Published On: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014 on 11:33 am

Pop-up cinema surprises all with cinema shorts ahead of RATMA festival

Airedale Shopping Centre Cinema

Marcus Gregg, a RATMA organiser, at the pop-up cinema in Keighley

A two-day charity preview of an international festival of cinema shorts has taken place at the Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley.

Raising money for Cancer Research UK, members of the public were able to get a glimpse of the work created by international filmmakers that will be celebrated at the River Aire Ten Minute Amateur International Film Festival (RATMA) next Saturday.

Marcus Gregg, one of the RATMA organisers, said: “I’m very pleased with the reaction from people who have now had a taste of a 10 minute short film and seen how good the standard of amateur film-making is and how well it works.

“Over the two days we have had the pop-up cinema in the Airedale Shopping Centre it has been really busy with people showing a great deal of interest in the short films we have been showing.”

This year the festival will feature no fewer than 60 films and has seen a large number of entries coming in from as far as Ecuador, Australia, the Philippines, Canada, America, Sweden, and Iraq.

It also hosts a variety of categories including, Animation, Art, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Music and Sci Fi/Thriller.

Mr Gregg added: “It has become a global event and is unique in being the world’s only 10 minute screen surfing film festival. I think people will be amazed at the skill involved in making these short films.”

The River Aire Ten Minute Amateur International Film Festival (RATMA) will be held on 26 April at the Keighley Campus of the Leeds City College.

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