Film London News Bulletin - 16 February 2011
Date posted: 16.02.2011
The Return of LUFF
London UK Film Focus 2011
Film London has announced the return of London UK Film Focus (LUFF) for the 8th year, with the dates set for 27 - 30 June 2011. International film buyers will again flock to London's BFI Southbank for the four day event to acquire British feature films and bring them to an international audience.
Royal Flush for The King's Speech
Film Triumphs at BAFTAs
The King's Speech, the highly acclaimed London-shot drama about King George VI's stammer swept the board at this week's BAFTAs. The film picked up both the Best Film and the Outstanding British Film awards following its huge success after premiering at the BFI London Film Festival last October.
3 Mills Studios
Announce New Owners
London's largest Studio, 3 Mills Studios, is now owned by the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the not-for-profit company, responsible for the long term planning, development and management of the Olympic Park.
Festivals & Screenings
Midnight Movies returns to Curzon Soho on 25 February for third birthday celebrations and a special screening of Battle Royale.
Kilburn's The Tricycle Cinema are holding an International Oscar® Season from 18 February with UK premieres, special preview screenings, a director Q&A, and a chance to revisit some of the most critically acclaimed international submissions for the 83rd Academy Awards®.
Congratulations to Kyoko Miyake - a film-maker supported through the London Borough Film Fund Challenge - whose latest short, Hackney Lullabies won the Berlin Today Award at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.
In The News
The King's Speech has grossed over $100m overseas and will reach $200m worldwide today, according to Screen Daily.
Moby is offering independent film-makers freely available music to use for soundtracks via new website.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
For its second year, Power to the Pixel's leading cross-media course, The Pixel Lab, will be held in Potsdam, Germany from 26 June to 2 July 2011. The deadline for applications is 1 April.
The Network offers an opportunity to see just how exciting working in TV really is. If you fancy spending four FREE days in Edinburgh this August, meeting the people behind some of your favourite TV shows and some celebs too, then apply for The Network. Applications close 15 April.
Win £20K to market your film online with the Skillset and LoveFilm sponsored Marketing Movies Online Labs 2011, now open for applications.
- Under 25 and live in Hackney? @HackneyCutFilms has a two-minute anti-smoking film competition for you! http://t.co/HD13o5bgjB
- We're so proud of @DakusFilms & Titus! One of our Breakthrough films at #LUFF13 & viewable online now: http://t.co/8aNy3N8iVd
- RT @aojwFL_BFC : Looking forward to attending @BAFTA Game Awards at Tobacco Docks tonight as a guest of @uk_ie