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23 and 24 October 2009
200,000 PHANTOMS wins Audience Prize at Light Up! Short Film Festival
Light Up! Short Film Festival is proud to announce that the Audience Prize goes to 200,000 PHANTOMS, directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot. 200,000 PHANTOMS received the most audience votes during the Festival, and Light Up! would like to congratulate Jean-Gabriel on his poignant and aesthetically innovative short film.
Other films that proved popular with audiences were KINGSLAND NO. 1: THE DREAMER, directed by Tony Grisoni, and BORN WITHOUT A BEAT, directed by Oliver Riley-Smith.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the screenings and for voting to find a runaway winner for the Audience Prize.
The Light Up! Film Festival was part of a long running series of biannual Film Festivals at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, and screened a selection of the best short films by talented new and established filmmakers, particularly, but not exclusively, from the East Anglia region. It was the first Film Festival of its kind at the University of Cambridge to showcase these films and presented an exciting programme of innovative and fast-paced short filmmaking from around the world.
Light Up! screened three programmes of shorts over one weekend (23 and 24 October 2009), where film audiences and filmmakers celebrated the exhilarating but often underexposed world of short film. The Light Up! Film Festival also welcomed more established Guest Filmmakers to discuss their work before and after the screenings. An Audience Prize was awarded to the 'best film', as voted by our audiences over the course of the three screenings.
Buckingham House Lecture Theatre
Friday 23 October, 8:30pm
Screening Programme 1: Short tales of love, loss and dreaming
Introduced by Jenny Chamarette
Saturday 24 October, 3pm
Artist-filmmaker Roundtable with Zoulikah Bouabdellah, Anna Cady and Louisa Makolski. Chaired by Jenny Chamarette, co-presented by Hannah Kilduff
Roundtable discussion and screenings of shorts by two artist filmmakers, on issues such as filmmaking and art, artist’s experience of film, the political and aesthetic possibilities of film as a medium, identity and film, and challenging representations of the body on film. Followed by a Question and Answer session with the audience.
Drinks Reception for attendees of the roundtable and guest filmmakers.
Saturday 24 October, 8.30pm
Screening Programme 2: The Light Fantastic: Experimental and Animated Shorts