Down on the Farm is a short documentary commission run by the community filmmaking organisation North Devon Moving Image (NDMI). The aim is to help emerging documentary filmmakers create a unique collection of short films about farming in North Devon.[Read more…] about Down on the Farm documentary short film project puts focus on North Devon farmers
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Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? It’s a question documentary The Grind Message asks. The film is being screened at The English Riviera Film Festival.
The Grind Message deals with the hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. It’s a tradition which has been practiced for at least half a millennium.[Read more…] about Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? Documentary The Grind Message asks questions of culture and heritage
Documentary can be powerful, personal and universal. It’s a great way to tell stories for a wider audience, and the Exeter Phoenix and Real Stories have got £1,000 to help you make it. Here are the details…[Read more…] about £1,000 for filmmakers to create a brand new documentary from the Exeter Phoenix
The unerring power of film is again on show with ‘The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire‘. A tax documentary which highlights how the British elite have created a network of tax havens. It also shows the lengths they take to preserve it -exemplified in a chilling scene where a Jersey police officer harasses and interrupts the filmmakers’ interview with a whistleblower. And in the spirit of the film, it is now accessible to the public on YouTube.[Read more…] about Documentary exposing Britain’s tax havens made free to public by filmmakers
We’re thrilled to have heard from the Down to Earth Collective and they’re thrilled that their award-winning documentary, Down to Earth will be released in UK cinemas from September 14. But the good people of Exeter will have to wait till October 3 for Down to Earth to arrive at the Exeter Picturehouse.[Read more…] about A film to ignite change, award-winning documentary Down to Earth to be shown at Exeter Picturehouse
With mistrust the in media and the main news churn abounding, it feels right that the reporters get drawn into the spotlight. Another News Story, a documentary about the ‘migrant crisis’ and the reporting of it is getting a screening and panel discussion at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix as part of Refugee Week.
“We are used to seeing the stirring images televised by the ratings-driven TV networks, but how are these fragments of life captured, and what really happens behind the camera?” asks Cineeuropa.
“Amid the current widespread popular move to the right and a world of ‘post truth’ Orban Wallace’s stunning documentary serves as an eye-opening account of how the news is created, and a reminder that for many this was much more than another news story,” says the blurb on the Exeter Phoenix site.
“Sadly because of the media cycle that exists at the moment, and because of our appetites and interest as consumers of news, once people get ‘refugee fatigue’ the stories stop being reported even though the situations still exist,” director Orban Wallace told The Big Issue.
“The stories that are considered ‘newsworthy’ now have changed considerably in the past few decades and the amount of time given to a leading story has been cut by many minutes.
“This often leads to a lack of intelligent and comprehensive coverage of a story unless longer form documentaries are made, and often these are not seen by the same amount of people who may watch the News at Ten, etc.
“There is a larger debate to be had around this as to how and why this has happened and who is to ‘blame’ -it is for a myriad of reasons. There is no black and white in our complex world!”
You can catch Another News Story at Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. Following the Tuesday, June 19 screening there will be a panel discussion.
The community filmmaking organisation North Devon Moving Image CIC (NDMI) is calling for filmmakers to apply for their inaugural £1,000 documentary short film commission, Down on the Farm.
Just taking a look at the facts from the film In Our Hands is enough to put a chill in anyone’s hot dinner. There’s a screening of the documentary, which aims to bust the myths while look to the future of the food industry, at Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix, followed by what promises to be a massively informative Q&A. (There’s also a screening on May 8 at Plymouth Radical Cinema.)
An academic from the University of Plymouth will feature as one of the experts in a Channel 4 series examining the increasing impact of robots on our daily lives.
Award-winning feature documentary film Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition is calling into Devon and Cornwall.
The makers of a documentary about craftsmen in the Cornwall area got in touch calling for a driver/runner and someone with Sound equipment.
‘We believe that transphobia and homophobia have no place in the 21st century (it never did!),’ say the team behind the documentary My Way Out.
‘And so we are giving a platform to transvestites, cross-dressers, non-gender people, transexual children and to individuals and associations who are doing an excellent job in favour of the LGBT community, so that they can voice their opinions, their concerns, their hopes and dreams, uncensored and free to tell it like it is.’
Ellie Carter, from Great Torrington, Devon, is the youngest solo pilot in England. She’s 14, and has been flying since she was 9. And from saving up her pocket money to buy flying lessons she’s now sponsored by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic programme. Filmmaker Jake Cauty is aiming to tell her story.
A groundbreaking documentary revealing the complex and painful struggles faced by LGBTQ faith leaders has earned its director a major accolade.
An inquisitive eye and the sense of a good story are ideal attributes for a filmmaker, and Luke Hagan displayed them both as he unearthed (which sounds so much nicer than ‘stumbled on’) the story of one of the world’s top designers who lives and works in Exeter.
Jill Craigie -yes her after whom the Plymouth University lecture theatre is named -made a profoundly eye-opening documentary about the rebuilding of Plymouth after the Blitz.
The findings of a survey authored by Whicker’s World Foundation and launched by Sheffield Doc/Fest and the European Documentary Network in January 2016 are released today (February 9, 2016).
The film Follywood is about a British academic who wanted to prove that the CIA had murdered a Hollywood screenwriter to stop a film from being made. ‘This is not your normal conspiracy documentary,’ says Devon filmmaker Will Westaway, who is behind the film.
A graduate who earned numerous accolades during his studies at Plymouth University has won an award from the Royal Television Society (RTS).
When medal winning Paralympian shooter, James Bevis, was told he would never ride a bike again he did what most people wouldn’t contemplate. He strapped himself to a mountain bike and rode across Dartmoor. The Long Shot is his story.
Exeter Phoenix film commissions have a track record in invigorating the Devon and South West film scene. Here’s some information about their Devon Documentary Short Film Commission. Read on, and get your application in!
The rounding up of Dartmoor ponies on horseback for what could be the last time is beautifully captured in a documentary by natural history filmmaker Kathy Stringer in her film Dartmoor Ponies: The Final Round Up. But as with all filmmaking, the evocative close to her movie on the plight of Dartmoor ponies was not without its problems.
Torquay’s Norman McNamara took the world by storm with his Purple Angel Campaign, which raises awareness about dementia related illness. Now a new documentary aims to take the message further, and there’s a kickstarter campaign you can contribute to.
Two Devon filmmakers have made a feature documentary that is set for it’s world premiere in Canada, at the second biggest film festival in the world.