We started off with a presentation from Simon who went through what the Festival was about, how it was founded and what the day would consist of. We then dived straight into the first film screening, which was Madame Bijoux from Alix Paul. Dave Pitt was on hand to host Q&A sessions and helped create a relaxed atmosphere to encourage the audience to participate.
We moved on to Rice Design who spoke about using animation in education with several examples of their work.
During break, there was an opportunity to look at a Magic Lantern that was a part of the cinema heritage project. Volunteers were also on hand to record any memories from the people attending. We were pleased to meet some members of the Redditch Local History Society and John West, who brought some pictures of the Palace Theatre as was.
We then carried on through the event with films from local makers along with some interesting Q&A sessions.
Madame Bijoux by Alix Paul
Lovers On A Cliff’s Edge by Rob Heaton
Tied Cottage by Jared Morgan
Dust : Survivor Of The West by Lauren Hatchard
We Were Here by Lauren Hatchard
Eventide by Brian Harley
Beryl & June by Olivia James and Lauren Hatchard
The Extended Hand From Which To Bite by Harry Johnson
Forbidden Wood by Rowan Charlton
With a few lessons learnt on the way, we look forward to our Kidderminster Film Roadshow on 11th August.