Apr 28 2011

Discover the Discovery Zone

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SOURCE: http://www.mymosaik.lu

From this Thursday 28 April until 5 May, Luxembourg city will host a film festival with a real difference. ‘Discovery Zone’ is a brand new festival designed to create and encourage interaction and participation with Luxembourg motion picture-loving audience, and to offer those with a keen interest in all aspects of the movie industry, the opportunity to discover more about its workings and the opportunities within Luxembourg.

The Discovery Zone is a non-profit initiative supported by the Ministry of Culture and Luxembourg City, and overseen by an artists’ committee in association with Luxembourg’s leading players in the audiovisual industry, including the CNA (Centre National de l’Audiovisual), the Luxembourg Film Fund, the Luxembourg Association of Writers and Directors and the Utopolis cinema group amongst many others.

The Discovery Zone Film Festival will feature a whole range of cinematic delights and oddities from all around the cinematic world with many premier screenings amongst the selection of movies, shorts and documentaries on show.

One of the primary aims of the Discovery Zone Film festival is to emphasise and promote Luxembourg’s own cinematic input and output and to highlight the artists and artisans working within the Luxembourg film industry which will be done through a series of films and documentaries in the Home Discovery programme.

Discover 6 / 18 features programming and activities specifically designed to arouse interest and engage the next generation of Luxembourg’s movie makers and shakers, offering workshops in, amongst other things, film industry awareness, the use of new media within the cinema and an introduction to writing scripts and their implementations.

The quality and substance of the programming for this eight-day delight is boldly underlined by the film chosen by the selectors to open Luxembourg’s first Discovery Zone Film Festival, the Ridley Scott / Youtube film project ’Life In A Day’, directed by Kevin Macdonald of ’Last King of Scotland’ fame, who currently has an eagerly-anticipated documentary on the Jamaican singer / musician Bob Marley in post-production.

Life In A Day has been wowing the crowds and the critics since its first showing at the Sundance Film Festival in January, registering a whopping 8.5 out of 10 on the infamous yet esteemed IMDB (International Movie Data Base) ratings chart. With a running time of 97 minutes, the film / documentary is not only a jaw-dropping must-see masterpiece of cinematic creativity and ingenuity, it’s also a testament to the patience, love and the painstaking detail that Kevin Macdonald and his team have for their art, having edited 80,000 short films down to a little over one and a half hours of blink-free viewing.

The films themselves each portrayed an event, a happening, a moving moment or a simple passage of time captured on camera by the international public on 24 July 2010 in 197 different countries. The short films were then submitted to the YouTube website which placed them directly at the disposal of the imaginative Mr. MacDonald.

Interviewed during the initial viewing process, Kevin Macdonald said “We are surprised by the quality and quantity of the films submitted and we now turn to the daunting task of selecting and scheduling these stories from all over the world and piecing them together. Fortunately I have a great team of experienced researchers who speak every known language who help me to catalogue and distill the clips. We are looking forward to reaching a more manageable 100 hours after which we will shorten it to a normal feature length. It is a real mountain, but it’s one that we are eager to conquer.”

To discover more about the Discovery Zone Film Festival and all that it has to offer including programming, workshops, lectures and listings go to www.discovery.lu.

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SOURCE: http://www.mymosaik.lu

From this Thursday 28 April until 5 May, Luxembourg city will host a film festival with a real difference. ‘Discovery Zone’ is a brand new festival designed to create and encourage interaction and participation with Luxembourg motion picture-loving audience, and to offer those with a keen interest in all aspects of the movie industry, the opportunity to discover more about its workings and the opportunities within Luxembourg.

The Discovery Zone is a non-profit initiative supported by the Ministry of Culture and Luxembourg City, and overseen by an artists’ committee in association with Luxembourg’s leading players in the audiovisual industry, including the CNA (Centre National de l’Audiovisual), the Luxembourg Film Fund, the Luxembourg Association of Writers and Directors and the Utopolis cinema group amongst many others.

The Discovery Zone Film Festival will feature a whole range of cinematic delights and oddities from all around the cinematic world with many premier screenings amongst the selection of movies, shorts and documentaries on show.

One of the primary aims of the Discovery Zone Film festival is to emphasise and promote Luxembourg’s own cinematic input and output and to highlight the artists and artisans working within the Luxembourg film industry which will be done through a series of films and documentaries in the Home Discovery programme.

Discover 6 / 18 features programming and activities specifically designed to arouse interest and engage the next generation of Luxembourg’s movie makers and shakers, offering workshops in, amongst other things, film industry awareness, the use of new media within the cinema and an introduction to writing scripts and their implementations.

The quality and substance of the programming for this eight-day delight is boldly underlined by the film chosen by the selectors to open Luxembourg’s first Discovery Zone Film Festival, the Ridley Scott / Youtube film project ’Life In A Day’, directed by Kevin Macdonald of ’Last King of Scotland’ fame, who currently has an eagerly-anticipated documentary on the Jamaican singer / musician Bob Marley in post-production.

Life In A Day has been wowing the crowds and the critics since its first showing at the Sundance Film Festival in January, registering a whopping 8.5 out of 10 on the infamous yet esteemed IMDB (International Movie Data Base) ratings chart. With a running time of 97 minutes, the film / documentary is not only a jaw-dropping must-see masterpiece of cinematic creativity and ingenuity, it’s also a testament to the patience, love and the painstaking detail that Kevin Macdonald and his team have for their art, having edited 80,000 short films down to a little over one and a half hours of blink-free viewing.

The films themselves each portrayed an event, a happening, a moving moment or a simple passage of time captured on camera by the international public on 24 July 2010 in 197 different countries. The short films were then submitted to the YouTube website which placed them directly at the disposal of the imaginative Mr. MacDonald.

Interviewed during the initial viewing process, Kevin Macdonald said “We are surprised by the quality and quantity of the films submitted and we now turn to the daunting task of selecting and scheduling these stories from all over the world and piecing them together. Fortunately I have a great team of experienced researchers who speak every known language who help me to catalogue and distill the clips. We are looking forward to reaching a more manageable 100 hours after which we will shorten it to a normal feature length. It is a real mountain, but it’s one that we are eager to conquer.”

To discover more about the Discovery Zone Film Festival and all that it has to offer including programming, workshops, lectures and listings go to www.discovery.lu.

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