Bournemouth Short Film Festival
International Documentary Festival of Marseille
Curzon Soho Short Film Summer School (SFSS)
The Moving Image In The Digital Age
THE 19TH LONDON LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR
Special Preview: The Skeleton Key & Iain Softley in Conversation
London Charlie Chaplin Festival
Raindance Weekend Masterclass in Directing
Charlie Chaplin Conference
Rushes Soho Short Film Festival
BOURNEMOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
July 2005, this is the third year running of this festival. Open to Local filmmakers (Dorset) for short films under 10 min. Fiction, documentaries, animation all welcome.
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF MARSEILLE - 1 to 6 July
14, allee Gambetta 13001 Marseille, France
Tel: 00 33 4 95 04 44 90
Fax: 00 33 4 95 04 44 91
Contact: Jean-Pierre Rehm
The Marseille International Documentary Film Festival is organised to promote documentary films with broadcasters, the media and the public.
Short Film Summer School (sfss) - Wed 6 to Sat 9 July
Curzon Soho 10am - 11pm
£0 - £6
sfss is a four day celebration of the short. Curzon Cinemas have supported short films since their 'serious about shorts' strand and have been promoting short films ever since. Now we have pulled the knowledge of these past years together to give an overview of the UK 's burgeoning short film industry: If it's short, it's here...
So what's on offer for the short film fanatic?
- Panel sessions from the worlds of funding, film festivals, music video, film websites and distribution.
- Workshops in copyright, budgeting, pitching, HD, Steadicam + creative pitching session from Own It! and Straight 8 's
- Special Scriptfactory Masterclass - Thomas Vinterberg's short development to features with Thomas Vinterberg (FESTEN, DEAR WENDY)
- Screenings from top British/international programmers, curators and distribution agencies as well as three historical shorts programmes from the UK 's leading film archives.
- Market Place open daily from 10am - 5.30pm every day of SFSS with the latest in courses, funding opportunities and screening sessions.
This is the crucial training, skill-building and networking opportunity for filmmakers of all abilities and ages - a much needed focal point for the diverse organisations that currently make up our unique short film industry. Every panel, workshop and screening in SFSS is there to serve as a platform for further short film development; to show the strength of the medium by allowing it to stand in its own right as an independent film format, stepping out of the shadow of the feature.
"There's a lot more individuality and edginess with a short film; it's not about being a calling card but creating a personal and independent vision and getting it out there for an audience to experience. With Curzon Cinemas' track record for supporting short film over the years, and for working with the leading organisations of the genre, we felt it was time to pull this knowledge and these contacts together for a four day celebration of the short," says Philip Ilson, Curzon Cinemas Short Film Programmer.
The SFSS makes its debut from 6-9 July 2005 and will henceforth become an annual event. Curzon Cinemas hope to further expand, cultivate and enhance the short film industry and cement the importance of the short by providing SFSS as a ground for networking and development.
For futher information, daily listings, images & brochures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7292 1692
UNSCREEN - 10 to 14 July
Inaugural Tunbridge Wells International Film Festival
Open 10:00am to 11:00pm each day
THE MOVING IMAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE - 13 to 17 July
University of Sussex
CP3 (Critical Practice, Creative Process, Cultural Perspective) is a four day residential conference exploring theoretical and practical approaches to the ways in which digital media impacts upon and enhances both teaching methodologies and learning experiences. The conference will bring together keynote speakers and workshop leaders from the worlds of education, multimedia, art and government, creating an environment where people can share ideas whilst taking inspiration from new approaches to learning.
In keeping with the spirit of creativity and criticism the conference will feature a number of hands-on workshops, exploring these elements within the context of film language, video art, animation, narrative and non-narrative and sound.
Who should attend:
Teachers of English, Media, Art and ICT
Advisors and Consultants for English, Media, Art and ICT
Art practitioners working in a schools context
Venue-based education officers from cinemas, galleries, theatres and museums.
For more information and to book:
www.filmeducation.org/cp3 | email@example.com | 020 7851 9450.
THE 19TH LONDON LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR 18 - 21 July
Tickets: Features £8.50/£5.50 concession.
Shorts £6/£5 concession
Box office 020 7734 2255
Special Preview: The Skeleton Key & Iain Softley in Conversation - 19 July
Tickets £11.50, concs £9.25
NFT Box Office 020 7928 3232
OPTRONICA: THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUDIOVISUAL ART - 20 to 24 July
National Film Theatre, London
A hybrid of film festival and music festival, Optronica is a brand new five day event focusing on the convergence of visuals and music and featuring live audiovisual performances, cinema screenings, dj:vj sets and talks. Organised by Addictive TV in collaboration with the NFT, Optronica takes place on July 20-24, 2005 at the NFT and at the bfi London IMAX Cinema - the biggest screen in Britain.
Headline performances at the IMAX are ex-Kraftwerk star Karl Bartos 's stunning live AV show, the World premiere of Warp act Plaid & Bob Jaroc 's Greedy Baby AV show and the UK premiere of DJ Spooky 's solo film remix Rebirth of a Nation . Other artists include Addictive TV playing on the roof of the National Theatre, Skoltz_Kolgen , Masakatsu Takagi , People Like Us plus DJs Joakim , Si Begg , Legowelt and a whole pool of international VJs.
Submissions: send DVD, DV or VHS (pal or NTSC) with some background information. Entries will not be returned.
Submissions to: Francoise Lamy, OPTRONICA, The Old House, 39a North Road , London N7 9DP
Festival dedicated to the fusion of music and visuals to feature live performances by top international audiovisual acts and DJ:VJ collaborations, plus screenings, panel discussions and workshops by many of the most innovative artists in this field.
London Charlie Chaplin Festival - 22 July
Screenings commence at 7.30 with short films from the Imperial War Museum archive followed by the classic Easy Street and the main feature Shoulder Arms in the Imperial War Museum Park
London Charlie Chaplin Festival - 23 July
The Lambeth River Festival and Walnut Tree School present a series of indoor screenings, including The Immigrant , The Rink and The Adventurer
Raindance Weekend Masterclass in Directing 23-24 July
A two-day exploration of the advanced techniques needed to prepare and direct a drama, with Patrick Tucker
£250 + VAT
9.30am - 6.30pm
Bookings 020 7287 3833
THE LONDON POETRYFILM NIGHT III
MONDAY 25th JULY, 7pm
GENESIS CINEMA, E1 (Stepney Green Tube)
The cult London PoetryFilm Night is the only UK platform for the creative but unmined field of PoetryFilm. The PoetryFilm movement created and promoted by Semaphore Films is forging new cinematic expressions: an innovative cinema of
poetry, and a language of PoetryFilm.
We will be screening a fabulously eclectic selection of avant-garde PoemFilms: films based on poems, "filmifications" of poems, poetry documentaries, PoemFilm animations, and experimental text-based films examining the relationship between poetry and film.
The LPFN events have a "cult following among poetry fans and film fans alike" (Battersea Arts Centre).
- PoetryFilm screening 7-9pm
- Live poetry reading, discussion and networking in the bar 9-11pm
The evening will be introduced by Malgorzata Kitowski and Matt Widgery from Semaphore Films.
- EN MARCHE ! (dir. and poet Cristina Viti) - Directly inspired by Rimbaud's poetics and biography, this is a stark vision of the poet as he strides into the 21st century with tenderness and vigour as his weapons.
- WORDS ARE MY LANGUAGE (Stephen Morris) - An insight into the working practices of Mark Fischer, the North East's leading poet and thinker. Documentary film.
- GATES OF HEAVEN (Lucy Lee)- Animation poemfilm based on Chinese myth. Each scene is individually hand-painted to create a stunning fluid effect.
- HOLLOWLEGS (dir. Mike Futcher) - Hollowlegs searches for food in the post-apocalyptic desert. A new film combining both physical and digital string-and-bone puppetry with other animation effects.
- THE MAN WITH WHEELS (dir. Eugene Doyen, poet Billy Childish) - Billy and Eugene both liked the work of Kurt Schwitters. Billy already had some poems so they decided to make a film.
- GOBLIN MARKET (dir. Sarah Dixon , poet Christina Rossetti)- Shot on Super8 in one day, this is a modern-day filmification of Rossetti's poem.
- THE MESSAGE (dir. Andy Lawrence, poet Mark Gwynne Jones) - Three generations of the same family find a letter addressed to "The Gatekeeper". Nobody thinks it is for them.
INTERVAL - Refreshments in the bar. An exclusive PoetryFilm DVD will also be available to buy.
- TULGEY WOOD (dir. Jamie Bishop + Richard Swingle, poet Lewis Carroll) - An adaptation of "Jabberwocky" shows a boy searching the forests for an evil creature to avenge his family and village.
- BLACK LOVE (dir. Gad Hollander, poet Nikolay Gumilyov) - "but don't be surprised, my feuding friend, / my enemy, seized by black love, / if the groans of love will be the groans of torture, / kisses - tinged with blood." (Gumilyov)
- TO A POEM (dir. John Crome, poet Andrew Marvell) - Andrea appears at the window of the lavatory. They fall in love. Based on "To His Coy Mistress".
- THE CUMMERBUND (dir. Shelly Wain, poet Edward Lear) - A beautiful lady sits in the forest. Strange creatures twitter and hum. Panic ensues when a warning cry is issued: "The Cummerbund is come!".
- WALKING STORIES (dir. and poet Rob Speranza) - Photography, words, and obsession blur in this PoemFilm from the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network.
- TROPHY (dir. Toby Norways) - Numerology and a subtly revealing word-association game are at the centre.
9pm-11pm Live poetry performance, PoetryFilm discussion and networking in the bar. Including "Trombone Poetry" and music from Paul Taylor, Malgorzata reading from her new poetry collection "Doppelgangers", and more. Limited floor spots are available - please email if you would like to read.
Booking line: 08700 60 60 61
Tickets £7 / £6 concessions
As usual, the event is expected to sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment!
London Charlie Chaplin Festival 27 - 30 July
Charlie Chaplin Conference
BFI sponsors a Charlie Chaplin Conference
The London College of Communication
For more details please visit
or contact Bryony Dixon at BFI
on 07837 413 572
THE RUSHES SOHO SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - 30th July to Friday 5th August
A host of film and television celebrities will grace cinema screens,
from 30th July until 5th August, as the seventh Rushes Soho Shorts
Film Festival gets under way. The festival, which is entirely non
profit making and free to the general public, will showcase a
controversial and exciting range of short listed films submitted by up
and coming talent from all over the UK. Screening venues across Soho
include: The Charlotte Street Hotel, Costa Coffee, The Hospital, Mr
Young's, The Soho Hotel, Soho House and various Vue West End cinema
We are hearing about it because the festival has had incredible
support from established film makers and celebrities keen to champion
the stars of tomorrow and help showcase their work. Supporters
include. Alison Steadman (this year's spokesperson), Ray Winstone,
Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Graham Norton, Tara P-T, Stephen Daldry,
Nic Roeg, Jimmy Mistry and Nick Moran to name a few.
Is it any good? - yes!
Short films are a great way for our creative and often aspiring talent
to learn their craft whilst collaborating with experienced filmmakers.
Short films are mini features, and making a great short requires
commitment, a great deal of talent and loads of hard work. To be able
to attend an event where you can watch as many as eighty short films
in a week, judge them side by side on a level playing ground all for
free is well worth it.
THE 7th RUSHES SOHO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August
** SCHEDULE OF EVENTS **
Arrangements are well underway for this groundbreaking event, which
has proved such a huge success over the past six years. Rushes Soho
Shorts are proud to announce the following events taking place
throughout the week long festival. For full details please go to
Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August
Straight 8 teams up with The Rushes Soho Short Film Festival. 30 films
will be shown each night, for 2 nights. The films have been made
according to the brutally strict rules of Straight 8: the cartridge
containing the film has been handed in undeveloped with an original
3minute 20second soundtrack burnt onto CD. Sponsored by Kodak. Where:
Vue Cinema, Leicester Square , W1 Time: Sunday 31st July 5.30-7.30pm,
Monday 1st August 5.30-7pm. For more info & tickets go to:
Wednesday 3rd August
The APA in conjunction with their European body, The Commercial Film
Producers Europe, present their 'Young Directors Award' from this
years Cannes Advertising Festival. Showcasing, the best work in the
following four categories, for the first time in London :
Best commercial by a new director- worldwide
Best commercial by a new director- Europe
Best test commercial- worldwide
Best test commercial- Europe
The event will take place at Vue Cinema, Leicester Square , Screen 6,
London W1 (the festival Delegate Centre) on Wednesday 3rd August from
6-8 pm. For tickets & more info: www.a-p-a.net <http://www.a-p-a.net/>
Wednesday 3rd August
Future Shorts will be bringing a retrospective of the last year's
short films to the Vue Cinema on Wednesday 3rd of August from 6- 7pm.
Films will include shorts by acclaimed directors such as Spike Jonze
and Mike Leigh, alongside the best new talent from around the world.
The event will take place at Vue Cinema, Leicester Square , Screen 5,
London W1 (the festival Delegate Centre) on Wednesday 3rd August from
6-7 pm. For more information please visit: www.futureshorts.com
Thursday 4th August
The Rushes Soho Short Film Festival Awards Party, hosted by The Word's
infamous Terry Christian and hosted at the CC Club, 13 Coventry
Street. 7.30pm onwards. By invitation only.
For further information please log on to www.sohoshorts.com