Posted Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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 DRACULA IS OUT OF HIS BOX! By NICHOLAS HORWARD Genre: Comedy Length: 90 Author: Nicholas Horwood Logline: London, 1889. A group of Victorian vampire hunters do battle with the evil Count Dracula and his disfunctional family. THE NIGHTSHIFT By SEAN-PAUL

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Jameson First Shot: The one film competition you must enter this year

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015

Dear Shooters and ALL writer/directors in the UK, Jameson First Shot film competition for 2016 is now officially OPEN. We’ve been saying it for years and years… this is by far the best film competition out there and we’re determined to see UK­-based filmmakers triumph. What to do?! Send in a stonking short script. Make it the very best you can. Get selected as one of three winners. Receive a phone call from Kevin Spacey! Answer that phone call, ok?

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Film of the Month: Sarah Gavron

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Having finished directing one of the biggest films of the year, Suffragette (2015), which will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Sarah Gavron is coming on board as Film of the Month judge this October. Sarah is a versatile filmmaker, who has directed films from documentary to fiction, all of which have garnered her awards. This Little Life (2003) won a BAFTA; Brick Lane (2007) won both the Silver Hitchcock Award at the Dinard British Film Festival and C.I.C.A.E

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Film of the Month: Sean McAllister

Posted Monday, September 7th, 2015

Film of the Month returns this September with a fresh new look. Cutting the red tape (metaphorically speaking) is award-winning documentarian Sean McAllister. Sean  is known for his candid, frank films, depicting with extraordinary intimacy the lives of ordinary people who are struggling to survive but are survivors, caught up in political and personal conflict, struggling to make sense of the world we live in. His most recent film, A Syrian Love Story (2015) picked up the Jury Prize at

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Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015

“You can kill but you mustn’t fuck…” – a trip to Germany sparks questions of sensationalism and nationality…

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What’s On: The Land Between Us

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015

Doc-lovers! Bertha Dochouse are hosting their first ever short film screening – check out the programme for this week below… Tuesday 8th September sees DocHouse’s very first short film screening, The Land Between Us, and one of many more to come! In the hopes of becoming, not only the centre for documentary in London, but a new platform for emerging filmmakers and those honing their craft, Bertha DocHouse are thrilled to join the ranks of the capital’s short film enthusiasts. Join them on Tuesday

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What’s On: Brian Hill Retrospective

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015

Doc-lovers! A little message from SP’s friends at Bertha Dochouse – check out their exciting programme for this week below… Marking the release Brian Hill’s latest film, The Confessions of Thomas Quick, Bertha DocHouse is celebrating one of the most radical and respected directors in the UK with a selective retrospective of his work. Over the last decades, Brian Hill has consistently pushed the bar for documentary by finding inventive ways to make films that challenge audiences and stimulate debate. Brian’s ability to explore

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Grierson Trust Awards 2015: Shortlist

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

A very well deserved congratulations to all 14 members who have been shortlisted for The Grierson Trust awards 2015. There are members in pretty much every category (obviously, no surprise there…) Up for the ‘Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme’ are Ruth Nicklin with Excluded: Kicked out of School Ep.1 and Brian Woods with Raining in my Heart. Brian is also looking at picking up the ‘Best Science or Natural History’ award for Curing Cancer. The success run for Laura Poitrais’ Citizenfour, distributed by SP and

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Film of the Month: Asif Kapadia

Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Huge welcome to our July Film of the Month judge, award-winning British director Asif Kapadia. His most recent film  is the much-acclaimed documentary Amy, which is screening at the East End Film Festival on 2 July with a special Q&A with Asif and out in cinemas on 3 July. Asif’s previous work include the critically acclaimed documentary Senna, which garnered awards all around the world including the BAFTA for Best Documentary, and fiction feature The Warrior, starring Irrfan Khan, which

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Shooters in the Pub and Q&A with Sideways Films

Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

This Tuesday is Shooters in the Pub, we’ll be meeting from 6.30pm in the The Arts Theatre Club, 50 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4SQ. Join us for some drinks and catch up with your fellow film creatives: directors, writers, actors and more. We’ll be talking to Kazz Basma from the documentary sales agency Sideways Films, whose docs have been screened across many channels including BBC and HBO. They are continuously on the lookout for new documentaries to represent, so if

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