News round-up... 19/03/2014
ICO Screening Days April 2014
- Our Screening Days line-up is now complete! The films included will take you from contemporary London (Exhibition, Lilting) to the dazzling Australian outback (Tracks) via backwoods America (Blue Ruin, Hide Your Smiling Faces), rural Iceland (Of Horses and Men), Argentina (Wakolda), Japan (An Autumn Afternoon, The Wind Rises) and the claustrophobic inside of Tom Hardy’s car (Locke).
There are films imagining the lives of a Frank Sidebottom-esque musician (Frank), a martial arts master (The Grandmaster), a Palestinian freedom fighter (Omar) and the 19th century French sculptor Camille Claudel (Camille Claudel 1915); adapting Patricia Highsmith (The Two Faces of January) and Reif Larsen (The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet); and starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Octavia Spencer, Tony Leung, Mia Wasikowska, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender (albeit wearing a giant papier-mache head) and Juliette Binoche. What more could you want?!
We’re very proud of the line-up and grateful to all films’ distributors for supporting the event. See you there!
Calls for submissions
- Only 3 more days to submit to Reel Walthamstow’s fantastic opportunity offering established artists, animators and filmmakers the chance to win one of three 10,000 moving image commissions.
- Filmmakers, make sure you have the @BFI London Film Festival submission deadlines firmly in your sights. Shorts deadline 13 June, feature deadline 10 June.
- Entries are now open to filmmakers of any age, from any country, for @thurrock_film. Deadline 1 June.
- Do you have a city-based story to tell? The British Urban Film Festival (@buffenterprises) is open for script & short film submissions for its 9th edition. Final deadline 9 June.
- The Imperial War Museum @I_W_M is calling for submissions to its short film festival, held this autumn. Award categories are Best Documentary and Best Creative Response, and films submitted should be imaginative and challenging works exploring conflict and its impact on people’s lives. Deadline 31 July.
- @berwickfilmfest needs works from filmmakers and artists for its 10th anniversary programme on the theme: Border Crossing. Deadlines: early bird 30 April, final 16 June.
- Can you make a film in 90 seconds? DepicT! – the super-short filmmaking competition from @wshed – urges you to try! Deadline 7 July.
- @asffest 2014 is open for entries from both emerging and established filmmakers in all genres. Deadline 31 May.
- If you haven’t checked out our obscenely healthy jobs page recently, stop everything. Cinema management, events, FOH, operations, marketing and festival production – there are roles in all of these areas live at the time of writing.
- Sign the petition to help Folkestone’s much-loved Silver Screen Cinema go digital & stay open.
- A mystery cinema in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula… a Frenchman who came then left… stranger than fiction. Read about this abandoned venue which is clearly crying out for a weird and beautiful film festival to be held there.
- I can’t wait to see Katell Quillvr’s Suzanne (via @LWLies)…
- And some programming inspiration, @cphdox asks: what would a week in an ideal cinema look like?