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Fri 25 Jul // 19:00 /

Festival Launch

Shot By the Sea Film Festival

Venue: Electric Palace & Stone Squid Experiemental Art Space

Join us for the launch and opening of the Projection Space Exhibition at Stone Squid Experimental Art Space which hosts the unique festival commission by Gavin Peacock and Brian McClave. Screenings of short films at the Electric Palace and Open Air projections outside the cinema with work from the Projection Space Exhibition and Chris Petit’s Radio On Remix. . Festival Shorts: 40mins Down Like Disco Dir. Jake Scott Jonas’ Quids Dir. Adam Watkins Mum Dir. Glenys Jacques Night Walking Dir. Daniel Cormack Jaunt Dir. Andrew Kotting Radio On Remix Dir. Chris Petit “One of those true pioneering films.... Chris Petit reinvented the road movie for England” Roland Jarvis – Exhibition of paintings at the Electric Palace open throughout the festival The Festival Launch is sponsored by TFB Music and Leisure

Fri 25 Jul // 19:00 /

Toaster Productions & Neon Films

Toaster Productions & Neon Films

Venue: Blue Reef Aquarium

Toaster Productions in association with Jake Scott of Neon Films, invite guests to help them celebrate their work of the past year. This exclusive event will help to herald the opening of the 'Shot by the Sea' Film Festival with projection, installation and VJing. Canapes by Michelin awarded 'St Clements' chef, Paul Aitcheson. Music by 'To The Moon Alice' and Tris Taylor. Strictly Invite Only. For further information contact janey@toasterproductions.co.uk

Fri 25 Jul // 21:00 /

Late Night Opening Party

Venue: Brass Monkey Club

D/Evil Retrospective 2000 – 2008 Film screenings in the garden and music til late Free

Sat 26 Jul // 10:00 /

5Day Film Challenge Launch

Venue: Hastings Arts Forum

The Hastings Film Festival challenges you and your team to make a short film in just 5 days. All films are screened at the end at The Electric Palace, the winning three shown at the Big Beach Screening. All teams to complete their film will receive a strange selection of goodies, even better the winning film gets a CASH PRIZE! The challenge starts at 11am at the Arts Forum where you will pick your film TITLE and film GENRE from a hat, this year’s festival theme of Journeys will feature. You have 5 days to script, film, edit, and master onto miniDV. Return the completed film no later than 5pm on Thursday 31 July to the Arts Forum. If you are unable to make the launch please email us and we will send you the title and genre – there are no excuses…. The films will be judged by an expert panel. Make us laugh or make us cry – just come and have a go. If you are aged between 16 – 21years and would like to take part in the 5Day Film Challenge but would benefit from some FREE professional support in scripting, shooting and editing, we have joined forces with Toaster Productions and Neon Films who will work with you to create your film, provide equipment and support you through the whole process. This is a unique opportunity to work with a professional studio but places are limited – please email us asap to apply for a place info@electricpalacecinema.com

Sat 26 Jul // 12:00 /

‘This Is Real – Dream On!’ Tour

Venue: Stone Squid Experimental Art Space

Meet here for the opportunity to explore this unique audio tour with a special guide - Angie Biltcliffe. Visit the 3 gallery exhibitions whilst exploring filmic locations in Hastings as you have never experienced them. Download audio guide from www.shotbythesea.com

Sat 26 Jul // 13:00 /

Projection Space Exhibition – Journeys

Venue: Claremont Exhibition Space

Join us for Drinks at Claremont Exhibition Space. An opportunity to meet the artists from the Projection Space Exhibition and Claremont Studio resident artists who are exhibiting on the staircase.

Sat 26 Jul // 19:00 /

One Giant Leap – What About Me?

Short: Down Like Disco

One Giant Leap – What About Me?

Venue: Electric Palace Cinema

Introduction and Q&A with director Ben Cole Following the success of their first double Grammy nominated film & album, What About Me? is the latest offering from 1 Giant Leap. This visionary project took Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman to over 50 locations as they explore through music, the complexities of human nature on a global scale, and aims to reveal how we are all connected through our creativity and beliefs, but most of all through our madness. Covering universal topics such as God, Sex, Death and Money, What About Me? features an incredibly diverse collection of collaborators from Noam Chomsky to Will Young, Maxi Jazz to Tim Robbins, Billy Connolly to Michael Stipe, Eckhart Tolle to Baaba Mal, among many others.Encompassing a TV series, film and album, this is a poignant, emotional and entertaining time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational.

Sun 27 Jul // 8:30 /

Flight of the Red Balloon

Short: The Red Balloon

PG / 113mins / Hsiao-hsien / 2007 / France

Venue: Odeon Cinema

Join us for an enchanting breakfast screening. A highlight at Cannes 2007, Flight of the Red Balloon is inspired by Albert Lamorisse's 1956 Academy Award Winning classic, The Red Balloon (screened before the feature), it expands on its key elements, a young boy, a red balloon and Paris, to weave an achingly beautiful tale. Simon must deal with the increasing fragility of his mother, the loving yet preoccupied Suzanne. Completely immersed in her own tribulations, Suzanne hires Song, a Taiwanese student, to help care for Simon. Together with Song, a unique extended family is formed, interdependent yet lost in separate thoughts and dreams mirrored by a shiny red balloon. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FROM 9.45am - 9.30am Sorry!

Mon 28 Jul // 9:00 /

FilmSouth - Film Conference Day 1

The New Digital Content Horizon

Venue: Hastings Arts Forum

Morning: The Screen South Network filmSouth opens with a morning session introducing Screen South's new framework for supporting and developing film enterprise and production in the region, explaining how today's film-maker can successfully receive support from the agency and its network of Community & Industry development partners throughout the south-east. Networking Lunch: Free to delegates Afternoon - A Developing Creative Economy The afternoon session will focus on the Creative Economy and the emerging opportunities for digital content producers to find support and collaborative partners in the region. Speakers include Gena Fegan, Chief Executive of the South East Media Network (SEMN) and former CEO of Screen South. AM / PM Session price: £10 each Evening Event 6:30pm Baird Centre & Projection Space Exhibition Launch All conference delegates are invited to attend a special evening event to launch the Projection Space exhibition at the Arts Forum and the official opening of the new Baird Film & TV Centre by Hastings Mayor Maureen Charlesworth, adjacent to the Gallery. The Baird Centre will be the first dedicated resource centre for film and tv professionals in the region, offering equipment hire, two digital editing suites, a library of training manuals, books and magazines and lounge-style screening facilities for showreel presentations. - free to delegates For further details visit: www.bairdfilmandtv.com or contact Anita Pain on 01424-201636

Mon 28 Jul // 19:00 /

Persepolis

Short: Mum, Short: Night Walking

Persepolis

12a / 95mins / Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud / 2007 / France

Venue: Electric Palace

French feature length animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed autobiographical graphic novels about growing up in Iran. Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Precocious and outspoken, nine-year-old Marjane outsmarts the fundamentalists and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. As she gets older, Marjane's boldness causes her parents to send her to school in Austria. Over time, she gains acceptance but finds herself horribly homesick. Though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society, Marjane decides to return home to be close to her family.

Tue 29 Jul // 9:00 /

Film South - Film Conference Day 2

Production Essentials for a South East Industry

Venue: Hastings Arts Forum

Morning - The Production Conundrum Day two's morning session focuses on techniques essential to the production process, with practical sessions dealing with aspects of production and distribution. Speakers include Michelle D'Acosta, producer of a string of Nick Broomfield documentaries, and Andrew Woodyatt, head of UK marketing at leading independent film studio, Lionsgate. Session price: £10 Networking lunch: free to delegates Afternoon - The South Coast Film Industry Forum Hastings Arts Forum In collaboration with the leading industry bible CinemaBusiness, Day Two's afternoon session will include a panel of top speakers hosting a discussion over future directions for UK and international film and digital content marketing, distribution and production. Session price: £10 For further details visit: www.bairdfilmandtv.com or contact Anita Pain on 01424-201636

Tue 29 Jul // 19:00 /

Persepolis

Short: Mum, Short: Night Walking

Persepolis

12a / 95mins / Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud / 2007 / France

Venue: Electric Palace

French feature length animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed autobiographical graphic novels about growing up in Iran. Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Precocious and outspoken, nine-year-old Marjane outsmarts the fundamentalists and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. As she gets older, Marjane's boldness causes her parents to send her to school in Austria. Over time, she gains acceptance but finds herself horribly homesick. Though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society, Marjane decides to return home to be close to her family.

Wed 30 Jul // 14:00 /

Lars and the Real Girl

Short: Jonah's Quids

12a / 106mins / Craig Gillespie / 2007 / USA

Venue: Electric Palace

In an offbeat and touching story Lars and the Real Girl examines the humanness of families and people who essentially put aside rational behavior to help a loved member of the community when he is in a serious crisis. Lars Lindstrom a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of almost solitude, he invites Bianca a stunning, half-Brazilian, half-Danish religious missionary, who he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his family and they are stunned. They don’t know what to say to because Bianca is a life-size doll and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor who explains this is a delusion he’s created – for what reason she doesn’t yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.

Thu 31 Jul // 14:00 /

K - The Short Film

Short: Pigeon, Short: Xiao Mei

18 / / / /

Venue: Electric Palace

Short: K- The Short Film Dir. Piers Thompson 19mins Short: Pigeon Dir. Jacqueline Rice 14mins Short: Xiao Mei Dir. Samuel Boxall 9mins 3pm Electric Palace Three atmospheric short films exploring emotional journeys K - A portrait of 15-year-old Kaylee who lives in a caravan park with her neglectful father, she leads a solitary existence, roaming freely in the surrounding fields with the company of wild horses. Ostracised by the community around her, Kaylee passively waits for her mother whom she believes will return to find her. When she discovers a man sleeping rough in a derelict house, she becomes fascinated by him and feels a kinship. Kaylee's challenging encounter with this stranger compels her to re-evaluate her future.

Thu 31 Jul // 16:00 /

5Day Film Callenge - Hand In

Venue: Hastings Arts Forum

Deadline for the Filmmaking Challenge. Hand in your film on MiniDV and join us for a drink in celebration!

Thu 31 Jul // 19:00 /

Lars and the Real Girl

Short: Jonah's Quids

12a / 106mins / Craig Gillespie / 2007 / USA

Venue: Electric Palace

In an offbeat and touching story Lars and the Real Girl examines the humanness of families and people who essentially put aside rational behavior to help a loved member of the community when he is in a serious crisis. Lars Lindstrom a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of almost solitude, he invites Bianca a stunning, half-Brazilian, half-Danish religious missionary, who he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his family and they are stunned. They don’t know what to say to because Bianca is a life-size doll and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor who explains this is a delusion he’s created – for what reason she doesn’t yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.

Thu 31 Jul // 20:00 /

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Live Sound Track by MINIMA

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Venue: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Open-Air in the Grounds of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Join us for food and drinks as Harriett Wilder and Chris Comac will welcome in the evening on violin and guitar. The film starts at 9.45pm the performance will take place in the Museum if the weather is poor. Minima mix melancholy with horror for their new live score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Drums, bass, guitar and cello bring a sonic intensity to this classic 1919 German Expressionist film... A travelling hypnotist arrives in town with a mysterious sleep-walker as his fairground exhibit. Soon after, a series of murders takes place... In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, audiences reacted with awe and confusion to this unsettling film – the use of distorted sets, sinister shadows and unnerving characters created a paranoid, unreal world at a time of despair and soul-searching. Minima’s live interpretation is uncompromising and unexpected, meeting the film head-on…a totally live experience.

Fri 1 Aug // Fri 1 Aug // 18:00 /19:30 /

5Day Film Challenge - Screenings

Venue: Electric Palace

Venue: Electric Palace

7pm screening - for Film Challenge Teams. The results! Screening of all the films entered in the film challenge – winners will be announced and prizes awarded. 8.30pm Screening for Friends, Family and Public. Tickets £4. No advance sales, tickets available on the door on the night.

Fri 1 Aug // 20:30 /

The Adventures of Pricilla Queen of the Desert

BIG BEACH SCREENING!

Venue: Beach - Next to RNLI Life Boat Station

‘Lets get Frocked!’ Wonderfully enjoyable road movie in which three Australian drag queens are invited to play a four-week engagement at an Alice Springs hotel. They board their bus - Priscilla, and off they go to places where drag queens have never ventured before. Outrageous costumes, great filming in stunning locations and all driven along by an irresistible disco soundtrack. Don your Dress and party-on down to enjoy one of the world’s most flamboyant road movies – prizes to be won for the best Frocks! Food and Bar available. Bring blankets, cushions, torches…. Free – Donations will be collected for Electric Palace and RNLI.

Fri 1 Aug // 21:00 /

Late Night Closing Party

Venue: Brass Monkey

D/Evil Retrospective 2000 – 2008 Screenings in the garden and music til late

 
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