Film London Newsletter – 10 November
Date posted: 11.11.2010
A Tale to Tell in 90 Seconds
Competition Launches for Second Year
After its successful first run last year, Film London in 90 Seconds has launched in 11 London Boroughs - offering local film-making workshops and £500 prizes for the best shorts under a minute and a half.
Fashion Freeze Time
Festival Revisits Early Cinema Experience
The Fashion in Film Festival, supported by Film London's Digital Film Archive Fund, presents the Kinoscope Parlour (15 Nov - 14 Dec). The project will involve six modernised versions of the kinetoscope, an early film exhibition artifact, scattered across the capital to celebrate the role of costume in cinema.
Warner Bros Announces
Investment in UK Home
The Hollywood giant has announced it is investing £100m ($160m) in the home of the Harry Potter films, Leavesden Studios situated just outside London, further cementing the studio's long-lasting relationship with the UK.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
Four Corners is offering 40 unemployed people accredited training in film-making and access to paid work placements. Digital Futures is free and starts in Jan 2011. The deadline to apply is 12 Nov 2010.
Writing for Hollywood: Jumping the First Hurdle with James Bartlett (18 Nov) is a day-long course run by London Film School on the challenges facing writers when sending scripts to Hollywood studios.
The UK Film Council is offering a film-maker a place at the Tribeca All Access 2011 training programme in New York. Applications are welcome from British film-makers, from communities under-represented in film and TV. The deadline for applications is 8 Dec 2010.
Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and National Trust are looking for documentary scripts or films in development dealing with the impact of nature. The Power of Nature closes applications on 20 Dec.
Festivals & Screenings
onedotzero (10-14 Nov) is returning to the BFI Southbank to celebrate audiovisual pioneering showcasing new forms and hybrids of moving image.
GFEST, the Gaywise FESTival 2010, is screening a series of international short films with a queer theme at Rich Mix on Thurs 11 Nov.
Land in Focus will be presenting 'Vietnam in Focus', an afternoon of multi-award winning Vietnamese shorts from 5pm on Sun 14 Nov at Shortwave Cinema.
Documentary feature Street Food Kolkata - Why Not... will be screened on Sun 14 Nov and Mon 15 Nov at the Whirled Cinema accompanied by a celebration of Bengali culture, including local food rarely available outside Bengal.
In the News
Martin Scorsese has restored Michael Powell's 1960 classic Peeping Tom, which is being re-released in cinemas and on DVD to mark its 50th anniversary.
The trailer for London-shot adventure Gulliver's Travels, starring Jack Black, is now available.
Brain Wash - deadline 1 Dec 2010; Black London's Film Heritage (archive films relating to London or Black History) - deadline 1 Dec 2010.