Monday, 20 April 2009
On Thursday May 14th, Ctrl.Alt.Shift will host an evening of music and film, by young people for young people, that tackles current global issues and injustices.
The evening marks the culmination of a national competition launched by Ctrl.Alt.Shift in 2008. The competition invited aspiring filmmakers aged between 18 and 25 to write a treatment based around one of three key issues - War + Peace, Gender + Power and HIV + Stigma.
Those who won would be given the opportunity to bring their treatment to life on the big screen. In addition to being provided with a budget and cast, the prize included the money-can't-buy opportunity to be mentored by some of the UK's finest directors, Aoife McArdle, Chris Harding from Shynola, Kinga Burza, Paul Andrew Williams and Jim Threapleton. The five winners (Travers Hawkins, Joe Patrick, Fern Berresford, Alex Monro and Sheila Menon) were announced in January 2009.
The result of these partnerships is five brilliant, engaging shorts ('A Thousand Voices', 'HIV: The Musical', 'Man Made', 'No Way Through' and 'War School') which star some of the leading names from UK film and television such as Julian Barrett (Mighty Boosh) and Martin Freeman (The Office), and boast soundtracks specially recorded by some of the UK's hottest musical talent (Young Knives, Chipmunk, Shy Child, Metronomy and Jesca Hoop).
'A Thousand Voices', 'HIV: The Musical', 'Man Made', 'No Way Through' & 'War School' will be premiered on 14th May at Shoreditch Studios, east London. Three of the music acts behind the soundtracks, namely Young Knives, Jesca Hoop and The Thirst, will be performing on the night. By bringing together creative elite and fresh young talent, Ctrl.Alt.Shift hopes the event will offer a characteristic platform for key global concerns to be showcased.
To win a pair of tickets for the event, sign up to the Ctrl.Alt.Shift ezine by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'WIN TICKETS' in the subject and your name and e-mail address in the e-mail (maximum one entry per email address). Winners will be notified by Friday 8th May.
Post the premiere, the films will be available to view at www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk.
Check out more about the movies here!
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