Monday 26 September 2022

BFI Horror Film Season Brings Chills to the UK

This autumn things in the UK will get a little spooky, even eerie as the British  Film Institute (BFI) unleashes a monstrous program  of horror films. Starting from the 1st October, 'In Dreams Are Monsters' will look at the evolution of monsters of horror from Frankenstein's creature  to metamorphosing Seth Brundle. Screenings of classic and contemporary films aim to show how the monsters evolved bringing to life physical anxieties of their times. Films on the menu will run alongside the major season at BFI Southbank, as well as UK wide partner festivals, collaborations  and one off specials. 

Thursday 22 September 2022

Women Filmmakers Rule at Fighting Spirit Film Festival

The Stratford East Picturehouse hosted the 7th annual Fighting Spirit Film Festival this September and it was the women who dominated. The festival's short film competition saw twenty films compete for the coveted Fighting Spirit awards, an event which saw female talents making their presence known. Female led stories, with women directors & writers behind the scenes roared so loudly it shook the walls of the picturehouse. The films of Gabriela Staniszewska ('Choose Your Weapon') and Kelsey Bollig ('Kickstart My Heart') took home many of the competition's top awards. These stories and many more that featured in this year's competition signalled the ever increasing influx of creative women making their presence known. 

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