This evening of film consists...

Open Seats 28

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Ignite Somerset is offering Somerset based artists,...

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10:00am

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6:00pm

In association with the ‘Wake...

Open Seats 999

10:00am - 4:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook...

Open Seats 29

5:00pm - 7:00pm

…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short...

Open Seats 7

10:00am

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4:00pm

…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short...

Open Seats 7

10:00am

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4:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook...

Open Seats 30

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Presented by Somerset Unite Community...A potent account...

Open Seats 30

7:30pm - 9:30pm

The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where...

Open Seats 4

10:00am - 4:00pm

Get off auto and learn how to shoot portraits, working with a...

Open Seats 6

10:00am - 1:00pm

On this intro to FCPX you will learn how to setup a project,...

Open Seats 6

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook...

Open Seats 29

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Film | Encounters Deaf Shorts Showcase

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 -

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This evening of film consists of 8 shorts programmed in partnership by Encounters Film festival with Deaf filmmaker and artist David Ellington. The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds and together their work presents a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century. Including the Academy Award® nominated film THE SILENT CHILD by Chris Overton.

The films will be presented with captioned subtitles.

Doors open 7pm, films start at 7.30pm

PROGRAMME

SWIMMING IN THE DESERT

Dir: Alvaro Ron, USA, 2017, 17 mins, Fiction In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce in the California High Desert, a ten year old deaf girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.

HITCH

Dirs: Sophie Hexter & Poppy Walker, Australia, 2016, 10 mins 37 secs, Fiction A young, deaf boy wanders alone through a remote Australian landscape. A mysterious man pulls up in a ute to offer him a ride. Equal parts suspense and coming-of-age, HITCH explores loss and acceptance in a silent world, where nothing is as it appears to be.

NEVITH THE DRAGON

Dir: Paul Miller, UK, 2017, 8 mins 31 secs, Animation Lily, a deaf girl, has just lost her mother and moved to live with her father. They don’t get on well. Her father can’t sign, and they find it difficult to communicate. After an argument, lily runs off. She is suddenly caught in bad weather, and falls into a cave stumbling into her mother’s mystical past.

THE SILENT CHILD

Dir: Chris Overton, UK, 2017, 19 mins 54 secs, Fiction Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

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Dir: Bim Ajadi, UK, 2014, 6 mins 24 secs, Fiction A young Deaf man is challenged to a game of Connect 4, only to find that this is no ordinary game. Are the odds stacked against him?

SILENT LAUGHS

Dir: Natalia Kouneli, UK, 2017, 10 mins 58 secs, Documentary A Deaf stand-up comedienne performs in sign language fulfilling her dream to make people laugh as well as bringing Deaf Culture to mainstream audiences.

THE SONG FOR SINGLE (身情歌)

Dirs: Zheng Xiaosan/Sam Zheng, China, 2016, 5 mins 19 secs, Fiction There is a place, both in deaf and mainstream culture, to feel, hold and express universal themes of human emotion through musical expression.

SIGNS OF AN AFFAIR

Dir: Louis Neethling, UK, 2017, 28 mins, Fiction Signs of an Affair tells the story of Flora, who has been married to Fred for many years, when suddenly, he doesn’t want sugar in his tea – something’s not right! Flora is suspicious and determined to find out the truth, but ends up in some unexpected places. Starring Jean St Clair and Ilan Dwek; produced for BSLBT by Mutt and Jeff Pictures. encounters-festival-logo
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Location

The Engine Room
52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 5.00 Ticket

Ignite | Artist Surgery Sessions

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 - Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Ignite Somerset is offering Somerset based artists, working in any art-form, with a (FREE) three hour artist surgery session. The sessions are designed to give advice and support with the aim of bringing a digital element to your current practice or planned work. Recent sessions have explored a wide range of techniques and concepts including: use of creative software and applications, producing digital installations, making sound responsive images and projection mapping. If you’re already using digital media these sessions could offer a new perspective on your current practice. If you consider yourself at the bottom of the digital learning curve these sessions could open up a whole new creative world. These sessions are for artists who want to explore the creative potential of digital technology, whatever their experience. Our next round of Artist Surgery Sessions will be hosted at ACEarts (Market Place, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NB) on 8, 9, 10 and 11th January 2019 (am and pm). 

For more information on the forthcoming sessions at ACEarts and The Engine Room, and to book an Artist Surgery Session visit: https://www.somersetfilm.com/initiatives/ignite/ and follow the link to ‘apply for a surgery’ or call 01278 433187 to speak to one of our team. 

 
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ACEarts
Market Place
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NB

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Event | Pop Up Engine Room

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 -

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

In association with the ‘Wake Up Well’s’ campaign we’ll be taking up temporary residence in England’s smallest city. For further details register your interest..

Our activity will culminate on 26 January as part of a community day hosted by Wake Up Wells and  Wells Cathedral.

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Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Green
Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE

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Event | Creative Network

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 -

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. This event is a forum for artists to share their ideas and work. Watch previous events via our Facebook page - here's a recent example with artist Alison Jacobs, using iPad to create landscapes...  
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Ticket

Activity | Mini-Film School Wiveliscombe

Monday, Feb 18, 2019 - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short scripted drama. This activity has been made possible thanks to support from Taunton Deane Borough Council and Arts Council England. The venue for this workshop is The Base Youth Centre, Hartswell, Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4 2NE Further Information In advance: Watch this short film or others on our Youtube Channel. What you will need to bring: Lunch or money to buy lunch. Participation form signed by your parents. We may shoot outside on location so please bring a coat. What this activity will cover: Film production including directing, camera operation, clapper boarding, sound recording and acting. What you will learn / develop: How to use a range of film production equipment and how to work effectively as a team on a film shoot.
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Location

The Base Youth Centre
Hartswell
Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2NE

Event Fees:


£ 10.00 Standard

Activity | Mini-Film School Wellington

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 - Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short scripted drama. This activity has been made possible thanks to support from Taunton Deane Borough Council and Arts Council England. The venue for this activity is Youth Centre, Mantle St, Wellington TA21 8BG Further Information In advance: Watch this short film or others on our Youtube Channel. What you will need to bring: Lunch or money to buy lunch. Participation form signed by your parents. We may shoot outside on location so please bring a coat. What this activity will cover: Film production including directing, camera operation, clapper boarding, sound recording and acting. What you will learn / develop: How to use a range of film production equipment and how to work effectively as a team on a film shoot.
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Youth Centre
Mantle Street
Wellington, Somerset TA21 8BG

Event Fees:


£ 10.00 Standard

Event | Creative Network

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 -

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. This event is a forum for artists to share their ideas and work. Watch previous events via our Facebook page - here's a recent example with artist Alison Jacobs, using iPad to create landscapes...  
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Ticket

Film | Pensioners United

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 -

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Presented by Somerset Unite Community... A potent account of a passionate group of pensioners who unite together to fight for a better life for themselves and those who will follow them. Featuring Jeremy Corbyn, Harry Leslie Smith, the late Tony Benn, and thousands of inspirational pensioners from across the UK. Somerset Film will also be presenting a new interactive work created by older people from Bridgwater, Taunton and other areas. Cert: TBC Doors open 7pm Screening starts at 7.30pm Pensioners United - Trailer from Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell on Vimeo.
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Location

The Engine Room
52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 3.00 Ticket
£ 10.00 Ticket & Solidarity Payment

Course | Film in a Day

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 -

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where and how do you start? On this one-day course you will work together to make a short film in a day. You will be introduced to the basic elements of developing an idea, get hands on with cameras and microphones and we’ll take a quick look at some of the editing software available. Plus we’ll signpost you to the next steps and the resources available to help you further your filmmaking.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 45.00 Concession
£ 65.00 Standard

Course | Digital Photography

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Get off auto and learn how to shoot portraits, working with a professional model...   Further Information What you need to bring: You don't need to bring anything, although you may want to bring: 1 - Notepad & Pen 2 - appropriate clothing for being outdoors for up to an hour. 3 - Your own DSLR or Bridge camera, please do not bring a point and click camera. What this session will cover: In this 3 hour session the first hour we will cover the DSLR camera's buttons, menus and functions, mainly focusing on Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO so that you can begin to shoot the style of image that you like, rather than the camera being on Auto and making these choices for you. We will then be joined by a model, and go out onto the streets as a group, each taking turns to work with him/her, while at the same time continuing to be able to ask questions ad gain further info. We will then return to The Engine Room for the final hour and look at some basic editing of your photos in either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. What you'll learn: You'll learn about framing & composition, working with natural/available light, how to get your photos sharp & in focus, how to work with a model as a subject and understand better what your camera is doing at all times.  
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 45.00 Course Fee
£ 35.00 Conc.

Course | Final Cut Pro X - Beginners

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 -

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

On this intro to FCPX you will learn how to setup a project, import your media, build editing timelines, the basics of editing video & audio, colour grading, adding text & titles right through to finally getting your work up online.   You don't need to bring anything with you though you may like to bring: 1) A note pad and pen  
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 45.00 Course Fee
£ 30.00 Conc.

Event | Creative Network

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 -

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. This event is a forum for artists to share their ideas and work. Watch previous events via our Facebook page - here's a recent example with artist Alison Jacobs, using iPad to create landscapes...  
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Ticket