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LONDON HOUSING ISSUES CAPTURED ON FILM

Michael Winterbottom, Dominic Minghella and Polly Stenham among the judges of prestigious film competition launched by FOURWALLS film company that is asking entrants to capture their experiences on the London housing market 

Londoners now have just three weeks to create and submit a short film for the FOURWALLS Film Project on their experiences and perspectives on housing in London. The film can be in any format or genre, including fiction, documentary and animation, and can be created with anything including smartphones.

The winners will receive up to £1,000 in cash and £100 in vouchers for the Raindance Film Festival next year, as well as have their film screened at the renowned London Short Film Festival in January 2015. The judging panel will be chaired by David Lammy MP, and comprised of industry leading figures including Michael Winterbottom, Polly Stenham, Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Dominic Minghella and John Akomfrah OBE.

Michael Winterbottom, Dominic Minghella and Polly Stenham among the judges of prestigious film competition launched by FOURWALLS film company that is asking entrants to capture their experiences on the London housing market

One of the judges, Polly Stenham (picture credit Laura Pannack)

Screenwriter Dominic Minghella says: ‘I’m excited to be on the panel for FOURWALLS and to have the chance to see films exploring people’s differing perspectives on housing, an issue of such importance to London. With house prices rising steeply, driving many people out of the city and making life so expensive for those who remain, there has never been a better time to join the conversation.’

Now in its twelfth year, the London Short Film Festival will take place over ten days from Friday 9 – Sunday 19 January 2015 at the ICA and Hackney Picture House, combining over 375 independent shorts, live music events, filmmaker retrospectives, training, parties and art. Renowned for its daring cross-arts programming, the festival showcases the very best of the country’s talent.

Films must be submitted before the 31st December to be considered. Films can be submitted in any format, including animation. Those wishing to get involved should visit fourwalls.london for more information.

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