The tenth annual Southampton Film Week kicks off this weekend with some amazing film events and activities including The Southampton Ukulele Jam documentary screening at the beautiful medieval God's House Tower plus Buster Keaton's The Cameraman screening at O2 Guildhall with live accompaniment by Donald MacKenzie on the Compton Organ.
Read on for details...
Saturday 11th November
Stop-Motion Animation workshop for 7 - 12 yrs
- 12.30pm - 4.30pm at Tower House
As part of Southampton Film Week’s Youth Film Festival, we are hosting this beginners workshop. This is a great way to introduce young filmmakers to the different styles and techniques of Stop-Motion. No experience necessary.
Full details and booking
Southampton Ukulele Jam - 7pm at God's House Tower
Documentary screening w/Q&A plus music performance
Since forming in 2008, Southampton Ukulele Jam have played over 400 gigs, turning up everywhere from toddlers picnics to music festivals (often in the same weekend) and raising over £20k for charity along the way.
Filmmaker Amy Lupin followed the jam for almost a year, talking to them, their families and their friends to uncover how it all started, why it still continues to grow, who the people in the jam are and why so many of them put so much time, energy and love into playing good songs moderately well on tiny toy instruments.
What emerges is not a documentary about ukuleles; instead it’s about good times, bad times, friendship and community and how being part of something bigger than yourself can make a big, big difference to so many people.
Full details and booking
Sunday 12th November
City Eye Filmmakers Networking - 2pm at Mettricks Guildhall
In advance of its forthcoming relocation to the new arts building in Guildhall Square, City Eye - the film charity behind Southampton Film Week - invites filmmakers and those interested in engaging with film and wider digital media to come and hear about our plans, discuss needs and interests to progress careers, projects, hobbies and film passions! Why not have lunch, join us for a chat and round the perfect Sunday off with a stroll across the square to enjoy The Cameraman (below) as it should be seen!
Buster Keaton in THE CAMERAMAN (U) Silent Film with Donald MacKenzie at the Compton Organ - 4pm at O2 Guildhall
Silver Street Films presents the 1928 classic Buster Keaton silent movie 'The Cameraman' accompanied by Donald Mackenzie playing Southampton’s fabulous dual console Compton Organ! Full details and booking
The Alexandra Beer Emporium Film Quiz - It's Back - 8pm at The Alex Pub
Celebrating 10 years of SFW we are thrilled to return to one of our founding partners The Alex for the now infamous Film Quiz! Teams no bigger than 6 can come and test their film knowledge. A great evening for the frivolous film fanatic or the serious film buff in this amazing film-themed pub! Over 18s only.
For more information on all these events and to see the full SFW 2017 programme go to www.southamptonfilmweek.com/whats-on