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Smith Cooper announced as headline Sponsors for iD Fest film festival


Posted on 1 May 2013

Accountants Smith Cooper have been announced as headline sponsors for iD Fest, Derby’s film festival, conceived and hosted by QUAD, Derby, and taking place in Derby 9th and 12th May 2013.

Andrew Delve, Managing Partner “Smith Cooper are pleased to be able to support iD Fest, a festival with a growing reputation and fantastic line-up. Smith Cooper is a company with it’s roots firmly in Derby and we are keen to support exciting activities that make Derby a great place to live.”

Adam Buss, Director of Audience Engagement at QUAD added “iD Fest is an ambitious film festival created and organised by QUAD, but wouldn’t happen with the support of partners. Smith Cooper are a perfect match for QUAD and iD Fest as like us they share a passion for Derby and an ambition to let the world know how great a place Derby is to live.”

iD Fest 2013 has the theme of 'Family' and will include showcase events with special guests, industry professionals as well as film premieres, professional practice events and exhibitions, with selected screenings of shorts and features by local and international filmmakers, offering a programme for filmmakers or film fans. The festival will open on Thursday 9th May with a special preview of Ice Man.

iD Fest 2013 will welcome to QUAD guests including; Author, Director, Terry Jones talks about his multi-faceted career including creating The Late Show and as a founder of the legendary Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Martin Stephens will talk about his experiences as a former child actor performing in The Innocents, Hammer Studios’ The Witches and Village Of The Damned; The life and career of Derby-born Sir Alan Bates will be celebrated with a panel discussion with friends, family and contemporaries: Dame Janet Suzman, Photographer Martin Bates, director Mark Woolgar and Radio 4 film journalist Scott Jordan Harris. A veteran of stage and screen, Dame Janet Suzman will also be in conversation with Tony Earnshaw about her lengthy career. Derby actor Jack O’Connell will give a Q&A followed by a preview of his latest film The Liability.

An iD Fest Weekend Pass which entitles entry to all iD Fest events throughout the weekend is available priced at: £55 or £50 concessions. For more information about the iD Fest 2013 programme


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