News round-up... 20/08/2015

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Sarah Rutterford

Categories: News Round-up

He Named Me Malala
He Named Me Malala, profiling equality activist Malala Yousafzai, will screen at The ‘D’ Word Screening Days

ICO News

  • Read about our The ‘D’ Word Screening Days event, coming up on Tuesday 15 September at London’s Rich Mix. We’re really excited about delivering a fantastic line-up of films showcasing BAME talent, as well as sessions and panels embracing complexity, diversifying your programme and broadening your audience. We’ve just confirmed a big batch of new speakers including writer, coach and presenter Gaylene Gould; Jamaican-British filmmaker Cecile Emeke (director of the amazing Strolling and hilarious Ackee & Saltfish web series) and Jana Sante the curator of the Black Cultural Archives Film Festival and advisor for NitroBEAT’s D Word symposium that inspired our own exploration of what ‘diversity’ means for cinema audiences. You’ll hear from voices who have successfully embraced diversity (in a variety of different ways), learn about effective case studies and see some pioneering and brilliant films. The deadline to register is 15th September, so do it now!
  • Our Two Films by Josephine Decker screenings is coming to an end with a double-bill of Decker’s Butter on the Latch and Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America at the ICA this evening, following our Dreaming of Decker symposium on Saturday and two weeks of screenings and Q&As at venues nationwide. We’re thrilled with the responses to Decker’s sensual, experimental films, and thoroughly proud of our ongoing audience development project and the conversations it has sparked. Thanks to Josephine, the cinemas and everyone who came to watch! Read her very sweet mid-tour round up here.
  • Next Friday we’re releasing our beautiful restoration of Antonioni’s stunning L’Eclisse; and we’ve also been putting the finishing touches to our Astley Baker Davies retrospective featuring the early work of the BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated animators behind Peppa Pig. There’s two programmes of their witty, charming work: The Big Knights, for small children and The World of Astley Baker Davies, for older audiences. Read more on these superb animations and the funding and resources we’ve got to support your screenings.
  • The deadline for applications to our Practical Programming course is this Monday 24th! If you’ve got a programming idea that you’d like to bring to your venue this is a great opportunity to get intensive, insightful training and support to give you (and your audiences) a meaningful boost. Find out more.

Opportunities and calls for submissions

  • In need of new kit? Birmingham’s “Giant Screen” cinema at Millennium Point is in the process of being decommissioned, and as a result there’s some high quality digital equipment (including a Barco 4K DCP projector, amps, 3D glasses and servicing equipment) up for sale. Interested? Contact Simon Nicholls Cinema Support Services on 07966 482729 to enquire.
  • Animate Projects, genius supporters of animators and their work, have teamed up with Quad Derby for the second Animate Open, an international competition for animation work on the theme of ‘Parts and Labour’. There are big prizes but the deadline is coming round quickly on 3rd September! More details here.
  • If you screen event cinema, HDDC’s new training course – supported by Creative Skillset and endorsed by the Event Cinema Association – may be of interest. It covers all commercial and technical aspects, and is aimed at improving the quality, viability and reliability of event cinema.
  • Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival needs youthful submissions for its Young Filmmakers Competition. There are separate awards for 15-19 year olds and those aged up to 14. Prizes include 250 cash towards your next filmmaking project.
  • Young film lovers based in Ireland – Cinemagic Belfast 2015 needs 6-11 year olds to make up its CineSeekers jury panel and watch and judge a range of international films.
  • Film artists, read about The Experimenta Pitch: a new initiative to support visual artists develop ambitious moving image projects, presented as part of BFI London Film Festival…
  • Aaaand submit to Salon Flux, which needs moving image work for its Bunker Cinema this autumn, by Tuesday 25th.
  • Female filmmakers: Yale Film Colloquium is looking for short film submissions – fiction, docs, experimental, animation or music video – about any kind of ‘bad’ girl. Including girls who are ninjas.
  • It’s less than two weeks to the start of Scalarama 2015! But there’s still time to get involved – submit your screening event here.

Read more

  • “I don’t feel like I should have to beg to be let in where others get a free pass.” Two inspiring pieces with acclaimed filmmaker – and ‘D’ Word Screening Days speaker – Cecile Emeke. Firstly this interview in the New York Times, and secondly How to Decolonise Filmmaking in Dazed.
  • Want to increase audience admissions for specialised films by 35%? Find out how cinemas in the South West & West Midlands Film Hub region did it with their Cinema Incentive Scheme.
  • About this Sunderland cinema, destined for rebuilding in a 1950s town (complete with 1930s projector).
  • How film festivals saved Eastern European Cinema. (h/t Asa Garnert).
  • “I came away feeling that other festival programmers were not competitors, but colleagues”: top takeaways from attendees at our 2015 Developing Your Film Festival course in Motovun in Screen Daily’s round-up.
  • Good to see Bechdel Test Fest on London Live, supporting their screening of radical animation Rocks in My Pockets at ICA this Sunday.
  • Have you look at our jobs page lately? It’s stuffed.

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