All posts by Minnie Crowe

10 Jan 2018

Mandy.com discount – 20% off premium membership

Our partners at Mandy.com have an exclusive offer for TriForce Creative Network members! See below for how to claim.

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04 Dec 2017

2017 Winners Announced!

 TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES

BEST OF THE FEST AWARD 2017

 Adrian Lester and Babou Cesay were amongst some of the stars who attend the event

 London: Monday 4th December 2017 – Leading lights from the world of Film and TV gathered on Saturday night at the TriForce Short Film Festival 2017 to support diversity across the industry.

Stars including Adrian Lester, Babou Cesay and Cathy Tyson walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA, where Adara Todd’s Twiddly Things was awarded the prestigious Best of the Fest prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event marks six years since the TriForce Short Film Festival was launched with a focus on recognising and supporting emerging diverse talent. Hundreds of entries were submitted to a panel of judges including director Neil Biswas, writer John Byrne, BBC Assistant Commissioner Jay Davidson, Shiver’s Michelle Matherson, Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts TV, renowned Executive Producer Alexander Gardiner, acclaimed actor Indira Varma and Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE. The final sixteen films were screened across the day to an audience of peers and key industry representatives.

The festival culminated in the star studded gala where the final four films were screened and the winners of the Best of the Fest Award, the Audience Choice Award, the Williams-Byrne Bursary and the Best Non Scripted Award, were announced. All of the winners were rewarded with career development prizes provided by Professor Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, ITV’s Shiver, Mandy.com and Lola Williams and John Byrne, as well as cash prizes. Other partners this year included BFI, Creative England, Sargent-Disc Ltd. and Broadcast.

Best of the Fest winning film, Twiddly Things, was celebrated for its in-depth portrayal of Alzheimer’s sufferer Polly as she shares how dementia has impacted her existence. The animated film takes viewers on an emotional journey as she takes them back to memories she remembers, and explains how she feels when she starts to forget.

Todd is a London based animator and producer, specialising in stop motion animation.

The winning film-making team were awarded a £1000 cash prize as well as the chance to pitch to Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE for funding and mentoring for their next short film. They will also receive support from Moneypenny International in putting together their budget.

The Best Non Scripted Award was won by Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline, which follows a group of taxi drivers in Ireland as they join together to form a suicide prevention group. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city’s streets and bridges. The short film accompanies the drivers at night and bears witness to their world of rescues and revelations.

Mullarkey won a £500 cash prize as well as the opportunity to meet with Shiver Talent Exec Michelle Matherson following the festival for advice and guidance on her career.

Minnie Ayres, COO of TriForce Creative Network, says: “We’ve been working towards a more inclusive industry both on and off screen since we launched the TriForce Short Film Festival six years ago and are so proud to be at the forefront of the movement for greater diversity in film and TV.

 Selecting the winners is always difficult when you have incredible work to choose from, but this year’s stood out for telling important stories in such a compelling way.”

The Audience Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night, also went to Mia Mullarkey’s Throwline. The Audience Choice Award winner took home a £250 cash prize as well as mentoring from the Mandy.com team.

 The winner of the Williams-Byrne Bursary of £1000 was Steve Brett’s Abe, a heartfelt story of love and loss. The short film follows the struggle of Abe, a reclusive, mentally ill, homeless man as he tries to make sense of his life on the streets of Los Angeles.

 The other finalist film was:

 Rain

 A suicidal farmer’s life hangs in the balance as he waits for it to rain, in this powerful drama from Simran Sidhu. A Punjabi language short film, Rain takes you on an intense journey and stars Yashpal Sharma from the Oscar-nominated Lagaan.

 All prize winners also receive a copy of HitFilm 4 Pro, a VFX and editing software to help them with their next project, as well as a free subscription to online film academy, Indie Film Hustle

 TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons which include; writer, director and sometime actor, Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch’s Marianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) and award winning writer Roy Williams OBE.

TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Professor Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Sargent Disc Ltd., Creative England, the BFI, Shorts TV, Mandy.com, Rapid Pictures, Spark Media, the Mama Youth Project, the National Film and Television School, Indie Film Hustle, HitFilm, Miffy Moments, Popcorn Kitchen, The Athenaeum Hotel, Nails Inc and Franklin & Sons,  who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as supporting seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

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For further information please contact:

 Melanie Webb melanie@franklinrae.com

Abigail Williams, abigail@franklinrae.com

 

04 Dec 2016

Winners Announced for #TriForceFest 2016!

 TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES BEST OF THE FEST AWARD 2016

David Gyasi and Jermain Jackman were amongst some of the stars who attended the event

London 4 December 2016 – Leading lights from the world of Film and TV gathered last night at the TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 to support diversity across the industry.

Stars including David Gyasi, Jermain Jackman and Game of Thrones’ Josef Altin walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA where writer Haley Bishop and director Alasdair MacKay’s Glow was awarded the prestigious Best of the Fest prize.

The event marks five years since the TriForce Short Film Festival was launched with a focus on recognising and supporting emerging diverse talent. Hundreds of entries were submitted to a panel of judges including Nicholas Pinnock, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Shiver’s Alex Gardiner with the final sixteen screened across the day to an audience of peers and key industry representatives.

The festival culminated in the star studded gala where the final four films were screened and the winners of the Best of the Fest Award, the Audience Choice Award and the inaugural Best Non Scripted Award, were announced. All of the winners were rewarded with career development prizes provided by Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Shiver and Sharp House,  as well as cash prizes. Other partners this year included BFI, Creative Skillset, Directors UK, Shine Media and Broadcast.

Glow was celebrated for its compelling story about how light can be found in even the darkest of times. When Elijah is diagnosed with a brain tumour, his best friends are determined that he sees the Northern Lights. However, as he becomes aware of how much they are willing to do for him, the harsh reality of the situation soon reveals itself.

The winning film-making team were awarded a £1000 cash prize as well as the chance to pitch to Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE for funding and mentoring for their next short film.

The Best Non Scripted Award was won by BAFTA nominated Victoria Thomas for I Believe in Pink. Following a tattoo artist in Lagos who has found his niche by tattooing the lips of men pink, Victoria’s film explores his story and why the men he tattoos believe having pink lips makes them more acceptable to society.

Thomas won a £500 cash prize as well as the opportunity to meet with Shiver MD Alexander Gardiner following the festival for advice and guidance on their career.

Fraser Ayres, CEO of TriForce Creative Network, says: “The Triforce Short Film Festival was set up to encourage film makers from any background and it’s great to see that, as in previous years, we’ve been able to showcase high-quality work from such a diverse range of UK filmmaking talent.

Selecting the winners is always difficult when you have incredible work to choose from, but this year’s stood out for telling important stories in such a compelling way.”

The Audience Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night went to The Dead Sea, a story of two refugees trying to reach Europe by boat.  Emmanuel and Olu nearly reach the safety of shore before being returned to Libya and incarcerated in an infamous detention camp.

 The Audience Choice Award winner took home a £250 cash prize as well as a chance to pitch to Ian Sharp, CEO of Sharp House and the Sharp House team for advice and support on their next project.

All prize winners also receive a 1 year membership to the Institute of Videographers and a copy of HitFilm 4 Pro, a VFX and editing software to help them with their next project.

TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Broadcast, 4Talent, Creative Skillset, Sharp House, Shiver, MAMA Youth Project, BECTU, Shine Media, Hiive, Shorts TV, Directors UK, HitFilm, Institute of Videographers, Miffy Moments and Baxter of California, who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as supporting seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

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For further information please contact:

Alice Bruce, alice.bruce@premiercomms.com  0207 292 8673

Sophie Spirit, Sophie.spirit@premiercomms.com 0207 292 7373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Nov 2016

TFSFF Press Launch in British Blacklist

British Blacklist covered our 2016 Press Launch this weekend with a wonderful piece on their blog.

The standard of submissions rises each year, and the Festival seems to be keeping its promise of providing access and assistance with career development. The TCN mission to always be on the lookout for the next ‘in’ to connect creatives with industry, is working. It is supported not just by the prizes of earning career development opportunities (with TCN industry partners) and a cash prize for their next project, but also by the Festival’s panel discussions which take place between the exhibition strands, as well as the chance to network with the participating experts afterwards.

To read the blog in full click here.

10 Nov 2016

Shortlisted and Finalist Films Announced!

TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 FINALISTS

London: 9am 10th November 2016 – The shortlist of films for the 2016 TriForce Short Film Festival (TFSFF) has been announced at an exclusive launch at the BFI. This morning TFSFF also announces the four finalist films which have been selected by a panel of industry stalwarts including Nicholas Pinnock, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Shiver’s Alex Gardiner and will be screened at the red carpet Gala at BAFTA on 3rd December.

The 16 shortlisted films for this year were revealed at an industry gathering at the BFI Stephen Street following  the UK premiere sceening of Jessica Oyelowo’s much anticipated directorial debut ‘After The Storm’ starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle). The TFSFF shortlisted films feature even more recognisable names with Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Inception) and Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine) both featuring.

The four final films will be screened and the Best of the Fest award, supported by Stefan Allesh-Taylor CBE, will be announced at the red carpet event at BAFTA. They are;

The Dead Sea

Written and directed by Stuart Gatt, The Dead Sea tells the story of Emmanuel and Olu who after almost reaching Europe by boat, are returned to Libya and incarcerated in one of its infamous migrant detention centres. The film was conceived by Gatt in the height of the Refugee Crisis in the summer of 2015. He had been researching reports by Medicines Sans Frontieres into these abuses and felt compelled to show the reality of the experiences of those returned to the Libyan camps resulting in this stunning film.

Stuart Gatt is an award winning British Filmmaker of Indian descent whose films are often influenced by current social themes.

Glow

From writer Haley Bishop and director Alasdair MacKay comes a story about how light can be found in even the darkest of times. When Elijah is diagnosed with a brain tumour, his best friends are determined that he sees the Northern Lights. However, as he becomes aware of how much they are willing to do for him, the harsh reality of the situation soon reveals itself.

 I Believe in Pink

 Written, directed and produced by BAFTA nominated Victoria Thomas, I Believe in Pink follows a tattoo artist in Lagos who has found his niche by tattooing the lips of men, pink. Victoria’s film explores his story and why the men he tattoos believe having pink lips makes them more acceptable to society

Take the Chocolate

 Dr Shahid Kamal’s Take the Chocolate is a sweet, compelling short featuring a two year old girl who is determined to make a friend in the waiting room of a Dr’s surgery. Examining the way children approach one another which is often lost in adulthood, the film is written and directed by Dr Kamal and jointly produced by Dr Kamal and Rajesh Rajilal.

Celebrating its fifth year, the TriForce Short Film Festival, was set up with a focus on recognizing and supporting emerging diverse talent and to help film-makers access opportunities to further their careers. The 16 shortlisted films are screened at BAFTA to an audience of peers and key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development prizes as well as a cash prize to contribute to their next project.

As in previous years the competition has showcased the diverse range of UK filmmaking talent with a high number of BAME and female producers, directors, cast and crew across all the shortlisted films.

The festival also partners each category screening of the 16 shortlisted films across the day with seminars led by leading industry professionals focused on current issues within the TV and film industry and career development. Subjects to be covered this year include Surviving as a Freelance Director, How to Fund a Feature and Is it Possible to Work Across Film and TV? Tickets for the festival are available via the website at www.tfsff.com.

Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow, Rev) actor and co-founder of TriForce said; “It’s been incredibly hard to choose this year’s shortlist because once again, the quality of entrants was so strong. We’ve been working towards a more inclusive industry both on and off screen since we launched the Triforce Short Film Festival five years ago and are so proud to be at the forefront of the movement for greater diversity in film and TV.”

TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons which include; writer, director and sometime actor, Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch’s Marianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) and award winning writer Roy Williams OBE.

TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Broadcast, Channel 4, Creative Skillset, Sharp House, Shiver, MAMA Youth Project, BECTU, Shine Media, Hiive, Shorts TV, Directors UK, HitFilm, Institute of Videographers, Miffy Moments and Baxter of California, who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as sponsoring seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.

All shortlisted films for The TriForce Short Film Festival 2016 are as follows:

  • I Believe In Pink
  • Glow
  • The Good Son
  • Foot In Mouth
  • Lucky Chicken
  • Ferguson, Missouri
  • Living With Monkey
  • Huey & Louis
  • Take The Chocolate
  • Believe
  • Hall Of Mirrors
  • SAVE
  • The Night Shift
  • Lil’ Benny
  • The Dead Sea
  • Harriet and the Matches

Please see the TFSFF website for more information on all the films.

The full schedule for the day can be found here.

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For further information please contact:

 Alice Bruce, alice.bruce@premiercomms.com  0207 292 8673

Sophie Spirit, Sophie.spirit@premiercomms.com 0207 292 7373