5 September 2013
Many congratulations to recent OA and former AFU member Sam Johnson whose short film, “Jasmine’s Revolution” has been selected for for the 57th BFI London Film Festival. This is the UK’s largest and most prestigious film festival, visited by thousands of film enthusiasts, so this represents a very significant achievement. The festival takes place at BFI Southbank and in other London venues during the second half of October, presenting over 300 films, documentaries and shorts from around the world.
“Jasmine’s Revolution” tells the story of a young girl who feels ignored. “Like all those around the world who want to stand up and be noticed, she goes to extremes”. The film is being screened as part of the festival’s “Shiny Happy Fits of Rage” programme. It will be presented at BFI Southbank, NFT 2 at 8.30pm on Tuesday 15 October, and repeated at the ICA Cinema on the Mall on Friday 18 October at 1pm.
Sam is also a member of the Loose Limbed Collective, a trio of OA filmmakers currently working on a project exploring and re-purposing Abingdon’s considerable film archive.