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Midlands Spotlight - The Short Cinema Festival 2015

By midlandsmovies, Aug 5 2015 07:33PM

The Short Cinema Film Festival in Leicester has just passed its submission deadline in late July and now is preparing for this year’s event taking place later in August. Mike finds out about all the details surrounding this long-standing Midlands fest...

2015 will see Leicester’s Short Cinema Festival expand over to a two day showcase on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August.

Locally, these dates coincide with the last weekend of Leicester’s ‘City Festival’ – full details here - which forms part of a whole host of events over the last week in August.

Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre will be filled with entertainment including sports, culture, film, music, art, heritage and more. The Short Cinema will be running alongside other well-established festival favourites like Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Journeys Festival, Sports Fest, City Music Festival, Old Town Festival and Cosmopolitan Carnival.

Plus there will be some exciting new events for 2015 including the 530th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth and the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

This time, the Short Cinema Festival has added a new film category, ‘Shortish Cinema’, for films that are between 15 to 30 minutes as well as bringing back their ‘International Departures Lounge’ programme after its success last year.

The festival organizer, Alexzandra Jackson, hopes the festival can continue to work on what makes it such a special event for audiences and local film makers.

“The festival also provides filmmakers with an opportunity to meet and discuss their work with their peers, strengthening bonds with the Midlands filmmaking community”.

Over the last nine years, The Short Cinema has grown from a small grassroots screening to a much bigger (but still grass roots) festival. Its aim is to continue this growth, exploring and providing new opportunities for anyone involved in Midlands film to develop and exhibit their work, both in the region and around the world.

To book tickets to the various screenings please check out the times and links below:

Festival Screenings

TSC: The Shortish Cinema Friday 28th August 18:00 Phoenix Cinema


TSC: Main Competition Saturday 29th August 19:00 Phoenix Cinema



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