The Let’s All Be Free project is committed to discover and applaud freedom in every sense of the word, uniting the efforts of people from all over the world in their quest for freedom. Freedom has different interpretations for different people, and this is the reason Let’s All Be Free is committed to organising a film festival around this theme – celebrating creativity and the works of many talented filmmakers, which focus on the different elucidations of freedom. The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival is now accepting entries for next year’s festival – LABFFF 2014.
Films are a very powerful and accessible medium – everybody speaks and understands the language of cinema. The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival offers a wonderful opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their films, and at the same time enrich the experience of the audience. It is a cross-cultural event with, we believe, immense inherent value, contributing towards shaping the viewpoints of people from a plethora of different cultural backgrounds.
It is also a platform where independent voices and new stories around the theme of ‘being free’ can be seen and heard by an audience comprised of filmmakers, academics, social activists, students, journalists and film lovers all under one roof. The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival encourages creative collaboration between different communities, along with community empowerment.
There are various categories of entry for the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival – however, the theme remains the same – i.e. what does being free mean to you?
Expressions – very short films that are up to 5 minutes in length
Short Fiction – fiction films from 5 to 30 minutes in length
Short Documentary – documentary films from 5 to 30 minutes in length
Student category – student films that are up to 30 minutes in length
During the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival 2013, in April this year, 37 independent films were screened. There were also panel discussions with high-profile guests and filmmakers, including BAFTA nominated director Kim Longinotto and Amnesty International. The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival aims to serve as a meeting point for like-minded filmmakers, who were invited to introduce their films and interact with the audience as much as possible.
If you have a take on ‘being free’, then don’t miss the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival 2014!