Non-Multiplex Cinema meet-up 25th February (London, West End)


On Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 7.15pm, if you are involved in the making of films or aspire to, we are having a get together over a drink or two at the Actors Centre bar (1A Tower St, London). Non-Multiplex Cinema has been for over eight years, helping thousands of people collaborate with each other and to meet other key industry players.
This is a fabulous opportunity to find out how our film community can work for you, whatever your goals might be in the New Year and beyond.

See below for more details of the Non-Multiplex Cinema’s meet-up event.

It is just £5 to attend (proceeds after cost going to Prostate Cancer UK). To book a place now for this event, please go to the end of this post.

All the best,

Julian and the Non-Multiplex Cinema team

Films in the City NETWORKING

The networking events take place in a friendly, informal atmosphere with a wide spectrum of people across the film industry meeting up for a drink or two. Chat away to your hearts content. Opportunities a plenty, you never quite know who you will end up chatting to.


The Actors Centre bar stock a diverse range of drinks, including soft drinks and light snacks. All at a reasonable price.

Blur the Line - Acting, directing workshops CONTACTS

Collect your name badges at the event. Exchange business cards. It’s not only what you know, but who you know in this film business.

Photos by of a Non-Multiplex Cinema event

!Crowd Funding! – a film panel and networking event – 10th July 7pm, London

Crowd funding has become so accessible and realistic an alternative (as well as supplement) to traditional fund-raising, that it can no longer be easily dismissed or ignored by serious private investors as a marginal option for small-time fund seekers. The event is organised by Film Means Business. The panelists:- Chris Jones – director / producer / Creative Director of London Screenwriters’ Festival, Emily James – director / producer, Elliot Grove – founder of Raindance + BIFA, Ed Blum – director / producer. Hosted by Anita Lewton – Screenwriter, Producer + founder of Corazon Films UK.

Half price tickets for a limited period for £15 (normal price £30)!

For more details and to book online


Terracotta Film Festival – Coming Soon


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
Twitter: @terracotta_dist Terracottadistribution

Kino London Are 50!

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.


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 (50) 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 They’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film, along with your contact details.


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!)

Kino’s Open-Mic Short Film Night (#50)
Wednesday 8th May
London WC1N 1JD

Nearest tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
Doors at 7:30pm, films start 8:15pm
£4 entry, £3 with flyer (save some paper and get it on your phone)
Free Popcorn


Kino Presents The Wheel: Manchester, Birthplace Of Northern Soul

Kino is proud to present a special screening of the documentary film about the history of The Twisted Wheel night club in Manchester, world famous for its links to the birth of Northern Soul music and at the heart of the Northern Soul scene.

“The Wheel”, produced by ZB Films/TWRF4 is a 2 pt documentary film about what was once a small back street Soul Club in Manchester, which started a phenomenon which spread right around the world. This is a story about how the Northern Soul scene started and how it evol…ved.

It will tell you how it influenced generations of youngsters lives, including musicians, dj’s, promoters and YOU the dancers, Soulmods, who, even after 50 years, still hold it close to their hearts.

This film will take you back to your youth…Even if you only started on the scene recently, it will astound you, fill your heart with joy and have you dancing in your seats.


The film will show in two parts and starts at 7.45pm with an intermission to quench your thirst and stretch those legs.

Director/Presenter: Steve Donoghue.
Cast: Paul Snags, Roy Williamson, Pauline Howard, Bernard Cox, Dennis Heathcote,,,and a cast of
Thousands (well 20 really) ?


Supporting programme to be announced, EXPECT SOME NORTHERN SOUL SHORTS – WATCH THIS SPACE !!


£5.00 full price / £4 Unwaged

Supporting programme 7.15
The Wheel at 7.30pm start.


Advance reservations recommended by emailing John or turn up and pay on the door.

Venue: The Black Lion, 65 Chapel Street, Salford M3 5HW
The venue is just 12 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens, 5 minutes from Victoria train station or just 2 minutes walk down Blackfriars Street, off Deansgate (across from the bottom of Market Street/St Mary’s Gate).

Black Lion facebook page:

Black Lion location map and directions.

KINOFILM 1993 – 2012: 19 Years of Independent Cinema and Short Film Exhibition



Encounters Early Deadline This Week

Encounters Short Film Festival - Bristol, United Kingdom

Completed a short film or animation last year? Want to get it screened at a leading UK festival and gain all-important industry exposure?

There’s just one week left to submit to the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival’s early deadline – all 2012 productions must be entered by 29 March 2013.

A gateway to the world’s major short film and animation awards (Academy Awards®, BAFTA, European Film Awards, Cartoon d’Or), Encounters is one of the best-known international competitive showcases of its kind for emerging talent and is renowned for its networking opportunities. Encounters returns to Bristol harbourside from 17-22 September 2013.

The festival offers a reduced fee for multiple submissions. Whether your film is selected or not, it will be made available in our Digital Viewing Library for festival delegates.

Worries about UK premiere policies holding you back?
They’re delighted to announce that the BFI London Film Festival has changed its regulations and no longer requires a national premiere for shorts (now London premiere only). This means that you can now screen at both Encounters and LFF!

To submit, visit

Yellobric Launches Short Weekend


* Filmmakers, audiences and charity partners come together to create spontaneous short productions.

* Applications open to anyone with a camera and editing software

* All proceeds go to providing digital educational materials to developing world schools

London, UK – 22th March – Screening on the 26th May (filming from 24th May) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End. Short Weekend will see filmmakers from across London and the developing world create some of the most off-centre productions this year. The short films will reach across the globe – anyone, anywhere can enter and be part of London’s underground film scene.

London’s talented filmmakers will be set against entrants from Yellobric’s partners across sub-Saharan Africa and the event will be streamed live on the web. Since 2011 Yellobric has been providing educational digital content to developing world schools. This event will bring these very different environments to London and join communities across thousands of miles using the power of the web. Industry professionals will judge the event and the winner will receive film-making hardware.

Gavin Paterson, founder and director of Yellobric, said: “Short Weekend will unite filmmakers and audiences, donors and students. They will be able to interact in a creative mêlée and peek into each other’s lives.”

Short Weekend is about creating a dialogue between people all over the world. The event will be a chance for Londoners and developing world students to reflect on the dichotomy of their situations and set into context the tremendously important work Yellobric is doing. It will be a celebration of globalism, technology and the Internet and what they could mean for global development.

Entry is open to anyone with a camera and editing software. To enter, buy a ticket or find out more, go to For stock images of Yellobric projects, go to

Kino Shorts 31: North West Short Film & Networking Event

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 Coming Soon

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 She’ll need your name, the title and duration of your film and some contact details. The Kino logos are available to download here 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!/events/423379924422464/


Sixth Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival 2013

Sixth Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival, Saturday 29th June 2013. Terrific line-up of judges:

•    Lila Rawlings: Development Editor, Film4
•    Andrew Pulver: Film Editor, The Guardian
•    Manu Luksch: artist and filmmaker
•    Dominic Buttimore: Director, Th1ng Animation
•    Nick Brimble, actor
•    Derek Malcolm: film critic
•    Avie Luthrie: BAFTA-nominated film director (“Mad, Bad and Sad”)
•    Julia Blackman, co-founder and Executive Producer of Scion Films
•    Allisa Ferrier, Acquisitions Executive, Artificial Eye
•    Nick Toon, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world. Whether your film is narrative driven, animated or experimental, we’re looking for films that challenge or shift the boundaries of conventional filmmaking. Have a shot at getting your film screened. Just so long as it’s under 15 minutes.

Submission details at:
Submission deadline: 31st March 2013