of the Free follows three ex-convicts and their loved ones, in the two years after their release from prison as they strive to find a new place in society. An intimate portrait of humanity in a deeply troubling environment where the prison industrial system often targets and holds back people of color.
oasis: supersonic screening + craft beer
Join us for a great evening of music, docs and craft beer at Pillars Brewery on Thursday 19th July.
Oasis: Supersonic| UK | 120 mins |Mat Whitecross
A revealing look at the meteoric rise of seminal '90s rock band Oasis, weaving never-before-seen concert footage with candid interviews and a firsthand account of the backstage sibling rivalry that threatened to destroy the band.
queer womxn fest
An online festival showcasing a great range of work from LGBTQ+ womxn and non-binary people all over the world.
Video-on-demand platform of short films
Web Series: Creating Queer Characters and Stories (Panel Discussion)
Making Space: New Platforms For All LGBTQ+ People (Panel Discussion)
FULL PROGRAMME HERE