'Punk' cinema night with a DIY film co-operative
NOVICE film makers are being given the chance to produce some "punk" cinema and have it screened at an event at Plymouth University's Roland Levinsky Building.
Imperfect Cinema, a city "grassroots, DIY film co-operative" which organises film nights and workshops and produces its own films is staging a night of movies and discussions on May 4.
The Imperfect Takeover event will showcase short films, sound and visual collaborations, installations, and documentaries, and include discussions about the DIY culture of filmmaking.
Attendees will have the chance to participate in the filmmaking process, and in live music, experimental visuals and screenings.
The project aims to encourage new and aspiring filmmakers to get involved by getting them to help make a film based on the theme of "home".
The movie will compiled of footage shot on mobile phones, home movies, archive material, and new images shot around Plymouth and submitted in advance.
The finished movie will be used as a visual backdrop with musicians performing the score.
Imperfect Cinema will also be making and screening a collaborative film "stitched together" by lyrics and song titles from the history of punk music.
Participants will have to react or respond to a line or song title they are given and can use it any way they want.
The resulting film must then have no title, except the line given which must feature at the start of the movie, and be under three minutes long.
Former Plymouth Raiders basketball team captain Allister Gall, co-founder of Imperfect Cinema, said: "The project is called Imperfect Cinema because, I believe, by stripping away the need for virtuosity, we can better create a convivial, democratic and participatory filmmaking scene, which takes the broad ideals of punk and applies them to film-making.
"I've always thought the best thing about punk rock was the attitude that anyone can do it."
To take part in the Imperfect Cinema project email Allister@imperfectcinema.com with the deadline for submitting a film being April 26.