2Spooky4Me: 5 Film Events Happening This Halloween

Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016

With Halloween approaching on the horizon, and our promo underway, here’s a list of the best spooky gatherings going on around the capital to get your skin crawling in excitement.

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Festival Focus: Frames of Representation Programme Preview

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016

A new festival, co-curated by BRITDOC‘s Luke Moody and Nico Marzano from the ICA, Frames of Representation offers a selection of the sort of documentaries that rarely reach UK audiences through regular distribution. Presenting new styles, methods and forms for non-fiction filmmaking, the programme focuses on films that present their subjects in unique and innovative ways. Their inaugural edition is based around the theme of the ‘New Periphery’, looking at documentaries that bring marginalised individuals to the forefront of the screen and offer voices to

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Events: BAFTA Crew

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

  BAFTA will be running their ‘BAFTA Crew’ scheme for the fourth year soon, and have opened applications for entrants. Its an initiative we are quite fond of and one we feel falls in line with Shooting People’s values, recognising that films are not made by a single person, but as part of a collaborative process of many talented, often under appreciated, individuals. BAFTA Crew aims to connect emergent “below the line” talent with experienced industry professionals across all of film’s

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Events: Shooting People Christmas Party sponsored by Jameson

Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Please JOIN US, for the last Shooters in the Pub of 2015! If you’ve yet to swing by our lively London meetup, our Christmas Party will be the biggest one yet. We’re partnering with Jameson First Shot to finish off the year in style. We’re offering free drinks. We’re screening some blistering short films (including previous Jameson First Shot winners and award-winning shorts by SP members). We’ve found yellow balloons. We’re going to introduce you to the brilliant activism of

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What’s On: The Rulebreakers: Innovations in the Doc Genre

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015

A  weekly series of 10 films at Bertha DocHouse that have influenced and developed the art of documentary and which continue to inspire us today. The Rule Breakers is a 10 week educational series that we’re incredibly excited about. The season is a journey through the ‘boundary pushing’ docs of the 20th and 21st century, from Robert Flaherty’s Man of Aran in the 30s, to Peter Watkins’ controversial Punishment Park in the 70s, right up to the radically experimental and

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015: Day 3

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015

Planetary (dir. Guy Reid) Meditation Session Yes, I meditated to a film – this was a nice little retreat from the hustle and bustle of the festival. Taking yourself away to a ‘mindfulness meditation’ session to the audio of Planetary; a poetic and cosmic journey into global perspective. It’s a visual reminder that every living thing is connected that will question your own environmental awareness. The soundscapes are mesmerising, so much so that I completely missed the bells ringing for the meditation to

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Shooters in the Pub plus Q&A with Lisa Gunning

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On June 1st we’ll be meeting up for Shooters in the Pub at the Arts Theatre Club, 50 Frith Street, London W1D 4SQ from 6.30pm onwards. We’ll be talking to Lisa Gunning, (Seven Psychopaths, Fifty Shades of Grey, Nowhere Boy) about how she started her career as a film editor, director and writer. The talk will start at 7.00pm and will be hosted by Shooting People’s co-founder Cath Le Couteur, following this there will be a short Q&A with the

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What’s On: ‘The Man Who Saved The World’

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

This week (7th May), DocHouse are hosting a special DocHouse Thursday screening of Peter Anthony’s epic cold war ‘thriller’, The Man Who Saved The World.  “Few people know of Stanislav Petrov… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him.” 1983. The height of the Cold War. Stanislav Petrov is the man with his finger on the button when Russian radars intercept what appear to be five American nuclear missiles heading straight towards Russian soil. With alarm bells ringing and panic spreading,

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London International Animation Festival

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and local guests and over 250 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world. This year’s uncompromising programme promises to inspire and delight – and also challenge the notion that animation is merely for

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5 Broken Cameras

Posted Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Last week I had the pleasure of watching the documentary 5 Broken Cameras at the Hackney Picturehouse and in attendance was co director Guy Davidi, who afterwards hosted an in-depth discussion/workshop session that looked at how the film came to be made. 5 Broken Cameras is an impressive feat by any stretch of the imagination. Filmed over six years the documentary charts the non-violent protest movement of the Palestinian village of Bil’in as they struggled against the Israeli build separation

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