Monday, 28 April 2008

London Festival of Architecture 2008

Screening the City _(20 June – 20 July)

A major film season _Screening the City_ will come to the capitalthis summer. It will showcase a dynamic range of internationalarchitecture-themed films in inspiring indoor and outdoor venues,launch a public competition to find innovative new ways of filmingarchitecture and look in detail at today’s most excitingdigitally-produced architectural moving images. One of the headline events of the London Festival of Architecture2008, _Screening the City_ is curated by The Faculty of Excellenceand Louis Savy, with other film screenings taking place during the Festival at major venues such as the Barbican, BFI Southbank and Renoir Cinema.

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BENDFILM: Where Filmmakers Are Gods. Set against the backdrop of thestunning Cascade Mountains in Bend, Central Oregon. Now in its 5thyear, BendFilm creates a memorable festival every October with morethan $30,000 in cash awards including a $10,000 Best of Show Award.Additional cash awards are presented for Best Feature ($2,500), BestDoc ($2,500), Best Short ($2,500), Best Student Film ($3,000), BestConservation Award ($2,500) and Excellence in Filmmaking By A FemaleDirector ($4,000). Add that to the Audience Award, which takes home apercentage of ticket sales and you have a festival that filmmakerslove. Deadline: June 30, 2008. Visit Executive Director: Sandy Henderson. Contact:


The 15th Annual AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL runs October 16 – 23, 2008 inAustin, Texas. Film categories: Narrative Feature, Short, StudentShort, Documentary Feature, Short and Animated Short.

Early Deadline:June 5, 2008, Late Deadline: July 5, 2008.

Do not forget about their screenwriting competition! Screenplay Competition deadline: May 15(early), June 1 (late). Teleplay Competition deadline: June 1. Get $5off your film entry fee with a copy of this e-mail. For an entry formand more information, visit:

YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater

Screenings at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library present documentary films and other masterpieces rarely shown on television or in theaters, including works from the Film Library vaults.
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Striplite: call for submissions for new night of films and performances

Striplite is a new monthly night of short film, burlesque and alternative
performers, solo musicians and DJs in London. The organisers are looking for
submissions of short film to be shown at the night, and longer material to
be shown during DJ sets.

The organisers are looking for films on an ongoing basis, so film makersshould keep the night in mind for material they are currently working on, orplan to make.

Shorts should be up to 10 minutes long, material to play during DJ sets canbe any length, and both should be sent on DVD to:
Nick Mann
Flat 7, The Milner Building
53a Carysfort Road
N16 9AD

For more information on the night, please visit

For any questions about submissions, please mail

Deadline: 1 June 08


BIG PITCH OPENS FOR APPLICATIONSThe Big Pitch at BRITDOC is the UK's only international pitching forum - a golden opportunity for 12 filmmakers to pitch their documentary projects to an exceptional panel of commissioning editors and film funders from the US, Europe and the Far East.

Last year our panel included HBO, IFC, ARTE, Sundance Institute, ITVS, NHK Japan, Netflix, Discovery Films and SBS Australia and over two thirds of the projects received funding as a direct result of pitching.

All projects entered join the Online Pitching Forum searched by all our funders before, during and after festival.

For full details and to apply:

Deadline: Friday 13 June.