British Independent Film Festival 2013 – Update

From Philip Jones, Kinema in the Woods, updating our previous post:

On Saturday 11th May, we’re showing two feature length films – SAVING THE TITANIC at 12pm (telling the story of the team of shipbuilders and engineers who attempted to save the stricken vessel.) Continue reading

Sparkhouse open day

Celebrate 10 years of business innovation with Sparkhouse.

Since opening Sparkhouse has supported more than 230 new businesses and has been recognised nationally as ‘leading edge’ for best practice. New creative, innovative and technology-based businesses of all kinds can rent office space, including graduate start-ups.The team behind Sparkhouse also offer workshops plus help and support for any students or staff who are thinking about setting up, or may already be running, a business.

An open day is taking place on Wednesday, 1st May with two sessions at 11am and 12.30pm.

So why not pop in to meet the team and find out what they can do for you? Refreshments will be available. If you are able to book a place in advance please e-mail sday@lincoln.ac.uk or you are welcome on the day.

Opportunities for film makers

From: Victoria Creevey (Ideas Tap)

We’re running two great opportunities for filmmakers at the moment that may be of interest to your students and wider network:

BFI Doc Next Media Lab. Apply by – 29th April. We’re looking for 10 filmmakers to become part of the BFI’s Doc Next Media Lab. As part of the Lab you’ll receive a £750 bursary, technical film training from professionals, tutoring on different documentary styles, methods and ideas, and the chance to develop and hone your art into something special. Further information / application

Student Ents:  Apply by ­ 24th April. Our new termly brief, designed to give students the financial and marketing support to run a successful creative event for their peers. The event could be anything ­ an exhibition, screening, social or talk ­ we don’t mind as long as it has a creative focus. What’s more, we’re giving away five £200 pots of cash to enable our members to host events at universities nationwide. Further information / application

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LSM hosts the inaugural BAFTSS conference

From Sarah Barrow: The inaugural conference of the British Association of Film, TV and Screen Studies takes place here next week, Fri 19th to Sun 21st April. Professor Mary Stuart will open proceedings at 2pm on the Friday followed by an introduction from BAFTSS chair Prof Brian Winston. Guest of honour (receiving a lifetime achievement award) is confirmed as acclaimed feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey! Her keynote is on the Friday at 4.30pm, followed by a screening of “Riddles of the Sphynx”, followed by a reception to launch the Journal of Popular Television. Full details of the conference, including the programme and links to booking. Continue reading

Lincoln Inspired, May 7 – 11

From the festival organisers: “Lincoln Inspired was ‘born’ in March 2012 when a group of like-minded souls who had worked on arts events in and around the city got together in a pub on the Brayford and shared their visions for a great new festival. Well this is it then. We’re ready to launch. We’ve created a festival, a full programme, one that has something for everyone!” Download the programme from the Festval website.

Among a variety of live events, there’s a lot to interest Radio fans: Continue reading

Break in with a comedy viral script

With the rise of sites like You Tube, Funny or Die and College Humor, there has never been an easier or indeed a more crowded route into sketch writing and making your name as a comedy genius. Find out how from Hat Trick TV producer Mark Talbot at the London Breakfast Club, 5th April 2013. Tickets are available here (£15 + VAT). Continue reading

Frequency 2013

From Chris Heighton: Frequency 2013 – Lincoln, 18th to 26th October 2013. You are invited to get involved in Lincoln’s celebration of digital arts and cultures. Where – Zing, LPAC Café-Bar,  When – Monday 29th April, 6 – 7.30pm.  RSVP:  cheighton@lincoln.ac.uk – no later than Monday 22nd April

Frequency 2013 welcomes projects, debates and artworks that explore the theme of Revolution in all its guises and contexts. The Festival serves as a platform and catalyst for provocative projects and activities that will reach across and beyond the city of Lincoln, fuelling expression and debate amongst the widest range of groups. Continue reading

Young Creative Chevrolet Video Talk and Competition

From Sarah Barrow: Monday 15th April, AR0107 / Architecture building, 5pm.

Johann Chan, Arts Editor of Digital Arts will chair a live discussion with guest speaker John Dower, Film & TV Director/Producer and winner of Banff World Television Awards Best Sports Documentary for ‘Thriller in Manila’. No booking – seats allocated on a first come first served basis. The talk is one of four taking place at universities around the UK as part of the Young Creative Chevrolet 2013 competition. Continue reading

Rochdale Pioneers film screening

If you are in Lincoln on March 26th, take a trip down memory lane courtesy of the Cooperative Youth Film Academy. Watch the inspiring story of the Rochdale Pioneers at The Venue, Bishop Grossteste University. The story delves into how the co-operative movement started and how the town of Rochdale came together to change the society they were living in.  Find out more and view trailer.  The director, John Montegrande will give an exclusive introduction to the film and answer your questions. Full details and booking

Ritz ‘PREMIERE’ Short Film Festival Night

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‘PREMIERE’ Short Film Festival – A Collection of Films by Lincoln Film Makers, including the premiere of ‘State Of Mind’ which was part filmed using The Ritz as a location

22nd April Monday 7.00pm – 9.30pm.  Bar open from 6.00pm with exclusive ‘Ritz Orginals’ Movie Art Poster / Postcard Sale. Book here. Are you a Lincoln Film Maker and have a short film to submit? Continue reading