Films invited as SilkFest returns
THE town’s film festival is returning for another year with a whole new look.
The inaugural SilkFest – Macclesfield’s first and only independent film festival – launched last year at Macclesfield Town Hall.
Amateur film makers are encouraged to enter their films into SilkFest 2017, which will have a different format.
Entries will be whittled down to six finalists, whose films will be shown to an audience and panel of judges. There will be a number of categories, with prizes awarded in each category.
This year’s prizes of money and film making equipment have been donated by Macclesfield Town Council.
The live final is being held at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Market Place, Macclesfield on Saturday, August 12, with a capacity of 400.
There will also be a forum on the SilkFest website, giving members of the film making community chance to link up
SilkFest 2017 is open to film makers of any experience and submissions will be accepted until 12am on Tuesday, August 1, and the finalists will be announced on Saturday, August 5.
Founder Laura Genders said “Last year was obviously the starting point for SilkFest. We definitely learned a lot but the submissions really emphasised what we always knew – that there is a huge amount of talent in Macclesfield and the North West.
“It was so exciting to receive entries from film makers with varying levels of experience and we were thrilled to get such positive feedback from a lot of people and especially to receive such great support from Macclesfield Town Council”.
More info at www. silkfest.co.uk