Behind the Scenes of TOTAL HELL is a feature length mockumentary about a film production, gone wrong. The film follows hapless, egocentric film director “Jamie Gunn” and friends through their filmmaking exploits. The brainchild of filmmaker Andy Wilton, a promos director from the North East of England. The film is based on many of the incidents and bizzarities Andy had witnessed, suffered and caused within the industry. “Behind the Scenes of TOTAL HELL” will be launched free online on April 22nd. You can see the trailer here
The film is being supported by SHOWFILMFIRST and has featured in the Guardian.
Full details can be found on their website
Announcing the next Kino Manchester Shorts event at the Three Minute Theatre. Full details can be found on the facebook invite here
Kino at 3MT DETAILS:
Mon 25th March
Doors open 7pm / start 7.30 pm
£5.00 full price
£4.00 concessions (students / unemployed – Id /evidence must be presented).
Participating filmmakers £3 (unless a donation was made when film was submitted in which case the participating filmmaker will have free admission).
Advance reservations recommended by emailing John as seats are limited – but not essentlal as tickets will be available on the door.See more
The Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, M1 1JG Manchester, United Kingdom
Kino 49 is coming up on Wednesday 27th March from 7.30 with another collection of great shorts. There are no themes and no pre-selection of the films they show. They ask only that films be under 6 minutes, on dvd, and include the Kino London logo (just for the screening). They also stipulate that the filmmaker should be there on the night, of course,… to stand up and say “Hi, I made this!” If you’d like to screen at Kino #49 drop Laura a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film and some contact details. The Kino logos are available to download here http://www.kinolondon.com/about/want-to-screen/. The details for the night are Wednesday 27th March at the HORSE HOSPITAL, Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD Nearest tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) Doors at 7:30pm, films start 8:15pm £4 entry, £3 with flyer (home-printed flyers accepted!) Free Popcorn. The facebook invite is here
Kino 48 is coming up on Wednesday 27th February from 7.30 with another collection of great shorts. There are no themes and no pre-selection of the films they show. They ask only that films be under 6 minutes, on dvd, and include the Kino London logo (just for the screening). They also stipulate that the filmmaker should be there on the night, of course,… to stand up and say “Hi, I made this!” If you’d like to screen at Kino #48 drop Laura a line at email@example.com. She’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film and some contact details. The Kino logos are available to download here http://www.kinolondon.com/about/want-to-screen/. The details for the night are Wednesday 27th February at the HORSE HOSPITAL, Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD Nearest tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) Doors at 7:30pm, films start 8:15pm £4 entry, £3 with flyer (home-printed flyers accepted!) Free Popcorn The facebook invite is here
For many years we have helped spread the word about Rushes Soho Shorts, an excellent short film festival held every year in London. Unfortunately, there won’t be one this year and we wanted to forward on their message on this and to thank them for some great films and events.
“Sadly we have to announce that we will not be holding RSSF 2013. The festival has been a passionate commitment for 14 years; the decision has not been easy to make. We sincerely THANK YOU for your support, for entering your films, for coming to our screenings and events. We’ve had a huge amount of fun meeting everyone over the years and truly appreciate all the films that have been entered for consideration – whether shortlisted or not. Having had the opportunity to see everyone’s work has been a huge privilege and biggest highlight of our year, each year. We want to keep our festival family together. While the festival is discontinued the social media sites will remain – continuing to promote news, screenings and events from the short film world and the festival community. There may even be the occasional event we put together. But that is all to come. For now please join us below to stay in contact…
Join us in our new LinkedIn Group: http://linkd.in/UcDNrH
Follow us on our Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/rushessohoshorts
Follow on Twitter @Sohoshorts: http://twitter.com/#!/sohoshorts
Follow us on our Website/Blog here: www.sohoshorts.com
We hope you have a very festive December. Please stay in touch. Keep making shorts!
Yours as always,
The Soho Shorts Team.”
Greenhorn Short Film Festival is happy to announce a short film programme to be screened at The Dugout, an affiliated Inclusive Women’s Arts Festival. The screening will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2013 at the Hoxton Arches between 11.30am – 5.30pm. The film programme will run alongside a day of inclusive workshops, exhibitions, stalls and collaborative projects. The Dugout is organised and run collaboratively by women with and without learning disabilities and Barnet Mencap.
The Dugout aims to…
>provide a platform for female creativity
>support women with learning disabilities to better access artistic opportunities
>provide a space for women to collaborate and share skills
For further details please go to: www.thedugoutfestival.com
The Raindance Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their 21st annual festival taking place from 25th September – 6th October 2013 in London. They accept narrative and documentary features and shorts, as well as music videos and they’re very proud of their history as a launchpad for new and independent filmmakers. You can submit through their Withoutabox page where you’ll also find their eligibility criteria. Any questions, please get in touch with their team through firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Early Deadline – 17th April
– Regular Deadline – 17th May
– Late Deadline – 1st June
This year will be giving awards for:
Best International Feature
Best British Feature
Best Debut Feature
Best International Short
Best British Short
Short Film of the Festival
Feature Film of the Festival
The winner of Short Film of the Festival becomes eligible for the Oscar longlist. Last year’s winner, Buzkashi Boys, has just made the shortlist for the 2013 Oscars. Incidentally, they also screened Asad, which has also made the shortlist.
Want to say big thanks to anyone who came down to Non-Multiplex Cinema’s first cgiCITY event. Being the first, like the audience, I didn’t know what to expect.
It was really enlightening to see how Will Rockall and John Sellings, who gave the talk, broke down scenes in their films, going through some quite detailed steps. They were like the masked magicians. More…
Imagine – Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher gives you his latest script and asks you to direct it. Bombay Sapphire and Tribeca Film Festival are offering 5 budding filmmakers the chance to make that dream a reality. Submit your take on the Imagination Series script before August 1st here: ow.ly/1Obp4o Absent of all director’s notes, such as genre, characters, location etc, we are inviting budding filmmakers to submit a treatment for the script, for the chance to have it produced with a big budget and a premier in 2013. An international judging panel, including Geoffrey Fletcher and other industry leaders assembled by the Tribeca Film Festival, will select five winners from a shortlist of entries. Besides the rare experience of working with film industry folk at the top of their game, the Imagination Series rewards each winner’s imagineering with the budget to make their film and bring it to the big screen. You can find out more about the competition, read the script and submit your treatment here.
1st July marks fifteen years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty. To commemorate this special occasion, the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office, London, in association with Terracotta Festival, has put together an exciting film festival to showcase the best of current Hong Kong films as well as to look back on the last fifteen years and beyond.
The ‘Hong Kong 15 Film Festival’ will take place at the Odeon Covent Garden, London, commencing 2nd July 2012 for a fortnight until 14th July. With guests in attendance and fifteen films carefully selected, the festival will pay tribute to the extraordinary story of this vibrant and energetic island city through the eyes of its film-makers.
The diversity of Hong Kong cinema will be represented through a panorama of films divided in three sections: ‘Currents’, ’15 Years Review’ and ‘Shaw Brothers Classics’.
The Festival will open with multi-award-winning drama, A Simple Life by acclaimed director Ann Hui, starring Hong Kong star Andy Lau and a comeback performance from the highly decorated Deanie Ip who won the Best Actress at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The event will be attended by Roger Lee, the producer and writer whose life story the film is based on.
Other highlights of the ‘Currents’ section include Life Without Principle by prolific filmmaker Johnnie To and The Bounty by Fung Chi Chiang.
Made in Hong Kong, directed by Fruit Chan, is a groundbreaking film which found great local and international acclaim for its release 15 years ago. It remains an uncommon Hong Kong example of a true independent film and will open the ‘15 Year Review’section to lead the way for other highly influential contemporary Hong Kong directors such as Pang Ho Cheung, Andrew Lau and Alan Mak.
‘Hong Kong 15 Film Festival’ wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios and, as an homage to the most significant film production company in the history of Hong Kong Cinema, festival goers will be able to indulge in two martial arts masterpieces on the big screen: 1967 blockbuster One Armed Swordsman and one of the greatest Kung Fu film, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978).
Talent attending the event will travel courtesy of Sponsor-in-Kind, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier.
Other cultural tributes for the occasion will take place such as the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 1st July in London and the screening of Big Blue Lake at the Cornerhouse in Manchester on Friday 6th July.
Visit the festival website for regular Festival updates and ticket information:
‘Hong Kong 15 Film Festival’ full programme:
A Simple Life – by Ann Hui
Big Blue Lake – by Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan
White Vengeance – by Daniel Lee
Life Without Principle – by Johnnie To
The Bounty – by Fung Chi Chiang
The Detective 2 – by Oxide Pang
East Meets West 2011 by Jeffrey Lau
Wu Xia – by Peter Chan
– 15 YEARS: A REVIEW
Made In Hong Kong- by Fruit Chan
When Beckham Met Owen – by Adam Wong
Infernal Affairs – by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
Sparrow – by Johnnie To
Dream Home – by Pang Ho-cheung
– SHAW BROTHERS CLASSIC
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin – by Liu Chia-Liang
One Armed Swordsman – by Chang Cheh