Saturday, 19 March 2011

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2 DAYS LAUGHTER 2011 APRIL FOOLS’ SCREENING & AWARDS NIGHT

Saturday 2ndth April @ The Theatre Royal Margate

Beeping Bush Productions is bringing the sound of laughter back to the British seaside with the return of its quirky collection of hilarious comedy shorts.

Now in its fourth year, the incredibly successful and utterly unique 2 Days Laughter Short Film Competition gives audiences the chance to scream with laughter! Aimed at talented filmmakers, comedians and writers, the production challenge is to produce a comedy short in a total of only 48 hours.
The films will be screened in the sumptuous surroundings of the Georgian Theatre Royal Margate. These will be judged by a panel of industry professionals from film and media & entertainment that includes actress, Brenda Blethyn, Time Out comedy editor Ben Williams, Film 4 Development Editor Lila Rawlings, and comedian teams from Pappy’s and online shorts sensation, Popcorn Comedy.
This year’s competition has attracted enquires from all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Canada, USA, Brazil, Zimbabwe, India, Hong Kong, and Australia! With over 400 downloads for the film brief, the competition received a total of 46 film entries involving over 300 filmmakers, from as far as Devon and Wales, to Sheffield and Switzerland! 21 comic gems are from Kent–based filmmakers, and eight have made it to the Judges’ Competition Screening.

“We have had the best response ever this year! It’s a fantastic 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. There are some real corkers in there, so it’s going to be great free night out at the theatre.”

MICK ETHERTON, BEEPING BUSH PRODUCTIONS



21 films from Kent!

Nine films were produced in Thanet and two have made it to the final Judges’ Competition Screening.

There are two films from Broadstairs: Ian Reader’s spellbound Munassa, a cautionary tale about a man who desperately needs not to get in touch with his feminine side, with surprising results. The other film entry comes from students Mark Castro and Max Philo, whose contemporary farce, Facebook Man, provides a fresh and witty account of teenage social networking addiction!

Canterbury based filmmakers Katharina Mietz, Dalina Rusanova and Augustas Marozas produced Me & my Dead Husband – a cautionary story about how not to walk out on your loved one!

Canterbury based Martin Banov’s student film, Brainstorming is a tale of a trio of wannabe filmmakers with a fast approaching deadline and ‘inappropriate’ ideas!

Street Party by Whitstable based filmmaker Nick Pearson, was produced entirely on his iPhone, a slapstick escapade about a pizza delivery order gone manically wrong!

Chatham based comic dynamic duo, William Thomas & Ben Worsfield have once again come up with a comic gem KENT! A Brief History is a wonderful satire of local history television programmes. That’s also true of Wild Watch, a film co-produced by ex-University of Kent student, Dan Thompson, that even out-Goodies Bill Oddie and Kate Humble!

Congratulations to Rochester based filmmaker Ed Hall, who directed two of the films in the Judges’ Final this year: How to Throw a Soiree! An alarming development starting with a girls night in; and The Lovers’ Tiff, a homage to Mr and Mrs Smith, with Hollywood-style special effects!

The evening’s gala screening will conclude with Work! Love! Dance! Die! A comic musical film extravaganza from Switzerland!

ALL 43 accepted film submissions will be shown at the April Fools’ Screening on Saturday 2nd April 2011 at the Theatre Royal Margate, and hosted by University of Kent Student Stand-up Comedians Kenny Budd and Ryan Parsons.

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

2 Days Laughter 2011 Screening & Awards Ceremony

14.30pm Doors Open
15.00pm Just for Laughs - Film Screening
19.00pm Judges’ Competition - Film Screening
21.45pm Awards Ceremony
22.00pm - Late Afterparty @ The Westcoast Bar, Margate Harbour

Further details will be posted on the www.2dayslaughter.co.uk website.

To book your free tickets please fill in online request at www.2dayslaughter.co.uk/screen/screen.html



NEW KENT FILMMAKERS’ EVENTS CALENDAR

Discover this year’s great film events in Kent! As part of our Screen South Community Network Film role we are delighted to announce that our new Kent Filmmakers’ Events Calendar section is now online.

Check out our free What’s On resource in the Kent area to find out what’s happening in your area - film screenings, workshops, events, festival dates and deadlines and lots of other film and digital media related information.

Need distribution ideas? You can also easily upload your own event to share your activities. This free What’s On resource is a comprehensive distribution resource with lots of useful features, including social networking, diary links, etc.

Visit beepingbush.co.uk/calendar to check out film related events going on in Kent & Medway, or to submit and upload your own event - even if it’s outside the county.

Be the first to know about these filmmaking events! As newsletters are only sent to registered users, please make sure that you sign up your details here to make sure that you don’t miss out on what’s happening in Kent and the South-East.

Please contact Mick or Chris at Beeping Bush if you have any questions or difficulties.

We are here to help - your film is our film!
ABOUT BEEPING BUSH LTD www.beepingbush.co.uk
Beeping Bush Ltd is a digital arts & media organisation and is a Screen South Community Network Film Delivery Partner for Kent & Medway, supported by The UK Film Council.
We are 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 has IPS status and produces a variety of community and corporate-based, educational and promotional digital-media productions & workshops. It also provides vocational training and arts exhibition space for local individuals, organisations, charities, and educational establishments.

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