WFTV Short Film Club: Romcoms with a twist, in conversation with filmmakers
TUESDAY 27 JULY | 18.00 - 19.00 GMT
Short Film Club is an event series spotlighting some of the best short films for WFTV members. Showcasing the work of filmmakers based around a theme, you will have the opportunity to watch the films selected for the Short Film Club, hear from the creators behind them and join in the conversation.
Hosted by WFTV and in partnership discover.film, a global streamer dedicated to short form content, this Short Film Club will bring together the filmmakers Monique Needham (Cashpoint) and Caroline Lindy (Kindred Spirit).
Introduced by WFTV’s CEO, Katie Bailiff and chaired by Jaine Green, they will discuss the making of their films which subvert the genre of romantic comedy and reflect the experience of modern love.
Films for WFTV Short Film Club:
Camille decides to go on a date with a guy she met on a dating app. Cautious at first, she is eventually won over by his looks and charm. That is until the bill arrives...
Singleton Eloise is lonely on a Saturday so invites Jonathan, a guy she’s just met online, over to her apartment for a fun evening - only to find out he’s actually dead.
Monique Needham is British filmmaker, London born, of Jamaican origin and passionate about emotive storytelling of people of colour. After a mixed career in TV and advertising she returned to her passion for filmmaking, releasing a web series called Housemates and her first short film, Cashpoint. Her latest film is a personal story about a mother-daughter relationship and the important moments that form special bonds.
Caroline Lindy is a writer, director and actor. After growing up in New York and attending Kenyon College Caroline moved to LA to pursue her passion for filmmaking. She has written, directed, and starred in number of award-winning short films and web series, with her latest project, a dark fantastical comedy was funded by a grant from Women in Film. Kindred Spirit won Best Romantic Comedy at the Discover Film Awards.
How will the online event work?
This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.
Live stream participants will not be visible to others and you will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.
In advance of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to watch the filmmakers' short films.
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