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The Pitch Competition Winners

Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Aurora Fearnley and Nic Crum both picked up prizes at this years ‘The Pitch’ competition. Aurora became the competition’s first ever female winner with her sci-fi short film, Pulsar. Aurora won production support from ‘The Pitch’ who will continue to help develop her idea with a budget of £25,000. Actor David Gyasi, one of ‘The Pitch’ judges, rated her idea by saying: “For me it was the story and the character that grabbed me. I could really envisage the film

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A Memory of Christmas by Ainslie Henderson

Posted Monday, January 27th, 2014

Sharing a birthday with someone always makes me feel warmer to them and, I imagine, grants me a unique perspective to consider their work. There, the similarities come to screeching, hand-brake stop. He’s already a Bafta nominee, had success in music and is scooping up awards both with and without his regular collaborator Will Anderson. If his work wasn’t so enjoyable I’d be feeling pretty darned jealous. And I have to say, in two minutes, he’s done it again. ‘A

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Valentine.

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

“I do like this alternate universe where I have shelf full of BAFTA’s and most importantly my own shelf.” Director Kate Herron clearly has her priorities right…

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Oscar and BAFTA Award Nominees and Shooters at Sundance 2014

Posted Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

2014 has had an impressive start with Shooters being nominated for Oscar and BAFTA awards left, right and centre. We’re also very happy to report that a whopping 21 Shooters are having their films screened at this years Sundance Film Festival. Huge congratulations go to Mark Gill and Edgar Barens, who are both Oscar nominees this year. Mark Gill is up for the Academy Award in the Best Short Film category for ‘The Voorman Problem’, featuring actors Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander.

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Gus And His Dirty Dead Dad

Posted Sunday, January 19th, 2014

LOCO kicks off next week so here’s an interview with the mighty William Andrews about his short “Gus And His Dirty Dead Dad” which screens on Sunday.

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Could you make a 10-second film?

Posted Friday, January 17th, 2014

9.88 Films, is a film challenge backed by Channel 4 and Creative Scotland. The challenge has just launched and is inviting filmmakers at all levels to make a film that’s just 10 seconds long to enter into the challenge. There are some great awards up for grabs, including kit (a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera) and the opportunity to have your film screened on Channel 4’s The Shooting Gallery. You’ll also get your film in front of some of the UK’s

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Random Acts

Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Hi Everyone, We’ve been talking endlessly this year about the brilliant opportunities for filmmakers at Channel 4. We just can’t get enough. Top of our list is their Random Acts strand. This year we’ve commissioned 4 filmmakers Ginevra Boni, Sam Steer, Ainslie Henderson and Jessica Knights. The first 2, Avalanche by Ginevra and Urth Mutha by Sam are up on Vimeo for the whole world to enjoy. Ürth Mutha by Sam Steer from Shooting People on Vimeo. Avalanche by Ginevra

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Some Things Mean Something.

Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Now Christmas is done we can get to the real celebration – the London Short Film Festival. To whet your appetites here’s an interview with filmmaker Dee Meaden whose latest film is screening on Saturday.

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Shooting People Animation on Channel 4’s Random Acts

Posted Monday, December 9th, 2013

Hello, A little Animation Takeover on Shooting People at the moment. Shooting People have commissioned 4 Random Acts films and the first 2 will be shown on Channel 4 this week No spoilers, ’but they’re both great showcases for young animation and I. Opening tonight at 00.55 with Sam Steer’s ‘Urth Mutha’. Stop motion and juicy soundtrack, don’t sleep on this one, and as Garry Shandling would say “no clicking”.   I asked the second SP Animator, Ginevra Boni, about

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Follow us for up-to-date opportunities for funding

Posted Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Hi Everyone, We know every filmmakers most important, and most infuriating challenge is where to find the money to make the film in the first place. Although we can’t hand over any hard cash, we can point you in the right direction of where to find it. Think of us as the dowsing rod, or the leprechauns rainbow pointing you towards that pot’o’gold. We post any funding opportunities that come along straight into our daily bulletins, but we’ve now also

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