Ninth Imperial War Museum Film Festival: Screening Schedule – details of all the films shown.
see our film ‘Kazik and The Kommander’s Car’ during Programme 5
Date: 14th November 2009 to 31st December 2009
Time: Daily screenings of a rotational programme at 11.00am, Noon, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm
Location: IWM London Cinema
A unique Festival of thoughtful, imaginative and satirical films on war and related themes produced by amateur and student filmmakers. All titles accepted for the Festival incorporate archive film from the Museum’s collection or have been made in response to its exhibitions and collections. Sponsored by HISTORY™, Prime Focus and October Films
21 November, 6 to 9 December at 11.00am Total running time: 31mins
Student Film Festival 2009: ExLibris
ExLibris (2009) A documentary by Julia Elger about the books looted from the homes of German Jews, which were then acquired by the Berlin City Library. (MA Documentary, University of Bedfordshire)
Student Film Festival 2009: No More Ghosts
No More Ghosts (2009) In 1929 the poet Robert Graves left England with writer Laura Riding, in an attempt to build a new life. Memories of the First World War continued to haunt him. Written and directed by Mireia O’Prey Garcia and produced by William Taylor (BA Film and Video, London College of Communication).
Student Film Festival 2009: England to Return
(Waiting for you and) England to Return (2009) An animated film reflecting on the impact of the Second World War on a rural English village. Made in response to the Museum’s 1939 Outbreak Exhibition and to accompany the song of the same name, which appears on the album ‘A Victory for Common Sense’ by the band Stackridge. Made by the amateur filmmaker Stuart Taylor.
21 November, 6 to 9 December at Noon Total running time: 31mins For King and Country (2009) A drama set during the First World War, in which a British soldier reflects on the war and his life… Written and directed by Angela Clare, filmed and edited by Karen Worden. 3mins Surviving History (2009) A documentary exploring the imprint of the heritage of Jewish life in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city where most of the Jewish population perished in the Holocaust. Directed by Jesse and Daniel Quinones and produced by Shivaun Wolfson and Frances Tay (Life History Research , Phd, University of Sussex).
21 November, 6 to 9 December at 2.00pm Total running time: 23mins Battle of Britain 19.40hrs GMT (2009) Amidst waves of falling autumn leaves, a boy re-lives the Battle of Britain. Made by the amateur filmmaker Dominic Cleary.
Student Film Festival 2009: The Things They Carried
Student Film Festival 2009: Red Letter
The Things They Carried (2009) A documentary about the good luck charms carried by military servicemen into battle. Written and directed by Liberty Smith, produced by Liberty Smith and Ronan Glynn. (FDA Media Practise, London College of Communications). Red Letter (2007/08) A drama about the French resistance during the Second World War. Directed and written by Edilberto Restino and produced by Christianne van Wijk (BA Filmmaking, Brighton Film School).
21 November, 6 to 9 December at 3.00pm Total running time: 40mins
Student Film Festival 2009: Pride
Pride (2009) The dramatised story of two under-age brothers who join a Pals Battalion in the First World War and soon find themselves in the thick of the action. Made by Nick Rickards, BA (Hons.) Film Production, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham .
Student Film Festival 2009: Pseudonym Jackal
Pseudonym Jackal (2009) A documentary about the ‘Silent Dark Ones’, Polish soldiers trained in Britain during the Second World War who were then parachuted into occupied Poland to aid the Polish underground movement. Made by Jakub Jedrzejewski, while studying for a BSc. (Hons.) in Film Production Technology at Staffordshire University.
21 November 6 to 9 December 4.00pm Total running time: 27mins
Student Film Festival 2009: The Lens Never Lies
The Lens Never Lies (2009) An impressionistic short-study of the renowned photographer, Robert Capa. Made by Matt Mirrington, BA (Hons.) Film Production, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham .
Student Film Festival 2009: Kazik and the Kommander’s Car
Kazik and the Kommander’s Car (2009) A documentary about a Polish boy scout, Kazimierz Piechowski, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp and then made a daring escape. Directed by Hannah Lovell and produced by Katy Carr. Katy Carr’s song about the escape provides the soundtrack for parts of the film. The film was inspired by the Holocaust exhibition at IWM London.
22 November to 5 December at Noon Total running time: 31mins
Student Film Festival 2009: A Swan Song
Swan Song (2009) Based on the true story of a teenager, Torbjorrn Swan, who, initially with a compatriot, escaped from occupied Norway into Finland (and later, beyond) during the winter 1940/1. Directed by Jack Ackland and produced by Jack Liondaris and Daniel Croucher, BA (Hons.) Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Displaced (2009) A documentary following the staff, children and parents from Didsbury Church of England Primary School as they embark on a journey to the Home Office in London to campaign for Tony Lola, a Congolese boy, and his mother to remain in the UK. Made by Ella Cummins and Charlotte Allen while studying on the MA in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester’s Centre for the Cultural History of War.
Student Film Festival 2009: Corner of a Foreign Field
A Corner of a Foreign Field (2009) A drama set in the trenches of the First World War. The film was made by a team of filmmakers of school age. Directed and written by Robin Harvey.
22 November to 5 December at 2.00pm Total running time: 28mins
Student Film Festival 2009: Rosso Fango
Rosso Fango (Mud Red) (2002) A drama set in the trenches of the First World War. Based on a true story, the film relates an act of chivalry that had unforeseen consequences… Written and directed by Paolo Ameli. (Out of competition) France/Belgium (2009) The record of a tour of the First World War battlefield sites of France and Belgium, by students of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic High School in Manchester. Lipsyncs (2008) Examples of the work of first year animation students at the Royal College of Art, who produce short films of their imagined embodiments of people whose recorded voices’ are held in the recordings of the Museum’s Sound Arc hive. The annual lipsync workshop uses short clips from longer recordings and is designed as an exercise in the technique rather than a fully realised film to complement the recorded interviews.
22 November to 5 December at 3.00pm Total running time: 38mins Remembrance (2008) Every year the Ranelagh School holds a remembrance day service during which the names of old boys who died during the two World Wars and the Falklands War are read out. This documentary tells the story of three of those ‘old boys’, all pilots, who were killed during the Great War. Made by Louise Robertson. Mary and Joseph, or Vita Wakati Wa Uchaguzi (War in the Time of Elections) (2009) A documentary set in Nakuru, Kenya, in which a young family recall their experiences of the horrific civil violence following the presidential election and the impact it had on their lives. Made by Jonny Mundey while on the MA in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester’s Centre for the Cultural History of War.
Student Film Festival 2009: Unravelling
Unravelling (2008) A documentary directed by Kuldip Powar and produced by the Noise of the Past. It is the result of a unique call-and-response film-making process, creatively working with poetry, archive material from the Museum, visual art and music. Internationally acclaimed Nitin Sawhney composed a new score in response to an original inter-generational poetic dialogue in Urdu between Sawarn Singh, a an Indian army veteran of the Second World War, who fought for the British in Burma, the Middle East and Africa, before moving to the UK, and his grandson, Kuldip Powar. Thanks to Nirmal Puwar for assistance with these screenings.