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GBH - New Submission to ÉCU 2013

GBH is a new submission to ÉCU 2013 in the category European Dramatic Feature. London 2011. As the worst riots the capital has seen in decades rage, a lone wolf cop must chose between his friends and his duty as two worlds collide in this violent, uncomprmising crime epic in the tradition of The Long Good Friday and The Sweeney.

10 Coolest Animated Music Videos

  by Ariana Marsh Admittedly, before I started working for ÉCU my knowledge of music video genres was embarrassingly narrow. I was well versed in those that included catchy dance routines, the most bizarrely couture fashions, sickeningly impossible romantic love stories, and even those including all of the above PLUS million dollar cars, models and miraculous weather that rained cash. Basically, MTV had been my music video education. However, after poking around on v...

Field Day 2012 lineup on Music News Australia

Field Day 2012 lineup on Music News Australia VISIT THE FIELD DAY WEBSITE/BUY TICKETS DANCE SUPERSTARS LEAD THE WAY ON THE FIELD DAY 2012 LINE-UP Two of the hottest properties in dance music, Calvin Harris and Example have joined French electro-maestros Justice on the Field Day 2012 line-up. Sydney’s best New Year’s Day party is further enhanced by the dubstep stylings of Modestep and a solid squadron of local stars including Flight Facilities,...

SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011

SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival Launch On The Islands Sydney - 22nd November 2011                       The SLAM Summer Beach Volleyball Festival is kicking off its national tour by way of an exclusive media launch today. Music industry talent, celebrities and media will roll out to the celebration at Sydney’s newest and most elite event venue. Promotional blurb reads: SLAM is a youth culture brand which produce...

Focus shifts from movies to music at Cannes as Duran Duran performs at AIDS awareness benefit

( Joel Ryan / Associated Press ) - Members of the band Duran Duran, from left, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor pose for photographs at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 13, 2011.  By Associated Press CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival isn’t all about movies. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the focus shifted to music as Duran Duran stole the spotlight for a good cause. The band to...

Celtic Media Festival Shortlist announced

  CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED AS OPENING EVENT SET TO TURN FESTIVAL ‘UPSIDE DOWN' Celtic Media Festival today (Tuesday, 18th January 2011) announces the prestigious shortlist of the 2011 Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and digital media to emerge from within the Celtic nations.   98 productions, companies and personalities have been shortlisted across the 19 award categories  - including...

The BUFF Blog - December 2010

Over the past 12 months, BUFF has invited filmmakers and journalists to offer their thoughts and experiences of the industry. Now its’ my turn. In what has been a year of exciting developments, BUFF was the first media outlet to announce the winners of the Film London Best of Boroughs awards – one of whom submitted their entry into the British Urban Film Festival only weeks before. The awards just happened to take place in the same week it was announced that the UK Film Council was to be...

The BUFF Blog - November 2010

This month's edition is guest-written by Jessie Grace Mellor, previously the resident film reviewer for The Daily Mirror and now director of 'N-Dubz - The Way We Were', one of this year's BUFF UK premieres... During this blog about my experiences with BUFF, I’m going to flit between a few different timelines. A time machine won’t be required but please bear with me. I’m gonna start in 2005. I had just finished my short mockumentary ‘Billy Blaze’ and was eag...

Sensoria Date Announcement & Call for Submissions

Sensoria, the UK’s festival of film, music & digital, will be back for 9 days of fun and festivities from 21 – 29 April 2012. The festival’s admissions in 2011 rose from 4,000 – 10,000 and 2012, our 5th birthday edition, will be bigger and better than ever.Sensoria’s guests have included Bill Drummond, Jarvis Cocker, Feargal Sharkey, Nitin Sawhney, Mark Kermode, John Robb, Mary Anne Hobbs, Jon McClure, British Sea Power, Julien Temple and many more. Events have taken place acro...

In LA? Two Great FREE Events for Indie Filmmakers This Week

If you're in LA this week, there are two FREE events you should check out:   Tuesday, September 28 (Burbank, 7-9pm) Video Symphony's Pizza & Post: What's New w/Cinema 4D's Release 12?   Friday, October 1 (Hollywood, 7-10pm) Reefer Movie Madness book release + screening of Dark Side of the Rainbow

Whiskey Business Trailer

Birmingham based band '1EYE' have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' feat. Apache Indian. 1EYE's debut single is available for purchase from or you can text 'WORRIES' to 81088.

Kinky Hump Day

Kinky Hump Day aka Getting the kinks out on a Wednesday So, here I am at Hotel Santa Barbara on 533 State Street, also known as the HUB of the film fest. Whataya need? We’ve got it here. Although not today! Well, not yet anyway, we’re still working out the kinks. An annual realization that, despite all attempts of organization, coordination, and conversation, keeps us grounded with the reality that we’re not above Murphy’s Law rearing its ugly head. Working in...

Win 2 tickets for every Midnight Madness in 2010! Worth a squadillion bucks!

I ♥ WINNING FREE Midnight Madness 2010 TICKETS Challenge! We're celebrating yet another great year of Midnight Madness by giving away two 10-ticket Midnight Madness 2010 packages to one resourceful fan! Check it out and get in on the action! ...

TIFF 2009 - Midnight Madness Episode #9: A Town Called Panic

Cowboy, Indian, Horse, Policeman, Sea Monster: The eternal storytelling pentangle. An awesome little movie. PENULTIMATE MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!!! ...

TIFF 2009 - Midnight Madness Episode #8: Symbol (Shinboru)

Hitoshi Matsumoto's 2nd Midnight Madness film is decidedly amazing and absolutely, without a doubt, hilarious. MIDNIGHT MADNESS! ...