We are ecstatic to announce that Little City Pictures will be screening at the 2012 Portobello Film Festival in London over the beginning of September. Billed as the ‘Alternative’ London Film Festival. The Portobello Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the state of the British film industry, which was perceived as declining, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats. Many previously obscure directors have been gained recognition in the industry after debuting at the festival, including Shane Meadows and Guy Ritchie. The festival has been dubbed ‘the wild side of Brit Film’ (Metro), ‘this pioneering film festival’ (Evening Standard), ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe’ (The Independent) and ‘London’s biggest filmic free-for-all’ (Time Out). That the Portobello Film Festival shows tomorrow’s films today is evident in the number of ideas first presented there that regularly crop up in the mainstream.
Little City Pictures have had not one, not two but three films selected to screen at this prestigious festival. What makes it even more exciting for us is that the three films playing are the first three films we made; The Cottage, Friday Night and Saturday Morning and Void!
We are genuinely surprised by this and so thankful to the festival for seeing the merit in our work. This is a massive moment in the life of Little City and a massive endorsement of everyone we have worked with both in front of and behind the camera, without the talented people we work with none of this would be possible.
The Cottage will be screening as part of the Horror: Be Very Afraid Strand on Wednesday 5th September at 6.30pm.
Friday Night and Saturday Morning will be screening as part of the Independent Drama Strand on Sunday 9th at 6.30pm.
Void will be screening as part of the Independent Showcase Strand on Tuesday 11th at 6.30pm.
All of us are genuinely over the moon and quite taken aback by the whole thing. We hope to be in attendence at all three screenings in some form so if you are around and about London Town, give us a shout.