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More than 300 attend 'watch while you walk' film screenings

More than 300 attend 'watch while you walk' film screenings

Tuesday 30 May 2023

More than 300 attend 'watch while you walk' film screenings

Tuesday 30 May 2023


The 13th Parish Film Festival recorded its highest ever audience numbers over the weekend, with more than 300 people attending on Saturday alone.

The festival of local and international film and workshops took place over four days and four nights.

The festival saw a wide range of international short film, documentaries and features screened, while workshops and talks were also held for aspiring filmmakers. Awards are also presented to short films from across the world. 

Among the award-winning films to be featured this year was Warsha by Dania Bdeir, which won Best Short Film at the 2022 Sundance Festival. 

Around 2,100 people attended the festival in total. 

A particular highlight of the festival was the visit of the 'Hamburg Collective', who hosted the outdoor screening event 'A Wall is a Screen' which was attended by over 300 people on Saturday night.

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Pictured: The team behind 'A Wall is a Screen' from Hamburg, outside the old Odeon Cinema with Steve Carter from the 13th Parish Film Festival. 

The event featured eight short films shown on normally blank walls in locations such as Snow Hill, West's Centre and King Street, as well as the wall of the former Odeon cinema.

The festival also attracted the Off-Courts Trouville Festival team from Normandy, who returned to the 13th Parish Festival this year to train Jersey filmmakers in the ‘Kino Jersey’ workshop, culminating in a screening at the Jersey Arts Centre. 

Festival Director Tony Langlois commented: "We are hugely grateful to the people of Jersey for supporting this festival in such substantial numbers... We now look forward to planning next year already."

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Pictured: Mick Hannigan of IndieCork Festival presents Simon MacDonald (father of winning director Todd MacDonald) with the Best Jersey and Channel Island Short Film Award with Festival Director, Tony Langlois. 

Festival Programmer Una Langlois added: "We have developed the festival programme at a steady pace, but this year was an important advance for us.  Our programme is centered on bringing new and diverse cinema to Jersey.

"The workshops, industry, special events and training elements enhance this, and make the festival a valuable platform for creativity." 

13th Parish Film Festival Awards 2023...

Prix d’Honneur: ‘Freedom Swimmer’ by Olivia Martin-McGuire, UK

L’Esprit de la Fete: ‘Little Green’ by Luka Pinto, Jersey 

Provacateur Award: ‘Abyss’ by Jeppe Lange, Denmark

Best Jersey and Channel Islands Short Film: Winterfalle, Jersey

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