Lindﬁeld Arts Festival programs and tickets are on sale now for the weekend-long event that begins today (Friday).
Events take place through the village in shops, churches, halls, pubs, restaurants and in neighbouring Walstead spreading outwards from the ‘festival village’ on Lindfield Common.
Full details of all that is happening, including the numerous free activities, and how to apply for some of the ‘ticket only’ events can be found on the Lindfield Arts Festival website. Details of the Lindfield Arts Film Festival are detailed below:-
Saturday 11th May
10 am - 12 Noon United Reform Church, Lindﬁeld High Street;
Screening the festival judging panel’s choices in the Filmmakers competition and announcing the
winner to the Lindﬁeld Arts Festival Filmmakersʼ competition.
Three working photographers who will each show a ﬁlm and discuss its making and their views on documentary.
11am Free Church Lewis Road, Lindﬁeld:-
FEATURE Director Nick Askew. Film: On the Train Kyoto; A short ﬁlm about an artist called Morgan.
Nick makes very revealing ﬁlms about lifeʼs lessons and learnings, This Event is not ticketed.
11.30 am Free Church Lewis Road, Lindﬁeld:-
FEATURE; Director Phill Stebbing. Film: Afghan Star
After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop idol
has come to Afghanistan. This ﬁlm follows the dramatic stories of four contestants craving to succeed in the
emerging Pop culture. This Event is not ticketed
12.30 am Free Church Lewis Road, Lindﬁeld:-
FEATURE; Director Clare Richards. Film: Woman on Tap
A documentary about a community of women in Barrow in Furness who come together through a tap dance class. This Event is not ticketed
15.30pm Free Church, Lewis Road, Lindﬁeld:-
FEATURE; Director Hax. Living Positively
A documentary on how one man in Kenya has managed to turn his life around after becoming HIV Positive after a life of drink and drug to become a pillar in his community and educator against the stigma of HIV and Aids in East Africa. This Event is not ticketed.
Film History in Focus
14.15 pm United Reform Church,Top Floor, High Street, Lindﬁeld.
FEATURE; An interview with Sandra Lean
A very rare interview with Lady Sandra Lean, wife of acclaimed director David Lean. Amongst his many ﬁlms is ʻLawrence of Arabiaʼ. Sandra will reveal the man behind the director, Sharing, anecdotes and his approach to ﬁlmmaking and story telling.
Sunday the 12th May
Two workshop event run by Richard Melman and Delissa Needham, there is a rare opportunity to get some insightful advice on succeeding in todays broadcast world.
Between them Delissa and Richard have commissioned, produced, directed or ﬁlmed over 1000 hours of programs. They’ve worked with the BBC, C4 and C5, ITV, History, Discovery, Nat. Geo, PBS, CNN and many more. Their work has ranged from “God’s Nudists” to the “Cold War” and pretty much everything in between.
12.15 Bent Arms, Lindﬁeld High Street:-
Filmmaking Workshop 1: 101 ways not to get your programme commissioned
Run by Richard Melman and Delissa Needham.
Richard and Delissa have learned the hard way, the wrong way, the vaguely immoral way and occasionally -
the right way, of getting brilliant (and some not quite so brilliant) television ideas commissioned.
14.15 Bent Arms, Lindﬁeld High Street:-
Filmmaking Workshop 2: How to construct a riveting Narrative
The second workshop by Richard and Delissa again is on a crucial subject in the world of documentary making.
Hax, the ﬁlm festival organiser, who knows the two presenters well says that knowing both of their dry sense of humour these two workshops will not only be very informative, but also very amusing.