Boris-Noris has been selected amount a bunch of other lovely films of emerging British filmmakers collaboratively between Into Film and the British Council for their educational value and artistry. I was approached by into film and was delighted to have my film put into the collection. You can find more information on the erect here.
Last month i had the pleasure of joint Puppet Place's Emma Windsor for a one on one Q&A at the Exeter Phoenix, discussing the role of women in Puppetry as part of Emma's rolling program of films created by women using all forms of puppetry. Which has taken Boris-Noris to several locations over the last year. It was a pleasure and honor to discuss my films and the role of females in the relatively small industries of stop-motion and puppetry.
Look at them all! yay festival ahoy. It's been and continues to be a busy couple of months for the boys September was a particular good month screening at the puppet festival in a woman in puppetry programer, The smalls festival, Encounters and Canterbury Anifest. With a screening in october on Belfast as part of Cine magic last week and screening in Portugal in mid November 6th-12th November as Cinanima , were hoping for a few more but we also have our first festival coming up in the new year 2018 in Paris with Cine Junior's which is part of a touring program.
It was with great delight that Boris-Noris was accepted in competition at this years Encounters film Festival. This was one of my hopeful three festivals for this film as it is a festival very close to my heart as it's based where i live and is also probably one of the best and most well respected festivals in England. Being down the road form my house means I always make an effort to go to the festival in one capasity or another but it was amazing to go as a film maker this year, which was maid even enter by the fact that Boris's goofy face was splashed everywhere from program headers, posters to my own additional postcards and badges. We had great fun and was a brilliant festival. I even got to do my first Q+A (which was hosted by my new husband Ben Mitchell).
It was a huge honour for me to have my film played at this year stop-motion Barcelona. Not only is Barcelona one of my favourite cities of all time but stop-motion only festivals always feel like the cherry on top of film festival. It's wonderful to be accepted into any film festival or event, but animation and then stop-motion only on top always feels like your being judged/seen by the purest viewers and the most exciting jury/screening panel. Also this festival although quite small (for now) was so inclusive even though i couldn't actually go. I was asked to do a little hello video which you can see at the bottom and the programer/organiser was so lovely and complimentary about the boys. I really want to go next year- just have to make another film....
Another film festival this time at Zline Film Festival in Kudlov, Czech Republic. Being screened as part of Zlín Dog - Student Animations 3. Big lovers of stop motion and slap stick comedy some really charming films are in competition over there. So if your able to attend it's really worth a visit.
The festival is held at CHAPTER and the film will be screening on the 6th May 2017 at 10:15am and 11:45am.
Over the last couple of months Boris-Noris has been lucky enough to be screened both in Blackpool at the Fylde Films Showcase and up in Manchester at the creative industries Trafford showcase. After dozens of submissions were so happy at B+N HQ to see the little guys out and about entraining people around the country/world.
We've recently gotten word that the guys will be screened in a few more festivals in the upcoming months so stay tuned for further updates and hopefully you'll get a chance to go see the film along side some great company in a screening near you soon
Boris and Noris first night out will be in the big old USA, in Allentown PA. This will be my first film to make it across to the US, so i'm very excited, the four day festival is a mixed bag of all kinds of cinematic delights. I hope the nice folks of Allentown are kind to the brothers, and perhaps even bring me back some accolade? we can dream boys, we can dream.
This is a space for development work of my grad film BORIS-NORIS. A slap stick stop-motion film about NOT sharing.