Films In The City Event Round Up

The October Non-Multiplex Cinema Films in The City Event: “Want to get your films into festivals? Here’s How!” was a great success and everyone had a fun and informative night!

Some us even got to extend the fun getting stuck in a malfunctioning lift with bags of booze at the end of the night – all in all, good times!

The panel discussion with our in-house host Ruth Doyle, Producer; Rebekah Smith, Film Festival Doctor; Philip Ilson, London Short Film Festival and Ross Domoney, Director of “The High Price of Gold” was well received by the audience and a big thank you to the guests for sharing their time and experiences with everyone. “The High Price of Gold” is currently doing really well on the festival circuit.

Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted their short films and to everyone who had their films screened on the night! The short film ‘audience favourite’ award went to Sheila Menon and Alexander Munro, the Directors for “No Way Out”. They won a bottle of wine and 2 tickets to a Royal Shakespeare Company production. Congrats & Enjoy!

NEWS ALERT – FILM COMPETITION: The winner of the Non-Multiplex Cinema Short Film Competition with is Deloris Collins for “Once Upon A Time”! She wins a free consultation with (The Film Festival Doctor) Rebekah Smith & will be given advice on how to design an effective and bespoke festival strategy for her film.

Our next Films in The City Event will be 7 Feb 2013 – more news on film submissions and what will be taking place on the night soon! The Event Producers, Mark Slater & Ruth Doyle, will be announcing details in December.

See everyone in February!!!

London Feminist Film Festival – Coming This Week!

The London Feminist Film Festival celebrates feminist filmmakers past and present. The first festival is 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2012.

The London Feminist Film Festival was set up as a response to the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, as well as to the lack of films addressing feminist issues and the fact that the representation of women on screen is often narrow and stereotypical. They want to celebrate women creatives whilst ensuring that this feminist ethos also extends to the films they show. The festival will be a celebration of feminist films past and present. Their aim is to inspire discussion about feminism and film, to support women directors, and to get feminist films seen by a wider audience.

They are pleased to announce the very first London Feminist Film Festival, which will take place at Hackney Picturehouse over the long weekend of 29 November to 2 December 2012. They will be screening feminist shorts and feature films from women directors around the world, including films by up-and-coming directors as well as feminist classics. Each film session will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring prominent filmmakers, feminists, academics, and arts critics.

General information
Dates: Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December 2012
Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE, UK

Selling Your Short Films Online


A new website has launched called Set up by filmmakers for filmmakers it enables the best of London short filmmaking to be sold via download or streaming. The short films must be made by London-based directors, or shot in London.

The filmmaker receives 75% of the purchase price (top price £2 per film). It’s a non-exclusive deal, and extras can easily be added to the film offer. The system of accounting is quick and transparent with constant access to your account.

“The site has come about after personal experience as a maker of short films. I hope we can empower new and established filmmakers with this site.”

(Jeremy Wooding, filmmaker, site co-founder)

Secret City – Coming Soon

Secret City, a documentary film about the City Of London, the Corporation that runs it and its role in the economic crisis.

As the economic crisis has drawn attention to the machinations of financial institutions, director, Michael Chanan, and writer, Lee Salter, have produced a feature length documentary film about the secretive institutions at the heart of the City of London and the impact these have on people’s lives.

The film is a story about the development of the Corporation of London through the ages, landing in the present. Using interviews with politicians, businessmen, vicars (including from Bethnal Green and Hackney), activists and analysts it tells the story of the consolidation of the City’s power in the world economy, its role in the crisis and its effects on people and institutions. The score includes original music by Simon Zagorski-Thomas and the Vaults Quartet. The film uses some impressive archive footage including William Raban’s MMX, Anthont Simmon’s Bow Bells, and the Dream of Toyland from 1907.

Having been previewed in Parliament, the Secret City is now rolling out across the country, with forthcoming screenings in London, Bristol, Brighton, Liverpool and elsewhere. See the web site for details Contact:

2013 Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is a Community Interest Company (CIC), approaching it’s 10th season in 2013 (Friday 28th of June – Sunday 14th of July) and run by a team of dedicated volunteers, passionate about bringing the freshest, most exciting productions of Shakespeare’s plays to some of Bristols’s most beautiful and unusual spaces every summer.

They are striving to continue to programme the highest quality touring productions, which has been the mainstay of their festival since it’s conception. But their primary target for 2013 is to build partnerships, coordinate events and explore new performances and projects, to foster a stronger and more sustainable relationship with the Bristol cmmunity and engage with an ever-increasing and diverse audience.

Their ‘Shakespearances’ involve a diversity of media, from flashmob Shakespeare, bard-busts, film, stand-up comedy, graffiti, queer theatre, Shakespeare in sign, symposiums, art, music and pubs!

For information on the fesival, please contact Sophie Gould at or visit or like them on facebook here or follow them on Twitter @BristolBardFest

cgiCITY event; a presentation by VFX maestro Andrew Whitehurst (Double Negative)

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a presentation by Soho based, leading Visual Effects company – DOUBLE NEGATIVE

‘MAKING THE UNREAL REAL’ (Computer Generated VFX for Film)

Thursday 15th November (7pm)

Deloitte Stonecutter Theatre, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR

Andrew Whitehurst (Visual Effects Supervisor on Skyfall) will be giving cgiCITY network the full visual/technical low-down on how he does what he does.

For more details and to book on-line, click