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An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense

December 23, 2010

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An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense thelede.blogs.nytimes.com Jafar Panahi, an internationally celebrated Iranian filmmaker who supported opposition protesters after last year’s disputed presidential election, delivered an impassioned defense of his work at his trial in Tehran last week. http://www.facebook.com Advertisements

BFI cuts

December 23, 2010

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Details of BFI plans for library and archive, including job cuts from bfiwatch by pamcook BFI management draft proposals: Restructure of Collections & Information Rationale There are five key drivers in our proposal for the future structure of the Archive: The cut to grant-in-aid, whilst managing the transition from the SHUK project and reducing the […]

The Spending Review and British Film Culture

December 16, 2010

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Film, as the first industrial art, has always been a complex mix of business and culture, and its status within public policy has reflected this. Successive governments have employed different strategies to stimulate commercial production on the one hand, and to subsidise cultural film activity that would not be possible if left to the market […]

More on Fair Use

November 30, 2010

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Center for Social Media Posted by Patricia Aufderheide on November 24, 2010 The European Documentary Network , which has its annual meeting at the International Documentary Festival at Amsterdam, featured a workshop cosponsored by theFederation of European Film Directors (known by its French acronym, FERA) on the implications of the U.S. fair use movement for Europeans. In Europe, […]

Ken Loach: Time to rescue film

October 16, 2010

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It is time to rescue film Film has the potential to be a most beautiful art, but it has been debased by US cinema, and by television Ken Loach guardian.co.uk,     Friday 15 October 2010 19.00 BST Film is an extraordinary medium. Like theatre, it has all the elements of drama. It has character, plot, conflict, […]

Puttnam on the end of UKFC

October 15, 2010

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Directors’ cut: the end of UKFC David Puttnam Published 14 October 2010 In abolishing the UK Film Council, Jeremy Hunt has shown himself to be ignorant of history. David Puttnam challenges him to explain his decision On 15 June 1990, I was one of 20 senior representatives of the British film world invited to 10 […]

After the Film Council

September 19, 2010

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After the Film Council: Mubi UK Film Council Axed by David Hudson Sight & Sound: UKFC R.I.P. BBC: Parties approached to take over Film Council duties