Goodbye from Greenhorn!

Goodbye from Greenhorn!

After five fantastic years Greenhorn Short Film Festival is closing up shop. We have had such a great time and could not have done it without your support, but all good things come to an end. Over the course of the festival’s history we have been proud to showcase an array of amazing short films by emerging filmmaking talent, host eclectic cross arts events and create learning and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers. Our team of volunteers have worked tirelessly across all the exciting venues that Greenhorn have called home over the years. It’s been a roller coaster ride and now we are focusing on new endeavours. Alix has moved to Devon, taking on role of Digital Programme Coordinator at Exeter Phoenix and Flora is expanding her alter-ego’s persona and artist moving image practice.

We will still be stalwarts on the short film circuit so see you at the next pop-up rooftop poolside screening! Keep in touch!

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Best Of The Fest Award

As a festival that exists to nurture a new generation of filmmakers, every year we like to recognise the film that best represents brilliant work by emerging creative talent. It was with great pleasure we presented the Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2015 BEST OF THE FEST Award to Jimmy Dean’s Charity!

Set in a run-down coastal town, Charity presents a bleak and barren portrait of a broken family attempting to mend itself. The understated action is given weight by deep emotional undercurrent, the script is peppered with some of the festival’s most truthful dialogue, and the whole film is painted in a cold, lonely palette of seaside blues and greys.

With a strong female lead, incredibly genuine script and carefully considered cinematography, this is a remarkable filmmaking debut by a young director we’ll be hearing a lot more about.

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Greenhorn Shorts: Laughter Live

You can’t spell slaughter without laughter. One of many things you’ll learn at our Laughter Live screening and comedy evening!

We’ll be screening 5 dark and surreal short films at The Proud Archivist on 13th November, followed by a live stand up performance featuring the off-kilter antics of Beth Vyse and Adam Hess.

This is one of two events in our 2015 programme that will be held at the fantastic Proud Archivist. Sitting pretty on the Regent’s Canal in Haggerston, The Proud Archivist is an inspiring blend of gallery, café, bar/restaurant and event space, founded to reflect and represent the interests and passions of the people of Hackney. Needless to say, we couldn’t be PROUDER (sorry) to be partnering them for this year’s festival!

So paint your funny bones black, warm up your awkward giggle and come help us make light of the darkness!

Tickets avaliable via Eventbrite

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Brochure 2015

The brochure for our 2015 festival can now be viewed online: View Brochure 2015

Pick up a copy at any of our venues!

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Greenhorn Shorts: The Selection

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If there’s one thing every film festival needs, it’s a glittering opening ceremony. The buzz of the crowd, the grins of the filmmakers, the twinkle of the smartphone camera flashes! Come 11th November, festival fever will descend on the ArtHouse Crouch End for The Selection, the opening screening of the Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2015!

Returning to our glorious hub venue for another year, we’ll be screening a selection of the animated and live action short films that really caught our eye from this year’s submissions, followed by a chance to meet the filmmakers and the presentation of the Best of the Fest Award.

And we couldn’t be happier to be back at the ArtHouse Crouch End. Once a Salvation Army music hall, the building has been reborn as a cultural venue that exists to break down barriers between normally disparate artistic media. An organisation after our own heart!

Tickets available via the ArtHouse Crouch End Box Office

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Watch the teaser for Greenhorn 2015!

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Greenhorn Shorts: It Came From Japan

Vending machine love affairs. Puffer fish-eating businessmen. Japanese Doctor Who.

No, this isn’t a list of (really great) band names. It’s just a sample of some of the delights awaiting the lucky audience of our It Came From Japan screening on the 12th November, held in collaboration with our partner Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia!

SSFF & ASIA is a brand dedicated to the creation of film culture and the fostering of a worldwide creative community through talks, seminars and interviews, working with various companies and organisations and finding ways to monetise and promote short film. We’re proud to be partnering with such a strong advocate of new filmmaking talent!

So come on down to the ArtHouse Crouch End on the 12th November, and in return we promise you a weird and wonderful evening of Japanese-inspired creativity not to be forgotten!

Tickets available via the ArtHouse Crouch End Box Office

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Photographer & Festival Volunteers Wanted

Greenhorn Short Film Festival is seeking a photographer to help us capture a few of our key events for 2015 and enthusiastic Festival Volunteers who are keen to gain experience in an exciting film festival environment. Volunteers are needed to help particularly in the front of house and ushering areas. It’s a unique opportunity to network and meet people working within the film industry, while providing an understanding of festival production.

To apply for either role, please go to out Current Vacancies page.

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Industry Day

Attention all aspiring filmmakers! Your diary better be empty for Saturday 14th November, because we have something exciting for you to fill it with: a chance to get up close and personal with film professionals at our very own Industry Day!

Held in collaboration with London Film Academy the Industry Day is perfect for emerging filmmakers who want to get an overview on how to produce their own shorts, from pre-production all the way through to distribution. London Film Academy, whose courses offer extensive hands-on experience in the six key disciplines of directing, editing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography and sound, will be offering a workshop as part of a string of industry events taking place at the thriving cultural hub that is The Proud Archivist.

A stimulating day of meeting peers and industry professionals in a friendly, creative environment – who could ask for more!

Greenhorn Industry Day 2015

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2015 Programme Announcement

It is here: the fifth edition of Greenhorn Short Film Festival in all it’s sparkling glory!

We are so excited to be celebrating our fifth birthday and invite you to join us for a jam packed programme of screenings, panel discussions, workshops, live events and networking over five days across three exciting London venues. Our hub remains ArtHouse Crouch End, winner of Time Out Best Cinema 2014, where we will be bringing you some Japanese gems in our It Came From Japan screening; taking you on a journey into the bizarre in Strange World and returning to our old favourite the Greenhorn Selection. This year also sees some exciting collaborations with Bertha DocHouse at their stunning Curzon Bloomsbury screen for our I Am What I Am short documentary screening and London Film Academy for our Industry Day at The Proud Archivist. But that is not all! For those who dare to venture out of Friday 13, our Laughter Live event will see a selection of dark and surreal comedy shorts followed by live stand up. Clear your diaries for 11-15 November it is going to be a cinematic roller-coaster ride of film based emotion.

Full 2015 Programme

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