Cinestar Film Lab
Call for interest in Cinestar Film Lab
We're putting out a call for people who are interested in supporting our Cinestar artist film lab in Cornwall. We currently have our Steenbeck (generously donated by David Wilkinson at GenevaStopFilms) at Back Lane West. Redruth and we are in the final stages of making a functioning darkroom/useable lab space there and turning the Steenbeck into a contact printer (it can also be used for editiing as normal). But we need help! If you would like to make use of this facility and help us get it ready to use, please get in touch and I will make a Cinestar sub-list so that we can take this idea further. Probably starting with a meeting in the space to work out what we need to do to get things going.
Please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our lab list.
Once the space is working, we are keen to offer opportunities for everyone to make the most of it.
Side by Side
Side by Side
A film screening, LUX in partnership with Cinestar
Monday 4th April, 6.30pm
Back Lane West, 9 Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BT - View Map
LUX Cornwall, Cinestar and Back Lane West are pleased to present Side by Side, a screening of films by artists and filmmakers from the South West of England alongside a selection of works from the LUX collection. Selected from an open call that received over 100 submissions, the participating artists have been invited to select a short work from the LUX collection that meaningfully connects to their own. Each artist will introduce their own work at the screening event, as well as provide some context for their selection from the LUX collection. The project aims to highlight interesting new work and to open an exchange around artists’ moving image practices in the region and beyond.
The programme will feature works by selected artists, Naomi Frears, Joanna Griffin, Fiona Léus Lambert, Morwenna Morrison and Carl Slater, together with films by Peter Kubelka, Michael Maziere, Alia Syed and others from the LUX collection.
The screening is presented in partnership with Cinestar and Back Lane West as part of LUX’s current residency at Tate St Ives (18 March – 15 April). LUX Cornwall’s screening programme is supported by Film Hub South West & West Midlands, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
Admission free, please register via Eventbrite
Click below to find out more about our Cinestar heritage and film project - William Murdoch and the History of Lightmaking Technologies in Cornwall.
Cinestar at Cornwall Film Festival
Film and Light in Redruth
To celebrate our move into Back Lane West in Redruth, Cinestar presents an exciting programme of experimental films generated on 16mm and 8mm, as part of the Cornwall Film Festival in Redruth. All events are free.
Saturday 14th Nov at 14:00 We are delighted to be hosting a special screening of films from European Artist Film Labs, projected from original prints (with guest curator Marcy Saude). Click here for details. followed by…..
Saturday 14th Nov at 15:45 Cinestar’s invited curator Kayla Parker presents her selection of experimental short films by artist film-makers, exploring the effective and affective power of the sea. Click here for details. Both showing at Murdoch House, Redruth and all FREE!!! Only 40 seats per screening so first come first served.
Friday 13th 12-6 and Saturday 14th 11-5 Cinestar will be presenting our own programme of films generated on 8mm and 16mm film (shown digitally), shown at Back Lane West at a rolling programme. Click here for details.
We are delighted that CMR are also joining in the event. Back Lane West will be filled with film on Friday and Saturday 13th/14th November.
As part of this event, we will also be sharing the outcomes of our innovative heritage project, Golow Gas, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Feast and devised in partnership with local heritage organisations and Cafe Scientifique in Redruth. Cinestar artist-filmmakers have been working with Pennoweth Primary School, Redruth, and Cornwall College, Camborne, to explore and share the extraordinary light-related inventions of William Murdoch in Redruth and Sir Goldsworthy Gurney in Bude.
Friday 13th at 5 followed by artist talk/refreshments
Showing of premiere of film created from the workshops with students from the Creative Practice BA, Cornwall College.
LIFT OFF: An Emulsion Lift Workshop
Visiting artist-led workshop with Taylor Dunne and Eric Stewart
June 6 & 7 2015 11-5
Back Lane West, Redruth
Cinestar artist film group was invited to provide workshops at the Loop the Loop events in Redruth and St Ives libraries, with Jacqui Knight offering six days of drop-in workshops on drawing and writing on film, across the two venues (March 2015, June 2014).
Joanna Mayes of Cinestar is also Creative Director of the Loop the Loop series, in collaboration with Cornwall Libraries, creating a platform for experimental artwork. Joanna shared her hand processed artist film in the four Loop the Loop library venues, eco- processing in the library foyers, using caffenol and tinting with rose madder natural dye and using the library cleaning cupboards as a temporary darkroom!
Most recently, Joanna showed film and hand processing at Bodmin library. (March 2015)
Please see the Loop the Loop project website for further details…..
More Cinestar News…..
Cinestar is has worked hard to put together our opening events to celebrate the opening of our new lab space at Back Lane West in Redruth. We are very excited about this new development and our Steenbeck moved in last week!
If you would like to join our mailing list or can offer any assistance/ideas, please email us using the link at the top of the page……..