News round-up 10/12/13

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Sarah Rutterford

Categories: News Round-Up

Feeling Christmassy yet? Let Will Ferrell take you there (Elf photo credit: Entertainment Film Distributors).


Training & opportunities

  • @sheffdocfest and Crossover Labs in partnership with @SkillsetSSC have presented Devise to Deliver 3 an 8-month, two stage UK-wide training scheme designed for filmmakers, digital media makers, digital producers and other film professionals. D2D3 provides practical training in producing interactive projects technically, creatively and financially, as well as a guide to innovative ways to fund, distribute and market your films through digital technology.
  • Do you want to work for a film festival? @glasgowfilm festival needs volunteers. You could gain invaluable experience in Front of House, Communications and Coordinator roles. Deadline: 8 Jan.
  • Filmmakers: ten days left to submit to the @BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival!
  • @PlymShortFilms is looking for entries for its May 2014 festival, deadline 20 April. There are awards a-plenty for category-winning entrants.
  • International submissions of short films from secondary school / undergrad students on global women’s issues are welcomed by @ConnectHer‘s Girls Impact the World Film Festival – deadline 31 Dec.
  • Another one for the ladies, @Frauenfilmfest needs debut features from female directors – deadline 10 Jan.
  • Short filmmakers & video artists, London’s @JW3Cinema is looking for work for its Artists’ Film Salon, their new film club. The theme for the first event – scheduled for 17th Feb – is Secrets & Surprises. Get cracking!
  • Annual exhibition @theopenwest is looking for work from up to 40 artists – including those working in film – for submissions for its 2014 edition. Work will be exhibited and three 500 prizes awarded. Deadline: 10 Feb.
  • @FACT_Liverpool is looking for shorts on the theme of ‘Science Fiction: Myths of the Present Future’. “No efforts are too low budget or otherworldly”, they say. Selected shorts will screen at the venue from March to June next year and the deadline is 17 Jan. Get to it!
  • @HammertoNail is looking for shorts to be screened at US festivals and discussed by their “dedicated audience of online cinephiles”. Deadline: midnight 1 Jan.
  • CINEASTES EVERYWHERE: send your favourite films of 2013 to for @SensesofCinema‘s annual World Poll, and feel important. Deadline 19 Dec.

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