Lancashire International Film Festival to takeover Preston university

Posted on - 12th March, 2012 - 8:45am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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The writer of Joy Division biopic Matt Greenhalgh will be speaking at the festival

The third annual film festival to be held in the city takes place this week.


The Lancashire International Film Festival is a must for those passionate about films, and alongside screenings there are master classes, competitions and conferences covering the industry.

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Guests at the festival include Henry Normal who established Baby Cow Productions in 1999 with Steve Coogan. He also produced classic British comedys such as Gavin and Stacey and The Mighty Boosh.

He’s joined by Sarah Ann Kennedy who is the voice of Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig, writing storylines in Eastenders and winning Best Animation Series at the Independent Television Awards.

Creative Director of the festival, Ric Michael, said: “We are delighted to be able to host the festival for Guild Year and it promises to be the best yet. We have a wide variety of amazing speakers and special guests who have kindly dedicated their time to provide help and guidance to Lancashire’s film lovers.


“We also have some exciting money-can’t-buy prizes for the competition including a tutorial with animation guru Tim Searle.”

The festival also includes a competition where entrants have 100 hours to create a short film brief, starting from 1.20pm on Monday 12th March. The prize is £100 cash and the chance to see your film screened at the Frog & Bucket on the closing night of the festival.

Other speakers at the event include Matt Greenhalgh who wrote BAFTA award winning Control and Nowhere Boy.

The four-day event takes place at the University of Central Lancashire from Thursday 15th March with many screenings and talks at the state-of-the-art Media Factory.

More information is available on the festival’s website.

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