Update: International Student Film Festival PÍSEK

Some very good news LSM will offer up to 3 selected student film-makers up to £100 towards travel costs for those who wish to enter their films for the International Student Film Festival. Entries are due the end of May, so you should decide as soon as possible! If you need any more support or help, do not hesitate to contact your tutors or LSM Visiting Prof. Nick Gray who was a member of the festival jury last year. nickgraytv@googlemail.com Continue reading

Actors wanted for heritage film

Pauline Loven

From Pauline Loven, WAG Screen:

I am currently researching and planning a WAG Screen short film to mark the outbreak of the First World War next year. After much deliberation we have chosen to tell the story of one Lincolnshire war memorial – that of Thimbleby near Horncastle. We have the support of the village and permission and encouragement from the families of the war dead and we will tell the story from the home front. We are working on raising funds for the film at the moment and also looking for cast – in particular two red-haired actors in their early twenties who could pass for brothers – quite a challenge! You can find out more about the project here

More about WAG Screen                 Contact pauline@wagscreen.co.uk

Electric Egg’s new experimental commission

From Electric Egg:

Production is well underway on a new and exciting piece of experimental moving-image work. The work is being created for the craft exhibition “Beauty is the First Test” curated by Liz Cooper and will soon be exhibited at the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) in Sleaford Lincolnshire.

To date we have completed filming all five artists, weaver Margo Selby, basketry artist Stella Harding, furniture maker David Gates and two lace-makers Carol Quarini and Gail Baxter. Continue reading

Berwick Short Film Festival

From Andrew Elliott:

For anyone with any short films they wish to submit to a competition, the Berwick Short Film Festival is now accepting entries on the theme of North by Northeast — emphasising the (beautiful) city’s links with Northern Europe and the North Sea.

For more information, see their website

13th International Student Film Festival

From Janice Kearns: The deadline for submissions to the 13th International Student Film Festival is fast approaching and getting work screened at an international festival is a really good way to showcase your talent – and you might win a prize! The festival will take place in Pizek in the Czech Republic on October.

Find how to enter work here

Jobs at GSProductions

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING ON A SHORT FEATURE? IF SO, WE NEED YOU! WE’RE LOOKING FOR A PRODUCTION DESIGNER!

GSProductions and Panda Planet Productions are working together over the next few months to create a short feature film. We’re looking for someone creative, talented and enthusastic to join the team as our Creative Director / Production Designer. Job details: Continue reading

2 jobs at Filmclub

We have two new vacancies at FILMCLUB for a FILMCLUB on the Road Coordinator and FILMCLUB on the Road Assistant.

FILMCLUB makes available an extraordinary range of films that can challenge, unite, amaze and inspire young people.  With free weekly screenings, online reviewing, industry events and hands-on support, FILMCLUB inspires, excites and opens up new avenues for learning. Full details

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

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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