A series of controversial films which were either banned or heavily censored on their release are to be shown during Peninsula Arts’ autumn season, which carries the theme of ‘revolution’.
James Marsh, the Oscar and BAFTA award-winning film and documentary maker, is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Plymouth next week in recognition of his achievements.
This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 30 September – 19 November, including screenings at Plymouth and Exeter.
‘Welcome to the inner sanctum of bride to be Becky, where you will find fear, anger, rage and doubt,’ says the blurb to new short film The Aisle. It’s a world anyone who’s been to a wedding would recognise, but The Aisle is specially informed by behind-the-scenes experiences of writer, director and wedding photographer, Jimmy Swindells.
With summer blockbusters and outdoor cinemas to explore, we’re avoiding the glare of the sun until at least September, when we’ll be back with even more of the region’s cinematic offerings.
During the time we’ll also be exploring the possibility of our office bus pass being viable up country. And whether we should spend more time on actors as well as directors.
In the meantime, check out our interviews so far with the current crop of Exeter Phoenix bursary filmmakers, with more to follow.
And if you’re a filmmaker, get in touch.
Two University of Exeter graduates have visited Nigeria to make a film promoting conservation of elephants and their forest habitat.
Plymouth entertainers and businesses join forces for an extra special Open Air Cinema season Plymouth Arts Centre looks forward to a programme of talks, dancing, and good old fashioned dressing up as it gears up for its Open Air Cinema, soon to take place at the waterfront landmarks of Mount Edgcumbe, Tinside Lido and Royal William Yard.
When we caught up with filmmaker Owain Astles about his Exeter Phoenix bursary micro short The Hardest Fight, we took the opportunity to ask about another of the films, Sleeping Rough, which is set to get its first airing.
A young boxer fighting depression in the run-up to his first fight is Owain Astles’ Exeter Phoenix bursary winning short The Hardest Fight.
Small, independent film company based in Exeter, Rendered Pictures, are currently in post production with their latest sci fi feature entitled Alien Outbreak and on the lookout for a costume designer/maker.
Where do you go to when you identify with a character in film or video game? In her free lunchtime talk at Plymouth Arts Centre, Dr Hannah Wood will discuss Between Self and Other’: Player-characters, narrative, agency and identity in video games.
We’ve caught wind of a call for camera operators to help film the Sidmouth Fringe Sessions.
Comedy horror flick Scareycrows is getting its premiere in LA on September 22, and to chart the journey from sleepy seaside town (albeit populated by scary Scareycrows) to the city of Angles, director Lucy Townsend and producer Diana Townsend are creating a series of vlogs.
Turn an old joke on its head and you’re apt to start encroaching on a bizarre world of extremes. It’s an approach to life that can inspire a closer look at the edges of the world.
The Hardest Fight is Owain Astles’ film about ‘a young boxer struggling against depression in the lead up to their first fight’. To help get the short made, the filmmakers are looking to crowdfund some extra finance.
Get some welcome relief from the sun/ rain/ etc (delete where applicable) in the cinematic sanctuary that is Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix, as they offer tickets at just £5!
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, housed at Exeter University, is running a filmmaking competition to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Not only will the winning flick bag a cool £300, but it will get a screening in front of a host of industry and academic big wigs at the reception to mark the museum’s anniversary.
Big Screen in the Park is back for 2017 and with seven nights of open air screenings, cinema is bigger than ever!
A filmmaker got in touch in a bid to find a sandy beach that would be suitable for a short film shoot. We thought we’d draw on the knowledge and expertise of the D&CFilm community to see what we could come up with.
When we caught up with Owain Astles about his new micro short, an Exeter Phoenix bursary film, he was telling us how impressed he was with the work experience people he was mentoring.
Get Digital! is Cornwall Film Festival‘s new BEACON project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. A brand new digital media project that aims to provide young people, aged 11-24 with better access to media training in Cornwall.
Budding filmmakers across Plymouth and the South West will have the chance to learn from industry-leading figures in a new intensive short course designed to provide young artists with practical skills and confidence in creating moving image, thanks to a partnership between Plymouth College of Art and the British Film Institute (BFI).
Outdoor cinema returns to the Dartington estate (20 to 22 July) while the nights are warm – with modern and classic films worth getting a folding chair out for.
TRANSMISSION bubbles. The short film twists you around and gets in your belly as well as your head.