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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Short Films on a Big Screen

Posted Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

It was over 90 degrees in NYC last night but the Big Screen Plaza was in the shade and there was a miraculous cool breeze. The cold beer also helped! Thank you to all of you who so generously let us screen your wonderful short films at our Shooting People/Telegraph21 event. See the full list of films below – click to watch them online. It’s a Small World, Axel Roessler, 2009, 2min 02sec Everyday Heroes, Fiona Brownlie, 2009, 3min 27

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Summer Shorts with Shooting People and Telegraph21

Posted Monday, July 11th, 2011

We’re very excited to be screening a program of great short films at the Big Screen Plaza (it’s very Bladerunner!) in New York City on Tuesday, July 12th from 5pm till 7pm. The event is free and you can join at any time – there’s a fancy food court and beer for purchase too. Thank you so much to all the Shooters who are allowing us to screen their wonderful short films – the full list is on our Facebook

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Sleep No More

Posted Monday, April 11th, 2011

If you’ve been following all the recent debates about what makes something an “event” that cannot be replicated online then you’ll be thrilled by this immersive theater, experience, event… I’m not really quite sure what to call it. It’s so thrilling to have experienced Sleep No More and it’s very difficult to describe it to someone who hasn’t been – which is fantastic and exactly as it should be!  It’s Macbeth in the 1940s with a dose of Hitchcock (I

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Free Shooters screening of new 3D Herzog film

Posted Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Shooters, We have a special treat for you. Think of it as an early Easter present. We’ve teamed up with the good people at Picturehouse Entertainment to present a special free screening of Werner Herzog’s hugely anticipated 3D documentary CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS at the Museum of London. All attendees are invited to browse the Museum of London’s Prehistoric exhibition prior to the event, with Deputy Keeper in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic material at the British Museum, Jill Cook, providing a

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Can a niche film make money?

Posted Friday, September 17th, 2010

Shooter Mark X Jones is about to launch his first DVD.  Here he considers the journey the film has taken; a film he initially thought was too specialist to make any money.  http://shootingpeople.org/cards/MarkJones3 If making a film is akin to having a baby, then making the DVD is like packing the growing teenager off to college and making him face the world on his own two feet.  My (business) partner Maya Hammarsal and I are wondering how our off-spring will

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Brands + Film: Shooting People events at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival

Posted Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Shooters, We’ve produced two events for this year’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival at BAFTA. These events have been born out of running our Short Sighted sessions up and down the country and finding repeatedly that filmmakers are interested in knowing more about how they can fund their work through alternate routes. The way we see it, brands are – and increasingly will be – working with filmmakers and funding their projects. The aim of these events is to hook up

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Pray The Devil Back To Hell – screening at DCTV on June 25th

Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I’m really thrilled that Shooting People is involved in so many fantastic events this month – from the Rooftop Films panels on Saturday June 13th to the Short Sighted event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday June 21st. And now we are also doing a special screening of the powerful documentary Pray The Devil Back To Hell with producer (and all round amazing person) Abigail Disney in attendance. Please join us at DCTV on Thursday, June 25th –

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