On August 10th, 2013, Kseniya Simonova’s work, The Heart of a Mother, will open the Deep Fried Film Festival. The festival is held in Coatbridge, Scotland, and goes until August 17th. Its purpose is to showcase and promote independent film makers from around the world. As in the past, proceeds from the event go to cancer research and the Scottish organization of care for patients with hepatitis.
Simonova’s film showcases an innovative form of self-expression called sand art. Sand art can either be created in front of a live audience or as a film. In 2009, Simonova won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009 where she wowed audiences and judges with her well-choreographed sand performances.
Established in 2005, the Deep Fried Film Festival is a major event in the world of cinema and animation. After the development of online broadcasting in 2011, the festival’s popularity has grown exponentially. This year alone, the jury went through hundreds of applications. The Heart of a Mother is one of 13 selections that will be shown on the morning of August 10th.
The festival’s mission statement is to “develop the talent and skills of filmmakers, by encouraging better practices amongst filmmakers and increasing relationships between filmmakers and production organizations,” reads the official website of the event.
When: August 10-17, 2013
Where: Conforti Insitute, Calder Avenue, Coatbridge ML1 1PR