Sea Change

The Sea Change Film Festival curated by Screen Argyll brings a season of international films directed by women online. Supported by the Film Hub Scotland BFI FAN Exhibition Fund. 

Sea Change is a professional development lab and public film festival celebrating Women in Film, which takes place annually place on the beautiful and remote Isle of Tiree. 2020 was a bumper year for critically acclaimed films directed by women. As a celebration of female talent behind the camera, Sea Change has hand-picked some of their favourites to be enjoyed on the big screen.

Sea Change Development Lab online

Join us online for two fantastic industry sessions in November: The Ebb and Flow of the Creative Process In conversation with Laurie Mucha from the Feminista Film Festival and How Can We Best Lead and Work By Our Own Values? Led by Melanie Iredale, Director of Birds Eye View. The sessions will be an opportunity to hear from two inspirational women, share ideas and meet other people. The sessions are FREE thanks to funding from Film Hub Scotland’s Film Exhibition Fund, numbers of attendees are restricted, and you will receive a wee minding from the Isle of Tiree! We hope to welcome you all in person in 2022.

The Sea Change Film Festival curated by Screen Argyll brings a season of international films directed by women online and on Tiree. Supported by the Film Hub Scotland BFI FAN Exhibition Fund. 

You can join in wherever you are this weekend. The following sessions are available online with the films available to watch on our new online platform: https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/7Q4FryFdYEXkWjUk6

Watch the films via our platform and we will email you the Zoom links so that you can join in the following sessions:

Saturday 6th November 2pm, Music Sound Everywhere Workshop with F=

Stream Sisters With Transistors (U): https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Saturday 6th November 8.15pm, Q&A with writer Zoe Howe and director Celeste Bell

Stream Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché (12A): https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Sunday 7th November 2.30pm, stream Shorts from Feminista Film Festival (N/C): https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Monday 8th November 8.15pm, Q&A with director Emily Munro

Available to Stream from December

Tuesday 9th November 8.40pm, Q&A with director Cathy Brady

Stream Wildfire (15): https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Monday 29th November 8.40pm, Q&A with director Zeina Durra

Stream Luxor (12A): https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Film pass £20, kids are FREE!

Development Lab Session: Laurie Mucha, Feminista Film Festival (Industry event online)

Wednesday 3rd November, 7pm

The Ebb and Flow of the Creative Process 

In conversation with Laurie Mucha from Feminista Films

Do you struggle to find time for your creative projects? Does your daily To Do List align with your creative goals? Join us for a conversation about the ebb and flow of the creative process. We’ll talk about the importance of silence and solitude, chasing “balance” and finding pockets of stillness in the midst of chaos. Let’s collectively share tips for how to keep our muse alive. (Inspired by Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindburgh. You don’t have to read the book to participate, but you may be inspired to read the book after our talk!)

You can watch a programme of sea themed shorts curated for Sea Change by Laurie here: https://stream.screenargyll.co.uk

Development Lab Session: Melanie Iredale, Birds Eye View (Industry event online)

Thurs 18th November, 7pm 

How Can We Best Lead and Work By Our Own Values?

As the new Director of Birds’ Eye View, Melanie will talk about plans and ambitions for the charity, one which centres wider perspectives of film and the world through advocacy, conversation and community. In doing so, Melanie would like to share some new-starter thoughts that come hand in hand with this: about accountability, vulnerability, and about what good leadership looks like. With Birds’ Eye View’s mission for equality and diversity in the industry in mind, Melanie proposes for this session to create a safe space for open and collective conversations about not just what we do but how we do it, and to ask ourselves: how can we best lead and work by our own values?

If you are interested in attending, please email info@screenargyll@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Isle of Tiree for our festival in 2022.

SEA CHANGE PROGRAMME 2021

The Sea Change Film Festival curated by Screen Argyll brings a season of international films directed by women online and on Tiree. Supported by the Film Hub Scotland BFI FAN Exhibition Fund. 

Sea Change is a professional development lab and public film festival celebrating Women in Film, which takes place annually place on the beautiful and remote Isle of Tiree. 2020/21 was a bumper year for critically acclaimed films directed by women. As a celebration of female talent behind the camera, Sea Change has hand-picked some of their favourites to be enjoyed on the big screen and on our virtual one.

SEA CHANGE WEEKENDER

Taking place at An Talla, Isle of Tiree and online via Stream Argyll

We are delighted that The Farmhouse Café will be running a pop up café throughout the weekend, serving soup, nachos, baked potatoes, wraps, soft drinks, cakes and hot drinks. 10.30am-7pm on the Saturday, and 1pm until 7pm on the Sunday

It’s £20 for a pass to see all of the films in the hall or £5/ £3.50 per kids per screening.

Saturday 6th – Tuesday 9th November 2021    

Saturday 6th November 

11am   Sisters With Transistors (U)

Narrated by Laurie Anderson, Sisters with Transistors is the untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today. 

2pm – 3pm Music Sound Everywhere Workshop with F=

In this workshop, sound making is explored as a response to the film ‘Sisters with Transistors’.

F= are a feminist art collective based in Leeds. Their 2020 ep ‘It’s Easy Being in a Band’ uses dance beats and hexes to stomp through songs of female friendship, animality and deep body listening. Join the Dada feminists for a playful-everyone-invited-anything-goes workshop. Just bring yourself!


F= began as performance artists in 2014 organising street parades and demonstrations and have become an ongoing four-headed feminist shriek. 
“We embrace our wild nature, our hairy, oozing, smelly, bloody minds and bodies…”
COME ON THEN
 

http://www.fequals.co.uk/ online so you can join in wherever you are!      

6.30pm Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché (12A) & Q&A with director Celeste Bell

The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey across the world and through her mother’s archives to reconcile their fraught relationship.

Sunday 7th November 

2.30pm Shorts from Feminista Film Festival (44mins) (N/C) 

Join us as we explore the waters of South Korea, Norway, Scotland and Canada with this collection of shorts curated for us by the Feminista Film Festival.

4pm Honeyland (12A)

The first film to be nominated for both best documentary and best international feature at the Oscars. A terrific documentary shot in North Macedonia, a woman tending wild hives is rattled by her new disruptive neighbours. 

Frances McDormand and Director/Writer Chloé Zhao on the set of NOMADLAND. Photo by Joshua James Richards. © 2020 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

6.30pm Nomadland (12A)

Winner of best picture, best director and best actress at this year’s Oscars, your chance to see it on the big screen! ‘Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is an utterly inspired docu-fictional hybrid, like her previous feature The Rider It is a gentle, compassionate, questioning film about the American soul. With artistry and grace, Zhao folds nonprofessionals into an imagined story built around a cheerful, resourceful, middle-aged woman played by Frances McDormand. This quiet, self-effacing performance may be the best of her career so far.’ The Guardian

Living Proof (N/C) Q&A with director Emily Munro via Zoom

Monday 8th November, 6.30pm

In the year that Scotland hosts the UN’s climate change conference (COP26), Living Proof explores the country’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis through film and music. In this new feature-length documentary from Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, curated footage evocatively shows how our environment has been shaped by the demand for energy, industry and growth, soundtracked by Scottish musicians past and present

Wildfire (15) Q&A with director Cathy Brady via Zoom

Tuesday 9th November, 7pm 

Inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border, Lauren and Kelly’s lives were shattered with the mysterious death of their mother.

“superb: forceful, uncomfortable and fiercely intelligent” The Guardian 

4 stars  “hypnotic lead performances” Little White Lies

Luxor (12A) Q&A with director Zeina Durra via Zoom

Monday 29th November, 8.30pm 

When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the future.