Friday, 29 January 2010

Ovid Reworked - Granville Arcade, Brixton

A number of empty shops in Granville Arcade in Brixton Market have been taken over as part of the Spacemakers Agency project to fill empty shops with pop-up shops, theatre shows, craft stalls etc. I went down to see a show by theatre group Write By Numbers who are putting on ten minute shows for their Ovid Reworked season in shop no. 82 in Granville Arcade (you find it by wandering through the network of arcades from Brixton High Street, or by walking down Coldharbour Lane until you reach the Dog Star, crossing over Atlantic Road and going through the blue railings on your left).

I saw Susan Hodgetts's Time of the Wolf and had a piece of chocolate marble cake at the Write by Numbers temporary theatre space. As I was on my way there I stumbled on some other interesting pop-ups and had my photo taken in a photo booth by Artinavan at unit 72 and saw a show by Spontaneous Productions at unit 41/42: The Little Shop of Lost Toys.

There should be something to enjoy all day tomorrow (Saturday 30th), with every one of the Ovid Reworked shows being played from 11.00 - 5.00 pm (with lemon drizzle cake on offer, apparently) and the Little Shop of Lost Toys playing every hour on the hour . Events at the market continue until Saturday 6th February - they're free but donations are welcomed.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Closure Trailer

A friend, Tom Cole, was involved in setting up this 30 day feature film challenge. He produced and edited the film, which is called Closure. It will be shown at Sundance. Trailer here.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Rushes Soho Shorts - Call for Submissions

Rushes Soho Shorts are calling for submissions under the following eight competition categories in their 2010 film festival:
The Short Film Award
For fictional work by experienced filmmakers in the UK, under 12 minutes

The Newcomer Award
For fictional work by new filmmakers in the UK, under 12 mins

The International Award
For fictional work by filmmakers outside the UK, under 12 mins

The Long Form Award
For fictional work by filmmakers from around the world, under 30 minutes

The Documentary Award
For factual work by filmmakers from around the world, under 12 minutes

The Animation Award
For factual and fictional work by filmmakers from around the world, under 12 minutes

The Music Video Award
For music promos by filmmakers from around the world, under 12 minutes

The Broadcast Design Award
For branded content, commercial sequences, spots, title sequences, idents, digital posters and work specifically designed for multiplatform distribution including the internet and mobile networks by filmmakers from around the world and under 5 minutes
Entries can be submitted online.

You can print the submission form and send it to the festival with your DVD or you can upload your material or provide a link to your material at other online locations.

The competition entry fee for 2010 is £15.00.

Films can be submitted up until 21st April. The shortlisted films will be announced early in June and the full programme will be available from 1st July. The festival will open on Wednesday 21st July and will culminate with the Rushes Awards on Thursday 29th July 2010.