Fashion, food, lifestyle and culture in St Albans
I just had a meeting with Leoni Kibbey, the beautiful and brilliant Festival Director behind St Albans’ first ever Film Festival.
Being held in March 2013, plans are fully underway to make this inaugural Film Festival something that St Albans will want to continue in years to come.
Submissions are already flying in from all over the globe and local businesses are leaping on board to be part of our City’s exciting foray into the Film industry. And why not…? We are, after all, just down the road from two of the UK’s most prominent film studios, Pinewood and Leavesden. And, how can we possibly forget that we’re the late night Curry destination hot spot for Hollywood’s finest. ..?
But apart from great Indian cuisine and proximity, which clearly make us more than qualified, nay over qualified to host such a festival, St Albans is in fact, a perfect spot to launch this new enterprise. The more I explore St Albans, the more I realise just how rich our art, culture and history really is. By adding film to our bow now too, we will well and truly put ourselves on the map as an exciting, artistic and stylish place to live.
This really is a great opportunity for St Albans and just like the whole city gets behind Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival during the summer, so should we support and transform our little City for one weekend in March. I think I might still be channelling some residual Olympic pride here….
The Film Festival will not only provide an opportunity for Film Makers to showcase their work, but Leoni also wants to engage the City of St Albans in a myriad of Film related activities, from interactive workshops, to talks with professionals in the industry.
All venues will be beloved and familiar spots around town, so you won’t have to travel far to get involved.
Keep an eye out for the slick purple Film Festival Logo, courtesy of Matt Bigg and his team at The Collective, local graphic design agency in St Albans. Local PR tour de force Loudbird PR, are also working alongside Leoni to help spread the word.
For any further information from how to submit a film, to how you can volunteer for the festival go to the St Albans Film Festival website at www.stalbansfilmfestival.com
Style in my City will be supporting Leoni as she blazes forward till March. I’ll be bringing you all the latest updates from who has come on board to the latest news- so stay tuned St Albans!
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