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A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm film festival showings

Stanley Cursiter & Phyllis Hourston. Animation still from A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm

A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm, the animated story of The Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, has been selected to be shown at three film festivals this Summer. This provides an opportunity to see it on a big screen alongside many other creative short films recently produced in Scotland and elsewhere.

The XpoNorth festival begins on Wednesday July 3rd in Inverness. This brings together a diverse selection of music, film, and related events to the Highland capital, all of which are free to attend.

“By day, XpoNorth hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading local, national and international professionals from across the creative sector. By night, the festival sets the city alight with creativity – from the event’s firmly established new music showcase sound tracking a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the hottest new acts around, to a specially curated short film programme and a range of relaxed networking events.”

Read the full XpoNorth programme here: https://xponorth.co.uk/festival-programme

On Friday July the 26th the animation will show at the independent, grassroots, Loch Ness Film Festival. The venue is the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge in Drumnadrochit.

“We value the strength of idea, imagination and story telling over the notion of budgets and technical experience and to be as entertaining as possible”

Read the full Loch Ness Film Festival programme here: https://lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk/festival-info/timetable/

The Scottish Short Film Festival will be showing A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm on Saturday 27th of July, at the Art School in Glasgow. This is a ticketed event and will feature a short Q&A with many of the film-makers involved, including animator Martin Laird.

“The Scottish Short Film Festival is to promote and encourage filmmaking in and about Scotland, give credit where it’s due and encourage young and upcoming talent in the field. We wholeheartedly welcome submissions from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and from filmmakers of any gender, religion or orientation. Each entry must be 20 minutes or less and have some relation to Scotland – be it Scottish actors, Scottish story, Scottish director, Scottish music etc.”

Further details here: https://www.scottishshortfilmfestival.com/

The animation was produced for the Orkney News thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government centenary fund celebrating 100 years of (some) women gaining the right to vote. It is also available to watch on YouTube.

In addition, two framed, archival fine-art-print animation stills will be on display at the Summer exhibition at  For Arts Sake in the Voluntary Action Orkney building in Kirkwall, from July 4th to 27th.

A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm - link to animation about the Orcadian Woman's Suffrage Society. Now selected for the Scottish Short Film Festival 2019 (and others!)

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