Dark Shadows, the latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp hasn’t had the best of receptions, although it’s sure to keep the most ardent of the pair’s fans happy.
Young filmmakers round Exeter have an opportunity to show off their stuff with a chance for their short film to be screened at Exeter’s Vue cinema at the new Exeter Shorts Film Festival.
Want to hear how people are engaging with film in the South West? Well, that’s where The Movie Show on Torbay’s Riviera FM steps in!
‘Hi, I’m Paul’, a lost, lonely extra-terrestrial states to befuddled comic book geek, Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) in the wilds of the Arizona desert, Graeme’s best friend and travelling partner Clive (Nick Frost) having fainted in shock beside him.
Are we all too used to a diet of sequel after sequel? New D+CFilm columnist Bideford’s James Walkerdine takes a look at the franchise of film
Sequels and film franchises are a curious notion of Hollywood cinema, for it always seems that one is never enough and less is never more. The next sequel in a cinematic saga persistently seeks to upstage and outdo the one that precedes it, leaving you overwhelmed and mentally exhausted from the blast to the face by the fire-hose of special effects and mindless action.
The Barn Cinema at Dartington has teamed up with D+CFilm for filmmakers to review a selection of films which are screening at the cinema. It seemed like a good idea – you get to read insights into cinema releases from the (sometimes warped) perspective of a filmmaker, and who knows, the filmmakers might be inspired and mention us in their Oscar speech. First up will be Still Walking, which runs at The Barn from Tuesday, February 9 to Thursday, February 11.
If your New Year’s Resolution is to get your film out there, in front of people and at film festivals, then check out the D+CFilm guide to film festivals with a January deadline on our social network site.
The winning films at Two Short Nights are presented with the D+CFilm Award. This year’s award, created by Frances Davidson, continued the strong tradition of innovation, creativity and craft – pop corn floats, Lara’s theme from Dr Zhivago plays and film details pervade in the magical creation. We caught up with Frances to find out more about her and her work
The winning film from this year’s Two Short Nights film festival, sponsored by D+CFilm, are an eclectic mix, but one thing is sure, they point to the deep and developing talent of filmmakers in Devon and Cornwall. Now for the results!
Tera Toma, the real-time digital film from Exeter-based Syndrome Pictures will have a special screening as part of the View from Here at the Blue Walnut Cafe in Torquay on Wednesday, December 2 at 7.30pm
Want to get your film made? We asked the filmmaking due who embody D+CFilm, Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell – one’s from Devon, the other’s from Cornwall – to give us their five tips on getting your film made.
Wing and Fussell – the filmmaking double act from Devon and Cornwall who have their two latest films at two film festivals in the next two weeks (do you see where we’re going with this?) – continue their conversation with D+CFilm in a series of features with the them.
Jesús Pérez-Miranda’s Dear Child Jesus is part of The D+CFilm International Open Screening, at Two Short Nights at the Exeter Phoenix on Friday, November 27. The film is a powerful story of fear and belief. We got in touch with Jesús to find out more about the film and his work
Films have become a rallying cry for socio-policital organisations, particularly the environmental lobby, and what with Modbury‘s documentary maker and scourge to the plastic bag Rebecca Hosking, or the Transition Movement, whose heart is in Totnes and who have recently finished a film about their work, it seems that the D+CFilm environs is home to celluloid activism. Of course there are screenings too, and the Teignmouth Film Society, supported by Transition Newton Abbot, will be holding a special screening of apocalypto enviro flick The Age of Stupid on Friday, July 3 at 8pm.
Our film of this week is from our very own D+CFilm Show director Alex White – Deadly Illusions, “the tale of a diva magician’s assistant and humble magician, she wants to leave his ‘going no-where’ show but he tries to persuade her to stay with his ‘Deadly Illusions’!”
This week’s Something For the Weekend music video for Obedientbone draws on a bit of history and brings us right up to date.
There’s a documentary filmmaking course as part of the Dartmoor Arts Summer School, between July 25 and July 31.
Don’t you just hate it when the house you break into with your mum is the home of a deranged psychopath (is there any other kind?), who just wants to feed you to his petunias? This is the world of Robbing Peter, the latest short from the dark minds of Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell.
It may only be June 9, but if you’ve been looking to submit your film to international festivals, then you’ve already missed the deadline for 13 already this month. To make sure you don’t miss out on any more opportunities, check out the D+CFilm social network for the ongoing monthly updates for film festival deadlines.
Last week we received news that Robin Whenary had won a prize in Hungary for his short film Fear, and for this week’s D+CFilm Film of the Week, we thought we’d bring you another of Robin’s offerings – Motion.
For this week’s Something for the Weekend Music Video we have a song and performance from the filmmaker herself, Shauna Osborne-Dowle, with her timeless tale of loss, fear and belonging that is Ankor. Shauna spoke to D+CFilm about the video.
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Devon filmmaker Robin Whenary has picked up the Students’ Jury Prize at the Kid’s Eye Film Festival in Hungary for his film Fear, which has had screening at both Two Short Nights and the View From Here film festivals.
It’s difficult to know where to start with Maniac Films, the makers of this week’s Something for the Weekend Music Video with their film of The Ballad of Roman Road by Douglas E Powell. The North Devon production company have their fingers in so digital endevours. Thank goodness they’re going to be featured in the forthcoming D+CFilm Show, eh!
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.