Hansel of Film now well on the way

11 April 2012

Hansel of Film now well on the way

Photo by Billy Fox


The Hansel of Film project is coming along very well. Mid-way through March, Shetland Arts announced that it had chosen the first 'runner' for Hansel of Film. 'Gypsy Waggon Artist' Rory Coxhill will be transporting the films from Ucheldre community arts centre, Anglesey, to the Belfast Film Festival, in a van covered with colourful Pakistani art. The van was painted by Rory and artist Haider Ali for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Since then, a number of other runners have been selected and their profiles are available to view on the website, alongside an ever-growing selection of excellent short-films: http://hansel2012.org .


A Hansel of Film - Shetland to Southampton and Back is a relay of screenings of short films made by the public from all across the UK. It is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration from the 21st of June and running until the 9th of September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. Members of the public can get involved by submitting a film, volunteering to transport the films between venues, and/or attending an event. The films are relayed between participating venues by 'runners'; that is, individuals who will employ whatever means of transport they can devise to get the right films to the right venue on time.


You can get involved with Hansel of Film by submitting a film, volunteering to become a runner and/or attending an event. The deadline for volunteering to become a runner or submitting a film is the 18th of May.


Tickets for the events are free but booking is strongly recommended. To get involved or for more information, please visit the website http://hansel2012.org.




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