The 17th Raindance Film Festival : London 2009, 30 Sept - 11 Oct 2009, Apollo Cinema

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 17:54

The 17th Raindance Film Festival gets underway at the Apollo Cinema in London on Wed Sept 30th with an opening showing of the film "Humpday" an uproarious comedy directed by Lynn Shelton about two pals Ben and Andrew who get together to shoot a film to be submitted in their local porn festival - it will be a film that will go 'beyond gay' ! Humpday is due for general release in the Autumn.

The Raindance Fest is an excellent opportunity to see Indie films covering a wide-ranging of subjects, many of which are receiving a UK premiere at the fest ahead of general release soon.

Chinese Film Focus at BAFTA, Piccadilly London

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 16:08

On Saturday 3rd October, as part of BAFTA's special global Spotlight on China curated by Filming East Festival, BAFTA will be presenting a day devoted to Chinese cinema.

The day will offer a selection of fantastic Chinese films as well as some of China’s emerging film talent, but the day will also give audiences an opportunity to get involved in a free film maker’s Q&A.

Here's the crucial info :

Saturday 03 October

12:30 The Longest Night in Shanghai (Yoru no shanghai), Director Zhang Yibai, 2007, 110mins

Princess Anne Theatre - Ticket price

14 Islands, 14 Filmmakers, 14 Days, £14,000 prize

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:19

The 1st October sees the launch of The 14 Islands Film Challenge, a nationwide search to find "the UK’s most talented professional or aspiring filmmakers." The competition will give fourteen lucky filmmakers a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks on an idyllic island in The Bahamas and the chance to compete for a £14,000 cash prize.

How To Show the Media Whose Boss

Submitted by Andy Marken on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 12:13

What a world of difference there is in the way organizations handle problems when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

While usually relatively minor, from a national media standpoint, almost every organization encounters major or minor problems each year as they have “run-ins” with the media. This is especially true today where citizen journalists can blast camphone videos or 140 character Tweets around the globe in the bat of an eye.