LAZY FRIDAY: FILM EVENTS

Are you a budding film maker with an environmental message to get out to the world?

If so, beg or borrow a camera and spend this weekend making your own short film – and it might be shown at the Beyond TV festival which opens in Swansea next month.

Hosted by media charity, Undercurrents, the theme of the festival is social justice and environmental action and the deadline for submissions has been extended to October 25.

You can submit short documentaries, music videos or animated features but dramas using actors will not be accepted.

Your feature needs to be at least 30 seconds long but no longer than 60 minutes. The best of the bunch will be shown at the festival which runs from November 28 – December 1 at venues in Swansea. For more information and the full submission guidelines, check out here.

You can also see footage from last year’s festival at:

However if watching, rather than making films, is more your thing, then the 51st London Film Festival is taking place at the moment. It will be showing a huge range of films – including some not likely to be seen again in the UK.

Events are taking place at cinemas and theatres until the end of October and as well as indoor entertainment, there are some outdoor screenings in Trafalgar Square. At 6.30pm tonight, you could catch Capital Tales – a whistlestop tour of London over the past 100 years which includes 25 rarely seen films.

You can see the full festival programme here.

Also in London, the annual Bloomsbury Festival opened today and there will be a variety of events throughout the weekend.

There are too many to mention but they include writing your own Bloomsbury story, author readings for adults and children, live music, Bollywood screenings, guided walks and much more.

You can download a full programme here.

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