The North East’s Mark Jackson and Carly Bowie have had their short film ‘Smith’ accepted for entry into the Imperial War Museum’s Film Festival and Competition.
The Fraserburgh-based filmmakers were notified of the exciting news this week.
The festival screenings will take place in the museum’s cinema between 2nd December 2011 and 24th February 2012, though the bulk of the screenings are scheduled for January and February 2012.
The project was shot on a budget, filmed around Fraserburgh over a period of three days, and features local man Henry Duthie MBE, in the title role.
Since completion in 2009, it has had a number of screenings across the North East and elsewhere, most notably Edinburgh’s Leith Short Film Festival in summer 2010. Now, Smith is traveling further afield.
Organisers of the IWM Film Festival, which is now in its 11th year, said more than 40 films were submitted this year and 27 were accepted. (The IWM is currently compiling its Festival web content, which will go live in the next few weeks.)
The criteria for the festival comes from the Museum’s collections and exhibitions – filmmakers have to use them for inspiration. For the films that go on to entry into the competition, there are three categories:
Mark and Carly are busy on projects and have promised to keep IADF up to date with their projects’ progress. (That’s a hint to all you film and video folk out there!!)
Mark Jackson is a former journalist and Carly Bowie is a film and TV graduate from Aberdeen College.