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KOYAANISQATSI (SCREENING & LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY OLA)

This fantastic local act are presenting their musical talents in the visual arts world, a great collaboration of music and film is about to happen…LIVE!

Next month a screening of the 1982 documentary Koyaanisqatsi accompanied by an original soundtrack by Manchester based cinematic two piece OLA, will take place. This renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature.

Manchester duo OLA will be performing their live soundtrack to accompany a screening of Ron Fricke’s 1982 documentary film Koyaanisqatsi. OLA’s score crosses electronic, ambient, classical and pop into a cinematic soundtrack tied perfectly to the film’s themes and visuals.poster

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through imagery and music, with many scenes either slowed down or sped up for dramatic effect.

The screening will also open with a short film by film-maker Paul Daly called I’Dismantle with a soundtrack by OLA.

The event take place at Kings Arm’s, Salford on Friday 14th of October from 7.30pm.

Book online here at www.wegottickets.com and call Kings Arms on 0161 832 3605 for more info. Tickets are priced £3 and can be brought from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/374096

 

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KINOFILM FESTIVAL – special highlights

Everything you need to know about KINO Film Festival This Week

‘7 Days, 7 Venues, over 200 films!’ Kino – Big on Shorts!

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Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival 2016 is all about creating an exciting platform to promote successful and emerging filmmakers through a broad variety of categories. The 13th edition of the festival takes place from February 22nd to 28th at alternative venues in central Manchester (70 Oxford Street, RNCM, Central Library, Anthony Burgess Foundation,Instituto Cervantes, Apotheca Bar and Gullivers), introducing the world of short film and its practitioners to new audiences and creatives that are like us, just fanatical about Short Film!

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During the week-long festival Kino will showcase 230 shorts and animations from more than 50 countries. Taking the audience on a journey to meet Spanish romances between plastic and flesh, German Mockumentaries and dancing neurons from the USA, there’s absolutely something to please every eye, something for everyone, even the novice short film viewer will be entranced.Panel discussions, networking events and a special programme for children are also to be expected.

The festival is Manchester’s longest running Film Festival (founded in 1995) and is operated by Manchester International Film Festival® – not to be confused with Maniff. With Manchester Film Festival taking place the week after Kinofilm,it’s an exciting fortnight for Manchester film culture.

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Despite the lack of funding, Kino continues to share its love, passion and knowledge of short film to the community of Manchester, and is the cheapest festival in town offering great value tickets from just £3. With a number of free screenings and education events at selected venues, Kino is the only festival to offer absolutely ‘Free’ Tickets to the unemployed (proof will be asked for). There will also be several competitions leading up to the festival with free tickets given away via Twitter so do follow our tweets @Kinofilm.
Quote from the Festival Director John Wojowski:
“ We’re absolutely delighted that we’re able to bring Kinoflim back for it’s 13th edition to offer the community of Manchester 7 exciting days of Short Film culture. Yes, it’s no doubt been a struggle to produce a festival without any form of public funding but once again, we’re back! With an absolutely exciting and eclectic selection of short films from all over the world,we hope the local community will join us on this remarkable journey into the world of short film”.
Quote from the Festival Manager Ann-Kathrine Kværnø:
“As a filmmaker myself, I’m really excited to be part of a platform that is truly dedicated to promote emerging filmmakers in alternative spaces.Our aim this year is to get closer to new audiences and local communities which is why we are screening the film in alternative quirky spaces”

Independent Film Enterprise: G&S Productions

M20 worked with these guys at our Live in the Village event in November 2014, and they produced an excellent short video on the event – so we know they can deliver professional results for projects with social and creative purposes!

Here’s a little bit about them from one of the team Will Plastow.

Gravel & Sugar Productions is a new independent film production company serving Manchester’s creative community. Bringing together an international team of award winning and festival-shortlisted filmmakers we aim to be distinctive, collaborative and creative in every project we take on.

To put it simply, we work closely and creatively with our clients to see their vision through from conception through to delivery – be that a live music film for a band in the Northern Quarter or a street performance with a cast of a hundred for a University research project in Uganda (actual examples).

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(Above, holding boom mic: Will Plastow)

All members of our team have received filmmaking training to postgraduate level in addition to experience in professional videography and post-production. We’re passionate about making films both we and our clients can be proud to put their names to. Gravel & Sugar Productions specialise in live event and musical performance films, artistic music videos and documentary shorts.

Email or call us and we’ll talk about turning your ideas into reality.

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Above the G&S Crew

Follow them on: www.facebook.com/gravelandsugar

Check out www.gravelandsugar.com

OR email: gravelandsugarproductions@gmail.com

JOIN THE BBC THREE PLAYGROUND

BBC3 and Latimer are looking for you creative lot to get involved with this exciting collaborative project. M20 collective love this idea and are supporting the project by giving our followers the news. The team at Lorimer got in touch so we could spread the word on how to get involved, its your last chance with 48 HOURS TO GO. So read below to find out more and show them what Manchester have to offer!

It’s time to have fun and #JoinThePlayground.

Are you eager to have your voice heard, ideas seen and the chance to get your content commissioned? Then you need to #JoinThePlayground. The Playground is BBC Three and Latimer’s pioneering creative network, set up to help young creatives, all sorts of talents included, develop their work and put it out for the world to see.

In the Playground you’ll be set weekly live briefs based on content broadcast on BBC Three, to which you should respond with complete creative freedom. Upon receipt of your content, you will get weekly feedback from BBC Three and Latimer.

So, whatever your talent may be, we’re looking for it:

Film
Fashion
Comedy
Music
Tech
Design
Content creation
Writing

and everything in between!

If your application is successful, you will gain unprecedented access to a national youth network of brilliant young minds, have the chance to be mentored by industry professionals, and get your voice heard, all whilst co-creating the future of content for BBC Three.

We welcome applications from young people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation or religion we want to hear from you. So if you think you can rise to the challenge, the gates are now open for YOU to share your ideas and get the feedback and creative mentorship you deserve.

To apply, please send an email with the following:

Name

Age

Gender

Location

Main interests

Ethnicity 

Social media

Contact number

We also require a response to one simple but open-ended phrase:

“I am me because…”

You have creative control over how you respond to the statement above – we want to see videos, photos, print designs, the whole sha-bang. So think big, creative and surprise us!

Send applications to talent@latimergroup.org

You must be between the ages of 16-25 and based in the UK.
Application deadline: 18th December 2015

If you are successful you will be required to attend an exclusive launch event at the BBC in London on Monday 11th January.

Basement Session #2… Rangeela//Sipsmith and Twine//Rosalie Warner//more!

Join us at M20COLLECTIVE’s brand new weekly creative sessions in the Northern Quarter…

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Every Thursday, M20COLLECTIVE hits Montpellier’s Cafe/Bar to bring the best of Manchester’s creative community together for an evening of integrated arts.

Reflecting the diversity and collaborative nature of Manchester’s creative scene, this week features a mix of musicians, poets and visual artists performing in all kinds of different styles. Flex your creative muscles and come enjoy!!

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Ranjeela

Hip-hop infused with captivating hindi rhythms and melodies of kora and percussion. A case of you have to see it to get it. Humble guys with a big sound…

Sipsmith and Twine

The amazingly talented and charismatic lead singer Ben Thompson’s heart felt delivery of emotion accompanied by alluring string section makes this band one to look out for this year.

Rosalie 23

Rosalie’s ground-shaking operatic vocals and exceptional ways with a harp will wow any crowd. I defy you not to instantly fall in love.

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The Creative Writing Society

Manchester University’s creative writing society will be down to perform poems fresh from the notepad. Have a read of Storm, a short story by CWS wordsmith Jonny Heath

Joey Frances

The latest creative to join one of Manchester’s most creative bunch of cats Generic Greeting Collective. @JoeyFrances 

Stephen James

A strong believer that expression is something you can’t do wrong. He shall read poems he has written using this format.

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A wild card… I shall say no more. Come and check it out! http://word86.com/

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When: Thursday 25th September, 8pm

Where: Montpelliers Cafebar, 42 Back Turner Street, Manchester M4

How much: £0!

Basement Sessions #2 on Facebook

See you in the basement! M20 x

Hulme Is Where The Art Is

Head over to Hulme for a free community arts festival on Saturday 19 July, 12pm – 6pm! Lots of fun creative stuff to do all over Hulme Park, the community garden centre and more…

“The day kicks off at noon in Hulme Park with The Flying Machine, an interactive family performance from Handmade Theatre where the audience become the crew of a life-sized flying machine. While you’re there visit Slung Low’s The Knowledge Emporium (an old-fashioned sweetshop in a converted 1960’s airstream caravan) who’ll exchange your stories for sweets! They’ll be activities in the park throughout the day as well as musical performances.

Old Birley Street will be a hive of activity with food, music and table-top sales. Venture Arts will tag team with Z-arts and host creative family workshops throughout the day. Amongst the bees and flowers of Hulme’s beautiful Community Garden Centre will be live music, delicious food from Teatime Collective, pop up Garden Tea Room with cakes from Black Cat Cakery, refreshments from Moss Cider Project, local green organisations and crafts on display throughout the gardens.

Running Order:
12 pm – The Flying Machine – Hulme Park
1 pm – Afrotree – Hulme Community Garden Centre
1.30 pm – Arts Workshop – Venture Arts
2 pm – 2nd Band (tbc)- Hulme Community Garden Centre
3 pm – 3rd Band (tbc) – Hulme Community Garden Centre
3.30 pm – Youth Showcase & The Flying Machine – Hulme Park
4.30 pm – Sharkfin – Hulme Community Garden Centre
5pm – DJ Horace closes festival – Venture Arts

Throughout the day:
Mix It Up family arts workshops – Hulme Park
Venture Arts workshops – Venture Arts
Knowledge Emporium – Hulme Park
Table-top stalls – Old Birley Street
Rickshaw rides

#HIWTAI”

http://www.z-arts.org/events/hiwtai14/

See you there!