As you all know, Salon des Refuses is curating a programme of rejected shorts for Cine East as part of the East End Film Festival, and here are the details you’ve all been waiting for! The screening will of course be FREE and will take place at 3pm at Juno on Shoreditch High Street. See you all there!
We are delighted to announce that the next Salon will take place on JULY 1ST. The event will be part of the Cine-East strand of the East End Film Festival and will feature a selection of shorts which were not accepted into the official programme. More details to follow but get that date in your diaries!
- We’d strongly recommend taking a look at Phil Ilson’s article “Film Curating in the 21st Century : A Personal View” a great snapshot of what’s happening now in terms of independent film curation, and where it all started. Oh and we might get a mention in there too..
- If you’d like to know more about how the Salon got started and what we’re all about, take a look at the interview on The Scrawlers, between Kirsty Dootson and Nicola Merrifield.
We are extremely excited to annouce that for our next Salon event, we will be screening a selection of shorts rejected by Flatpack Festival in Birmingham. For full programme listings (well worth a trip to Birmingham for, we promise!) see here, but our event will be
SUNDAY 18 MARCH // 11:OO am // FLATPACK PALAIS
Oh and as usual, it’s totally free. Hoping to see our Midlands contingent there!
For those of you still awaiting feedback from the February Salon, it will be with you soon. Sorry to keep you waiting!!
We are proud to announce that our programme of refusés screening THIS Saturday at the Shortwave Cinema will include the following gems:
THE HALF LIGHT, dir Prasanna Puwanarajah (UK, 13 mins) - A man yearning for a touch of the past searches for a simple beacon of tungsten light in a darkened world, under-lit by energy-saving lightbulbs.
VANISHING, dir Bartosz Kruhlik (Poland, 20 mins) - A teenage boy’s disappearance uncovers some painful family truths.
THE FOX, dir Tony Burke (UK, 4 mins) - A lonely God-fearing spinster is woken in the middle of the night by a fox’s distant and eerie mating calls. She decides to join in.
OUR ORDERED LIVES, dir Christine Entwhistle (UK, 10 mins) - A young girl solemnly carries out an act of love.
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, dir Andrew Brand (UK, 15 mins) - A couple’s troubled relationship collides with a stranger’s good intentions.
BENCH SEAT, dir Anna Mastro (USA, 19 mins) - A teenage couple’s failure to communicate is set against the glossy background of a real-life high school musical.
Our next Salon will be at 17:00 on Saturday February 25th at Shortwave [SE1 3UN].
But the programme is far from locked down - we’re still taking submissions! See below for details on how to submit your film. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
We are very excited to announce that we’re currently accepting entries for our February Salon (date, time and screening venue to be confirmed shortly). We accept documentaries, animations, experimental films, music videos and fiction shorts from anywhere in the world, as long as they’re less than an hour long and have been rejected from at least one festival. In order to submit, you just need to send us the following information:
- Country of Production
- Festivals from which you’ve been rejected
- Festivals to which you’ve been accepted
You can either email us this information including a link to view your film online (please use FEB 2012 SUBMISSIONS as your subject heading) or send a hard copy of your film to SALON DES REFUSES (c/o Kirsty Dootson) 31 Shakleton Road, Coventry, England, CV5 6HT. We’re looking forward to hearing from you all!
Sunday’s programme comprises shorts which were not included in the official selection of the 9th London Short Film Festival, but which we feel deserve to be celebrated and showcased.
Dir. Chris Dundon – UK – 18:00
Desperate to be chosen to compete in the 2012 Olympics, Ellie must first fight her personal battles in order to win the ultimate prize.
2. Conversation on a Bench
Dir. Ross Howieson – UK – 7:53
Two actors discuss their forthcoming ‘big’ auditions.
3. Corner Shop
Dir. George Hamilton - UK - 12:01
A simple dispute in a corner shop exposes raw nerves.
4. I am Lonely
Dir. Phil Haine – UK – 08:00
Learning to live with yourself is a necessity for anyone, especially if you’re the last man alive.
5. The Making of Longbird
Dir. Will Anderson - UK - 15:18
A ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at an Animator, as he struggles with his character.