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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 …

Brighton’s Rainbow Chorus in Lockdown (More From Home)

Brief introduction to this “From Home” posting. Brighton Rainbow Chorus say on their site of themselves.. “Our website address is: http://www.rainbowchorus.org.uk. Our Principle Office is: St George’s Church, St George’s Road Brighton BN2 1ED The Rainbow Chorus is the largest non-audition LGBT choir in the South outside of London. We are based in Brighton & …

From Home update from Moving Pictures Theatre May 26th 2020

Moving Pictures Theatre directors Marc Green and Lucy Nordberg continue to manage their new initiative of video posting from all those whose lives have been and are being driven by the current restrictions. It is worth going to the site and taking a look at what is being posted. Some noted additions recently include the …

A New Story From Moving Pictures Theatre

We have met Moving Pictures Theatre before on this Blog and here we have a new initiative from this inventive multi-media company that is suitable for the age. Previously the company have produced short films like “The Mirror”   “The Last Lighthouse Keeper” as well as dramatic plays such as “King Arthur”.  The Brighton, U.K., …

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 …

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 …

Claudio Ravanelli turns his talents to rock music video after K&P.

We last met Claudio in a review on July 23rd last year, in the wake of success at an International Moving Image Society Festival of L.G.B.T.Q.I. films. Claudio’s film K&P receiving high praise for its gripping narrative style in a presentation which is “…raw, realistic and of the noir style”. Now, Claudio has teamed up …

International Moving Image Society event Tuesday 29 January.

The IMIS starting off its excellent work this year with a good Networking opportunity. Hope you can make it. We will be continuing to report on the work of the IMIS from this Blog throughout the coming year. Post-Holiday After Party: Xmas Might Be Gone, But The Party Is Still On

Review of 2018 Part One November 2017-May 2018.

The Blog commenced its public work in November 2017 following my selection and appearance as a Jury member at the 2017 Dieppe/Brighton Film Festival. The experience in working with Nicolas Bellenchombre, Ben Collier and fellow jury members Ludovic Bource, Bennock O’Connor, Jean Sebastien Petitdemange, Corine Marienneau and Jean-Edouard Criquioche and the work of others in …