Film Makers

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 …

St Andrew’s School, Hove, filmmaking and the art of the possible……

Around 2012, Dave White and Steve Griffiths were teaching literature to year 6 pupils (so ages 10-11 in the English classroom system) at St Andrew’s School Hove, UK. The book they were focussed on was the C. S. Lewis legendary classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The two teachers wanted to bring the …

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 …

Review of 2018 Part Two May 2018 – December 2018

J’aime les filles (Reviewed May 21st 2018) A wonderful, unique, eight minute film from Diane Obomsawin exploring love, identity awakening, exploration, joy, passion, confusion and discovery. The profound sensitivity with which Obomsawin goes about her craft is evidenced in her ability to tell such a complete story in so short a time period. Rightly recognised …