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Film London News Bulletin - 25 May 2007

Date posted: 25.05.2007

Figures published by Film London reveal a 42% increase in filming in the capital over the last three years. In 2006 there were up to 38 crews on the streets of London every day of the year, generating 13,802 days of filming. This confirms London's position as the third busiest international centre for filming.

Mediabox is a new scheme offering 13-19 year olds the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects. There will be a Mediabox information event on 15 June. Pre-registration is essential. Please download a full schedule and registration form online.

The 2nd Annual CobraVision Awards will be held on 4 June at 6.30pm - celebrating some of the best in new British film. The top 20 films from the last year of CobraVision will be shown on the big screen. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as for the best international entry. This year, CobraVision will also be working with their partners to create a visually spectacular interactive exhibition and networking event before and after the awards ceremony.

Tower Hamlets Council has teamed up with Canary Wharf Group (CWG) to produce a map of their local area, celebrating its use as a film location. One of the most recognisable and widely used film locations in the world is the iconic Canary Wharf. It has been the star of many great films from romantic comedies to action adventures and sci-fi thrillers. Find out more about the Isle of Dogs Movie Map.

Future Shorts has created a rapidly expanding network that allows film-makers the opportunity to have their work seen on the largest theatrical platform worldwide. Check out the end of their May programme, running in London cinemas until 28 May.

The Independent Cinema Office is holding a one-day training course for anyone who wants to get media coverage for film-related events or festivals and is working with limited time, money and resources: including independent exhibitors, arts centre staff, established and emerging festivals, event organisers, venue PR and marketing staff, arts development officers, and film distributors.

The UBS Long Weekend returns with a four-day celebration of film, music, performance and visual art (25 – 28 May). Each evening features unmissable live performances and screenings in the iconic setting of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Saturday brings a performance by the Throbbing Gristle to rarely-screened super-8 films by Derek Jarman.

The Declaration of Independence Film Festival kicks off on the first of the month and runs until 7 June. The festival presents the very best in new independent cinema from the USA and Canada to London audiences. Watch films at the Renoir, the Horse Hospital and Cineworld West India Quay.

The Curzon cinemas podcast is available online, presented by Alex Fitch and featuring reviews of films released this month at the five cinemas in the Curzon network.

And finally…

The trailer for New Line's The Golden Compass* is now online.

Compiled by Film London      * Assisted by Film London

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