This Friday sees the return of Sid and Nancy to cinemas, a brilliantly restored re-release in partnership with Studiocanal for the film’s 30th anniversary. If you want a taste of what the definitive punk is like, check out the trailer!
Another year, another Developing Your Film Festival course finished. A massive thanks to all the delegates and speakers who came to our training course in beautiful Motovun. We put together this round up of some of the top teachings from the course over here. We wish all of our new friends every success as they take our training back to their film festivals across the world!
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We had a great time at Archive Screening Days at Watershed in Bristol. We brought together some of the world’s top film archives to show the power and audience-appeal of showing archive film. Couldn’t make it along? Don’t worry: we’ve put together this round up of what went on here.
Remember when we assaulted cinemas earlier this year with The Artists Cinema? If you didn’t get the chance to be surprised by our commissions in the wild, our partner on the project LUX Moving Image are now sharing the films online for free, starting with Naeem Mohaiemen’s Abu Ammar is Coming. New films will be released each month.
Opportunities and calls for submissions
BFI NET.WORK, in conjunction with the London Film Festival, provides a unique opportunity for up to 15 UK writers and directors to participate in masterclasses, screenings, events and one to one meetings with industry professionals. This year the initiative will align with the BFI’s Black Star Blockbuster, and in celebration of that will have a BAME focus. Head to the BFI’s site for more details on this brilliant initiative.
Get your submission in for the Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying Leeds International Film Festival 2016 – the deadline’s 12 August 2016. LIFF welcomes submissions of features and shorts, narrative or documentary and live action or animation.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers Cooperative and the fortieth anniversary of London Video Arts (now LUX), Moving Image Review & Art Journal are inviting articles that reflect upon the histories, contexts and legacies of artists film and video practices in Britain since 1966. The deadline’s 15 August 2016 and more details are on Lux’s website.
Aya Distribution are celebrating the work of the father of African cinema Ousmane Sembne by releasing the new documentary about his work Sembene! as well as world cinema classics Xala, Moolaade and Black Girl. The doc’s co-director will be available for Q&As during the release in November. If you’re interested in finding out more (and you really should as these are brilliant films that deserve to be seen more widely), get in touch with Justine Atkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Il Cinema Ritrovato is a gigantic celebration of archive film in the picturesque setting of Bologna. Jo Comino of Borderlines Film Festival explains why this is the ultimate celebration of the power of film.
Creative Scotland have released more news on some of the fantastic support they’re putting into the arts. Over 1.2 million of funding was awarded in June 2016 to 52 recipients including Scottish Queer International Film Festival.