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Frankenweenie European Premiere to open the 56th BFI London Film Festival

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 10 October with the European Premiere of Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton.  In partnership with American Express and Disney, and in a first for the Festival, the Opening Night screening and red carpet will go live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI Imax and 30 screens across the UK.  The Festival will also...

All about Evil goes to Berlin after a successful festival circuit

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SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BERLIN-EF ALL ABOUT EVIL Starring Natasha Lyonne (But I'm a Cheerleader, American Pie), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Foreverland),Ashley Fink (Glee), Jack Donner (J.Edgar, Stigmata)  **Multiple Award-Winning Film, including Toronto Film Festival/After Dark for Best Independent Feature Film & FantaspoaFantastic Film Festival for Best Film & Audience Award**          ALL ABOUT E...

REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL Update: First entry in the bag for 2012

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PERSONAL VISION: Phillipps set to screen his film at the 2012 RFF. The 2012 iteration of the Reggae Film Festival is already boasting its first entry. Home, Sweet Harlesden, a documentary recording the oral histories of some the earliest Caribbean immigrants to Britain was produced by Anton Phillipps, a Kingston-born actor (he later attended Manchester High) before his family moved him to Washington DC, where he graduated high school. He then moved to England in the 1960s and attend...

Plus Camerimage announces lineup

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The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE, has announced the entries screening in its main competition as well as the films competing in the Feature Length Documentary, Short Documentary, Polish Films, Music Videos, Student Etudes, Directors’ Debuts and Cinematographers’ Debut categories. The festival’s prestigious Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon main competition titles representing the year’s greatest achievements ...

UFO 0110 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012

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  Introduction The 0110 International Digital Film Festival is back - bigger, better, bolder and brilliant as ever. The 0110 IDFF was the brain child of ''Madhureeta Anand'', the Festival Director, with the objective of designing room for new films and setting up new vistas in the sphere of digital cinema. In three booming years, the festival grew to become international, comprising of eminent jury and audiences alike. While the first edition was an Indo-Brit collab...

CREATE11 programme highlights

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CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London, celebrating the intrinsic creativity of the area and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The festival presents over 200 homemade, world-class events profiling east London creativity taking place in surprising spaces: a disused motorway undercroft in Hackney Wick; London’s historic music halls; a 1980’s building in Canary Wharf; a WWII bunker in Dalston; a floating cinema on the waterways of east London; a shop turned into...

CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London

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Friday 24 June to Monday 25 July www.createlondon.org  PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London, celebrating the intrinsic creativity of the area and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The festival presents over 200 homemade, world-class events profiling east London creativity taking place in surprising spaces: a disused motorway undercroft in Hackney Wick; London’s historic music halls; a 1980’s building in Canary Wharf; a WWII bu...

Industry event during the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Fest in Prague

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  Documentary Campus Industry Session 11-13th March Prague, Czech Republic   "One World, Many Ways" - New Directions in Human Rights Documentaries   Documentary Campus is honoured to present a three-day industry event during the acclaimed One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (8-17 March 2011). Thought-provoking panels and case studies for industry professionals will be run parallel to workshops on low budg...

London Short Film Festival award winners:

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UK FILM COUNCIL AWARD FOR BEST UK SHORT at the 8th London Short Film Festival went to:PARIS / SEXY (Ruth Paxton)Judges statement: "The film that had the biggest impact on us mixed a creepy surrealism with a believably rendered world as seen through the eyes of Greer, a complex and intriguing lead character that had us talking long after the film had finished. From it's production design, to the tone shifts leading to its dramatic climax this film is stylish, distinctive, sexy and horrific."UK F...

Insight Film Festival Opens Call for Entries for 2011 Festival

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INSIGHT FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!   Insight is an international film festival with a focus on Faith, calling upon filmmakers to use faith as a topic. Films about any faith are welcome, made by people of all faiths and none. The next Insight Festival will take place in November 2011 in Manchester and London, UK and will be streamed live across the web.    By entering the festival your film may be viewed by some high profile industry professionals an...

Gemma Deerfield

ME: Hello to all my readers! I want to introduce you to the great actress/writer/producer Gemma Deerfiled here today to speak with us about her past, present and future film adventures.     GEMMA DEERFIELD speaks in detail about each film.    Breathe (2009) - I was asked by Nick Winter (the director) if I would lIke to get involved as a producer. They had a few odd jobs that ne

National Theatre Live: A Hybrid of Film, Television and Theater

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  In these days of high cost travel and rapidly shrinking bank accounts, I quietly considered the bundle I had saved by not needing to board the Concorde to attend the hit London production of the Victorian satire LONDON ASSURANCE, the latest offering from the National Theatre's worldwide satellite broadcasts. Sitting in the plush, air-conditioned environment of the Jacob Burns Film Center thirty miles from New York City, I could only marvel at the experience of a delicious "nig...

Imagining Love

Director: Nick Gillespie.
Born off the back of the "credit crunch" Imagining Love is an ambient short film which works as a puzzle between 4 very different characters, each of them offering up ideas of imagination, false reality, escape from modern day pressures, and love.

KINOFILM 2010 HIGHLIGHTS

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KINOFILM FESTIVAL 2010HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED  LINE-UP PREVIEW FEATURESPREMIERES AND EXCLUSIVE EVENTS WITH SHORTS, FEATURES ANDWORKSHOPS   The KinofilmManchester European Short Film Festival 2010 is pleased to announcea selection of highlights from a line-up that offers an ambitious, accessibleand wide ranging week of new film and filmmaking events in Manchester, 27 April– 2 May.   As ever, short films are themain focus of the festival, which showcases a kaleidoscope of new talent. Oversix da...

Lodo

Director: Karlos Alastruey.
A teenage girl wals by a beach at sunset when she steps on a red viscous substance.

Next Submissions Deadline

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Kinofilm European Short Film Festival – MANCHESTER (Feb 2010) LATEST NEWS: Calling all Short Filmmakers – the ‘early-bird’ deadline to KINOFILM has now passed. Filmmakers now have until the end of September to get their films in the post (although we will accept the arrival of films for this deadline in our office upto 2nd October to allow for postal delays in the current British postal dispute in some parts of the country). The cost of submitting films to this deadline is £15.00 ...

Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM

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Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM KINOFILM, Manchester International Short Film Festival  Kinofilm announces a special Call for Entries for POLISH short films to its new European Short Film Festival in 2010.  The 11th edition of the Festival will take place in Manchester from 23rd - 28th February 2010, as a European Short Film Festival and invites submissions from all over Europe including former Eastern Europe and Baltic States.  Kinofilm is currently looking fo...

Introducing Manchester's Fourth Kurdish Film Festival

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4th Manchester Kurdish Film Festival14th -16th  August 2009 Cornerhouse Manchester will be the venue for the 4th Annual Manchester Kurdish Film Festival, which returns in August for an enticing weekend of feature films, shorts, and Q&A sessions with international directors. The festival programme offers eight feature films including one partnership screening with Family Friendly Film festival, one documentary programme and a second partnership screening with KINOFILM. We have a fantastic l...

URGENT CALL: Kurdish Diaspora filmmakers in Europe

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URGENT CALL: Kurdish Diaspora in Europe For inclusion in a special Kinofilm programme as part of the Manchester  Kurdish Film Festival, Kino is seeking urgently, short films from Kurdish filmmakers residing in any part of Europe. This is special European programme to show how Kurdish filmmakers have intergrated into Western Film industry and to show participation between Kurdish / European filmmakers and collaborative co-productions. The programme is to take place in three weeks ...

Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils program

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The 11th Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils a packed programme of films, fun and activities from 25 June to 9 July at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS FAMILY GALAFestival organisers have announced that the family gala at this year’s Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival is a preview screening of the summer blockbuster Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs. This much anticipated animation screens at the festival on Sunday 28 June and follows ...

In competition: "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach

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About the film: The Cannes Film Festival loves football… One year after having Maradona on the Croisette for the Out-of-Competition documentary, Maradona by Kusturica, the Festival clearly shows its love of soccer by including a film featuring another legend, Eric Cantona in the company of the director, Ken Loach with the Competition feature Looking for Eric. Other cast member Steve Evets plays the postman from Manchester whose life is in upheaval, and who attempts to ward o...

Cannes Cinefondation next session, under Gilles Jacob presidency

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18th Session March, 2 to July, 15 2009 Jury's president : Gilles Jacob Participants Andreas Bolm Andreas Bolm was born in 1971 in Cologne, Germany, from a Hungarian mother and a German father. After working as a musician and sound engineer in Manchester, England, he began to experiment in photography and video. He studied film and theatre science in Berlin and at the film FAMU academy in Prague. In 1999, Andreas enrolled in the documentary department of the University of Televi...

exposures: New talent in moving images

exposures: new talent in moving image the UK’s largest festival of student image work, which takes place every year in Manchester. It offers a host of opportunities to watch new work by promising talents, network with fellow filmmakers and learn more about the industry from renowned professionals.

Duty Calls

Director: Paul Blinkhorn.
In the early hours of the morning Dave, a dieting, middle-aged security guard, awakens from his customary nap, alone in an expansive and eerie warehouse. Up a rickety old lift and through starkly lit corridors, Dave is suddenly confronted by a droning vending Machine.

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