22 December 2015
Christmas is a time for.......Film Making!!
Excitement is building here at Film Expo South towers and we're not just talking about Christmas! With just 6 weeks to go, our little elves are dashing through the snow (OK, cut me some artistic slack), getting things ready for our big day on 4th February 2016.
With two more speakers signed up this week, http://www.filmexposouth.co.uk/speakers, the scene is set to host an amazing day of collaboration
11 December 2015
Golden Globes 2016: Nominees
I enjoy the Golden Globes because no other awarding body takes into full account the achievements on both the big and small screen. The nominations for next year's ceremony have been released and, as can be expected from Globes, there are a few surprises.
7 December 2015
Deja-View: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Spectre
Are you bored of films repeating themselves? Feel like you keep watching the same film over and over again? It's not just the endless remakes and sequels that are giving you a sense of filmic deja-vu, many films follow tried and tested formulas. First up, it's marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Spectre.
6 November 2015
Interview: Lumiere's budding artists
This year's Lumiere festival in Durham will feature an installation called 'Precious' created by Media Studies students from Durham Sixth Form Centre in collaboration with New Zealand company Storybox. Ellen Orange speaks to some of the students involved in the project to find out more.
5 November 2015
Get Gold with film
I consider film to be one of the most useful arts mediums that can be used by any artist. Why?
26 October 2015
What has happened in film since Arts Award was born?
This December, we'll be celebrating Arts Award's 10th Birthday by asking you to vote for the best of film from the last ten years! Here are some of our highlights to get you thinking…let us know what we've missed in the comments box
17 October 2015
Case Study: Georgie Cosette, Arts Award Activist, Bronze and Gold achiever
Georgie is brand new to the Arts Award Youth Network, and has already completed her Bronze and Gold awards.
8 October 2015
BBC Music’s Ten Pieces Secondary Film Screening in Salford
The BBC filmed ten pieces of classical music for Arts Award's tenth birthday! Well no, they didn't. But Ten Pieces? Tenth birthday? It's meant to be. They made the BBC Music Ten Pieces film in order to inspire young people of secondary school age to embrace classical music and filmmaking.
28 September 2015
Want my job?...with Garth Jennings
Garth Jennings has worked in both film and publishing, directing such classics as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and signing a three book deal with Macmillan Children's books. This weekend, he could be found at Bath Children's Literature Festival...
16 September 2015
The Danish Girl: do trans roles belong to trans actors?
Last week, the first international trailer of the new film from Tom Hooper, the Oscar-machine director of The King's Speech and Les Misérables was released. His latest treat, The Danish Girl, is about one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
1 September 2015
What’s the role of film education at a young age?
Media literacy gives us so much. It's unquantifiable how much I've learnt, not from school, but from watching film and television.
31 August 2015
Wes Craven dies at 76
Wes Craven, legendary director of horror films has died in his home in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer.
25 August 2015
Brighton Rock Review - Marc Hackett
Originally written by Marc Hackett
22 August 2015
Location, location, location - how is the world landscaped in Hollywood films?
When films 'take a trip' and shoot in international locations, do these place become stereotyped or shown in a particular, exaggerated light?
6 August 2015
How well do foreign films travel?
Foreign film is always different because the way in which different cultures and people make films differ wildly.
5 August 2015
What goes on at...the London Feminist Film Festival
Think there aren't enough films that tackle serious female issues? The London Feminist Film Festival hopes to fix that. We caught up with festival director, Anna Read to find out more.
5 August 2015
Case study: film maker Agi K
Agi K is a truly exceptional 12 year old film maker. She's home educated in Wales, has already completed her Gold Arts Award, makes multiple films each week and last year won the NYFF award. Her videos are now available on Vimeo On Demand.
5 August 2015
Case study: Gold achiever Rianna Hobson
Rianna Hobson is the first person to achieve her Gold Arts Award through a library project. Rianna's a keen photographer, who combined her love of image making, with words and library activity...