Call for film makers / photographers / moving image artists /animators

Tameside Heritage Film Project is a creative collaboration moving image celebrating Tameside’s people, towns, heritage and future. The project is looking for local artists to get involved with the creation of the Tameside Now & Then film.

The project will culminate in a live performance by Ashton Brass Band accompanied by a screening of the Tameside Now & Then film on Saturday 14th September 2013 at Albion Church, Ashton Under Lyne as part of TMBC’s Inspire Tameside Stage and Screen Project and Heritage Open Days.

The project is being curated by Mossley based artist Richard ‘arbarus’ Dawson of Woodend Artists and there are many ways to get involved including:

Filmmakers / animators / moving image artists can create and submit short films that document, celebrate and show off Tameside as it is now and how it used to be. Films should be up to 5 minutes long and silent and could live action, animation, documentary, image montages visual poems etc.

We are especially keen to track down archive footage and home movies footage of events and happenings in Tameside. So if you have old super 8 films or VHS videos of the Whit Walks, Local Markets or everyday working life in Tameside that you would like to share please get in touch. We are also interested in old photos of the area, people or events that you’d like to share please get in touch and are working in partnership with Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre to create the film and make it available to people after the performance.

The performance and screening venue is a magnificent gothic style church built in 1895 in the heart of Ashton-Under-Lyne and is sure to be a unique experience and tickets are available from the Tameside Council website.

If you would like more information, have films you are interested in being included or would like to get involved please contact Richard via:

tamesideheritagefilm@gmail.com or visit our website: Tameside Heritage Film Project and download a brief and submission form. we’re on facebook/tamesideheritagefilmproject and work in progress will be viewable online at: vimeo/tamesideheritagefilm

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