Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.
Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass. There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance. See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.
I genuinely cannot believe it has been over 4 years since I graduated from Lincoln, time has definitely flown by. As always, it’s been another eventful year for me in the world of feature films. In just over a year, I have gone from being a Locations Trainee to Key Locations Assistant on some of the biggest films currently being made in the UK. My involvement in these are still under wraps and I can’t wait for them to hit cinema (one is due in just over a month!)
In other news, LSFM Mentoring: my 4th mentee finished her final year and did incredibly well! I’m very proud of Hannah Darby and she is definitely going to go far. I shall hopefully be meeting my 5th mentee very soon. I have also been selected as one of 50 people to join the HETV Connect scheme based around High-End Drama recruitment, sponsored by thecallsheet.co.uk and Creative Skillset. Continue reading →
Darren Scales has been working on his sci-fi epic “The Drift” since August 2011, and the movie is now in post production, scheduled for a Christmas 2013 release. He’s recently been working on the original musical score. As well as producing this low budget movie, Darren (who describes himself as the executive bully,) has regularly updated his production video diary “Driftcasts”. Here’s the latest episode, in which Darren meets with James the Score, composer for THE DRIFT, and asks him what it takes to write a score:
THE DRIFT is Backyard Productions’ latest venture. A completely original Sci Fi adventure set 100 years from now… Continue reading →
The Emerging Writers Fellowship is an exciting new program at Universal Pictures designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling. We are looking for talented screenwriters who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry.
Universal Pictures’ will entertain applications for the fellowship beginning on September 3, 2013. Interested applicants should submit an original screenplay as well as additional background materials in order to be considered. All semi-finalists will then be asked to submit a second screenplay. Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles. Up to five fellows will be chosen to participate in the program.
Here’s a fantastic film-related challenge – a chance to show off your film making skills and win some great entertainment prizes. The challenge is called ‘Tailor a Trailer’ and we’re looking for people to create a trailer for an imaginary film, related to mobile phones in some way. It must be under 40 seconds in length and can be whatever genre: action, horror, comedy, drama, etc. Entries close 20th of August 2013. Full information on the Giffgaff blog.
LSM graduate Tom Ridgewell, alias TomSka – was selected as one of only seven individuals from the entire YouTube community to curate the site for a day, as part of a global online event celebrating all things science fiction, comics and gaming.
“Geek Week” is YouTube’s second themed content strand following the recent “Comedy Week”, and Tom, who has over two million subscribers on YouTube, was invited to launch the event. Continue reading →
Short film submissions are invited for screenings at the Barbican‘s Framed Festival. Films must be under 10 minutes and must link to one of the following themes: ‘Imagine’, ‘Insight’, ‘Slice of Life’ or ‘Taboo’. For ages 16-25: Full details.
An opportunity to programme and review films for Barbican film festivals and monthly events. For ages 16-24. Apply by 2nd August. Also, our Documentary Showcase, judged by Polly Nash, is open to submissions from filmmakers aged 16-30 until 1 August.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University are calling for entries for Student & Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (19 – 23 November 2013). The deadline for submitting entries is 15th September 2013, and the festival is billed as “.the only international short film festival IN THE WORLD that gathers a film lover, a filmmaker, an industry professional and a film student under the common denominator – a sleepwalker. We call a filmmaker whose short film story runs its course in a dream pace a sleepwalker. Once a year, our mission is to mark these four sleepwalkers, whose vision brings praise and glory to the short film kind. They are our ambassadors!” Continue reading →
Lincoln Film Festival, 6.30 p.m.Tuesday 25th June, LPAC: Screening: The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949, UK, 104 mins). One of British cinema’s most enduring and atmospheric thrillers, this endlessly watchable adaptation of Greene’s Cold War spy classic set in the backstreets of ravaged Vienna helped make Orson Welles a screen star.
Ticket price: £5 full, £4 concessions [including LFS members]. Free glass of wine from 5.30pm
Discussion led by Professor Neil Sinyard, Lincoln Visiting Professor for Film and Director of the Graham Greene Festival.