Portobello Film Festival 2–19 Sept 2010



At its heart, the 15th Portobello Film Festival had the same three principles that underpinned the first festival in 1995:

Film submissions for the Festival were free and came from
all over the world. Without exception, all were shown.

All screenings and events were free to the public.

The Festival was organised almost entirely by volunteers.

This year, we screened over 600 new short films to an estimated audience of 10,000. We also staged popular mainstream movies at children’s matinee shows.
We recruited 18 volunteers for our Event Management Practical Work Experience programme for unemployed people. The volunteers were a key factor in the overall success of the Festival.
We used four venues on and around Notting Hill’s Portobello Road: Westbourne Studios, The Pop Up Cinema; the Inn on the Green; and the Tabernacle.

In the Artist’s Eye programme, artists introduced their favourite films at the Pop Up Cinema and gave a short talk on the films they’d chosen. Artists and their choices included Blek Le Rat (Performance), Andrew Logan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Patrick Hughes (Buster Keaton’s The Boat) and Matt Clark (the Empire Strikes Back).
The London Film Makers Convention programme ran over six days and featured over 200 new films by London filmmakers.

The Festival commissioned local historian Tom Vague to write an essay on the history of art and artists in Notting Hill and Portobello. This was published in part in the Festival programme and is still available in its entirety on the Film Festival website, portobellofilmfestival.com
Another Festival highlight was a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 classic The Passion Of Joan Of Arc with a live soundtrack from In the Nursery.

The 2010 Awards Ceremony, held at the Pop Up Cinema, was, as always, a celebration of the entire event, and open to all. Twelve films won awards in categories like Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Comedy and Best Art Film.

Audience survey
This year we decided to canvas the opinions of our audience. We used a short survey form and 97 of those were completed. The main findings were:
The audience were 49% female, 51% male
Their average age was 33, with 44% under 30.
Eighty percent came from London and 27% were from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Of those who answered the ethnicity question, 39% defined themselves as other than white. Fifty-one percent had attended the Festival before while 49% were visiting for the first time. Participants in the survey were invited to rate the Festival from one to five, with one indicating poor and five good. The average score was 4.6.

Respondents were near unanimous that they would attend the Festival again, with the exception of one who wrote ‘maybe’. Asked if they would like to attend future networking events associated with film, 88% said yes, 4% answered maybe and 8% answered no.

Press coverage
As well as coverage in the major listings publications like the Guardian, Independent, Times and Time out, the Festival had editorial coverage in The Times, The Guardian Guide, Grazia magazine and The Independent.



Guardian Guide, Saturday 28th August



The Independent’s New Review, Saturday 28th August



Grazia, September edition



The Times, Thursday September 2nd


 

 

   

Portobello Film Festival 2–19 Sept 2010
AWARDS




Click Here For Full Programme (PDF)


The Awards for the 15th Portobello Film Festival announced on the 20th September 2010 are:

Best Film:
The Addiction Trilogy

Best Documentary:
PNG Style

Best Drama:
Vinyl

Best Animation:
Superstitous

Best Art Film:
Ascent Into The Maelstrom

Best Music/Soundtrack:
In The Nursery

Best Screenplay:
Same Shit Different Day

Best Foreign Film:
Battlefield

Best Comedy:
Papa Wrestling

Video cafe Award:
The Syzygy

Best London Film:
Conformists

Most Promising Newcomer:
Maps And Stars And Music

Portobello Film Festival Award Ceremony 19 September 2010 live in the Pop Up Cinema on youtube here:
Award Ceremony Part 1
Award Ceremony Part2
Award Ceremony Part3





Shortlist
of nominees for Portobello Film Festival Awards Ceremony 19 September 2010Best


Documentary

Calling ET
Not In Our Name
Power Of The Vagina
Sacred Hoop

Best Drama
Army Strong
Godforsaken
Leave Him
Love Does Grow On Trees
Today Is Friday

Best Animation
Final Thoughts
Afro Goblin
Marriage Of The Thames
The Hand Of God

Best Art Film
Clouds Fly West
Destino
Stuart Pound Dance 0 to 19
Transmission Log 1

Best Music/Soundtrack
Masman
Stealing Elvis
The Last Beast In The Sky Blixa Bargeld

Best Screenplay
Tomorrow
Victim
Whirling Dervish
Pre Paradise

Best Foreign Film
18 Frames Per Second
Addiction Trilogy
El Padre
Il Memento Justo
Inter Cambio

Best Comedy
Bititsch
Fund This
Furred Man
Three

Video Cafe Award
Blue Eyed Son
For Ever In Life
Love Inc
Still Life

Best London Film
Flood Light
I Want To See In Colour
Monologue
Mutate Britain: Portobello Rocks

Most Promising Newcomer
Basta Ya
Executing Oedipus
Hit The Big Time
Rex Stupendous


 










Photos by Rose Conte and Ken Macdonald


Award Ceremony Part 1




Award Ceremony Part2




Award Ceremony Part3



 

 


   

Portobello Film Festival 2–19 Sept 2010
HIGHLIGHTS



Click Here For Full Programme (PDF)
If you're looking for a film use the Find facility on the pdf.


THU 2 SEPT
Grand opening; Greg Halls SSDD
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)


FRI 3 SEPT
Holy Mountain / Dotmasters;
Performance / Blek Le Rat

POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

The Empire Strikes Back
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS - BAR 6pm
(programme)

Comedy
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


SAT 4 SEPT
Surfs Up
TABERNACLE 11AM
REPEATED AT POP UP CINEMA 2.30PM
(programme)

Mr Hulot's Holiday / Inkie
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

Horror
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)


SUN 5 SEPT
Alvin & The Chipmunks 2
TABERNACLE 11AM
REPEATED AT POP UP CINEMA 2.30PM
(programme)

Animation; Barbarella / LIVE
ThisisBabooshka

POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

Spanish Films
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)


MON 6 SEPT
London Film-makers; Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


TUE 7 SEPT
London Film-makers; Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)

Bad Taste
INN ON THE GREEN 7pm
(programme)


WED 8 SEPT
London Film-makers; Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)

Comedy
INN ON THE GREN 6pm
(programme)


THU 9 SEPT
London Film-makers; Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)

Punkvert
INN ON THE GREN 6pm
(programme)



FRI 10 SEPT
Spanish; Freestyle / Kolton Lee
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

London Film-makers
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


SAT 11 SEPT
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
TABERNACLE 11AM
REPEATED AT POP UP CINEMA 2.30PM
(programme)

Music Videos and Documentaries;
The Passion Of Joan of Arc/ In The
Nursery LIVE
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

London Film-makers Convention

WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)


SUN 12 SEPT
Planet 51
TABERNACLE 11AM
REPEATED AT POP UP CINEMA 2.30PM
(programme)

Drama; The Boat / Patrick Hughes
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

London Film-makers
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)


MON 13 SEPT
International Drama
plus Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


TUE 14 SEPT
Documentaries plus Video Cafe
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


WED 15 SEPT
Caribbean Film Corner
TABERNACLE 7pm
(programme)

Art Documentaries
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)

Documentaries and Drama
INN ON THE GREEN 6pm
(programme)


THU 16 SEPT
Caribbean Film Corner
TABERNACLE 7pm
(programme)

Dutch films
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)

Africa Night; Emotan LIVE
INN ON THE GREEN 6pm
(programme)


FRI 17 SEPT
Animation; Thoroughly Modern
Millie / Andrew Logan
POP UP CINEMA 6:30pm
(programme)

Drama
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 6pm
(programme)


SAT 18 SEPT
Carribean Films for Kids 9AM
Princess & The Frog 11AM
TABERNACLE
(programme)

Princess & The Frog 2.30PM
Hamburg Films with talks
POP UP CINEMA 6.30PM
(programme)

Comedy and Drama
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)


SUN 19 SEPT
Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang
TABERNACLE 11AM
REPEATED AT POP UP CINEMA 2.30PM
(programme)

Programmers Choice
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS 1pm
(programme)

Best Of and Awards Ceremony

POP UP CINEMA 7pm
(programme)

 
Photos by Rose Conte and Ken Macdonald














 

 


   

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