Spotlights - Tuesday 8th January

Spotlights is a bi-monthly short film night run by Whirlygig Cinema that offers new and established filmmakers the chance to screen a portfolio of work in front of a live audience. In a special collaboration with the 10th London Short Film Festival, Whirlygig Cinema will take over Trangallan for three nights to welcome filmmakers who worked on the nine films that have won the festival over the course of its decade-long history.

Spotlights will take place on 8th, 9th and 10th January. Doors 7pm. Tickets £4, or £10 for 3 nights (special online price). Booking is essential due to limited capacity.

Venue: Trangallan, 61 Newington Green, London, N16 9PX

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Tom Geens

Director of YOU'RE THE STRANGER HERE (pictured) - winner of LSFF 2010

Tom Geens is Belgian and moved to London in 1993. He is very much a self-educated filmmaker who through a combination of acting, advertising and writing ended up making short after short. In 2008, Tom made his debut feature film MENTEUR (LIAR). The film was funded by ARTE and the French speaking community in Belgium. It had its world premiere at the 2009 Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which was followed by a successful run at festivals word-wide. He is now in pre-production on his new feature film, COUPLE IN A HOLE, developed with the help of the BFI and MEDIA. Production is scheduled for 2013.

Nick Jordan & Jacob Cartwright

Director of FURY (pictured) - winner of LSFF 2004

Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright are artist-filmmakers based in Manchester. Their collaborative practice includes painting, drawing, video, publications and events, exploring the relationship between the natural world and our multifaceted cultural histories. They recently completed their debut feature-length documentary BETWEEN TWO RIVERS after directing a number of award-winning shorts. Nick Jordan’s film FURY won best film at the 2003 London Short Film Festival, and their collaborative film The Reapers was awarded best experimental film at LSFF 2009. In 2010 the LSFF held a retrospective screening of their work, and for the 2013 festival BETWEEN TWO RIVERS will be showcased in a special feature presentation.

Damien Pawle

Cinematographer for COMPULSION (pictured) - dir. Andrew McVicar, winner of LSFF 2012

After graduating in photography from Reading College, Damien started his career working in documentary for independent cinema companies and TV broadcasters such as the BBC, Ch4 and National Geographic. More recently he has crossed over into fictional projects, one of which was a short film entitled COMPULSION that premiered at the London Film Festival in 2011 and won Best Film at the LSFF in 2012.