Get down to the beautiful ArtHouse Crouch End cinema (winner of Time Out’s best cinema 2014) on the 11th of November for an inspiring line-up of short films from a festival described by patron Mike Leigh as ‘healthily anarchic’ and ‘a breath of fresh air’. If there’s anyone’s opinion to trust on subversive cinema, it’s his, so this is probably a safe bet.
The 5 days across 3 venues will bring us panel discussions, comedy, workshops, and of course a selection of groundbreaking short films by emerging filmmakers. The festival is also celebrating its 5th birthday which means there’s a healthy amount of drink soirees to network and meet your next producer/editor/similar.
If you’re into Japanese filmmaking, head to Greenhorn’s evening of ‘fantastically weird’ Japanese shorts on the 12th where there will be a mixture of fantasy, fairytale and romance to sink your teeth into. Make your way to The Proud Archivist on the 14th for a bit of stand up comedy and deliciously dark surreal humour in the day, followed by an evening of documentary ‘I Am What I Am’ at Curzon Bloomsbury (the perfect stylish setting for the award-winning shorts on offer).
If you’re a young aspirational filmmaker about to embark on a journey of sleepless nights, 70 hour weeks, make-shift tin foil lighting rigs and bus stop casting sessions, this is inspiration festival for you. Check the full line-up and ticket info here.