6pm, Sunday 5 February, Opera House
Join us as we award the winners of our first Black and White Short Film Competition.
We are delighted to have received submissions from across the globe, this includes films from Japan, Iran, Italy, Israel, USA, Canada and Switzerland.
All shortlisted entries will be screened as part of this special event at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Opera House, a unique venue, built in 1939 as a cine-variety theatre, combining a super cinema with a world class stage for theatrical performance. The venue, with a capacity of just under 3000 is the second largest in the UK and the only venue of this type and size to hold permanent HD/Surround Sound cinema capability. As if that weren’t enough, the Opera House is the last word in Art Deco luxury with a number of spectacularly designed rooms and spaces straight out of the Hollywood Glamour era.
All entries are competing to win Blackpool’s Golden Seagull award with a cash prize of £500. There will be two additional awards: Runner Up and the People’s Choice Award.
2017 Film Shortlist
- Black Comedy – Luigi Pane
- Me, Baby and the Alligator – Jean Faucher
- Hollamby’s Hill – Joe Gilbert
- Hole – Qian Zhuang
- Silence – Hamish Downie
- The Day my Gran Rode a Rollercoaster – Jamie Scrutton
- The Key to Life – Peter Mottram