New £2m Lottery Film Fund
The BFI has announced a new Transitional Lottery Film Fund to support organisations across the UK dedicated to delivering audience development activities for specialised and British film.
City of God Director
Returns to London
Director Fernando Meirelles has started shooting his new relationship drama 360, starring Rachel Weisz and Jude Law, in London.
St Pancras Hotel Reopens
Offering a Unique Filming Location
One of the most romantic hotels in the world has reopened in London; the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel has received a £150m restoration after 74 years of slumber.
Festivals & Screenings
The latest in FLAMIN's ongoing series of screenings at the Whitechapel Gallery will take place on Sunday 17 April, with a screening and talk by FLAMIN Productions artist Ben Rivers.
The SCI-FI London Film Festival takes place on 23 April - 2 May, with the full programme online.
Sixty Second Stories is a new initiative inviting film-makers from all over the world to tell the most surprising, beautiful and challenging stories in just 60 seconds. The best 90 films will be collated into a feature presentation to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2012.
In The News
Famous London film settings get the graffiti art treatment under the Westway.
A troupe of Charlie Chaplins took to London streets to shoot a short film to launch Virgin Media Shorts 2011.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
Film London is currently seeking expressions of interest from London-based film festivals who would like to get marketing support through the new Pilot Publicity Fund. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 3 May.
Ravensbourne is offering free 3D business consultancies for London-based companies and freelancers in Cannes 2011, offering a taste of the Commercialising Digital Technology Scheme. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Carrie Wootten on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2, Four Corners are offering a unique scheme giving eight new entrants the opportunity to train for a career in hard drive print technology for Digital Cinema, with 4 months worth of free skills training and paid industry placements.
Innocent Mini Movies competition - 17 April; Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival - 21 April; 13th Rushes Soho Shorts Festival - 21 April; Alphaville Festival - 1 May; Film London Microwave - 3 May; onedotzero_adventures in motion - 30 May; 31st Cambridge Film Festival - 31 May; 'Kirin First Cut' Short Film Competition - 30 June; UNLIMITED: European Short Film Festival - 15 July
Indie Training Providers, DiVA are currently recruiting for a Production Assistant to work in a busy indie feature film production company, as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. The deadline for applications is 21 April.