Allerdale Film Farm

The Allerdale Film Farm is a ten-day filmmaking event held at Hayton Castle Fields in West Cumbria from August 23rd – 1st September 2017. Eight artists from DIY labs around the UK will live and work together, creating and sharing resources to produce 16mm films using experimental and ecological processes inspired by the west-cumbrian landscape. The film farm will include elements of a traditional film lab, for example, filming, developing, processing and editing. We will be exploring environmentally friendly photochemical processes using alternative developers (coffee, wine, beer) and use plants such as sorrel, woad and marigold to tint and tone our films. The project will include four-days of 16mm workshops open to young people who live in West-Cumbria (16 – 25) and a final screening of all the results.

The participating artists include;

Julia Parks / James Holcombe / Jameela Khan / Marcy Saude / Leah E Millar / Jacqui Knight / Martha Jurksaitis /  Christo Wallers

The project will take place at Hayton Castle Fields, a castle and community project based in West Cumbria in the north of England. Hayton Castle is on the fringes of the English Lake District overlooking the Solway Firth towards Scotland.

More details can be found about AFF can be found by visiting:
https://allerdalefilmfarm.wixsite.com/filmfarm

The project is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Allerdale Council and Cumbria Community Fund and is partnered with no.w.here and Hayton Castle Fields.