Our second newsletter; 22nd April 2012

Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by in Featured, Newsletters

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Welcome to the second newsletter of Stroud Community TV

Our website continues to grow. We had 1159 unique visitors last month and already over 920 so far this month – we also now have 183 films uploaded.FEATURED FILMS: So many films to choose from – here is a taster of our top 12 films added in the last month:

Wilderspin’s ‘Stroud Life’; if Stroud had a music chart this woyuld be number one this month: https://stroudcommunity.tv/wilderspin-stroud-life-musical-response-to-bbcs-country-file/
Letting Go is Seán Gleeson’s first award winning short about grief: https://stroudcommunity.tv/sean-gleesons-film-letting-go/
Battle For The Winds – the Cultural Olympiad project with wonderful dance: https://stroudcommunity.tv/wind-dance-video-by-simon-mccorry/
Forest Green Rovers highlights are proving to be some of the most popular films: https://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/forest-green-rovers/What’s Love Got To Do With It? An Alice Jolly play: https://stroudcommunity.tv/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it/
Restorative Joy. Ascend – a great animation piece: https://stroudcommunity.tv/restorative-joy-ascend-by-moira-buckley-and-angela-findlay/
Peter Adams’ poem for an eradicating ecocide project: https://stroudcommunity.tv/radical-revelation-poem-by-peter-adams/
Pasture-Fed; a future model for food production launched the label in Stroud: https://stroudcommunity.tv/pasture-fed-a-future-model-for-food-production/
The Purton Hulks: https://stroudcommunity.tv/final-resting-place-the-purton-ships-graveyard/
1936 Fedden Trial on Nailsworth Ladder: https://stroudcommunity.tv/1936-fedden-trial-nailsworth-ladder/
Hate Crime film – said to be the best film about the subject plus extracts from the recent Hate Crime conference: https://stroudcommunity.tv/hate-crime-in-gloucestershire/
Amazing 16-year-old Rosalyn singing opera: https://stroudcommunity.tv/rosalyn-bremerkamp-open-mic-uk-bristol-regional-final/


We need more ‘likes’ of the Facebook site. See: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stroud-Community-TV/235077549899959

Any other help with networking would be great. Please do tweet and like the films on the site so that we get better known. We also now have a blog for these newsletters: http://stroudcommunitytv.blogspot.co.uk/


We are still after YouTubes, Vimeos and more that we can embed; https://stroudcommunity.tv


SCTV was set up independently but has now joined with Transition Stroud as one of their projects for a trial year. This will help TS develop and promote more low carbon lifestyles and increase links with communities, while for SCTV we gain stuff like public liability insurance and the support of a well run organisation with excellent funding links. I think there is much to benefit both groups and already some interesting project ideas. We already have a section tagged Transition Stroud: https://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/transition-stroud/

OFF-SITE FILMS: films we can’t embed on SCTV

The Confessor is a 10 minute psychological horror film not for the faint hearted. It was filmed partly in Stroud and stars Stroud-based Nigel Prockter as Father Ray. Colin Prockter co-wrote the TV programme Luna and has recently been in Doctor Who. See: http://www.theconfessor-film.com/watchthefilm.php

Stroud Community Agriculture:  a 2009 BBC 2 minute film about the not-for-profit scheme. See: http://www.stroudcommunityagriculture.org/

Stroud Arts Festival and SVA are sponsoring The Third Annual Young Film Makers Showcase in 2012. The call is out for any film makers, under 25,  to submit their short films – five minutes max – on any theme or genre they choose – drama, documentary, animated, even short clips made on mobile phones. Send or drop off the film you would like shown with a short bio to: Film Showcase SVA, John Street, Stroud, GL5 2HA  by April 30th. The films will be screened at SVA, John Street, Stroud as part of the 2012 Site Festival on Thursday May 24th @ 6.30. We hope then to be able to show a selection on Stroud Community TV.


The UK Green Film Festival, 18th – 20th May 2012, across the UK. See short film explaining all at: http://youtu.be/0eBOrIkm3G4


Film fanatics and blockbuster buffs will be given the perfect platform for their own flicks – with the launch of a new festival in Gloucester. The first ever Showcase Short Film Festival will take place in the city’s historic Blackfriars Priory in 2013, and applications are being sought from across the county and beyond.

Ross Beamish, who teachers English, media and film at Wycliffe College near Stonehouse, said their event would focus on Gloucestershire. He said: “The film festival will give people the opportunity to showcase their film-making talents and the chance to win the soon-to-be much-coveted Showcase Best Film Award. The festival is for film-makers based in or from the county, or those people who have chosen Gloucestershire as the county in which to shoot their film. Whether you are an experienced film-maker or not, the competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase your creative work, which can be live action or animation and run from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. It will take place in Blackfriars in the heart of Gloucester and will be a free event open to the public and press to browse and view the finished films.” Showcase Film Festival website: http://www.thisisshowcase.co.uk


Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV

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