Hull Film News

From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2007 - 02:18:25 PDT

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Released: 19th March 2007


Hull Film, organisers of the Hull International Short Film Festival, is
poised to evolve over the coming months with the appointment of a new
Director. Laurence Boyce, who has been involved with Hull Film since
it’s inaugural event in 2000, will take over from previous director
Esther Johnson in April.

Laurence Boyce has been involved with film for almost 10 years. After
graduating with a BA in Film and Literature from the University Of
Warwick, he has worked since 1999 as a programmer for the Leeds
International Film Festival, where he was responsible for Shoot (the
LIFF Short Film Programme) and UK Film Week. He has also organised the
annual National Young Filmmakers Award Day, a part of the Leeds Young
People's Film Festival and contributed programmes to other
organizations on a freelance basis. He is also an award-winning film
journalist who has written for such respected magazines as Hotdog and
Little White Lies as well as being the resident DVD reviewer at and writer of the film section for Northern Exposure.

Hull International Short Film Festival Director Laurence Boyce said:
“Having been involved with Hull Film since its inception, I’m looking
forward to the opportunity to build on the success achieved by my
predecessors. With the support of the board and myself, Hull Film is
set to provide a dynamic programme of film on a year round basis for
the people of the region whilst also continuing to stage a Film

Festival of international quality and significance. Hull Film will aim
to play a large part in helping to realise the potential of the city of
Hull as not only a place for the exhibition of a diverse and wide
ranging series of films but also as a hotbed of creative and talented

Hull Film already has a reputation for its wide reaching programme with
recent successes including DANCE MOVES, a series of dance related short
films shown in association with Hull City Arts Unit as part of the Two
Weeks Dance Festival, and MOVING THE IMAGE, a programme showcasing the
diversity of Women’s animation held in association with WAM! (Women’s
Arts and Media). Meanwhile, last years Hull International Short Film
Festival, the 5th edition of the event, played host to an eclectic
selection of mini masterpieces and special events which included
programmes of films from across the globe, presentations from the likes
of Channel Four, the celebrated Edinburgh based filmmaker Matt Hulse
and the TRAILERS project which saw five shipping containers situated
around the City of Hull containing specially commissioned films for the

organised by Hull Film, in association with Seeds And Bridges, and will
take place at Hull Screen on Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm. With Jimi
Hendrix and Dr Who being the best known examples of the creative use of
feedback, the programme will focus on the conceptual and expressive
qualities of feedback with a number of short films and a new live
performance by Pete McPartlan. The event is programmed by Rob Gawthrop

Dates for the 7th Hull International Short film Festival will be
announced later in the year.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.