Filmmaker Jennifer Jordan Day‘s animation film ‘MAKE A MATE’ will be screened as part of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010 Film Screenings @ Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498 /£8.50, £6 Cons. GFEST 2010 film screenings will be on 11, 12 and 13 Nov 2010 with two screenings each night, first one at 7.30PM and the second at 9.30PM.
GFEST 2010 short film screenings ( 2 Screenings each night) programme info: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/filmscreening.php
A quick chat with Jennifer:
What are you doing right now?
I am directing a short doc about smoking, production managing an animated short about American Architecture, & working at Katalyst Films.
How do you see your art or artwork?
I see my artwork as crafty & fun but it also has meaning. This film helped me deal with a broken heart in a productive artistic way.
Tell us more about the process:
I animated wire for about 45 day for this 4 minute film. It was a crazy process and I loved it!
How do you publicise or market your work?
Well, Make A Mate only has 116 Facebook fans at the moment, so I guess I am not doing that great of a job in the marketing department yet!
How relevant is your work or practice today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?
I am queer and this is the art that I made. I am glad to represent the bisexuals among us.
Do you see yourself as ‘gay or queer artist’?
I am queer & I make art. I view the world as a queer person. Every decision I make is by my queer brain.
How do you fund your practice?
I work hard coordinating other peoples projects to make money to fund my own stuff. My friends also did amazing favours for me.
How would you like yourself to be known?
I would like to be known as a creative, honest, hard working, loving, caring person and filmmaker.
How do you see tomorrow’s ‘gay or queer art’ scene?
We need to support our queer artists financially and emotionally so that great queer art continues to be created.
A single wish?
I wish for more love, hope, world peace, compassion, clean drinking water & food for everyone in the world. Is that really too much to ask?
Thank you Jennifer & best wishes from GFEST
GFEST2010 showreel on YouTube
GFEST 2010 images on http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST
GFEST 2010 Short Films: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624995610876/
More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.ukGFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar
WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in venues across London. GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest https://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival