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Netflix and UNESCO call for African filmmakers to adapt folktales

Netflix and UNESCO call for African filmmakers to adapt folktales

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 15, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

A new competition is challenging Sub-Saharan African filmmakers to adapt folktales into films. Organised by Netflix and UNESCO, the six winners of African Folktales, Reimagined will be provided with a production budget of USD75,000 as well as USD25,000 in prize money. Finished projects will premiere on Netflix in 2022 under the title Anthology of African Folktales.

BAFTA-winner Paul Webster to give keynote interview at this year’s Film London Production Finance Market

BAFTA-winner Paul Webster to give keynote interview at this year’s Film London Production Finance Market

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 5, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Multi award-winning producer Paul Webster will give the keynote interview at 2021’s Film London Production Finance Market (PFM).  The PFM is an annual two-day financing event held during the BFI London Film Festival, and Webster is expected to provide real industry insight by drawing from his 46 years of business experience.

The first Malta Film Awards now open for submissions

The first Malta Film Awards now open for submissions

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 1, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

In honour of local cast and crew across the Maltese film and television industry, the first ever Malta Film Awards is now accepting submissions. The event’s theme Celebrating our Story aims to recognise the nation’s existing filmmaking legacies while, at the same time, honouring the latest wave of the Mediterranean archipelago’s incoming film talent.

Celebrated filmmaker David Yates set to receive Location Managers Guild International’s Honorary Eva Monley Award

Celebrated filmmaker David Yates set to receive Location Managers Guild International’s Honorary Eva Monley Award

Written by Joe Jackson on Sep 30, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

English director David Yates will receive this year’s Eva Monley Award from the Location Managers Guild International. The filmmaker – who directed the last four Harry Potter films as well as the Fantastic Beasts franchise – is being celebrated for evidencing ‘above and beyond’ support of the work of location professionals. He will receive the prize at the 8th Annual LGMI Awards on Saturday 23 October, which is free to stream but requires registration.

The Gerety Awards announces 2021 winners

The Gerety Awards announces 2021 winners

Written by Shona Smith on Sep 6, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Grand Prix go to "Festive" for Burberry & "The Birth of Gaming Tourism" for Xbox in the only creative prize to reward the best in advertising from the female vision. In total, the 196 judges from 36 countries composed of industry leaders from across the globe awarded 4 Grand Prix, 15 Gold, 47 Silver, 48 Bronze, from a total of 114 winners.

Nominations Announced for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Nominations Announced for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Written by Shona Smith on Aug 23, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

LMGI Virtual Awards Ceremony "Celebrate the Where" is set for October 23, 2021. The awards honour the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The awards also recognise outstanding work by film commissions for support that goes "above and beyond" during the production process.

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