search for something...

search for something you might like...

Florence Has Left The Building and other shorts - Christmas at Argo Lake tests the off-festival film circuit

Florence Has Left The Building and other shorts - Christmas at Argo

Lake tests the off-festival film circuit

by Lake, Editor, London
first published: November, 2021
Florence uses the confusion caused by the double booking of Elvis impersonators at her retirement home as a cover to plan her escape

Outside of the festival circuit it’s difficult for a filmmaker to get much traction with a short film. Sure, you can put the film on YouTube or Vimeo and hope somebody stumbles across it or you can bombard your social media followers with news of and links to a film they probably already know about it (and possibly helped to fund).

It’s more useful if the film is hosted as part of a curated list, echoing the strands of a festival programme, so we thought we’d call your attention to the website Argo which is a platform to showcase curated programmes of shorts. Their aim is to provide a place where filmmakers can connect with a global audience. Most of the content is free although there are options to subscribe for premium access to exclusives.

If you’re a filmmaker you can submit a film. And the fees from subscribers go towards paying royalties to the filmmakers through revenue sharing. There are monthly updated playlists and because it’s that time of year December sees a special selection of Christmas films. And may we heartily recommend the black comedy Florence Has Left The Building directed by Mirrah Foulkes in which the foul-mouthed, cantankerous pensioner Florence, played by Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) uses the confusion caused by the double booking of Elvis impersonators at her retirement home as a cover to plan her escape.


Essential information
Argo is at https://watchargo.com/
Image – Jacki Weaver as Florence

Lake
Editor, London

Kirk Lake is a writer, musician and filmmaker. His published books include Mickey The Mimic (2015) and The Last Night of the Leamington Licker (2018). His films include the feature films Piercing Brightness (2014) and The World We Knew (2020) and a number of award winning shorts.


about Lake »»

john robinson week in outsideleft logo
Florence uses the confusion caused by the double booking of Elvis impersonators at her retirement home as a cover to plan her escape

OUTSIDELEFT Week in Music

view on youtube

RECENT STORIES

RANDOM READS

All About and Contributors

HELP OUTSIDELEFT

Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]

WRITE FOR OUTSIDELEFT

If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]

outsideleft content is not for everyone