Burning Hammer Film Festival

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Championing the best stories in pro wrestling. 🔥🔨 Behind every wrestler, each five-star match and every prolific title reign lies a great story. Some chronicle triumph over adversity, some document tragedy, and others simply capture unique moments in time. While glittering belts adorn the subjects, who champions the storytellers? Those who physically consign these stories to film? Well, we do. We’ve created the first ever celebration of wrestling storytelling in the UK, an exclusive, unique and unmissable three day event designed to champion the best-told tales in the industry that we love. We’re shining a light on wrestling documentaries, promos, photos, animations, shorts and features carefully crafted by film makers, wrestling promotions and photographers from all around the world. To do that, we need you to tell us about yours. Our film and wrestling professionals will be curating a programme from global submissions, and we’re asking for you to send us your films and photos of wrestlers, wrestling promotions and more. We’ll be showcasing the best at our London venues over three, unmissable days, with screenings, Q&As, panels, special events, and awesome after parties. Awards are up for grabs too, but nothing that can match the satisfaction of knowing your work has been consigned to the annals of wrestling history forever. Join us and be part of something iconic – the inaugural Burning Hammer Film Festival 2018. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIAL SELECTION The official selections provide the backbone of our Film Festival. We will feature wrestling films/photography selected from all over the world including UK, European and world premieres . We aim to shine a light on emerging talents and established directors alike. DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME Our celebration of documentary filmmaking in BHFF with a combination of short and feature-length films. Featuring screenings in our Newspeak House hub and Rich Mix cinema, often including panels, Q&As and discussions with the film's creators/subjects. We want to be moved, shaken or hit about the head with a chair shot of real life emotion. NARRATIVE PROGRAMME Be it animation, sci-fi, comedy, mockumentary, fantasy, action or horror, our shorts and feature-length narrative films will provide the intersect between the real world and the fake. So to speak. WRESTLING PROMOTION PROGRAMME This programme is very exciting. We understand that in the age of social media and VOD platforms it is a necessity for wrestling promotions to produce their own filmic content. Be it through promos, original programs or documentaries; our programme will explore the world of wrestling by looking at (and exhibiting) the content our favourite promotions have made. So wrestling promotions, get submitting. PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME Wrestling and photography are a perfect match. Whether it's vérité, reportage, documentary, portraits or action shots, our photography programme aims to capture the spirit and emotion of such a photogenic endeavour as wrestling. Our official selections will be exhibited in our galleries dotted around the festival's venues.


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