Me Too, the short film I am Producing with Aude Konan, is shooting Sat 23 & Sun 24 July in East London.
We are on the hunt for crew for our shoot. We are looking for…
Me Too A schoolgirl deals with complex emotions after an older man sexually harasses her and her friends. This coming-of-age short film addresses the sexualisation of young women and girls. Written, Directed, Executive Produced by Aude Konan and Produced by Patricia Hetherington. The completed film will be submitted to film festivals and ultimately released online.
This is a low budget film; the rate of pay is ~NMW (incl VAT) for the 2-day shoot.
Email email@example.com by 03 July 2022, indicating which role you are interested in and providing links to website, Mandy, Shooting People or similar.
This is an equal opportunities project. We especially welcome applications from lesser represented groups, such as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC.
Action On The Side is now running a short screenplay competition
I’ve set up the competition to help screenwriters to get their films made.
There are two categories: PRODUCED scripts and UNPRODUCED scripts.
The UNPRODUCED scripts are maximum 10 pages and the submitter must include a pitch video. This is based on what we do in the Action On The Side project. It gives the writer practice in pitching their story to Producers, and it helps them to define their story.
The PRODUCED scripts are for writers who have already made their short film or who are in the process of making it. It’s a way for filmmakers to get some production funds or recoup some of the funds spent making their film. If the film is made, they need to submit a link to the film; if it is being made, they need to submit a treatment, look book, or production stills.
The prize money isn’t a huge amount – for now. But it is something that we can give to filmmakers to support them in their filmmaking skills development: which is my goal for Action On The Side.
The best scripts will also get feedback, laurels, a digital certificate, and a discount code to use the feedback services from our sponsors, MyScreenReaders.com
Earlybird: 7 January 2022
Regular: 30 January 2022
Late: 27 February 2022
Notification: 21 March 2022
The announcement will be at the AOTS screening, March 2022.
Please share this script competition to any interested parties if you think it looks worthwhile competition for them.
I use the app and website religiously, and expound its virtues with every film person I know. I encouraged students to use it, so they could get into the habit of logging and reviewing films — building up their film language and their film knowledge.
I find the habit of logging films to be so beneficial. With Letterboxd, you can:
log the films you watch
review the films you watch — reviews you can refer to later if you forget what you thought of a film
add films to bespoke lists — I use the list function as a teaching tool
use the stats function to see your viewing habits – getting cool reports for the end of the year, and even see what percentage of films from a particular crew member or actor you have ever seen
follow people and have them follow you
easily add films to an awesome watchlist — one that sends you notifications when films on your watchlist become available on your favourite viewing platforms
find new and interesting films to watch
I was so happy to find that short films are on Letterboxd as well. Now I can log the shorts I watch. It has saved me a few times when I hadn’t realised I had already watched a film through.
I have been watching loads of short films on channels such as Dust, Alter, Omeleto, and Crypt TV. Every film, I log, and I include the YouTube link so others can watch as well.
What I have found frustrating though is when films don’t appear on Letterboxd. How can I log them if they’re not there?! This has been especially frustrating during film festivals…
The Ealing Film Festival has been established to encourage a diverse cultural offering from within the borough, London, UK and far beyond.
The festival is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers. This is the first time the festival has run in person. Screenings will be held in Ealing on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December, 11am to 11pm.
Join our team
Volunteers are vital to run this independent festival. By volunteering, you will join a dedicated team, have fun, build experience, and watch some films!
I am in Week 2 at a new job. I have left teaching, and am now a Data Operator at Vice UK.
That means that I work in the Postproduction Team. As the first step in Postproduction, the Data Ops team ingests footage from Production, uploads it to central servers, and creates proxies for the Assistant Editors (AEs) and Editors to use.