Last catch up on some of the events!

Sorry it’s taken a while to get the rest of these photos up – ‘normal’ life has kicked in a bit post the C.I.F., but here at last are a few wonderful memories from some of the events not already covered that took place across Camberley from 20 – 23rd June 2018.

On Thursday 21st June along with the Film and Animation Festival which took place at Camberley Theatre, we had local writer Joe England host an evening of discussion at The Cabin on the London Road. Joe shared conversation with fellow author, John King. Each talked in general about their themes and then interviewed one and other.

Here’s Joe asking John questions.

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Then a switch round and John is talking to Joe.

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John is the author of ‘The Football Factory’ and Joe’s debut novel will be available soon through East London Press who have also published his football fanzine anthologies PUSH.

Music on the evening was performed by CIF favourite, Will Whisson. Some of the CIF team went down to The Cabin for a post film festival drink at about 10:30pm and were delighted to see Will up and singing a special set to a very rapturous crowd!

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Camberley Theatre played host to a sold out crowd who watched adoringly as The Unthanks performed.  The band walked on stage and said ‘We’ve never played Camberley before. Hello’ and the crowd cheered and laughed with delight. There followed two beautiful sets of glorious Northumbrian folk music.

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Two very funny comedians played at The Cabin on the Friday night. A packed bar laughed uproariously (and in some cases looked just a little bit bemused) as Mark Simmons and Matt Rees plyed their craft brilliantly!

Here’s Mark…

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And here’s Matt….

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After the Carnival on Saturday 23rd June it was back over to Camberley Theatre for two events. Upstairs in the studio there was a script reading event. Woking playwright Liz Lennie had the premier of her new play ‘Tinkler!’ and Frimley’s Brightlight Theatre Company shared their play ‘The Fire Stack’.

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While in the theatre’s main auditorium the hilarious and very talented Jon Culshaw kept the audience hugely entertained with his impressions. He actually called a local pizza delivery company in the voice of Surrey Heath MP, Michael Gove!

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Thanks to Laura Woodrow for all these photos – except the script reading ones, thanks to Robin Lennie for those.

We held a few live streaming events over the course of the festival. Thanks to The Peas who performed outside Bill’s on the opening day…

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and to poet Steve Larkin who performed in Schmidt’s on Pembroke Broadway and then did a second set up at the Obelisk!

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We also filmed a live stream from the kitchen of Wagamama’s (‘here comes the sauce!’)and the film and animation industry experts panel at Camberley Theatre.

Thanks also to everyone who took part in the 2018 CIF. Sorry there are no photos of Gregory Norminton and Murray Rowlands who discussed Gregory’s new book ‘The Devil’s Highway’ and Murray’s new book ‘Hampshire at War 1939 – 45’ at Camberley Theatre on Thursday 21st June. That night also hosted the Echoes poetry group with readings also from Daniel Jeffery. Thanks to Jack Mason who performed at the Carpenters Arms on Friday 22nd. Camera ‘phone shot from the audience!

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Thanks to John Peddie who filmed lots of performances – we’ll be sharing his highlights film very soon. Phew! See you in 2019!

 

 

 

Carnival 2018 Photos!

What a fantastic day we had on Saturday – please enjoy some of these wonderful memories of the Carnival. What an amazing end to this year’s Camberley International Festival. Thanks so much to everyone who entered the parade, performed at the Carnival or just came along to wave and have fun! See you next year!

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams chose HATS pantomime as the best parade entry…..

Animation and Film Awards Winners!

We’re playing catch up a little bit with last week’s C.I.F. events – we’ve been so busy organising we haven’t had time to review – so keep your eyes peeled all this week and enjoy some wonderful memories and updates!

On Thursday 21st June we had the animation and film masterclasses at Camberley Theatre. Industry experts travelled to Camberley from London, Bristol, Wales and Farnham. A massive thanks goes out to Robert Doherty (Cake / Disney / ITV / Aardman), Emma Calder (Pearly Oyster Productions), Jason Glenister (Unicorn XP), film director Gavin Irvine, animator Joseph Wallace, animator Andy Wyatt (ToonBoon), and recently graduated animator Harriet Titlow. These wonderful people hosted hugely entertaining masterclasses and the panel discussion.

Here’s Gavin in action.

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The panel discussion. Industry experts provided answers and advice to the audience questions.

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At 8pm we started the Animation and Short Film Awards ceremony.

Camberley Theatre manager, Andy Edmeads was our host for the evening.

Film Festival, Cabin -4This year our categories were – Best International Entry, Best U.K. Entry and Best Tri-County along with two Tri-County Runner Up awards.

We started the evening off announcing the Best International Entry. This year we had 180 International animations and films. Very special thanks also goes to Alex Underwood and Rebecca Fox for helping us through the early stages. An extra special thanks to Kelly Kitsiouli without whom we would still be viewing the films!

Thanks very much also to our judges, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Glenister, Evie Gordon, Francis Cousins and Robert Doherty.

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Winner – Best International Entry – ‘Living Like Heta’ Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu and Kerstin Zemp.

The directors sent us this ‘thank you’ video which we showed on the cinema screen in the main auditorium of the theatre, along with their winning film.

The next category – Best U.K. Entry.

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Our festival patron, the BAFTA Award winning actress Juliet Aubrey made this presentation.

Winner – Best U.K. Entry – ‘Birds of a Feather’ Dann Parry.

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After these two categories, we all sat back and enjoyed the ten short listed Tri- County Award entries (thanks very much to Will Devereux at Farnborough 6th Form for helping us with the technical side of things here!).

The standard was incredibly high and we know the judges had a tough time deciding.

However, drum roll…..here we go….

The runner ups (in no particular order) were:

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Runner Up – Tri-Counties

‘Memories of You’ Molly Gordon

Here’s Molly receiving her medal and certificate from Juliet Aubrey.

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‘家 (Home)’ – Nozomi Tolworthy 雷希望

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And finally, the Winner of the Tri-Counties Award!

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Winner – Tri- Counties Award ‘Lucy’s Life’ Callum Jones and Lucy Rebbeck

A very emotional film and a very emotional choice! Lucy and Callum made beautiful speeches. Congratulations to a wonderful film made by two very talented young film makers.

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Callum Jones and Lucy Rebbeck; Winners Tri_Counties Award, Camberley International Animation and Film Competition 2018.

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Thanks so much to everyone who participated and attended, the masterclass and panel hosts, the judging panel, the student judges, everyone who entered the competition, the Camberley Theatre staff, our patron Juliet Aubrey and impromptu taxi drivers Kirsty and Danny!

All photos Laura Woodrow (thanks Laura!)

See you all next year!

Live stream from animation and films

Camberley International Festival – Animation and Film Panel Discussion

We will be live streaming the panel discussion with industry experts as part of our animation and film festival this Thursday 21st June at 7pm. There are still some spaces left for the masterclasses at Camberley Theatre along with the animation and short film awards. Please check here for details.

For anyone who is unable to attend, this is the perfect opportunity to tune in and take part! We will be taking questions live, via our Facebook along with audience members at Camberley Theatre. Simply post your question in the comments below the live stream and we will ask the panel to answer it live.

https://www.facebook.com/CamberleyInternationalfestival

 

7 – 8pm GMT Panel Discussion featuring industry experts, including Q&As with audience members. The theme – ‘How To Get Started and What’s Hot Within The Industry Right Now?The panel is made up of:

 

Robert Doherty

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Rob is VP Production for Cake Entertainment and has 25 years experience in the children’s television and animation industry. He has worked in every format of animation and in many countries around the world, as well as on both sides of the production/broadcast divide; working for ITV, Aardman, Disney, M2 Films, Endemol, Initial Productions, TVC Cartoons, Grand Slamm Children’s Films, Kindle Entertainment, Nexus Productions, Larkshead Media and now Cake Entertainment as VP Production.

He also started and runs festivus, an animation social and networking event that has been going for over 12 years, and regularly sits on advisory boards and panels.

 

 

Emma Calder

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Emma was born in London. She studied Graphic design at The Royal College of Art. She has worked as an Animation Director, Artist, Graphic Designer and Lecturer and has written, designed and illustrated books, for both adults and children. She co-founded Pearly Oyster Productions making many successful and award winning aniumated films, including The Queens Monastery (BBC). She is currently working on her first feature length animation.

Emma lives in London with her partner and two children.

 

Jason Glenister

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Jason has over 25yrs experience in all aspects of the film & TV, writing, advertising and the creative industries.

He began his career writing & directing music videos and documentaries. From music videos, he moved into writing and directing TV commercials and more recently into digital content creation.

He’s currently Creative Director and founding member of new digital Innovation agency Unicorn XP. He describes this role as helping ‘humanise’ the digital world.

His combination of film, scriptwriting, commercial and digital experience – learnt over 25 years – has naturally led Jason to delivering rich narrative-based content and campaign ideas.

 

 Harriet Titlow

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Harriet graduated from Middlesex University BA Animation in 2014 and went on to work as a Character Design Assistant on ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ children’s television series. She now works at Middlesex University as a Graduate Academic Assistant, helping students progress and learn new techniques and assisting lectures in their teaching. She also works on her own personal freelance practice, on music video projects and illustration.

Tri-County Shortlisted Films!

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We have had an incredibly high standard of films and animations entered into the competition this year; the judges have had a very hard task to pick the short list. However, after much talk and debate, they have indeed selected these wonderful films.

We are delighted to announce the 2018  Tri -County shortlisted films

‘Transplant Twins’ – Penny Eastbury

‘Paper Cut’ – Matthew Ryder

‘Lucy’s Life’ – Lucy Rebbeck and Callum Jones

‘Winter’ – Courtney Knight and Iesa Khan

‘家 (Home)’ – Nozomi Tolworthy

‘Memories of You’ – Molly Gordon

‘The Outward Show’ – Gary Boller

‘Butterfly Effect’ – Paula Martinez de Anguita

‘Zack and the Rainbow’ – Natalie Priest

‘And Nothing Hurts’ – Tom Campbell and Gav Hoare

All of these films will be shown in the main auditorium from 8pm on Thursday 21st June. Our patron, the BAFTA Award winning actress, Juliet Aubrey will be announcing the winners and presenting the trophies and prizes. Please feel free to attend – these are great works, all films are ten minutes or under.

We will also be announcing and showing the Best International and Best U.K. entries.

Thanks very much to our judges, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Glenister, Evie Gordon, Francis Cousins and Robert Doherty.

Very special thanks also goes to Alex Underwood and Rebecca Fox for helping us through the early stages. An extra special thanks to Kelly Kitsiouli without whom we would still be viewing the films! We had over 180 International films, 90 UK films and 50 Tri County films entered into the competition this year.

 

Hopefully see you on Thursday.

Don’t forget – if you would like to attend the masterclasses and panel discussion, they start at 6pm. Details can be found here.

All of these events are free to attend.