A new cinema along with more unique festivals that combine music, art, film and food are in store at the Exeter Phoenix, with a wedge of cash to increase its facilities.
There is only one week left to register teams for the 48 Hour Film Challenge for the Two Short Nights film festival 2012.
Filmmakers with an interest in sci fi are being sought to help shoot a trailer for a dark sci fi movie.
Zombies are all the rage at the moment (forgive the 28 Days Later style pun), from TV’s The Walking Dead to the upcoming adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z (reported to be filming in Cornwall in August). And following its premiere at the Apollo Cinema in Paignton, Deadmoor now takes a bite out of the local filmmaking scene.
Ever wanted an outrageous opportunity just to prove yourself? Sony offered up a chance for film students to strut their filmy stuff with a challenge to create their own trailer for soon to be realised 3D flick Priest. Sounds good? They only had the nightime hours to do it before the top three where whisked off to LA to show their work to the Priest filmmakers themselves. How would you fare?
Every year the Spacex hosts a night of artist film in the gallery, screening a cross-section of what it calls ‘current practice’ and we interpret at recent films from regional artists working with the moving image.
The Ipplepen Film Society is gearing up to screen its first film of the 2010 programme, and is looking to link in with the community and as many local filmmakers as possible.
Oska Bright, the international film festival by and for people with learning disabilities, returns to Cornwall when it teams up with the Cornwall Film Festival for a film event at Camborne on Thursday, March 11.
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.
Exeter filmmakers Andrew Oxley and David Williams have entered the Simple Pleasures Film Festival competition, with a Nice and Moist rendition of their Making the Difference film, and you can vote on their film to maybe win a crate of Dorset Cereal.
The films of Ashley Wing, from South Devon, and Clayton Fussell, from Cornwall – who together make Cottage Industry Films – feature large at Two Short Nights and the View from Here film festivals. We thought we’d get in touch to find out about them as filmmakers.
The D+CFilm Open screening at the eighth Two Short Nights films festival at the Exeter Phoenix, on Friday, November 27 had a record number of entries this year from all over the world.
The View from Here film festival, which sets its store out and about the environs of South Devon, is calling for films with a South Devon connection to get involved in the festival, which includes a Young People’s screening, films in pubs and cafes and an amazing last night event for all filmmakers and audiences.
The Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, is hosting the Wild River, Cold Stone – a two-year collaboration charting the history of Dartmoor and its people by filmmakers Chris Chapman and Kate King – from October 3 to October 31.
The latest D+CFilm Show again highlights the strength of filmmaking in the region as Alex White goes to South Devon to talk to Dave Reynolds of Realm Pictures and Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell of Cottage Industry Films.
Exeter’s Spacex gallery, pictured, is holding an open film screening night on September 3 at 7pm.
The evening offers D+Cineastes the opportunity to present your work alongside other artist-filmmakers at Spacex to a public audience.
There’ll be plenty of time for discussion and networking, and, most importantly, refreshments will be available!
If you wanna have your short film screened at Spacex as part of this event, submit a copy of the film (no longer than 10 minutes) to a member of gallery staff or send in by post by August 21.
The event is open to all but booking is essential. For more details call 01392 431 786 or email email@example.com
The Big Screen in the Park, that’s Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, to you, will include work by Devon filmmakers in its blockbuster open-air programme.
The Spacex gallery in Exeter is calling for artist filmmakers to submit films to its open film screening night on Thursday, September 3 at 7pm.
We caught up with Joshua Gaunt of Syndrome Pictures, post-grad film student at Exeter University, and filmmaker about town. Josh has been an engine behind the Third Wave Collective films, and his development of digital filmmaking will continue in September with Tera Toma.
This week’s film of the week is Here Lies Lucy: A Vampire Yarn, by Syndrome Pictures. Until recently we’d only seen the shorter, 10-minute version of this flick, which is a contemporary Vampire tale inspired by historical myth and the writings of Bram Stoker. This is the full version.
You could be forgiven that throughout the whole of Devon and Cornwall there is only one person who’s making the lion shares of music videos. But for a change, we’ve taken our lead from Teignmouth band The Quails, who are set to play Istandbul on June 25 – but before they embark on their Turkish Tour, you can catch them in Teignmouth on Sunday, June 21.
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.
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.
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There’s a documentary filmmaking course as part of the Dartmoor Arts Summer School, between July 25 and July 31.