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WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE PROGRAMME FOR OUR 2023 FESTIVAL 

IN WHICH WE WILL DELIVER SCREENINGS, WORKSHOPS AND SOCIAL EVENTS. 

 

Welcome to the 2nd edition Kingston International Film Festival - a three-day celebration of films made by local, national and international film-makers, along with talks, Q&As, family events, networking nights, competitions and a gala awards ceremony on the closing night.

If you are an industry professional or film student and would like more information on our Industry Only events,  please contact Shirley@blueelephantfilms.com.

Save money across multiple events with a KIFF ticket bundle - an opportunity to book as little or as many events as you wish across our full three day festival. For more informations about our ticket bundles, please click here. 

FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2023

FRIDAY

SCREENINGS

For more information on each individual event, including timings and prices, click through the slides on the respective image.

You can get tickets by clicking BOOK NOW below each screening.

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EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LOVED and SELECTED SHORTS

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SELECTED SHORT FILMS 

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FOUR O'CLOCK FLOWERS
and SELECTED SHORTS

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WORKSHOPS

Hover on each image to read more about the events on Friday the 23rd, and you can purchase tickets by clicking BOOK NOW below each one.

LEGALS WORKSHOP

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Presented by Chloe Hutchings and Josh Jacobson, Associates in the firm’s Film & TV Department, advising on the various legal documents and pitfalls to avoid in producing, financing and distributing film projects.

 

Lee & Thompson is one of the UK’s leading law firms for the media, technology and creative industries with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. 

https://www.leeandthompson.com

PITCHING WORKSHOP

Presented by Christine Hartland & Fiona Gillies, co-founders of My Smash Media

 

A selected group of individuals will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry decision-makers.

https://www.mysmash.media

FILM TAXATION WORKSHOP

Presented by Samuel Ampah – Media Accountant Alliotts 

 

Alliotts is a long-established accountancy firm with specialists consulting in the film industry. This workshop will help you to understand film tax relief and other essential accounting issues.

https://www.alliotts.com

FILM FINANCE WORKSHOP

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Presented by Keith Kehoe – Investment Director at Great Point Media

Keith will explore the fundamentals for structuring feature film financing. The workshop will cover the different types of funding available to projects and the best practices to consider when getting your film off the ground.  

 

Great Point operates exclusively within the media sector and is engaged in a wide range of activities. From financing high quality television and film projects to advising on international distribution strategy, through to funding early-stage creative businesses. 

https://www.greatpointmedia.com

INDUSTRY PANEL 

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Introduction by Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO British Film Commission & Film London

Statistics show that British independent films are on the decline, and this is undoubtedly due to the extreme difficulty in raising finance.

These films are essential to our indigenous industry, not only does they provide an essential training ground for our up-and-coming talent but are a significant part of British culture and heritage. 

How do we ensure finance is more readily available to prevent their demise?

 

Part of the Industry Panel are:  

Mike Newell, Director; Michelle Jenkins, Film London; Keith Kehoe, Great Point Media; Sam Ampah, Alliotts; Stephen Cranny, RSH Films; Fiona Gillies, My Smash Media;Stephanie Charmail, Head of Production ShortsTV & Independent Film Trust; Charlotte Knowles, Story Compound & Independent Film Trust

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2023

 

SCREENINGS

SATURDAY

MAGDALENA 
and SELECTED SHORTS

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LOVED
 2ND SHOWING

Directed by Filip Gildeon

Magdalena is a young woman communicating with the world around her through music. She dreams of becoming a professional DJ and to move abroad, while at the same time trying to raise her five-year-old daughter, whom she cares for together with her mother. When she meets the famous DJ Julia, her dreams have a chance of coming true. Julia takes her under her wing and invites her to a world-famous DJ party in Berlin. However, old traumas from Magdalena's past have returned to haunt her and now she has to choose what is most important – her daughter or her career?

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THE EXTRAS's JOURNEY/
WRESTLING WITH CANCER

The Extra’s Journey 

Directed by Hsin-Yu WU

Would you still be willing to pursue a dream no one believes you can achieve? This documentary follows three Taiwanese extra actors of different genders, generations, and backgrounds. For them, family support is both a strength and a hindrance. 

Wrestling with Cancer (Starts at 2.15 pm)

Directed by Adil Malik and Saif Babur

A young upcoming professional wrestler from East London, Adil Malik struggles with his battle with cancer in and out the ring. He talks with other cancer survivors, friends and family and NHS professionals
 

ANOTHER DAY TO LIVE THROUGH
2ND SHOWING

SHORT FILMS SELECTION 2

NEXT GENERATION SHORT FILMS

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A SUMMER WITH JOE, LIZ & RICHARD

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BLACK BAGS and SELECTED SHORTS 

WORKSHOPS

EMERGING FILMMAKER FORUM

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Introduced by Nick Sadler from First Flights

This was a huge success last year and provided the audience with plenty of useful information and ideas. Which is why we are programming it again this year.  

Trying to find your way into the Film Industry is a daunting task. Our panel have done just that! They will be sharing their journeys and how they went about getting started in their careers. They will be happy to answer any questions from the audience

FILM INSURANCE

ZEISS

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Presented by Paul Hillier – Director Tysers Insurance 

 

Whether you are shooting a low budget horror or a super-hero blockbuster you will need insurance. Tysers have been around for over 200 years and are specialists in the Entertainment and Sport Industries. Paul Hillier will be discussing the various insurance policies required and pitfalls to avoid for lower budget productions, including shorts, pilots and features.

 

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Presented by Adam Kidman – Cine Sales Manager Zeiss 

 

A brief talk on the history of Zeiss, touching on their full portfolio. Followed by a hands-on demonstration of wide range of Zeiss lenses.

https://www.zeiss.co.uk/consumer-products/cinematography.html

 

Presented by Adam Kidman – Cine Sales Manager Zeiss 

 

A brief talk on the history of Zeiss, touching on their full portfolio. Followed by a hands-on demonstration of wide range of Zeiss lenses.

https://www.zeiss.co.uk/consumer-products/cinematography.html

 

 

Presented by Adam Kidman – Cine Sales Manager Zeiss 

 

A brief talk on the history of Zeiss, touching on their full portfolio. Followed by a hands-on demonstration of wide range of Zeiss lenses.

https://www.zeiss.co.uk/consumer-products/cinematography.html

SPECIAL EVENTS

Panel Presentation on Virtual Production

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Presented by David Levy - Global Business Development Director, ARRI Solutions plus guest from TIME + SPACE. 

Virtual Production: the answer to independent film making? Presentation on ARRI Solution’s state of the art VP studios - the market leading VP production space in Europe.  

https://www.arri.com/arri-stage-london

BUGSY MALONE
OUTDOOR SCREENING 

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2023

 

SCREENINGS

 SELECTED SHORTS
 

WE ARE ALL IN THE GUTTER
and SELECTED SHORTS
 

CINÉ SCHOOL SCREENING

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Presented by George Young – Founder Ciné Schools 

 A celebration of the very best Primary School film production from local schools including Q+A’s with our young creatives. These productions are made entirely by children aged between 8 and 11 years old with a passion for film making. We’ll also be showing our workshop work, films made in an hour by children at Kingston University. A completely unique opportunity to see how our next generation are engaging with film. 

AGE GROUP WINNER/
AGAINST THE LOCH

COYOTE AND SHORT FILMS

LITTLE ENGLISH 

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Directed by Pravesh Kumar

 

Pravesh Kumar’s debut feature is a laugh-out-loud story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family in the pressure cooker life of a terraced suburban home in Slough. Newly arrived from India, naive Simmy has come to marry the family’s eldest son Raj, who shockingly does a runner, leaving Simmy locked in the house by her domineering mother-in-law. However, Simmy is smarter than she appears, and soon enlists the support of the family’s disgruntled in-laws, including a sugar crazed, diabetic grandpa and dangerous, but hot, brother in law, fresh out of jail. Together they plan Simmy’s big escape.

TO A CINDER AND SHORT FILMS

EXPOSING MUYBRIDGE / UMAMI

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SPECIAL EVENTS

TRIBUTE TO DAVID WARNER - MORGAN A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT

AWARDS CEREMONY AND WRAP PARTY

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Presented by Lisa Bowerman, Trustee and Chair of the House Committee of Denville Hall and David’s partner for 16 years. 

“ Morgan..directed by Karel Reisz is a downright amazing, unjustly 

forgotten, black comedy, starring David Warner as Morgan Delt, an 

emotionally immature young long-haired cockney lout obsessed with apes, 

who is determined to win back his ex-wife Leonie played by Vanessa 

Redgrave in her film debut. 

In Aid of Denville Hall Charity

https://denvillehall.org.uk

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