Cinephilia is a festival composed of a short film competition and a screenings programme that celebrates the cinema of the 20th century.
Filmmakers have created original short films inspired by a scene from classic cinema. No longer than 15 minutes and made using any device, these short films pay homage to the golden oldie they are inspired by.
2016’s films were judged by our expert panel (see below) who selected the top shorts that have been shown at the live event on 29 October at Hackney Showroom in front of a 125+ audience.
We also held a series of screenings with Everyman Cinema in the lead up to Cinephilia Film Fest. On the last edition we showed All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard.
You Talkin’ to Me Scene
I’m Ready For My Close-Up Scene
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Being A Woman Scene
From an all time classic
up until 1980
If none of these three classic scenes are quite your type, pick one of your all time favourites as inspiration for your own original short film.
Head of Programming, Cinema Jam
Curation & Content Acquisitions, Vimeo
Membership & Editorial, Shooting People
Development & Acquisitions Manager, The Imaginarium Studios
Digital Editor, Little White Lies
£250 cash prize as chosen by the Cinephilia team – WINNER
your favourite scene from the Cinephilia Collection above and get inspired!
a short film no longer than 15 minutes in length using any device. You also have 10 free audio downloads from Audio Network.
our online application form and upload your video by Wednesday 27 July 2016
Check out the photos
Previously named Remake Film Fest, Cinephilia Film Fest was launched in 2015 in London. For the pilot edition we selected scenes from Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Michael Curtis’ Casablanca (1942) and Singin’ In the Rain (1952) by Gene Kelly and Stanley Dolan for filmmakers to use as the basis to create new shorts.
From a number of applications, our jury composed of Sarah Arruda (Nexus Productions), Inês Braga (Screenwriter), Lucia Lopez (Screenwriter), Jordan McGarry (VIMEO) and Michael Sandoval (New York Film Academy) selected 10 short films to be shown at the live event. An audience of 100+ viewers attended the event at The Proud Archivist where they selected the films Remake It Again by Joe Button and Puppy Dog Tails by James Atkins as the winners of the Jury Award and Audience Award – watch them here.
We extend a huge thank you to our partners The Proud Archivist, VIMEO, IndieFlix, Shooting People, Little White Lies, PROPERCORN, LSFF, Power to the Pixel, BEEVERYCREATIVE, WeTransfer, Everyman and GifGif for their kind support in 2015.
Cinephilia Film Fest was the 2016 upgrade to Remake Film Fest, launched in 2015. For this edition we selected scenes from Scorcese’s Taxi Driver (1976), Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Mankiewicz’s All About Eve (1950) for filmmakers to get inspired by to create their new original shorts. For this edition we added a new Choose-Your-Own section for those who already had classic-inspired films that fit the criteria.
From the collection of applications received, our jury composed of Petra Mandová (Cinema Jam, Mandy), Sam Morrill (VIMEO), Matt Turner (Shooting People), Will Tennant (The Imaginarium Studios) and Adam Woodward (Little White Lies) selected 10 short films to be shown at the live event.
An audience of 120+ viewers attended the event at Hackney Showroom where, after pledging eternal love and dedication to keeping cinema alive and watching a bunch of shorts, they selected the film Billy The Kid by Sam Johnson as the winner of the Audience Award. Pick Up by Adam Bloom took home the Cinephilia Award and the winner of the Jury Award was presented to The Babysitter by Hope Kemp.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our partners below for their kind support in 2016.
All our sponsors, partners and our fellow cinephiles who keep Cinema alive.
ALL FILMMAKERS MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE:
CINEPHILIA FILM FEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
2/ JUDGING OF THE FILMS
Please note: more prizes may be added in the lead up to the event. Check back regularly for updates.
Upon acceptance to Cinephilia Film Fest’s Event, the Applicant must pay the participation fee of £15.00 by Wednesday 31 August 2016. The participation fee will cover the administration and marketing costs involved in the selection process.
Cinephilia Film Fest will send the participant an invoice with details of payment once accepted. Shall the Applicant fail to pay the fee by 31 August 2016, Cinephilia Film Fest reserves the right to disqualify the submission.
Due to the limited seating, the Applicant will then notify Cinephilia Film Fest if they’re attending The Event or not.
The following dates are crucial for entry into, and running of, the Festival:
5/ APPLICANT’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Applicant hereby represents and warrants to W&T Productions that:
6/ GRANT OF LICENCE
7/ DUBBING / SUBTITLING / EDITING
The Applicant acknowledges that W&T Productions, its assignees and licensees, shall have the right to dub and/or subtitle and to cut and/or edit the Film in any fashion that W&T Productions deems necessary, including, without limitation, for the purpose of television broadcast or online distribution, packaging the Film with other W&T Productions films, to comply with broadcasting statutory censorship practices, standards or regulations or as otherwise may be required by law in any applicable country where the Film may be exhibited.
8/ PROMOTIONAL IMAGE AND LIKENESS
The Applicant authorises W&T Productions to use the Applicant’s name, likeness, voice and biography in connection with any publicity for the Festival and related competitions and activities, and the Applicant agrees to make best efforts to undertake publicity appearances for the Festival and related competitions and activities as reasonably requested by W&T Productions.
9/ MORAL RIGHTS
The Applicant hereby waives and concedes any and all of their moral rights in the Film and allows W&T Productions, its assignees and licensees, to do or omit to do anything which may infringe any and all moral rights granted to the Contributors or the Applicant including to edit, alter and/or reproduce the work of the Contributors, the Applicant and the Film and the Applicant consents to these actions by W&T Productions, and its assignees and licensees, in any manner or context, in perpetuity throughout the world, and such consent is given to the full extent permitted under any relevant copyright or moral rights laws in legislation or at common law.
W&T Productions may, in its sole discretion, disqualify a Film from the Festival at any stage of the entry, judging or Festival period, if W&T Productions has reason to believe that the Film does not, for any reason, comply with the Terms and Conditions at any point.
Without limiting the rights granted by the Applicant to W&T Productions under these Terms and Conditions, an Applicant of a Finalist must ensure that W&T Productions and the ” Cinephilia Film Fest” are given a screen credit in the form of the Cinephilia Logo Roll in any future copies of the Finalists distributed by the Applicant, or an assignee, licensee or successor of the Applicant after the Festival.
The Applicant hereby indemnifies W&T Productions and holds it harmless from any damages, liabilities, losses, costs, expenses, obligations or claims of any nature (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a breach by the Applicant of its agreements, obligations, representations, warranties or other rights granted under these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, those representations and warranties made in Paragraph 4 herein.
13/ ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
The Applicant agrees to execute any additional documents W&T Productions may request of it to fully effect the grants and licences made to W&T Productions hereunder, which shall include without limitation, any documents necessary to protect or defend the copyright and/or other intellectual property rights in, or related to, the Film.
In the event of any breach or alleged breach of these Terms and Conditions by W&T Productions, the Applicant’s sole remedy will be limited to the right, if any, to recover monetary damages in an action at law, and in no event will the Applicant be entitled to terminate this agreement or to seek or receive any equitable remedy including without limitation any equitable remedy which would enjoin, restrain or otherwise hinder the Festival or the distribution, exhibition, or any other means of exploitation of the Film, including, without limitation, any advertising, promotion or publicity in connection therewith.
W&T Productions shall have the right to assign all of its rights obtained from the Applicant under this agreement, in whole or in part, to any person, firm or corporation, and the Terms and Conditions contained in this agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of W&T Productions’ successors, licensees and assigns. The Applicant may not assign any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions or agreement and any purported assignment thereof will be null and void from the making thereof.
The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is made in the United Kingdom and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom. The Applicant will do such acts and sign, or cause to be signed, such instruments as W&T Productions may reasonably request for the purposes of this agreement. A reference to a person includes a body corporate. The singular includes the plural and vice versa. Includes and including are not words of limitation. A reference to a “film” or “Film” is a reference to a “cinematograph film”.