LIVERPOOL GOT THE PHONE FACTOR?
DO you have
the Phone Factor?
Have you got what it takes to make movies?
you could become 1 of 10 Northwest filmmakers to be offered
exclusive training and £250 in production costs. Northwest
Vision + Media, which works on behalf of the TV, film, radio and
digital content industries, wants to encourage a whole new
generation of mobile phone filmmakers.
The Short, Sharp, Shots
competition is helping Liverpool filmmakers to do just that.
“Lots of people take clips on their mobile and don’t even
realize they’re making films. But our Short Sharp Shots competition
gives them the opportunity to show off their skills, and learn new
If you’ve got a good idea, then
now is the time to create a short film, documentary, or animation.
Just keep it short, keep it moving and get it seen!”
remarked Helen Bingham, Head of Production for Northwest Vision +
Short Sharp Shots is a competition for Northwest 18 to 24 year olds.
Clips of 3 minutes or under are needed, shot on mobiles to be
screened on mobiles. The best 10 submissions will be awarded funding
of £250 each, and a place on a mobile filmmaking bootcamp to help
them produce their next movie.
“The bootcamp will provide an opportunity to sharpen the
filmmakers’ skills in planning, shooting and editing mobile phone
films,” says Fee Plumley, Director of the-phone-book
Limited, who are delivering the scheme.
“What we’re looking for are clips that show wit and speed,
snippets that hint at your style and your voice. Our industry panel
is searching for raw potential, not a polished finished product,”
With the spread of cameraphones, more young people are documenting
the events and moments that matter to them. This means they’re
perfectly placed to be making innovative use of the format, with
mobiles set to become a major source for the filmmakers of the
"The 10 short-listed films will be screened on the Short Sharp
Shots website, and made available for audiences to download to their
own mobile phones so they can vote for their favourite,”
Full submission information, access to other filmmakers and mobile
filmmaking tips on how to shoot, edit and send mobile video clips,
can be found at
DOES YOUR DOG HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE BONE IDOL?
IF your dog has star quality a plenty he could win a part in the 1st
UK tour of Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin at The Lowry this August by
entering Bone Idol.
One Snowy look-alike will win the
opportunity to star alongside Tintin as his loyal side-kick in a mid
week matinee. The winning dog will get the full star treatment with
a press photo call, a pair of tickets for friends, a signed
programme and a certificate from the cast.
There are also tickets
and photos for the 2 runner up dogs and a chance to be part of the
photo call. Dogs who want to try their paw should log onto
full competition details. All entries will be posted on the show
site and the public will vote for which dog best resembles Snowy.
Following the huge success of Vernon God Little, Cabaret and Festen,
Rufus Norris leads an award-winning creative team bringing the book
‘Tintin in Tibet’ to life. In an exciting and humorous
adventure Tintin, his loyal dog Snowy and the curmudgeonly Captain
Haddock battle to rescue their friend Chang lost in a plane crash in
the high Himalayas. With time running out, and rumours of the
Abominable Snowman prowling the peaks, this will be the most testing
adventure yet for our fearless young reporter and his friends.
Tintin has been loved by generations of children and adults since he
was invented by Belgian artist Georges Remi in 1929, and he has sold
over 200 million copies of the books worldwide. The comic strip
series has since been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in
Hergé's signature ligne claire style. Engaging and charming plots
straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements
of, fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers and science fiction. The
stories within the Tintin series always feature great humour,
presenting a number of characters in distinctive settings.
Tintin has also attracted the attention of Hollywood. He is on the
threshold of superstardom as a 3D, digitally enhanced movie star.
Steven Spielberg and The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson
have announced a three-film deal, with the 1st instalment due in
Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin
Wednesday 29 August 2007 to Saturday 1 September
The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
Times:- Eves 7pm, Thu, Fri & Sat mats 2pm
Tickets:- Children £12.50, Adults £14 - £20
Box office:- 0870 787 5793
LIVERPOOL TO GET BIGGEST FOOD LOVER’S FESTIVAL
LIVERPOOL is getting ready for the biggest celebration of food and
drink ever to take place within the city. The Liverpool Food
Lovers Festival starts on Monday September 3 and promises some
mouth-watering events from local food producers to suit all palates
over the two week festival.
The celebration will start with a special gourmet dinner at London
Carriage Works created by head chef Paul Askew and will follow with
record breaking attempts for the tallest sandwich, a chocolate
fantasy evening, fish dishes on the Mersey Ferries and a one off
1000 pint giveaway from local breweries.
As well as the fun food events, the festival will also showcase
talented young chefs, with a cook off at the Malmaison Brassiere and
will embrace Liverpool’s cultural heritage with a competition asking
for photographs of Liverpudlians sharing food.
The festival is supported by the Capital of Culture and will see the
Food Lovers Festival launching a competition to create an official
cocktail for Liverpool 08. All food featured throughout the
festival will highlight the finest local producers and will comprise
of a wide range of food and drink offerings.
Sue Nelson, Chief Executive of North West Fine Food comments:-
“This is the first time Liverpool has had a food festival of this
kind and we aim to provide something for everyone to get involved
The festival aims to celebrate the very best food, drink and
chefs within the area. For people who really love their food and
drink this is one to enjoy and take part it.”
EVENTS ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR LIVERPOOL FOOD LOVERS FESTIVAL
Monday 3 September
The Ultimate Food Miles Dinner at the London Carriage Works
Paul Askew cooks up a special gourmet dinner to launch the start of
Tuesday 4 September 2007
Seafood across the Mersey
Local producers sampling fish on the world famous ferry across the
Thursday 6 September
Cinderella Meat Day
Promotion of cuts of local meat. Everyone knows the sirloin and
fillet but what about other cuts of meat? Local butchers to discount
‘Cinderella’ cuts and free recipe books will be available by North
West Fine Food
Saturday 8 September
Art On A Plate
Public take photos of their families sharing their favourite dishes
which will be exhibited at an art Gallery
Sunday 9 September
City Food Crawl
A free tasting trail around Liverpool taking in some of the sights
of Liverpool and a whole host of delicious food
Monday 10 September
Capital Of Culture Cocktail Competition
The chance for the city’s barmen to create the official Capital of
Culture Cocktail for 2008. North West Fine Food to provide locally
produced ingredients to participating bars to mix their culture
Tuesday 11 September
Chocolate Fantasy Evening
Taking place at the Everyman Bistro, the evening is a tasting of a
specially created chocolate menu. Chocolate lovers everywhere will
be salivating to attend the evening
Wednesday 12 September
Lunch for Local Heroes
A special lunch for three students from six local schools,
accompanied by their teachers with a talk through local produce and
Thursday 13 September
An attempt for the World’s Tallest Sandwich. Special offers on
sandwiches throughout the day. With the launch of the official food
lovers festival sandwich created by 60 Hope Street and fronted by
chef Gary Manning.
Friday 14 September
Night of a Thousand Pints
Give away 1000 locally brewed pints of beer
Saturday 15 September
Merseyside Young Chef Cook Off - Malmaison
The renowned local food critics put their food where their mouth is
as the top three chefs from the young chef competition cook a
special lunch for 50 invited guests. A fun filled lunch to celebrate
the success of the Food Lovers Festival
Sunday 16 September
Hope Street Festival
The finale of the Food Lover’s Festival with a series of events
centred around The Hope Street Arts Festival will include a local
Producers Market and CAMRA events with lots of free tastings and
offers at Hope Street restaurants