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The Pitch Competition Winners

Posted February 6th, 2014 by Xenia

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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January Film of the Month – Final 10

Posted January 27th, 2014 by Chloe Trayner

This month saw some fierce competition in Film of the Month but we’re now down to the final 10 films. There’s still a few days left of judging before the top 3 films are sent to Chris Moll for judging. We spoke to the filmmakers behind the final round films to get the behind the scenes scoop. Don’t forget to vote before Friday to help give the filmmakers a chance to get their work seen by the Head of Film

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A Memory of Christmas by Ainslie Henderson

Posted January 27th, 2014 by Clive Shaw

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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Posted January 23rd, 2014 by Ben

“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 January 22nd, 2014 by Xenia

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 January 19th, 2014 by Ben

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 January 17th, 2014 by Claire Foss

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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Surviving Actors

Posted January 17th, 2014 by Xenia

Surviving Actors is a convention created for actors, by actors. It takes place annually in Manchester and London, with the aim to help actors with every aspect of their professional careers. I’ve been quizzing the Surviving Actors Managing Director, Lianne Robertson on how Surviving Actors was set up and what the convention is all about. As an actor yourself, what influenced you to start Surviving Actors? My colleague Felicity Jackson back in 2009, also an actor at the time, founded

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Random Acts

Posted January 14th, 2014 by Stephanie Walton

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 January 7th, 2014 by Ben

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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