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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

(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.

Other News

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the future of the MEDIA funding programme. If you are involved in the audiovisual sector in Europe, have your say before 30 Nov.

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