Beyond the Wave Film Festival

Beyond the Wave Film Festival at Brighton’s Big Screen

Published On July 8, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Brighton Big Screen
Thurs & Fri 10th – 11th July
FREE

Beyond the Wave Film Festival bring an alternative selection of meaningful, fun and adventurous coastal themed shorts to Brighton’s Big Screen this July.

Shorts include a special 23min. edit of the multi award winning: “North of the Sun” by Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum (kindly lend to us by The European Outdoor Film Tour),  “Sea of Glass” by Sean Vicary (screened at the National Theatre), Corin Taylor’s Bristol Encounters award winning “To the Sea”, Caleb Yule’s immensely popular ‘This is Brighton”, “Killing Waves”, the story of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) directed and produce by Carlos Carneiro from London Sessions Productions (in association with Dazed&Confused) plus two Canadian film surprises: Kalum Ko’s “The Questions we ask” and Mark Moore’s “Moments in time”. We are also proud to present the locally made “The Sea&Me” by Alan Stockdale

I went along yesterday to enjoy an afternoon of free film and I definitely did enjoy myself. The selection is great with everything from arty seaside themed shorts to slick movie style stories. My favourites included “This is Brighton” by Caleb Yule, a project which took ten months to create and involved over 45,000 stills of Brighton people, landmarks and events. These pictures of the City I love combined with the ‘Cinematic Orchestra’ track that accompanied the piece gave me goosebumps! If you know and love Brighton then this short is for you!

I also really enjoyed “North of the Sun” a twenty minute film about two boys who decide to brave the Norweigan Winter and self build a cabin by the sea using refuse found on the beach so they can experience the great surf that only comes to this bay in the coldest months of year. This is a funny and moving piece about friendship, isolation and going back to a simple way of life. It even makes you want to go there by the end despite the snow!

This project is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN). Curated by Julia Horbaschk.

The final screening for the festival are at the end of this week so don’t miss out!

Keep an eye the Big Screen Facebook events page and Twitter for updates #BeyondTheWave

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