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One week to go until Cornwall Film Festival 2012!

    The 2012 Cornwall Film Festival kicks off on Thursday 8th November and runs throughout the weekend until 11pm on Sunday 11th at Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay. There are more feature films in this year's programme than ever before as well as wonderful short films from our very talented Cornish filmmakers and a wide selection of international films. There are a number...

Everything's Coming Up Docs!

Suddenly this summer documentary festivals seem to be mushrooming across England.On the eve of Cannes I attended a crowded croissants and coffees Launch for the Sheffield DocFest, in the smart offices of the The Guardian newspaper in Kings Place, on the fast-developing side of the Kings Cross railway station.It was a very professional presentation by the Festival Board and programmers with many clips of selected entries, and ample footage of previous festivals which seem to have filled t...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Deadline May 1st

Thurrock International Film Festival is the UK’s newest international short film festival, taking place in Thurrock, Essex in June this year. The festival is an open competition that anybody can enter and they have nine categories including one just for students and one for under 16's. All categories can be entered by anybody worldwide. There are trophies and professional software on offer as prizes, nominated films will also be seen by our panel of celebrity judges and industry professio...

Further reasons to enter your work at NYIIFVF: it's about success

Showing your film at the NYIIFVF is a great way to get it noticed!  Many of the films we screen have gone on to achieve success through domestic and international distribution.  A lot of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores.  The Derby Stallion: One of the discoveries of NYIIVF  The Derby Stallion - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment The Final Patient - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Return With Honor - P...

Berwick-upon-Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival highlights

Once Upon a Time: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September... The 7th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is set to return, to celebrate the art of film over one action-packed weekend, Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th Sep. Using Berwick-upon-Tweed as a unique backdrop, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema as a hub, the Festival invites you to join the adventure in various locations across the town, with new venues including Café Curio on Bridge Street and the recently restored Dewar’s Lane ...

Calling for Entries for Design competition

Cornwall Film Festival is calling for entries for a new design competition for the Festival's 2011 promotional materials, with a £100 prize for the winning entry and £25 for two runners up. We are looking for fresh and original new artwork for the Cornwall Film Festival's promotional materials for 2011 that reflects the creative, aspirational, innovative and eclectic nature of the Festival and its filmmakers. The winning design will pick up a £100 cash prize, be seen by thousands of peop...

Call for fnal Entries

This is the Final Call for entries to the Isle of Wight International Film Festival the closing date for entries is 31st MARCH 2011. For further information please visit Isle of Wight International Film Festival Submission Rules Page We look forward to any final entries to this new Festival in the UK ...

Minghella Film Festival 11/13 March 2011

   THIRD ANNUAL MINGHELLA FILM FESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, 11 - 13 MARCH 2011   Fans of Antonio Carluccio will be sorry to hear that unforeseen circumstances now prevent him from attending this year's Minghella Film Festival, where he had hoped to be Guest of Honour at Sunday's Big Italian Brunch party.  Signor Carluccio OBE has sent the following message: "I wish everyone at the Minghella Film Festival 2011 all the best and look forward to joining you next time....

Third annual Minghella Film Festival

   Third annual Minghella Film Festival, hosted by the family of the Oscar® winning director Anthony Minghella, opens on Friday 11 March with a gala preview of The Eagle (UK release: 25 March), the latest feature from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) which was produced by Anthony Minghella's close friend, Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral).   Opening night celebrati...

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Sheffield Doc Fest Awards

The winners of the BT Vision Sheffield Doc/Fest awards were announced last night at the Lyceum Theatre at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010. Don't miss the screenings of the winning films TOMORROW at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield...THE SHEFFIELD YOUTH JURY AWARD Awarded to Laura Fairrie forTHE BATTLE FOR BARKINGScreening: SUN 07 NOV / 09.45 / Showroom 1BCS DIGITAL REVOLUTIONS COMPETITIONWinners of the BCS Digital Revolutions short film competition,devised to encourage people to look more closely at how i...

Cumbrian Short Film Awards 2011

What Are The CSFAs?Each year at the festival we celebrate local film making by showing a selection of short films with a Cumbrian connection. In 2009 the Cumbrian Short Film Awards were established to recognise and reward the talented film makers from, or working in, the region.How To EnterThere are two categories of entry: An open category for all types and ages of film maker with a link to Cumbria. A young person category for film makers under 18 years of age with a link to Cumbria.To be cons...

Film Festival film nights

The Isle of Wight International Film Festival started it's run of Fancy Dress film shows, with a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in it's original format at one of the festival's venues in Ryde Isle of Wight. The evening proved a great hit with a number of die hard RHPS fans, many of whom came dressed up for the event. Over the next 5 months the Festival team will be running various special film events to highlight the genres of films that will be shown. ...

3 doc mentaries on film at Sheffield

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 3-7 November Among the 130 film line-up at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest - which includes 15 World Premieres, 26 UK Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 1 International Premiere - are 3 feature docs which look at the art of cinema. Belair (UK Prem) (Brazil 2009 Dirs Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi 80min)THURS 04 NOV / 14:15 Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi’s Belair is about an extraordinary chapter in Brazil’s cinematic history. At a film festival in...

Cornwall Film Festival

2012 Cornwall Film Festival 

Announces Call for Entries 

Film submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for 8-11 November 2012 at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay. 

The earlybird deadline for all categories is 25 June. The normal deadline is 16 July . The late deadline is 1 August. 

The Festival presents, this year, 6 categories:

Films without borders is the international short-film competition, and it is joined by a category, Made in Kernow, which welcomes short films from Cornwall. There is also a categorie which celebrates women filmmakers across the World: Reel Women. The animation categorie: Eye Toons accepts all animation short films from anywhere in the UK. The Edge includes experimental, art and non narrative films from anywhere in the world. Finally the Decent exposure is a categorie for up and coming and student filmmakers.

• Made in Kernow includes films that have a strong link to Cornwall or Cornish culture by non-resident filmmakers – for example, a film that has been wholly or mostly shot in Cornwall.

• The Golden Chough Grand Prize will be awarded to the best film of the Festival.

A full description of categories, eligibility, prizes, deadlines and fees can be found on the Festival website: 

Newry ready for the31st annual Celtic Media Festival

The 31st annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Newry, Northern Ireland from 21st-23rd April.  Last held in Northern Ireland in Belfast in 2003, this is only the fourth time the festival has been hosted in Northern Ireland and the first time in Newry.    The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Canal Court Hotel in the city to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the C...

Borderlines Film Festival opens – the UK's biggest rural film festival

Borderlines Film Festival (Friday 26th February - Sunday 14th March) is the largest rural film festival in the UK. Based in the West Midlands, it spans 80 miles across Shropshire and Herefordshire.  

The festival is hosting more than 200 screenings of over 80 films in 40 venues, attracting nearly 12,000 people. Its films include locally-made gems: Shell Shock, an evocative portrait of a young war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Young Farmers is a documentary following members of Herefordshire Young Farmers Clubs as they face the challenges of keeping farming alive in the county.  Shell Shock is an example of the high quality of films produced in the West Midlands, which has provided the backdrop to a raft of recent film productions. This growing industry has led to an expanding talent base in film production locally. Shell Shock’s premiere takes place at Borderlines on 4th March, when BAFTA-winning producer Natasha Carlish will also conduct a Q&A with its director, James Price. 

In addition, audiences can see a wide range of films including this year’s Oscar nominees (Up in the Air, An Education) and films from a themed ‘Mavericks’ strand, covering features such as Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, classics (Fear Eats the Soul, Chinatown) and a collection of subversive documentaries including Burma VJ and The Yes Men Fix the World.  

Confirmed guests for Borderlines include Sleep Furiously producer Margaret Matheson, while Kevin Brownlow introduces Winstanley, his film about the Diggers during the English Civil War. In addition, Starsuckers director Chris Atkins comes to Hereford Cathedral for a screening of Taking Liberties in a series of BAFTA/Screen West Midlands flagged events.  

Expect lively debates about global and local issues at the Festival’s event ‘Here Comes Everyone :) Citizen Journalism in the Digital Age’ on 3rd March, which includes thought-provoking screenings, incisive discussion and a special hands-on workshop. 

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The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight

  The second edition of the Minghella Film Festival will take place in Newport on the Isle of Wight from 12 to 14 March 2010.  Last year's event showcased Oscar©winning director Anthony Minghella's feature films with introductions by members of his family and interviews with friends and colleagues including Jude Law, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman and Lord David Puttnam.    This year's event continues the personal approach to presenting Anthony Minghella's work with a fasci...