Funding & Talent
Project Tottenham: Tottenham's first community film showcase took place 28-30 September 2012.
Project Tottenham was a training and funding scheme delivered by Film London to encourage the development of cultural cinema activity in Tottenham funded by the Mayor of London and Haringey Council. Film London worked with advisors from Audiences London Plus, ICO and Film Festival Academy to provide expertise in audience development, programming and publicity throughout the scheme.
Project Tottenham aimed to strengthen the capacity of organisations to deliver screening activity in the future. Film London and advisors ran follow up training sessions at the Tottenham Exhibitors Breakfast at Bernie Grant Art Centre in October to reflect on the project and to identify ways of working with local communities and Haringey Council on future activity.
Project Tottenham Film Fund Awardees:
Black History Studies Limited presented a programme of documentary screenings celebrating the life and times of the Jamaican cultural and political leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey. This year sees the 125th Anniversary of his birth and the 100th Anniversary of his first visit to the UK in 1912.
De Skalon Public Relations presented Chiva Cine Club, a one-day event to raise awareness of Colombian culture through film, music and art. The film screening of La Playa DC, which competed in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2012 . was preceded by a short film Minuto 200 and followed by Movimientos Latin Beats DJ till late.
Gold Onyx followed the success of their monthly Children's Cultural Film Club, with September FilmScreen broadening their offering with a series of film screenings relating to Adults and Young People within the African community. The programme included Favela Rising presented by Tony Warner of Black History Walks and Burning an Illusion presented by Writer and Director Menelik Shabazz.
Living Under One Sun's Tottenham Tales presented a series of films from local filmmakers that provided the basis for the local community to talk about current and future life in the neighbourhood. The programme included Mission to Lars directed by Tottenham resident James Moore and What Future Haringey? from the archive at Bruce Castle Museum.
Wise Thoughts: presented Sensational Films an afternoon of films from established and emerging film makers, to reflect the plethora of cultures and communities that come together to make up the LGBTQ communities. Features I Shot My Love and Children of Shrikand were preceded by short films: Homecoming, Beloved Expectations and Rites of Passage.
Full Project Tottenham listings are available here