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Image of Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley look fervently through a window in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go

Film London News Bulletin - 9 February 2011

Date posted: 09.02.2011

Dickens 2012
New Projects Unveiled

Dickens 2012 is an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens which will mark the bicentenary of the great author's birth in 2012. This week, coinciding with what would have been Dickens's 199th birthday, Dickens 2012 unveiled some of the new plans.
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Never Let Me Go
London Shot Film Hits Screens

The National Trust's Ham House in London is transformed to become Never Let Me Go's eerie boarding school.
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London in Berlin
Film London Attends this Year's Festival

The 61st Berlin Film Festival starts this week, with nearly 20,000 film professionals expected to attend. Film London will be on hand to discuss key industry initiatives as part of the European Film Market, while Film London short Spring will screen in the Festival's Panorama strand.
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Festivals & Screenings
Congratulations to Film London-funded short Jenny & the Worm, awarded Special Jury Mention at the 6th Prague Short Film Festival.

Meet and question BAFTA®-nominated film-makers, including the team behind Film London supported short Rite, at First Light's event for aspiring young film-makers aged 15-25 on Saturday 12 February. The event is part of the BFI Future Film Festival. To reserve your place, please email: angela@firstlightonline.co.uk

As part of their ongoing centenary celebrations, The Phoenix Cinema is holding a free screening of 1960s classic British film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning on Sunday 20 February. For more information and tickets visit the Phoenix Cinema website

In The News
The BFI have just announced dates for this year's 55th BFI London Film Festival, which will take place from 12 until 27 October.

Check out the trailer for the Film London assisted Captain America, starring Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones.

Funding, Training & Industry Events
Guiding Lights
, the year-long mentoring programme for upcoming writers, directors and producers is now open for applications. Previous mentors have included Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, and Stephen Frears. Application deadline 2pm, Friday 11 March.

The School of Sound will take place at The Southbank Centre from 27 until 30 April, presenting a unique series of masterclasses by practitioners, artists and academics exploring the creative use of sound with the moving image. For more information and to book your place visit The School of Sound website.

Calling all aspiring film-makers - apply now for the chance to win a place on one of thirty brilliant London Film Academy courses.

Submissions
MEDIA TV Broadcasting scheme
- deadline 28 February; Film-makers' Festival Fund (FFF) - deadline 8 March; TUC 60 Second Ad Competition - deadline 14 March; PUMA.Creative Impact Award - deadline 1 April

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