On Sun 27th July, Still Walking will team up with The Magic Cinema to bring you a selection of walking-themed short films. Already it’s shaping up to be a packed programme: ‘Video Strolls’ is a loosely psycho-geographic video blog run by Owen Davey containing both original content and pre-existing examples of ‘strolls as stories told in video’. Owen will present a sample of films from the collection. Also showing is a short film by Michael Smith, who you may remember from his Brum segment for The Culture Show a couple of years back. Other Still Walking-related filmic rambles past and present will also appear.
The Magic Cinema has an “open-reel” policy, meaning that in addition to pre-programmed content we’ll also show any film that is submitted to us as long as it’s under 15 minutes and the filmmaker (or a friend of) comes along to introduce it. We encourage the submission of films that are in some way exploratory, ‘Meanderthal’ or somehow walking related but there’s no real selection process as such, so feel free to stretch these definitions. It’s not a competition but we shall be dispensing tokens of gratitude to those who submit and we’ll be particularly impressed with anyone who makes a film especially for the event. Now pick up a camera and get walking!
Spaces are limited so get your submissions in soon to assure your slot. To submit please email: TheMagicCinema@live.co.uk
The evening is part of the next Still Walking festival, running from Fri 25th July to Sun 3 Aug. Full programme to be announced soon!
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