LONDON, October 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
6th - 28th November 2015
MIKE REISS, SIMPSONS' WRITER FOR 25 YEARS, GIVES TALK IN SOUTH LONDON
This year's Crystal Palace International Film Festival has film-makers flying in from all over the world. The most notable being 4 x Emmy winner Mike Reiss. He has written for The Simpsons for 25 years and will be holding a Q & A after the screening of his film 'How Murray Saved Christmas on Fri Nov 6th at Stanley Halls, SE25.
As an exclusive on this trip, he will also be giving his 75 minute entertaining presentation at Stanley Halls on Sunday 8th entitled 'Secrets of the Simpsons', funny stories and rare clips from his 25 years on one of the worlds most loved shows, you can buy tickets at cpiff.co.uk.
CPIFF are screening a film called 'Two Down' executive produced by Stephen Fry and Sir Derek Jacobi, supported by Sir Ian Mckellen. Comedian Mark Steel will be presenting the CPIFF Awards and the launch night screens 'SuperBob' starring Catherine Tate and Brett Goldstein, hailed by Neill Roy, CPIFF chairman, at as the funniest UK film for years.
You can see this year's schedule here: cpiff.co.uk/schedule.
If you need anymore high res pics or more info, please just ask.
The programme for the 6th Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF) presented by Martin and Co presents a diverse selection of films in typical CPIFF style. As one of London's alternative film festivals, it introduces unconventional screening experiences incorporating gourmet food from local restaurants and themed evenings in unusual venues such as churches and listed halls. The festival introduces some of the finest independent films and film-makers from all over the world offering compelling viewing and audience interaction.
The festival will screen a total of 92 films, including 6 World premieres, 3 European premieres and 8 UK premieres 4 London premieres from 9 categories spanning comedy, horror/sci-fi, international, feature, documentary, short film, animation, music video and student.
Taking place over 3 weeks, the festival's screenings are in Crystal Palace and South Norwood in the spookily Gothic, St John the Evangelist Church and the beautiful Stanley Halls.
LAUNCH AND GALA FINALE
The festival opens with a feature film Superbob filmed in Peckham, South London and a feature animation by Simpsons writer Mike Reiss held at Stanley Halls. Q & As with both film makers.
The festival culminates in a Gala Finale, comedy and awards evening sponsored by Bloom Gin held at the magnificent St Johns. This amazing night includes comedy films, musical act and festival awards ceremony presented by comedian Mark Steel. Tickets cost £20 and include a welcome Bloom Gin and tonic sponsored by Bloom Gin and posh canapés. A selection of wines and beers and bubbly will also be on sale. Dress to impress for this night.
The festival has arranged for Simpsons writer of 25 years Mike Reiss to fly in from L.A. and give his presentation 'Secrets of the Simpsons' to audiences on Sunday 8th October. This exclusive presentation has insider secrets and rare clips. £9 at Stanley Halls.
The festival includes a Family Matinee for the second year running showing Walt Disney's 'Meet the Robinsons', held at St John the Evangelist, Crystal Palace.
OTHER FESTIVAL BIG SCREEN HIGHLIGHTS
- Short film & Palace Spice Curry Night Saturday 7th November. £19.50. Selection of wines, beers on sale.
- World premiere Feature film Tuesday 11th November. £5 at Stanley Halls. Directors flying in from L.A. to attend screening. Selection of wines, beers and food on sale from a Crystal Palace restaurant.
- Friday 13th November horror/sci-fi night £10. Selection of wines, beers and food from a local Crystal Palace Restaurant on sale at St John the Evangelist. Fancy dress welcome though not compulsory.
- Animation night on Saturday 14th November. £10 entry at Stanley Halls. Selection of wines, beers and food on sale from a Crystal Palace restaurant.
- Documentary night with directors flying in from Canada on Sunday 15th November £5. Selection of wines, beers and food from a local Crystal Palace Restaurant on sale at St Contantine and St Helen Church Hall.
- Feature film, from executive producers Stephen Fry & Sir Derek Jacobi Tuesday 17th November. £5 at Stanley Halls. Selection of wines, beers and food on sale from a Crystal Palace restaurant.
Plus many more
The Best in Category Awards will again be handed out at the awards ceremony held at the festival finale evening.
Tickets for all screenings can be booked at cpiff.co.uk/schedule
"The films are really great but I don't think that's the main thing, the main thing is that it's just a brilliant event" says Mark Steel.
Crystal Palace International Film Festival
- The official selections for 2015 along with synopses and clips of screened films can be seen at http://cpiff.co.uk/schedule/
- Awards categories are: documentaries, short film, feature film, comedy, animation, horror/sci-fi, student film, drama, international film.
- High resolution photos available from [email protected]
Crystal Palace International Film Festival Sponsors and Supporters
We are delighted to be sponsored this year by Martin&Co Estate Agents (Presenting sponsor), St John the Evangelist and Bloom Gin.
We also like to thank our supporters who have returned for another year, Blackbird Bakery, Anthony Chandler Associates, Allbone & Trimit, Paxton Restoration, Palace Spice, Crystal Palace Jewellers, Domali, The Little Escape, Crystal Palace Osteopaths and Blue Door Bicycles. Also our new supporters Brown & Green, Good Taste,
Also huge thank you goes to the Festival's generous in kind sponsors and volunteers for their continued support.
Further information from Roberta Galliniari or Neill Roy at CPIFF, 32 Nugent Road, London SE25 6UB. Email [email protected] or telephone +44(0)7866-125943.
SOURCE Crystal Palace International Film Festival, CPIFF