Where: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
When: 6th and 7th May 2006
Tickets Adults/Children: Day tickets £7.50/£4.00 Weekend tickets £12.00/ £6.00
NEC Box Office: 0870 730 0063
Are you an Armchair Warrior? From 6th to 7th May 2006 at the NEC, Birmingham, Seni06 Exhibition, Europe’s largest Martial Arts exhibition, will host the UK’s first ever Martial Arts Film Festival. The Seni06 Film Festival presented by Tiger Eye will showcase six martial arts movies as well as host special events, seminars, and discussion groups set up to celebrate martial arts cinema.
- Celebrity martial artists are expected, as the Seni06 Film Festival in association with the Contender Entertainment Group proudly announces a one off screening of the hugely anticipated Spirit of Kings; the follow up to Tony Jaa’s highly acclaimed Ong-Bak, which will hit cinemas this summer.
- The premiere of Luc Besson’s District 13, from Momentum Pictures, will be the highlight of the film festival on Sunday 7th May. The film is an explosive French mix of martial arts and Free Running and is due for general release later in May.
- Gordon Liu, Johnny Mo in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill 1 and Kung Fu master Pei Mei in Kill Bill 2, will be one of the star appearances to the Festival and expo. He is famed for many cult martial art movie classics, most notably the Shaw brother’s classic, 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
- John Saxon, co star of Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon will also make the trip to Seni06. In association with Red Lizard and BBLA John will talk about that historic film, his interaction with Bruce Lee and show rare, unseen footage of the legend.
The film festival will follow a two day schedule and as well as Spirit of Kings and District 13, will feature films such as Arhats in Fury, Hapkido, Trinity Goes East and Fist of Shaolin. Actors such as Danny Jon Jules (Blade II/Red Dwarf) and Tamar Hassan (The Business) will use the Festival to promote their new British no nonsense action comedy “Sucker Punch”, coupled with appearances from the likes of UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, guest speakers and mind defying displays, The Seni06 Film Festival is an event no martial arts movie nut can afford to miss. Tickets are set to be highly sought after, as they will be allocated free of charge on a first come basis from the Bruce Lee stand within the main exhibition.
With the introduction of the film festival, Seni continues to offer an extensive range of fight sports, classic martial arts, culturally stimulating displays and cutting edge health and fitness knowledge under one roof. As an exhibition, Seni has a show floor packed with the most innovative suppliers in everything fighting arts as well as fitness & nutrition, merchandise, film, gaming and the armed forces.
“Whether you are a fight fan or into martial arts movies we believe there is something for everyone at Seni06” says Paul Alderson, Seni Organiser.
For information and materials re. Spirit Of Kings, contact:
Richard Larcombe at The Associates. Tel: 0207 907 4770 email@example.com
Article by: UKMA.
Article date: March 2006.