The 2011 Cambridge Film Festival drew to a close at the weekend, and now I've a chance to recover from 11 busy days of events, special guests and phenomenally anti-social hours I can post some pictures!
Let's start with Saturday evening's big event - Paddy Considine visiting Cambridge to present his directorial debut, Tyrannosaur. I've already posted my favourite portrait from that evening, but I like it enough to post it again right now:
On Friday, we played host to Denis Dercourt, who was visiting to present his new film Tomorrow At Dawn. I'm useless at remembering movie facts (or any other kind of trivia) so I wish I'd looked Denis up before I met him - he directed the brilliant The Page Turner and those who've seen it will know what I'm getting at when I say that I wish I could have found a piano (or, even scarier, a cello) for him to pose with:
The Cambridge Arts Picturehouse is staffed by many lovely people, but if you take the time to get to know them you'll discover that they're all frighteningly talented as well as being great company. Project Trident is a collective of Picturehouse staff who make films in their spare time, and this year's Tridentfest was the third annual show of their work. Here are some of the Project Trident team talking about their work:
... and here we have some a few shots I took for the star of this year's Tridentfest - The Purple Fiend:
What else do I have for you from the closing weekend? Here's Marieke Schellart, the director of Eggs For Later:
...and here's Simon Rumley, the director of Red, White & Blue:
...as well as Martin Bargiel and Prasanna Puwanajarahi, both showing their films as part of the busy short film programme:
Finally, we've got some of the closing night speeches, being given here by Emma Woolerton, Verena von Stackelberg and Matt Pink:
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival such a big success. See you all next year!