London’s Underwire Film Festival returns at the end of this month, boasting an exciting programme of new features, shorts, and Q & As from up and coming and established female British filmmakers.
As a way of looking back on our ongoing partnership with Kickstarter, here are five notable films that have launched on the platform from SP filmmakers and friends that you’ll want to check out:
Generation Revolution is a feature-length documentary about the new generation of activists of colour, striving to change the political and social landscape in this country. Ahead of the film’s UK screening run, the filmmakers behind the projector introduce us to the conditions that led to the film’s creation, why they made the film and what they hope it may achieve.
Small notice about a SP filmmaker’s film, one that’s had considerable festival success, and now has a limited cinema run. Support SP filmmakers!
The BAFTA, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has, once again, created a professional network and masterclass programme designed to connect emerging talent to BAFTA-winners and nominees. This year they have selected 18 talented newcomers across film, television, and games. These “Breakthrough Brits” are selected by an international jury which, this year, included actors Joe Dempsie and Rosamund Pike, director Sarah Gavron and game designer Mike Bithell.
SCREAM PITCH: Our annual round-up of the best horror projects in town. Yes. They’re back. And this time no one gets out alive. It’s SCREAM PITCH!!!! To read complete pitches and to contact any of the writers, please email Andy.
To coincide with our Halloween themed Horror Promo, we’re highlighting five films directed by SP members and patrons in recent years. Five unique and exciting horror films that challenge the genre’s conventions, and subvert expectations, in the way only independent film can.
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.
The 36th Cambridge Film Festival’s Microcinema strand will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op with 4 programmes of exciting new artist’s moving image films. The Microcinema strand will also have an immersive moving-image installation by artist and experimental filmmaker, Steve Farrer, followed by a roundtable discussion about where moving image was, is now, and will be in the future.
To coincide with the relaunch of Script Pitch on the SP site, we’ve spoken to the man behind it. SP’s Andy Conway, a Birmingham based lecturer, screenwriter and novelist.