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Big Trouble Little Pictures: A Total Arts Film Festival is a new festival on next week at the Cambridge Junction

The Total Arts group
The Total Arts group

Cambridge Junction is delighted to announce that its Total Arts group for disabled young people are to host their very first film festival, Big Trouble Little Pictures, on Wednesday July 11 and Thursday, July 12.

The Total Arts group is made up of 11 remarkable young people with disabilities, who have become experienced filmmakers having worked alongside leading industry professionals at the popular arts centre for a number of years.

Following months of planning and preparation, including sessions run by Raindance Film Festival producer David Martinez, the group have put together an impressive programme.

The festival will include short films from Granta, Samuel Peyps and Castle SEN Schools, Eddie’s Troublemakers, the Pilgrim PRU hospital school, Total Arts, plus many more.

Celebrating some of the best up-and-coming filmmakers of the future, the festival features work by and for disabled young people and those who have particular barriers in their lives.

Curated, programmed and managed by the Total Arts team, the festival will not only be a place to see some bold and imaginative new short films, but will also feature exclusive Q&As, workshops and talks with special guests.

The closing party will be hosted by Funky Club, a Cambridge-based club night which is run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

Matt Burman, artistic director at the Cambridge Junction said: “I’m very excited to be attending Big Trouble Little Pictures next week, the first Total Arts Film Festival I’ve had the chance to experience.

“These films are the result of thousands of hours work by the young filmmakers, supported by brilliant professional artists and makers, and I hope we’ll find the next Ken Loach, Ridley Scott or Sally Potter in their number.

“The event is one of the highlights of our busy calendar of creative learning projects, and – alongside Junction Young Company, Rapademic, Activate and Junkyard – is key to our commitment to My Cambridge, a collaboration that aims to provide more cultural opportunities to the city’s children and young people, to grow their confidence and agency in the creative life of the city.”

Big Trouble Little Pictures has been made possible with help from The Light Cinema, Raindance Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and The Independent Film Trust, as well as generous support from Arts Council England, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, Cambridge Leisure, John Lewis and The Limbourne Trust.

The festival starts at 4.30pm on the Wednesday and 11am to 2pm and then again from 5.30pm to 9.30pm on the Thursday.

Tickets: £6

For further information, contact Ed Hine at ed.hine@junction.co.uk, or call 01223 403489.



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