Newburgh screens Fife's Starting Block films

Archived news: published on Tuesday 29 Mar 2011 by Fife Council

A SERIES of six films were recently screened across Fife as part of the Starting Block project. Managed by Diversity Films film-making and training programme, the venture was launched in May last year, and supported by Celebrating Fife 2010.


The screening at Tayside Institute & Community Centre in Newburgh has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, 6 April from 7.00pm- 9.30pm after its original viewing on Saturday, 12 March was postponed due to snow.


The scheme was open to new film-makers across Scotland, aged 16 and over. Two of the six films were written and directed by, and featured, Fifers.


The Fife films include:-


• For the Love of Lugosi - a personal account of one man’s interest in old gothic horror movies and the effects that Aspergers Syndrome has had on his life. The docu-drama was written and presented by Derek Wilson from Glenrothes, and directed by Andy Gregor from Dunfermline.


• Running Wild - a documentary featuring ultra-runner Fiona describing her overcoming a brain haemorrhage through sheer force of will and stubbornness. Made by her husband, Pete Rennie, the film is shot around their home in Cairneyhill as well as locations across Scotland including the West Highland Way.


Diversity Films is a community interest company working to nurture, train and develop a new generation of creative film-makers. The two Fife-made films were selected from a long list of fresh ideas and finally chosen out of a shortlist of 15.

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