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New Towns as part of Britain's heritage
Posted on June 20, 2019
From October 2018, our innovative film project New Towns, Our Town – Stories on Screen has helped to increase the visibility of, and pride in, the story of the New Town movement. With our feature-length film compilation New Towns, Our Town currently available for bookings across the UK, we asked Georgia Wrighton, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MSc Town Planning at University of Brighton, to reflect on why these valuable towns should be a recognised part of Britain's heritage.
How to build and run a sustainable cinema
Posted on June 13, 2019
In a few weeks' time we'll be organising our Summer Screening Days in Lewes' Depot, one of the greenest cinemas in Europe. Their Green Ambassador Natasha Padbury shared with us examples of the impressive work they've done so far and their top ten tips for running a more sustainable cinema.
How BFI NETWORK can help South East filmmakers
Posted on June 7, 2019
How do I find a producer? What sort of ideas are BFI NETWORK looking for? What do I need to include in my application? Applying for funding can be daunting, and disheartening if you’re not successful. To make the process easier for emerging filmmakers in the South East, we spoke with two filmmakers who've successfully applied for our funding and our BFI NETWORK South East Talent Executive Thomas Wightman, who shared with us his top five tips for making your application stand out.
What Developing Your Film Festival can offer you
Posted on May 13, 2019
While there are many training opportunities on offer for filmmakers, there is only one Developing Your Film Festival. Programmer & Artistic Director for The Kids Film Festival in Poland, Joanna Żak shared with us what she learnt at the world's only intensive development programme for film festival professionals in 2018.
What I Learnt at Young Audiences Screening Day
Posted on May 10, 2019
On Thursday 2 May, we organised our Young Audiences Screening Day at HOME Manchester and were thrilled to welcome many emerging film programmers from across the UK to the event. Sophie Willard from Saffron Screen Young Film Programmers shared with us her experience of the day.