LONDON THROWS A LIFE LINE TO FILM CULTURE IN LONDON’S BOROUGHS
has announced the nine recipients of over £70,000 of funding through
its Education and Audience Development Fund in its inaugural year. This
twice yearly award is inviting new applications from organisations until
the deadline of 30th July.
will receive between £2,000 and £10,000 in funding to improve
film and moving image culture across London’s boroughs. The successful
and inspired projects include a Cyber Bus to tour Bromley, after-school
film clubs in Lewisham, a film festival to celebrate the diversity of
Elephant & Castle and an exciting animation project which could find
the makers of the next Wallace & Gromit among London’s school
pupils and even see their work screened on Sky TV.
The selected projects provide innovative solutions to issues such as access
to diverse cinema for communities, engaging new and younger audiences
for film and working to provide a deeper understanding of cinema across
the London boroughs.
and Audience Development Fund is the result of RIFE (Regional Investment
Fund of England) Lottery Funds, distributed by Film London on behalf of
the UK Film Council.
It is highly
recommended for organisations intending to seek funding through the next
round of this scheme to attend the free information seminars which will
take place across London next month.
Bromley Mytime has been awarded £6,015 to set up a seminar programme
in which film-makers screen and discuss their films with groups of students
from three local schools. Students then undertake a practical film-making
workshop to produce their own films themed around citizenship. A gala
presentation of these projects will take place in June. Films will be
screened to new audiences outside the traditional cinema setting with
the ingenious use of a touring cyber bus which will provide access to
film across the borough.
Film Festival 2004
£7,000 has been awarded to this annual local film festival which
has also established a year-round showcase for film-makers. Two weeks
of summer screenings culminate in an outdoor screening event attended
by 13,000 last year. Local unemployed volunteers help to organise the
festival gaining practical work experience in the film industry. Additionally
film-makers will give a series of education talks on film and film-making
to festival attendees.
East Film Festival,
now in its third year, receives £10,000 of funding to support the
six different strands of the festival. These include independent and international
cinema reflecting the diverse communities of East London and a platform
for emerging local film talent. Raindance East and Film Education are
collaborating in a schools screening programme themed around cultural
diversity and identity which will connect with key areas of the National
Film Festival 2004
A contribution of £5,000 will enable this developing South London
festival to screen a wide selection of films which reflect the diverse
community of Southwark at the Coronet Cinema in Elephant and Castle including
British, Latin American, Bengali, Somali and Irish film-makers.
Kurdish Film Festival
£6,000 has been provided to support London’s only showcase
for new Kurdish cinema. This increasingly popular film festival screens
a selection of Kurdish feature films, short films and documentaries at
the Rio Cinema, Dalston.
This borough wide initiative receives £10,000 of funding to ensure
that every secondary school in Lewisham establishes an after-school film
club which will provide access to films and film-making for the students.
DocHouse has established a successful screening programme at two London
venues providing London-wide access to documentary film. The £12,200
grant will enable this ambitious and exciting initiative to respond to
the growing popularity in theatrical distribution for documentary film.
Film and Video Workshop’s project enables four London Boroughs (Camden,
Islington, Wandsworth and Enfield) to share in the award of £10,000
for a series of professionally led school workshops for budding young
film makers and animators. The resulting films will be publicly screened
and will be broadcast on Sky later this year.
to the Promised Land
Armenian Cinema since IndependenceA grant of £7,070 has been awarded
to this Armenian Film Season which takes place this autumn at The Other
Cinema. The festival programme embraces a broad selection of Armenian
cinema including feature films, short films, documentaries and artist’s
films. This is the first London initiative focusing on Armenian cinema
for over 20 years. There will be supporting talks and panel discussions
with international guests.
It is highly recommended that applicants for the next round of funding
through the Education and Audience Development Fund should attend one
of the following free seminars.
6 May Genesis Cinema, Mile End 11.00-13.00
Friday 7 May Riverside Studios, Hammersmith 11.00-13.00
Monday 10 May Tricycle Cinema Kilburn 11.00-13.00
Tuesday 11 May Ritzy Cinema, Brixton 11.00-13.00
To register for a seminar please contact Ana Tovey on:
T: 020 7387 8787 Email: email@example.com
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will sustain, promote and develop London as a major international film-making
and film cultural capital. This includes all the screen industries based
in London – film, television, video, commercials and new interactive
is funded by the London Development Agency and the UK Film Council. Film
London also receives significant support from Arts Council England, the
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Supporting training and business development activities
Developing audiences and access provision across the film and media sector
Showcasing of London films and talent
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