Archive for the ‘Film’ Category


Kilburn Film Festival – Five Continents in North London

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

28 June to 8 July

Kilburn Film Festival features film from Nigeria, India, Ireland, Brazil, France, Senegal, Japan, Australia and more, plus classics and films by artists, by older people, by children. With talks refreshments and music.

One highlight is the Films by Artists evening on 5 July.

TIME CLIPS THE WINGS OF LOVE: Si Sapsford / 2012 . Evoking the innocence of old Hollywood films and inspired by a woman’s memory of her first sexual awakening as she reflects on the passage of time.

HOPE AND GLORY: Si Sapsford / 2012 . A boy running in snow is juxtaposed with conversation between former crew members of Steve Fosette’s multihull Cheyenne reflecting on the politics and bureaucracy of the Jules Verne 2004 non-stop round the world race.

IN PROGRESS: Noemi Lakmaier /2012. Femininity, disability and the expectations and stereotypes associated with both are explored through filming a woman’s face as she performs ambiguous yet seemingly private tasks.

DOUBLE PENDULUM: Faisal Abdu’Allah / 2012 Faisal teamed up with scientists to show how polluted air in East London could threaten athletes at the Games and how pollution shortens the lives of the people living near them, the poor, who are often from ethnic minorities. Features athlete Jeanette Kwakye and footballer Anthony Grant.

Tin Tabernacle, 12-16 Cambridge Rd., NW6 5BA


Young deaf or disabled filmmakers: bursary available

Friday, 11 May, 2012

USHOOT:USCREEN are looking for inspiring ideas for short films on the theme of “Values”.

The best six will be given a Filmmaking Bursary and Mentor Award. The deadline for applications is 15th June 2012. Bursary Winners must make their film by the end of September 2012.

Schools, Youth Groups, Colleges and Communities are invited to encourage any deaf and disabled aspiring filmmakers, aged 14 to 25, from across the South East, to apply for the opportunity to win a £1500 film bursary to make a film with expert advice from a Professional Film Mentor.

For more information see:

Apply online at:


Winners of Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards Announced

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012

Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Visual Arts have announced that Ed Atkins and Naheed Raza have been chosen to receive commissions of £20,000 each in the next phase of the new Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards. Chosen from four shortlisted artists, both will now work with Film and Video Umbrella on major new moving image projects, which will premiere at Jerwood Visual Arts, London in 2013, before opening in Glasgow at CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art).

This significant new opportunity for moving image artists has so far supported four of the most exciting new talents to emerge on the contemporary art scene, providing each with a development fund and exhibition opportunity. Those shortlisted artists -Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza and Corin Sworn – were selected by a panel of judges from a nominated long-list of more than 50 proposals from across the UK. Each artist was awarded a bursary of £4,000 to develop pre-production proposals which are currently on show in the group exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows at JVA at Jerwood Space, London, until 22 April 2012.


Call for Entries – 20th Raindance Film Festival

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012

London, 26 September – 7 October 2012

The Raindance Film Festival is listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’.

Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.

Submit your film to the 20th Raindance Film Festival (26 September-7 October 2012).  You have until 24th June 2012 to submit. Rules and Information at the Raindance web site:


Two weeks to submit to Rushes Soho Shorts

Monday, 19 March, 2012

The London-based short film festival will be showcasing the best in new creative talent alongside established industry practitioners, across eight official categories at the ICA from 11th-20th July and they’d like your work to be part of it. Visit the Rushes Soho Shorts submission page to find out more.


Short Film Award – live action work under 15mins, from long standing filmmakers
Newcomer Award – live action work under 15mins, from new filmmakers


International  Award – live action work under 15mins, from new and long standing filmmakers


Animation Award – animated work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers
Documentary Award – factual work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers
Music Video Award – promo work under 15mins from new and long standing filmmakers
Long Form Award – live action work under 30mins from new and long standing filmmakers
Pushing Boundaries Award – brilliantly creative, experimental work or branded content under 5mins from new and long standing filmmakers

Work can be submitted at

The competition entry fee is £15. Students £10.

Rushes Soho Shorts has an open submissions policy for all programmes. Work should have been completed between 1st January 2011 and April 2012.



LSE Cities Literary Festival – film screening and discussion

Wednesday, 22 February, 2012

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012. 5-6.30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

With Patrick Hazard, Michael Rosen, Emma-Louise Williams

Emma-Louise William’s film, Under the Cranes (2011), is based on the documentary play for voices, Hackney Streets, by poet and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen. Blending rare archive footage and dreamlike sequences of present-day Hackney, Williams links the everyday with the social and literary history of this dynamic and culturally diverse East London borough.

Following the screening, Hazard, Williams and Rosen will discuss the hybridity of literature and film, as well as Hackney and the increasing attention it has received in light of the 2012 Olympics and controversial redevelopment projects.

Patrick Hazard is the Director of the London Independent Documentary Film Festival.

Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in north London. He has been writing, performing, broadcasting and lecturing since the early 70s. He co-devised and co-teaches a Masters course at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Emma-Louise Williams is a radio producer and first-time film-maker. She is currently making a radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 about unaccompanied, asylum-seeking children and young people in East London. Her work seeks to counter the prevailing perception of the inner city as a site of failure, ugliness and misdeed through a ‘socio-poetics’ of everyday life.

This is part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival. More at


Jerwood Film and Video Awards Exhibition

Friday, 17 February, 2012

Tomorrow Never Knows – 14 March – 22 April

Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza and Corin Sworn were picked last summer, as the first recipients of The Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards.

These awards (consisting of a £4,000 bursary, including production support from Film and Video Umbrella) were given to each artist to develop proposals for a ‘project for the future’ – providing a platform to move their practice forward (and highlight where their thoughts are heading), while also reflecting on ideas and images of ‘the future’ and how they resonate in the present.

These pilot projects are about to be revealed in the exhibition Tomorrow Never Knows, curated by Film and Video Umbrella and Jerwood Visual Arts and taking place at Jerwood Space, London from 14 March to 22 April 2012.

During the exhibition run, two of the featured artists will each be awarded a £20,000 commission to continue and complete their projects. The finished works will then premiere at Jerwood Space in early 2013 before travelling to CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Glasgow.

The exhibition theme reflects both on our appetite for making predictions, and on the uncertainties of ‘futurology’. As well as a showcase of artists for whom a bright future can confidently be anticipated, the exhibition considers the theme of ‘futures past’. Casting its mind back to moments in history when a particular style or aesthetic was deemed to be the wave of the future, it will remind us of tomorrows that never quite happened, whilst also revisiting and re-appraising some of that untapped potential.

The speculative, future-oriented nature of the initiative is further elaborated in two specially commissioned texts by writers Martin Herbert and Paul Morley, which feature in an accompanying publication. Alert to our increasingly complex, ambiguous feelings about what tomorrow might hold (its promise overshadowed by growing senses of stasis or uncertainty), they identify a culture-wide nostalgia for futures past, or futures lost, while invoking the challenges, and the pleasures, of continuing to look and think ahead.

Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space, London, and on tour nationally. JVA supports and showcases the work of talented emerging artists, and aims to make connections and provoke conversations within and across visual arts disciplines. JVA is a major initiative of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.  www.jerwoodvisualarts.