Fife’s very own Dysart’s Sail In Film Festival got underway 31 July and runs until 11 September with event organiser and award winning filmmaker, Lawrie Brewster, joining forces with scriptwriter Sarah Daley to create a month-long event boasting the work of local and international filmmakers.
The festival will culminate in an extravagant outdoor screening in Dysart’s beautiful and historic harbour on 11 September, but Brewster and Daley have configured an itinerary stretching throughout the month of August that will entertain both film-lovers and those who are interested in the art but have never really had a great opportunity to take in the subject before.
“Together we can make something for us Fifers to be proud of. I especially want to hear from folks who might be shy about expressing themselves creatively, says Brewster.
Filmmakers from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate and contribute in the festival with pieces that focus primarily on the theme ˜Safe Harbour or Shelter’, to be portrayed either literally or metaphorically and filmed as either a fictional or documentary piece.
Other than the films already scheduled, one particular film shrouded with buzz is the special effects laden epic Dysart Documentary, depicting Dysart’s past using vivid graphics to provide an intriguing and entertaining insight into the townscapes, buildings and the visitation of Saint Serf that have been long forgotten.
The film is directed by Brewster with the support from Fife Coast & Countryside Trust and Fife Council. Also anticipated are the individualistic masterpieces produced by the children of Dysart and Sinclairtown Primary.
There are also nine different workshops available:
- Story Writing
- Art For Film
- Shoot A Movie
- Production and special seminars for those who consider themselves as film enthusiasts
All are welcome to give them a try as the more participating, the more pieces are available to be screened on the night of the festival. As all workshops are free, what do you really have to lose?
Upon asking Brewster what he wished the festival would accomplish, he replied, The overall strategic focus is to build towards the development of an independent Film Industry in Fife.
The outdoor screening is free, but to secure your place make sure you contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. Also, any volunteers that wish for the festival to maintain a smooth outcome, contact Lawrie at the same email address.
Head over to the official Dysart Film Festival website to get the low down on the official rules on submitting original pieces of work, times at which certain features will be showcased and to see the full workshop itinerary.