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Join the International Moving Image Society

We have a recommendation to start 2024, and invite you to consider joining the International Moving Image Society! The Society is the international network for professionals working throughout the industry. IMIS facilitates professionals to network across areas of expertise. The organisation pronotes synergy, employment opportunities and aims to increase knowledge and skills within and between …

Sophie Clennell: “Roboman Returns”.

Another graduate from this year’s Screen and Film School is Sophie Clennell with her, decidedly tongue in cheek, homage to the stop-motion, fantasy, films of the 1970’s and 1980’s. That era in film making saw a number of international short and full length animated stop-motion films such as Jabberwocky, Castle of Otranto, Battle of Kerzhenets, …

“From Home” project from Moving Pictures Theatre.

Lucy Nordberg

A point that this Blog continues to emphasise is that the most successful independent film companies are those that are prepared to diversify their work and interests. To this end it is well worth examining the case of Moving Pictures Theatre. On Friday of this week, November 5th, company directors Lucy Nordberg, pictured above, and …

Screen and Film School, Brighton, Graduate Screening.

Screen and Film School, Brighton held their Graduate Screening on the 19th October 2021, at the prestigious Duke of York’s Cinema in Brighton, the oldest cinema, in the country in continuous operation, having opened its doors in late 1910 and the cinema has been showing films ever since. In those one hundred and eleven years …

Preview 3 of films from “Inheritance” International Film Festival. “Earth’s Beauty”, “The Foundling”, “Irish Folk Furniture”.

From the Artic Lakes, Alaska to the Namib Desert, South Africa and from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii to Manila in the Philippines, The Greenland Ice Sheet and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, to name but a few, Director Marcelle Abela and Earth’s Beauty takes us on a journey across our planet home. The film is a five …

More From “INHERITANCE” Film Festival.

Following up on our initial posting on “INHERITANCE”, Northern Ireland’s first Festival of Arts & Environment due for broadcast on Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th, we thought you would like to see the official trailer for the Festival. “If you have Virgin Media cable, Northern Visions Television (NVTV) will automatically appear on Channel …

Environmental Theme Film Festival in Belfast. Call for product and submission!

Filmmaker Deborah Espect, who we know and value on this Blog is leading on a new Film Festival in Belfast. Submissions will need to be made by mid-February. The Festival is called “Inheritance”and will run in the Spring of 2021. Deborah is looking for films of any length, from anywhere in the World on an …

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 …

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 …