Archive for February, 2015

Freedom Studios Now Recruiting


Freedom Studios is seeking an Education & Participation Coordinator


  • Are you an exceptional, experienced, dynamic and inspirational person?
  • Do you have a strong vision for how the performing arts can have an impact on people’s lives?
  • Would you like to implement a programme of young people’s work to empower them to tell their own stories?


The last 3 years has seen a significant growth in Freedom Studios production and participation activities. To ensure that we continue to build on recent successes and engage with the diverse communities of Bradford we now have a vacancy for a part-time Education & Participation Coordinator. This exciting new post is 3 days per week, but we are currently exploring opportunities to develop it as a full-time role.


Salary: £25k pro rata
Holidays: 25 days pro rata plus bank holidays


For further information, please contact Deborah Dickinson on 01274 730077


A full Job Description and Person Specification and Application Form can be downloaded from the website


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 20th March at 5pm.  Interviews will take place on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March.


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Posted in General by / February 24th, 2015 / No Comments »

2015 London Indian Film Festival Short Film Competition




The 2015 Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 16 – 23 July 2015 is now inviting submissions. We are looking for films that show imagination, creativity and reflect the cultural diversity and experiences of South Asians within their own country or the Diaspora.

Entry Criteria:

  • Films about South Asian experience (South Asian = Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
  • Maximum running time 20 mins.
  • Submission deadline 6 April 2015 (all films to be submitted on DVD or via a password controlled vimeo link, no previous entries accepted and films should have been made within 2 years prior to the deadline).
  • A compilation programme of the shortlisted films will be screened during the London Indian Film Festival.
  • The winning film will be screened at the closing night gala of the London INDIAN Film Festival (23 July 2015).


“…if you’re able to portray universal feelings, universal relations, emotions, and characters, you can cross certain barriers and reach out to others…” Satyajit Ray


Please check the festival website for entry regulations and to download the submission form.



Posted in General by / February 17th, 2015 / No Comments »

Catalan Avant-Garde Press Screening


Press Screening of La Plaga (The Plague)

Tuesday 17 February, 2pm




The ICA, the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) and Reel Solutions are delighted to invite you to a press screening of La Plaga (The Plague) 2013, directed by Neus Ballús, to mark the opening of Catalan Avant-Garde, a series of rarely seen new and recent Catalan films from February to December 2015.

Press screening: La Plaga (The Plague) 2013 Directed by Neus Ballús 17 February 2015 2pm | Followed by coffee and pastries in the ICA bar

Neus Ballús’ award-winning La Plaga (The Plague) offers a moving portrait of life on the outskirts of Barcelona. The main characters are non-professional actors and play themselves, following four years of collaboration with the director. The film’s plot is a detailed observation of the characters’ lives over a prolonged period. Raul, a farmer who wants to grow organic food, hires Lurie to help him in the fields. Lurie is a Moldavian wrestler, who earns a living in whatever comes his way. Slowly, their personal stories intertwine with those of three solitary women: Maria, an elderly lady forced to leave her countryside house for a retirement home; Rose, a Filipino nurse who has just arrived in the country; and Maribel, a prostitute who has fewer and fewer clients. The destinies of all these characters become entwined as the summer unfolds.

RSVP for screening to:

Location: Cinema 2 Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

For more information please contact: Naomi Crowther | Press Manager ICA | +44 (0)20 7766 1407

Social media: Follow and tag updates on twitter using #CatalanAvantGarde

Catalan Avant-Garde listings information: Catalan Avant-Garde 28 February – 18 December 2015 Cinema prices £11 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members. Booking fees for non ICA Members: £1 per ticket or maximum charge per transaction £2.80. Book online at Call Box Office 020 7930 3647 Textphone 020 7839 0737 | |

Editors’ Notes:

Institut Ramon Llull

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is a public entity funded by the Catalan Government and the Barcelona City Council with the primary aim of promoting Catalan Language and Culture abroad. In addition to its Barcelona headquarters, the IRL has four offices abroad in the cities of London, New York, Paris and Berlin.

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Reel Solutions

Reel Solutions is an independent film programming consultancy with a passion for arthouse cinema. It brings the best of both contemporary and archive films to cinema screens and it works for cinemas and festivals to provide audiences with a diverse choice of films.






Posted in General by / February 15th, 2015 / No Comments »
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