There was a strong ICO contingent at Cannes this year, where we held a party (on the beach!) celebrating the ICO’s 10th anniversary and saw lots of fantastic films. Check out our Storify here, and our party pics here.
You may already have seen one of our film programmers, Selina Robertson at the Gulbenkian speaking on one of Film Hub South East‘s Roadshows at the Gulbenkian Cinema in Canterbury and Jon Spatz, our Training Administrator will be at Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford tomorrow Wednesday 11th June to speak there. It’s late in the day but there are still places available – if you’re interested in learning more about the Hub and what the ICO can offer you – whether it be ICO films, training or one-to-one advice – book tickets here.
And Deputy Director Simon Ward is speaking on a panel on how the industry can support indie filmmakers during the Mind the Gap! industry programme running 16-18 June alongside the East End Film Festival. Prepare to move on from your first film triumphs to a sustainable career in film with their three-day training programme: book tickets here.
We’re still running ICO One-to-Ones so if you would benefit from an hour’s advice with an industry expert (depending on your chosen topic, we’ll match you with an ICO expert or another industry specialist), apply. At only 20 + VAT per session they represent exceptional value for money – you’ll come away with invaluable insights and practical, achievable objectives.
Scalarama has launched its 2014 programme and is calling on exhibitors of all shapes and sizes to join in their celebration of communal film watching this September. You can screen films from Scalarama’s core programme or choose your own film & event. Click here for all details.
And Cork Film Festival has complied over ten hours of the best of its 2013 edition, and has released them via VODO on a (very friendly) pay what you want basis. There’s seven shorts, seven features, and some bonus thank yous.
Calls for film submissions…
Kids for Kids UK is seeking live action / animation / one-minute shorts made by children (aged 6-12) and young people (aged 13-19). Selected shorts will screen at BFI Southbank in November.
Colchester Film Festival is looking for shorts under 26 minutes – and it’s free to submit.
And artist filmmakers – our friends JW3 are looking for submissions for their monthly Artists’ Film Salon. Get your work seen in their 60-seater cinema and meet other video artists! This month’s theme is ‘Made in London’.