Welcome to the Gateway Film Festival 2020!
Whilst Covid-19 may have scuppered our plans for an in person festival this year we are pleased to bring you a fantastic selection of world and local cinema at home instead!
Gateway has sourced 15 short films from around the world showcasing a mixture of documentary, fiction, animation and artist moving image. In addition, we have three programmes of archival material including a special screening of Lois Weber's Hypocrites (1915) with a brand new Gateway commissioned score by local musician Lloyd Davies plus two films on the ICO Second Sight tour and a selection of films from the East Anglian Film Archive's Amateur women filmmakers collection with new music by Lewis Hall.
We would like to thank our partners Necessity, EAFA, Kino Lorber, ICO, FilmFreeway and Paper Rhino.
We kick off the festival this year with a shorts programme of films celebrating, and exploring varying identities. Following this, in the evening we are premiering a brand new commissioned score by Lloyd Davies written for Lois Weber's Hypocrites (1915).
On day two we present a short film programme titled "Connection" with a selection of films exploring the ways we interact with the world as well as more intimate moments. In the evening we are proud to present two of the films on the Independent Cinema Office Second Sight tour which explores the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement.
Part of "Connection"
Dir Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler
Available from 10am, 28th November 2020 for 48 hours.
On the final day of the festival we've brought you another shorts programme looking at our connection and interactions with the world around us titled "Looking Out, Looking In". The festival concludes with a selection of three films from the East Anglian Film Archive's amateur women's filmmaking collection.
Looking Out, Looking In
Dir Shigeyuki Komatsubara
Available from 10am, 29th November 2020 for 48 hours.
1938, The Last Year of Peace (1948)
East Anglian Film Archive
Featuring the premiere of a new score by Lewis Hall.
Dir Laurie Day, Stuart Day
Available from 7pm, 29th November 2020 for 48 hours.