Film of the Month: June Winners – Hope Dickson Leach

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017

Our Film of the Month judge for June 2017 was Hope Dickson Leach. Leach is a British filmmaker whose films have played at festivals worldwide. Amongst them, Sundance selected thesis film The Dawn Chorus, Silly Girl, produced for NOWNESS’ ‘Define Gender’ series, and Morning Echo, made through Film London’s Pulse Plus scheme. Subsequently, Filmmaker Magazine named Leach as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film,”and her debut feature The Levelling premiered at Toronto International Film Festival to great acclaim. That

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Events: SP Networking with Mike Figgis

Posted Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Ahead of our interactive session and networking evening with him, we introduce the Oscar nominated writer director, Mike Figgis.

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Kickstarter Round Up 2017

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017

For just over a year, we’ve been partnered with Kickstarter to help ensure the best in-development projects from our community meet the attention of those in charge of outreach and support for the platform. iHere we review some of the best projects that have emerged from our partnership with Kickstarter and have successfully been funded on the platform. We want to show you what has happened over the year and we encourage you to get in touch with your own

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Film of the Month: May Winners – Angeli Macfarlane & Femi Kolade

Posted Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Our Film of the Month judges for May 2017 were Angeli Macfarlane (right) and Femi Kolade (left). Macfarlane is an experienced Development Producer and the founder of Script Cube who has worked with BBC, National Geographic Films, Creative England, BFI and more. Kolade is a filmmaker and educator. He has worked all over the film and broadcast industry including BFI, Film London, BBC Films and many more. Read more about Macfarlane’s and Kolade’s work and career here. Both judges share

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Festival Focus: LAFF 2017 – Indie Series From The Web

Posted Friday, June 30th, 2017

LAFF has just shut the curtains on this summer’s festival. Hosted by Film Independent, the LA Film Festival has been showcasing independent features and shorts since 1995. This year, alongside the curated shorts was “Episodes: Indie Series From The Web,” which displayed some original and diverse works from up and coming independent filmmakers. These episodes were so captivating not only because of their entertaining content, but also because of the unique voices of each filmmaker. Here are just a few

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Festival Focus: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 – Female Filmmakers

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017

Much of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s objectives this year focused around increasing inclusiveness – attracting new audiences and ensuring that existing ones felt better represented. An announced intent towards “unlocking talent from widest geographical, social and BAME backgrounds” was delivered well in gender representation in the film programme, as “51% of the documentary programme credited a female primary producer and 46% had a female director”. From that number, three feature films and a host of shorter works directed by women that we

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Script Pitch: Action/Thriller

Posted Monday, June 5th, 2017

April’s round-up of the best Action/Thriller pitches around. To read the rest of these pitches, and to contact any of the writers, please email Annabelle.

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Filmmaker Opportunity – Make a Film With The Weinstein Co With Lexus Short Films

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We’re always on the lookout for the best opportunities available to new and emerging filmmakers on SP, and one of the most promising and exciting we’ve recently come across is Lexus Short Films.

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Festival Focus: East End Film Festival Preview

Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Amongst a flood of festivals, the East End Film Festival – created in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, but now acting independent of it – always feels a little different. Detailing their aims, the festival states their goals are: “using non-cinema venues, engaging with diverse audiences, supporting emerging filmmakers, breaking boundaries with cross-arts & music events, premiering vital new films.” Few festivals can describe their objectives as lucidly as that. Ensuring these aims are acted upon, their 2017 edition comes with two new additions. Alongside the film and

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Guest Blog: SP Filmmakers & London Calling

Posted Friday, May 12th, 2017

In anticipation of the new shorts emerging from the London Calling scheme, we got in touch with some members of SP who’ve had projects selected this year. We spoke with them about their experiences with the scheme, their careers so far, and the projects they are developing.

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