Film London News Bulletin - 23 February 2011
Date posted: 23.02.2011
Spy Drama Shoots in Capital
Filming has commenced in and around the capital on Page Eight, a contemporary spy thriller for BBC Two starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Judy Davis and Michael Gambon.
Eight Exhibition and Education Projects
Film London has announced the recipients of the second round of the Cultural Film Exhibition Fund and Education 'Hubs' Fund for the year 2010/2011.
Lo Budget, Hi Quality
Latest from Microwave Online
In the second chapter of director Josh Appignanesi's (The Infidel) online resource Lo Budget, Hi Quality, Josh looks at how the video revolution in the 70s and 80s affected the landscape of independent film-making, allowing low-budget film-makers to exploit these technologies to new audiences.
Festivals & Screenings
Shorts International and Brain Wash are hosting two exclusive screenings of this year's Oscar®-nominated shorts at Curzon Soho. Animation Shorts will take place on Saturday 26 February and Live Action Shorts on Sunday 27 February at 12pm. Tickets for each event are available from the Curzon website.
Tantric Tourists, a British comedy which took part in Film London's London UK Film Focus (LUFF), will screen at Dalston Rio on Saturday 26 February at 11.30pm, and the Genesis in Whitechapel on Monday 28 February at 7pm, followed by a Q&A.
Following a successful run at international film festivals, London-shot film Desire will play the Apollo Piccadilly from 4 March followed by screenings at other London cinemas and a nationwide tour of 20 UK cities during March/April.
In The News
Some of the capital's tourist attractions have seen increased visitor figures thanks to appearing in Hollywood feature films.
A series of FAQs have been released, outlining the transfer of responsibilities from the UK Film Council to Film London and the BFI.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
Book now for Branchage School's Canon 5D Training, an intensive two-day course that is essential for getting the full potential out of the camera that is revolutionising digital film-making.
Beyond HD: The Future of Film Made Clear - a film and TV conference taking place on 26 and 27 February at Ravensbourne, London.
BAFTA and ICA Masterclasses in March: director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) talks VFX on a budget and David Hego from the team behind BAFTA®-winning video game Batman: Arkham Asylum explores Art Direction.