The Fleapit premiered at The Cary Grant Comes Home For the Weekend Festival at Watershed on 11th October 2014 – its first outing with the new marquee, lights and curtains in full working order – hooray!
The tiny cinema screened the shortlisted entries from the Cary Grant Film Challenge, short documentaries about Cary Grant’s Bristol, together with trailers for two of his most memorable performances in North by Northwest and Arsenic and Old Lace which were later projected on the much bigger screen at the Bristol Hippodrome as part of the festival gala.
If you are interested in programming something on The Fleapit then do get in touch to discuss possibilities.
The Fleapit was showcased at Encounters 2013 International Short Film and Animation Festival featuring the best of DepicT! 90-second films and the 0117 Film Challenge.
Here are some pictures of delegates enjoying the installation at the DepicT! reception:
The lovely Sam Groves of Flatpack Film Festival controlling the cinema:
The Fleapit being papped:
Tarim being tinkering behind the scenes:
The Arduino circuitry innards:
Here’s a little video of the Pop-up Fleapit in action at the Parlour Showrooms on Park Street last week as part of the Encounters Film Festival fringe events:
We’re very excited that the Digital Fleapit has been invited to exhibit at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in September alongside other pervasive media screen-based projects – including another project I’m involved in with Tim Kindberg and Hazel Grian, the Nth Screen. The miniature cinema will be programmed with suitably tiny movies – a range of the best 90-second DepicT! entries over the last few years, together with 3-minute films from this year’s 0117 Film Challenge.