Edge City Films documentary Lost In France releases in UK and Ireland with a special event screening hosted by Glasgow Film Festival on Tuesday 21st February. Simulcast live from Glasgow’s legendary venue O2 ABC, the night starts with a screening of the film, followed by a one-off performance by acclaimed musicians Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock & Paul Savage (The Delgados).

Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the 90′s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground, the Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap and other seminal musicians and bands.

The O2 ABC event has sold out but you can still grab tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event at the following cinemas:

 

Lost In France is an Irish-UK co-production funded by Irish Film Board and Creative Scotland and directed by Niall McCann. It was produced by Nicky Gogan at Still Films, and Paul Welsh through DigiCult’s sister company Edge City Films. The film will be released theatrically in the UK and Ireland by Curzon / Artificial Eye from 24th February.

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Let there be Northern Lights… in London!

The Centre of Experimental and Documentary Film/ DocWest/ CREAM at the University of Westminster, the Creative Media Academy of the University of the West of Scotland and Lansdowne Productions in conjunction with Birkbeck Cinema would like to invite you to their special screening and discussion of the mass participation documentary We Are Northern Lights. The event will be held at Birkbeck Cinema on Thursday 11th September.

With only weeks to go before the people of Scotland cast their vote on whether or not to remain as part of the United Kingdom there seems no better time to reflect upon a documentary that aspires to be a digitally democratic representation of the Scottish people.

To see the film’s trailer please visit: www.wearenorthernlights.com

The Northern Lights documentary project took place over 3 months in 2012 and invited the people of Scotland to submit footage of the places, people and thoughts most important to them. The project engaged over 70,000 people and received over 300 hours of footage. The resulting feature documentary – We Are Northern Lights – was the first ever Scottish documentary to receive a theatrical release within the cinema multiplex chain, Cineworld.

Whilst experiencing commercial and critical success in Scotland, including a BAFTA Scotland nomination, the film has never before been screened in England.

For this unique screening we will be joined by Professor Nick Higgins, the project’s producer and the film’s director, to discuss the film and identity politics on the eve of the Independence vote.

Click here to register for free tickets.

 

For the first time, Digicult’s complete award winning catalogue of Scottish shorts is available to international buyers and our new distribution, sales, and marketing executive, Belle Doyle, is attending this year’s Clermont-ferrrand International Short Film Festival Market to promote the films (February 4th-8th 2013).

To celebrate the Scottish talent behind these films, DigiCult has published the first edition of a new market paper where buyers, festivals, and film makers can find information on all the shorts we’ve made over the last four years.

DOWNLOAD THE CLERMONT-FERRAND FEB 2013 EDITION CATALOGUE (.PDF)

New invigorating editions of the paper will appear for each major market and festival we attend through the year. And each edition will itemise an expanding catalogue of new and exemplary shorts and features from Scotland. We are selling Scottish film and talent to the world. First stop Clermont this month …

Cutting Loose has won the best documentary award at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol.

The Festival, which ran form the 18-23rd of September, is one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging film and animation talent.

The jury had this to say about Cutting Loose:

” The winning film is one full of respect, love, optimism and stylistic exuberance. It contains a simple and strong social message: treat people – however badly they have erred – with respect, and they will repay you in kind. The lead character really stayed with the jury – we all discovered in out meeting that we had wept at the same point. There were so many tiny moments. And the access the filmmakers got was simply extraordinary”

A massive congratualtions to Adrian McDowall and Finlay Pretsell for their beautiful documentary and this impressive win.

Cutting Loose Wins In USA

DigiCult/Imagine Co-Production Charms US Audiences

Congratulations to Finlay, Adrian and all the team behind Cutting Loose for picking-up the jury prize for Best Short Documentary at the RiverRun International Film Festival in North Carolina (USA).

This well-attended, well respected festival in the heartlands of America is run as a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. The festival’s mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives offered by our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.

On that note, we welcome the people of North Carolina into the lives of Scotland’s prison population – their hairstyles, lifestyles, hopes and dreams.