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Funding Cuts for Film London

March 26, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran As part of the coalition’s reorganisation of state funding, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced a 22% cut in Film London’s funding effective next financial year onwards. Film London will however continue to receive £1.3m in funding for 2011-2012, from the London Development Agency (LDA). This is a sharp decrease from the […]

Black London’s Film Heritage

March 24, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran London further propelled its glowing image as a truly cosmopolitan city by bringing together a collection of film extracts that depict Black London during the early twentieth century. Initiated and funded by Film London, Black London’s Film Heritage launched its “Big City Stories” project at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton and at the […]

Queer Cinema at its Global Best

March 20, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran The 25th BFI (British Film Institute) London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which is to take place between March 31st and April 6, is expected to further cement is reputation as the UK’s largest LGBT film event. The event explores and reflects the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cultures aiming […]

Women power in Film

March 18, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran The 2011 Birds Eye View Festival (BEV) commemorated the success of women filmmakers as part of its gala celebration on its seventh annual programme. The festival which coincided with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day paid tribute to a century of women filmmakers from Lois Weber to Lucy Walker. “Bird’s Eye […]

Film Opportunity for 2012 Olympics

March 10, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran As London step up their preparations to impress the world ahead of the 2012 Olympics, the Film Exhibition sector wants a piece of the pie. In order to ensure that the film exhibitors tap into the right opportunities, a host of representatives participated in a Film London Exhibitors Forum that took place […]

The King definitely spoke at the Oscars

February 28, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran -BREAKING NEWS- There was no stuttering as ‘The Kings Speech’ bagged 4 Academy Awards proving that words might actually be louder than actions. Flying the flag for English based movies, ‘The King’s Speech’ won awards for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Director and Original Screenplay at the 83rd Academy Awards Ceremony in Los […]

Only for the Wildly Creative

February 13, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran Dates for the Festival: Port Eliot Festival, 21st – 24th July 2011 The annual Port Eliot Festival, which has been renowned for its annual celebration of words, music, and above all self-exploration, is back with a star-studded line up that includes the ever-creative Martin Scorsese. Now in its ninth year, the Port […]