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Underwire Festival 2013 Festival is coming! Full Programme announced 19-23 November - FILM FESTIVAL

Monday, October 21, 2013 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Underwire festival 2013 This year's Underwire Festival shows all the hallmarks of a get together that is growing into a rather brilliant and respectable cinematic event that should be on any film lovers calendar as well as further proof that the ladies continue to do it better than us men, in every respect.

Underwire, the UK's only short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women, have announced the programme for their 4th annual festival, running 19-23 November at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London and tickets are now available.

Underwire Festival 2013
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Featuring an eclectic mix of genres, themes and aesthetic styles across 10 competition screenings. These ten craft awards aim to recognize outstanding female film practitioners working in the UK today. This year’s festival also includes 23 dynamic events, bringing industry icons and familiar faces to our audience.

Highlights from this yearʼs festival include two guest programmes; Aesthetica Short Film Festival present the highlights from 2013 and LOCO return with the annual event LiveWire, a night of film and live comedy, featuring the Edinburgh Fringe favourite Lou Sanders; the mysterious Miss L, creator of cult website Casting Call Woe; and the brilliant Sony Award winning stand-up, actor, writer and musician Isy Suttie.

There will also be collaborative events with Shooting People - Crowdfuding Masterclass), Imagem - Matching Sound to Music and Euroscript - The Story and Script Clinic.

Alongside the film programme, UnderWire is hosting a day of affordable industry events on Saturday 23rd November. Sessions include ‘Girls on Film’, a day of panel discussions in partnership with Little White Lies, featuring ‘The Bechdel Test: The Ugly Truth?’ tackling the difficult question about the representation of women in cinema and ‘Honest Lies: The Representation of Prostitution in Cinema’. Birds Eye View Film Festival present ‘Short Films to Features’; joined by feature director Frances Lea (Strawberry Fields) and BAFTA presents a craft master class with award-winning make-up artist Morag Ross, the designer behind Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and The Aviator.

The films in this year’s festival reflect the diversity of East London, with a mix of animation Foxtrot, Cells Happen, documentaries Stay the Same, Born Positive and drama Jonah, Morning, while putting intriguing female characters in the spotlight, featuring a J-Pop maverick from the 80’s, an eccentric launderette resident and a Midwife who rides the dangerous roads of rural Ghana on a motorbike. These films will inspire and excite audiences.

Underwire Film Festival: celebrating shorts by women
19 - 23 November, Underwire Festival, London

The Yard Theatre, Unit 2a, Queen's Yard London, E9 5EN

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