Friday, 25 January 2008
BIRDS EYE VIEW FILM FESTIVAL: OVERHEATED SYMPHONY - What's it all about?
Photograph: Harsha Khorana
BIRDS EYE VIEW FILM FESTIVAL: OVERHEATED SYMPHONY
A groundbreaking international, interactive mobile-phone filmmaking project
Calling all women everywhere – join us in the hottest international interactive mobile-phone filmmaking project…
Be a part of an OVERHEATED SYMPHONY: an innovative cinematic symphony of women’s voices from around the world
Birds Eye View celebrates international women filmmakers at a major UK film festival, London, March 6th-14th 2008. www.birds-eye-view.co.uk
But we don’t want to stop at watching movies. We like to get our hands dirty. And ladies, wherever you are, whoever you are, we want you to join in…
We invite you to participate in a groundbreaking film project, by making a quick flick, between 40 seconds and 4 minutes long, on your mobile phone, on the theme: OVERHEATED.
Feeling a little hot under the collar? Concerned that the planet is getting warmer? Struck by the overwhelming heat of passion? Filled with a blazing rage? Tell Auntie BEV all about it.
We don’t mind what and we don’t mind how – if it’s hot, we’d like to see it. What’s more, we’d like to work with you as co-creators of a sizzling symphonic film.
Once you’ve made your phone-film, please follow our instructions (below) and upload it to www.youtube.com with the tag: OVERHEATED SYMPHONY, making sure to put your name and contact information in the description box so that we can credit you and keep in touch. We’ll then download your film and convert the file ready for sampling.
Films must be uploaded by Sunday March 2nd.
On Sunday March 9th, between 2pm and 8pm at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (www.ica.org.uk), celebrated artist and film director Sarah Turner and sound designer Annabelle Pangborn will sample and edit the mobile-phone films submitted by women around the world into one fiery flick.
Sarah and Annabelle will edit samples from the mobile-phone films using the symphonic form – which is based around 4 movements of different paces and moods. It usually goes: quick; slow; a dance (e.g. a Waltz) and then finally either quick or slow again. The first movement sets the theme, the others have different takes on it. We’ll see where Sarah takes it on the day…
The finished film will be screened at 7.45pm, and later published online via the Birds Eye View website www.birds-eye-view.co.uk and on www.youtube.com/birdseyeviewfilmfest
During the edit, your film will be projected in full in the ICA bar.