Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5
THE BRITISH ARROWS AWARDS
The 2014 British Arrows winners are among the best we've seen over the years, with well-conceived and artfully developed stories typical of the very best short films. They epitomize creativity, offering powerful visual composition and music to match.
In the span of 90 minutes, you'll journey from wickedly funny to profoundly emotional and heart-wrenching, celebrating love, our world and the human spirit with an abundance of romance, animals and children.
With most of these well-made little movies, you'll not know they are adverts or public service announcements — the sponsor name is withheld until the final frames.
They will pull you in, engaging your emotions and sense of humor. Look at the stills on the right and imagine what stories they tell. Then, try to guess what product or social issue is involved. Which ones belong to Guinness, Vodafone or British Airways? It's really hard to tell!
If you don't laugh out loud or find a tear in your eye, check your pulse because you're
not among the living.
Previous Arrows attendees know exactly what we're talking about. If you are new to the program, this is a must-see, one-of-a-kind experience and you'll not be disappointed.
The 2014 British Arrows screen at 6:00 and 8:30 on Saturday, October 4, and again at 4:00 on Sunday, October 5. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes.
NightSong and Grape screen at 6:30 on Sunday, October 5. Runtime, including Q&A is approximately 90 minutes and your ticket includes admission to the filmmaker reception.
Single tix for all individual screenings are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, available online, phone (859) 957 3456, at Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters in Mt. Lookout Square, Coffee Emporium downtown, Sitwell's in Clifton and the Carnegie box office in Covington.
Combo tix are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. Available only online, phone (859) 957 3456 and the Carnegie box office. Not available at local ticket outlets. See NightSong details in the right-hand panel. →
NOTE: The Carnegie adds a $1.00 facility fee to tickets they sell in advance and at the door, in addition to the face value and applicable service charges.
NIGHTSONG (Premiere Screening)
Sunday, October 5, 6:30 pm:
Join us to celebrate the premiere of the new film from Cincinnati-based Mirepoix Pictures!
The event includes Q&A and post-film reception with the filmmakers, cast and crew.
NIGHTSONG will be preceded by GRAPE, from award-winning writer/director Daniel Stine. Runtime for both films including Q&A is roughly 90 minutes.
Tix info here or call (859) 957 3456.
CWC audiences are familiar with these talented filmmakers: Mirepoix's locally-made Held in Sway (ShortsFest 2008), was selected from a large field of national entries for the Cannes Film Festival. Daniel Stine's God and Vodka (Oscar Shorts 2012), won an impressive 30 awards during its festival run.
NightSong is about two men whose lives center around music. Thirty-something Kevin Hall (Cincinnati actor Jeremy Greenwell) is a music writer, traveling about the country interviewing performers for a major publication.
Lester Ervin (Dayton actor and director John Adrian Riley), a once-famous, aging bluegrass musician, now lives in seclusion in Appalachia. Decades removed from the limelight, Lester passes the time on the porch of his decaying cabin alone with his memories.
While on the road to Memphis, Kevin detours for an unscheduled visit with Lester. Their interaction produces profound changes in both men.
In this story of self-discovery and renewal, Northern Virginia winemaker Grayson Delacourt is mourning the loss of his daughter and facing a tough decision about selling the family vineyard.
Random chance brings Tyler, an unsettled young man with problems of his own, to the vineyard tasting room. As events unfold, he has a hauntingly beautiful overnight experience, learning what fate holds in store for himself and for Grayson.
Winner, Best Short Film / Best of Festival:
California International Shorts Festival
Carolina Film and Video Festival
Charleston International Film Festival
Alexandria Film Festival
ABOUT THE BRITISH ARROWS
The British Arrows Awards is organized by Britsh Arrows, a not-for-profit company whose shareholders are companies involved with the making of commercials. One of only twelve screening sites in the U.S., Cincinnati World Cinema is grateful for the opportunity to share this fine program with the people of Greater Cincinnati and the Tri-State area. We want to express a special thanks to Dean Otto with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
The awards were created in 1976 and were originally known as the London Television Advertising Awards. The purpose was to recognize and reward the best television commercials made by British advertising agencies and production companies.
As time progressed, the scope of recognition was expanded to include commercials and PSAs directed to cinema, and in recent years, to viral marketing and ambient media/out-of-home environments.
Currently, the event attracts an entry of almost one thousand commercials, and a similar number of people attend the presentation of awards in London each March.
U.S. screenings of the awards began in 1984 in New York and eventually came to include these organizations:
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art;
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
Detroit Institute of Art;
Cleveland Museum of Art/Cleveland Cinemateque;
North West Film Center, Portland;
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston;
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;
Cincinnati World Cinema
Memphis Museum of Art.
Honolulu Academy of Art;
International exhibitions include the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the International Film Festival of Kerala in India.
These screenings have offered an American audience exposure to the originality, wit, and creativity of British advertising as well as showcasing the early work of film directors such as Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Hugh Hudson, and Alan Parker as they were becoming fully-fledged Hollywood directors. The BAA program screenings have developed an influential reputation in the U.S. for creative excellence, enhanced by public and professional interest that has spawned further screenings across the country.
Mirepoix Pictures is a Cincinnati-based film production collective formed by four friends devoted to creating evocative stories that reflect our complex and changing world.
The core group, shown at right, includes Mike Dittiacur, writer; Russ Faust, writer, director; John Mays, film editor; and Amy Cunningham-Faust, producer and cinematographer.
Production of NightSong involved many local and regional individuals: cast members Jeremy Greenwell and John Adrian Riley; crew members Laura Linville, Tim Dutton, Gretchen Kunkel, Neil Burns, Chris Joecken, Theresa Bruce and Jake Hossfeld; plus John Erhardt, Andy Thomas and 500 Miles to Memphis who created the music for NightSong.
Learn more about the talented Mirepoix professionals.
NightSong on IMDB.
Held in Sway on IMDB.
The NightSong blog.
Mirepoix's entry at the Cannes Film Festival.
Raised in northern Virginia, writer-director-actor Daniel Stine founded Rushaway Pictures and now resides in Los Angeles.
Daniel Stine on IMDB.
The Championship Round.
God and Vodka.