Lost in all the hullabaloo of the London Film Festival you might have missed my gushing review for Short Term 12. For some reason I gave the film only four stars which in hindsight was a little too reserved of me.
Set in an American foster home Short Term 12 looks at the lives of the children seeking shelter there and the equally complicated lives of the staff, in particular the strong and slightly broken Grace as played by Brie Larson. Larson has a lot of supporting roles in comedy films under her belt but her performance here is nothing short of a revelation. She truly is a remarkable actress and I wish Short Term 12 had been seen by a few more eyeballs when it went on limited release in the UK.
With the DVD and Blu-ray release coming up on 10th March I’m going to have a little push to get you to see this film and I am helped by the fact that I have three copies of the Blu-Ray to give away!
To be in with a chance of winning one of the Short Term 12 Blu-rays simply enter your details below:
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 9th March 2014 at 5pm. Three winners will be selected at random from the entries submitted and prizes will be sent to the addresses given in the entry.
We have teamed up with our friends over at Red Molotov to give away three film-themed t-shirts (as pictured above) to one lucky winner. Let’s face it, Christmas is only a month away now and this prize could get three film fans crossed off your shopping list. You’re very welcome.
Red Molotov have a wide range of T-shirts to choose from (go on, have a peek) and I have picked out three that should appeal to everyone; Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Fight Club, and Alfred Hitchcock.
To be in with a chance to win simply enter your details below and I will pick a winner at random on Friday 29th November. The winner will then be contacted so that they can pick out the size and colour of their prizes.
This competition has now closed
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 29th November 2013 at midday. One winner will be selected at random from the entries submitted and will be contacted using the details provided in the competition entry.
Probably a prize for someone who can fill in the blanks in the title of this competition and not be offended…
On the 8th and 9th November at University College London in Bloomsbury the first ever One World Media Festival is being held. The festival “brings together the most innovative minds from across the global media industry for two days of insight and inspiration.” Closing the festival is Jane Bussmann with a live comedy show that you simply cannot buy tickets for enigmatically titled Bono and Geldof are C**ts. The show will be performed at UCL on 9th November 2013 at 6:30pm. More details below:
In this special presentation of her live comedy show, award-winning author and comedienne Jane Bussmann takes an acerbic look at how celebrities manipulate the media in order to control global conversations. How celebrities, fuelled by charities, steal the voices of the most vulnerable and present messages that instead of alleviating the problems they campaign for, in fact precipitate them. Bussmann deconstructs and lays bare how 30 years of the most sophisticated charity media campaigns has created “The Poverty Industry”.
Jane Bussmann is an award-winning British comedy writer and performer who has written for over fifty shows including South Park, Brass Eye and double Emmy-winner Smack The Pony. She has written columns for The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and The Face.
We have four (FOUR!) pairs of tickets to give away to the event, to be in with a chance to win simply enter your details below and four winners will be chosen at midday on 7th November.
This competition has closed
Entrants much be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 7th November 2013 at midday. Four winners will be selected at random from the entries submitted and will be contacted using the details provided in the competition entry.
ONE WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL takes place 8 & 9 November visit www.oneworldmedia.org.uk/festival for details.
Anyone with their finger on the pulse of cult TV will remember the series Wonderfalls. The show only lasted one season and originally aired a decade ago but it is a gem and falls into that long list of shows that were cancelled long before their time. Having only aired in the UK on Sky One it has taken a long time for Wonderfalls to make it to UK DVD but the long wait is over on 28th October 2013.
If you aren’t Wonderfalls-savvy then let me fill you in. The series revolves around Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), a recent graduate who is stuck in a dead-end job in a Niagra Falls gift shop. Her uneventful life takes on a strange new direction when inanimate objects start telling her to do things. Unsure whether she is actually receiving messages from a higher power or simply going insane Jaye soon finds that following the objects’ advice leads to unexpected, often remarkable, consequences.
The show is very funny, incredibly unique, and is much mourned by myself. While I would encourage you to buy the DVD when it is released next week we do have one copy to giveaway to a Mild Concern reader so for a chance to win simply fill out the form below:
This competition has closed!
Entrants much be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 28th October 2013 at 5pm. One winner will be selected at random from the entries submitted and the prize will be sent to the address given in the entry.
As you may remember we at Mild Concern are trying to eschew our London bias by attending not just Raindance and the London Film Festival this October but also sending our Northern Correspondent Rach along to the No/Gloss Film Festival in Leeds.
No/Gloss is a showcase of truly independent film making running on the 19th and 20th October 2013 in Canal Mills up in Leeds. You can read more about this great enterprising festival in our earlier post and be sure to check out the new interactive programme and decide what gems you can uncover. Rach has found hers:
Now I know what you’re thinking, “I thought you mentioned a ticket giveaway?”. And we are! We have one weekend ticket to the festival to giveaway and to enter our competition there is a three-pronged attack plan. The first two requirements are that you ”like” the facebook page and click to attend the event. Then just enter your name and email address in the form below so that I know who are entries from Mild Concern and can select one of you at random.
For anyone who doesn’t win but does enter I will be sending you a 25% off promo code to use on the No/Gloss official ticket page so in many ways there are no losers in this game. Have at it:
The competition is open to UK residents age 18 and over only and you must be able to get yourself to the festival. Rach will not be giving you a lift. A winner will be selected at random on 24th September 2013 when this competition closes, at which point I will double-check the winner has fulfilled their social media obligations and pass their details on to the festival.