The second annual Drunken Film Festival ended with a wrap party celebrating the incredible successes of the festival.
The nine day Festival saw venues such as the Record Café, Theatre in the Mill and the Peace Museum host a showcase of films, discussion panels and quizzes and covered everything from music videos to German films. Promising 119 films over 12 venues, the festival certainly delivered, concluding with more experimental offerings on the final night.
Entering the wrap party, visitors were greeted with a large pagoda hosting a range of chairs, cushions and bean bags to allow a comfortable viewing platform for the experimental films, the eclectic short movies and animations on offer. Various decorations and tea-lights illuminated the darker corner of the space, creating a friendly and inviting, intimate atmosphere.
Elsewhere there was the opportunity for film fans to gather and discuss the festival and what they’d seen whilst enjoying a range of delightful finger food from Eat Art Venues, which included mini burgers, hotdogs and tubs of popcorn – perfect for watching films.
Volunteers and members of the team, dressed in their distinctive ‘Film is a Four Letter Word’ t-shirts, buzzed around the space, eagerly talking to the film fans who had enjoyed the festival.
There was a pop-up bar, merchandise stand and a photo booth, alongside an art installation from Pete Jackel. Later on entertainment was provided in the form of live music by Erronious Monk, and a comedy set from Ben Peel who is soon heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe.
The party was a great finale for the Drunken Film Festival which has proved itself to be a great celebration of independent film-making and Bradford’s position as a UNESCO City of Film.
You can find out more about the festival by visiting www.facebook.com/drunkenfilmfest