bang! Short Film Festival is presented in association with
BANG! SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Open for 2013 Submissions!
27th , 28th, 29th , 30th November, 1st December 2013!
Bang! Is the annual short film festival based at the lovely Broadway Cinema & Media Centre
We show short films from local, regional & International Filmmakers !
We have 9 sections to choose from.
Bang! 2013 will also be expanding again with the inclusion of a new section, announcements to be made soon.
We are an all inclusive festival devoted to showing your work on the big screen & promoting the films through other quality screening opportunities around the UK & Internationally.
Bang! Screens new & emerging filmmakers alongside the big established names creating an exciting mix of work & a brilliant night out!
Last year team bang received an overwhelming 600 films submitted to the festival, proving once and for all that despite tough economic times the short film industry is not only alive and well but thriving. We were amazed not only by the quantity but the quality of the work we received, making curating each section a challenging task for our wonderful panels to take on. However, after much deliberation (not to mention square eyes!)we were able to put together a jam packed program of 133 incredible short films over the 9 different sections that screened over the 3 day event.
The festival was a huge success with all sections going down a storm and 2 sections (Crash Bang! Wallop and Community) selling out completely. We also had the privilege of awarding our Rights In Motion Award (in association with the Human Rights Law Center) awards to Francisco Glez's thought – provoking “The Norm” for Best International and Karen Watson's harrowing “Daddy's Little Bit Of Dresden China” for Best British. From all at bang!, a massive thank you to all those who helped make 2012 one of our most successful years to date.
Thank you to our fabulous curators Sophia Ramcharan (The Source), Carly & Martin (Crash, bang! Wallop ), Max Crow (Bangimation), Gaylan Nazhad (Middle East), Amanda Smith (HEdge), Michael Holyk & Scorzayzee (mu-sic-vid-e-o), Agnes Flues & the team from the Human Rights Law Center ( Rights In Motion), and everyone on the panels who assisted them.
Steve Mapp, Caroline Hennigan and all the wonderful staff at Broadway Cinema for their continued support and assistance.
Harry Thomas Digital for his continued hard work on the bang! website.
Our enthusiastic audience who turned out in their droves to be showered with popcorn and support the short film industry.
Last but certainly not least, all of the amazing, inspiring film makers whose creativity and passion for film is the driving force behind the bang! Short Film Festival. We look forward to receiving more of your work for bang! 2013.
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This section is often edgy, dark & provocative & shows the best of contemporary short films from established & up and coming filmmakers.
An exciting afternoon of fun for all the family - films made by and for young people.
Here we show animation made by first time animators, shoulder to shoulder with the latest films and innovations in this fast moving arena.
Films that reflect what is happening at a grass root level in our communities, often including films that tackle difficult subject matter.
Screening of short films from local and global film-makers that explore human rights issues in an immediate and inspiring way.
An opportunity to view work from and about the Middle East, Mesopotamia and Turkey, and enjoy unique insights into an often hidden world.
New section! Films that represent, celebrate or depict the African or Caribbean experience.
Any film set to any music genre. It's as simple as that! There are no restrictions on what you submit (no porno!).
A space for artist based films - conceptual, abstract, silent and experimental... Now in The Lounge!