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Film London News Bulletin - 8 June 2007

Date posted: 08.06.2007

A programme of free screenings, marking the launch of the London Screen Study Collection (LSSC), is taking place over June and July at The Screen on Gordon Square, Birkbeck College's new Bloomsbury cinema.

Film London is holding a series of roadshows to promote the second round of Microwave and offer advice on the application process. Catch sessions at the Whitechapel Gallery on 13 June and at TUC on 18 June.

Youth organisations throughout England have just been awarded funds through the second round of Mediabox. The panel selected 23 projects across England, which will directly benefit 1,819 young people. More than 500 London teenagers will benefit from this round, with nine London-based companies having received money. Find out more about the selected projects. There will be a Mediabox information event on 15 June at St. Mary's University if you would like to find out more about this scheme.

As a culmination of their year-long artistic residency, Saint Etienne will present This is Tomorrow, a film exploring the history, architecture, and unique cultural position of London's Southbank Centre. As part of the reopening celebrations for the Royal Festival Hall, Saint Etienne, backed by a 60-piece orchestra and choir drawn from local schools in Lambeth and Southwark, will perform a specially-composed soundtrack to the film, live at its premiere on Friday 29 June.

London Film Academy has a few places left on its practical Summer Film-making Foundation Course starting on Sunday 17 June. It runs for six consecutive Sundays until 22 July. All tutors are working industry professionals. Learn how to write, direct and shoot on 16mm film with Monty Python film-makers Bob and Julian Doyle.

The BECTU Freelancers' Fair on 29 June gathers training bodies, employment and career advisers, employment lawyers, accountants, the Health and Safety Executive and a range of other industry practitioners to advise, inform and answer your questions.

BAFTA and Rocliffe are pleased to confirm that Richard Eyre, the acclaimed director of BAFTA-nominated Notes on a Scandal* will be the industry guest at the Rocliffe New Writing Forum.

The ICO presents an essential one-day training course aimed at London's independent film exhibitors — including cinemas, film festivals, film societies and arts centres — who wish to broaden the range of audiences attending their screenings.

On 8 August the BFI Southbank presents Beautiful South - a quarterly event celebrating and showcasing South London's emerging and diverse cinematic talent. Delivered in conjunction with the Southbank Centre and media partners Shooting People and LIVE Magazine, these sessions include screenings of locally produced material, advice from established film-makers and industry professionals, as well as opportunities to network with other young creatives. Visit the BFI website to submit your film for consideration.

The ultimate festival of all things Star Wars* is coming to London! Star Wars Celebration Europe will bring the best of the Star Wars universe together with fans from all over the world gathering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the saga.

And finally…

Wednesday is the story of a girl and boy, born on the same day, at the same time in the same hospital, whose paths cross again years later in the same place. Watch the trailer of Rob Sorrenti's short film. is designed to show the journey that a cast and crew undertake when they make a short film.

Compiled by Film London    * Assisted by Film London

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