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The London Screenwriters’ Festival and combined Great British Pitchfest is an annual gathering of emerging and established screenwriters. With over 600 attendees, 100 sessions, 140 industry expert speakers and the biggest names in film and TV in attendance (from both the UK and Hollywood), the LSF has become the premiere screenwriting event to attend.

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London Feminist Film Festival – Submissions Open

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

Last chance to submit to Abertoir 2013

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


Greenhorn 2013 Submissions Open

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:

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
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Asia In London – Short Film Competition


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.

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

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

London Feminist Film Festivals – Submission Deadline Soon

The London Feminist Film Festival is being held 29 November to 2 December 2012 at the Hackney Picture House. The festival aims to counterbalance the mainstream film industry’s narrow representation of women and its neglect of feminist issues by showing a season of feminist feature films, documentaries, and shorts made by women directors from around the world.

The London Feminist Film Festival will be a celebration of feminist film making and will showcase up and coming women directors as well as screening rarely-seen feminist classics. The films will be feminist in their representation of women and /or their handling of feminist issues.

The deadline is 31 August 2012 and these are the guidelines

• Women directors from any country may enter.
• 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 must be presented in English-subtitled versions.

All the details can be found here

Hong Kong 15 Film Festival Coming In July

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
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
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin – by Liu Chia-Liang
One Armed Swordsman – by Chang Cheh