Cherry Kino presents wondermental at Leeds International Film Festival

10.11.10
Dates: 4-21 November | Location: Leeds International Film Festival The experimental film strand of the Leeds IFF is curated and organised by Cherry Kino, a film organisation specialising in ‘wondermental’ cinema – films that fill you with, and make you, wonder! The programme welcomes works from film history by Gunvor Nelson, Warren Sonbert and David Larcher (Mare’s Tail) alongside screenings of contemporary short works from a multitude of artists/filmmakers ...
Kim Knowles

18.10.10
Point Line Plane, Simon Payne APEngine talks to Kim Knowles, about how she first got interested in the avant-garde, her Diversions project, and her programming for Edinburgh Film Festival’s Black Box. How did your film education start? My early film education was quite shocking. Those people that go, “Oh yes, my parents took me to the cinema when I was six and the first film I saw ...
Awards Season by Ajay RS Hothi
23.09.10
Ajay RS Hothi considers two development programmes for artist filmmakers. The shortlist for the second annual series of FLAMIN Production awards has just been announced. A funding scheme for London-based artist filmmakers, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network provides in 2010 eleven development awards of £1,000 before shortlisting between two to five artists for production awards of up to £50,000. Five production grants were awarded in the ...
Maxa Zoller on Sarah Turner’s Perestroika

14.09.10
Sarah Turner, Perestroika (2009). Image courtesy of the artist The term Perestroika literally means ‘restructuring’ and refers to the political changes in Soviet Russia under Mikhail Gorbachev. 1987 marked the end of the first phase of Perestroika and it is also the year of Sarah Turner’s first journey to Russia. Turner’s feature-length film retraces a train journey through Siberia undertaken with her friend Sian, who died ...
Sarah Turner on Perestroika

16.10.09
Sarah Turner APEngine talks to Sarah Turner, about her new experimental feature, Perestroika, which premieres at the London Film Festival. Why did you start making films? Oh god, I wasn’t really expecting a question like that! I went to art school because basically I was useless. Like everyone who goes to art school. There’s a quote – something like “People who go to art school don’t know what to ...
Helen De Witt on the London Film Festival

16.10.09
Helen De Witt With the London Film Festival just about in full swing, we talk to Helen De Witt, the Festival’s Producer. Hi Helen. Now, you’re the producer of the London Film Festival… Yes, and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. How many festivals are there? The two that I produce and two that are run by the BFI. Which are the other two? No, just these two. I wanted to first ...