Call for entries: Camera Obscura

Sydney-based monthly curated programme of innovative screen works, Camera Obscura, is currently seeking applications for their 2006 season. The concept of the show is broad and includes video, film and software. The organisers say the goal of the event is to... »

Brazilian cinema across the UK

Glasgow cinema-goers can catch on 30 January ‘Saudade do Futuro’ at the Glasgow Film Theatre, a documentary abut immigrants from the Brazilian northeast in the fierce urbanity of São Paulo. A few days later, on the 5th of February, the Exeter Picturehouse... »

Women filmmakers at the Picturehouse in Southampton

In conjunction with Southampton University, the Harbour Lights Picturehouse is screening eight films celebrating the work of women filmmakers from all over the world. You can still catch ‘High Art'(1998) by Lisa Cholodenko showing on 1 February 2006, ‘Look... »

UK Jewish Film Festival hits the road

The UK Jewish Film Festival, inaugurated in 1997 in Brighton, has just gone on tour until March 2006. In addition to screenings, the festival includes talks from visiting directors and other speakers, Holocaust education and filmmaking. Festival... »

Short films wanted

11/01/06 Short films wanted for screening in public spaces around Melbourne CBD. The films should be visually-oriented and non-narrative, as there will be no sound system. More information from the Picture... »

New York Times unveils JT LeRoy as a hoax

11/01/06 The teen hustler who became a cult literary sensation has been unmasked as an elaborate hoax by San Francisco couple Laura Albert (almost confirmed to be the real writer behind the hoax) and George Knoop. Since his rise to fame with his autobiographical novel... »

Short films in Edinburgh

11/01/06 A new short film showcase was launched in Edinburgh last Monday at Edinburgh Film House. The organisers promise an “ecclectic mix of shorts” and invite submissions in a range of formats, including documentaries, music videos and animation. More... »

Goethe-Institut launches digital cinema

11/01/06 The Goethe-Institut Cinema is going digital. The venue has acquired a digital server that will enble it to add a new range of films to the Goethe-Institut’s film programme and draw on the pool of films selected by CinemaNet Europe and its German... »

Leeds Film Quarter winter programme available

11/01/06 The programme has kicked off with a season of films from Masumura Yasuzo while February arrives with a season of Psychotronic Cinema, recently shown at London’s ICA. Also on the bill is the Renault French Film Festival On Tour and animate! on tour, a... »

Propeller TV invites submissions

11/01/06 Propeller TV, the new national channel for film and television talent, which will launch on SKY Channel 289 on 6 February 2006, is inviting submissions. The channel promises it will “showcase new talent to a potential audience of hundreds of millions of... »

Sundance 2006 announces jury members

18/01/06 The Sundance Institute has announced the members of the competition juries for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, which runs between January 19 and 29 in Park City, Utah. Six competition juries will be comprised of twenty-two jurors, individuals from the... »

Green films wanted

18/01/05 The GreenFilm Festival for World Environment Day 2006 (5th June) is inviting applications. There will be a selection of films from the UK and across the globe showcasing the work independent filmmakers are doing to highlight the environmental issues that... »

Vertigo magazine promotes Canadian cinema event

18/01/05 To coincide with the magazine’s current special issue on Canadian Film and Video, Vertigo presents ‘Found In Translation’, an afternoon of moving image work from Québec that examines language, longing and identity in contemporary Canada.... »

Screen South Digital Shorts showcase

18/01/05 Screen South, the regional development agency for film and video production in the South East Region, is showcasing the winning films from their 2004 ‘Digital Shorts’ competition. January 25 at Chichester Cinema’s studio. Read... »

Behind the scenes of the Berlin techno scene

18/01/05 As part of the Flatpack January programme, the documentary Tresor Berlin will be on shown at the Electric in Birmingham on Saturday 21 January. This new production goes behind the scenes of the legendary Berlin club and will be preceded by music provided by... »