This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 2 October -20 November, which even includes a turn at Plymouth Arts Centre.
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It’s a sunny day, which is just as well as writer/director Luke Jeffery is scouting a location for a summer fete after our conversation. Although you wouldn’t put it past Luke to somehow conjure up a snowstorm as a backdrop for summer activities. Judging by his films, he has a rather side-long view of the world.
A rare opportunity is being extended to the people of Devon to ask questions of the filmmaker of the highly-acclaimed Robert MugabeWhat happened? in the Barn Cinema’s Afrika Eye film series this November, showing during Bristol’s Afrika Eye Festival.
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.
Dartmoor Killing has cemented plans for its innovative hybrid distribution model by signing a Home Entertainment deal with distributor Soda Pictures.
Dartmoor Killing, the atmospheric psychological thriller set in and inspired by Devon, has been selected for the Breakthrough strand of the London Film Screenings in June at the BFI.
Creative England’s Talent Centres are running courses for emerging filmmakers across the country.
Until The Day Breaks, a Bristol-based sci-fi buddy movie, is in need of your kick-starter support, and it’s worth a look.
A film influenced by the responses of its audience and a graduate who completed his studies despite contracting meningitis were among the Plymouth University winners at the 2014 Media Innovation Awards.
Finian Vogel‘s short surfer film Charging the Barrel was premiered at the Bristol Surf Film Festival. The film explores the thoughts and experiences of three surfers and bodyboarders in Cornwall. Rather than celebrating perfection this film celebrates raw enthusiasm. We asked Finian about the inspiration behind and the making of Charging the Barrel, this is his response.
A Plymouth University composer has made a film which reads the minds and bodies of its audience.
Many of you locally may know me as a producer / director, but I am also a massive campaigner for and supporter of local indie film.
Exeter Phoenix will receive funding for a Season of Scandinavian and Nordic cinema. Scandiland will involve a variety of events at alternative venues across the city, and will feature full length films, documentaries, short films and popular examples of Scandi noir from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finnland.
Cornwall Film Festival director Tiffany Holmes is to step down.
Top south west, UK and international film fest Encounters, based in Bristol, is looking for a new festival director.
One Gear Exeter and BikeCaffe Exeter present a casual evening of films for those with an interest in cycling. Featuring a selection of beautifully shot short films plus special guests.
Believed to be the oldest, purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House on Torbay Road next to Paignton Train Station first opened sometime between 1907 and 1910, and closed its doors in 1999. Over those 90 odd years, the cinema was at the heart of the local community, and was patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie. An adaptation of Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence starring Donald Sutherland was even filmed in the building.
Directed by Amanda Bluglass, Ray: A Life Underwater has been named the winner of the Shoot Short Film Festival 2011.
Regional screen agency South West Screen has announced the full transfer of all of its projects and activities into the new agency Creative England.
One of the great things about being a movie lover is the day you finally get to go to your very first movie festival. Of course, getting accreditation for Cannes is pretty tricky and not all of us will get tickets for London Film Festival -so what are the other options?
Scissor Sisters’ musical director and keyboard player John (JJ) Garden has composed a new semi-improvised score for the innovative stop-motion dinosaur picture of 1925, The Lost World at the Exeter Phoenix.
John Garden, the musical director and keyboard player for the pop band Scissor Sisters, is visiting the Barn Cinema at Dartington on Thursday, June 23 to perform his own semi-improvised live soundtrack to silent classic movie, The Lost World.
The UK Film Council has transfered its responsibilities to the BFI and Film London from Friday, April 1. Here’s the statment
I’m exhausted. Dragging a soap box all the way up the moral high ground is tiring work, but as I’m here now I’m going to jolly well stand on it.