Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Film Entries Now Closed

The deadlines for the festival and for the Islanders Film Award are now both closed.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

There is still time to enter the "Your Winnipeg" competition being held in conjunction with Guy Maddin's new film, "My Winnipeg." Check out our previous post on the contest or you can learn more about the contest by clicking here.

Good luck to all and thanks again!

-The Branchage Team

Your Winnipeg Competition!

Inspired by the release of MY WINNIPEG, Soda Pictures in conjunction with Four Docs, 3 MinuteWonder, The Branchage Film Festival & Destination Winnipeg will be launching the filmmakingcompetition ‘Your Winnipeg’. Entrants are invited to submit a 3-minute documentary about their hometown being as experimental and creatively adventurous as they dare!Guy Maddin will join a jury of industry professionals to select the winning entry, which will be screened on Channel 4 and included on the DVD release of MY WINNIPEG. The winner will also be rewarded with £1500 and a holiday to Winnipeg, Canada. 3 runner-up films will also be screened on Channel 4 and the winners will receive £1500. A selection of further films will join the prize-winning entries and be shown at Branchage Film Festival late September.Full details are be available at WWW.YOURWINNIPEG.CO.UK


London Launch Party!

The Branchage Jersey International Film Festival officially kicked off with the London Launch Party which was held on August 4th at the Curzon Cinemas in Soho. Not only was the Progamme made public, but trailers directed by Michael Pearce and Brian Liu, which were made for the Branchage festival, were screened for the partygoers.

Following the trailers was a special showing from the Jersey Archives, 'Jersey: Your Holiday Island' (1958), which was narrated by Kenneth More. After the vintage video, the audience was treated to Jersey's very own Velofax (Maven Records) who played along to the opening credits of the classic Jersey-based television program, 'Bergerac.'

The launch was topped off with a drinks reception at the bar where Branchage's own programmer, Philip Ilson played tunes for the crowd while they drank beer and looked over the brand new Branchage brochures showing them what they had to look forward to come the festival at the end of September.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Festival Trailers!

Hello Fans of Branchage!

We are proud to announce the debut of the first three trailers for the Branchage Film Festival! There will be more to follow in the future but for now here are three short trailers shot on the island of the moment Jersey! Enjoy!