Stoke Newington film night to become monthly event
By JulieGK | Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 20:46
Launched in April 2012, Spotlights is a film night in Newington Green hosted by Whirlygig Cinema that showcases emerging film talent.
At each event three up-and-coming filmmakers are given half an hour slots to screen and discuss their work, and take part in a Q&A at the end of the night.
Spotlights takes place in Spanish gastro restaurant Trangallán and contributes to their busy events programme including cabaret, flamenco and film.
The project creates a regular meeting place and networking opportunity for filmmakers and film fans, giving new directors the chance to talk about their work in a relaxed but supportive environment. Audiences are able to meet new filmmakers, discover their work and ask questions.
Having occurred previously every two months, Spotlights is to become a monthly event from April 2013 in order to satisfy popular demand and give even more filmmakers a chance to participate.
Rebecca Marshall, who took part in October, said: "Spotlights was an excellent chance to see films and connect with other film makers. It was great to get direct feedback from the audience in a lovely informal candle-lit setting."
As well as supporting new filmmakers, Spotlights also aims to develop audiences in independent film. Laura Cress from the blog Culture and Anarchy said: "It's not your average slog through amateurly shot material, it's a fun and cheap way for the audience to watch a myriad of different styles in just two hours".
Spotlights will take place at 7pm on the second Tuesday of every month, starting on 9th April. Tickets will cost £5 on the door or £4 in advance. More information can be found at whirlygigcinema.com/spotlights