IVANA MACKINNON produces through her company Stray Bear Films. Her credits include The Scouting Book for Boys, The Descent and War Book. Her upcoming film Beast will be released in cinemas in 2017.
This will be a very special meeting where we will be announcing the two winners of the 2017 Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF. (The jury are still discussing this so we don’t know yet who they are).
Please come and celebrate with the winners and, even if you don’t manage to win this year, then we would be thrilled if you will share your thoughts and ideas on theirs and your own projects over a glass of wine and light refreshments.
This year we received 64 applications to the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film), one of the largest number we’ve ever had. Unfortunately only two will win, but we established FilmLab especially to support and guide those who will not win this year and still want to make films.
Last year three films were made by applicants who didn’t get our short film fund grant but still believed in their films. These filmmakers kept coming to the sessions of FilmLab where they received valuable support and advice and shared with us the beautiful films they produced.
FilmLab is our year-round programme aimed at providing valuable support and networking opportunities to all applicants for the Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF, as well as to any emerging filmmakers looking to get their film project off the ground. If you applied and will not win, please don’t lose hope and don’t let this decision affect your cinematic vision and drive. The opposite, join us in our second year FilmLab and we’ll even help you to improve your script.
The subject of FilmLab 2 is: How to Run a Production Company?
Ivana MacKinnon, the producer of the 2016 Pears Short Film Fund Winner ‘Memory Songs’, who is currently producing a feature film, will discuss with us the life of an indie producer. She will talk about producing her first feature film and about working on Jewish themes in ‘Memory Songs’. Ivana MacKinnon’s credits include: ‘The Scouting Book for Boys’, ‘The Descent and War Book’. Her feature film ‘Beast’ will be released in cinemas in 2017.
FilmLab2 will take place on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00pm.The venue:
MetFilm School, Room AO-1
London W5 5EP