Film festival will ‘shock and entertain you’

A scene from one of the short films at Buckinghamshire's film festival
A scene from one of the short films at Buckinghamshire's film festival
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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S short film festival takes place this weekend, showcasing the work of directors from right across the UK.

The event runs 10am-11pm and is being marketed as ‘half the price as a trip to your local cinema’.

Between screenings those attending will also get to learn basic animation techniques and can take part in question and answer sessions with directors. Festival director Darren Cliff said: “The undisputed highlight of the festival will be the competition screening of shorts made by local filmmakers.

“I’m really looking forward to this event, and the films being shown are of a high standard. People can expect to be entertained, shocked, enlightened and touched by our cinematic experience of mini-masterpieces.

“My objective with the festival has always been to showcase talented filmmakers and provide a platform to screen their work to an audience on the big screen.

“As a filmmaker, having your work projected as intended is a dream come true.”

The festival takes place at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. Each screening session lasts for 90 minutes. On show there will be a range of films from horror to documentary – including short film Heaven’s Secret (pictured) which tells the story of a murdered Hertfordshire traveller.

Entry is £3 for under 18’s and between £4-£12 for adults.

The full programme and ticket details are available at www.cliffproductions.co.uk/shortcuts