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Hellfire Short Film Festival 8th Round Winner is…

If we could describe the evening as a physical object it would be the comedy/tragedy greek theatre masks as both laughter and tears were in full flow at tonight’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. Read more

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Short Film Fest 8th Round Lineup Announced

Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time….

We’re just hours away from the 8th Round of the Hellfire Short Film Festival and we’re delighted to announce this evening’s lineup. Who will be joining last month’s winner Alastair Train’s ‘Osteopathy’ (pictured)? You decide!!

Title (Director)

Dark Light (Nick Busch)
Ice Cream for Breakfast (Geena Matuson)
Under The Apple Tree (Erik van Schaaik)
Hair of the Dog (Kyle A. Smith)
Rambling On (Nicole Pott)
Synesthesia (Alison Kohlhardt)
Annie Waits (Marnie Paxton-Harris)
Fireplace (Muhammad Bayazid & Samid Safi Bayazid)
The Elephant in the Room (Mark Singer & Jamie Terry)

The event kicks off at 7pm and is free admission as always.

Venue:
Lime Bar Cafe
46 Tontine Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1JU
UK

Find the venue on Google Maps

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Hellfire Short Film Festival Round 7 Winner is Announced

It was a tale of two countries at our Birthday Special last night. As we celebrated our first birthday films from the UK and the USA dominated the evening. Read more

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It’s A Splendid Affair

It was a night for new faces at Wednesday’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. As well as our regular attendees we are delighted that several new faces turned up for an evening of celebration of international short films.

As is now becoming the norm we had nine incredible short films to screen including our first Iraqi submission. Also in the lineup was a comedy short film from Paris, and a mix of British and US entries.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 6th Round:
(in screening order)

‘A Splendid Affair’ directed by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
‘Pearl Island’ directed by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan)
‘American Zombies’ directed by Joe Bowes (Waukesha, WI, USA)
‘Bosatsu – Year of the Dragon’ directed by Siddarth Ahluwalia (San Francisco, CA, USA)
‘All In A Day’s Work’ directed by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK)
‘The King’ directed by Jehan Bokhari (London, UK)
‘Jack & Jill’ directed by Nicholas Hearst (London, UK)
‘Dress Rehearsal’ directed by Michael Boston (Burbank, CA, USA)
‘Multi Story’ directed by Kieran Chauhan (Leicester, UK)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner, with the highest score ever received (26.8 out of 30) and going through to the Grand Final, is:

‘A SPLENDID AFFAIR’
by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
Watch the trailer here:

Bande Annonce “Une Bonne Affaire” (Trailer “A splendid affair”) from Laurent Ardoint on Vimeo.

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:

‘PEARL ISLAND’ by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan) (24.8)
‘ALL IN A DAY’S WORK’ by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK) (23.6)

In a day of records ‘Pearl Island’ is also our highest scoring runner up and on any other night would have won the round but for the success of ‘A Splendid Affair’.

Congratulations to Laurent Ardoint and his cast and crew, we hope to see you at the Grand Final later this year (date TBA). And congratulations also go to Dana Karim and Andy Coughlan and their respective cast and crew.

NEXT UP:

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
Hellfire Short Film Festival Round 7
As we enter our second year we will celebrate all that has been achieved and a look back at all the winners throughout the past twelve months. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 5 2017 @ 7pm
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU

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Strange Love Silent Film Day

A 16-day celebration of artists, video, film, performance and sound is coming to Folkestone in March and Hellfire is proud to be a part of it.

Strange Love International Time Based Arts Festival will take over Folkestone’s Creative Quarter from March 9 through March 24 and will include exhibits and art pieces by famous and local artists alike. Hellfire will be curating a Silent Film Day as part of the celebrations.

The Hellfire Silent Film Day takes place at our spiritual home the Lime Bar Cafe in Tontine Street on March 16 from 12pm through to 6pm. A varied range of silent films of yesteryear up to today will be screened throughout the day. It is a free event and you can come and go as you please and enjoy the visuals with a nice drink and/or meal.

For more information about the Strange Love festival and its full programme of events please visit their web site at www.strangelovelondon.uk or like their Facebook page.