Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Students select sporty films for Bath Film Festival

As you may have heard, Students from Bath Spa University have teamed up with Bath Film Festival to program a series of extreme sports films, known as Celluloid Games, to be shown on the big screen during the festival from 12-21 November 2009. The film programme for Bath Film Festival is now online, brochures are being distributed and we're gearing up to promote the films on campus over the coming weeks.

The final selection includes worldwide features: British classic The Belles of St Trinian’s, Australian cricket horror spoof I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, American skateboard biog Lords of Dogtown featuring the late Heath Ledger, and recently released Sugar, about a young Dominican’s pursuit of the American Dream through baseball.

We'll be kicking off with Running Shorts – a free rolling programme of sporty short films presented in the Black Gazebo in Green Park Station on Sunday 15 November. The short films include College starring Buster Keaton and Jan Svankmajer’s Virile Games alongside others featuring ladies soccer, the Tour de France, skateboarding and freerunning.

Illuminating York

I'm off to York on Thursday to visit Illuminating York
We're looking to establish a festival of Illumination for Bath so it'll be great to see how they do it. I'll let you know how I get on.

Well Done Team!

The Celluloid Games team: Gemma James,Elspeth Hinde,Anastasia Hellewell and Jet Winyard

An excellent night was had by all at the Students Union on Friday. The team behind 'A Night at the Oscars' did a fantastic job and made £200 towards the Celluloid Games project which we're delighted with.

The Oscars theme seemed to go down well - we had a red carpet, fairy lights, and people turned out in some brilliant costumes including Lara Croft, Ghostbusters and Toy Story. We had compiled an ecelctic mix of film and sports related paraphernalia for the raffle and lots of people went home happily clutching their prizes - even the desktop shredder was gratefully received!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Night at the Oscars

Night at the Oscars!
Friday 23 October, 8pm - 12
Bath Spa Students Union, Newton Park
Entry: £3 or £2.50 for fancy dress

Whether it’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Superman; come dressed as your favourite film character and enjoy the limelight for a night. Or just come along for the fun…

This night is a fundraiser for Celluloid Games – a series of sport related film screenings during Bath Film Festival, organised by Bath Spa University Students and supported by RELAYS. Fingers crossed that we get a good turn out!

(Terms and conditions apply see

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Freshers Fair!

Wow it was certainly an experience! Hopefully we managed to get our message across and some people were really keen to volunteer - we got approx 80 email addresses so I'll be following up with them. Having free stuff to give away is really helpful for attracting people - Relays badges were especially popular! Also a great chance to raise awareness of Celluloid Games - our film screenings as part of Bath film festival.