SOUTHWARK.TV FESTIVAL of Film & Photography
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SOUTHWARK.TV FESTIVAL of Film & Photography|
for the Mental Health Community
9th-12th October 2006
Corsica Studios, 5 Elephant Road SE17 1LB
Daily 2-8pm Admission Free
Awards For All funding generously funded this event organised by Southwark.TV and the Community TV Trust.
Media training was provided for four partner groups enabling a week of film screenings, talks and a photographic exhibition to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2006.
The partners in this project were Castle Arts, Cooltan Arts, Mental Fight Club and Creative Routes, each presented material on a different day of the festival. The schedule was as follows:
Monday October 9th: Castle Arts.
Castle Arts offered a photographic project of the local built environment, plus a new film "Animal Talk"
Tuesday October 10th: Mental Fight Club
Mental Fight Club presented films by members and David Neita presented another new offering from Ben Okri's epic poem, 'Mental Fight', while Edgar Allan Poe rounded off with panache and dark force
Wednesday October 11th: Cooltan Arts
Cooltan drummed, filmed and recited
Thursday October 12th: Creative Routes
Creative Routes offered much from their video archive plus a fine new video+animation work, 'Omnibus'
Southwark.TV Festival media trainers were
Ilaria Mare - Castle Arts and Cooltan Arts
Howard Garfield - Mental Fight Club
Babis Alexiadis and Martin Ford - Creative Routes
Ilaria had worked twice before with Castle Arts on Southwark.TV projects, but was making her debut with Cooltan Arts; Howard, a professional video editor, assisted MFC with post production on footage from their recent events; Babis, for animation, and Martin, for video production & filmmaking, are regular trainers with Creative Routes.
The theme of film and photography was stretched considerably by two of the four groups: Mental Fight Club's evening featured a stage performance by Sticking Place Theatre of "The Premature Burial", a play based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, and Cooltan Arts offered more of a 'club night' with a poetry recital and a drumming workshop, the latter being open for anyone to join.
Each day of the festival ran from 2pm to 8pm.
Admission was of course free and refreshments were available.
POET & FILMMAKER DAVID NEITA
invitation on Tuesday 10th October to:
THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE ADAPTATION OF BEN OKRIíS MENTAL FIGHT PART V: HARMONY OF POLITICS & HEART
~AN ELECT FILM~
IN ASSOCIATION WITH MENTAL FIGHT CLUB
SOUTHWARK TV AND SMILING CAT FILMS
This radical five-minute film will be screening on a loop from 2pm till 5:30pm after which a party will follow where the filmmaker will discuss the film.
Other attractions include the film A Time To Be Real by the Video Boyz,
Go & Open the Door by D Rosier and Leaving The House by Mathew Kvasnic.
An exhibition of the latest images and text from Mental Fight Club photographers and pet-owners.
A special evening performance of The Premature Burial by the Sticking Place (www.stickingplace.com)
The event is part of the Southwark.TV Festival of Film & Photography for the mental health sector to mark World Mental Health Day 2006