BURNING HAMMER FILM FESTIVAL: CHAMPIONING THE BEST STORIES IN PRO WRESTLING.
Film makers, photographers and fans of professional wrestling will come together in London this September for the first ever film festival of its kind in Europe.
Burning Hammer Film Festival takes place in Shoreditch from September 14-16, with a base at Newspeak House (133 Bethnal Green Road) for wrestling and film fans to watch, discuss and enjoy the very best in wrestling media and culture.
Creators from around the world are encouraged to submit their work for consideration, with a panel of film and wrestling professionals identifying the best of them for screening at the festival.
Awards will be given in each category – encompassing shorts, features, photographs and documentaries. There’ll also be audience awards too, voted for by visitors, and the inaugural Hall of Fame entrant for Services to Wrestling Media.
Guests can enjoy special screenings, live panels, Q&A sessions and more, with a full programme to be announced in due course.
Festival director Dale Beaumont-Brown says: “The launch of Burning Hammer Film Festival marks the first ever celebration of wrestling storytelling in the UK, an exclusive, unique three day event designed to champion the best-told tales in the professional wrestling industry.
“Professional wrestling is enjoying huge success at the moment, and the journeys of the wrestlers, promotions and fans are being documented all over the world by exceptional photographers and film makers.
“We felt it was time to turn the spotlight on them, giving them a platform by which to celebrate the very best in wrestling media. Equally important though, we have a programme of panels, discussions, galleries and talks where our guests can take a microscope to some of the more pertinent social and cultural aspects prevalent to the contemporary wrestling world.
“Our hope is that creators from all around the globe will submit their work to us via our Film Freeway page, and that fans like us will come together in London for three days of totally unique wrestling entertainment.”
Submissions can be made via www.FilmFreeway.com/BurningHammerFF
Further announcements can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.