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News round-up... 03/02/2014

Posted Monday 3 February 2014 by Sarah Rutterford in News Round-up

Kiss The Water UK quad poster

Here in the office we're celebrating the success of our latest release, Kiss the Water. Hailed variously as 'a must-see for any angler', 'cinematic magic' and more esoterically 'like dreaming and eating dessert at the same time' by well known fisherman Jerry Seinfeld, it's still available to book on DCP, Blu-ray or DVD. Fishing is the biggest participation sport in the UK. Fact.

We're also taking bookings on BAFTA Shorts 2014, a feature-length programme of BAFTA-nominated shorts. Maxine Peake and Mackenzie Crook are among the actors featured in this superb programme, which comprises live action and animation, and represents an excellent way for you to a) support young British filmmaking talent and b) develop your audience for short films.

News & opportunities

Calls for submissions

  • Film and video artists - responses to COBRA 1.3 are being sought. Submit a film or video work of art between 1-9 mins long by 7 Feb 2014 and your piece will be included in a resulting DVD of artists' moving image work.
  • A really exciting opportunity - @Artangel has issued an open call for UK-based artists to submit "bold site-specific proposals that will transform the UK’s cultural landscape". Deadline 28 Feb.
  • Filmmakers, a great brief: submit shorts responding to the Imperial War Museum's collections on war and conflict for their Short Film Festival (deadline 31 July).
  • @SensoriaFest, the film, music and digital festival is also looking for submissions - in particular of fiction features or short films with an innovative soundtrack/score, music docs, music-related biopics and music videos. Deadline: 5pm 28 Feb.
  • The submissions deadlines for @edfilmfest are fast approaching - regular deadline 4 Feb, latecomers 18 Feb. They're also looking for volunteers...
  • Can you captivate an audience for 10 seconds? 9:88 Films' 10 second film challenge needs your shortest shorts.
  • @SheffieldFringe is calling for artists' moving image submissions, deadline midnight Sun 16 Feb.
  • Need film festival experience? @UKgreenfilms is looking for festival volunteers - see our jobs page.

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