Festival screening for group’s short film
Maddrim Media will have one of their many short films showcased at the Co-operative Film Festival in Bradford.
The production company comprised of teenagers from Shetland created a music video Confabulation to coincide with the launch of local band Wind-Up Projectiles’ debut EP.
The video is based around the concept of confabulation – where a person fills the gaps in their mind with fabrications they believe to be true – and uses the perspectives of two witnesses to show what happened at a bar fight: one gritty and truthful, the other rose-tinted and false.
Maddrim Media members Marjolein Robertson and Joe Christie have been credited with the filming and production of the video, which has received more than 1,500 hits on YouTube.
The entry was one of 76 shortlisted from 153 productions submitted by young filmmakers, schools, youth and art groups as well as colleges and video workshops from across the UK and as far afield as Slovenia, Italy and Iran.
The selected films are all less than six minutes long and from young people aged 22-and-under, which will be shown over nine screenings throughout the three-day event and include drama, documentary, animation and comedy films, along with music videos.
Seven films will also receive an “advisors’ choice” award after being recognised as particularly strong entries for other young filmmakers to aspire towards.
The film festival, which is in its 48th year, is organised by The Co-operative Group and provides young people with the opportunity to air their films on the big screen. Festival patron, Edgar Wright – the award-winning director of smash hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz – had a film screened as a youngster.
Festival organiser Laura Boonham said: “The quality of the films and imagination shown in the shortlisted entries to The 2013 Co-operative Film Festival have been absolutely incredible and will make great viewing during the three-day event.
“The film festival is a great opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase their talents and see their work on the big screen at a major national venue. They can also take part in exciting learning shows, view specially programmed packages of short films from around the world and receive feedback on their films.”
The festival runs from 17th to 19th July.