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Support Scalarama!

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I wanted to draw your attention to the upcoming Scalarama film season/festival, which will take place in September. The guys behind it have written a detailed manifesto about its aims, and they need to raise some funds (via Kickstarter) to make it a reality. Here’s just a snippet:

More than a festival, Scalarama is an inclusive film season, a movement for movie lovers and a celebration of cinema in all its forms.

We invite you to join a community of enthusiasts from across the UK; a range of film organisations, programmers, curators, collectives, academics, journalists and film fans – all will come together for one month to share their belief that watching a film as part of an audience is something important, valuable and worth championing. Scalarama is not just about film, it’s about the experience, and the people and the passion behind the projector.

Scalarama is open to all, whether you submit an event as part of our Open Programme, select to show one of the specially chosen titles from our Core Programme or take part in national Home Cinema Day on Sunday 29th September (see below for more details). Now in our third edition and with hundreds of events expected to take place across the country, we are on the verge of making a real impact on how people think and talk about cinema. With your support, we can make this year’s season the widest and most inclusive film event yet.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? For the full skinny (including video), and details on how to donate, visit the Scalarama Kickstarter page.

All being well, Permanent Plastic Helmet hopes to present an event at this year’s festival.

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Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival | 13-23 September 2012

Hark! The Peckham (née Pecknam) & Nunhead Free Film Festival is back, and it runs from the 13th – 22nd September. There will be tons of free film screenings, talks and workshops taking place in the local area. Of the programme, the Women in Film event stands out in particular.

Here’s the festival’s Lina Maria Caicedo:

“I have helped organise the event ‘Women in Film’, which will be taking place next week Wednesday 19th September. This year the focus will be on  ‘the female director’, and looking at female identity in film.

We will be showcasing a selection of short films directed by women and discussing our take on them. In addition, we will have two special guests: documentary director Tanya Stephan and Clapham Film Unit’s Charlotte Bill, who will be speaking to us about their experiences in the film industry. It will be an interesting discussion because each director has a different background and a different story to tell.

It’s not a huge event, but definitely thought provoking, offering insight as to where women stand in the film industry today. Can we really imagine a woman directing a Tarantino movie? Are there any social/cultural barriers still present? – There were no female directors nominated at the Cannes Film Festival – Why?

I don’t know the answers to these questions but if you are interested….come, listen and discuss!!”

Details: 8-10 pm (doors open from 7.30pm), Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW – 50 capacity(Bring drinks and nibbles to share)

Check the website for more information and the full programme: http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on.html, and follow on Twitter @freefilmfest.