HERE + NOW are excited to launch a new series of cinema screenings showcasing local film-makers short films in unusual hidden city spaces in Edinburgh.
Hidden Features events promote and provide a platform for local film-makers to share their work whilst also revealing and exploring hidden interesting spots of the city. Each Hidden Features event takes place in a different nook of urban space, transformed into a cinema space for one night only, and has a different theme.
The first ever Edinburgh-based Hidden Features event took place on Thursday 27 August at 7.30pm along the theme of 'The Secret Life of the City'. This first event included 18 featured film-makers' work, and live music from talented local singer-songwriter The Woods. The audience-picked top film of the night was shared by Scott Willis for his film Tales from The Revolutionary and Tom Van Den Hurk and IO FIlms for Blue Hour, with the prize sponsored by local independent beer and wine shop Beerhive.
Hidden Features builds on the series of 'Secret Cinema' events in Australia founded by HERE + NOW Curatorial Director Jenny Humberstone, which brought together volunteers, local stakeholders, film-makers and artists to collaborate and co-create a series of projected film screenings that activated and enlivened vacant or stalled spaces, finding a creative use for these otherwise neglected nooks of the city.
This series of hidden film screenings has now come to Edinburgh, and brings with it a great potential to find alternative and more productive uses for those hidden nooks of the city that would otherwise lay unexplored. A small number of selected films from the original Australian series of events will also be shown in acknowledgement of how these ‘Secret Cinema’ nights have now been transformed into ‘Hidden Features’ to continue the series in Edinburgh.
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'They told us we could fly. Then that they'd lied. But we try all the same.' The Woods is the music of Scottish singer-songwriter Johnny McFadzean. A haunting voice that lays the soul bare, with words that strip back the everyday to expose its naked beauty. The songs hook your ear around corners you didn't see coming. Authentic new music developing its own style, Curly has caught the attention of BBC Introducing on 6 Music at its first showing. Debut EP 'The Start' out 28th August.
Previous Hidden Features / Secret Cinema events in Australia
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