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Mark Playne

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Mark Playne
BornHammersmith, London, England
🏳️ Citizenship British
💼 Occupation
Writer, Director, Producer
Notable workLove at First Sight[1][2][3][4][5]
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Mark Playne is a British film director,[6] screenwriter, and film producer.[7]

Early life[edit]

Mark Playne grew up in Avening where his father had a graphic design and photographic studio where Mark learnt to process black and white photographs when just 6 years old. Mark Playne went to school at Marling Grammar School in Stroud. He then completed a BA Hons in film production at the Capitol Building on school lane in Manchester.

Career[edit]

Whilst at film school, he shot a short film starring the comedian John Thomson and Tony Cairns about climate change and the possibility of future flooding called 'Do Nothing' which went on to win the prestigious [8] Lloyds Bank Student Commercial Awards (now the Kodak Student Commercial awards)[9] Lloyds Bank commercial student competition in 1989. The film was covered in the The Face (magazine) in the August 1990 issue. 'Do Nothing' was then shown as part of a retrospective of films[10] from Manchester at the Cornerhouse Cinema in 2007 and was then screened on Granada TV 6pm news on July 27, 2008 during the national floods.[11]

Mark Playne returned to film making[12] releasing Love at First Sight in 2012.[13][14] which he wrote directed and produced. The film premiered at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in California. At the film's second screening at the Feel Good Film Festival[15] in Hollywood Playne won Best Director.[16] The film has since been selected by more than 140 international film festivals, winning 45 awards spanning 5 continents including the Audience award[17] at Newport Beach Film Festival[18][19] California, the Shin Young-kyun Arts foundation award[20][21] at Asiana Film festival in Korea and best Début film at Rutger Hauer's "I've seen Films" film festival in Italy.[22] The film was also nominated best short comedy at the 2012 Shanghai International Film Festival.[23]

The film was signed by Shorts International aka ShortsTV and released on iTunes in Feb 2015. The film has been selected for the BFI National Archive

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer
2012 Love at First Sight[24] Yes Yes Yes
1989 Do Nothing[25] Yes Yes Yes

Awards[edit]

As Writer Director[edit]

Feel Good Film Festival, Hollywood, United States

  • Best Director[26] - Short Film
    • 2011: Love at First Sight (Won)

Paraj Mumbai Short Film Festival

  • Best Director: Professional Category[27]
    • 2014: Love at First Sight (Won 1st prize)

Gujarat International Film Festival (India)

  • Best Writer and Director[28]
    • 2013: Love at First Sight (Won)

International Film Festival of Kanyakumari (India)

  • Appreciation Award for Excellence in Short Film Making[29][30]
    • 2013: Love at First Sight (Won)

Lloyds Bank Student Commercial Film Competition

  • Best Writer Director
    • 1989: Do Nothing (Won)

As Editor[edit]

Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival (India)

  • Best Editing[31]
    • 2013: Love at First Sight (Won)

As Producer for Love at First Sight[edit]

2015

  • Best Narrative Short - Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival 2015 (USA);[32]

2014

  • Best Film Award - International Festival of Short Films - BEINTEN 2014 (RUSSIA);[33]
  • Cinematic Achievement Award - Carrboro Film Festival 2014 (USA);[34]
  • Audience Choice Award - Sandpoint Film Festival 2014 (USA);[35]
  • Best Short - Jury Award - 2014 YES Film Festival (USA);[36][37]
  • Best Short Film - Art Short - International Film Festival "Prvi kadar" 2014 (Bosnia and Herzegovina);[38]
  • "Film That Changes Perspective" Award - International Film Festival “Seize This Day With Me/Seize The Film!” 2014 (Serbia);[39]
  • Best International Film - Fiction Category - Cinéphile 2014 (India);[40]
  • Best Short Film - “Corti in Cortile” International Short Film Festival 2014 (Italy);[41]
  • Best Short Film - International Competition - São Tomé FestFilm 2014 (Portugal);[42]
  • Best Film - Professional Category - Paraj Mumbai Short Film Festival 2014 (India);[43]
  • Second Prize - Best Short Film International - International Short Film Festival MonfragüeFilms 2014 (Spain);[44]
  • Grand Prix of the Festival - Festival International Du Film De Vébron 2014 (France);[45]
  • Jury Award - Fiction - Muestra Internacional De Cortometraje Ixtenco 2014 (Mexico);
  • Audience Award - Shorts@Fringe 2014 (Portugal);[46]
  • Honorable Mention - Drama category - Hyart Film Festival 2014 (USA);[47]
  • Panorama Audience Award - ODA Tetova International Film Festival 2014 (Macedonia);[48]
  • Honorable Mention - Short Category - Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival 2014 (USA);[49]
  • Best Cinematography - Narrative Short Category - Fargo Film Festival 2014 (USA);[50]
  • Best Spanish Short Film - Festival de Cine de Todos Santos 2014 (Mexico);[51]
  • Best Short. Sweet. Film - Short. Sweet. Film Fest 2014 (USA);[52]
  • Best Short Fiction Film - International Category - Darbhanga International Film Festival 2014 (India);[53]
  • Best Short Film - Relationship Category - Aahan 2014 - Ascend Beyond Aspirations (India);[54]

2013

  • Appreciation Award for Excellence in Short Film Making - International Film Festival of Kanyakumari 2013 (India);[29][30]
  • Best Short Movie Award - Parma International Film Music Festival 2013 (Italy);[55]
  • People’s Choice Award - Best Film - Vagrant Film Festival 2013 (Belarus);[56]
  • Honorary Mention - Fiction Category - Del Festival Internacional Del Cortometraje FIC 2013 (Argentina);[57]
  • "Grand Prix - the film" Award - Krivoy Rog Film Festival "Cinema Under the Stars" 2013 (Ukraine);[58]
  • Best Film - Jury Award - Heathcote Film Festival 2013 (Australia);[59][60]
  • Best Short FICEE 2013 - Festival Internacional de Cine Educativo y Espiritual De Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain);[61]
  • Best International Film - Gujarat International Film Festival (India);[28]
  • Best Actor - Imphal International Short Film Festival (India);[62]
  • Best Film - Audience Award - International Short Film Festival of India (India) 2013;[63]

2012

  • Best Comedy - Jury Award - TriMedia Film Festival (USA);
  • Best Short - Audience Award - Newport Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles (USA) 2012;[64]
  • Shin Young Kyun foundation Arts and Culture award - Asiana International Short Film Festival-(Korea);[65]
  • Best Romantic Comedy - Jury Award - Calaveras International Film Festival, Calaveras, California (USA);[66]
  • Best Debut Film - Jury Award - Rutger Hauer’s ‘I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival’ (Italy);[67]

2011

  • Best Short - Jury Award - Peloponnesian International Film Festival (Greece).[68]

References[edit]

  1. "Film Profile- "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT" (14 min) Director: Mark Playne". The Valley Film Festival. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. "Festival Red Carpet Films: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT" (14 min) Director: Mark Playne". The Travel Film Festival. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. "Featured Film Screenings and more: Love at First Sight - Mark Playne, Director (Short) 14 min". 9th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. "Screenings: Love at First Sight, Director: Mark Playne, 2012, Spain/UK, 14 minutes, Cast: Shane Zaza, Francesca Binefa". Petaluma International Film Festival. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  5. "TOP 20 films after 18, 19, 20 and 21 prescreenings: Amor a Primera Vista/ Love at First Sight- Dir Mark Playne". Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival, Belarus. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. "Mark Playne: Short film credits". Short Film Central. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. "Stroud filmmaker enjoys international success". SoGlos Publishing. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  8. http://www.motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/News_And_Events/News/2008/Apr24_1.htm
  9. http://aub.ac.uk/news/award/national-success-in-the-kodak-student-commercial-awards/
  10. http://www.climatecrunchfilm.com
  11. "rare-thomson-treat-unearthed". Lloyds bank award. Retrieved 17 march 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. http://www.loveatfirstsightfilm.com/ryan-air/
  13. "World Cinema: Love at First Sight by Mark Playne". Chennai International Short Film Festival. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  14. "Film Detail: Love at First Sight". British Council. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  15. http://variety.com/2008/more/news/feel-good-fest-all-for-happy-endings-1117989938/
  16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feel_Good_Film_Festival#2011
  17. http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000491/2012
  18. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/won-352730-best-award.html
  19. http://patch.com/california/newportbeach/newport-beach-film-festival-announces-winners
  20. http://www.aisff.org/2013/html/main/sub.htm?subNum=1&conNum=9&year=2012&lang=_eng
  21. http://aisff.org/2012/html/main/sub.htm?subNum=1&conNum=5&lang=_eng
  22. http://www.rutgerhauer.org/icfilms/
  23. http://www.soglos.com/film/32548/Stroud-filmmaker-enjoys-international-success
  24. http://www.cinemaitaliano.info/news/20249/i-vincitori-della-prima-edizione-del-parma.html
  25. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/comedy-gigs/rare-thomson-treat-unearthed-998622
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  27. "Best Director - Professional Category: "BEST DIRECTOR" (Professional)- Mr. Mark Playne,director of Film "Love At First Sight" (From U.K.)". Paraj Mumbai Short Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Awards for 2013- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". Gujarat International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Appreciation Award Winners 2013: Mark Playne For Excellence in Short Film Making Film : LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT". Kanyakumari International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "Awards for 2013- Appreciation Award Excellence In Short Film Making WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". International Film Festival of Kanyakumari. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  31. "Best Editing: Mark Playne,director of Film "Love At First Sight" (From U.K.)". Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  32. "Cinema On The Bayou 2015 Announces Award Winners". 27 January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  33. "ЛУЧШИХ ФИЛЬМОВ: ЛЮБОВЬ С ПЕРВОГО ВЗГЛЯДА (ВЕЛИКОБРИТАНИЯ)- (Best film : Love at first sight ( UK ))". International Short Film Festival 2014 VDESYATKU. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  34. "Cinematic Achievement Award". The Carrboro Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  35. "Audience Choice Award- Love At First Sight". Sand Point Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
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  39. "Film That Changes Perspective: Love at the first sight by Mark Playne". UHVATI Film. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  40. "'Cinephile' festival awards budding filmmakers!". Zee News. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  41. "Corti in Cortile. Vince il britannico Mark Playne al festival internazionale di cortometraggi e book trailer". Leggimi Online. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  42. "International Winner: short film - Amor a primeira vista". Filmes Premiados FestFilm'14. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  43. "Best Film - Professional Category: First Prize-Film "Love At First Sight" (From U.K. and Spain)". Mumbai Short Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  44. "Best Short Film International: Love At First Sight". MonfragüeFilms Festival 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  45. "Grand Prix of the Festival: Love At First Sight". Palmers 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  46. "Audience Award- Mirateca Arts: Love At First Sight". Mirateca Arts. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  47. "Honorable Mention - Drama category: Love At First Sight". Love Chronicle. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  48. "Awards for 2014: Panorama Audience Award WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". ODA Tetova International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  49. "Honorable Mention - Short Category: Love At First Sight". Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  50. "FFF 2014 Narrative Short Films Announced: Love at First Sight (Mark Playne)". Fargo Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  51. "Awards for 2014 Best Spanish Short Film WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". Festival de Cine de Todos Santos, MX. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  52. "Best Short. Sweet. Film: Love at First Sight". 2014 Short. Sweet. Film Fest. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  53. "Award List 2nd DIFF 2014: International Category- Best Short Fiction Film - Love At First Sight". Darbhanga International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  54. "Awards for 2014- Best Short Film- Relationship Category WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". Aahan: Ascend Beyond Aspirations. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  55. "BEST SHORT MOVIE:(ex aequo) Amore a prima vista (Love at First Sight)". Parma International Music Film Festival. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  56. "People's Choice Award (autumn equinox, 2013)- Love At First Sight, Mark Playne (Spain, UK)". The Vagrant Film Festival- Nomadic Film Club. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  57. "AMOR A PRIMERA VISTA (Love At First Sight), de Mark Playne – INGLATERRA". La Alianza Francesa de Bella Vista. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  58. "Гран-при - фильм "Amor a Primera Vista" Режиссер Mark Playne (Лондон, Великобритания): Grand Prix - the movie "Amor a Primera Vista" Directed by Mark Playne (London, UK)". Krivoy Rog Film Festival. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  59. "Awards for 2013- Jury Award WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". Heathcote Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  60. "Filmgoers flock to Heathcote: The jury prize, Love at First Sight by UK-based filmmaker Mark Playne". Heathcote Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  61. "Mejor cortometraje FICEE 2013 a: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (AMOR A PRIMERA VISTA) de Mark Playne (Best Short FICEE 2013 : LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, Mark Playne)". Festival Internacional de Cine Educativo y Espiritual De Ciudad Rodrigo. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  62. "Second Imphal International Short Film Festival in March 24-28: Love At First Sight". Imphal Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  63. "Audience Choice Award – Love at first sight by Mark Playne London". DBICA Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  64. "2012 Audience Awards- Short Film: Love at First Sight". Patch Media. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  65. "Honorary Mention - Fiction Category- Short Category: Love At First Sight". The 10th Asiana International Short Film Festival. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  66. "Festival Prize Best Romantic Comedy WINNER- Love at First Sight: Mark Playne (1st Sight Films)". Calaveras International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  67. "Best First Work, Provincia di Milano Award: 'Love at First Sight' by Mark Playne (Spain/UK)". Rutger Hauer. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  68. "Best film of the tribute "We can do" for people with disabilities: "Love at first sight" by Mark Playne - UK/Spain". Film Festivals portal & social network. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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