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Image of Beach Blanket Babylon appears in Woody Allen's You Will Be a Tall Dark Stranger

Film London News Bulletin - 2 March 2011

Date posted: 02.03.2011

Microwave Returns
Scheme Opens for Applications

Microwave, the award-winning feature film fund, returns with opportunities for emerging film-making talent in the capital and outlines changes to the scheme which will give successful film-makers more support to develop their projects.
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The King's Speech
Brings Oscars to London
British royal drama The King's Speech bagged four Oscars® at the 83th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. The London-shot film was joined by other winning features filmed in the capital including Inception (four wins) and The Wolfman (one).
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Location of the Month

Beach Blanket Babylon

The sumptuous Beach Blanket Babylon bar and restaurant in Notting Hill is renowned for its decadent Baroque and Rococo interiors. It has featured as a filming location in various feature films including Woody Allen's latest, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
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Festivals & Screenings
The Community Channel will broadcast a selection of short works supported by Mediabox, the fund for media projects made by young people, throughout March.

The Empty Plan
by Anja Kirschner and David Panos, produced through FLAMIN Productions, is showing as part of British Art Show 7 exhibition at London's Hayward gallery until 17 April.

The 7th Birds Eye Film Festival launches on International Women's Day, 8 March.

Director Sangeeta Datta marks the theatrical release of her film Life Goes On with a special screening and panel discussion on 11 March at SOAS, University of London.

Whirlygig Cinema presents Whirlygiggles
: A short film event at the Horse Hospital on 11 March exploring comedy through the work of 16 new film-makers.

Festivals & Screenings
The Community Channel will broadcast a selection of short works supported by Mediabox, the fund for media projects made by young people, throughout March.

The Empty Plan
by Anja Kirschner and David Panos, produced through FLAMIN Productions, is showing as part of British Art Show 7 exhibition at London's Hayward gallery until 17 April.

The 7th Birds Eye Film Festival launches on International Women's Day, 8 March.

Director Sangeeta Datta marks the theatrical release of her film Life Goes On with a special screening and panel discussion on 11 March at SOAS, University of London.

Whirlygig Cinema presents Whirlygiggles
: A short film event at the Horse Hospital on 11 March exploring comedy through the work of 16 new film-makers.

In The News
Warner Bros announced
the premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be in Trafalgar Square, making it the first red carpet movie event held in the historic location.

Oscar®-winning visual effects expert Paul Franklin (Inception) details his trip to Hollywood for the world famous awards ceremony in a diary for BBC News online.

Funding, Training & Industry Events
Funded by the EU's MEDIA Mundus and the Nigerian Film Corporation, Babylon International provides training and mentorship to European and African film-makers seeking to access the international film industry. Deadline for applications 7 March.

Throughout March, The Dickens Museum is hosting free film screenings and workshops around the topic of adapting Dickens to the big screen funded by Film London and the UK Film Council's Digital Film Archive Fund.

Learn about the independent production process from start to finish with Euroscript's Film Producing Workshop on 19 and 20 March.

Submissions
London UK Film Focus (LUFF) Breakthrough strand
- deadline 25 March; Puma Creative Impact Award - deadline 1 April; FLAMIN Sea-change residency - deadline 11 April; innocent mini movie competition - deadline 17 April

Other News
British Waterways has recently appointed Itasca Locations as its national film location management partner, to raise the profile of its waterways and properties across England and Wales to the film and photographic industry.

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