YouTube's Life In A Day

Submitted by iofilm on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 11:46

YouTube joins world famous filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald in asking people around to world to help them create the first user-generated feature-length documentary film shot on a single day - July 24, 2010.

Life in a Day is a historic global film experiment that enlists the global community to capture a moment of their lives on Saturday, July 24 and to upload that footage to www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.

Artists Cinema Shorts 2010 hits Cannes ahead of UK Regional Picturehouse release

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 09:55

A collaboration between ICO (the Independent Cinema Office) and LUX has led to the commissioning of seven International artists to produce a series of short films which have been shown in Cannes in the past week alongside feature films like the thriller The Ghost and British satire Four Lions.

The 2006 series of shorts previously screened alongside films like Borat, Casino Royale, The Lives of Others, Pan's Labyrinth and This is England, reaching audiences of over 100,000 people in cinemas UK wide.

16th Encounters International Film Festival

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 01:16

Encounters International Film Festival is the umbrella title for two of the UK's leading film festivals Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, with a host of cross-over attractions, at venues in and around the Harbourside area of Bristol, UK.

Highlights from the most recent edition of the festival included a Q&A with directors Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys) and Eran Creevy (Shifty) discussing their progression from Shorts to Features, a Cinematography Masterclass with Gary Shaw (Moon) and a Late Lounge with live Poo-eoke!