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Midlands Showcase Archive - ID Fest in Derby

By midlandsmovies, Aug 24 2013 12:37PM

For Easter, Midlands Movies Mike takes a look at the upcoming iDFest 2013 which is fast approaching in the next few months! He liaised with Peter Munford, iDFest Assistant, who told him what this year has in store...

In November 2010, QUAD in Derby launched iDFest, a film festival examining English identity in its many forms. Guests including David Morrissey and Matt Greenhaigh attended and participated in special events alongside screenings highlighting the very best in classic, contemporary and emerging filmmaking and in 2013, Derby’s centre for art and film is proud to announce to return of iDFest to the city from May 9th – 12th 2013.

The festival then returned in May 2012 with a focus upon the theme of Heroes. Heroes in front of the camera and those unsung heroes working behind it were celebrated over the festival weekend and QUAD were proud to welcome luminaries of British cinema including Mike Hodges, Paddy Considine and Brian Blessed. For iDFest 2013 the festival shall be looking at the theme of Family and its representation in cinema. From Thursday 9th May to Sunday 13th May 2013 the festival will showcase outstanding examples of cinema dealing with both the dark and light sides of both traditional and informal families.

The 2013 festival Heroes of Cinema programme will celebrate the talent and career of one of Derby’s greatest filmmaking heroes, Alan Bates. Alongside this the festival shall host a series of workshops, showcase events and introductions from leading figures in the UK film industry that are sure to provide tomorrow’s filmmaking talent and cinema lovers alike with informative, engaging and entertaining accounts of the film industry.

The full festival programme will be unveiled as part of the official launch of the ID Fest website in the next few weeksat the Festivals website here - http://www.idfest.co.uk

Around the festival’s screenings, talks and workshops there will also be a number of other events including DJ nights, film quizzes, and the return of the 24 Hour film challenge where filmmakers are given just 24 hours to shoot and edit a short film, with prizes awarded to the best.

iDFest is keen to enable bloggers and podcasters the chance to write and record during the course of the festival in our blogging station. There will also be the chance to interview some of the festival’s special guests in exclusive press conferences. Those who attended last year will have fond memories of our blogging station, both in terms of the camaraderie that developed amongst the bloggers over the weekend and also the much appreciated air-conditioning!

Peter explained that even if you are unable to make it to Derby over the festival weekend then we please do keep a close eye on the iDFest website and look out for coverage both online and in print. If you are able to celebrate the festival from where you are then please feel free to share your articles, blogs and podcasts with us by email on the festivals Facebook page http://on.fb.me/yzvjqH and via Twitter https://twitter.com/ID_Fest

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