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And we're back!

 

Returning for our fifth year, Little Wing Film Festival is back in hybrid form for another programme packed with emerging talent. 

After an incredibly challenging year for film - especially grassroots film - we've been amazed by the resilience, creativity and heart shown by these emerging filmmakers. From reckoning with the massive inequalities and human costs of the pandemic to reminding us of the small joys worth fighting for now more than ever, the film industry's grassroots productions remain its most exciting and genuine - and we've gathered some of the best for you once again.

Read our downloadable programme here, or check out what we're doing this week below!

HOW IT WORKS


We're dipping our toes back into in-person screenings this year, but the full programme is still available online too, so those unable to make the live events can still join us. Our in-person Opening Night will kick off on Tuesday 21st September at Everyman Chelsea, with goodie bags, live music and celebrations. Our mid-week screenings are all online, with films released at 10am every day through the week. Finally, we'll come to a close on the 26th with a ticket fundraiser for the Hen and Chickens Islington, one of the most exciting of London's increasingly rare independent theatres. We can't wait for you to join us, either in person or from home! Our community of independent filmmakers has been hit hard by the pandemic, so we're bringing back our subsidised ticket scheme to make Little Wing open to everyone. If you're able to, please consider purchasing a Supporter Ticket or making a donation to help make our festival accessible and support grassroots film. If you can't, that's okay - pick up a free solidarity ticket and enjoy, no questions asked. ACCESSING TICKETS For tickets to online screenings or our Closing Night at the Hen and Chicken head to our tickets page - online screening links are released at 10am each day, and you'll have 3 days from then to watch them. For tickets to our Opening Night head to Everyman Chelsea, who we're working with to get audiences back into cinemas. WATCHING FILMS Each day we'll send ticket holders a unique link to that day's films, which you can watch in your own time. CONTACTING US If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to email us, or drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! REACHING FILMMAKERS We’re staying connected even while we’re apart. You can find the filmmakers profiles under their film listing, and as join us for informal Q&As on Instagram Live @littlewingfilmfestival . We’ll send out daily newsletters with the following day’s list of events as well as Q&A schedules – just sign up at the bottom of this page if you aren’t on our mailing list.




EVENTS


We'll be running our events programme through the week on Zoom, so keep your eye on our Twitter and Instagram for updates! Festival Submissions - From Assets to Zip Files (and everything in-between) Hosted by Festival Formula 22nd September // 2pm-3pm // Zoom // Free Ian Bignell (Festival Strategist) and Frankie Stewart (Submissions Coordinator) from Festival Formula will talk you through why it matters what materials you’re using to head on to the festival circuit, and why what a festival requests is important. From the different file types and how they’re used, these two will demystify some of the tech garble and get you prepared and ready for the festival circuit. Register for the event here Crowdfunding your Film Hosted by Greenlit 23rd September // 2pm-3pm // Online Greenlit, a British-based crowdfunding platform designed specifically for creatives, will talk you through pitching a project, creating a crowdfunder and using crowdfunding to expand and mobilise your network. You'll be able to ask any questions you have about fundraising and learn the key drivers of succesfful crowdfunding campaigns. Register for the event here Filmmaker Hangout Hosted by Little Wing Volunteers 23rd September // 7pm-9pm // Camden A relaxed evening with pizza, BYOB, Mario Kart, and great company, we're veering away from your typical festival networking. After a rocky 18 months, we want to create a relaxing, fun environment where we can catch up, connect, celebrate, and rebuild our community. This is an event geared specifically towards Little Wing filmmakers, from festivals past and present. If you don't fall under this umbrella but would still like to attend, register and let us know a little bit about yourself. Spaces limited. Location will be revealed on the day, close to Camden Town and Camden Road stations. Sign up to attend here Film Lighting Workshop Hosted by ROSCO 24th September // 2pm-3pm // Zoom // Free All attendees have the chance to win a ROSCO Indie Filmmaker Pack valued at £190. The team at ROSCO take you through best practices of how to light your film. Part one of the session will cover Lighting With Colour For Film - an introduction to how new LED full colour lighting fixtures work, what they're capable of, and how they're used in production. Part 2 will cover Backdrops: Creating The Illusion - find out why some of the biggest blockbuster productions chose physical printed backdrops rather than travelling to expensive locations or using digital keying technology, and gain insight into how the illusion of “being there” is created. Register to attend here