Fisheye Film Festival to return for third year
Date: 21st Jun 2017
Organisation is in full swing for the annual Fisheye Film Festival, supported by Buckinghamshire New University, showcasing amateur, up-and-coming and well-known films during a fortnight of celebration from 9-22 October.
The organisers, all volunteers, have enlisted the help of students in Bucks Business School at the University, in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, to come up with ideas for branding, marketing and events and said the festival should be ’the best one yet’.
Fisheye Film Festival is a celebration of film and screen arts centred around High Wycombe and surrounding villages includes an international competition, as well as showcasing movies and short films from countries worldwide.
BFI Film Audience Network and Wycombe District Council are also among supporters and organisers are appealing to filmmakers and film enthusiasts to get in touch if they would like to contribute or get involved.
Mariko Francombe, Curriculum Filmmaker at Bucks New University, said: “As we look forward to our third year, we like to think Fisheye Film Festival is becoming a valued attraction in and around High Wycombe.
“We are planning more events in High Wycombe town centre and in venues and eateries around the area and we would like to see our own students involved in supporting and coordinating activities.”
Students in Bucks Business School completed a six-month project, which was assessed as part of their degree, contributing ideas including marketing and branding, suggested events, and logistical advice on how the event will work.
Florence Mutambara, studying BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management, said: “I was part of a team working on the project and we all found areas of interest we could contribute that were beneficial to our studies.”
These areas of interest included planning the marketing logistics and finance for three types of events - a pop-up cinema, a competition for schools and colleges and a short film contest.
“We are all excited to see how the Festival takes shape over coming months,” added Florence.
The team also included Jabbar Ahmed and Suleyman Jones, studying studying BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance; BA (Hons) Marketing student Andrew Thomson; and Rogin Verghese, studying BA (Hons) Business Management.
The Festival will also see support from lecturers in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. Follow developments and find out how to get involved at www.fisheyefilmfest.uk.
Picture caption: Mariko Francombe with Florence Mutambara, studying BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management.