Tuesday, 29 January 2008


SHORT FEST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSThe first ever short film festival on TV, online and in the cinema!

What is propeller?

propeller is Europe's biggest short film TV channel on Sky 195, which reaches 8.2 million homes in the UK. We are also on the Eurobird satellite which enables us to reach a further 10 million homes across mainland Europe.

Please check www.propellertv.co.uk for more details

What is Short Fest?

ShortFest, this March 27-31 2008, invites you to spend 5-days with propeller TV, celebrating the best in short film from around the world. Promoted by propeller TV, and supported by SCREEN YORKSHIRE your films will be available on Channel 195, online and in the cinema.

If your film is selected for ShortFest, it will be judged by a panel of experts from TV & Film Industries including:

James Mullighan, Creative Director, Shooting People
David Sproxton, Co-founder of Aardman Animations
James Jackson, TV Editor of The Times
Jesse Malone, Casting Director, BBC Industry Panel Member for short film andexpert panel member with Lord Puttnam on 'Make Your Mark in Film.'
Dave Hollis, Senior Programme Acquisition Executive, ITV plc
Julia Thompson, Director of Entertainment UK, Sony Pictures TelevisionInternational
Diane Henderson, Programme Producer, Edinburgh International Film Festival

Here are just some of the prizes on offer to filmmakers:

Free subscription to Film & Festivals Magazine, a copy of Final Draftsoftware, and a magazine profile of the winner, supplied by The FilmFestival Magazine.

Avid Media Composer Software, valued at ukp3,600, supplied by UK & MEAMarketing Avid Technology Europe Ltd

Free film course 'Lo-to-No Budget', taught by Elliot Grove, Director ofRaindance Independent Film Festival.

Short fest is supported by Raindance, Show and Tell films, Avid, Film Festival magazine, Movie Scope magazine, Stellar Network & The Northern Film School.

Please check http://www.propellertv.co.uk/ShortFest.aspx
and or email john@propellertv.co.uk to submit to the festival

Short Film Screening

Film screening as part of a three day Arts, Film and Music event to be held in Peckham in March is looking for films.

Please see below for some criteria to give you an idea of the type of films they are looking for.

They are particularly interested in submissions from film makers or films based in South East London.

Does your film deal with any of the following issues: CommunityRacial, Generational, Cultural differences, Immigration, CrimeYouth culture

Documentary, Fiction, Live action or Animation.
Please email me matt@lazarusfilms.co.uk with information on your project in the first instance.



The first global Online Film Festival has 7 categories (The Babelgum Looking for Genius Award, The Babelgum Short Film Award, The Babelgum Documentary Award, The Babelgum Animation Award, The Babelgum Social/Environment/Award, The Babelgum Spot Advertising Award, The Babelgum Music Video Award) and awards talented independent filmmakers, film students included .

The closing date for entries is February 15th 2008 and after this date all entries will be screened on Babelgum and then judged by Babelgum audiences and then short listed by industry experts. Winners in each of the 7 categories will be chosen by Spike Lee, who will present the cash prizes of 20,000 EUR at a gala awards ceremony in May 2008.

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to increase global awareness of your work.Submitting your film to the Babelgum Online Film Festival is hassle free: Please click here and upload your film in one go!


ESoDoc - European Social Documentary

Application deadline March 18, 2008

ESoDoc is a EU's Media Plus training initiative.

Meet us at Berlinale 2008ZeLIG / ESoDoc is present at the European Film Market under the MEDIA Programme's Umbrella, located in the Central Hall of the Martin-Gropius-Bau building (Niederkirchner Strasse 7).

Contact persons in Berlin:
Heidi Gronauer (Director of ZeLIG) from Fri 8 till Thu 14 February: Mob. +39 347 9661272
Thomas Righetti (Project Assistant) from Fri 8 till Tue 12 February: Mob +39 349 1634075

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a meeting during the Berlinale!

ESoDoc Target group: ESoDoc trains across the range of documentary film making, new media and participatory video. We are looking for documentary film makers who wish to work in the areas of human rights and environmental protection, often in the developing world and sometimes in collaboration with NGOs.

In addition, in 2008, we are keen to train NGO field workers or/and citizen activists who appreciate the value of film and want to learn how to make participatory videos and new media as part of their work. We intend to maintain a gender balance, a wide age spread, and representation from a large number of Euro countries, east and west.

Number of admitted participants: 22

Participation fee: 1.200€ (600€ for participants from new member countries).

Participation fee includes tuition, room and board for the entire course.

Sessions: ESoDoc offers three 1-week sessions held over a 6-month period, during which participants, either individually or in groups, develop a documentary film project in a stimulating intercultural environment. An e-platform and a tutor will support this work.- session 1: May 31 - June 6, 2008, Italy- session 2: July 19 – 25, 2008, Latvia- session 3: October 2008, Sweden(dates and venues could be subject to change)

All seminars are in English.

Application deadline: March 18, 2008 (date of receipt)

Application form and further information on: http://www.esodoc.eu/


Festival Fund

Dear All,

You may be aware that Martin is currently signed-off sick until the end of March.I'm pleased to be able to let you know that his health is improving day-by-day. You will note that the deadline for submission of your Festival Fund application isthe 3rd March 2008. Val Baxter (a very experienced arts development consultant) has been appointed tocover Martin's work until he returns.

Val will be using Martin's email address so please email any queries to her at martin@screeneast.co.uk. Val will be in the office from Tuesday 29thJanuary.

Please make an effort to call in to speak with Val during the day so that you can establish your line of communication as part of this temporary arrangement. All the guidance papers and application forms are on the web site. However, I haveattached the appropriate application form.
Please ensure you include details of thefollowing:

· Renewed targets and objectives 2008/09
· Audited Accounts for last year 2006/07 and budget for this year
· Revised or up to date business plan

Best whishes,

Hayley London
MediaBox Coordinator

Seminar: Emerging Cinema from Brazil and Cuba

04 February, 6:30pm

Stephen Hart and Adriana Rouanet present & discuss new Latin American cinema. Is there just one Latin American cinema . . . or many “cinemas” made of sometimes contradictory currents that often collide?

Professor Stephen M. Hart teaches Latin American film and literature in the Department of Spanish American Studies and the Film Studies Programme at UCL. He has published widely on Latin American film and literature. He co-ordinates workshops on documentary film-making in Cuba at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños.

Adriana Rouanet is undertaking a PhD at King’s College, University of London , on Brazilian cinema during the dictatorship. She is Programmer for Cinema and Visual Arts at the Embassy of Brazil in London .

Illustrated presentations and discussion followed by complementary Wine Reception
Entrance: £3/£5 non-members
RSVP: culture@canninghouse.com
Venue: Canning House2 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PJ

Short & Sweet

“If you have a film inside you” make sure you enter this film making event.
Deadline 26 March 200

Europanet Making Of

Interviews and videos shot on film sets in collaboration with Europanet Invideo. On this page you will find the more recent Making Ofs. You can search for a specific film by country or key word. The films are sorted by title in their original language.