Film Festival

12 Things Filmmakers Do After A Film Festival

Elliott Grove | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

Perhaps before you set off to your film festival you should take stock and try and understand why attending a film festival is so important in the first place. Some filmmakers who come to Raindance in the heart of London UK come because they want to see the world, and others come because they want to network.

Sci-Fi Film Is The World's First Movie Created Entirely By Artificial Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

'Sunspring' might seem like any other budget sci-fi film, but this wasn’t written by a Hollywood scriptwriter. The trailer for the new release was d...

Getting Animated About the Glasgow Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

In recent years, February, usually one of the s-l-o-w-e-s-t months of the year, has surprisingly become a time that I eagerly look forward to. This shift in attitude can be attributed to one thing, the Glasgow Film Festival.

The Secrets to Successful Filmmaking

Stuart Laws | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

These days everyone and their DoP are making short films, so it is more difficult to stand out from the crowd and deliver films that truly wow an increasingly tired audience. It's no longer a simple case of sticking a cat in a suit and telling it to improvise, you now have to put effort in.

London For Free: Deptford and New Cross Film Festival

Patricia Campbell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Patricia Campbell

Now in its fourth year, the ten-day event sees local volunteers turn curators, as they pull together an eclectic programme of feature films and documentaries by new and established talent. Best of all, aside from the fact that all the events are free, the screenings take place in a string of interesting local venues.

Folk + Noir = Folk Noir, It's a Coupling So Good That if it Didn't Exist We'd Surely Have to Invent It...

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Cross the doomy chiaroscuro and skewed perspectives of classic film noir with the cussed fatalism and strange apparitions of folk music and you have a seductively dark result that reflects a whole mess of contemporary sound and screen-culture.

The Glasgow Film Festival 2015: A Force to be Reckoned With

Tom Linay | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

This year's Glasgow Film Festival again confirmed that one of the best cities in the UK has one of the best film festivals. Now in its 11th year, the festival drew to a close on Sunday evening with the UK premiere of Ruben Östlund's Cannes-winning Force Majeure.

Class Clowns: How Comedy Films Define Social Class in Britain

Jonathan Wakeham | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Wakeham

We still find it hard to discuss social class. It can feel like a conversational minefield, sown with the potential for disaster: there are so many subtleties of language, identity and heritage that it can feel perilous just to raise the subject.

Three Ways Filmmakers Can Make a Living

Elliott Grove | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

Seriously now, how do you make a living as a filmmaker? I realised when I asked myself this question that I had three main areas of expertise that I could monetise. Firstly, I am a good communicator. Secondly I have an instinct for marketing and promotion and thirdly I had some marketable skills. so, what would I call myself?

Education In 4D

Phil Clapp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phil Clapp

During the past three weeks more than 200,000 young people across the UK have joined with the National Youth Film Festival, an array of over 1,000 experiences in 400 cinemas with the support of hundreds of film and cinema professionals.

The 57th BFI London Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

The 12 days of the BFI London Film Festival rivals the much more famous 12 days of Christmas as the best week and five days of the year. If you're a London based film nerd, which I'm proud to say I am, it is cinema heaven.

Is Crowdfunding the Way Forward for Indie Films?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

"I put up on my blog that I had written a movie script titled LUCIA, and was looking for investors," remarks Pawan. "I gave the audience the option to put in little chunks of money in the project, the idea was to make a good movie which was purely an artist's work and was free of market pressures. I was able to raise 51lakhs (£ 55,584) in just 27 days."

Doing It for Ourselves: The Makings of a Student Film Festival

Helen Simmons | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Simmons

Julia (my co-director and long-time friend) and I are both history students, and both about to sit our finals at one of the most demanding universities in the world. But that's the boring part. We also run what is fast becoming the world's leading international student film festival: Watersprite.

The Problem With Arab Culture

Omar Kholeif | Posted 13.11.2012 | Home
Omar Kholeif

I often get asked the question - "do you think Arab culture is having an international renaissance?"... Answering the question honestly, I would argue that contemporary Arab culture is in an incoherent and helpless state.

Future Shorts Summer Festival Checks In

Hanna Flint | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

For this season's Future Shorts programme, Future Cinema, (the creators of Future Shorts and Secret Cinema) have partnered up with Morgans Hotel Group to include London's St Martins Lane and Sanderson hotels in their ever expanding network of Future Shorts locations.

Make the Most of London 2012

Natasha Lipman | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK
Natasha Lipman

With less than two weeks to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, the international media, sports fans and a larger than usual cohort of tourists are starting to make their descent on our fair capital.

Review - Future Shorts Film Festival Spring 2012

Hanna Flint | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Cannes, Tribeca, Berlin...Just a few of the most significant international film festivals that I never seem to get an invite to. Thus, I am forced to join the ranks of those not privy to the cinematic offerings from the leading film makers and innovators in the world.

Why We're Challenging the Attitude Towards Student Film

Francesca Creed | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Creed

Most people accept their graduate unemployment with grace. For some reason, and to the horror of my bank, I decided this was the best time for a bedroom start-up. I now run the British Student Film Festival, a national exhibition of student film showcasing unheard and under-appreciated British talent.

LIFF Coverage: Day One - Love/Best Intentions

Julian Benson | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Julian Benson

I'm in Leeds for the 25th Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF for short). The programme continues to prove Leeds has one of the most diverse selec...

Lily Cole Looks Blue Wearing Red At Abu Dhabi Film Festival | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Style

Model-turned-Cambridge-graduate-turned-actress Lily Cole (hereafter to be referred to as 'Lily') has been promoting film The Moth Diaries as part of t...