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Oska Bright presenting an Award at the Flash Forward Film Festival, Oxford on 7th November 2010 / 9 November 2010

Sarah Watson and Matthew Hellett with Kevin Smith, Master of Ceremonies at Flash Forward Film Festival 2010

After the Awards Ceremony: Sarah Watson and Matthew Hellett with Kevin Smith, Master of Ceremonies at Flash Forward Film Festival 2010. Photo by Mark Richardson

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We had a really good day out at this Festival. It was an afternoon screening at VUE cinema. There were lots of films that we liked seeing, in particular:

“Let Me In” by Arty Party was a great animation. It started off with a drawn person doing drawings which looked amazing. Then the characters all went home where some really strange things happened. First a man answered his door to lots of strange people and ended up inviting a lady with big boobs and a pizza to watch TV with him. Then a lady ironed the Police flat and folded them away. Someone let a horse with long legs into his house, and they all ended up in the pub.

“Middle of nowhere” by Beacon Hill reminded us of Dr Who – the bus trip was different.

“Best Interest” by Stephen Clarke was touching and challenging both at the same time. The subject matter challenged perceptions of peoples rights to have a relationships, and reminded us of the bad stuff in our own lives. It won an Award – well done to you!

We enjoyed watching all of the other films, too. After the screennings, we presented an Award in the Award ceremony for Best Experimental Film. The winner was Russell Highsmith for “Family Life in Abingdon” - this film made us laugh!

Thank you for inviting us to your Festival, Flash Forward – we hope to come back again!

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