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BFI – Future Film Festival

Documentary-maker Isis Thompson describes the “lonely” process of creating non-fiction films and discusses working with Kitchen Sink Collective, a London-based not-for-profit filmmaking group. Thompson also uses her keynote speech at the 8th BFI Future Film Festival to explain how she began her career.

IDFA Daily
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We were featured in the IDFA Daily, the daily printed newspaper on the documentary festival in 2011:

“Further details have been revealed at IDFA of the Kitchen Sink Collective, the new joint venture set up by the eight documentary makers who graduated from the UK’s National Film & TV School in 2011.

The collective members are Ana Winiarska, Isis Thompson, Ling Lee, Juliet Brown, Kristof Bilsen, Ludovica Fales, Noble Fox and Srdan Keca. The filmmakers pool knowledge and support each other on their respective projects.

Two films from Kitchen Sink members are screening at IDFA this year, Kristof Bilsen’s White Elephant and Srdan Keca’s A Letter to Dad (both in the Student Doc competition).

Meanwhile, three Kitchen Sink members – Keca, Fales and Thompson – have collaborated on new doc, The Real Social Network. This looks at how, between the first UK student protests in November 2010 and the global uprising in the spring of 2011, a new radicalism, fuelled by modern technology, has hit the streets.”

Christie Award 2011

We were awarded a state-of-the-art video projector in 2011 as part of the Christie Award scheme at the National Film and Television School. It’s now part of our community cinema. Christie published a wonderful article about this initiative:

It was around the time that their graduation films were being shown at BFI Southbank that the idea of remaining together after graduation took shape. “We liked the idea of sharing the process with each other,” said Isis Thompson. “You couldn’t get eight more different film makers — but by sharing our experiences we knew we could rely on each other’s opinion.”

Kitchen Sink Collective operates from StudioSTRIKE in Clapham, based above the Bread & Roses pub, where their screenings take place.

The LW400 has certainly enjoyed heavy utilisation since its baptism in June. In the summer and autumn Kitchen Sink Cinema @ StudioSTRIKE ran their Tuesday night cinema series. This included George Amphonsah’s Fighting Spirit, Erik Gandini’s Videocracy, Amy Hardie’s The Edge of Dreaming, Simon Chambers’ Every Good Marriage Begins with Tears as well a fiction film screening of Raletza Petrova’s By the Grace of God. All the films were presented with short animations or docs beforehand. In September the collective had their first mobile Kitchen Sink Cinema in the Fields in Kent during the Quadrangle Film Festival.It was around the time that their graduation films were being shown at BFI Southbank that the idea of remaining together after graduation took shape. “We liked the idea of sharing the process with each other,” said Isis Thompson. “You couldn’t get eight more different film makers — but by sharing our experiences we knew we could rely on each other’s opinion.”

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