June Film Festivals

7 06 2011

  

June starts with the promise of a wonderful month for documentary film in London. The city is hosting two related film festivals:  The Open City London Documentary Festival (16th -19th June) and the 12th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2011 (23rd-26th June).

The programme of either festival is loaded with an amazing variety of films and other events (check out RAI’s workshops!) that are bound to be of interest to many. FiLo members, and others with an interest in London as a site of research, should watch out for Open City films under the strand City Scope: opening the city,  lifting the paving stones.

Below is more information on each Film Festival.Enjoy the films!

Open City London Documentary Festival

Where: Malet Place, Bloomsberry, London. Map and Directions.

When: 16th to the 19th June 2011

Tickets: £5 each

Full Programme is available online.

A film description as a teaser: Home Sweet Post-It, screened on the 16th June, 8pm.

A house in East London is home for almost 20 young people. They’re from Brazil, Spain and Colombia and most can’t communicate in English – even amongst themselves. This short, funny documentary shows the challenges of sharing space, toilet paper, cooking smells and other life-changing intimate moments and how post-it notes could offer one solution to the problems….or maybe not.

12th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2011

Where: UCL, Roberts building, in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London.

When: Thursday 23rd June to Sunday 26th June 2011

Registration: Online registration. Festival Pass £75; RAI Fellows & Members £70; Students/Concessions £50; Day Passes at various rates; Festival Dinner on Saturday £20; Archive Workshop £15;

Full Programme is available online.

A film description as a teaser: Faux Vintage, screened on the 25th June, 09:00 – 11:15

Faux Vintage is a social history of the electric guitar as recounted by London repairers, restorers, traders, collectors.

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