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The London Screenwriters’ Festival 2013 – it’s like Glastonbury, only for screenwriters and filmmakers,
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Anyone who went to either of the last two Kino screenings will testify: their new venue, Electrowerz, is pretty damn cool. When not hosting the likes of our oh-so-fabulous film night, they make ends meet by showcasing buzzworthy bands like Theme Park, Youth Lagoon, and Braids, and are the venue of choice for hipster weddings. So demand is high, making an early August date difficult to obtain. They thought you’d prefer to spend those days desperately soaking up what’s left of this almighty heatwave anyway, and have …opted to host the fifty-third installment of Kino London slightly later this month, on the 20th August, when they can expect a respectable 18°C – pretty damn cool. Join them for a short film night like no other in London. WANT TO SCREEN AT KINO #53? As always, filmmakers register in advance to screen their short at each event, sight unseen. There are no themes, no pre-selection and no restrictions, other than:
– films must be under 6 minutes
– films must be on DVD
– films must include the Kino logo + screening number (53) at the end, just for our screening
– the filmmaker must present the film in person.
Screening slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to screen your short drop them a line ASAP at email@example.com They’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film, along with your contact details. WANT TO MAKE FILMS WITH THEM? Alongside the open-mic shorts they initiate a new filmmaking project each month that anyone at all can take part in. This month’s team of challengees are in the process of making ‘Reality without the emotion of love’, the results of which shall be pragmatically screened at Kino #53. If you want to take part in August’s challenge session, it’s easy. Just coming along to their screening on 20th August and volunteer. They’ll co-ordinate the team there and then. After that it’s up to you! They’ll also have an extra-special two-week filmmaking challenge between August and September’s screenings. More details about that on the night. If you’ve never made a short, are stuck for an idea, or just want to work with new people, the Kino Challenge is a great way to get those filmmaking juices flowing.
Kino’s Open-Mic Short Film Night (#53)
Tuesday 20th August
at ELECTROWERKZ (AKA ISLINGTON METALWORKS)
7 Torrens Street
Nearest tube: Angel
Doors at 7:30pm, films start 8:15pm
£4 entry, £3 with flyer (save some paper and get it on your phone)
Details Online: http://bit.ly/160zZDW
Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396684510551375/
After a successful first year, we are excited to confirm that the London Feminist Film Festival will return for its second year! From now until the end of August, they are looking for submissions of feminist films from women filmmakers around the world. The deadline is 31st August 2013.
• Women directors from any country may enter. In the case of multiple directors, all should be women.
• Films should deal with feminist issues and/or be feminist in their representation of women.
• Films can be of any length or genre, and from any year.
• Non-English language films should be presented in English-subtitled versions.
Full details can found here
Abertoir, the National Horror Festival of Wales, are looking for professionally made submissions, which may be hosted online (streamed online or file transfer) or on DVD (NTSC/PAL). If selected, DCP (digital cinema) is their preferred screening method, however they are also able to show 35mm, digibeta, HDCam, bluray or DVD. All entries must be received by July 29th 2013. No late entries will be accepted. They are unable to return screeners. There is no submission fee.
They are looking for professionally made features for inclusion in their lineup and welcome submissions from all over the world. Previous films have found sales agents from inclusion in Abertoir’s program. Features should be over 60 minutes and submissions that have received a general UK release (theatrically or on DVD) before the festival will not be accepted. Members of the audience will be voting throughout the festival to determine the Audience Award for Best Film.
The maximum running time for each short film is 15 minutes. Submissions must have been made in 2012/2013. Entries are accepted from around the world however films from the EU will be eligible for the Méliès d’Argent award. The overall winning short film will win the Abertoir Short Film Award. Successful entrants will be responsible for transport of their film. Audience members will be asked to rate each film shown on a scale of 1 to 5. Whether independent or big budget, we are looking for professionally made entries for inclusion in our lineup. Fantasy as well as horror will be considered.
The Méliès d’Argent Award for Best European Short Film
They are proud to be part of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, and eligible short films will be competing towards the highly esteemed Méliès d’Argent for Best European Short Film. The winner of this will additionally be given a nomination for the Méliès d’Or Award for the Best European Fantastic Short Film, to be awarded at the 2013 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain. To be eligible, short films must be under 15 minutes, made in 2012 or 2013, be European and cover fantasy or horror
Full details can be found here
Submissions are now open for Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013.
After a very successful year in 2012 they are back and looking for submissions for this years festival.Greenhorn Short Film Festival was founded to celebrate new and emerging film making talent with an unusual slant. The festival provides a platform for the best upcoming film makers to screen and discuss their work, while offering the audience a unique insight into the creative process through post screening Q&A sessions.
The selected films will be screened as part of the Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 on the 6th – 7th October, which the Directors are invited to attend. They accept films from all genres, including (but not limited to): Documentary, Artist Moving Image, Drama/Fiction, Animation, Music Video, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller and anything else you can think of! Films must be under 15 minutes in length.
To submit a film please visit their website:
The news that British film producer and writer Joseph Lang died last month at the age of 33 was a considerable shock to many in the film industry here. He was a very talented individual working independently who produced some excellent films and had the great success of seeing two of his productions, Thomas Clay’s “The great ecstasy of Robert Carmichael” and “Soi Cowboy” get into competition at Cannes. It was a shock for many people at Non-Multiplex Cinema as we got to know him when we hosted a screening of Soi Cowboy at the ICA. We would therefore like to send our condolences to his family and friends.
One of our favourite festivals, the Terracotta Festival returns for its 5th year anniversary and will expand from the usual four-days to 10 days from Thursday 6 June to Saturday 15 June 2013. The festival will increase the number of films and venues, and still remain in the heart of the capital.
To commemorate this special occasion, Terracotta Festival organisers are delighted to announce that more strands have been added to the line-up. The four strands of the festival are: CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA, IN MEMORY OF: Leslie Cheung & Anita Mui, SPOTLIGHT ON: Indonesia and the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter.
Terracotta Festival will continue to screen its usual selection of best contemporary films from any genre, any Far East country, at the Prince Charles Cinema from 6-9 June 2013. Like previous editions, guest actors and directors will attend the festival to introduce their film, host Q&A sessions, run Masterclasses and interact with festival goers. This will be the CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA section of the festival.
Two prolific and well respected Hong Kong actors, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, passed away unexpectedly, and in tragic circumstances, in 2003. Ten years later, their impression on film lovers around the world is still very strong. Terracotta Festival would like to take this opportunity to present some highlights of their screen legacy.
An additional five days from 11-15 June 2013 have been added for a new section entirely dedicated to an emerging territory. This section will be called “SPOTLIGHT ON:…” and this year the festival will shine the spotlight on contemporary Indonesian cinema.
Taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), this section will showcase the exciting breadth of genres, directors and subject matters from this country.
Whilst the Prince Charles Cinema is a perfect location (leading cult cinema in the centre of Chinatown), the new structure and the ICA will give a wider audience more opportunities to take part in the Festival.
Last but not least, the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter returns following the success of last year’s event. Showcasing the diversity and ingenuity of horror from the Far East, expect a mix of ghosts, monsters, zombies, demons and cold-blooded killers from various East Asian territories.
What is Bobo are the official design sponsors of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival for the 3rd consecutive year, creating the festivals branding, on screen identity and all of it’s promotional material.
Festival Director Joey Leung comments: “It is very encouraging for us to see the growth in audience numbers each year, and the appetite of audiences to explore deeper into this area of International Cinema. This year’s enlarged festival will bring a depth to our programme, a wider range of entertaining stories and an exciting line-up of guests”
Further details can be found here
Terracotta Festival, in association with Cathay Pacific, present an exciting competition to win a trip to the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
Terracotta are partnering with Cathay Pacific to celebrate the launch of their 5th daily London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight. Accommodation is provided by the five star Design Hotels ™ member, The Mira Hong Kong.
To enter the competition, make and submit a short film on the theme: “Asia In London”. The film must last no more than 3 minutes in length.
Submissions are open from Tuesday 23 April and close at 12 noon 20 May.
A panel of judges including guest directors and actors attending Terracotta Festival 2013 will select the winning entry, and the winner notified by 30 May.
The winning entry will enjoy an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival and a prize presentation ceremony.
The prize consists of:
• 2 Cathay Pacific Economy class return flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong
• 3 nights stay at a Design Hotel The Mira Hong Kong including daily breakfast for two
• Winning entry to have an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival 2013
The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Full terms and conditions apply.
Terracotta Festival director, Joey Leung, says: “We are excited to be working with Cathay Pacific and The Mira Hong Kong hotel and they are providing a great, and fun, incentive for people to get creative and win a trip to Hong Kong! We look forward to viewing the submissions.”
‘’As the home carrier for Hong Kong and gateway to Asia, we are delighted to be sponsoring this wonderful competition which we hope will inspire entrants to capture the judges’ imagination. We are looking forward to viewing the winning video and good luck to everyone!’’ Carmen Tse, Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways.
“As a one-of-a-kind design hotel marked by art, music, and cutting-edge technology, we are proud to be involved in the Short Film Competition of The Terracotta Film Festival, alongside with Cathay Pacific, and we look forward to welcoming the winner of this exciting cultural project at The Mira,” shares Executive Assistant Manager, The Mira Hong Kong, Guillaume Gallas.
Believe it or not, Kino London are approaching their 50th screening.
That’s 50 unprogrammed, un-curated, unexpected screenings! They’re not quite sure how they managed to go from one screening to the next with nothing (that’s nothing) programmed, and still end up with a full house each night, but they did! Long may it continue.
Join them for a special birthday screening at the Horse Hospital on Wednesday 8th May. They can guarantee balloons, popcorn, birthday treats and a bumper screening list of shorts, all introduced by their ma…kers.
WANT TO SCREEN AT KINO #50?
As always, filmmakers register in advance to screen their short at each event, sight unseen. There are no themes, no pre-selection and no restrictions, other than:
– films must be under 6 minutes
Screening slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to screen your short drop them a line ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org They’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film, along with your contact details.
WANT TO MAKE FILMS WITH THEM?
Alongside the open-mic shorts you’ll see the results of the Kino Challenge film awarded at Kino #49 (‘Pigeons know things’) and there’ll be the chance – as always – to participate in the new session of Challenge filmmaking that will be happening in the month running up to Kino #51.
If you’ve never made a short, or are stuck for an idea, or just want to work with new people, the Kino Challenge is a great way to get those filmmaking juices flowing.
(PS. … Kino is always a busy one, and the Horse Hospital has a limited capacity of around 100 plus a few standing. Once they’re full they’re full! As you know, they are first-come, first-served with Kino, so all screening filmmakers are requested to arrive early – around 7:30pm/7:40pm to ensure entrance. Thanks!)
Nearest tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)