South West Silents aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share our passion for silent film with a wider audience not only in the South West of England but across the United Kingdom.
With expert knowledge of pre-sound cinema, several years’ experience programming silent film events in and around Bristol, with extensive contacts in both the global network of film archives as well as with several film accompanist, South West Silents aim to be the first and best point of contact for all matters involving silent cinema in the region.
South West Silents is building an audience for discovering brilliant silent films, developing new and younger audiences for silent cinema, through screenings, educational programmes, and performances of new restorations with live accompaniment.
2019 | A young Cornish poet is compelled to buy an old writing case, curiously engraved with her own initials. Opening the case and reading the faint traces of a poem on the paper within calls the previous owner back from the shadows.
2019 | When flat-earth activist Fawn takes her alternative beliefs offline and onto the streets, a face from the past leads her to wrestle with her newly found ideology.
Happening between Monday, 15th November to Sunday, 21st November 2021, the festival offers an entertaining, distinct programme of films – from international award winners to local shorts – Q&As, masterclasses, and industry events.
The UK Cinema Association (UKCA) has begun its latest round of regional meetings for members and industry partners, the first for two years. The meeting of the Association’s ‘West of England’ branch is planned for Tuesday 16 November and will take place at the Savoy Cinema, Exmouth.