The London Short Film Festival, now in its 13th year, opens Friday 8th Jan with an OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Gabba Gabba Analogue!! at the ICA. See the full programme here.
The BFI has posted video features on the Deptford Cinema, Close Up and the Small Cinema in Liverpool
The Daily Telegraph has published a guide to Pop Up and open air cinema :
A new comprehensive history of British experimental film in the 1970s by Patti Gaal-Holmes has been published by Palgrave.
Check it out here
At a glittering ceremony in Whitechapel Gallery, London-based artist Ursula Mayer was announced winner of the 2014 Jarman Award – FLAMIN'S annual celebration of the UK's 'most talented, visionary and boundary-pushing visual artists working today'. Selected from a 10-strong shortlist, the Austrian-born artist receives a £10,000 cash prize and a commission for Channel 4's short-form arts strand, Random Acts.
Sebastian Buerkner, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, and Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard were also awarded a Random Acts commission.
Deptford Cinema is a new, not-for-profit, volunteer-run cinema focusing on art and experimental film. The cinema is opening in Autumn 2014 and will be the Borough of Lewisham’s only cinema. There will be a 50-seat cinema space, a cafe/lounge area, and studio and darkroom facilities for film processing and workshops. Films will be shown with a digital projector as well as on 16mm and 8mm film. The project aims to support the local community and provide experience and education in experimental film and art.
Or come along to one of the public meetings, every sunday at 4pm in the cinema space.
In an unexpected move by the owners of the building it was announced on Tuesday 13th May, that the Horse Hospital will be put it on the open market next month for £2.5 million.This unique venue has been a hub for alternative and underground cinema for over 21 years and it's loss would be impossible to replace. In a packed crisis meeting on Monday 2nd June various plans to save the venue were discussed. In the short term, it was revealed that the current tenants have the legal right to demand an extension of the lease, although this may have to be established in the courts.
Stella Keen's fabulous new website provides a wealth of material about her father Jeff Keen artist, filmmaker and poet 1923 - 2012. http://www.jeffkeen.co.uk/index.html
From June 2014 changes in the British copyright law will allow for the exception of :
'Fair dealing with a performance or a recording of a performance for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche...'