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Newsletter issue 109
SP Networking With Mike Figgis

SP Networking With Mike Figgis

We're teaming up with Oscar nominated writer and director Mike Figgis for a special event. On July 13th at the Hackney Picturehouse, the director will join us to field your questions, talk about his new screenwriting book and scenario card game, and lead an interactive filmmaking session demonstrating the new design of his FigRig camera stabiliser. RSVP free and join us for what will be a great event, and a chance to meet the director and other filmmakers.

straight 8 - London Premieres

straight 8 - London Premieres

Shot on a a single super 8mm cartridge, and submitted unedited and unseen, the winning films in the straight 8 competition will screen together at Picturehouse Central on July 9th. See 48 great short films alongside the directors who made them. Projected and brought to life for the first time, these are extraordinary films that have never been seen, even by those who made them. We'll be there, come see amateur celluloid on a massive screen.

Short Cuts To Success

Short Cuts To Success

For the 10th anniversary of Shooting People’s ‘Film of the Month’, after hundreds of amazingly generous judges, and thousands of brilliant short films from independent film's best and brightest, Film of the Month is evolving. In January 2018, we launch SHORT CUTS, a career development focused quarterly short film competition that leads into a special annual celebration. Designed to help give something back, winning filmmakers will receive a host of prizes, support and screening opportunities. Find out more on our SHORT CUTS blog, and join SP now at 50% off annual membership with the short time only SHORT CUTS promo to keep up to date with news up through the launch in Jan 2018.

For the 10th anniversary of Shooting People’s ‘Film of the Month’, after hundreds of amazingly generous judges, and thousands of brilliant short films from independent film's best and brightest, Film of the Month is evolving. On hiatus until January 2018 when we will launch SHORT CUTS, a career development focused quarterly short film competition that leads into a special annual celebration. Designed to help give something back, winning filmmakers will receive a host of prizes, support and screening opportunities alongside their selection. Find out more on our SHORT CUTS blog, and hold tight for developments through to the launch in Jan 2018.

Picks from the bulletins

  1. 3 new artists chosen for LSFF's WITH TEETH commission. Congratulations to Zoe Aiano, Tash Tung and Kim Noce.
  2. Shubbak Festival's Elhum Shakerifar on curating for the festival, arab cinema and feminism
  3. Back in cinemas, a number of BAFTA winning British debuts from the last decade.
  4. Artists on the move. Film London's 2017 Jarman Award shortlist announced.
  5. Last few weeks to enter the SSFX film competition, £2000 in prizes for short films made with space sounds.
  6. For S&S, Simran Hans speaks to the young people revolutionising the capital's film programming culture.
  7. Frames of Representation returns with Sheffield Doc/Fest Art Award winner City of the Sun.
  8. Pups on Bolex. Ian Mantgani's 16mm Dogs At Polling Stations
  9. Okja and Frank writer on the trials and tribulations of being a screenwriter.
  10. 20 female filmmakers on the rise.
  11. Essential. SP filmmaker Rob Savage's fantastic festival favourite Dawn of the Deaf is now viewable online.
  12. This summer at Watershed Bristol, classic cinema back on the screen with Cinema Rediscovered.
  13. BFI to explore Britain’s problematic relationship with on-screen homosexuality in 'Gross Indecency' season, across July & August.
  14. Charlie Lyne's brilliant Fish Story is online on The Guardian. Absolute catch.

Doc/Fest Digest

Doc/Fest Digest

We're back from Sheffield, with much to report. Thanks to everyone who made our opening party a success, out to the filmmaker attendees, Curzon & Doc/Fest staff, and to the sun for showing up. 21 SP filmmakers had films playing, and at the festival's pitching competitions we saw some familiar faces. SP's Natasha Hawthornthwaite and Duncan Cowles were winners in The Mix Boomer Pitch and Whicker's Work competitions, respectively. Congratulations to them, and to anyone visiting who found new relationships, friends or collaborators. Peek our coverage, on female filmmakers, and on films about Syria.

Lexus Short Films - Make A Film With The Weinstein Co.

Lexus Short Films - Make A Film With The Weinstein Co.

Filmmakers, make your next short film with The Weinstein Company. Lexus Short Films offers four emerging filmmakers the chance to take their work to new levels by working with The Weinstein Co. to create their next film, with full flexibility, resources and creative freedom. Free to enter, submit with past work by August 24th.

Finding Your Crowd - KS Roundup

SP is partnered with Kickstarter, to connect our filmmakers with the platform's film outreach team, to launch the best projects in the smartest, most effective way. So far it's been very successful, and we want to spotlight some highlights. Live right now, Matt Harlock's Deep Clean, a supernatural horror short made with comic artist Krent Able. Recent projects we've worked with and loved include: vampire coming of age from Jimmy Dean and Ellie Gocher,V; Ollie Watts' short about loneliness in elderly communities, Ferried; Cathy Come Home riff From Street To Stage,Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon's recently premiered Nepal circus doc Even When I Fall; and variety TV show The Eyeslicer. If you're planning a project, get in touch.

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