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International film and TV delegates to discuss funding and distribution at Cardiff’s Producers Forum

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 International film and TV delegates to discuss funding and distribution at Cardiff’s Producers Forum. • Expanded industry event to co-inside with Iris Prize film festival • 12 industry speakers from the UK and US to address the forum • Highlights includes Distrify co-founder Andrew Green discussing distribution and a presentation by S4C on co-production Cardiff will host a newly expanded Producers Forum in October to co-inside with the popular Iris Prize Film Festi...

Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

Australia and US filmmakers dominate 2012 Iris Prize shortlist

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  films selected from 14 countries for the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize   10 US filmmakers make the final closely followed by 6 from Australia and 5 from the UK.   Venezuela make the final for the first time joining, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Israel, France, Norway, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, US and UK.   Australian filmmake...

ÉCU'S top tips for Indepedent Cardiff

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Cardiff - a tiny city, but expanding and building in confidence every day. A city where if you want to do something, you can make it happen.   Nowhere typifies this more than Chapter Arts Centre. Want to try your hand at stand up comedy? Ask at the fortnightly amateur comedy show. Fancy playing obscure board games with strangers? Pop round on a Sunday afternoon. Always dreamt of seeing your work on the big screen? There’s a monthly showcase of local filmmaker...

The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com) returns to Cardiff

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The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) is back in the Cardiff city region this November 16-20 with the strongest line-up of films in the short history of an event that explores and celebrates the unique relationship between film and music - with tickets on sale from today. Soundtrack was described by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, who featured in the first event in 2008, as "crucial, given the exploding role of m...

The Iris Prize Winners 2011

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And the winner is: ·       I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone  (directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) - Iris Prize And the other winners are:  ·        The Red Bike (directed by Andrew Steggall) – Best UK Short ·        August (directed by Eldar Rapaport)- Iris Prize Best Feature Award ·        Murray Bartlett (Troy in August) Best Actor in a Feature ·        Allison Lane (Candy in Going Down In La-La Land) Best Actress in a Feature A short film about ...

The Iris Prize unveils festival line-up as they prepare for 5th birthday celebrations!

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The 5th Iris Prize Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s festival will open on Wednesday 5 October with the European premiere of August, directed by former Iris Prize winner Eldar Rapaport. The gala screening in Chapter, Cardiff will be introduced by New York based actor Murray Bartlett who plays Troy in the film. A glowing review in Variety said "August is a gay romantic drama that's sexy without feeling like a flimsy excuse to bare well-toned skin…. With minimal di...

BUFF looks back - an end of year review including a summary of the 2009 British Urban Film Festival

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On Friday October the 2nd, the 2nd annual British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) launched at the Picture House cinema in Stratford – the home of the 2012 Olympics. And whilst East London has been no stranger to BUFF in the past, a capacity crowd on the opening night confirmed the keenly anticipated line-up of film-making talent on show. One of the standout highlights was the Michael Jackson tribute, paying homage to the king of pop – thanks to the power of youtube and the endless choice of mat...

Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival gets Oscar Nod

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Mugabe and the White African, one of the films in this year's Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival (Nov 18-22 http://www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com/) has been shortlisted for an Oscar, adding more prestige to a festival described by Danny Boyle as "crucial". The powerful and intimate feature-length documentary about the Mugabe regime is amongst the 15 Documentary Features shortlisted for an Academy Award, hoping to make it onto the final five list ready for t...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival line up

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is proud to announce its line-up of more than 60 films to be screened at the upcoming Festival November 5th through 8th in several venues throughout Ojai and at Ventura’s Brooks Institute. For a complete, downloadable schedule of all films and pass and ticket purchase information, visit www.ojai-venturafilmfestival.com.Celebrated for its consistently high quality and provoking slate of documentary, narrative and ani...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 17

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In the morning, I fixed myself a cup of tea and woke up slowly. Breakfast was fresh fruit and cereal. Wynford's daughter appeared, waking late after a costume party where the theme was the Flintstones - how fun! Wynford and I said goodbye to her and headed off by car through the surrounding Rhondda Valley. There were terraced houses everywhere; the doors and window frames were a multitude of colors, all stacked neatly in rows. We talked about the different terms for housing like townhouse...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 16

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Another night of sound sleep and I was refreshed. Nina made some fresh toast from home-made bread with butter and jam while I showered and packed my things. I actually tried a bit of marmite on one slice! It wasn't as horrible as everyone says, but it was very salty. William, Nina, Pookey and I all piled into the car for a drive to the beach. After stopping to apply fly ointment to Romeo and Chili, we were on our way. There was a HUGE castle, Bamburgh Castle, once the capital of Northumbr...

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...

Celtic Media Festival 2009

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Screen Machine on the way to the Maes!Picture caption: The Screen Machine Picture credit: Ewen WetherspoonCaernarfon’s newly revamped main square Y Maes is set to be transformed into a screening venue between 25-27 March 2009 as part of the 30th Celtic Media Festival’s community outreach programme.The Screen Machine is an articulated lorry which transforms into a luxury cinema with some clever rigging. Over the three days of the Celtic Media Festival, it will offer members of the public, sc...

French Film Festival Uk

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Held in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling, Birmingham, Warwick, and Cardiff. The only film festival in the UK dedicated exclusively to French cinema.

Sheffield Doc/Fest tours regional pitch workshops across the UK

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Sheffield Doc/Fest organises special regional pitch workshops across the UK, offering complete preparation for getting your project funded at the festival's marketplace. In 2008, 6 highly-useful workshops were held in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Inverness and Sheffield.These workshops will return in 2009 , in more areas of the UK. Newcastle Workshop - February 2009Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshopSheffield Doc...

Network opportunities abound for Rondo Media

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Six months on since its formation and independent television production company Rondo Media is not only on track to surpass its first year £10million turnover target, but has also been chosen as one of a limited number of companies included in the BBC’s outside London XM25 networking scheme. The company, which has offices in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Menai Bridge, has also created nine new jobs since its inception, with 5 employed in north Wales and 4 in south Wales. One of these new posts see...

French Film Festival UK - Introduction

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What better way to start the year than sailing down the Seine on a paquebot filled to the gunnels with buyers, sales agents, producers, actors, directors, journalists and others, all united by a common passion for French cinema? It marked the culmination of three hectic Parisian days in darkest January of deal-making, encounters and screenings. The tenth edition of the annual Rendezvous with French Cinema, organised by Unifrance, provides proof of the pride and pleasure the French take in promot...

Big Nothing finale for Cardiff Film Festival

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The closing night gala film of the 2006 Cardiff Film Festival will be Pathe’s dark-comedy Big Nothing. Partly shot in south Wales and directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, the film starring Alice Eve, Simon Pegg and ex-Friends heartthrob, David Schwimmer, will have a special preview screening at 7.30pm on Saturday 18th November, at Cineworld, Cardiff.Supported by funding from the Wales Creative IP Fund, part of the Welsh Assembly Government's wider initiative for the Creative Industries in Wales, ...

Charity to benefit from Cardiff Film Festival Opening night

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Cardiff Film Festival officially opens at Cineworld, Cardiff on November 8th at 7.30pm with Art School Confidential. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa) and featuring a star studded cast with Max Minghella, Sophie Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Steve Buscemi and Angelica Huston, the film is shown as part of a black tie gala evening with all proceeds supporting the work of the Community Foundation in sustaining community causes throughout Wales.The night’s attractions, in addition to t...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

Follow Onedotzero on the road from Oslo to Bradford

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onedotzero_uk+eire touronedotzero's annual uk+eire tour kicks off this month travelling to over 15 key cities over the next 6 months. this month sees special events and screenings in cork, coventry and cardiff with the tour travelling to bristol, bradford and brighton in november.14-15 NOV: ONEDOTZERO_OSLOonedotzero's nordic tour partners up with grafill and racecar to present this years fifth nordic festival in oslo. the packed two day event will launch at the nordic film institute's cinemateke...

All time Top 10 films showing at Cardiff Fest

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The Cardiff Screen Festival, which ran a competition in August to find out the Capital's favourite Top 10 films, has announced the results from the entries gathered, and the names of 360 films entered.The Festival will be screening 5 of the Top 10 films at Chapter during the film festival.From the old classics like Casablanca to modern favourites such as Donnie Darko, and from US films such as Good Fellas to European hits such as Amelie, the entries have shown that Cardiff's residents have a hea...
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