Film Festivals and Multiple Showings

International Moving Image Society changes for a new age and industry.

I have been honoured by being invited to join the board of this great film institution. The invitation comes at a time when our industry from top to bottom and end to end is facing its greatest challenges. But with these challenges go significant opportunities to develop, diversify, encourage and grow. No more so than …

Isabella and Coral McCarthy Sommervile and Deborah Espect “From Home”.

So, this is continuing the “From Home ” project, initiated by Brighton-based Moving Pictures Theatre and Language Umbrella Media. Two more beautiful contributions from Brighton filmmaker Deborah Espect (This Blog, July 16th, 2019. Moggy Productions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-7lmrM93o&t=44s) on her own experience of life under, what has become known as, “Lockdown” and where her current situation relates …

Elliott Hasler to feature at 2020 Berlin Film Festival

Quick update on one of this Blog’s favourite Sons. Elliott Hasler (Charlie’s Letter, To Hunt a Tiger, Vindication Swim) has landed a plumb placement at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Brilliant news and further encouragement for all Independent Filmmakers.  The Festival runs, this year, from Thursday 20th February until 1st March. More news on this …

Wired Sussex Festival: “Three Sixty Degrees: New Ways of Experiencing Creative Performances”. Update: Saturday 12th October: This event sold out in 48 hours.

Date and Time” Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1800-2100, Location, 3 Hanningtons Lane, Hanningtons Estate Brighton, BN1 1GS. Saturday 12th October: Following the news that this event sold out in 48 hours we will report back on how it was received. “As part of Brighton Digital Festival, the city’s hub for emerging technologies, The FuseBox, is …

Pleased to announce new initiative for all independent film makers.

Greetings, after a Summer break we are back with new promotions, announcements on independent filming productions and promotions and, immediately, a new national and international initiative to promote and support the work of independent filmmakers around the World. If you are an independent filmmaker, no matter how small, this can include you. It is what …

Brighton & Hove Pride 2019 and a new film festival

Brighton & Hove Pride has become one of the biggest Pride festivals in the World, having started  out as a one off demonstration by the Sussex Gay Liberation Front in October 1972. With a history of innovation this year introduces, for the first time, a Pride Film Festival to run from 24th July – 4th …

Shorts Out! New LGBTQ+ Short Film Festival in Brighton

Delighted to confirm in this Blog the coming of a new LGBTQ+ film Festival this year as part of Brighton’s Pride celebrations.  Early days and we shall be keeping you updated with developments. But, currently, organsers are saying the following: “Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the biggest Pride festivals in the world, and …

Turbine, written and animated by Alex Boya

A quite extraordinary film from Alex Boya and the National Film Board of Canada. Turbine is an animation, originating from monochrome drawings on paper and at only eight minutes long is another of the powerful short contributions for which the NFBC has become famous. Boya has succeeded in achieving significant and original insight into a …

Wall. David Hare’s animated film, directed by Cam Christiansen

Wall: Animated Drama Documentary, Written and featuring David Hare, Cam Christiansen Director, Bonnie Thompson, Producer, David Christensen Producer and Executive Producer. Production House National Film Board of Canada. The National Film Board of Canada have produced a remarkable and unique film in “Wall”, an eighty minute animated film that follows David Hare on a trip to …

International Moving Image Society 88th Awards Ceremony.

The International Moving Image Society hold their 88th Awards Ceremony at The Regent Street Cinema tomorrow evening, 19th February, beginning at 1800. The evening features the annual Bernard Happe lecture and a series of awards to the elite in the filming industry for innovation, development and career and lifetime achievements. Hosted by Vivien Creegor, news …