Electric Faces announced for XPO NORTH
The BAFTA NT nominated* Electric Faces is to be part of the short film showcase at XPO North 2016 in Inverness.
After receiving over 2500 entries from across the globe, XPO North organisers selected 69 films for exhibition. Electric Faces is one of 10 films from the UK being shown.
Amanda Millen, Director of XpoNorth said: “It’s been a fascinating process and a real insight into how grassroots filmmaking is thriving in every corner of the globe. The digital age is opening doors for people to make films on a budget wherever they are based. There were some very strong submissions from filmmakers based in the Highlands and Islands and other parts of Scotland. “XpoNorth is all about giving a platform to emerging talent and offering free practical, hands-on support all year round.”
The XPO North website states:
XpoNorth was delighted to receive entries from 104 countries, including the USA, Iran, India and Australia as well as submissions from the Highlands & Islands, other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Now, with the festival just a few weeks away, 69 films from the submission process on FilmFreeway have been successful in their bid to be screened before influential audiences of screen and broadcast professionals and festival attendees.
A further 33 curated films from partner festivals and organisations including Animation Nights New York, BFI Highland Film Academy, Screen Academy Scotland, Live At Heart (Sweden), Mediawave (Hungary), Scottish Documentary Institute and this year's BAFTA shortlist of shorts will be screened.
XpoNorth takes place this year on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June with the main conference and showcasing during the day at Eden Court and live music showcasing in the evenings at venues across the Highland capital.
The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth festival is devoted to boosting creative careers in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.
The only event of its kind in Scotland devoted to crafts, publishing, screen and broadcast, design as well as music, XpoNorth is also attended by leading creative industry insiders, who take part in workshops, panels and masterclass sessions over the course of both days. The full film schedule will be published along with the full festival programme on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Look out for more announcements in the coming days and weeks!
*Writer - Johnny Herbin