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  AND THE AWARD GOES TO… Best International Feature: ALICE IN MARIALAND – Dir. Jesús Magaña Jesús Magaña Vásquez has created a film which beautifully encapsulates what it means to fall in and out of love, the difficulties of moving on and the challenge of forgetting an unresolved past. Best British Feature: KICKING OFF – […]

  It’s usually the simple things that are forgotten, here are seven tips which will make your shoot day a whole lot easier.   Set Your Scene Walk through your scene step by step to identify any problems with your script, making sure everything you have written can realistically be shot. By doing this, you may […]

  These are meant as guidelines not rules. Everyone has their own interview style that works for them. But it is good to keep them in mind.   1. Be prepared, but adaptable This is a point of contention among documentary filmmakers. Some filmmakers prepare a list of questions to give them direction. Others prefer to […]

  Female Composers, Where Art Thou? The lack of Female Film Composers is not a secret, it is very rare to see a Female credited for scoring a ‘huge’ movie. Debbie Wiseman says: “I think there are so few female composers in the industry for exactly the same reasons there are fewer female directors, camera operators, editors, […]