Bucks backs fourth annual Fisheye Film Festival


Date: 1st Oct 2018

The fourth annual Fisheye Film Festival, supported by Buckinghamshire New University, takes place in and around High Wycombe from 11-21 October.

The Festival, named after the fisheye wide-angle lens, features films ranging from well-known titles to foreign and independent movies, as well as an international short film competition.

Buckinghamshire New University is sponsoring the Award for Best Cinematography in the international short film competition, which will be announced at Cineworld in High Wycombe on 20 October.Fisheye Film Festival logo

Mariko Francombe, Filmmaker at Bucks New University, said: “We are very excited to offer a great selection of film events this year and we really hope people find something they want to be a part of.

“Our highlighted theme is the 'IMPACT of Sound and Silence'.

"We have a 'Creative Challenge' which is focused on silent film and soundtrack creations, and which you can see exhibited on 20-21 October at Bucks New University’s campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe.

“It is also the subject of another event at Trinity United Reformed Church in London Road, High Wycombe, Film Fantasia, in which international concert pianist, John Lenehan, will be accompanying some silent movie classics and other films which have been inspired by classical music.

“Our Festival events this year fall into distinct strands. These focus on filmmaking, including a location tour based on the programme Black Mirror; a competition called Show Off Your Shorts! and an international film competition; feature film choices which are fun and familiar aimed at families and schools; and a selection of fascinating foreign language and frontier films, which you are less likely to see in our local mainstream cinemas.

“Supported by the British Film Institute, we are hiring Cineworld  to show a French comedy C'est La Vie! as our opening night feature and on Thursday 18 October to show the film Cold War, by Cannes Best Director 2018, Pawel Pawlikowski.

“Fisheye Film Festival is indebted once again to Bucks New University for hosting many events and sponsoring the Best Cinematography Award in the international film competition.”

Students from Bucks New University's Bucks Business School  also completed an ‘Enterprise Project’ module to plan, promote and implement the inaugural Creative Challenge.

Tuesday 16 October, Drama Studio 1, 7pm for 8pm-10pm. Drama/Western The Rider. Entry £5 or free to Bucks New University students. Please reserve a space. Burger supper (at extra cost) available to pre-order.

Wednesday 17 October, The Room, 6.45pm for 7.30pm-10pm. Wine and movie night watching animated feature The Breadwinner. Tickets £9 adults, £6 students, includes drink.

Thursday 18 October, Drama Studio 1. 5.15pm tour and programme 6.30pm-7.15pm. Black Mirror: The National Anthem. Many episodes of TV show Black Mirror were filmed at Bucks New University and Paul Fields, Lecturer in Music Management, will lead a location tour of the University and town, followed by a showing of the pilot episode. Entry is free but places must be reserved.

Friday 19 October, Drama Studio 1. 6.15pm for a 7pm start. Show off your shorts! Competition showcase. Entry £5 or free to Bucks New University students.

Saturday 20 October, Drama Studio 1, 1pm-5pm. Come along and judge for yourself the best entries in our Creative Challenge of silent films and soundtracks. Entry free.

Saturday 20 October, The Room, 1.45pm for 2pm-5pm. Matinee. Watch a selection of the best short films submitted to our international competition. Entry free.

Sunday 21 October, Drama Studio 1, 10am-2pm. Come along and judge for yourself the best entries in our Creative Challenge of silent films and soundtracks. Entry free.

Sunday 21 October, Drama Studio 1, 3pm for 3.15pm-5pm. All the Wild Horses, documenting the Mongol Derby endurance horse race. Tickets £5. Free for Bucks New University students.

For a full programme, list of venues and ticket details go to www.fisheyefilmfest.uk.

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