Devon filmmaker John Tomkins presents a look back at his creative journey so far with his Hollywood on a Budget talk. John will reveal the secrets, joys, stresses and challenges of not only being a filmmaker, but turning what was an interest into a full-time creative job.[Read more…] about Secrets of becoming a full-time filmmaker revealed
Bumble has announced the 11 filmmakers who have made it through to the final round of The Female Film Force 2019, out of over 1300 applications.[Read more…] about Bumble: Female Film Force finalists + new mentoring scheme
Adrian Cabello says it was only natural for him to film Cornwall, and how! Times, tides, drones, patience and early mornings combine to create a stunning journey. We asked him how he put together such an uplifting film.[Read more…] about Adrian Cabello: It’s only natural to explore and film Cornwall
Only the young, it seems are immune to ageing. And it’s the effects of ageing and capturing those life changing moments that is at the heart of the new film Songbird, which was shot in Cornwall.[Read more…] about Songbird: Cobie Smulders stars in new Falmouth based film
Cornish film The Smugglers of Mousehole is an exciting crowdfunded family adventure film – all about Cornwall, by Cornwall, for Cornwall, says the blurb.[Read more…] about The Smugglers of Mousehole: adventure film premiere
Tails are wagging in excitement (and that’s just the owners!) over this coming Sunday’s [May 12] Dog-Friendly screening of Pick Of The Litter at the Exeter Picturehouse where hounds big and small (and hopefully well-behaved!) can join their humans for a trip to the cinema.[Read more…] about Aisles of dogs… cinema gets dog-friendly screening
Reclaim The Frame has added yet another dimension of pride here at D&CFilm about the region’s sensibilities. Not only was Plymouth one of the original 5 national venues of Reclaim The Frame, at Plymouth Arts Cinema. But now, at its first opportunity, Exeter has joined too. It’s great for film watchers and filmmakers, and anyone who likes[Read more…] about Reclaim The Frame Exeter launch for film influencers
Tangent Room, the maths molding, mind-warping, multi-award winning Swedish indie sci-fi is getting a very special one-off screening in Cornwall, followed by a followed by a Q&A with the director Björn Engström.[Read more…] about Tangent Room, Swedish indie sci-fi get Calstock Arts screening
As part of the combo Picturehouse / Empire 30 – the two-film centred orgs hit the troublesome 30s in the same year and have combined for a multi-season of special flicks to share their celebrations. Hold onto your floatables, because next up is a sci-fi season[Read more…] about May the 4th… Picturehouse / Empire sci-fi season lifts off
Academy Award-shortlisted animator Tim Pattinson has been appointed as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Animation at Plymouth College of Art.[Read more…] about PCA appoints Academy Award-shortlisted Animation leader
After a 10-year hiatus, the ¡Viva! Tour of UK cinemas is back, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.[Read more…] about ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American film festival in Exeter
Richard Squires explores the outsider, hysterical masculinity, and non-hetero stereotypes in his creative documentary Doozy. Taking Hanna Barbera cartoons and Paul Lynde as a starting point, the film is a visually rich exploration of the issues raised. We were fascinated, so sent our pigeons off with questions about main character Clovis and who is Richard’s fave Hanna Barbera villain, plus more…[Read more…] about ‘Inverts and treacherous homos’: Doozy takes on cartoon villainy
Ecosse Films’ upcoming six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler for BBC One, which takes a fresh look at the 1960’s ‘Profumo Affair’, has wrapped following 17 weeks of filming at The Bottle Yard Studios and a host of Bristol locations.[Read more…] about The Trial of Christine Keeler wraps Bristol shoot
As the highly anticipated third Hellboy film is set to hit the screens, it’s refreshing to know that the South West played its part in producing a cult-ish blockbuster.[Read more…] about Hellboy, new sizzler part-shot in the South West
Woo-hoo Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame is back and it has extended its reach beyond (the new) Plymouth Arts Centre cinema. The next instalment of the initiative is an event screening of The Kindergarten Teacher, starring Maggie Gyllenhall.[Read more…] about Reclaim The Frame now in Exeter as well as Plymouth!
Brush off your picnic blanket, the Exeter Phoenix has announced that Big Screen In The Park is back this August, bringing outdoor cinema fun to Exeter. The event will take over Northernhay Gardens from 1– 10 August.[Read more…] about Big Screen In The Park is back in Exeter!
Mark Jenkin’s Bait, set in Cornwall, the debut feature from Bristol production company Early Day Films, will have its North American Premiere in New York this week, following critical success at Berlin International Film festival.[Read more…] about Bait: debut feature gets North American Premiere after Berlin
There’s a rare chance to catch a screening of A Cottage on Darmoor with a live performance by Wurlitza at the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University.[Read more…] about A Cottage On Dartmoor with Wurlitza soundtrack in Plymouth
Films you’ve never seen, in places you’ve never been, intrigue the Craft Cinema people, who explore cinema and geography throughout the country. Their next pop up is at the atmospheric medieval Exe bridge as part of the city’s Mikrofest.[Read more…] about Craft Cinema explore Exe medieval site for Mikrofest screening
This March, the Exeter Phoenix’s independent cinema, Studio 74, welcomes back The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme for a series of six screenings offering you the chance to experience Japan through cinema.[Read more…] about A season of Japanese cinema in Exeter
You’d think that sexism had seen its day. We’re surprised it made it out of the crater that did for the dinosaurs. Sporty sea story Maiden is the documentary of skipper Tracy Edwards and her all-women team in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The film is getting a satellite Q&A for International Women’s Day at the Exeter Picturehouse.[Read more…] about Maiden | Inspirational doc with Q&A on Int Women’s Day
Burning, a mystery drama ‘that is so much more than your usual thriller’, is putting some of that ‘much more’ up front at the Exeter Phoenix with 3 giveaways. As if you need enticing to a film that lit up the Cannes Film Festival.[Read more…] about 3 giveaways with Burning at the Exeter Phoenix
The Shextreme Film Tour is bringing highlights of the Shextreme Film Festival to the South West, calling into Cornwall and Devon.[Read more…] about Shextreme Film Tour: a celebration of women in adventure
Dinner and a movie = classic date night. You sit in the dark, maybe have a cuddle and then you both have something to talk about afterwards over dinner and a glass of bubbly. That’s the beauty of a Valentine’s Day film date… or any film date, really.[Read more…] about Snuggle up at the cinema for your Valentine’s Day film date!