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.
The DocFilm Network provides support to professionals and enthusiasts in the documentary making sector through the provision of small pots of funding, access to equipment and screening venues.
New developments at this years festival include:
1. Docfilm Teachers Forum in partnership with SDSA (Schools Development Support Agency) – the first meeting for teachers / educators is 4.00-5.30pm on Wednesday 19th November at the Wot Space, 3 Shires Lane, Highcross. It will explore the use of documentary film in the curriculum.. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
2. Docfilm School – the first screening will be ‘A Story of Children and Film’ on Thursday 27th November and is a Dogwoof Pop Up Cinema Ambassador screening – 5.00-7.00pm.
3. Filmgoals NGO (Kenya) – a showcase of films from East Africa.