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Film London News Bulletin - 30 March 2011

Date posted: 30.03.2011

Boris Confirms Funding
For Film London
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed he will continue to invest in Film London. As a result, the agency can deliver its core activities and continue to support and drive growth in London's production sector.
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Boris Confirms Funding
For Film London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed he will continue to invest in Film London. As a result, the agency can deliver its core activities and continue to support and drive growth in London's production sector.
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Arts Council Funding
Confirmed until 2015

Film London is delighted to announce that Arts Council England has today confirmed its continued support of the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) as part of the new National Portfolio of supported organisations.
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Bexley Anime and Manga

Film Festival Returns

The Bexley Anime and Manga Film Festival, funded by Film London, returns from 4 April to 10 May featuring some of Japan's most celebrated film.
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Bexley Anime and Manga

Film Festival Returns

The Bexley Anime and Manga Film Festival, funded by Film London, returns from 4 April to 10 May featuring some of Japan's most celebrated film.
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Festivals & Screenings
The 25th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, from 31 March until 6 April, showcases a broad programme of the best new international queer cinema, alongside highlights from the past twenty five years and special events.

The 7th Images of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival returns to Kilburn's Tricycle Theatre on 8 April to promote a greater awareness of the Diaspora's issues, with a focus on women's perspectives.

Premiering in five cities across Britain, the first national UK Green Film Festival, which runs from 20 - 22 May 2011, will show a selection of the best films, documentaries and shorts that highlight climate change and other environmental issues.

In The News
Film-makers and creatives will help rebalance UK economy, says CBI boss.

Iconic British crime series The Professionals to return in a new film version.

Funding, Training & Industry Events
Mobile phone company Nokia has launched Nokia Shorts 2011, a short film competition with a premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival and a $10,000 cash prize up for grabs.

Transmedia Next
, a training opportunity for the art, craft and business of storytelling in the 21st Century, brings a diverse range of global thought-leaders to London on 12-14 April for a one-off experience allowing participants to see, taste and feel transmedia.

The film and TV industry's pro-copyright body, Industry Trust, has embarked upon a new anti-piracy consumer awareness campaign called 'Moments Worth Paying For'. The campaign focuses on the emotional payback of great viewing experiences to inspire greater respect for copyright and the value of creative works.

Submissions
2011 Satyajit Ray Foundation's Short Film Competition in association with the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) - 29 April; 55th BFI London Film Festival - short films 24 June, feature films 8 July

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