Film fans this looks like a great festival with some great films, make sure you head to the phoenix to check it out…
Exeter Phoenix Celebrates 10 years of the best short film talent in
Two Short Nights Film Festival
1 – 2 December
For its tenth anniversary, Two Short Nights Film Festival presents extraordinary films from Devonand around the world as well as workshops and seminars for amateur and professional film-makers.
For over a decade Exeter Phoenix has supported film-making talent and helped launch many successful film-making careers. One of the films being screened at this year’s festival is QuietGuy11 directed by William Westaway. Since receiving his first bursary from Exeter Phoenix, William has gone on to shoot feature length documentaries and is currently developing a new comedy for Channel 4.
Other digital artists and film-makers whose work has been launched at previous Two Short Nights Film Festivals include Jim Ephaums, who created The 365 Project 2010, which gained him attention from Apple who toured the work internationally; David Williams and Andy Oxley, whose filmMaking the Difference was short listed for the Virgin Media Awards; and Ashley Thorpe who currently writes for Fangoria Magazine and is planning to turn his 2008 Short film, The Scayrecrow, into his first feature film.
The festival is an excellent opportunity for local emerging talent to showcase their work. This year, Tom Austin from Torbay will screen his first film, supported by Exeter Phoenix, entitled Dog-collar Criminal which tells the story of a Plymouth vicar who robbed a bank in the ‘70s.
Tom says “Without the support of Exeter Phoenix, I would have given up on my celluloid dreams a long time ago.”
Two Short Nights Film Festival 2011
1 – 2 December 2011
Thursday 1 December
International Open Screening One, 5.30pm £3.50 (£2.50)
International Open Screening Two, 7.30pm £3.50 (£2.50)
Make-Shift: a live event combining webcam videography, avatar puppetry and audience participation, 9pm, Free
Cineon Productions 48 Hour Film Challenge Screening, 9.15pm Free
Friday 2 December
Artist Talk: Paul Magee, Digital Arts Commission 2011 2.30pm, Free
Ten Big Years of Two Short Nights, 6.30pm £3.50 (£2.50)
Exeter Phoenix 2011 Premiere: the Festival finale premiering this year’s Exeter Phoenix Digital short film and Green Light commissions 9pm, £3.30 (£2.50)
For more detailed listings, see www.twoshortnights.co.uk