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Hansel of Film - from Shetland to Southampton (and back)

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As part of the London 2012 Olympic Games celebrations, Shetland Arts, Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams invite you to join a cinematic journey like no other: a relay race of short films made by the public and shown on big screens from Shetland to Southampton.

Ninety minutes of short films will be screened, including those made by Shetlanders and by northeast England filmmakers. The films will travel around the UK, with relay “runners” carrying them between venues.

Come welcome the runner, watch the films and join us for a reception afterwards for a chat about the films.

“Hansel” is a Shetland word meaning “a gift given to commemorate an inaugural occasion, the launching of a new boat, birth of a child, a new home, a new enterprise”.

For more information, click here to read a press release about the project, or just visit the website or watch an introductory video about the project - see links below.

Shetland Arts ( ) is the leading arts agency in Shetland. Mark Kermode is a film critic (BBC Radio 5 Live, The Observer, Sight & Sound) and presenter of BBC Two’s The Culture Show presenter. Linda Ruth Williams is Professor of Film Studies in the School of Humanities at the University of Southampton.
Introductory film about the project with Mark Kermode & Linda Ruth Williams, including ways to get involved as a filmmaker or a runner

Image credit: Billy Fox

Year: 2012

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194