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Film London News Bulletin - 1 June 2007

Date posted: 01.06.2007

The Film London Film-makers' Festival Fund (FFF) is now open for 2007 / 2008 application. FFF aims to support the development of individual film-makers' and moving image artists' careers, by providing travel grants for attendance at a number of overseas festivals where films have been selected and are in competition. The next deadline is 15 June.

Judith Burrows' PULSE short, Carwash*, will screen alongside other Film London-funded work on 3 June as part of the Camden Green Fair and BikeFest in The Regent's Park.

100 Black Screen Icons brings to light 100 of the most significant international Black personalities in film and television. In the first ever online poll of its kind, the nominations list has been compiled with the help of an expert panel of practitioners from a variety of film and TV genres. Make sure you cast your online vote before 29 June.

To launch Channel 4's new 4Talent resource and as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Channel 4 is hosting an exclusive series of events called Four Days in June (11 – 14 June). Members of the public will have the opportunity to attend seminars and masterclasses with various Channel 4 commissioning executives, as well as high profile on and off screen talent.

The Skillset Film Skills Fund is now open. Applications are invited for the delivery of project based training schemes. Programmes must deliver project-based training that is directly linked to production output and support participants for a minimum of 8 months, including the production period. Deadline for applications is 29 June.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is currently compiling its annual Film UK Guide to British Film 2007. If you have completed a fiction live-action film (either a feature or a short) in the last year (between 31 July 2006 and 31 July 2007) it can be included in the guide for free. Furthermore, during the festival itself a videotheque is operated where delegates and industry professionals can view films in individual booths. Should you wish, your film can also be stocked in the videotheque. If you would like your film included in the guide and/or in the videotheque please go to the professionals section of the EIFF website to download a Film UK application form.

Talent Circle is calling for short films for its 4th annual Super Shorts film festival. Super Shorts 2007 is now accepting films of no longer than five minutes in length, made in the last year by UK film-makers. This year's theme is passion. The deadline for entries is 30 June.

Now in its 32nd year the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (MGEITF) invites you to attend the world's leading forum for media and television professionals to celebrate creativity, discuss and debate topical industry issues and build relationships. Register now.

Whether you're an architect, a teacher, an artist, or just passionate about the built environment, why not organise an event for Architecture Week - the annual national celebration of contemporary architecture (15 – 24 June). Events including film screenings, talks, walks, tours, building-visits, exhibitions, excavations, excursions, pod-casts and children's activities will be taking place across the country this summer, coming together in celebration of the built environment.

The London Film Academy is running a free seminar, Producing Digital Visual Effects within a Tight Budget, on 5 June at The Hospital. The panel includes Alan Marques (GoldenEye, Seven Years in Tibet and Werner Herzog's Invincible), David Hilton (Aliens and several James Bond films) and Dave Barnard (Mirrormask). Please RSVP as places are limited.

The Guild of British Camera Technicians celebrates its 30th anniversary by gathering the best from throughout the British film and television industry in A Night to Remember. The Royal Lancaster Hotel is the venue for a glittering awards ceremony to honour the outstanding work produced by the unsung heroes employed behind the lens, and will support two charities - Unicef and The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund.

The Latin American Association presents the first Native Spirit Festival (4 – 9 June). The festival celebrates the indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America. This non-profit event will showcase some of the most outstanding films in recent years documenting these diverse cultures and the challenges they face.

With summer well on its way, catch free outdoor movie screenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout June at The Scoop, More London Riverside. Films screening include Volver, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Memento and Monsoon Wedding.

Salvador Dalí's Disney animation, Destino, begun in 1946 and completed in 2003, has its British premiere this week at the first exhibition devoted to the artist's fascination with film. The exhibition at Tate Modern runs until September 9.

We currently have one vacancy at Film London for a Children's Cinema Development Coordinator. The deadline for applications is 18 June.

And finally…

Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall star in Paul Schrader's (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) The Walker*. View the trailer.

Compiled by Film London * Assisted by Film London

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