This weekend sees the launch of the Birds Eye View Film Festival, which celebrates women filmmakers all over the world, and as an added bonus this year, Marie Claire are hosting a super-secret screening on Oscars night!
This weekend sees the launch of the Birds Eye View Film Festival, which celebrates women filmmakers all over the world, and as an added bonus, this year Marie Claire are hosting a super-secret screening on Oscars night!
The festival runs from Thursday 4 March until Friday 12 March and just a few of the highlights on offer are Jessica Hausner’s Golden Lion nominee Lourdes, and Kim Longinotto’s documentary Rough Aunties which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival.
On Thursday night there will be an extravagant opening gala, hosted by none other than Jane Horrocks. The Little Voice actress will be introducing six short films by leading international female directors. This includes the Oscar-nominated short by Juanita Wilson, The Door, which is a heartrending portrayal of one father’s desperate attempt to come to terms with the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
For more details of Thursday night’s activities visit birds-eye-view.co.uk
Then on Sunday you can still get tickets to an exclusive Marie Claire secret screening where we’ll all have our fingers crossed that Kathryn Bigelow will become the first woman director EVER to win the Oscar for Best Director. There are many other fantastic treats in store including an appearance from Gillian Anderson and the chance to dress up for an informal Oscars warm up party in the ICA bar.
To buy tickets for this amazing event visit ica.org.uk
The fun doesn’t end there though because throughout the rest of the week there’ll be eye-opening films, masterclasses, and even a retrospective of iconic blondes in Blonde Crazy at the BFI Southbank, which features silent films with specially commissioned live music.
The festival finale will kick off with a roller derby extravaganza followed by Drew Barrymore‘s critically acclaimed directorial debut, Whip It. The best of the fest will be presented with awards on the closing night courtesy of several glamorous guests.
So if you like forward-thinking, cutting-edge films then get yourself down to the Southbank and feast your eyes on the spectacle that is, The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2010.
More information and details about the Birds Eye View Film Festival can be found at birds-eye-view.co.uk