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For those of you who didn’t know, you can now listen again to some of Cineformation’s fantastic guests being interviewed by Richard Lewis on BBC Radio Bristol’s afternoon slot.
Just click on the link & away you go…
FILM: THE DIGITAL FUTURE
Tuesday 11 December 2007, Watershed, Bristol, UK
A one-day film conference presented by South West Screen
‘Film: The Digital Future’ will bring a pool of experts to the region to explain how best to embrace and exploit the ongoing digital developments within the production, distribution, exhibition and marketing sectors. Following on from ‘Funding your Feature’, the informative South West Screen film finance conference of March 2007, ‘Film: The Digital Future’ promises to be both compelling and entertaining, and of course immensely informative.
Speakers confirmed from companies / organisations including the UK Film Council, Arts Alliance, Content Republic, City Screen and Hammer. Quite simply, there is no better way to get the lowdown on the changing landscape of digital film.
Places are £50 including lunch
To book contact Watershed box office on +44 (0)117 927 5100
Early bird discount – The first 10 places booked will receive a discount of 10%
For more information visit South West Screen’s website here
We’re very pleased to announce that Cineformation’s first outreach event as part of the 2007 Cornwall Film Festival was a great success. The Animation workshop in association with with South West Screen, Aardman Animations, WONKY, BAFTA, Cornwall Media Focus and University College Falmouth was briliantly led by Miki Cash & was followed by drinks, nibbles & networking. Thanks to everyone who supported us & to all those who attended – we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!
For further info see our Past Events.
Encounters Short Film Festival 2007
21-25 November 2007, Bristol
The 13th annual Encounters Short Film Festival takes place in Bristol from Wednesday 21 November to Sunday 25 November, after launching on Sunday 18 November with a 30th birthday party for Morph, the little clay man who set the Bristol-based Aardman Animations on the path to Oscar-winning success.
More than 250 films and around 50 related events will be staged at Watershed and other Bristol Harbour-side venues while Encounters 2007 is underway, including
• a pre-release screening of the full-length animated feature PERSEPOLIS [http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/persepolis/] that was the toast of the Cannes Film Festival;
• visits by celebrated directors such as Frank Cottrell Boyce (sharing his Desert Island Flicks), Richard Eyre (interviewed by Mark Kermode), Damien O’Donnell and Royston Tan [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848892/]
• a Film School [http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/pages/whatson/filmschool.php] on producing, with Lenny Crooks, Michael Kuhn and Al Clark as tutors + Kodak’s ever popular Stop By Shoot Film workshop and an intro to film editing from Doghouse;
• the unveiling of the UK’s nominations for the first ever all-time top 10 of British shorts;
• showcases of films from Canada, Singapore and the South West
• a cinematography masterclass with Balazs Bolygo, whose credits include LIFE ON MARS
• a major animation symposium [http://www.encountersfestival.org.uk/pages/whatson/industryday.php], comparing and contrasting international approaches to animation training and asking whether UK training is keep pace with what the global industry needs
• EA Games Zone + sessions on gaming, special effects and what’s new in mobile contentertainment
• themed screenings of new films from over 40 countries, and a Gala Awards Night featuring the the presentation of £20,000-plus worth of prizes and awards.
For more info and delegate pass bookings, visit www.encounters-festival.org.uk.
To book tickets for one-off events, contact the Watershed Box Office, at 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX or by phone: 0117 927 5100.
Encounters is organized by Encounters Festival Ltd, with funding from Bristol City Council and South West Screen. The festival’s principal sponsors are Aardman Animations, Cartoon Network, EA Games and HP – Invent.
BUDDING FILMMAKERS GET A SECOND CHANCE AT
‘60 SECONDS OF FAME’
‘60 Seconds of Fame’ is back. This exciting and innovative short film challenge was launched by BAFTA and Orange in 2006, and attracted more than 250 entries. This year, aspiring filmmakers are invited to submit a 60 second short film, based on the theme ‘unite’. The winning film will be featured on the BBC1 broadcast of the Film Awards, watched by millions around the world.
BAFTA juries will choose the shortlisted films in each of 15 UK regions and the public will vote for their favourite film in their area. The winner from each region will win two tickets to the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February, 2008. The overall winner, chosen by a BAFTA jury, will be announced at the ceremony and the winning film will be featured as part of the BBC One broadcast of the event.
The purpose of ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ is to support creativity and to actively encourage the public to participate in the filmmaking process. The 60 Seconds of Fame site at www.orange.co.uk/bafta provides the tools and technical guidance. Anybody aged 16 and over can enter and the deadline for entries is 5pm on 4 January 2008.
Last year’s winner of ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ was Alex Garcia, for his short film ‘Happy Birthday Grandad’ based on the theme ‘celebrate’. His win was announced by Ken Russell and Mark Kermode. Alex comments: “Winning ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ has opened up many doors but, most importantly, opened our eyes to what awaits us if we work hard.”
For full details of ‘60 Seconds of Fame’, please visit www.orange.co.uk/bafta.
Movement and the Single Screen
A 3-day practical and Inspirational workshop
Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th January 2008
Venue: Picture This new Atelier space in Bristol
Cost: £80 (There are a small number of bursaries available of up to £50 to assist attendees who are coming from further afield with their travel/accommodation costs)
This practical workshop investigates movement and performance within the context of single-screen video practice and is led by artist filmmaker Miranda Pennell.
Participants will explore a range of formal ideas through a combination of screenings, discussions and practical research. In particular, attention will be paid to the specificity of video/film language in its relationship to movement composition and performance, and to the nature of cross-art form dialogue. The emphasis of the workshop is on experimentation and on collaboration.
For an application form, please contact:
Grace Davies firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa May Thomas email@example.com
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5PM ON 9th JANUARY 2008
Produced by Picture This and Dance South West. Funded by Arts Matrix.
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