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October 2019 by Kerry Skinner

The Bicycle Thief selected to screen at Pittsburgh Shorts in November

The Pittsburgh Shorts film festival presents the best contemporary short films from around the globe, highlighting films that promote innovative visual storytelling and cultural tolerance.

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October 2019 by Kerry Skinner

The Bicycle Thief will screen at FilmBath Festival in November

FilmBath’s mission is to champion and showcase diversity on screen and behind the camera to as widely inclusive an audience as possible, and to inspire exhibitors to programme more diverse films both in the UK and beyond. We are delighted that The Bicycle Thief will be a part of this year’s programme.

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October 2019 by Kerry Skinner

The Bicycle Thief selected to screen In Competition for The Stony Brook Film Festival.

Delighted to be screening ‘The Bicycle Thief’ at the highly selective Stony Brook Film Festival in New York. Out of 2,500 submissions only 36 films were chosen for this years festival, 16 of them are shorts and 1 of those is The Bicycle Thief.

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October 2019 by Kerry Skinner

‘The Bicycle Thief’ screens at the Global Voices Film Festival in San Francisco; raising money for UN Women’s initiatives.

This festival seeks to empower women by creating a space for women’s voices & stories. Profits from the festival go to fund UN Women’s life-changing global programs and initiatives. We are very proud to be a part of such a great festival.

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March 2019 by Kerry Skinner

‘The Bicycle Thief’ will be screening at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival

The Bicycle Thief has been selected to screen In Competition as part of the Mo and Friese programme at this BAFTA qualifying festival.

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March 2019 by Kerry Skinner

THE BICYCLE THIEF – OFFICIAL SELECTION – BARCELONA SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

‘The Bicycle Thief’ has been selected to compete in the BCN Sports Film 2019 in Barcelona from June 3rd to 9th, 2019.

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March 2019 by Kerry Skinner

THE BICYCLE THIEF – OFFICIAL SELECTION at the (“Oscar-Qualifying!”) Cleveland International Film Festival

‘The Bicycle Thief’ will be screening in competition at the “Oscar-Qualifying” Cleveland International Film Festival from March 27 – April 7, 2019.

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March 2019 by Kerry Skinner

THE BICYCLE THIEF – OFFICIAL SELECTION – CINEMAGIC FILM FESTIVAL, BELFAST

‘The Bicycle Thief’ has been selected to screen at the Cinemagic Film Festival, Belfast in March 2019 as part of their ‘On The Pulse’ programme.

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February 2019 by Kerry Skinner

The Bicycle Thief – Official Selection – Sedona International Film Festival

‘The Bicycle Thief’ is among the Official Selections screening at the Sedona International Film Festival in February, 2019. Park Bench Pictures’ previous feature, ‘Common People’ won the Independent Spirit Award there in 2013. It’ll be great to be back among the red rocks of Arizona.

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October 2018 by Phil Sealey

World Premiere of The Bicycle Thief

Our latest short film, The Bicycle Thief will have it’s World Premiere at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival outside San Francisco on October 6th, 2018 as part of their Mind The Gap Programme. Shot over two days in April 2018 by a production team that was over 70% female, we’re incredibl proud to be included […]

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April 2018 by Phil Sealey

The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s Alexa Challenge 2018

The script for a new short film by Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander called, The Bicycle Thief has been chosen for Directors UK’s ALEXA Challenge 2018. Full details of the competition can be found here: https://directors.uk.com/news/challenge-alexa-2018/ but the gist is that Park Bench Pictures will recieve an incredible amount of support from both Directors UK and Arri, including the most sought-after camera […]

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January 2017 by Phil Sealey

Kerry Skinner Selected for WFTV Mentoring Scheme 2017

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women who have more than five years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production and are looking to take a significant step in their career. The scheme runs for six months, during which time participants receive six hours of mentoring contact with an experienced industry […]

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