Wednesday, 10 March 2010

April Fools' screening of film awards 2 Days Laughter

Those nice folks at Margate's own Beeping Bush are once again about to hit the red carpet with the 2010 edition of their film awards screening night at The Theatre Royal Margate on Saturday the 27th of March.

The team behind the incredibly successful 2 Days Later Short Film Competition are setting their sights once again on making audiences scream with laughter with The 2 Days Laughter Short Film Competition. The event, now in its third year, aims to give filmmakers, comedians and writers the opportunity to produce a comedy short in a total of only 48 hours. Showcased to a public audience, and competing for prizes, judged by a panel of film and media & entertainment industry professionals, that include Time Out’s comedy editor Tim Arthur, television and radio comedy writer Jon Holmes and University of Kent’s Dr Oliver Double.

With over 500 downloads for this year’s competition brief, the competition received 25 film entries from all over UK. 11 comic entries are from Kent –based filmmakers, and 4 have made it to the Judges’ Competition Screening, to face stiff international humorous competition from as far away as Swansea, Sheffield and Switzerland!

“We have had a great response to this year’s competition and the standard is as high as ever, with some real belly chuckles thrown in there. It’s going to be great free night out at the theatre; and It's a rare opportunity for comedians, filmmakers and the public to all come together and actually see how an audience will react to their own creativity, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."


4 films were entered from Thanet, with Ramsgate based filmmaker Nick Johnson’s hilarious “Love Letters”, making the final Judges’ Competition Screening, with a weary comic tale of lust, love and videotape!

Equestrian film finalist Edward Hancock & David Dickinson came down from North London to Margate beach to film “Mick: an ex-Police Horse,” that depicts the hilarious antics of an ex-Police horse’s retirement years living by the sea..

Other films screening include Canterbury based filmmaker Philip Benedict ‘s fantastically dry - 3 Dimensional - parody of a 1960’s classic Canterbury Tourist Information film - Visit Canterbury in 3D!

Canterbury filmmaker Przemek Konieczny, has produced “Left Handed”, a lovely comic vignette into the minds of a married couple, unknowingly nearing the end of their relationship.

Edenbridge filmmaker’s Aaron Mercer and Mark Slaughter film The Bizarre Friendship of Tom & Carl “ proves that bizarre isn’t always bad.

Just when thought it was safe to use a cliché, Chatham based comic dynamic duo, William Thomas & Ben Worsfield have once again come up with a refreshing fast paced post-modern powerhouse cliché slasher movie entitled “The Which Film Project”

ALL 25 film submissions will be shown at the April Fools' Screening on Saturday 27th March 2010 at the Theatre Royal Margate, and hosted by stand-up comedian Laura Lexx

To get a flavour of the competition why not check out last year's entries and short documentary of the Screening night.

2 Days Laughter 2010 Screening & Awards Night

6.30pm Doors Open
7.00pm Welcome
Just for Laughs - Film Screening
8.40pm Judges’ Competition - Film Screening
10.00pm Awards Ceremony
10.30pm - Late Afterparty @ The Westcoast Bar, Margate Harbour (

Further details will be posted on the website.

To book your free tickets please fill in online request at

About Beeping Bush Ltd

Beeping Bush Ltd is a pioneering (Industrial and Provident status) digital arts & media organisation and is a Screen South Community Network Film Delivery Partner for Kent & Medway, supported by The UK Film Council.

Based in The Community Pharmacy Gallery in the heart of Margate’s historic old town cultural quarter, since 2002. The ground floor offers workshop, studio & arts exhibition space for local individuals and community interest groups, with full disabled access. The production services above offer professional digital-media services & training for the community and business. The company produces a variety of community and corporate based, educational and promotional digital-media productions & workshops; and provides vocational training and arts exhibition space for local individuals, organisations, charities, and educational establishments.

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