SP Networking with S.J. Clarkson & Charles Sturridge

Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to direct a primetime television series in the UK or the US?  On Tuesday 7th November, join Shooting People for an open discussion with director/writer S.J. Clarkson (Orange is the New Black, The Defenders, Dexter, House, Bates Motel) and director/writer Charles Sturridge (Strike (J.K. Rowling), Brideshead Revisited, Da Vinci’s Demons) about what it’s like to write / direct some of the most renowned international television shows.

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Festival Focus: Underwire Festival 2017 Preview

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

London’s Underwire is a celebration of the best of the UK film industry’s female talent, and this year’s festival is fast approaching. We are thrilled to learn that several of our very own Shooters have films in the bill, so we’ve compiled a list of events to look out for if you’re attending.

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Events: BAFTA x British Council x Shooting People – Short Sighted

Posted Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

BAFTA and British Council Film present, in association with SP, SHORT SIGHTED, an annual all-day event dedicated to maximising the impact of your short film. For the unfamiliar, Short Sighted is a series of presentations, panels and conversations devoted to all aspects of making shorts and getting them seen, distributed and appreciation, alongside some great networking opportunities and a chance to visit BAFTA’s premises in Piccadilly Circus. There is always some very useful insights, great people to meet and lots to take away. so

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Festival Focus: SP Shorts at London Film Festival 2017

Posted Friday, September 29th, 2017

This year’s London Film Festival boasts a stellar 30 SP members within their generous shorts programmes this year. We can’t spotlight them all, so here are five short films you may want to see. Members, please share your films and screenings in our bulletins, so everyone knows where to see them. In the meantime, a cross section of some, below.

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Festival Focus: Brief Encounters

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Starting today, it’s Encounters. Alongside our event programme preview, and our interviews with some SP members with films in the festival, below we spotlight some more of the great short films made by the Shooting People community, with links to where you can see them.

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Festival Focus: Shooter’s Encounters

Posted Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Ahead of Bristol’s Encounters Festival we’ve spoken to several of our very own shooters about the festival. These filmmakers with films in the competition told us about their entries, motivations, and what got them to where they are now.

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Festival Focus: Short Films at Open City Documentary Festival

Posted Monday, September 18th, 2017

Across some of the best work in Open City Documentary Festival‘s shorts programmes, one connecting thread could be drawn. Many of the selected films explored ways of documenting the workings (or failures) of the mind, batches of short films that look at mental health and cognitive failures, or acts of remembering and forgetting, learning anew. These films often used experimental forms to express psychological states, or mixed found and recorded materials to cross timelines and connect generations. The best of

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Festival Focus: Encounters Programme Preview

Posted Monday, August 21st, 2017

One of, if not the, premiere event(s) in the UK short film calendar, Encounters Festival commences its 23rd edition in late September. We’ve swept the breadth of their ever extensive programme to find the treats hiding in the corners. Here’s five event picks from us that give a sense of something of what the festival has to offer.

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Festival Focus: Open City Documentary Festival Programme Preview

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Now online, the programme for Open City Doc Fest‘s 7th edition is looking like a stellar one, with 36 UK Premieres across 13 venues, and a host of special events. Dedicated to providing “an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers,” the festival has been exhibiting the kind of challenging, formally daring and complex work that is becoming increasingly popular recently, through other London festival Frames of Representation, and in the programmes of

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Festival Focus: Shuffle Festival Programme Preview

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Shuffle Festival returns this August for its fifth year. The festival exhibits creativity through film, science, performance,  architectural installations, walks, food, and music every year. Shuffle is primarily a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation that evolved from local activism at the St. Clements site and has taken root as an important part of cultural life and community cohesion in Mile End. With just under a month until the annual Shuffle Festival rolls around, we’ve looked over this year’s offering and picked five

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