Mosaic Films partnered with Film London, the BFI, and London’s Screen Archives network to create an innovative online film initiative and competition. London Recut challenged London’s citizens to explore over three hours of moving image archive material of the city, some of which has been made available for the first time, and use it to create their own films via an easy-to-use online editing tool. The competition was open to everyone, whether a budding filmmaker, a keen historian, or just someone who wanted to have a go.
45 films were submitted to the competition and put to the public vote. A special jury of Londoners then chose the four winners from a shortlist of the 16 most popular entries.
London: A Guide for the Anxious by Nicola Jaberi
A timely guide to the dangers of London, providing key points for the careful and alert individual to remember, obsess over and fear.
Air by Rahim Moledina
A meditation on the spirit of London as seen through the prism of its most trying time – the World War Two blitz.
Everybody’s London by Sarah Charles-Thomas
London – a new home for thousands every year. Capturing the internal journey of a newcomer, this film asks if London changes for them, or do they change for London?
Playing Out by Stevie Gee
Free play in a free city as seen through the eyes of a London youth worker – this is a nostalgia trip well worth taking.