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Film London News Bulletin - 23 March 2011

Date posted: 23.03.2011

New Film and TV Studio
Opens in London

Wimbledon Film & Television Studios launched last week, giving a new name and a new start to what was once Merton Studios.
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Shooting at 3 Mills

Tim Burton's stop-motion Disney animation, Frankenweenie, is shooting at London's 3 Mills Studios.
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The Big Stories
of Black London

Film London-supported project Black London's Film Heritage presents Big City Stories, with special events showcasing archive film material that maps the life of Black Londoners.
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Festivals & Screenings
To coincide with the DVD release of Football Fables, the Ritzy Brixton presents another chance to see the multi-award winning debut from Film London-supported director Baff Akoto, on Sunday 27 March, followed by a Q&A.

On 28 March BAFTA will hold a special screening of Exile, a psychological thriller that tells an intimate story of prodigal redemption.This screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor John Simm, director John Alexander and writer Danny Brocklehurst.

Before celebrating the 7th edition of the London Spanish Film Festival in September, check out the festival's special Spring Weekend from 1-3 April.

In The News
Tribeca announce plans
to make some of the festival programme available to watch online for the first time.

A new teaser trailer for the latest and last Harry Potter film has just been released.

Funding, Training & Industry Events
The Dickens Museum
continues to host free screenings and workshops this month, funded by Film London and the UK Film Council's Digital Film Archive Fund, with 'Researching Dickens and London on Film' taking place on 30 March.

MyStreet is a film competition open to anyone in the UK to make a film about their "street". The project also has a new online channel where these films can be viewed, telling the nation's stories, street by street.

B3 Media
has recently announced the launch of CINEAST - a new short film funding scheme in partnership with BBC Writersroom, for East and Southeast Asian artists, film-makers and actors.

Eye On Films
, a new initiative to support the promotion of first feature films, is currently open for its first round of submissions.

My First Job In Film
is a new website supporting a more diverse, equitable and transparent new entrant recruitment market for the UK Film Industry. The website is now calling out for industry organisations and individuals to register.

The London UK Film Focus (LUFF) Breakthrough
- deadline 25 March; 55th BFI London Film Festival - short films 24 June, feature films 8 July

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