Thursday, 12 March 2009

Ben Blaine's Blog at Shooting People

I'm a bit late to the party as I've just discovered it but looks like it has lots of useful links to actually show examples of short films. Always good for inspiration.

My subscription to Shooting People has lapsed and I've not renewed it for some time. Would love to hear from current members how useful they feel it is.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Inspiration and fuel for film makers

Glasgow Film Festival is on until the 22nd. If you are in the area do go and catch some films. Film festivals are great because they ought to show a large number of films shorts and features which don't normally get screened. If you write you should read a lot and if you are a film maker or have ambitions to be one then you should see lots of different films.

Saw Milk this week myself- fantastic.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

the two week turnaround tour

Filmblazer a community film making project will visit 14 cities in the next 17 months in the US and will write, shoot, edit and screen a short film in each city in two weeks.

More info here

Shorts for St Valentines day

article over at the Guardian

Friday, 13 February 2009

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival - call for entries

The entry form for this year's Rushes Soho Shorts Festival can now be downloaded at

The festival provides many programmes and events for free, intending to encourage, inspire and promote talented filmmakers to the public and the huge number of production companies and creative organisations in and around London and the UK.It is also free to enter your film to the festival, sumbit it on DVD along with an entry form to: Rushes Soho Shorts, 66 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UH, UK.

Films can be submitted up until Thursday 23 April with the shortlisted films being announced early June and the full programme available from 1 July. The festival will open on Wednesday 22 July and will culminate, as is tradition, with the Rushes Awards hosted by Terry Christian on Thursday 30 July 2009.

Further information can be found at

Satyajit Ray Foundation's Short Film Competition

call for entries
This competition is open to all filmmakers either resident or studying in the UK. The closing date, after which no entries can be considered, is Sunday 1 March 2009.

Films should express and inform aspects of the experiences of South Asians (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) either within their own countries or the Diaspora. Films must also have been completed within two years of the award deadline, and not have been previously submitted.There is one cash prize for Best Film of £1,000.For more information and to download a submission form, please visit

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Super 8

The short film format par excellence - just found this fab site which looks like a feast of treasures.