SP: Spring Shooting

Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Spring is officially here, not that you can necessarily tell yet, and its the busiest time for production. Join SP (at 50% off until April 5th) to meet fantastic collaborators like those below, and get those productions rolling going forward into the summer. In case you are not familiar, Shooting People is the largest and best network for independent filmmakers in the UK, a 38,000 member community that is host to filmmaking events, opportunities, training and funds, in which 200+

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Events: NFTS Graduate Films 2016

Posted Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

As the pre-screening credit roll and accompanying statement (“our credits tell the story”) boasts, graduates of the National Film & Television School’s filmmaking courses tend to go places. As well as all the cross discipline feature work they advertised recent graduates having been involved in, the prominence of their graduates in festival and award circuits seems to be hard to miss. At the recent BAFTA ceremony, both short film awards, live action and animated, were won by (female) NFTS graduates. (Nina

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Competitions: DepicT! 90 Second Challenge

Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Filmmakers, a great contest for you. Make super short films, and enter for free.

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Film of the Month Winners: December

Posted Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

We have Louis Theroux’s thoughts to share on the December Film of the Month finalists. His takes below on three “charming and enjoyable films.” Louis noted his fondness for all three documentaries, “two in a gentler, more whimsical key, and then the more harrowing and darker story of displaced Syrians.” Louis Theroux’ extraordinary sounding feature film debut ‘My Scientology Movie‘ premiered at London Film Festival last October and should see a wider UK release soon. Find out more about Louis’

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Festival Focus: LSFF Programme Preview

Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016

On Friday, the London Short Film Festival rolls around for its thirteenth edition. With thirty-eight programmes of new British shorts, six dedicated documentary strands, four international shorts nights, as well as a host of unusual retrospectives, it looks to be the most packed, bumper edition of the UK’s largest showcase of short film yet. Firstly, our congratulations to the 100+ Shooting People members who have work included in the festival. Normally, we’d attempt to list our talent, but with so many individuals involved,

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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 andy@shootingpeople.org 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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