Film London Newsletter - 27 April 2011
Date posted: 27.04.2011
ill Manors Secures
Ben Drew's directorial debut, produced through Film London Microwave, has signed a UK distribution deal with Revolver Entertainment.
East Meets East
As London Festivals Open
This week sees the start of two key festivals with Film London-funded East End Film Festival and London Palestine Film Festival giving moviegoers good reason to visit the cinema.
Releasing this Friday, The Veteran stars 2009 BAFTA Rising Star nominee Toby Kebbell as a soldier trying to fit back into society after returning from war in Afghanistan.
Festivals & Screenings
The East End Film Festival begins today, April 27 until May 2. Screenings include the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Portishead, and Movie Mayday, a day of FREE film screenings and events in every corner of the East End.
Supported by Film London's Cultural Film Exhibition Fund, the London Palestine Film Festival will take place from April 29 to May 11, hosting films ranging from perspectives on Gaza to women's issues.
Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley is hosting a free 'Century of Cinema' 1990s screening event on Sunday 8 May, showing classic British comedy drama 'Brassed Off' with a Q&A by director Mark Herman. Booking is essential.
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 May 3.
The Production Guild have three upcoming short courses taking place at Pinewood Studios over the next month, including First Aid training and Leadership and Management Techniques. Courses are open to non-members.
B3 Media host The Future of Screenwriting - Is the Three Act Structure Dead? on May 16, a workshop with eminent screenwriting expert Ken Dancyger. Tickets are available here.
Artist duo Somewhere want your watery film footage to splice together for Floating Cinema screenings throughout the summer. Send Up your film material as QuickTime files by June 8 to be part of their unique waterways cinematic celebrations.
Alphaville Festival - 1 May; Film London Microwave - 3 May; Dot Dot Dash Dot - 9 May; onedotzero_adventures in motion - 30 May; 31st Cambridge Film Festival - 31 May; The Floating Cinema - 8 June
Show and Tell Films are giving away two tickets for their upcoming event, Content(ment), on May 5 at Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden. The event is a panel discussion on the most talked about topic in the media - content, with an opportunity for Q&A and debate. The evening will continue with networking and prizes.
To be in with a chance of winning, email your answer to the question "What does the acronym 'VoD' stand for?" quoting 'Film London newsletter competition' in the subject line to email@example.com.
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