Last night was Watch Them Fall Down’s and Vibe Gallery’s first YOUNG FILM screening and networking event and it was a success! We both had a great time and, from the feedback we’ve had since we woke up this morning from a well deserved night’s sleep, those who attended did too.
Firstly, we want to thank Vibe Gallery, namely Mark Bean and Phil Goldie, for giving us the opportunity to host a free event, as we believe it shouldn’t cost young people money just to meet each other.
As we are new to being hosts of an event, it’s fair to say nerves were very present but we had an excellent selection of films to screen and we were pleased that their directors were there to showcase their talent. And boy do they have talent!
The main idea for the event was for us at WTFD and other like minded filmmakers and actors to get together and have a good ol’ chin wag with a glass of whatever beverage suits them. Nowadays, with technology being accessible, anyone can create the film they have their mind and heart set on but the most important part of filmmaking is having a talented group there to create it. This is where the inspiration for YOUNG FILM came from and it worked a treat. We both met some extremely cool people. The evening was relaxed and that’s what we wanted it to be. We also wanted to give people a chance to showcase films on ‘the big screen’ which is becoming more and more difficult for young filmmakers.
We would like to thank the directors who let us screen their work and it was the perfect collection of different styles and genres to show at our first event.
We hope for YOUNG FILM events to continue so, if you’re interested, send us your films to firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved next screening and networking event.
JADE + KYLE