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Film London News Bulletin - 18 January 2008

Date posted: 18.01.2008

Film London and More4, in partnership with the Serpentine Gallery, announce the first Jarman Award. This annual prize is inspired by one of Britain's most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th Century, Derek Jarman. It will shine a light on artist film-makers who are to our times what Jarman was to his.  

Ham House is Film London's Location of the month. The Stuart mansion on the banks of the River Thames, features as Norland in the latest BBC Jane Austen adaptation of Sense and Sensibility*.

The Sweeney Todd Audio Walk is now available online, taking you inside Sweeney's London featuring music, audio clips and interviews from Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-wining musical.

The 5th London Short Film Festival has drawn to a close, with an overwhelming turn-out of audiences across 4 venues and virtual sell-outs across the whole Festival. Winning films included PULSE shorts The Girls* and Peter and Ben*.

Skillset are running a course on How to Create, Develop, Pitch and Deliver Interactive Ideas at the Top TV Academy 25 - 28 January. The course aims to familiarise you with the latest terminology and help you to understand the processes underlying 360 degree format and content commission, development, production and distribution.

The Birkbeck Cinema in Bloomsbury is available for screenings. There is a special rate for non profit organisations. The facilities can accommodate 35mm, digibeta, beta SP and most other main formats. There is also space and facilities for catering.

To tie in with the new exhibition Breaking The Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 – 1937 at the British Library, Curzon Cinemas present four screenings from 20 January to 10 February. The season traces the rise of the avant-garde across Europe, with films from Germany, France, Russia and the UK and surveying a range of movements, including Expressionism and Surrealism. Films screening include Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, Dreams That Money Can Buy, New Babylon, Blood of a Poet and Borderline.
The Armenian Institute begins a new film club, meeting monthly at the beautiful Pushkin House near Holborn.  It will begin on 24 January with a selection of films by Vaughn Pilikian; writer, artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London. His short films have screened at festivals around the world, and in 2005 he won the Golden Apricot at the Yerevan International Film Festival for his film Hammer and Flame. This event will include material compiled specially by the director and never screened before in public.

Submissions are open for the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Shorts, features, animation, documentary and music video that are no older than 12 months by June 2008 are eligible. You can download the relevant forms and regulations from our site or submit your film via the online submissions service. The deadline for all features, animation and shorts is 18 February 2008. For Mirrorball the deadline is 2 April 2008. If your film is a British production completed between 31 July 2007 and 31 May 2008, and is live action, fiction short or feature, then please register with Film UK when you submit your film. Yes, this means completing an additional form but it's a FREE promotional opportunity for your film. 
And finally

The trailer for Doomsday*, the action packed new thriller from writer / director Neil Marshall starring Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell and Rhona Mitra is now online.

Compiled by Film London      * Assisted by Film London

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