5th Docfilm Festival
Open 11am-7.00pm Docfilm Showcase at the Doc Media Centre, Highcross – free screenings.
11.00am – Voices 4 Change – young people’s film submissions about their communities.
12.00 ‘There Once Was An Island’ 80 mins feature documentary in support of the Homeless Film Festival.
2.00pm Presentation by Dr Anna Claydon, Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicester – ‘Films, Disabilities and People‘.
3.00pm ‘St George’s Knights’ short film
Dir. Christopher Bevan / Prod. Belinda Busson
St. George’s Knights are a team of inspiring young men who refuse allow their disabilities to prevent them from playing and enjoying sport.
Powerchair football gives them ‘a level playing field’ and their courage, passion and competitiveness drive them to be the very best they can be.
4.00pm Quadelectronic 11 mins
Dir. Les Hayden Director: Les Hayden / additional footage & audio editing by Jim Tetlow
A group of musicians and a light artist gather in Leicester’s Quad Studios every month to create experimental music.
The film explores what drives them to make such inaccessible art.
5.00pm ‘The Next Room’ 12 mins
Dir. Paul Vernon – an audience led, multi-faceted, interactive project developed through the Open LAB scheme at Barbican Centre / Guildhall.
The additional screens at the Doc Media Centre will be showing submissions from the previous 4 Docfilm Festivals.