Festivals Bring Art & Film Together

Two of Worthing's festivals have announced an exciting series of collaborations, aiming to bring together a diverse range of artists, writers and film-makers.

The End of the Pier International Film Festival this week launches a series of projects with new arts festival Made In Worthing.

The international film festival relocated to Worthing this year, after five years in Bognor Regis. Made In Worthing is produced by the Revolutionary Arts Group. The artist-led organisation have previously run the Artists & Makers Festival, which included Worthing's popular open house trail, but have canceled that event to concentrate on the new festival.

Together, the two organisations will promote a Made In Worthing day at the End of the Pier International Film Festival in 2010, focusing on locally-made original film. Another screening will bring together historic moving images, old cine film and other curios.

Before then the Made In Worthing festival, which takes place in September 09, will host an End of the Pier Film Festival afternoon. The event will include a look behind the scenes at Games People Play. This new film, commissioned by The End of the Pier International Film Festival, was the winner of the 'Best New Screenplay' category at this year's festival.

The event will include screenings of work in progress, a talk from the film's production team, and a chance to see storyboards, props and costumes.

In addition to these two events, Made In Worthing's organisers the Revolutionary Arts Group will be teaming up with the End of the Pier International Film Festival for some special, one-off screenings throughout the year. Already, plans are afoot for a special showing of Mod classic Quadrophenia.

“We have a great mix of festivals and regular events in Worthing,” says the Revolutionary Arts Group's Nathan Bean, “and we welcome this opportunity to find the common ground for two of the best.”

The End of the Pier International Film Festival's Bryan Gartside says, “We're pleased to have found such a welcome in Worthing, and to join such exciting partners in co-producing events.”

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