Friday, 26 March 2010

Guerillas in the East End

Kino London's 3 Day Filmmaking Challenge

Kino London partners with East End Film Festival in April to lay a challenge at the feet of London filmmakers - a 3-day session of guerilla filmmaking with the resulting shorts presented at a very special screening on Tuesday 27 April at Vibe Live.

Filmmakers are invited to take part in the East End Kino challenge, kicking off with a production meeting at midday on Saturday 24 April at the festival's filmmakers centre, just moments away from Brick Lane. Filmmakers will announce a project they intend to shoot, along with needs of cast, crew, locations or equipment. The projects announced that Saturday morning will go from the pre-production to completion as a brand new short ready to screen the following Tuesday.

Each film will be set in London's East End and feature a signature location handed out on the day.

The launch event is free and open to anyone who wants take part - although signup is essential as spots are limited.

For more information or to register interest contact

Friday, 19 March 2010

Submissions Open for the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival

In response to the success of its previous editions helmed by Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee, independent web and mobile video content platform Babelgum is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF3).

Official partners of BOFF3 are Shooting People, the world's largest network of independent filmmakers. Joining forces, both organisations hope to to celebrate and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking by providing exposure and cash awards of up to $6,000.

Deadline for uploads is 28 March, however, filmmakers can submit work from any year of production and there are no restrictions on whether the film has been previously distributed or entered into any offline or online film festival.

To find out more, visit Babelgum.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Branchage at True/False Film Festival

As mentioned on an earlier post, Branchage's Carla MacKinnon went to True/False Film Festival in Missouri, and all she brought back was this EXCELLENT video of the festival!

We love those cats, and the two films that Branchage screened there both went down a storm - four sold-out screenings in fact! x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Brilliant competition from Mofilm | Even better deal with Shooting People

Last month, Shooting People pulled out all the stops to encourage their filmmakers to enter Mofilm's Barcelona Ad Competition. It paid off, with eight Shooting People members winning prizes, two coming top and one winning the Grand Prize; this filmmaker is now off to make an ad with ‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau.

As one competition ends, another opens - this time, winners will be flown to New York for Tribeca Film Festival and pick up a host of cash prizes. To enter, filmmakers must make an ad of less than 90 seconds for one of six brands including Nokia, Nature Valley and Best Buy.

Mofilm have again offered Shooting People members an EXCLUSIVE OFFER - all members who enter go into a draw to win a brand new Apple MacBook. 

Not a member? No problem. Claim your free trial membership at

DEADLINE: 6 April 2010