Wednesday 8 February 2012

European Sports Documentary Film Festival Season Around London

This year the European Documentary Season focusses on Sport, with a programme of films from around Europe on at a number of venues around the capital, many with Q&As with the directors.  It sounds like a great event, and I'm sure many of the films are likely to sell out.

"Ready Steady Doc! brings together documentaries from all over Europe to help you see sport in a whole new light: from the Homeless World Cup to the disappearing Rimet Trophy, from a four-year-old marathon runner to an 83-year-old pole vaulter, these films have many fascinating stories to tell.
An amazing line-up of sport celebrities will attend: the manager of the Spanish National Football Team Vicente del Bosque, French football star Vikash Dhorasoo, Hungarian three-time water-polo Olympic champion György Kárpáti, European Senior Champion pole-vaulter Herbert Sepp, 83-year-old Belgian Olympic athlete Yvonne Van Bets, and more!"

The Programme:

"Thu 16 Feb, 8.30pm - Ciné Lumière -Substitute (France, Football)
Q&A with dirs. Vikash Dhorasso & Fred Poulet
Fri 17 Feb, 6.15pm - Ciné Lumière - Freedom’s Fury (Hungary, Water Polo)
Q&A with former captain György Kárpáti & dir. Colin Gray & head coach Szilveszter Fekete
Fri 17 Feb, 8.45pm - Ciné Lumière - The Soul of the Reds (Spain, Football)
Q&A with manager Vicente Del Bosque
Sat 18 Feb, 6.30pm - Italian Cultural Institute - The Rimet Trophy (Italy, Football)
Q&A with assistant manager Marco Tardelli
Mon 20 Feb, 6.00pm - Ciné Lumière - Australia (Romania, Football)
intro by Homeless World Cup President Mel Young
+ From Romania with Love (Romania/Germany, Snowboard)
Mon 20 Feb, 7.30pm - Austrian Cultural Forum - Kick Off (Austria, Football)
Q&A with the Homeless World Cup President Mel Young & dir. Hüseyin Tabak
Tue 21 Feb, 6.30pm - Hungarian Cultural Centre - Panenka Against the Rest of the World (Czech Rep, Football)
World Champion (Estonia, Athletics)
Q&A with Herbert Sepp and dir. Moonika Siimets
Tue 21 Feb, 8.00pm - Lithuanian Embassy - Sabas (Lithuania, Basketball)
Wed 22 Feb, 6.30pm - UCL - Marathon Boy (UK, Athletics)
Q&A with dir. Gemma Atwal (tbc)
Wed 22 Feb, 8.15pm - Ciné lumière - To the Limit (Germany, Climbing)
Q&A with dir. Pepe Danquart
Thu 23 Feb, 6.15pm - Hungarian Cultural Centre - Danish Dynamite (Danemark, Football)
Thu 23 Feb, 8.15pm - Ciné lumière - London 1948 – War & Olympics (Belgium, All disciplines)
Q&A with Olympic athlete Yvonne Van Bets"

When - 16th - 23rd February

Where - varies.  Pre-book tickets before you go here

Link - European Documentary Festival site

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