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Image of Steven Claydon, The Ancient Set, 2008. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Jarman Award Shortlist Artist Profile: Steven Claydon

We spoke to artist and filmmaker Steven Claydon ahead of his Q&A following the final stop of the Jarman Award UK tour at CIRCA Projects in Newcastle.
Date posted: 26.11.2014

The power of ten - ICA, Deptford Cinema and JW3 celebrate Kieślowski's Decalogue

With the 25th Anniversary of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s renowned Polish television drama series The Decalogue approaching, the ICA, Deptford Cinema and JW3 are coming together to celebrate the filmmaker with a rich and wide-ranging retrospective.
Date posted: 26.11.2014

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A Tale of Two Cities: the producers reflect

Last week, Film London and Ile de France Film Commission sent 12 producers - six UK and six French - on a television drama co-production trip. Named A Tale of Two Cities, the event spans six days and two countries, as well as a cross-channel business session aboard the Eurostar.
Date posted: 26.11.2014

Image of Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei in Lilting

Microwave goes global as ground-breaking production scheme launches in India

From BAFTA-nominated Shifty to Hong Khaou’s recently released award-winning Lilting, our micro-budget training-through-production scheme Microwave has broken new ground in independent filmmaking. Now, we’re taking this winning formula global – bringing Asian filmmakers based in the UK and India together.
Date posted: 22.11.2014

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Jarman Award Shortlist Artist Profile: Sebastian Buerkner

Ahead of the Jarman Award 2014 and the weekend of activity at Whitechapel Gallery, we interviewed shortlist artist Sebastian Buerkner.
Date posted: 20.11.2014

DVDBANG Futures brings the best of East Asian sci-fi to a Waterloo micro-cinema

From Friday 21 to Sunday 30 November, you and your friends can catch an East Asian sci-fi gem in the privacy of your own micro-cinema. The event is DVDBANG Futures, it’s backed by Film Hub London and running as part of the BFI Sci-Fi season. Confused? Let us explain…
Date posted: 19.11.2014

Revealed: The real value of having a hit film or TV show in your town

Screen tourism hit the headlines last week when fans of television hit Game of Thrones flocked to Spanish towns to catch a glimpse of series favourite Daenerys Targaryen. Now, we've released ground-breaking research that suggests the full value of the screen tourism phenomenon: it amounts to millions of pounds of free advertising for the filming locations.
Date posted: 13.11.2014

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Jarman Award Shortlist Artist Profile: Ursula Mayer

In the weeks building up to the 2014 Jarman Award we’re profiling each artist from the shortlist. Next up is the Austrian-born artist and filmmaker Ursula Mayer.
Date posted: 12.11.2014

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London Filming Partnership takes a tour around 3 Mills Studios

Last Friday saw members of the London Filming Partnership take a tour around the beautiful 3 Mills Studios. Along with a presentation from the studio, which rounded up the site’s history and current slate of productions, the guests were also treated to a sneak peek of two active sets.
Date posted: 12.11.2014

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Modern-day London echoes the past in Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game

Fresh from opening this year’s BFI London Film Festival, The Imitation Game arrives on screens around the UK this Friday as it receives a highly-anticipated theatrical release. Staying true to the film’s title, the production saw today’s capital double for London in the 1940s in several key scenes.
Date posted: 12.11.2014

Image of a still from Steven Claydon's The Ancient Set

Jarman Award Shortlist Artist Profile: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

In the latest of our Jarman Award Artist Profiles we speak with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd who shares her memories of a chance encounter with Jarman and reflects on the prevailing influences in her own work.
Date posted: 12.11.2014

Ada and After: Women do (Science) Fiction with screenings all over London

From 20-23 November Queer feminist film collective Club Des Femmes invite you to enter a fantastic world as dreamed by Ada Lovelace, Mary Shelley, Donna Haraway, Björk and Lieutenant Uhura in a series of science fiction themed events around London.
Date posted: 11.11.2014

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Wedding of the season: Downton’s grand finale shoots in London’s Two Temple Place

As Downton Abbey reached its gripping series finale last night, it also showcased one of London's many great locations. The capital's Two Temple Place hosted a very special occasion for the show: the wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge.
Date posted: 10.11.2014

Image of a still from Balsa Wood, directed by Dominique Lecchi

Dominique Lecchi talks Balsa Wood and London Calling

We caught up with a filmmaker from last years London Calling, and the producer who selected her work for the short film funding scheme . Find out what makes a good project and what the scheme offers for both training and funding.
Date posted: 07.11.2014

Rebel rebel: Riot Grrrl flicks and fun this weekend in Hackney and Southwark

Fringe! Film and Arts Festival is hosting ‘There’s a Dyke In the Pit: A Day of Queer Grrrl Power’ a celebration of the Queercore and Riot Grrrl movements on film, thanks to support from Film Hub London’s Boost Award.
Date posted: 05.11.2014

Image of a still from Trauma, directed by Mark James Kinsella

Director of Trauma shares his London Calling short film fund experience

Opportunities to fund a short to a professional level are few and far between, but don't despair! We asked Mark James Kinsella, writer, director and producer of Trauma, to talk about his experience of making a short film through London Calling short film fund.
Date posted: 05.11.2014

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A Tale of Two Cities: forging television drama links between London and Paris

Last month, we put a call out for London-based producers working on television drama projects that might be a good fit for a UK-French co-production. Following weeks of deliberation, we are delighted to announce the successful producers, who will be joining us for six-day business programme A Tale of Two Cities.
Date posted: 03.11.2014

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Lilting among eight London-shot films nominated for this year's BIFAs

The nominees for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, with eight London-shot films sharing a total of 24 nods between them. Pride received the most, with seven nominations to its name, while Lilting - produced through Film London Microwave - picked up three from this year's jury.
Date posted: 03.11.2014

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Paddington Station in Paddington

Our location of the month is Paddington Station, featured in Paddington
Date posted: 01.11.2014