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The CK programme at Leeds International Film Festival is launched!:
Every single CK screening will be FREE this year! Making it free is a bit of an experiment, so come and support it! No booking necessary, just turn up for the event!

The first two weekends will take place at Patrick Studios, East Street Arts, and the final long weekend (starting on Thursday 17th!) will be down at Unit 7 in Granary Wharf, it’s an ace space, really excited, it’s right by the lock! The Cherry Kino programme, celebrating the special occasion of the 25th Leeds IFF, is being given kind support from Granary Wharf, ISIS, East Street Arts and Anita Morris Associates.

Attended the International Film Labs meeting in Zagreb, Croatia in September, and the ‘Kinetica’ book launch festival at Gran Lux cinema space in St. Etienne, France. Both were amazing experiences, and great chances to see new work and meet brilliant people! There are blog posts about both on the CK blog.

Have just now collected some more 16mm projectors (thank you Owen!) which will be used by Sally Golding for her live expanded cinema performances on 5th November, and also for Richard from Nanolab’s screening on 6th November. A veritable Australian weekend kicks of the CK programme - bonzer mate! (sorry...) It’s wicked to have such experienced and daring experimenters coming to Leeds to share their work and skills, very grateful they can come.


Both Sally and Richard will be holding a workshop each, highly recommended. There are 4 film workshops this year, so take your pick/s:

Richard’s workshop involves hand-painting film chemistry onto the black and white film to develop it in experimental and partial ways, I for one am totally excited about it because it opens up a whole new way of working with cine film processing that I’ve never tried. He is a maestro! And a brilliant character to spend the day with!

Sally’s workshop involves creating a photo-sonic film, utilizing the photogram method to create images but also sound, since these photograms can be made over the area of the film read by the projector as sound! Ace stuff.

There will also be 2 Super8 workshops, each focusing on different processing techniques - 1 with experimental colour processing, and 1 with processing black and white film to negative in coffee!

Full info is at
To book on any of these workshops, send an email to:

There are only about 4 places left on each workshop (lots of bookings already), so get in touch soon if you want to book!

Come along to the beautiful South Square Gallery (I really love that place!) for a screening that starts tomorrow (Friday) evening at 7pm. The screening will be of films made at the 2 Super8 workshops CK ran there in July and August, and a large portion of the films will be shown on their original Super8 format, which is gonna be great! It’s totally free, and there will be complimentary drinks too, and many of the filmmakers will also be in attendance. You’ll get the chance to also watch Esther Johnson’s film ‘Analogue Kingdom’ too, which is screening in another room in the gallery - an analogue evening out, then! Well, semi analogue semi digital...!

You can get the bus from Bradford Interchange, the 696 and 697, roughly every 30 mins. Get fuller directions here:


x CK