Competition: Institute Benjamenta DVDs

27.07.10
Institute Benjamenta, The Quay Brothers Institute Benjamenta: Or This Dream People Call Human Life is the striking first live-action feature from master animators, the Quay Brothers. The film stars Mark Rylance, currently performing in West End play La Bete, and Alice Krige, soon to be seen in Disney’s summer blockbuster The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Jakob (Mark Rylance) wants to be of service. Admitted to a peculiar school ...
Competition: Bodysong Collectors Edition DVD

09.05.10
Bodysong, Simon Pummell The BFI have recently published Simon Pummell’s Bodysong as a Limited Collector’s Edition DVD and 200 page book. An epic vision of love, sex, violence and death, Bodysong is the story of an archetypal human life told through archive footage from across the world and spanning 100 years of cinema. Director Simon Pummell has created an almost mythic work that is a celebration, ...
ReAnimate Open Call
22.04.10
This new development initiative from Warp Films and Birds Eye View aims to champion female writing and animation talent and to bring animations by women to the screen. Focussing on the worlds of screenwriting and animation the programme will select twenty exceptional British women and equip them with the contacts and creative support they need to produce smart, commercial, animation ideas for the international marketplace. The ReAnimate ...
56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

12.04.10
Amnesia, Cordelia Swann A total of 145 works from 40 countries will vie for awards worth 40,500 euros at the 56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Five competitions will be held this year: the International Competition, German Competition, NRW Competition, Children’s and Youth Film Competition and the MuVi Award for best German music video. Open to all themes and genres, and for film as well as ...
Competition: Sergei Paradjanov at the BFI

22.02.10
Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors, Sergei Paradjanov Dates: 1-15 March | Location: BFI Southbank, London The BFI introduce the nearest-to-complete survey yet of the work of the late Georgian/Armenian film director and artist Sergei Paradjanov (1929–1990), whose work makes him one of the most visionary directors of all time. In the influential Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964), Colour of Pomegranates (1968) and Ashik Kerib (1988), films ...
Ed Ruscha: Short film competition winner

26.12.09
Noise (film still), Fiona Skinner And the winner is… Fiona Skinner’s film, featuring former The Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr, is the winner of the Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting film challenge. A competition set by the Southbank Centre to find a 30-second film about the Hayward Gallery exhibition. The competition was judged by artists Louise Wilson and Jeremy Deller and Director of the Hayward Gallery ...
Competition: Win GAZWRX, The Films of Jeff Keen

18.12.09
Jeff Keen, Marvo Movie (1967). Image courtesy of the BFI Jeff Keen began making films at the age of 37 when his art school film society needed things to show. And so began over forty years of unique, imaginative, irrepressible filmmaking. The BFI has published this delightful four DVD retrospective of Keen’s work that contains over nine hours of films and videos by the visionary filmmaker from ...