Homespun is thrilled to announce that Ministry of Sound will be the venue for the Yarns screening event for the second year in a row as well as collaborations with some of the most respected companies in the industry, to make this fourth competition, Fragments, the biggest ever.
Homespun Yarns are proud to working in association with Wave again who are not only providing all the sound and music but are also our main sponsor this year.
Founder Warren Hamilton had this to say: “It’s great for Wave to be involved in Homespun. Working with young filmmakers and aspiring talent is key to growing our industry and allows our talent here at Wave to blossom alongside these artists. I believe that children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way. It gives them a sense of pride”.
The winner’s prize bundle has grown with the competition and the filmmaker who receives the most votes on the night will receive: 2000ft of Kodak 16mm film stock & processing & transfer at the Kodak Film Lab London, hire of a 16mm film camera from Panavision, automatic shortlist to the 2018 Kinsale Shark Awards for the Yarns winning film, an Avid software license, two tickets to the UKMVAs and on top of all of that £500 cash.
It was the perfect fit for The Kinsale Sharks to be involved this year as they recently launched their best new editor and best new DOP categories.
Aisling White, Kinsale Sharks Festival Director said: “The Kinsale Sharks are committed to acknowledging and rewarding new film making talent and craft, and this competition is the very epitome of this objective. We’re thrilled to be working with Homespun Yarns!”.
We are hugely grateful for this year’s post supporters - The Mill, Freefolk, Mad Ruffian, Time Based Arts and Cheat who have all worked extremely hard with our finalists. “To have so many fantastic companies work with us is a huge compliment and a testament to how far we’ve progressed with Homespun Yarns,” says Alice Clarke, EP Homespun.
“This year’s brief was particularly interesting and huge thanks to stock footage company, Pond5, who supplied the fragments in the form of eight film clips.”
A first for this year was partnering with Sohonet so our filmmakers could experience a smooth post production process. Damien Carroll, COO of Sohonet was excited to be on board and said: “Sohonet are proud to support Homespun Yarns as they continue to nurture young talent within the industry. It’s great to see this year’s applicants utilising Sohonet’s file transfer tool FileRunner to securely share content with their Post and Sound teams”.
The 2017 screening party will take place on October 19th.