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20th Century Flicks is the oldest video store in the World. Its small, close-knit crew has unwittingly become custodians of the largest collection of movies in the UK, and faces a constant struggle to adapt and survive in the age of streaming and downloading.
It’s an ode to the video shop experience and a bygone way of watching movies. With studios like Disney launching their own streaming services and joining industry kingpins such as Netflix and Hulu, we have an almost endless flow of entertainment available at the click of a button. It’s amazing to me that a little independent video store can survive the Netflix cull and even outlive Blockbuster. Drop into the shop next time you’re in Bristol for a dose of movie nostalgia, have a chat about film and go home with a VHS rarity and a bag of popcorn.
Arthur Cauty is an award-winning filmmaker, director & cinematographer, an avid traveller, pro-wrestling enthusiast and musician.
Cauty’s work includes the critically-acclaimed feature documentary A Royal Hangover starring Russell Brand (available on Amazon Prime), award-winning short Invisible, and a series of pioneering campaign films for the World’s leading digital performance marketing agency iProspect. His films have been featured by the likes of The Huffington Post, BBC, The Guardian & The Metro, included in the ‘Top 10 Films to Watch’ at the Academy Award qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, screened theatrically from Hollywood to Adelaide, and broadcast in the US, Europe, Asia & Russia.
As a cinematographer & stock footage artist Cauty has provided film and video content to Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal NBC, Disney, Fox, BBC, ABC, TBS, CBS, Vice, Channel 4, ITV, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Sony, Microsoft & The Lonely Planet.Prior to directing, he worked as a camera operator and editor with BAFTA award-winning director Tal Rosner on abstract film accompaniments for The Pet Shop Boys’ and The New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, and on live sports coverage for Fox Sports, Sky & CNBC.
Dear Filmmakers & Creatives,
We must announce that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our West Europe International Film Festival: Brussels Edition 2020.
With the festival set to be three months away we feel that the world still has a lot of healing to do and hosting the event would be too impactful on the health and safety of all involved as our attendees join us from all around the world.
We have already finalised our dates for 2021 in Brussels and will be back with this leg of our festival compass in August next year.
We are also going to be extending the submission period for the event on FilmFreeway.
Thanks for your support & understanding during these difficult times around the world.
Keep safe and keep on creating.
Dan & Steve