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.

Guidelines:

• 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

http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2013/05/11/call-for-submissions-lfff2/

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:
www.greenhornfestival.com

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

www.TerracottaFestival.com
www.TerracottaDistribution.com
Twitter: @terracotta_dist
 facebook.com/ Terracottadistribution
 http://pinterest.com/terracottadist/

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.

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 screen@kinolondon.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 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

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/423379924422464/

 

SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge

Over the last four years the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival has run a 48hour Film Challenge and we have had over 380 films completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals and been broadcast on TV. The challenge takes place a few weeks before the film festival so they can judge all the entries and the winning films can be screened at the festival. The jury this year includes Benedict Cumberbatch (SHERLOCK), Brad Wyman (Producer, MONSTER) and Guillermo Del Toro.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

CHALLENGE STARTS 10.00AM, SAT 6 APRIL

Taking part is easy. Get a crew together, scout some locations, prep your cast and be ready to make a 5 minute short film in just 48 hours. They will ask your team to come to the BFI Southbank on Saturday 6 April at 10.00am where they give you the TITLE of the film you will make, some DIALOGUE that one of your characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film. They also give you an optional scientific theme… this could be nano-tech, cloning, gene-splicing…or something a little more “fringe”. Once you have all your elements, you have until Monday morning to return the completed movie to them. You can either deliver it to the BFI or send it via the Internet (wetransfer).

It is free to take part and you just need to register in advance on their site

http://www.sci-fi-london.com/48-hour-film-challenge

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

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 www.secretcity-thefilm.com Contact: salter.lee@gmail.com

Promote Your Film At WatchReadReview


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Unfortunately they are unable to do this for free but they do offer the low price of £8.99 GBP paid via PayPal.
For your money they will write an article on your film project, promoting the film. They will discuss the film itself, who is involved and some background information on the cast and crew in order to make my readers really feel like they know where this film has come from. They will provide links to the film’s website, your personal website (if you have one) and anywhere else you feel would be beneficial to you. They will also use only pre-approved trailers and pictures which you have selected.
They will then email you a copy of the article for you to have a look at and ask for changes in any areas you feel were not accurate before you pay.
Upon payment They will publish the article on the website and promote it through their social media connections e.g. Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon etc. Your article will remain on their website for people to read at their leisure.
They only ask for payment as this takes rather a large amount of time and without funding they are unable to devote that time due to work.
If you’re still interested then they would love to hear back from you! So email them on: watchreadreview@hotmail.co.uk

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 http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/