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"Through the Pane" to play London with Portobello Film Festival!

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"Through the Pane" will play the Portobello Film Festival in London, UK on September 5th, 2016. Helmed by Dawn Westlake and based on a memoir chapter by her father Donald G. Westlake, "Through the Pane" was shot/edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig and scored by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Gregory was recently nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award for the film's score by SoundTrack_Cologne in Germany. For more info and to see a trailer: http://dawnwestlake.com/ronde...

Stephen Dunn on his debut feature Closet Monster

  Stephen Dunn is a Canadian director, writer and producer and Closet Monster is his first feature film. It premiered at TIFF 2015 and received the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Closet Monster tells the story of teen boy Oscar, growing up with his single dad. Oscar is working in the local supplies store but aspires to go to NYC and study to become a production designer and photographer. When he meets his fellow colleague Wilder, Oscar is enchanted by his charm a...

London FF 2015: Simon Stone on his debut feature The Daughter

Simon Stone is mostly known for his work in theatre. His adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck received great reviews, characterised as a ‘searing modern-day tragedy’ after its Barbican premier last year. In The daughter, Stone adapts the original script for the big screen, creating a tantalising family drama, set in rural Australian countryside. Geoffrey Rush stars as local factory owner Henry, whose son Christian (Paul Schneider) returns after years of absenc...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

Invitation > Shooting the Truth (free screening at Rich Mix, London)

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The Insight Film Festival cordially invites you to "Shooting the Truth", an evening of Insight award-winning short films (from the UK and around the world) and Q&A discussion at 7.30 pm on 20 October 2015 at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, London. Admission is free. (Rich Mix programme page | tickets | map) ...

EXPLOSIVE EVENING FROM ARTEM SPECIAL EFFECTS, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   EXPLOSIVE EVENING FROM ARTEM SPECIAL EFFECTS, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp Award-winning creates SFX at its headquarters in Perivale, London On July 16, the award-winning special effects company Artem opened its doors in Perivale, London, to showcase a number of awe-inspiring physical special effects. From pyrotechnics to atmospherics, Artem demonstrated its full range of skills and on-fiel...

Games People Play to London for the Portobello Film Fest in September!

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"Games People Play" will unspool in London in the Portobello Film Fest on September 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE! The noir comedy was written/helmed by Dawn Westlake and stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Johnson will next be heard on the score for the Tom Tykwer-helmed and Tom Hanks-starrer "Hologram for the King", based on the Dave Eggers novel. For more info on ...

Scorsese's Polish Film Series Comes to the U.K.

Over a year since it made its debut at New York's Lincoln Center last February, Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, a traveling exhibition comprising 21 feature films, has screened at over 30 venues from coast to coast across North America. The series includes works by legendary directors such as Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and others, which have never previously been showcased on such a grand scale.   Havi...

Shorts Up

Shorts Up is a monthly short film event held right in the center of London at Upstairs at the ARTS across from Leicester Square tube station.

 

Shorts up brings together upcoming talent alongside established film making figures for a night of short films, music videos, documentaries, live music and networking.

 

Set up by Faktem Films to support upcoming talent, Shorts Up aims to provide a monthly platform for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work whilst networking with other industry professionals. The night is more than just a short film night - it's for filmmakers programmed by filmmakers.

 

Submissions are open to anyone with a short film, documentary or music video with selected films being screened at our central London venue Upstairs at the ARTS. Unlike many events, we do not operate on a one-off submission chance, if we are unable to programme a film in the next event it will continue to be considered for future events.

 

Each evening will feature approx 1hr40m of short films, with live music before and after the screenings. The venue's bar will stay open exclusively for anyomne with a ticket for a chance to network and meet other people in the industry.

Submissions are only £5 are operate on a rolling deadline at www.shortsup.co.uk

Tickets for the event are available for £9 on the event website.

 

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Shorts Up

Shorts Up is a monthly short film event held right in the center of London at Upstairs at the ARTS across from Leicester Square tube station.

 

Shorts up brings together upcoming talent alongside established film making figures for a night of short films, music videos, documentaries, live music and networking.

 

Set up by Faktem Films to support upcoming talent, Shorts Up aims to provide a monthly platform for established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work whilst networking with other industry professionals. The night is more than just a short film night - it's for filmmakers programmed by filmmakers.

 

Submissions are open to anyone with a short film, documentary or music video with selected films being screened at our central London venue Upstairs at the ARTS. Unlike many events, we do not operate on a one-off submission chance, if we are unable to programme a film in the next event it will continue to be considered for future events.

 

Each evening will feature approx 1hr40m of short films, with live music before and after the screenings. The venue's bar will stay open exclusively for anyomne with a ticket for a chance to network and meet other people in the industry.

Submissions are only £5 are operate on a rolling deadline at www.shortsup.co.uk

Tickets for the event are available for £9 on the event website.

 

#PullYourShortsUp      @ShortsUpLDN

London Fest wrapped with an audience record of 163,300

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, closed tonight with the European Premiere of Fury and announced the highest ever attendance in the Festival’s illustrious history, with a 163,300 audience turnout, and an additional UK-wide audience of over 12,000. Festival Director Clare Stewart has offered audiences a rich and diverse selection of films and events introducing the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide au...

WILD: London FF Review

Wild, dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014, US      It is rather a common thing to push ourselves beyond the borderline in an attempt to see what it takes to confront our fears. This challenge now has potentially evolved into the journey of encountering our dreams and testing our capability to either pursue or quit them; but is it easy to define a dream as a ‘to quit’ or ‘to live’, before knowing the cost?    Wild is about dreams. Or, to be m...

International Stars Come Out For The 58th London Film Festival

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The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announce the additional international stars and filmmakers attending this years’ Festival. Joining the line-up for gala presentations are Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Miles Teller, Taron Egerton, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Dimitri Leonidas, Kim Bodnia, Xavier Dolan and Helen McCrory.    Further actors and filmmakers presenting their work at the Festival include Maisie Williams, Muna Ot...

The Martini Effect to open the Portobello Film Fest in London!

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"The Martini Effect" will open the Portobello Film Fest in London on August 28th at 7pm! Admission is free! For more info, please visit: http://portobellofilmfestival.com/2014/aug28-kph.html The film was written and directed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods. shingle. The film was shot by Brandon Bondehagen on Canon's C300. Starring Emanuele Secci, Dawn Westlake, David Razowsky and Susan Messing, the film is a non-linear portrait of a relationship in crisis...

57th BFI London Film Festival closed tonight with the World Premiere of SAVING MR. BANKS

The 57th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, closed tonight with the World Premiere of SAVING MR. BANKS. Clare Stewart, in her second year as Festival Director has offered audiences a diverse range of international films in what has been widely regarded as one of the strongest programmes in recent years. 2013 has seen the Festival consolidate last year’s successful growth, with an audience of 151,000. The Festival screened a total of 235 fiction and docum...

The 57th London Film Festival, Oct 9-20, 2013

The New York Film Festival opened with Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips” and will close with Spike Jonze’s “Her,” while the 57th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 9-20th) opens with Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips” and closes with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks.” On a more serious note, “Drones” by director/producer Rick Rosenthal, will be screening at the festival on Oct 19 and 20th, and is a MUST SEE if ...

Packed London Film Festival programme launched

        Friday, 4 October 2013 A huge range of events, screenings and services is announced for the industry programme at the 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) The 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today reveals an excitin...

Wajda's “Walesa: Man of Hope” Fast-Tracked For U.K. and Ireland Release

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The past couple of weeks have been good ones for legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda. His latest film Walesa: Man of Hope which chronicles the rise of Lech Walesa, who became Poland's first president of the post-communism era, received a standing ovation following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 5, and screened earlier this week at the Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. Since then, the film has garnered lots of favorable reviews, generati...

Welcome to the 57th BFI London Film Festival

Welcome to the 57th BFI London Film Festival  It is a superlative year for cinema from around the world and we are delighted to be presenting so much of it in London this October. This is especially true for British filmmakers and creative talent working in front of, and behind the camera, both at home and abroad. For the first time since 2006, the BFI London Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala is a film from a British director: we are thrilled to welcome Paul Greengrass back to Lon...

"Found Objects" to play Portobello Film Fest LONDON!

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"Found Objects",written and directed by Dawn Westlake, will play the Portobello Film Festival at Westbourne Studios, London on Sat., 14th September, 2013. The film stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, and Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney and in the US for his role in "Nobody Walks", the 2012 Sundance Film Fest Producer's Award winner. The film won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2013 CinemAvven...

ENTER YOUR FILM

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  ENTER YOUR FILM: The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards (Powered by Ford)  SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EUROPE: We’ve kept it simple… There are 3 categories for entries:   SHORT All short film genres except music-based should be submitted in this category (ie. short fiction, animation, short documentary, motion design). Films should be under 20 mins in length.   MUSIC-BASED Music promos & innovative / experimental...

ENTER YOUR FILM

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  ENTER YOUR FILM: The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards (Powered by Ford)  SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EUROPE: We’ve kept it simple… There are 3 categories for entries:   SHORT All short film genres except music-based should be submitted in this category (ie. short fiction, animation, short documentary, motion design). Films should be under 20 mins in length.   MUSIC-BASED Music promos & innovative / experimental...

ENTER YOUR FILM

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  ENTER YOUR FILM: The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards (Powered by Ford)  SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EUROPE: We’ve kept it simple… There are 3 categories for entries:   SHORT All short film genres except music-based should be submitted in this category (ie. short fiction, animation, short documentary, motion design). Films should be under 20 mins in length.   MUSIC-BASED Music promos & innovative / experimental...

Zookastar, London

Zookastar is a hybrid 4 day event set in London from 31st October to 3rd November 2013 dedicated to all things filmic.  Our site is being built under the iconic Battersea Power Station.  We have collector's fairs, auctions, signings, 3 x cinemas, interactive workshops, feature film launches, film and music video making competitions, and animation special events with Aardman Animations.  The event is spread across 7 zones; Bollywood, Horror, Movie Production, Action Adventure, Toys & Robots, Costumes & props and Comics & Popular Culture.

We are having special guests daily; confimed to date are Asia Argento, Aardman Animations, The Lost Picture Show, Cosprop,  Straight 8, Bloody Cuts, Vidoepia, British Action Academy, London Sunt School, BAFTA winning production designers and costumiers and many more names to announce over the coming months. 

 

 

57th London Film Festival Dates Announced!

  BFI Head of Exhibition and Festival Director Clare Stewart announced today that the 57th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, will take place from Wednesday 9 October until Sunday 20 October 2013. The highly regarded BFI London Film Festival champions creativity, originality, vision and imagination by annually showcasing features,documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films from around th...

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