This weekend we’re off to Nottingham for Autumn Screening Days. We’re really pleased to be back at Broadway – especially in their 25th anniversary year – and we’re looking forward to see you for a fantastic array of films. We’ve got awards season favourites, Cannes critical smashes and new directorial debuts. See you there!
We’re hiring! We’re looking for a Training and Development Officer who’s great fun and who can do all the things listed here. Apply by 5pm 17 November!
Opportunities and calls for submissions
We’re currently offering free, bespoke consultancy sessions to community cinemas. Applicants must be members of the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema scheme and can access advice from ICO experts on any number of topics including programming, audience development, marketing, business planning and more. The deadline for applications (Friday 27th Nov) is fast approaching, so APPLY!
THIS WAY UP, the exhibition innovation conference run by Film Hubs North, North West Central and Scotland has just announced its programme including sessions on how to platform female filmmakers, how to analyse audience data, the effect of film criticism, and much more. It runs 2-3 December at HOME, Manchester: register here.
Fantastic success for the first FEDS (Film Exhibition, Distribution and Sales) traineeship scheme! Last year’s scheme led to employment for more than half of is participants, so don’t miss out – it’s a fantastic opportunity.
Based in Scotland? Film Hub Scotland’s Audience Development Programme fund has just opened. Apply for awards up to 10K for help with projects aiming to grow and diversify audiences.
Creative Europe MEDIA’s call for proposals for film festival funding is now open. Head to their website to find out more about this scheme, but remember the deadlines: 17 December 2015 and 28 April 2016!
Do you have a dance-based film? Great news: the Dancescreen film submission is now open until 31 January 2016! Aiming to bring together dance and video artists with filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters, this is a fantastic way to celebrate both film and dance.
The Holocaust Memorial Trust has advice on how your cinema can get involved with Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 with films to facilitate learning on persecution and genocide. In addition, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse is making two related films available to book – Inside Hana’s Suitcase and Once in a Lifetime – with a view to encouraging school and public screenings. For more details, please contact Lucy.Rosenstiel@cmi-scotland.co.uk
Celebrate the ultimate cinematic provocateur with ICA’s Luis Buuel retrospective, Aesthetics of the Irrational which started yesterday – featuring special events and panels alongside screenings of his films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
We’ve all heard this one – “I haven’t read it but I watched the film.” When it comes to filmed adaptations of Shakespeare, there’s now a fantastic resource to help you brush up. Find out more at Shakespeare on Film.
The Verge takes a look at just what’s going on with midnight movies. Is it dying or has it changed forever?