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"Screenwriting suffers from clichés when the characters lack depth or situations lack originality"
100 years/100 Shots - 100 years of film history retold with the best shot in each year.
Rachel Tunnard makes her feature directorial debut with offbeat comedy Adult Life Skills (formerly titled How To Live Yours), which she also wrote and edited.
Filmmaker Joe Swanberg used his SXSW film festival keynote address to encourage indie directors to take chances, be committed to work they love, approach finances head on and not be scared to be prolific. Read more.
The London Short Film Festival (LSFF) returns to London for the 14th year. The festival discovers new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for new, emerging and established filmmakers. Read more
Experienced film director Gillies MacKinnon will deliver a directing masterclass specifically addressing working with actors. Read more
NFM have come together with The CTBF to launch the North East Travel and Subsistence (NETS) Fund, which will be piloted over the coming year. Read more.
The BFI has launched the BFI Vision Awards 3, committing £2.5 million of Lottery funding to new and emerging UK film producers. Read more
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 pitches now open for applications. Read more.
X: an open call for entries to Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2016. Read more.
iFeatures is a filmmaking initiative run by Creative England with support from the BFI, the BBC, and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund. Read more.