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Film London News Bulletin - 9 March 2011

Date posted: 09.03.2011

The Hour
BBC Drama Finishes Shooting

New BBC six-part drama The Hour, starring Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw has just finished shooting in the capital. Set in 1950s London, the drama is a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of a news programme.
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The Female Touch
Birds Eye View 2011

The Birds Eye View film festival is now underway in the capital. The festival, which champions women in film-making, returns for a seventh year and includes Oscar®-winning films and top industry events
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Film London Website
Re-design Survey

Following the re-design of the Film London and FLAMIN websites in June 2010  we would like to know how the new layouts are working for you. Send your feedback using the following survey link before 20 March for a chance to win a DVD pack of Microwave films.
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Festivals & Screenings
On 13 March the Institute of Psychoanalysis presents a screening and discussion of Randa Haine's Children of a Lesser God on introduced by psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini and guest speaker Carol Topolski.

The 13th London Asian Film Festival, Tongues on Fire, will take place from 18-27 March across multiple venues in London. To mark International Women's Day, the festival is launching the Nargis Dutt Lecture. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by film-maker Anusha Rizvi and will be followed by a panel discussion with producer and former Film London board chair Sandy Lieberson and actor/producer Sanjay Suri.

In The News

Pinewood Shepperton
announces plans to invest in smaller British films.

Check out REM's London-shot film for new song, Uberlin, starring Aaron Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.

Funding, Training & Industry Events
Places still available on Making the Most of Visual Effects, a Skillset supported conference taking place at BAFTA on Friday 11 March.

The 2011 Film Directing for Women Roadshow is bringing its "5 steps to directing" seminar to a town near you, covering the fundamentals of film directing in 5 easy steps.

Step2TrainingTV
has launched its training for those working in and entering the TV & Film Industry. Get a 20% discount by signing up as a free member.

Screentourism 11
, the London International Film Tourism Conference, is exploring the marketing and visitor impact phenomenon of film and television tourism at BAFTA on 18 March.

Submissions

Guiding Lights
- deadline 11 March; Brooklyn Film Festival - deadline 16 March; I Will Tell Festival - deadline 18 March; Sea-change Residency - deadline 11 April; Microwave - deadline 3 May

Competition

Award-winning urban thriller Deadmeat, which took part in Film London's LUFF, is released on DVD this week. Distributor Top Dog has partnered with Film London to give away 5 DVDs.

To be in with a chance to win one, send your answer to the following question to ollie@franklinrae.com with 'Film London competition' in the subject line before 13 March: "In which Guy Ritchie film set in the world of boxing did Deadmeat actor Robbie Gee appear?".

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