Posts Tagged ‘Takeover Film Festival’


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Blog Takeover: Taking a turn in the ball pit of creativity…

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Tricycle

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Today’s guest blog is from Hannah, another member of the Takeover 2016: Paradise Trainee Producer team. Hannah explains the process of how she came to be working on the Takeover film festival, and the ups and downs of the producing process so far…

 

Our meetings could only be described as creative ball pit. We effortlessly bounce off of each other’s ideas, playing with them and then dropping them, constantly swimming through concepts for events and having fun with no boundaries.
 
My main objective and reason for wanting to partake in the Tricycle’s Takeover, was because I knew that I could use the platform to create events that were inviting and reflective of the diversity of Brent. I pitched an event (I had never pitched anything before!) for artists from refugee, migrant and asylum seeking backgrounds to showcase short pieces of performance that they would curate with the theme of ‘Paradise’. In conjunction to this I wanted to put on three film screenings; one that I saw at the London film festival in the summer last year called Dheepan, and two more that I wanted to select from Moving Worlds which is a film programme that is dedicated to showcasing migrant stories in and out of the UK.
 
When I met with the team of young producers it turned out there was a shared interest in working on performances with refugee and migrant artists. This sparked a conversation between the producers and we decided that a film festival in the Takeover would be something really unique! So, that’s what I’m pioneering.
 

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As a collective, we contributed a list of films we thought would closely link to the theme of ‘Paradise’. I listed the distributors for our chosen films to see if we could get our hands on them for Takeover. Although it turned out that Dheepan won’t be released until later this year, we sourced some incredible film favourites including 1984, Cinema Paradiso and Labyrinth and I’m really looking forward to working alongside the marketing team so that I can immerse myself in the process of creating materials to advertise the film festival!
 
I’m excited to see what audiences will attend the Tricycle Takeover  film festival. We’ve made some diverse choices so I’m confident that the audience will reflect that!

Click here to see the full line up of films in the Takeover Film Festival. Want to see them all? Consider buying a Ticket to Paradise, you access all events pass to every film in the Takeover Film Festival.


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Blog Takeover: Paradise, Utopia and Dystopia

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Tricycle

Continuing our Blog Takeover, today Trainee Producer Melanie gives us a quick intro into some of the ideas of paradise, utopia and dystopia that were considered when programming the Takeover 2016 Film Festival.

For the full line up of what films are being shown in the festival click here. Want to attend them all? Why not consider buying a Ticket to Paradise, your access all events pass for Takeover 2016: Paradise.