See the artist Oriana Fox in Our Bodies, Ourselves at the Bowieart film night.
Dancing with the big Boy...
The very lovely Beth over at
Get yourself prepared for the film festival which is unlike any other. It will soon be time again for the Portobello Film Festival which this year hosts a breathtaking programme of over 500 shorts and features, allowing audiences to experience some of the most innovative and culturally diverse filmmaking around.
Documentaries, music, animation, drama and travel are just some of the genres featured and nights include everything from A Tribute To Joe Strummer featuring rare and unseen Clash footage, the best in new Iranian short filmmaking, an Extreme Sports selection to an Italian evening, from club films by Pinkypoos and Kinky Gerlinky to an exciting contemporary South African programme.
And as with previous years the festival climaxes with three days of Megascreen madness in one of Portobello?s superb local parks. This is cinema alfresco at its best, a superbly programmed festival-within-a-festival, featuring everything from family films, to classics, to independent shorts.
Here's a bit from the blurb over at the
This year Portobello Film Festival is showing over 600 brand new independent, mostly short films. Entry to all events is free.
Venues include Westbourne Studios where on Fri 1 August the Festival kicks off with An Evening With BowieArt, showcasing the best in contemporary video art sponsored by the great pop star and three very rare films from John Malkovich and Bella Freud. Sat 2 August sees a programme from the Italian Cultural Institute. Other highlights at Westbourne Studios include a Music Video Convention featuring documentaries on Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd and Columbian Hip Hop on Sat 9 August, Iranian Films on 10th August, Final Cut Pro Demonstration on 12 August and a tenth anniversary for Wall of Sound Records on 14 August.
Bowieart screenings will take place in the cinema from 7pm Friday 1 August - Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, W10