The Poltimore Festival (former Arts on the Move, for those with memories) is calling for local shorts for its forthcoming weekend of creative festivities.
So my friends we have reached the end of 2010. Well, not quite, but it is here our paths go in different directions, not set to converge again until 2011. Wherever yours takes you I wish you warm festive tidings. Mine will lead me to the bosom of my family and friends, several thousand calories anointed with cream (clotted and double) and enough booze to topple a darts champion, if I’m lucky.
Film submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for 5-7 November at the Phoenix Cinema in Falmouth.
Emily Wardill’s feature-length film Game Keeper Without Game is premiered at the Spacex, Exeter. The film tells the story depicting a child banished from the family home at an early age, but as an arts film it’s not your run of the mill gritty realism of ‘tackling difficult social issues without compromise’.
Stills from the Chagford Filmmaking Group’s latest Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, which will have an Exeter premiere in 2010.
The View from Here film festival has extended its deadline for submissions due to the postal strike. Films will be submitted after Monday, November 9 providing the post mark is on or before that date. For details on how to submit your film, go to the View from Here site.
For the second year running, the Exeter Phoenix media centre is holding a 48-hour film challenge from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8
There’s a daily screening of MA films in the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University, until Thursday, November 5, and there’s moving image art in the Peninsula Gallery. Both events are free.
There’s just one week left to get your film in the View from Here film festival in South Devon.
The View from Here film festival is premiering a film about the work of Transition Newton Abbot with the Newton Abbot Community Garden.
The View from Here film festival in South Devon has arranged a master class for documentary filmmakers to get their idea into pitching shape, and primed to start chasing cash.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival is set to return to the fabled Blue Walnut Cinema, Torquay, with the 24-seat venue joining the Curzon Soho, London, and the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, as the only three venues that are screening the films in the UK. The festival takes place between September 20 and September 27.
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.
The Exeter Film Society returns from its summer hiatus with the Werner Herzog documentary Encounters At The End Of The World, on Wednesday, September 9 (6pm and 8.15pm).
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.
Rome and Juliet, Some Like it Hot, Slumdog Millionaire and Persepolis, which was in the 2009 Animated Exeter, are planned to be part of next bumper season of screenings at Topsham Film Society.
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.
The Aeon Festival is calling for films for its sci-fi-themed extravaganza, which takes place in Crediton, August 28 -30.
Chew TV is looking for you all those who fancy working in the creative industries, and of course that means you.
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?).
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.