MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Crystal Palace International Film festival is an event designed to showcase independent films and film talent from around the world in a number of genres, formats and lengths. Winners receive a bespoke ‘Transmitter’ award and relevant films may be submitted to the BBC, Channel 4 and/or other UK TV channels for consideration, via Harlequin Productions’ online submission account – the film maker’s agreement will be sought first. This ensures the films will be received and watched by the correct commissioning people at the channels and given the consideration they deserve – not an easy task!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The CPIFF is a festival organised by Harlequin Productions aiming to promote independent film makers from all over the world. The 2010 festival was a great success, very well attended and very well received.
The Festival provides opportunities for independent film makers to have their films screened at selected venues around Crystal Palace in London to a passionate audience of film professionals, journalists and the general public and to win a best in category ‘Transmitter’ award. Furthermore, any films judged to be applicable could be submitted by Harlequin Productions to the BBC, Channel 4 and/or other UK TV channels for consideration, via their online submission account – the film maker’s agreement will be sought first.
There are 10 Transmitter awards presented at the Festival; the winners are chosen by a prestigious panel of judges including Johnny Vegas, the famous comedian, writer and producer; Mark Steel, comedian and author; Quentin Miles, animation director at Cinesite.com.
Crystal Palace is also simply one of the coolest places in London as well as one of the most beautiful. Aptly the very first colour TV transmissions were sent from here by John Logie Baird who invented TV and the BBC still broadcast from the 2 large transmitters clearly visible for miles.