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Newsletter issue 113
All The Animation: LIAF 2017

All The Animation: LIAF 2017

A celebration of contemporary, international animation, the London International Film Festival looks extra smart this year. Our blog preview pulls out five areas they're excelling, offering a start for the curious. Connoisseurs should wander to Close-Up for a Edge of Frame triple, experimental animation galore.

Tentacles Included: Underwire 2017

Tentacles Included: Underwire 2017

Not yet familiar with female filmmaker focused festival Underwire? Time to get acquainted. Festival Director Anna Bogutskaya overviews the programme, and we've honed in on five elements on the blog. An extra special shout to the retrospective of the work of SP member Kate Herron. 'Tentacles Are Included'.

SP x KS: Find Your Crowd

SP x KS: Find Your Crowd

Our partnership with Kickstarter continues, connecting filmmakers to the platform's film outreach team. Since our 2016 and 2017 project roundups, we've seen successes from Ben Hyland with Safe Space, Louise Cooke with Breathe and Matt Harlock with Deep Clean, amongst many others. If you are planning a project, get in touch.

SP Social: Hooked On Film

SP Social: Hooked On Film

We've relaunched our instagram with a theme: letting SP's filmmakers tell the story of what inspired them to get involved with making films. See the stories on our page, and submit your own here. Let us know the story behind the film that got you hooked on film.

Picks from the bulletins

  1. 1 day, 15 events, £10. BFI's 'Big Thrill Day' is bursting at the seams.
  2. Experimental animation from across the planet. 3 new Edge of Frame programmes come to Close-Up in early December.
  3. Love cinema? Save the Cinema Museum.
  4. £3000+ available in Shorts on Tap's exciting new film competition.
  5. Shooting on Super8? What to think about.
  6. A series of interesting, free forthcoming events at the Birkbeck Centre.
  7. Punk spirit. A look back at this year's Network @ LFF.
  8. Full of the good stuff. This year's BIFA nominations in full.
  9. 20 years of Hong Kong cinema, free and full of fun.
  10. Celebrating stories across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ interest, Fringe's programme is out.
  11. Open for submissions, essential creative documentary festival Open City Docs
  12. A new canon, selected by women.
  13. Salvation has arrived. UK entrepreneur and philanthropist offers £1m in funding for short film in the UK.
  14. Cinema for change. Made a film about modern slavery? Submit to Unchosen's competition before December 15th.
  15. Sean Baker, Edgar Wright and Dee Rees amongst those speaking at this year's BAFTA screenwriter's series.
  16. Tasty new Film London co-pro lab for projects with an Italian flavour.
  17. Ready your non-fiction. Sheffield Doc Fest's call for docs has begun
  18. The Production Guild of Great Britain's next event is ‘An Evening with Anthony Waye’
  19. Safe and Secure, a brilliant new resource for documentary filmmakers operating in challenging territories.
  20. 16-19th Nov, a micro-season of films with child's perspectives at Deptford Cinema

2 x £10k Funds Available: Pears Film Fund

2 x £10k Funds Available: Pears Film Fund

Fantastic opportunity, filmmakers. The Pears Short Film Fund has two awards of £10,000 available for the production of a short film with Jewish themes. Open to all UK filmmakers, get your ideas for a film, any style or genre, 10mins or shorter in by 8th Jan 2018. Full details here.

Danger and Deception: BFI Thrill

Danger and Deception: BFI Thrill

Post spooky season, the thrill continues at the BFI. Check out the screenings series, and get tickets for the centrepiece 'Big Thrill Day', where you can attend 15 events for £10, or receive two for one for any NFT1 event by quoting Thrill241 when booking. Prep work - 100 thrillers to see before you die,

What's Next: After Weinstein

What's Next: After Weinstein

After the immediacy of scandal, the film industry begins to come together to think about possible next steps. Sight and Sound have asked a cross section of individuals their thoughts on what needs to happen next to ensure genuine change, and Raising Films pen an open letter to their peers, addressing system harassment and discrimination

Member Spotlight - Charlie Lyne

Member Spotlight - Charlie Lyne

Filmmaker and critic, Charlie Lyne, will already be familiar to many. He's best known for his two feature essays, Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself, but has an increasing body of short film work too, including Frames and Containers, Copycat and the recent Grierson Award winning, utterly charming Fish Story.

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