Archive for April, 2015

Hebden Bridge: A 700 Year Story


And How It Was Nearly Lost


Hebden Bridge 700 year story Cinema Poster


Saturday 2 May, 5pm, Hebden Bridge Picture House. Doors open 4.30pm

Includes introduction and Q&A session


From Excalibur Productions comes a film celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Calder Civic Trust and their successful campaign to prevent the demolition of most of Hebden Bridge in the 1960s.

The second half of this film has a montage of remarkable images of the parts of the town that had already been destroyed before the campaign began and there are some remarkable buildings that were lost at that time. It also reveals a secret plan to knock down nearly all the town centre that we know today.

On the the weekend when the first ever ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ cycle race will come through the Calder Valley, so the film starts with the razamatazz of people waiting for the Tour de France between Hebden Bridge and Cragg Vale last year when 340,000 people lined the roads of Calderdale, and is peppered with some funny anecdotes from local people. But after looking at last year’s Tour de France, it tells the story of how the town came into being and it’s development from a few buildings on the river in 1314 to the great textile town that it became in late Victorian England and then through it’s gradual decline.

But how do you mix together last year’s Tour de France with the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Calder Civic Trust, as well as the 700th anniversary of Bridge Mill, the 200th anniversary of the original Stoodley Pike monument and the 100th anniversary of the World War One? This was the challenge facing filmmaker Nick Wilding, as he prepared this latest film.

‘Hebden Bridge, A 700 Year Story , and how it was nearly lost, attempts to do just this. The story includes Henry VIII, Roundheads and Cavaliers, stagecoaches and the Hebden Bridge ‘Brigg Races’.

At the end there is a Q&A with the filmmaker and one or two founder members of the Calder Civic Trust.




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Making it in May – Claymation Animation Workshop


Wednesday 6 May, 7 – 9pm at Dean Clough Halifax


Making it is a monthly night where artists, creatives and makers of any discipline can come together for experimentation, exchange of ideas, networking and skills sharing opportunities at IOU Studio. All sessions are free.

Rozi is a freelance animation artist, creating animation for projections,  installations, theatre productions,  TV broadcast and also her own short films. Rozi also works as a participatory artist on projects involving visual arts as well as animation.

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Submissions Now Open for Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2015


Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.

Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: The Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or.

Submissions are now open for the 2015 festival. Click here for further details




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British Youth Film Academy Summer Camp



13 July – 14 August 2015 Monday to Friday.


The BYFA delivers activity packed Summer Camps in its regions around the production of a feature length film. The Summer Camp operates over five weeks during the summer holidays with full residential status, and out students are trained in a wide variety of skills in front of and behind the camera.


For further details click here.




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Children’s Film First Conference


Children's Film First Logo


23 & 24 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium


The Children’s Film First Conference is a new Europe-wide conference for everyone who works with children to educate and inspire them about film.

For further details click here.



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The 3rd Fantastiq Festival of Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy




FANTASTIQ is back for another weekend of horror, sci-fi and fantasy films and television. We’ll have special guests on hand to discuss their work plus many exciting screenings including previews, documentaries and 35mm classics from the vaults.

For further details click here.




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