ReAnimate yourself with BEV!

Just got some exciting news from the lovely people at Bird’s Eye View film festival, so I thought I’d share…

It’s great news to hear that BEV are teaming up with the mighty Warp to support bright female talent in the exciting field of animation and screen writing. Applications to enter the programme are now being taken (up until Friday 14th May 2010) and BEV will then “select up to 20 exceptional British women and equip them with the contacts and creative support they need to produce smart, commercial, animation ideas for the international marketplace.” Sounds like an opportunity not to be missed!

Learn more about the initiative and submit your application here.

By: Sarah Barnes, 16.04.2010 | Comments (0)
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New Feature: Breakin’ & Makin’ Moves

In our latest feature, ‘Breakin’ and Makin’ Moves’, Potpourri Express‘ Roshni Goyate (who wrote about the Tongues On Fire Asian Film Festival earlier this month) tells the story of the women-only hip hop festival b.supreme. Speaking to Holly McCartney, one of the founders of the festival, Roshni lets us know what to expect from this exciting and inspiring festival – which is kicking off THIS FRIDAY!

Read the full article here, follow b.supreme on twitter here and buy your tickets now!

By: Sarah Barnes, 28.03.2010 | Comments (0)
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London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opens tonight!

The 24th Annual London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival kicks off this evening, starting off a two week celebration of all the best queer cinema from around the world.

The festival begins with the world premier of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, a true tale of a woman who defied the conventions of the 1800’s by living with her female partner. Whilst keeping her lesbian lifestyle secret, Miss Lister documented her life, using her own unique code, in a diary which has only just recently been deciphered. This film will be the first time many have encountered the story of the woman who has been called Britain’s first modern lesbian.

Another film not to be missed is I Killed My Mother, the multi award winning debut from young French Canadian director Xavier Dolan. Whilst the story is about the sour relationship between a gay teen and his mother, the boy’s sexuality takes a back-seat to the action – making it a refreshing coming of age tale.

For more ideas on films to see and exciting goings on, watch the video here to see the festival organisers give their favourite festival picks. Enjoy the fest!

By: Sarah Barnes, 17.03.2010 | Comments (1)
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New Feature: Tongues on Fire film festival

In our latest feature Roshni Goyate of the brilliant  Potpourri Express blog writes about Asian film festival Tongues on Fire. The festival, which began on Friday, is not only a great chance to see independent Asian films that wouldn’t usually be screened here in the UK, but the fest was also started with the aim of empowering women through film.

Read the full article here… and don’t forget to follow Roshni on Twitter!

By: Sarah Barnes, 08.03.2010 | Comments (0)
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Birds Eye View Tickets on sale today!

The brilliant Birds Eye View Film Festival is just around the corner, and with a delightfully long run (from March 4th til March 12th) celebrating women in film, there is plenty to get your teeth into. Here’s just a taster…

It all looks great, so I’d definitely advise you to snap up your ticket today… and with so much good stuff on offer, it’s wise to start planning your festival diary with the help of festival director Rachel Millward’s picks of the fest. I had a great time at the festival’s workshops last year (and hell, I’m not even an aspiring film maker! It was all research for my piece about the fest for Subtext Magazine) so I’m really looking forward to getting involved again this year!

By: Sarah Barnes, 10.02.2010 | Comments (0)
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