Wednesday, 27 July 2011
RUSHES SOHO SHORTS ANNOUNCES THE FESTIVAL FINALISTS
Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, celebrating its 13th year, is excited to announce the 48 finalists in this year’s competition. The top three finalists from each category have been chosen by 120 judges, all of whom are long standing professionals in the chosen fields within the media and entertainment industry.
The RSSF 2011 Finalists are:
THE EAGLEMAN STAG directed by Mikey Please at The Royal College of Arts
NOKIA ‘DOT directed by Sumo Science at Aardman Animations
A MORNING STROLL directed by Grant Orchard at Studio AKA
CAPTURING SANTA directed by Peter Cattaneo at Sprout Pictures
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT directed by Michael Davies at Spellbound Films
COLOURBLEED directed by Peter Szewczyk at Light + Mathematics
COCKRAOCH directed by Luke Eve at More Sauce
TWO LAPS directed by Owen Trevor at Lanky Boy and Luscious International
VIA GORI directed by George Barbakadze at Iluminar Pty ltd.
HERMANN directed by Hana Geissendorfer at GFF KG
RITE directed by Michael Pearce at Digicult
DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY directed by Ariel Kleiman at The Victorian College of the Arts
AIDES ‘SMUTLEY’ directed by Againstallods at Passion Pictures
THE CHASE ¬ Venables and Bell and Intel directed by Smith & Foulkes at Nexus Productions
THIS UNPREDICTABLE LIFE - Honda directed by Smith & Foulkes at Nexus Productions
MARCHING SONG – Esben & The Witch directed by Peter King & David Procter at Agenda Collective
IRON - Woodkid directed by Yoann Lemoine at Caviar / HSI London
ISLES – Little Comets directed by Aoife McArdie at Agile Films
GOD VIEW directed by Billy Lumby
WORSHIP directed by Calum MacDiarmid
STARCROSSED directed by Tactful-Cactus at Tactful-Cactus
SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel at Grain Media
PS YOUR MYSTERY SENDER directed by Benjamin Wigley at Artdocs & Scottish Documentary Institute
MANUEL DE LOS SANTOS directed by Peter Montgomery
The RSSF Finalists will be joined by Fujifilm Shorts nominee’s with all winners being announced at the RSSF Awards Ceremony being held at Curzon Soho on Thursday 28th July 2011.
The festival is a non-profit event, taking place from 20th to 29th July, and is recognized as one of UK’s best Short Film Festivals, promoting filmmakers to the film, TV and commercial production industries with an equal focus on emerging and established talent.
The festival opened with the very well received feature documentary POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, directed by Morgan Spurlock. The documentary explores the potential for product placement in financing films, a source of funding that is increasingly applicable for short format work.
The last five days have seen sell out seminars at The Hospital Club, BAFTA, Deluxe Soho alongside panels at the Applestore discussing the Future of Documentary with the Documentary Filmmakers Group, the Future of Advertising with the APA and an amazing showcase from Addictive TV.
The straight 8 programme opened last night to a sell out audience of filmmakers and super 8 fanatics with a second premiere screening tonight with another new 20 straight 8 films - as yet unseen by their filmmakers.
All details can be found on the website: www.sohoshorts.com and the programme
Posted by J P at 01:39
Monday, 25 July 2011
The Cartoon Forum is neither a fair nor a festival, but rather a European co-production forum for TV and new platforms animation.
* 700 delegates each year, including 240 buyers
* 66 animation projects to be pitched
* A unique networking place: sightseeing tours, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
* Efficiency of the formula: +450 series financed since 1990, representing a total budget of 1.5 billion EUR
The 22nd Cartoon Forum will take place from 13-16 September 2011 in Sopot, Poland, a modern and lively seaside city near the historical city of Gdańsk.
have a look to see what is being pitched, where the productions are coming from, the style and approaches to writing, it is a good survey.
Posted by J P at 05:03
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Derry~Londonderry has made history after winning its bid to be the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013. The momentous win means that in 2013 Derry~Londonderry will play host to a year-long celebration of culture in the city, opening its doors to visitors from across the world.
Like Derry is waiting, so are we. send me the links to your blogs, and I will put them up there on the left...