Saturday, May 9, 2009

Panel Featuring Sigma Films' Advance Party II Series Due at Cannes

This month, the UK Film Center at Cannes will be the site of a feature on Sigma Films ground breaking Advance Party II. Scottish Screen is presenting a panel on co-collaboration in films, citing the excellent and successful methods created and used by Sigma in their projects, now with Advance Party 2 and the relationship and work with fellows Zentropa and Subtoica from Ireland. A presentation on all of this will take place at the esteemed film festival in France Tuesday 19 May, 10.45 - 11.45

You can read more about this new ground breaking series of eight films from Sigma and Co via this link.

Very cool indeed. Not sure who all from Sigma will be there to present, hopefully Gillian, and we can learn more about the Advance Party 2. Advance Party -this a trilogy- of course featured the award winning Red Road, directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Katie Dickie and Tony Curran. The second film Rounding Up Donkeys or just Donkeys from Morag Mckinnon and also starring Katie Dickie due for release later this year.

Sigma Films was created by Gillian Berrie, director David Mackenzie and actor Alastair Mackenzie. Located at Film City Glasgow, this Independent film production company has created such award winning and acclaimed films such as Red Road, Hallam Foe, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, Dear Frankie among others. You can read more about Sigma Films and their various works at the official blog written by Colin Kennedy here, or via the official Sigma Films website, here.

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