Right, let’s get to it:
- Inaugural UK Digital Cinema conference assesses the state of digital cinema the trusty Screendaily holds the story and it couldnt be more appropriate really. A must read.
- The continuing conversation about culture cuts progresses at The Guardian, where Newcastles plight acts as a microcosm for the nation as a whole. Fascinating and incendiary.
- Tottenham World Film Club is screening the brilliant and award-winning My Brother the Devil. If you haven’t seen it, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.
- Northern Irelands Queens Film Theatre is hosting a Global Cinema Experience, with a diverse range of pictures for your viewing pleasure. They are also hosting an Oscars Week as well as lots of other awesome stuff. Get down there.
- The South London Gallery is hosting Reflections Without Sun, a stunning programme from a group of international artists and filmmakers who escape formal filmic narrative through direct performances to camera. Booking is essential.
- Camden Arts Centre continues to break the mould with Cafe Curio Performance: Anthology Live. Lucy Reynolds invited 17 other women artists and writers to contribute short film loops to her collective artwork about the interplay between word and image. A fascinating event of readings, screenings, music and performance.
- Continuing their programme of investments following their Film Forever launch, the BFI has provided more details about their 4m distribution funding initiative.
- Floating Forum is inviting artists, musicians, wordsmiths, filmmakers and performers of all varieties to submit a proposal to exhibit/perform at F.A.M.E (Festival of Art & Music Evolution). Email to find out more!!
- KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival presents Frantic Films, a new short film competition where entrants are encouraged to take inspiration from the films of Roman Polanski. The winner will receive 1000 of filming equipment or a place on a course at London Film Academy. Gotta enter really more here.
- Watersheds excellent super-short filmmaking competition, DepicT is now open for submissions 90 seconds; 1.5k prize? Uh, yes please!
- The Video College is running Ready to Work in Film, an exciting new and FREE film training programme for Londons 18-23 year olds from Londons black and ethnic communities. Check out their website, but also email for more details.
- LUX Evening Course: Opening Up The Archive Further Themes, Forms and Finds offers another opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of the LUX collection. For anyone interested in Artists Moving Image, this is a great opportunity to learn and explore. Find out more here.
- Northern Film & Media and Digital Union present International Film Markets Workshop, an absolutely brilliant opportunity for new producers to learn about film markets and the business of connecting with financiers. Find out more here.
- The ICO seeks to recruit a Programming & Development Manager on a fixed-term contract in order to assist the cinemas team during the Directors maternity leave. This is a rare opportunity for a cine-literate individual with interest in, and knowledge of, current concerns in independent cinema. Deadline for applicants: 5pm March 7th.
- Indie Wire hosts a great debate around the future of film festivals (with specific recourse to how they distribute their funds), with a brilliant repartee between Sean Farnel, Tom Hall and the many comments that followed. Be sure to read!
- Ever wondered what happens when you cast Lindsay Lohan in your movie? Wonder no more. Strangely compelling this!
- …And then what should come along? A response to the above article from the film in questions co-director, Paul Schrader. Fascinating.