Yes, you read that right. It’s been a great three years of building a brand new film festival from the ground up. Since starting in 2007, the small but dedicated CWFF Team has worked enthusiastically with a broad range of collaborators to bring an exciting and original arts event to Canary Wharf including filmmaker talks, practical workshops with local youths, taking the festival’s best films on tour, and developing a film quiz event.
So now we’ve got our strategic thinking caps well and truly on. This is a brain taxing time so we won’t be going ahead with a festival for 2010. It may mean we have a few other tricks up our sleeve though but for now, thanks to you all!
CWFF 09 wrapped up in fine style last night with the Golden Canary Awards. It’s been an intense, jam-packed but most of all FUN few days, so we just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who was involved.
So, without further ado, the awards went to…
Tweety Canary Award: Samuel Tholley
For special achievement during the 3 days of our Next Generation filmmaking workshop.
UK Canary Award: ‘Noesis’, Dir. Sophie Klevenow
“Beautifully done. Impressive and obviously some talent here.” – Andy Whittaker – Dogwoof Pictures
International Canary Award: ‘¡Nena! / Baby!’, Dir. Lluis Segura
“Charming, hilarious domestic satire. Funny, original, a clear winner for me.” – Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, film editor, Metro newspaper
Sing Like A Canary Award: ‘A Film About Poo’, Dir. Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins
“Loved it! I’ll be singing that song for ages!” – CWFF 09 audience member
The Golden Canary Award: ‘Dear Matthew’, Dir. Keith O’Shea
“A deeply upsetting, emotional and personal doc that really gets across the sense of loss and excrutiating pain the father is going through.” – Eran Creevy
So there you have it. Congratulations to Keith for making such a powerful and affecting film, to all the winners, and to all the other filmmakers featured in the programme. It was undoubtedly our strongest programme yet and everyone had their own personal favourites.
The MAN talks about his work. It’s music videos, it’s commercials, it’s the making of Shifty – what more do you need? Oh OK, there’s signed Shifty DVDs up for grabs on the night too. Which is, hang on, tonight! Cineworld: Fri 4 Sep: 1830
Listen: A Soundtrack of Shared Memories
Come to the cinema and listen. This may seem a little odd, but it’s what ex-Port of London Authority (PLA) workers and young participants have been exploring through a sensory workshop. Open your ears, your eyes, your mind!
Take part in the discussion about the environment and the creative industries and my oh my, there’s a guided bicycle ride from Canary Wharf to Hackney! Bring your mouth for speaking and legs for riding.
You know you want to know… come and find out who got selected for the pitching session and who wins the overall prize. Top-notch advice from industry professionals, too.
All happening at the Museum of London Docklands. Check the events page for dates and times!
Today’s CWFF HQ video blog shows you round the current CWFF HQ – not just a place but a state of mind. Or Sustainable Studios, more accurately.
And don’t forget to cast your vote at CWFF screenings for the Sing Like A Canary Award – the coveted audience award for the films in the Mix: UK and Mix: International strands. So come down and make your vote count for your favourite film!
Today’s video blog comes all the way from West India Quay, where Phil introduces you to the venues and tells you all about the CWFF 09 Big Film Quiz – it’s gonna be BIG!
With great prizes like bottles of Courvoisier, Barbican tickets and DVDs up for grabs, and video, sound and live music rounds, plus live interaction it’s guaranteed to be a fun night. If you sign up to the Facebook event page there may even be a couple of hints about what’s in store… Invite your friends, get your team together and book your tickets HERE!
Our friends at VET have been busy compiling all the CWFF films and dressing them up in their Blu-ray best!
VET provide video production, post production, editing facilities, sound recording and digital media services. They really know their stuff, are crammed with all the latest kit and we’ve been people watching from their suites that have amazing views over Hoxton Square!
They’re also an industry celebrated training provider with courses covering all areas of production. And they just so happen to be the only Avid certified training partner in the UK (swit swoo!) If you’re an established or aspiring filmmaker we strongly recommend paying them a visit.
A CWFF exclusive offer and an array of discounts will be available to those who attend. Details to be launched via the newsletter. So sign up, be inspired by this year’s line up, take advantage of the discounts and when all the fun of the 09 festival is over, you can be creating films for 2010!
Today’s video blog features the lovely Ben from our lovely post production partner, VET, explaining what they do for us and what they can do for you, the filmmaker. And, if you’re on the CWFF mailing list we’ve got an exclusive VET offer coming up for a discount on your post production needs.
Plus Ben and Olivia pick out a couple of highlights from the film programme that you should watch out for…