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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SCREAM PITCH

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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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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