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56th BFI London Film Festival Launch set for October 10 -21,2012

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  Whether you’re a film aficionado diving straight in or a moviegoer coming to the Festival for the first time – this year’s programme is bursting with films and events that will entertain, confront and delight you. We kick-start the Festival with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie, the gloriously crafted, stop-motion 3D animation from Tim Burton, and close our twelve-day celebration of film with the European Premiere of Mike Newell’s visually ravishing adaptation of Great Expect...

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...

British Independent Film Festival Award Nominations

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The British Independent Film Festival Award nominations are here! See below for who will be competing for our shiny awards! The Award Ceremony will close the festival at 10.30pm at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square and will be hosted by Hollywood actor Tamer Hassan (The Football Factory, The Business). BEST FEATURE FILM Jump - Airborne - Flutter - Bashment - Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy BEST DIRECTOR Bindu De Stoppani - Jump Dominic Burns - Airborne Giles Borg - Flutter Rikk...

The Scream Award Nominations

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The Scream Awards, sponsored by Scream Magazine, have announced their Official Nominations today!   These Awards will be presented at the close of the British Horror Film Festival on Saturday October 15th at the Empire, Leicester Square. With the ceremony starting at 10.45pm. THE SCREAM AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST DIRECTOR ANDY THOMPSON - KILL KEITH MARTIN KEMP - STALKER SUSAN JACOBSON - THE HOLDING BEST ACTOR MARC PICKERING - KILL KEITH VINCENT REGAN - THE HOLDING BEN...

It's time for the 2nd British Horror Film Festival!

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The festival promises an incredible line up of films for you and you'll be able to watch these at The Empire, Leicester Square and also at the Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth!   Both venues will be simultaneously screening our Official Selection, whilst the London venue will also be playing host to the Official Award Ceremony at the end of the evening!   Tickets are now on sale and already some screenings are selling out, so don't delay, book today!        The Official S...

The BUFF Blog (July 2011)

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Who would be a media mogul ey? The last few weeks and months has seen the likes of Simon Cowell and Rupert Murdoch become the story for the wrong reasons. For months, the press were told who was in and who was out in the game of musical chairs regarding this year’s X Factor judges. Eventually we said goodbye to Danni Minogue and Cheryl Cole and hello to Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos (Peter Dickson, the voice of X-Factor will certainly have his hands full announcing her name in full e...

China's first sex shop comedy playing at Terracotta Festival this weekend with director's attendance

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 RED LIGHT REVOLUTION was shot in China with Chinese actors and Sam Voutas himself (He was part of the cast of CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH) and is a comedy about a down and out Beijinger who resorts to opening an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood. God knows how it passed the censors - actually, the director is will be there, so you can ask him after the film at the Q&A on Sunday 8th May, 12.15 noon.Or, Come and meet the dire...

Meet the directors for Masterclass at Terracotta Festival Sat 7th and Sunday 8th May 2011

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Open to Terracotta Festival ticket holders/ festival pass holders only.Free, registration required. Terracotta Far East Film Festival invites film-makers, film-students and any Asian film goers to attend our Masterclasses with guest directors.   Masterclass with Sam Voutas RED LIGHT REVOLUTION director: "Turn On the Red Light: Marketing Your Concept" - Saturday 7th May 11am -11.50am Join director Sam Voutas in a Masterclass on how he turned his film concept to a reality. The...

The BUFF Blog (February 2011)

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This month’s blog is guest written by Janice Charles, newly appointed social media strategist for BUFF Enterprises. Well first of all, I don’t want to be seen as a guest because I actually work for BUFF Enterprises. I was actually given permission to hijack Emmanuel’s email accounts and write whatever I liked which in my opinion would continue to get the word out regarding BUFF. Now we all know that Emmanuel could speak for England when it comes to BUFF so I actually offered to pu...

54th London Film Festival - Press Launch

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 This morning, the press launch for the 54th BFI London Film Festival took place in Leicester Square. As usual, Amanda Nevill,  the director of the BFI gave a thank you speech for all the sponsors, old and new, volunteers and benefactors of the festival. She also pointed out that, although the world is not in the best of financial situations, this year we will have a great selection of films demonstrating the importance of the continual of the survival of this industry in the world. Sand...

MEAT THE TRUTH

Director: Gertjan Zwanikken.
The documentary Meat the Truth is the first major project undertaken by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation. Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme (leader of the Party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together. The Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation chose to compile the best scientific information on climate change and livestock farming, which is presently available and to translate this for a broader audience. The film was produced by Claudine Everaert and Gertjan Zwanikken. The calculations on greenhouse gas emissions used in the film derive from and have been validated by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN (FAO), the World Watch Institute, the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University Amsterdam and numerous other authoritative sources. Well-known Dutch celebrities, such as Anthonie Kamerling, Georgina Verbaan, Henk Schiffmacher, Yvonne Kroonenberg, Karen van Holst Pellekaan, Wim.T.Schippers and Dolf Jansen, participated in the making of the Dutch version of this documentary, which has already been deemed better than Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth by the science editors of the quality Dutch daily newspaper, the NRC Handelsblad. In the meantime, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation has also produced an international version of Meat the Truth. This English language film is better tailored to an international public and uses calculations on the carbon savings that may be achieved by reducing one’s meat consumption based on American, rather than Dutch, examples. Many well-known celebrities, such as Pamela Anderson, Bill Maher, James Cromwell, Emily Deschanel, Tony Denison, Esai Morales, Megan Blake, Debra Wilson Skelton, Elaine Hendrix, Kate Flannery, Carol Leifer, Joy Lauren, Hal Sparks, Constance Marie, Kristina Klebe, Skyler Gisondo, Graham Patrick Martin, Greg Vaughan and Touriya Haoud Vaughan, participated in the making of the international version of the film. With this documentary, the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation hopes to make a contribution to the societal discussion about a more plant-based and thus also more animal-friendly diet and society. Moreover, the Foundation also anticipates that the film will provide a showcase for prominent scientific reports about livestock farming and climate change, which unfortunately have thus far proved inaccessible to the general public. The world premiere of Meat the Truth was held on 10th December 2007 in the Tuschinski cinema in Amsterdam. The international version of the film premiered at London's Odeon West End Cinema in Leicester Square on 19th May 2008 and has since also had its premiere screening in the USA at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, LA during the Artivist Film Festival on 3rd October 2008.

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

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