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Colchester Film Festival 2013

Colchester Film Festival is an international short film festival taking place at the Firstsite Gallery in Colchester from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of October 2013 We will be showcasing some of the best short films from the UK and around the world as well as offering a programme of workshops, master classes and panel discussions from industry professionals for anyone wanting to learn more about filmmaking and the film industry. Submissions for this years festival are FREE and now open along with registration for the 48 hour film challenge. The 2012 Festival showcased 41 of the best short films from 13 different countries, from first time filmmakers to Oscar nominated short films. Alongside the films there were film related workshops, master classes and panel discussion from Luke Snellin (BAFTA Nominated Director of ‘Mixtape’), Julian Unthank (writer of the Oscar Nominated ‘Love at First Sight’), Steven Hall (Credits include: ‘War Horse’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Batman Begins), John Wrathall (writer of Good), Matthew McGuchan (Writer of Truth or Dare), Peter Findley (Production Designer: Nine), Toby Roberts, Will Wright and Emma Curtis.

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When social meets spiritual By Monami Ghosh,On 1-01-2013  62  13  0     Filmmaking is a way of life for engineer-turned-director Robin Das. Having made documentary films for a number of years and having won the Bengali Film Journalists’ Award(BFJA) for his documentary, Lovers’...

There is only one direction to go…FORWARD!

I recently read (again) the Steven Spielberg biography by Joseph McBride. There is a passage in the book that always gets my attention. “Early in 1977, when Close Encounters was still months away from completion, George Lucas showed a rough cut of Star Wars (without John Williams’s rousing musical score) at his San Anselmo home, in northern California. The audience included executives of Twentieth Century-Fox; Gloria Katz and William Huyck, who worked on the script; and several of Lucas...

An Exciting Job Offer

Scott Hillier, President of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival and Oscar award-winning independent filmmaker is offering a credit on his latest documentary in exchange for transcription and translation work (Arabic – English). We have been shooting in Libya and have 10 interviews (maximum 30 mins long). This is an unpaid position but you will gain a valuable credit of which you can use in your future filmmaking career opportunities or job prospects. This is a heartf...


'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' will be screening at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in July, and the OzAsia film festival in September. ...

ÉCU's Media Partner: The New Current

ÉCU's media partner, The New Current is a website that offers a fresh stream of student media and is currently running a series of interviews with the student filmmakers who have been shortlisted in the student category of the ÉCU 2012 Film Festival! This interview features the director of 'Goldfish Love', Elin Gronblom, so check it out and stay tuned for more interviews! // Le partenaire média d'ÉCU, The New Current est un site qui propose de divertissement multimédia de nouve...

Route 66 Documentary

  Czech director based in Los Angeles, Ester Brym, has a new film in the works. After her multi-Award winning feature Butterflies that profiled the Internet celebrity, her 2nd feature is much more personal and visually stunning. Autumn of Route 66  documents ones journey through the history, the incredible experience of driving the first American highway, Mother of all roads, the Route 66. Brym is currently in late post-production stage and raising finishing funds to complete the ...

Who won the free ticket to TedX Broadway?

Wider seats, digital distribution, holograms . . . these were just a few of the answers you came up with for the question, "What will Broadway be like in 20 years?" You can read them all here . . ....

Autumn of Route 66 Teaser

Teaser for new feature documentary by director Ester Brym, the Autumn of Route 66

Director Ester Brym introduces new Czech music documentary about Chinaski band

New project from Ester Brym's factory is Czech music documentary called Netoč Nás, Natoč Sebe (Film Yourself, Not Us) featuring the band Chinaski and its fans. Each day during their 2011 World Tour, the fans were told to film whatever happens to them right before the concert and submit the footage for this unusual film inspired by Ridley Scott's Life in a Day. Not only fans, but also all members of the band shot sometimes funny, sometimes sad and sometimes very usual progress of ...

G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition – The Results

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the second annual G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2011, and a prize of €5,000 and a G-SPEED Q drive, is Amateur Film Entry, 'We Miss You' by student filmmakers Steffen Wilhelm (Producer), Sebastian Bandel (Producer), and Hanna Maria Heidrich (Director). The judges favourite, their short film embodies the creative spirit of the competition, focusing on the relationship between humans and nature by asking: What if nature misses us or do...

Submissions for SEE FEST 2012 are OPEN!

Are you a filmmaker whose movie (feature, documentary, animated or short) is thematically tied to South East Europe? SEE Fest invites you to submit your film for the 2012 festival. Films from first-time directors qualify for the Best First Feature Film Award! Please mail the screener to our address at:  SEE FEST - Attn. Programming  7119 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 306  Los Angeles, CA 90046  U.S.A.  SEE Fest 2012 dates: May 3-7, 2012 Submission Dead...

Car Lights Like Tears

Director: Peter Hastie.
A lone soul looks for pity in the night. Text from an anonymous blog.


Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.

MyndPlay Will Blow Your Mind!

The Topanga Film Festival is premiering the new film technology, MYNDPLAY - which allows viewers to control the outcome of a movie using their brain waves. Simultaneously - it trains your brain to focus, stay calm under heightened circumnstances and emotional engagement.   Check it out! Only at the 7th Annaul Topanga Film Festival. ...


GOING HOME is in post production and is in picture edit right now. I am shooting a behind the scenes documentary for the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program. The plan is to submit this to film festivals. I am working on a demo reel for a local actor. ETHAN and Eeny, Meeny Miny, MOE are going through sound editing.  ...

GOING HOME is starting production on May 23, 2011. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

We have assembled a cast and crew of over 50. All of them are experienced in their own field. Our director has over 20 years of experience. We have crew that have worked on Hollywood movies that were made locally. We have actors who have been in movies with A-listers. This is going to be a great film. We plan on submitting it to Sundance. This is an exciting project. We need your support. You can help us and be part of this project. Please donate whatever you can by going to the followin...

Who Am I

Meet some of the filmmaking faces of ÉCU 2011 as they introduce their films and what is was that inspired them to make their way into the world of independent cinema. Rencontrez quelques uns des cinéastes d’ÉCU 2011 dans cette video, où ils introduisent leurs oeuvres et dévoilent ce qui les a inspirés de se lancer dans le monde du cinéma indépendant.

Sam Voutas

Masterclass with Tak Sakaguchi: Acting & Directing Action Films

Tak Sakaguchi is coming to London to attend the 3rd Terracotta Festival on May 7th at Prince Charles Cinema. If you are an aspiring film maker, DOP, action choreographer, or someone interested in action films and how they are made, we are holding a FREE masterclass with action actor and director Tak Sakaguchi on Saturday May 7th,  12.00 - 12.50 Buy a ticket to any film at the festival and register for the masterclass for free.

Tak Sakaguchi Masterclass

Tak Sakaguchi's masterclass on "Directing action movie" May 7th at Terracotta Festival in London

El Cadáver Exquisito | Sets/Installations/Musings

El Cadáver Exquisito | Sets/Installations/Musings by Sombra      To understand a dream we must examine it from every aspect - just as you might take an unknown object in your hands and turn it over and over until you are familiar with every detail of its shape. so you can understand form with out time. There are 2 kinds of electricity, playful static and lightning. Our feasts are the moments we become the needle, sewing our reed roofs, making these s...

PBWIFF Chair Bruce Sutka, Pj Layng, Co-Director, Erica Beahm, filmmaker and Terri Neil, Co-Director

PBWIFF Chair Bruce Sutka, Pj Layng, Co-Director, Erica Beahm, filmmaker and Terri Neil, Co-Director

Local Filmmakers Screening at LAFF 2011

Here's a list of Lancaster area filmmakers screening movies at LAFF on Saturday: After the Game - Stewart Bradley The Thing with 1000 Eyes - Ron Good Last Day - Aaron Keba Return to Red Jade - Lauren Conoscenti Branches - writer/producer Rick Hansberry is local Point Blank - Brian Benzinger Lechuga - Bryan Schaefer HvX - 11-year-old Dylon Prugar Skylar Phalanges: Zombie Hunter - Mike Lombardo ...