Published: 10 January, 2013
by DAN CARRIER
THE Berberian Sound Studio, starring Toby Jones, was one of the best – and spookiest – films I saw last year, so it’s with much excitement I note that its brilliant director Peter Strickland is hosting a masterclass in sound at the ICA tomorrow (Friday) at the ICA in the Mall. He’ll be discussing his work – he also made the hit Katalin Varga – and speaking about film-making techniques. For budding directors it’s a must, and for film buffs it’ll be a fascinating insight into his working methods.
• A competition as part of a festival celebrating the history of Kentish Town has been set up for young film-makers by Many Cultures, One Community, a project that is currently touring venues in the area and highlighting the its history. Called the Kentish Town Kaleidoscope: Film, it is open to any one aged between 15 and 25 and is simply has to be something to do with NW5.
Former New Journal reporter Sara Newman is organising the competition. She said: “We are looking for vibrant stories about NW5. What does Kentish Town mean to you? You could feature unusual locations, such as the canal, historical places such as the Prince of Wales Baths or The Forum. You could focus on topics such as migration and homelessness or choose a genre: a wildlife documentary, drama, thriller, sci-fi, horror, romance or animation. Is there a lively personality you admire in NW5 who could be the subject of a film?”
The deadline for entries is Friday April 26 and the winning films will be screened at a carnival event in June. Send your films to Sara Newman, Map Studio Café, 46 Grafton Road, NW5 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.