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  • United States - Machinima man


    "Machinima is a real threat to CGI animation," says Paul Marino, co-founder of the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences. "Within the next decade the majority of animation films produced will be machinima."
  • Paddy Considine, Royston Tan set for Encounters screenings


    Singapore's controversial director Royston Tan will head up the Spotlight on Singapore event at this year's Encounters Short Film Festival in the UK.With a record number of entries from more countries than ever before in its 13 year run, the festival has selected shorts from as far as Belarus, Ecuador and Ghana for the Bristol-based five day event (Nov 21-25). Tan has combated censorship clashes with the Singaporean government over his depiction of local life. His ...
  • Rushes Soho Shorts adds documentary competition


    The ninth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in London will run July 28-Aug 3 with screenings of 90 short films across the categories of newcomer, animation, music video, and this year's addition, documentary, as well as a series of educational and networking events.Screenings will centre around the Curzon Soho and highlights will include Medb Films producer Elaine Wickham's directorial debut My Mother, with a soundtrack by
  • Gabor Csupo to direct children's fantasy The Moon Princess


    Gabor Csupo, director of Walden Media's $100m worldwide grosser Bridge to Terabithia is to direct children's fantasy The Moon Princess, based on Elizabeth Goudge's 1946 classic The Little White Horse.The live-actionproject, planned to begin pre-production in June, will star Colin Firth with other cast to be confirmed.The production will be produced ...
  • Warp X takes off with Donkey Punch


    Shooting has begun for the first film on the slate of new production company Warp X. British thriller Donkey Punch will also be the debut feature for co-writers Olly Blackburn and David Bloom, with Blackburn making his feature directorial debut.
  • Daughters Of The Dust opens Images Of Black Women Film Festival


    The third annual Images of Black Women Festival, a celebration of the achievements of black women in cinema, will open on Friday (March 2) at the Tricycle Theatre in London.The event opens with a screening of the Daughters Of Dust, followed by a Q&A session with the director Julie Dash. The US film maker will be presented with a Life Time Achievement Award. The festival runs to March 4th with screenings, events and workshops, ...
  • BFI partners with HP for Mediatheque's digitised archive offerings


    As the British Film Institute (BFI) gets ready to unveil its revamped Southbank home next month, the institute has announced a new partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP). HP will use its digital technology to offer the BFI National Archive materials to the public.
  • Cinema China premieres new Zhang Yimou in the UK


    Cinema China, a celebration of the past and present of Chinese film-making, will launch on March 9 in Edinburgh and unfold across 20 cities until March 18.
  • French Film Festival UK releases programme line-up


    This year's French Film Festival UK will span London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee from April 20 - May 4 with a varied and unique programme of films.
  • Shorts International launches ShortsTV channel


    Shorts International has turned on its ShortsTV cable channel airing an extensive catalogue of short films 24 hours a day to audiences in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
  • Mon Colonel opens Human Rights festival


    Its 11th year Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in London is to screen 22 films, including three Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominations, The Lives of Others, Water and Days Of Glory.
  • MySpace film competition launched


    MySpace launched its Mymoviemashup competition to open doors for new talent with a presentation, panel discussion and Big Lebowski-themed party last night at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes in London.
  • Women in Film and Television launch Workline


    The organisation Women in Film and Television has launched a free and confidential employment advice website and helpline, Workline. The organisation has been offering support and information to women who are employers, employees and freelancers in the UK industry since 1990. This new service is accessible to all who require such assistance in their careers.
  • De La Iglesia starts UK shoot for The Oxford Murders


    The second English-language project by Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, The Oxford Murders, has started shooting on location in London and Oxford for nine weeks.
  • Tartan plans Jobson tour and classes for A Woman In Winter


    Richard Jobson, screenwriter and director of 16 Years of Alcohol and The Purifiers, is to launch his latest film A Woman In Winter, through Tartan Films, with a UK tour stretching from the film's setting, Edinburgh, to London.
  • In Focus - Reach out to audiences


    We produce more movies to play to audiences than ever before. The way we reach this audience may be changing, but we still need to have consumers for our films or the equation doesn't work."
  • EFP plans new Picture Europe! programme to kick off in April


    European Film Promotion is introducing a new European film event in the capitals of Berlin, Madrid and London. Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema will begin in April, coming to London at the Curzon Cinema in Soho from June 8-14.
  • UK's Network plans re-release of restored Things To Come


    UK distributor Network is planning a theatrical and DVD release of the newly digitally restored sci-fi classic Things To Come, the post-war apocalyptic HG Wells tale.
  • Doremi servers to power UK Digital Screen Network


    Arts Alliance Media (AAM) has bought new cinema server equipment from Doremi Cinema for use in the development of the UK Film Council's Digital Screen Network. The DCP-2000 digital servers will be installed in all new sites and will replace servers already within the Digital Screen Network. Fiona Dean, Arts Alliance Media's Director of Digital Cinema, said that Doremi Cinema was 'committed to evolving with the market and providing the best possible technology solutions.' ...
  • Local market is key toglobal success,Warner Bros' international chief


    Any film aspiring to international successmust first conqueritshome market, says Richard Fox, executive vice president international atWarner Bros.
  • Local market key toglobal success,says Warner Bros' international chief


    Any film aspiring to international successmust first conqueritshome market, says Richard Fox, executive vice president international atWarner Bros.
  • BAFTA leaders say British films are recognised on merit, not nationality


    With The Queen and Casino Royale leading the BAFTA nominees, the Academy's leaders say that UK films have held their own against international competitors for BAFTA voters.
  • BT Vision launches with VOD service


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