Rebecca Padley, Festival 4 Coordinator, gives her update on the 4th Insight Festival so far…
Welcome to the new Insight Festival website! Being all sparkly and new, we thought it was about time we had a new blog.
The Insight Team have been super busy getting preparations underway for the 4th Insight Festival. Make sure you visit the People page, to see who’s in the Insight Team. We’ve got some truly exciting things planned that we can’t wait to reveal! Most importantly the Festival 4 film shortlist, which will be revealed imminently.
It’s no word of a lie that the Insight Team has been completely blown away by the exceptional standard of entries this year. The shortlisting team has had the painful task of trying to choose between the films, which has been no easy feat. This year’s film-makers have produced some extraordinary, beautiful and truly challenging films on faith. We can’t wait to share these films with you and the world. It really is ‘the world’, too: our international presence is growing significantly; we’ve had entries spanning from Iran to Russia, the USA and France, to name but a few! This is so very exciting, Insight’s message of community cohesion and coexisting is spreading worldwide.
The Insight Festival has grown to a three-day Festival with plans set in motion for our 1st Education Day on Friday 15 March. Exclusively for local schools, it’s going to be a corker of a day – we’ve got a stunt workshop with professional stunt performers, the chance to vote for your favourite Insight film in our new ‘Schools Award’ and an interactive film seminar looking at faith in latest box office hits Life of Pi and Les Miserables.
“What more could you want?” I hear you cry, well the good news is we’ve got vast amounts more happening . I’ll be telling you about it in the weeks leading up to the Festival.
Lots more to come, but for the time being have a gander over our new website, check out the shortlist so far and keep watching and making films.
Insight 4 is looking to be our biggest and best yet and we really hope you can join us.
See you soon,