Film stuff

I get the Northern Film Network e-mail every week and there are always things in there that interest me that I then go and forget. So, for my own benefit as much as anyone else’s, a few links from this week’s missive.

propeller tv

propeller is run by the Image Channel Company Limited, a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the Grimsby Institute and is supported by Yorkshire Forward.

Together we are actively working to support emerging film and television talent and in the future revenue generated by the project will be channelled into various initiatives; a programme maker’s fund will be established, along with educative skill-sharing services all designed to help budding professionals show their work, gain experience and develop their careers.

The Channel 4 & ITN Archive Competition

Channel 4, ITN and BRITDOC have teamed up to create a new documentary competition for emerging filmmakers. ITN is offering free use of its amazing archive, which contains over 700,000 hours of footage dating back from 1896 to the present day. All entrants need to do is prepare a pitch for a 3 minute documentary. The four best ideas will be commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast in its 3 Minute Wonder slot. The filmmakers will be invited as guests to the first BRITDOC festival (July 26-28th) where the films will be screened.

This year we have chosen The Bicycle as the inspiration for your films. We want you to look on www.itnarchive.com and use its brilliant search facility to work out what inspires you. To search the archive you will need to register with ITN, and when you do so you should register as a commercial user to get optimum access to the archive. Then, simply use the link below to pitch us your idea for a 3 minute film.

Creative City

Venue: Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester
Date: Thursday 9th March 2006
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Whether it is film, music, fashion, photography, art, design or theatre you’re interested in, Creative City is the place to be for creative industries careers information.

It’s free to attend and open to all students and graduates who want to follow careers in this sector.

The British Short Screenplay Competition

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