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Over one thousand guests will gather for the 20th anniversary of the European Film Awards at Berlin Arena. Sky Movies Indie will present extended highlights of the ceremony in a 90-minute programme on 3rd December 2007.

The hosts for this year's awards will be French actress Emmanuelle Beart and German actor Jan Josef Liefers and special guests will include French screen siren Jeanne Moreau. Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard will receive an honorary award at the ceremony.

Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and SBO said,

"The European Film Awards are one of the biggest nights in the European film calendar and Sky Movies is delighted to be associated with such a prestigious event."

The announcement follows on from Sky's recent launch of SBO World in September, one of the largest on-demand World Cinema services anywhere with over 150 titles - many of which are exclusive to the service in the UK.  

Read more Sky Movies Indie To Broadcast 20th European Film Awards

Do you think you could inspire the public to take action on climate change?

If so, we want you to make a short film that encourages us to do just that.

If you've got a video camera - even a mobile phone - and lots of great ideas, you could have your piece broadcast exclusively on Sky, reaching one in three homes across the UK. Want to know more? Of course you do!

Go to http://www.skycast.com/greenshoots

From PR Rachel Devenport:

Joining the Docs, the pioneering on-demand documentary channel, has today released UK documentary Us Now for free for a limited period via its new website www.joiningthedocs.tv.

Us Now is a UK documentary film about the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internet. It is a description of a world on the cusp of the greatest social change since the invention of the printing press. It confronts politicians George Osborne and Ed Milliband with the possibilities for participative government as described by Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky amongst others.

Joining the Docs features a wide range of films made by passionate, committed directors from Europe, North America and Asia. Titles released in recent months include the Oscar short-listed IOUSA, The Unwinking Gaze and The Putin System.

The film will be available for free download for a limited period at http://www.joiningthedocs.tv

Future Shorts have announced the line-up for their new world festival, ‘Fresh'. Now in its fifth year, the largest short film festival in the UK, Future Shorts will host screenings across over 30 cinemas and venues across the UK and 35 countries worldwide every quarter from October 2008. From November (7th - 26th) they will be supporting the Guillemots live tour, where the band will be exclusively rescoring a selection of Future Shorts films - beautifully fusing film and music in sixteen of the UK's most intriguing alternative venues.

The short film festival will premier to inmates at Wandsworth Prison on 11th October and includes a unique and exclusive collection of short films including Wes Anderson's charming and comical ‘Hotel Chevalier' starring Natalie Portman, a special preview of the Cinematic Orchestra's ‘To Build A Home', music videos from Gnarls Barkley, a secret film from Future Short's new DVD title ‘Adventures in Short Film' and Australian festival hit ‘I love Sarah Jane'.

Read more The 5th Future Shorts Festival 'Fresh' Premiers in a Prison
Your Last Chance to Submit to the UK's Largest Indie Film Festival

 

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Raindance, the UK’s largest independent film festival, is accepting final submissions for its fifteenth anniversary edition. We are accepting shorts and features of all genres from anywhere in the world. The festival dates have been set for 26th September to 7th October 2007 and we will be accepting your submissions until 1st June with an extended 15th June deadline for Withoutabox users.

 

Read more 15th Raindance Film Festival Submissions Are Closing

Raindance, the UK's largest independent film festival, is now accepting submissions for its fifteenth anniversary edition. They welcome shorts and features of all genres from anywhere in the world. The festival dates have been set for 26th September to 7th October 2007 and they will be accepting submissions until 1st June 2007. To save on submission fees, submit your film before 1st May.

Read more The 15th Raindance Film Festival Open For Submissions

From Rachel Devenport:

A new viral from the makers of British gangster film Daylight Robbery has been launched online  at www.70millionquid.co.uk

The cast and crew of the film teamed up with creative digital agency Silence to produce a personalised short which asks for viewers to sign up their friends to take part in the criminal gangs' next bank job. 

Read more A New Kind of Movie Viral That's ‘Daylight Robbery’

dannylaceyOn Thursday 20th May 2010 Leeds filmmaker and former radio presenter Danny Lacey will broadcast live and uninterrupted on the internet for a full 24 hours in a bid to secure £2,000 worth of funding towards his next short film project, LOVE LIKE HERS.

Danny has been planning his new short film for the last six months and charting his filmmaking adventure in intricate detail through his film blog, on twitter and in 1 hour live broadcasts online every fortnight. The budding writer/producer/director aims to rally support from viewers with his open and honest account of the filmmaking process and has set himself the ultimate goal of achieving Academy Award success in the short film category within the next three years.

Read more Indie Filmmaker Danny Lacey embarks on Live Broadcast to raise £2,000 in 24 hrs for New Movie
From PR Rachel:

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Gordon, Tony and Boris lead CEO and celebrity support in new viral sensation supporting climate action 

Shoot the Company are leading the way in green filmmaking with their new viral created to celebrate the anniversary of Together (www.together.com) – the UK’s biggest climate campaign. The London-based production company made the commitment to produce the video with the lowest possible carbon foot print.

Shoot the Company shot the video in just two weeks, travelling in between locations on public transport and using natural light to illuminate their handy work. The company minimised energy output by pooling resources and crews with contributors such as Sky and The Premier League.

Read more Top Celebrities and Politicians Come Together for Green Shoot in London

The worldwide phenomenon of viral videos has been recognised with the launch of the world's first ever weekly Viral Video Chart - which checks over 2 million blogs daily for videos that bloggers have linked to or embedded.

Read more The First Independent Viral Chart Released Online

On Friday 21st August 2009 Gadabout Productions are streaming live behind-the-scenes action from the set of the new British movie ‘Love/Loss' staring BAFTA-winning actors Virginia McKenna and Keith Michell.  

Film fans will be able to watch live, unedited footage of cast and crew on set by clicking on the Love-Loss website www.love-loss.com. The webcam will follow all the rehearsals and filming from 9.00am until the film wraps at approximately 7.00pm @ www.love-loss.com/live

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Virginia McKenna and Keith Michell will also be joined on set by Diana Quick, Geoffrey Whitehead and Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman who is making a guest appearance as the village dance club teacher in the movie.

‘Love/Loss' is a moving story of love, life and death and has been filmed entirely on location in and around Knebworth for the last two weeks. The webcam will capture key internal scenes from the final day of the shooting and will take place at an undisclosed location.

The 90-minute film is written and directed by documentary filmmaker and web TV specialist Guy Daniels and produced by Gitte Daniels. Gadabout Productions are currently in the process of securing a distributor for Love/Loss.

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Over the past four years Roxy has screened over 1000 films, from recent releases to classics and cult favourites all at ‘probably the coolest cinema venue in London, if not the UK'!

Coming up soon is the very special 10 week season of 40 ‘extraordinary' feature films with guest speakers, live rescores and much more. Not just the usual classics, but a selection of movies from around the world that have pushed the boundaries of filmmaking, from the landmark to the innovative, the controversial to the ground-breaking.

Read more Roxy’s Extraordinary Film Season
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FUTURE CINEMA, the creators of SECRET CINEMA, are proud to announce the launch of SECRET SCREENINGS, a new monthly film club bringing surprise screenings to cinemas around the UK. The event launches on May 2nd in LONDON, BRIGHTON and EDINBURGH and a single mystery film will be shown simultaneously across these venues.

SECRET SCREENING films will be a mix of forgotten classics, cult favourites and exclusive previews. Similarly to the SECRET CINEMA concept the film will remain a secret until the opening credits roll and on the night guests will be entertained by special live performances and exclusive competitions.

Read more After Secret Cinema, Future Cinema creates Secret Screenings in London, Brighton & Edinburgh

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Short film lovers Noah and the Whale will be joined by Future Shorts on their upcoming ‘Club Silencio' Tour. The tour sees the band re-inventing some of their songs in real time to Future Shorts films.

After the huge success of the recent Guillemots rescore tour, Future Shorts are thrilled to be on board with Noah and the Whale, bringing another awe inspiring live music / short film experience to selected venues across the UK. The band are also welcoming entries for a competition to screen a winner's short film every night of tour.

A sneaky peek of what to expect, Future Shorts current screenings tour Dances with Love launched in style last Friday with Noah and the Whale performing a surprise set to specially selected shorts to an enthralled sell-out audience at Brixton's Ritzy cinema. Dances with Love UK tour and features Jeff Keen's Marvo Movie in association with the BFI alongside a programme of some the worlds finest short films including Sundance 2009 winner Lies, Kaige Chen's BAFTA and Golden Palm winning Zhanxiou Village and Grimur Hakonarson's love story about Icelandic gay wrestlers - Wrestling.

Read more Future Shorts Partner with Noah and the Whale on Innovative New Tour, Fusing Music and Film

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Future Shorts dances with love this February with the launch of an exclusive selection of short films inspired by love, sex, happiness and everything in between. Premiering at the Brixton Ritzy on Valentines weekend, the programme will then tour the UK.

Films include the beautiful and haunting 'Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Come Wander With Me' - part of a fascinating project inspired by a surreal parlour game, ‘Wrestling,' Grímur Hákonarson's love story about two gay wrestlers living in rural Iceland and ‘Top Girl' a tender truthful and brutally comic tale set in Brixton.  Love and happiness in all its twisted forms will be explored in a cinema experience like no other.

In association with the BFI, Future Shorts are also proud to present a rarely seen short from Jeff Keen, a leading light of the British experimental film scene, which will be shown ahead of the main programme.

Each venue will be adding its own unique touch to the Dances with Love experience, bringing together local film-makers, musicians and especially dancing under one roof for an unforgettable night. Tickets on sale from www.futureshorts.com/tickets

Read more Future Shorts presents "Dances with Love" A new short film experience touring from February 2009

secret2.jpgNews in about the most recent not-so-secret-anymore Secret Cinema, Future Cinema/Nokia's immersive cinema experience night.

FUTURE CINEMA in association with NOKIA hosted a sell-out SECRET CINEMA at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Friday. Guests arrived in Westminster to find the venue and surrounding streets transformed into 80s New York and joined the live performers to pay homage to the comedy classic Ghostbusters. In the biggest live event of its kind SECRET CINEMA entertained over 1,100 revellers and a simultaneous screening took place at the Corn Exchange in the seaside town of Brighton.

The location of the screening was only revealed on Thursday morning to SECRET CINEMA members who had signed up at www.secretcinema.org. Members were notified of the venue by email and told only to wear their finest 80s attire. Guests were then entertained by a host of energetic performers in Ghostbuster costume, Ecto-1 and NYC cops patrolled the streets and free hot dogs and pretzels were served. After the main show SECRET CINEMA hosted an exclusive after show party.

 

Read more Record Numbers Join Secret Cinema to go Ghostbusting in Westminster