UCL Film Soc presents

Festival of the Moving Image [3 Day Pass]


UCL's Film Society is excited to announce the 16th addition of the Festival of the Moving Image (FOMI), returning to the Bloomsbury Theatre.

This is an award-winning student film festival, promoting emerging student filmmakers and championing creativity and innovation.

Our theme this year is Entangled Encounters - between people, the environment, technology, and art. Inspired by New Materialist philosophy, we hope to use this theme to continue making FOMI a space to forge new connections and promote a love of independent film across the student body and wider London public.

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All selected films and discussion topics have been rated as PG.


Thursday 25th (Evening film 18+)

16:30-17:30 Documenting Change: Environmental activism in documentary filmmaking (18+)
Panel discussion on portraying social and environmental activism in documentary filmmaking, with the makers of The Territory and Rebellion.
Speakers include Lizzie Gillett, Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sánchez Bellot

18:00-19:00 The Power and Limitations of the Archive (18+)
A panel discussion on the complexities of using archives for film. Problems and strategies against those problems.
Speakers include Hussina Raja and Miranda Pannel

20:30-22:30 Tracing Entanglements + Q&A
The TAPE Collective presents: Our best ability to piece together the fragments; whether of memories, photographs, legends, folklore or objects.

Friday 26th

16:00-17:00 DIY FILMMAKING with producer Max Marlow
Join us for a special hour of "DIY FILMMAKING with producer Max Marlow". This session will cover everything you need in order to get your first short made:
• Project selection and funding strategies
• Casting, crewing-up, and production
• Post-production and distribution
There will be space at the end to ask additional questions in this workshop-style session with Max.

17:30-19:00 Fiction films for change
A screening with short films that try in some way to illuminate social issue, and strive for change. Followed by a Q&A with some of the most exciting young voice working in film now.
Speakers include Edie Miles, Alfie Barker, Jacob Lee, Tomison Adepaju, Aleah Scott

20:30-23:00 Entangled Encounters + Q&A
UCL curated film screening, celebrating student films with the theme of "entangled encounters", followed by director Q&A

Saturday 27th

16:00-17:30 | 2023 FOMI Student Documentary Film Competition
Screening the selected documentary films from our student shorts competition.
Full programme: https://fomiucl.com/Documentary-Programme

18:00-19:30 | 2023 FOMI Student Short Film Competition
Our fiction programme screens the selected films from over 1100 submissions we received this year.
Full programme: https://fomiucl.com/Documentary-Programme

Awards ceremony for the student shorts competition.

Sponsored by MUBI

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Dates and times

This event finished on 25 May 2023.

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