Serious News Headlines
- @TimeOutLondon does well to give voice to those working in exhibition, casting an even-handed light over the furore that has surrounded the zero-hour contract revelations. Thoughts people?
- @ScreenDaily reports on @BFIs Stats Yearbook, revealing an under-representation of women directors and writers in the UK film industry. With Andrea Arnold, Joanna Hogg, Lynne Ramsey and Clio Barnard leading the way, is this trend sure to change as more women are inspired to shoot; or is the industry inherently misogynistic?
- @BBFC has released a study on the download habits of “kids”. No real surprises – kids break the law! but vital reading nonetheless.
- Cinema as we know it is coming to an end, so begins this @Cineuropa article on the German Concorde Films announcement that they will cease producing 35mm prints, continuing the trend set by Hollywood. A brave new world?
- Interested in Australian cinema audience trends? No? Well, okay, but this is an interesting article none-the-less on shifting audience demographics and I think it strikes a familiar note for UK audiences.
- Another non-UK based feature about alternative content (a.k.a Event Cinema: @ECA100), with an insightful interview with Phil Grabsky, who has been producing this content for years.
- @MEDIADesk_UKs annual investment report has been broken down and it makes for interesting reading in light of the organisations replacement by Creative Europe…
- … especially as it is has just been reported that a political agreement has been met for Creative Europe’s establishment. What does it all mean!?
- @ScreenDailys regular blogger, @IndieWendy, asks whether TV can save the indie film business? And she makes an interesting argument for that being the case.
- @FL_FLAMIN has released its shortlist of artists nominated for The Jarman Award and it is STRONG.
- @FilmAfrica has announced the appointment of Suzy Gillet as curator of Film Africa 2013. Thats what we call a smart decision.
- Following on from his multi-platform release of A Field in England, Ben Wheatley confirms that he would repeat the process. Is this the solution to developing cinema audiences?
- The Olympic Studios in Barnes is being converted in to a two-screen cinema. This can only be a good thing for London mthinks.
- TECH NEWS ALERT! Deluxe Digital has chosen @HughesEurope for film distribution with high-speed digital content delivery. What does this all mean? I have no idea.
- Our friends @CUBECINEMA are trying to secure their future as an innovative and inspiring arts venue help them in their quest to remain truly independent.
- Our BFFs @_BFFS_ have opened bookings for their 2013 National Conference for Community Cinemas and Film Society of the Year Awards. And its being held at the wonderful @ifru_london and BFI Southbank. Must-See-No-Brainer I reckon.
- Beyond Borders Film Festival is running @Filmhouse Edinburgh and its got a beautiful little line-up. Another Must-See-No-Brainer (unless of course you live in Cornwall).
- Know of One World Media? Well this is your opportunity to get to know them better as the talent funders have just launched their first ever festival – check-it!
- Dear Cinema reveals that @BFI will be hosting an exhibition of posters designed by Satiyajit Ray alongside their season of his films throughout August and September. A rare and rich opportunity; ANOTHER Must-See-No-Brainer!
- @LUXmovingimage has a round-up of all the must-go-to events in the world of Artists Moving Image. Find out more here.
Training / Opportunities / Submissions
- Submissions for the 7th BFI Future Film Festival are now open and The Good Green God is at stake!
- Its that time again folks! @BAFTA have opened the floodgates for short filmmakers to enter their work for their flagship awards. Last year it was Lynne Ramsey, this year…
Good Reads / Viewings
- @EuropaCinemas hosts a pertinent and entertaining seminar on developing audiences in the digital age really this is a must read.
- Ever wondered what a film education from Bel Tarr would be like? Well wonder no more independent auteurist filmmaker – @SightSoundmag investigates the Hungarian filmmakers Film Factory and its awesome, obviously.
- @TelegraphFilm hosts an interview with Nick Varley of @ParkCircusFilms, discussing the resurgence of reissued classics. Only a big screen will do for the classic movies, the article claims certainly better than a smart phone: