Timbuktu

August 26, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan their twelve-year-old shepherd.  In town, the people suffer, powerless, under the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned.  The women have become shadows but resist with dignity.  Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences.  Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu but their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.©CohenMedia

You can watch the trailer here.

Timbuktu (12A) 21015 France, 1hr 37mins, (Subtitles)

Friday 26th August at Hallhill,

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film starts at 8.00

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DAFTA Winners 2016

DAFTA winners 2016On Sunday more than 80 people came along to Hallhill to walk the DAFTAs red carpet, watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.

We had some brilliant entries this year with surreal Lego stop motion animations, fashion advice for soft toys, a peek inside the mind of a sleeping dog, an eye opening film about Finland, charming puppetry about sea shore litter, a great documentary raising awareness of the recent Ecuador earthquake  and finishing up with an illustrated version of Donald Where’s yer Troosers?

Thank you to everyone who entered for the huge amount of work and creativity that went into making these films.  You can see them all here on the DAFTAS 2016 Vimeo Channel.

This year films were judged in 4 categories:  Under 12s Fiction, Over 16s, Documentary (all ages) and Collaborations – where an adult has played a significant role in creating the film.

And the winners were…

Under 12s

Dream on Doggie by Ellen Stewart and Ruaridh Page.  Another crowd pleaser from the multi award winning team of Stewart and Page: Maddy the greyhound’s dream where animals talk like humans and even Maddy herself make a bizarre appearance.   Watch it here.

Documentary (all ages)

Dunbar and the Ecuador Earthquake by Anushka and Orla  Demer.     A very accomplished documentary about the effort in Dunbar to raise money for the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund.  Watch it here.

16 and over

Finland  by Michael Purves.  A film with a really professional feel to it that captures a fun filled holiday to the lakeland area of Finland.   Watch it here.

Collaboration

Donald Where’s Yer Troosers? By P6C Dunbar Primary School and Susan Mowatt produced during the Artist in Residence Programme.  An illustrated version of the famous Any Stewart song.  Watch and sing along here!

All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies.

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DAFTAs Award Ceremony 4pm Sunday 19th June

We are rolling out the red carpet for the 3rd annual DAFTAs this Sunday (19th June).

We will be screening all the films entered into this year’s competition. The standard of entries has been very high this year so its going to be a really entertaining event.  There will be an audience vote for the winners followed by the presentation of prizes.

Doors open for the DAFTAs at 3.30pm, screenings start at 4.00pm.

Please note this is earlier than the time advertised on the Civic Week programme.

There will be a special prize for the most glamorous person on the red carpet

Entry is free for this family event – so come and vote for your favourite film!

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DAFTA Short Film Competition Deadline is Tonight!

The DAFTAs deadline is midnight tonight.  If you are having problems finishing your film or submitting your entry don’t worry just send us an email at:  info@dunbarfilm.org.uk   or justmailforgames@gmail.com   and we’ll see if we can help.

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45 YEARS Friday 27th May

May 27, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

In the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary a couple receive an unexpected letter which contains potentially life changing news.

You can watch the trailer here

45 Years (15) 2015, UK, 1hr 35mins.

Friday 27th May, Hallhill.

Doors and bar 7.30

Film starts at 8.00

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Friday 29th April

April 29, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

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A seductive young woman (Ava Gardner) falls in love with a mysterious ship’s captain (James Mason).  One of the most ethereal and haunting love stories ever filmed.

You can watch the trailer here

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (PG) 1951 UK, 1hr 48 mins.

Friday 29th April at Hallhill

Doors and bar 7.30

Film begins at 8.00

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Boom Bust Boom Friday 22nd April

Our next film is Boom Bust Boom.

The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a feature documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

You can watch the trailer here

Free screening (donations welcome)

Boom Bust Boom (Cert 12A) 1hr 14 mins

Hallhill,  Friday 22nd April.   Doors and Bar 7.30,   Film begins at 8.00.

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Wild Tales

March 25, 2016
7:30 pmto11:30 pm

Six tales of power and revenge from Argentina that explore the extremes of human behaviour on the blurred line between comedy and tragedy.

You can watch the trailer here.

Wild Tales (15) 2014, Argentina, 2hrs 2mins (Subtitles) Friday 25th March.  

Doors and bar 7.30.  Films begins at 8.00.

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THEEB

February 26, 2016
7:00 pmto10:00 pm
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

Our next film is the Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning THEEB…
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

You can watch the trailer here

Annual Cheese and Wine at 7.00!
Film begins at 8.00.
Hallhill, Dunbar, Friday 26th February.

THEEB (15), 2015, UAE 1hr 40 mins (Subtitles)

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What We Do In The Shadows

January 29, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Our first film of 2016 is one of the best comedies of 2015.

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What We Do In The Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary from New Zealand which follows the lives of three vampires living in a shared house and coping with the mundanity of modern life.

“Confronted with endless cycles of loss and regret, the vampires avoid melancholy by embracing the inexhaustible possibilities of love and friendship that life offers to even its unholiest creations.” Oleg Ivanov, Slant Magazine Feb 2015

You can watch the trailer here.

What We Do In The Shadows (15), 2015 New Zealand, 1hr 26mins.

Friday 29th January at Hallhill.

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film starts at 8.00

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