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Film London Newsletter - 21 July 2010

Date posted: 21.07.2010

Find out what we're up to, as well as highlights and opportunities from the film and media industries in the capital.

Rushing for Success
Film London Shorts at Rushes Festival

Rushes Soho Shorts (21 - 31 July), one of the key short film festivals in the UK, returns to the capital for a 12th year with a line-up of top films, including works funded by Film London, and a programme bustling with events.
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Alfresco Film
Outdoor Screenings Across the Capital

Londoners have the chance to experience an extensive array of films on outdoor screens this summer. From the not-to-be-missed screenings at Somerset House to Syon Park's suggestive 'Cinema Under the Stars', grab your favourite blanket and settle in for some 'alfresco' cinematic treats.
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Film-makers' Festival Fund (FFF)
Applications Now Open

FFF aims to support London-based film-makers in the festival marketplace; offering travel grants, or funding towards print production costs. There are rolling deadlines for this popular scheme - apply before 10 August for this round.
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Funding, Training & Industry Events

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) is looking for film-makers, producers and editors aged 16-25 to make a documentary about 'S'warm' - a street performance fusing dance and theatre which will culminate in a week-long event in London (15-22 August). The job is unpaid but winners will work with professional mentors and the film will be screened in Canada Square to a big audience as well as online.

Award-winning film-maker Havana Marking (Afghan Star) is delivering a masterclass titled Filming in a War Zone on Sat 24 July. The session will discuss practical and ethical issues around filming in a conflict area.

You can still register for Film London Exhibitors' Forum, an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the audience development sector. The next event on 29 July will focus on delivering accessible marketing and events in arts and cultural venues.

Festivals & Screenings
Curzon Cinemas is hosting an exclusive special screening of the latest film by Film London-supported artist film-maker Andrew Kotting at the Renoir Cinema on 23 July. The second in a projected trilogy, Ivul marks the director's successful return to narrative film-making.

There are still chances to get tickets for film and comic event Movie-Con III at the BFI Southbank (13-15 August) for exclusive preview screenings yet to be disclosed. Keep an eye out for announcements.

The Malthouse Monthly Film Club in Barking and Dagenham, supported through Film London's Outer Boroughs pilot fund, will screen musical West Side Story on 29 July.

Festivals etc. currently seeking submissions include: The Pixel Market - deadline 6 August; BCS Digital Revolutions - deadline 15 October.

In the News

The trailer of Woody Allen's London-shot You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is now online. Bollywood sci-fi superhero film Ra.One has been spotted shooting spectacular scenes in the capital, including a jeep and a motorbike smashing through a double decker bus.

Other News

The UK Film Council has launched its first fully digital statistical yearbook. The 2010 Statistical Yearbook makes it possible to search the latest details about the film industry in the UK online, including up-to-date production and box office figures.

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