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Newsletter issue 137
PETER STRICKLAND IN CONVERSATION

PETER STRICKLAND IN CONVERSATION

We are thrilled to be welcoming the cult British writer and director Peter Strickland ('In Fabric', 'The Duke of Burgundy', ‘Berberian Sound Studio’) to discuss his career and distinctive filmmaking style at Rich Mix on 11th November. Strickland has proven himself as a master of manipulating mood with lush but disturbing sound and visuals. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from one of UK’s most exciting filmmakers, followed by networking with other film creatives. Register for your FREE ticket.

EMMY FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

EMMY FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

The first Emmy Awards were held at the Hollywood Athletic Club in 1949, and the first ever award was given to the ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale. These days if you want to take the award home you have to purchase it afterwards. The 2.7-kilogram statuette, dipped in gold, reportedly costs $400 to make. Conductor Leonard Slatkin has assured the public he is alive and well after his photo was used by mistake in the memoriam segment and according to our sources over 300 gallons of wine were drunk at the after party last Sunday.

SHORTS AT THE READY

SHORTS AT THE READY

Throughout October submissions will open for the 4th round of NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS, our career development short film competition. The winning filmmaker receives film funding, key industry mentorship from the likes of BFI NETWORK and Random Acts, and fantastic filmmaking kit. All genres accepted. Submissions open 1-31 October (member access only)

FAKE FILM FESTIVALS

FAKE FILM FESTIVALS

SP co-founder Cath Le Couteur spoke to Max Goldbart at Broadcast about the growing number of ‘scam’ film festivals. Scammers use platforms such as Filmfreeway to con filmmakers into paying submission fees to festivals that don't exist. Over the past few years Filmfreeway has delisted 42 international festivals and we hope the article does more to shine a light on the problem.

HOME MOVIE MARATHON

HOME MOVIE MARATHON

Home Movie Day and Night: The 24-Hour Marathon is a webcast that will take place on October 27th. A full day of home movies will be compiled from every time zone. Curators and contributors are encouraged to find films depicting life in places of their creation, alongside individuals and cultures that inspired them.

GO MEMBERS

[] 31 shooters are screening at Encounters Film Festival.

[] 34 shooters screened at Underwire Festival.

[] 17 members will screen at the BFI London Film Festival in October.

[] Anna Griffin, Margaret Milner and Paula Vaccaro have been chosen for the first ever European Co-production Weekender.

[] Hetain Patel is one of six moving image artists who have been nominated for the Jarman Award 2019. You can catch his work at venues across the UK, 26 September - 8 December

8 SONGS WITH 8 FILMS

8 SONGS WITH 8 FILMS

#SOUNDTRACKS is the debut album and film project from SP member, musician and BAFTA winning filmmaker Tristan C. Anderson. Tristan’s music acts as a score to a series of documentaries under his curation and each month, Tiristan will release a new film with the accompanying song, starting with See The World.

GO GET


[] The Scriptapalooza Fellowship includes mentorship and an all expenses paid trip to a Robert McKee Story Seminar. Deadline: 13 April.

[] The Frameline Completion Fund offers $25,000 in grants for queer films! Deadline: October 31.

[] Attend Future Film Labs: Editors for a unique insights into the art of cutting a film on 23 November.

[] FLAMIN Productions will be investing production funding through awards of £30,000 each for up to three moving image projects. Deadline 2 Dec.

[] FOCUS is the only UK event to bring in film commissions, locations providers and production service companies from over 70 countries. FREE entry to all professionals working in the creative screen industries. Taking place 3rd &4th Dec.

[] The Digital Orchard Emerging Cinematographers Fund is supporting cinematographers with affordable and/or complementary services and equipment. Deadline: 31 December.

[] BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding supports the production costs of fiction shorts up to 15 minutes in length, in both live action and animation. Rolling Deadline.

[] The Film and TV Charity's 'Going Places Fund' could help you with the cost of travel for networking or work opportunities. Rolling Deadline.

[] British Council Film and BFI NETWORK have launched a travel grant scheme for new and emerging filmmakers, specifically for international training labs. Rolling Deadline.

We have a range of funding opportunities listed on Shooting People for cast and crew, including development money, completion funds, grants and commissions. 'Follow' our Funding page to receive the latest news direct to your inbox (member access only).

ZIPCAR

ZIPCAR

As sponsors of our NEW SHOOTS competitions, Zipcar are currently offering filmmakers free membership, a bonus £60 driving credit and the cheapest business rates (29% less than standard rates). You can be a freelancer, or run your own company. Read more about our partnership on the Zipcar blog and if you want to give them a whirl, you can sign up for free.

GO LOOK

[] As Cinema Jam sadly closes it's doors, we wanted to say a big thank you to Jared Fryer for his tireless work in the independent film community.

[] Martin Scorsese first tested the de-ageing VFX used in the upcoming film ‘The Irishman’ by recreating a ‘Goodfellas’ scene with Robert De Niro.

[] Leslie Manning stars in ‘Help’ a brilliant short film about climate change.

[] The Guardian revealed their 100 best films of the 21st Century.

[] Enjoy the gripping new 'Jurassic World' short film by Colin Trevorrow.

[] SP along with many fans are furious over the idea of a Princess Bride remake.

[] Composer Dev Hynes used the sounds of space to create the ‘Ad Astra’ music video.

[] Watch the fascinating pre-recorded ‘For Sama’ Q&A with Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts at DocHouse.

[] UK Screen Alliance has released a grounbreaking Industry Diversity & Inclusion Report revealing positive industry gains.

GO SUBMIT

C21 Media Drama Series Script Competition (4 Oct) / Straight8 (8 October) / True/False Film Festival Submissions (8 Oct) / Glasgow Short Film Festival (8 October) / Mobile Film Festival (14 Oct) / Tribeca (30 Oct) / Berlin (Features: 8 Nov; Shorts: 15 Nov) / Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition (30 Nov) / Sci-fi London (3 Dec)

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