Battersea Power Station to host new film festival
London’s iconic Battersea Power Station is to host Zookastar this October – a new film festival featuring masterclasses and Q&A sessions. Taking place from 31 October to 3 November, the event will also include appearances by the talent from in front of the camera as well as behind.
Event organisers aim to “embody the variety and vibrant spirit of a diverse music festival”, and will work with industry leaders and partners to make the event attractive to film lovers, industry professionals, as well as families (it takes place during the half-term break).
Celebrating various aspects of the film industry, the event will comprise the following seven zones: action and adventure; classic horror; movie production; costumes and props; toys and robots; Bollywood, and comics and popular culture.
Zookastar is organised by a quartet of individuals with a background in film and TV: founder and creative director Ivor Kayne, who set up creative agency Duke & Earl; founder and event content producer Emma Kayne, ex-head of video and film for major record labels such as Polygram; event producer Nicola Smith, ex-events manager at Paramount Pictures International, and managing director Steve O’Pray, CEO of film and TV licensing agency Space Enterprises.
Located on the River Thames, the dilapidated power station has been used as a location for films such as The Dark Knight since its closure in 1983. Redevelopment of the site is due to take place towards the end of the year.
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