Some 17 employees from cinemas across the UK have been presented with awards totalling over £7,000 for their efforts in preventing illegal recordings taking place.
Film projects in the English regions outside London can apply for between £2,000 and £50,000 from Creative England’s Film Culture Fund.
Cornwall reviewer Stuart McColl takes a trip to Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, and finds things are not all they seem in the paranoia-inducing film
It’s 1954 and US Marshals Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are dispatched to Shutter Island, home to Ashecliffe hospital for the criminally insane. Their goal is to investigate the disappearance of child murderer Rachel Solando, who has managed to apparently ‘vanish’ from out of her cell.
The Aeon Festival is calling for films for its sci-fi-themed extravaganza, which takes place in Crediton, August 28 -30.
To catch the latest in 3-D films, pop along to the Vue cinema in Plymouth for a week of eye-popping action. And 3-D films have moved on a long way since Jaws 3-D (although how can you compete with Denis Quaid in 3-D shorts?).
Hugh Ellis, screenwriter of the award-winning film Summer, will be discussing the impact of new media and media ownership with actor and director Peter Ellis at the Exeter Phoenix on Wedensday, July 1 at 2pm.
[Read more…] about How difficult is it to get your dream feature made? A screenwriter speaks at the Exeter Phoenix
Big Screen in the Park is taking place in the Northernhay Gardens again this year, when the open air summer cinema screenings begin on Wednesday, August 12.
The second of Vue’s Mystery Movie screenings will be taking place at Plymouth Vue on Tuesday, June 9 at 6.30pm, where you lucky people can see a new film before its official release.
[Read more…] about See Mystery Movie at Plymouth Vue before its release
A rare Walt Disney collection of original animation drawings on celluloid has been donated to the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, at Exeter University. Plus, there’s a free talk from a man who knew Disney himself, on Friday, May 29 at 11am.
Back in 2006 The Crinoline and the Rose from Emma Kempton and Anson Hartford was wowing audiences with its magical tale. Couple that with a superbly shot, touchingly performed, surreal experience and you start to recognise why the film has gathered such broad appeal.
Plymouth filmmakers GET Crucial produced this weekend’s music video for Crazy Arm’s latest release Broken by the Wheel. We caught up with Chris Southern to find out more about what drives GET Crucial and how they go about making their movies
Who knew Robert Shaw went to Truro School? Apparently Event Cornwall director Claire Eason-Bassett did, and knowing it adds that little extra homespun yarn quality to the Film on the Fal festival, which coincides with nine-day Fal River Festival and offers five films across four nights.
The city’s first Korean Film Festival is under way in Exeter this week.
The Exeter Vue cinema is introducing a mystery movie night once a month, starting on Tuesday, May 5 – you won’t know what film you’re watching until the opening credits.
[Read more…] about Secret screenings for cinema lovers at Exeter Vue
Two surf film evenings in aid of environmental research are taking place at the Jill Craigie Cinema on Wednesday May 6 and Friday May 8.
Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow is making a continental journey with a visit to Cannes’ Short Film Corner in this year’s Festival de Cannes.
South Devon filmmaker Robin Whenary picked up second prize in the international section in the Short Film Festival of India for his naturalistic documentary Wwoofing.
As April Fool’s Day limps into view, we thought it was time to remind you of the April deadlines for film festivals, a full list of which can be found over on the D+CFilm social network.
Spring must be in the air, the famous Deckchair Cinema of Croyde is coming out of its winter snooze tomorrow (Saturday March 7), and to kick off the new season it has something special.
The Age of Stupid live film event, which aims to turn 250 millions viewers into climate activists, will take place at Plymouth Vue, Exeter Picturehouse and the Eden Project – as well as more than 60 participating cinemas and screenings throughout the UK on March 15.
The Apollo Cinema, the nine screen multiplex on the Paignton sea front, is 10 years old and is being deemed a ‘new millennium success’. [Read more…] about Paignton’s Apollo Cinema is 10 years old
Anna Navas, the Plymouth Arts Centre film programmer, will present the screening of the legendary Bicycle Thieves at the arts centre cinema on Tuesday, February 24. The film’s no a laugh riot, with the feeling that no matter how hard you try there is no escape from the daily grind of existence (some things never change). But as a fine example of the neo-realist cinema (when the general public get involved in the shoot), it’s a film to which modern day media will always be indebted. (And remember this was shot in post-war ravaged poverty-struck Rome – no handy cams or media savviness here.)
This is what Anna has to say. [Read more…] about Bicycle Thieves at the Plymouth Arts Centre, plus pre-screening talk
Sore head today. I managed to make it into the British Council party last night. I had forgotten that they have a short film of mine that they send out to international festivals so, with a bit of smooth talking, a business card and a smile I make it in. It’s quite a large venue, typically for Berlin the space is bizzarely laid out but rather beautiful. [Read more…] about Max Sobol at the Berlin film festival: Wednesday
So, I’ve reached the halfway point of my stay, the rain has started to come down and there are only two days of the excellent Talent Campus left. That might sound a little downbeat but the truth is that things are just dandy! [Read more…] about Max Sobol at the Berlin film festival: Tuesday
I manage to start up an email dialogue with a London-based company about the film. Sadly, they’re predominantly involved in sales, but they seem interested and at least I can get some advice from them for later down the line. [Read more…] about Max Sobol at the Berlin film festival: Monday