It Came From Pebble Mill

30.06.10
Nuts in May, Mike Leigh Dates: 2-4 July | Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham Our good pals at 7 Inch Cinema have teamed up with Birmingham City University to present a weekend of screenings and events at mac (Midlands Art Centre) to celebrate the remarkable range of drama produced at BBC Birmingham during the 1970s and early 80s under producer David Rose. Recently awarded a ...
Call for applications: The Great North Run

28.05.10
Parade, Vicki Bennett Applications are now open for the 2011 Great North Run Moving Image Commission, which will award an artist and/or filmmaker £30,000 to create a new moving image work in response to the world’s largest half-marathon that takes place in the North East. The work will be presented as part of the following year’s programme with an extract screened on the BBC as part of ...
BBC Film Network

18.12.09
bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork The BBC has recently relaunched the Film Network site, and it’s had a glamorous new makeover. The video player has at last been upgraded to match the usability of the BBC’s iPlayer, making it a much more enjoyable way to watch all the interviews, festival reports and most importantly the shorts. If you’ve never visited it before and you’re a British filmmaker then take a ...
Ajay Hothi on Alan Clarke’s Elephant

13.12.09
Elephant, Alan Clarke There is a remarkable cadence to Alan Clarke’s Elephant (1989) that makes it difficult to define as a television drama, extended short, short-form feature or artist’s moving image piece. In differing contexts it could be read alongside films such as Culloden, Partie de Campagne or Meshes of the Afternoon. The film, a circle of violence, near silent with no thematic context provided, other ...
Greg Kurcewicz on Adam Curtis

12.10.09
It Felt Like a Kiss, Adam Curtis Greg Kurcewicz writes on the music of It Felt Like a Kiss… and says it’s time Adam Curtis had a room at Tate Modern. Have you ever noticed that when you have a documentary on TV covering any issue to do with the 1960s – anything – could be about banning pesticides, moon landings, car production in the midlands, whatever ...