I got to see the last two of the eight Screen WM – Digital Shorts yesterday at the Midland Arts Centre ( MAC). The other six short films I saw at the Birmingham Screen Festival last week but for various reasons a couple weren’t shown then. So yesterday, the rebel directors organised a private viewing for cast, crew, friends, family and assorted interested people at the MAC.
Afterwards, I thought that a regular screening at the MAC of indie-films that people have made would be quite good – I’m not sure that this kind of thing exists in Brum, (possibly it does but obviously I don’t get invited – have you seen my “King of Curries”? … No? … then just forget it … God knows I’m trying to!). But what better way is there to motivate yourself to just get out and make films than the prospect of getting it screened in front of a small audience and then getting feedback from your peers once you’ve created your mini-DV-zero-budget-masterpiece?