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Ctrl.Alt.Shift Short Film Premiere: Interested?

National Premiere, May 14th
Ctrl.Alt.Shift Short Films

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is designed to engage the MySpace/Facebook /Twitter generation in global issues. Ctrl.Alt.Shift wants the youth of today to take control of their world, alter the way it works, and begin to shape the way the future looks.

On Thursday May 14th Ctrl.Alt.Shift will be hosting an evening of music and film, by young people for young people, that tackles current global issues and injustices.

The evening marks the culmination of a national competition launched by Ctrl.Alt.Shift in June 2008. The competition invited aspiring filmmakers aged between 18 and 25 to write a treatment based around one of three key issues - War + Peace, Gender + Power and HIV + Stigma. Those who won have been given the opportunity to bring their treatment to life on the big screen. In addition to being provided with a budget and cast, the prize included the money-can't-buy opportunity to be mentored by some of the UK's finest directors such as Aoife McArdle, Chris Harding from Shynola, Kinga Burza, Paul Andrew Williams and Jim Threapleton. The five winners (Joe Patrick & Tim Woodall, Tim Travers Hawkins, Fern Berresford, Ben Newman and Shelia Menon & Alex Monro) were announced in January 2009.

The result of these partnerships are five brilliant, engaging shorts ‘A Thousand Voices’, ‘HIV: The Musical’, ‘Man Made’, ‘No Way Through’ & ‘War School’ which star some of the leading names from UK film and television such as Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh) and Martin Freeman (The Office), and boast soundtracks specially recorded by some of the UK and international hottest musical talent, Chipmunk, Shy Child, Metronomy, Jesca Hoop. For full cast list of each winning film, please see overleaf/below.

‘A Thousand Voices’, ‘HIV: The Musical’, ‘Man Made’, ‘No Way Through’ & ‘War School’ will be premiered on 14th May at Shoreditch Studios East London. The evening will also include live performances from Jesca Hoop, The Thirst and other special guests. By bringing together creative elite and fresh young talent Ctrl.Alt.Shift hopes the event will offer a characteristic platform for key global concerns to be showcased.

Tickets for the event are free and can be applied for by visiting Post the premiere the films will be available to download at


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