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AN AWARD-WINNING Acocks Green film director is hoping to have some more silverware to display on his mantelpiece after attending the Hamburg Short Film Festival.

AN AWARD-WINNING Acocks Green film director is hoping to have some more silverware to display on his mantelpiece after attending the Hamburg Short Film Festival.

Steve Rainbow, who has won a clutch of awards including Best Short Film at the Birmingham International Film Festival, is up for two gongs for one of his most recent films - A Small Silent Film About Death.

The film has already gone down a storm after being screened at a host of international film festivals, something which prompted Steve to enter it for the Hamburg festival.

The film has been short listed for two categories - Best Film under Three Minutes and Best Soundtrack.

Steve, who produced and directed the film, said he was delighted it had been shiortlisted at such a prestigious film festival but that he was particularly pleased the music had been recognised.

It was composed by two Midland musicians, Martin Fisher and Michael Callaghan who play in the Birmingham-based Holy Show Band.

“What you have to remember is that sound is 50 per cent of what ‘most’ people experience at the cinema and I give as much consideration to that as I do the images,” said Steve, who travels to Hamburg today for the award ceremony on Monday night.

The film and its music can be experienced at www.rainbowfilms.co.uk.

 

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