Archive for October, 2010

The Arbor wins London Awards

The Arbor, based on the life of Bradford born Andrea Dunbar, won the award for Best British Newcomer for director Clio Barnard at the London Film Festival last night. Jury member, screenwriter, Tony Grisoni commented: “This film, which touched all of us, both challenges conventional filmmaking and at the same time engages with real lives. A stunning debut.” Barnard also won the Sutherland Award for most original and imaginative feature. Andrea Dunbar shot to fame with her play Rita, Sue and Bob Too! that launched at the Royal Court and subsequently made as a film directed by Alan Clarke. Andrea died aged 27 in 1990.

Posted in Film Festivals, General, Production by / October 28th, 2010 / No Comments »

ICO Screening Days

Title: ICO Screening Days
Location: Manchester
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Description: ICO Screening Days, the industry screenings event for staff of independent cinemas, film societies, mixed arts venues and film festivals. Watch pre-release titles from all the major film distributors to help inform your programming and marketing plans. Choose from 20+ films that will be hitting the screens in the months ahead at a fraction of the cost of a film festival pass. Meet and network with fellow colleagues at the drinks reception on Saturday evening and gain advice from industry experts who are on hand throughout the event.
Start Date: 13-11-2010
End Date: 15-11-2010

Posted in General by / October 26th, 2010 / No Comments »

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Day

Title: BBC Radiophonic Workshop Day
Location: National Media Museum, Bradford
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A day of talks, a hands-on workshop and screenings of rare material examining the work of the legendary BBC Radiophonic Worksop.

Featuring original workshop members Dick Mills, Roger Limb, Brian Hodgson and Steve Marshall plus presentations on the work of Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram.

ADMISSION £10/£8 concessions
Lunch, Refreshments and Screenings provided

To reserve a place call 0844 856 3797
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2010-11-20
End Time: 18:00

Posted in General by / October 10th, 2010 / No Comments »

Halifax Ghost Story Festival

Title: Halifax Ghost Story Festival
Location: Dean Clough, Halifax
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Description: A celebration of the popular but undervalued form, ghost stories. Join the celebrations with some great authors, directors, films and plays. Guests include Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentlemen and Ghost Stories) discussing a lost literary genius and screens his film, The Cicerones; Lawrence Gordon Clark in conversation, plus the screening of four of Clark’s famous MR James BBC film adaptations; Tartarus Press on the latest in haunted fiction; readings from horror writers Mark Morris, Nicholas Royle and Conrad Williams, alongside screenwriter Stephen Volk; Fine Time Fontayne reads classic tales late into the night; Ghosts in 60 Seconds presents 50 one-minute plays; GP Taylor invents site-specific stories; Chris Priestley talks about his love of weird tales; writers/illustrators Chris Mould (Something Wickedly Weird) and David Melling (Hidden Goblins) team up to draw youngsters into their world – literally; Howard Priestley (Phoenix FM) on comicbook layout; and Twelve Wires animation group.
Start Date: 2010-10-29
End Date: 2010-10-31

Posted in General by / October 10th, 2010 / No Comments »

A Night to Remember – Roy Ward Baker dies at 93

Verteran British film director Roy Ward Baker died on Friday 8 October at the age of 93. One of great directors, his career stretched from working with Alfred Hitchcock on The Lady Vanishes to directing programmes of Minder and The Good Guys. Along the way, he directed classics Morning Departure, A Night to Remember (the best film about the Titanic), Quatermass and the Pit and The Vampire  Lovers. Click here for longer obituary

Posted in General, People by / October 8th, 2010 / No Comments »
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