> No budget filmmaking
> Digital Film Producing
> Film & Psychoanalysis
> You TV3
> Pugilists
> Street Art
> The Future of Food
> Derek Jarman Event
> Close-Up and Personal
> Afterlife screening
> Directing Workshop
> Stephen Frears Talk
> The Human Clock


For the third year running mediadev is delighted to be working in partnership with the Borderlines Film Festival to bring you a diverse programme of events that includes a Producers’ one-day intensive workshop, the chance to meet Directors and discuss their work and for the new talent in the area seeking to gain access to the industry, You TV3 with Skillset.

Thanks must go to the Rural Media Company, which has supported mediadev for the last three years, as we become a totally independent organisation from April 1st. We will continue to work with them and many others to help build a vibrant and commercially successful media sector within the rural West Midlands. For further information, please visit our new website at www.mediadev.org/

Saturday 19 2.00pm
Surviving no budget filmmaking

Neil Oseman shares his experience of making the first ever feature shot entirely in Hereford, Soul Searcher, a fast-paced action movie packed with stunts and amazing special effects.

Sunday 20 10.30am to 5.00pm
Digital Film Producing - The Perks and Pitfalls of a Lightweight Video Camera

With Carl Schoenfeld. Carl works as a feature film Producer for Raindance. He is regularly invited by film festivals, industry events and film schools to share his knowledge with emerging filmmakers. Carl started as a cameraman and editor, and later produced documentaries including the multi award-winning A Sarajevo Diary for Channel 4. He has consulted for the BBC/Mosaic Films, the MEDIA Programme and Tall Stories/UK Film Council. His feature My Brother Tom, shot by master cinematographer Robby Müller, travelled to more than 40 festivals where it picked up 14 awards.

Since films like Festen and 28 Days Later have impressed audiences and critics alike, filmmakers have flocked to digital. This seminar introduces filmmakers to the impact a lightweight camera and cost effective videotape can have on a project. Areas to be covered will include Development (Which script and director? What makes a project cinematic? Creative freedom and need for marketable product), Preproduction (Finding the right partners, implications for budget and schedule), Shoot (Opportunities and limitations on set, keeping flexibility under control), Postproduction (Variety of routes, new opportunities with special effects), Distribution (new ways to the audience).


Sunday 20 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Film & Psychoanalysis

Event with Hereford Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Group. Michael Brearley leads a discussion on the themes raised by Behind The Sun.


Monday 21 10.00am to 3.00pm
You TV3

This informative and inspirational one-day conference will offer advice for young people aged 14-19 who are considering a career in the media and careers teachers and advisers.

Featuring professionals working in a wide number of roles in the industry, You-TV3 looks at issues such as how to break into the media, the different jobs and careers on offer and education and training routes available. This will be explored through workshops and presentations. In addition there will be a ‘media supermarket’ throughout the day with stands from education and training providers, employers and other organisations. This will be open to the public and conference delegates. Please contact Lou Llewellyn on 01432 344039 or [email protected], for more information.

Skillset Careers is a comprehensive careers information, advice and guidance service for the audiovisual industries. Our job is to make sure that our industry has the right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time. We offer various services designed to help you make the right choices at every stage of your career. For more information please call our helpline on 08080 300 900 or visit us on www.skillset.org/careers


Monday 21 6.45pm

Adrian Lambert presents the premiere of Pugilists made by 20 young people from Herefordshire.


Monday 21 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Street Art Event presented by MASH

Films, music, discussion and live painting with Dan Brown, Brad Downey and Tristan Manco who runs Tijuana Design in Bristol (www.tijuanadesign.com). For more information about other MASH events during Borderlines Film Festival and beyond visit: www.mashcinema.com
Click here more information about the Street Art Event.


Tuesday 22 2.00pm to 5.00pm
The Future of Food Event

The director, Deborah Koons Garcia will introduce her film The Future of Food. After the film Martin Orbach, Director of Abergavenny Food Festival, will chair a discussion of the issues raised by the film with Reverend Nick Read, Chaplain for Agriculture & Rural Life in Hereford Diocese. His background includes research. Work as the Food Policy & Research Adviser to the National Farmers Union and as founder-director of the Rural Stress Information Network. In his present post he is Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands Rural Affairs Forum and also chairs the steering group for the Holme Lacy project on sustainable agriculture. Click here for more information about the film.


Wednesday 23 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Derek Jarman Event

with Andy Kimpton Nye, director of Derek Jarman: Life As Art
Andy Kimpton Nye, first met Derek Jarman in the early 80’s when he was a young actor. He has subsequently worked in TV and progressed to directing documentaries on filmmakers Alan Clarke, Luis Bunel, Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles and on the actors Julie Andrews and Michael Caine. In 2003-04, he made Derek Jarman: Life As Art, a documentary on Derek Jarman to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his death and to recall the spirit of a very rare British filmmaker.


Thursday 24 10.30am
Close-up and Personal

Two regional filmmakers will present their very diverse work. Alan Wijgerden, based in Coventry, reveals a very individual and often playful approach to filmmaking. He has completed a First Cut for Central TV and will show two shorts, A Way of Life and Camera Angles. Matt Bedell from south Shropshire works in partnership with Dave Lawrence in Hit The Nail Productions. With a background in fine art, Matt uses music as his starting point for producing other-worldly mythic tales used as installations. Matt will be showing Spit and The Promise of Land.

We will also show feature film director Justin Edgar’s recent tragicomedy short made with young people from the Bishop’s School in Hereford called Special People.

With BSL interpreters.


Thursday 24 1.30pm
Signed screening of Afterlife


Thursday 24 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Directing Workshop with Alison Peebles

Director of Afterlife, Winner of the Edinburgh Film Festival Audience Award 2003.
Actress, theatre and film director, Alison Peebles studied Painting at Edinburgh Art College, and then worked in rural Cumbria as a Community Artist where she caught the Acting Virus. She was a co-founder of Communicado Theatre Company and has performed at Traverse and Royal Lyceum theatres in Edinburgh and at The Royal National Theatre, Old Vic, Young Vic, Bush and Donmar Warehouse in London. After directing two short films, NAN and Tangerine, she made an 8-part TV series for CBBC, Stacey Stone. She has travelled to many international film festivals including LA, Kyiv. Bratislavia, London, Dublin, Berlin and Galway with her first feature film, Afterlife which won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. She is nominated as Best Director and AfterLife is nominated for Best Film at Bowmore/Sunday Times Scotland Awards.


Saturday 19 March 4.15 - 5.15pm
Stephen Frears

director of Gumshoe, My Beautiful Launderette, Grifters, High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, amongst many others will talk about his thirty year career in film and television.


The Human Clock

A grandfather clock for the digital age, a video art installation produced by Craig Whyte, Tommy Mehmi and Dan Brown will be exhibited at the Courtyard throughout the Festival, showcasing locally produced work. Cuppa Tea Productions would like to thank The Courtyard and The Rural Media Company for their support. For more information please contact: [email protected]