Film London Newsletter – 8 December
Date posted: 08.12.2010
Tomas Alfredson Shooting
Tinker Tailor in London
Let the Right One In director is currently on location in the capital, shooting Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - a John le Carré adaptation starring Gary Oldman.
For Festive Short
Film London supported short Gin & Dry, shot in the capital and set over the Christmas period, will be screened ahead of numerous features at City Screen cinemas until the end of the month.
December 2010: O2 Brixton Academy
Location of the Month
Oscar®-winning French actress Marion Cotillard stars in Lady Grey, the last installment of the Dior viral ad campaign. A sumptuous location was required for the shoot and the art deco foyer of the O2 Brixton Academy was just the ticket.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
Advanced 3D (25-27 January) is a 3-day training course on stereoscopic technology comprising intensive workshops and seminars for professionals. Organised by training specialists Talking Point, it will be led by 3D producer Phil Streather (Bugs!) and held at BAFTA and Twickenham Studios. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shooting and Directing 360 courses by DV Talent continue with two-day sessions for freelancers on 11-12 December specifically on filming with Canon XF305 and EX3.
On 13 December, the Film Means Business series presents 'The Hawking, the Talking', a panel and networking event for production, sales, distribution and exhibition professionals. Panellists include Mark Webster, of Metrodome, and City Screen's Lyn Goleby.
Festivals & Screenings
After 50 years of service, Peter Bayley MBE will be projecting his last film at The Phoenix this December. The cinema is marking his remarkable contribution on 12 December with the screening of one of Peter's favourite films, The Glenn Miller Story, followed by a Q&A with him. All income will go towards Peter's retirement.
DoCoMoMo, an organisation that promotes Modernist architecture, presents a preview screening of Utopia London, a documentary following the young architects, planners and politicians who tried to fuse science and art to build an egalitarian society in post-war London. The screening (14 December, ABA Gallery, EC1) will be followed by a Q&A.
On 13 December Curzon Soho screens The War You Don't See, John Pilger's follow-up to his award-winning documentary The War on Democracy. The film traces media reporting from warzones, from Hiroshima to Afghanistan and will be followed by a Q&A with Pilger.
In the News
Voting is now open to choose the next Orange Wednesdays Rising Star, to be announced at the BAFTA Awards next February. The longlist includes Microwave Shifty star Riz Ahmed.
The King's Speech was the top winner at this year's BIFAs, collecting five gongs including Best British Independent Film.
European Independent Film Festival - deadline 19 December; The Foundation - deadline 31 December; Project Mosaic YouTube competition - deadline 21 January.