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Glasgow Short Film Festival recognised by BAFTA by Jennie Kermode - 2015-08-24 14:30:01

Previous festival hit The Making Of Longbird won a BAFTA in 2013

This year, the Glasgow Short Film Festival emerged from the larger Glasgow Film Festival to stand on ts own two feet. Now it has been recognised by BAFTA, meaning that films screening there can, if they meet other eligibility criteria, come under consideration for major awards.

"In only eight years, Glasgow Short Film Festival has grown to become Scotland’s leading event for Scottish and international short film. This recognition from BAFTA is fantastic news both for the festival itself, and for the many Scottish and UK-based filmmakers we support each year. Several filmmakers whose work Gsff has championed have gone on to win BAFTA nominations and awards – now all the British work we promote will have the chance to do so," said festival director Matt Lloyd.

The recognition will be exciting news for filmmakers, especially as the festival
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Fame Academy: David Sneddon, Alistair Griffin - Where are they now?

Fame Academy may only have lasted two series, but boy, did it burn bright. And even though it was over ten years ago that it was on our screens, we're still belting out David Sneddon's utter tune 'Stop Living The Lie' at our DS karaoke sessions.

But the news of series two's Alistair Griffin teaming up with Kimberley Walsh for a Tour de France single got us thinking - what happened to all of our favourite Fame Academy contestants? Well, here's what we could find out about 16 of the students over both series...

Series One

Ashley House

Ashley might have been eliminated in week one of Fame Academy (the shame) but he's not let that little disappointment hold him back. He went on to guest star in an episode of Cbbc's Mi: High... look, we promise, this gets better. He's now a sports presenter who helped launch Arsenal TV,
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TV highlights 11/11/2013

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Moving On | Junior Bake Off | Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell | Fresh Meat | Under The Dome | Storyville: Hotel Folly: Folie A Deux | The Shooting Gallery

Moving On

2.15pm, BBC1

Jimmy McGovern's week of stand-alone dramas kicks off with Strictly Come Dancing supremo Natalie Gumede in a modern-day parable about a frustrated stay-at-home mum. Gumede plays Jo, a policeman's wife so bored by her life of ironing and gazing longingly at the lives of besuited school mums that she shoplifts for thrills. Sharon Horgan, Craig Kelly and Amy Nuttall are among the familiar faces lined up for the series, a real daytime treat full of strong characters and subtle twists. Hannah Verdier

Junior Bake Off

4.30pm, Cbbc

While the tent's still up, another bus-load of bakers – tiny ones – arrive to perform floury stunts for Mary Berry and James Martin (replacing Paul Hollywood), egged on by an emphatic man in a floral shirt.
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Shooting Gallery returning to C4

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Short film strand to return in November.

Short film strand The Shooting Gallery is returning for a four week run on UK broadcaster Channel 4 from Nov 11.

It will showcase nine new films from up-and-coming UK filmmaking talent.

The series will feature work from multiple genres ranging from BAFTA-winning shorts like Will Anderson’s The Making of Longbird and Charlotte Carden’s The Taxidermist [pictured], to campaigning micro-documentaries depicting real life stories of miscarriages of justice told by survivors of Death Row, by Will Francome and Mark Pizzey.

Film-makers including Scotland’s Marcus McPeake (Your Picture Gets Mine) and London-based Oliver Goodrum (This is Vanity) will have their shorts featured.

The talent showcase previously helped launch the careers of Shane Meadows, Clio Barnard and Andrea Arnold.

This year has seen Channel 4 broadcast more short films across its schedule than ever before, with more than 300 films featured through the Random Acts strand alone.

The Shooting
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'Voice Over,' 'Making of Longbird,' 'Until the Quiet Comes' Among ShortList Film Festival Finalists

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'Voice Over,' 'Making of Longbird,' 'Until the Quiet Comes' Among ShortList Film Festival Finalists
Martin Rosete's fantasy short "Voice Over," Kahlil Joseph's L.A.-based "Until the Quiet Comes" and Will Anderson's animation documentary "The Making of Longbird" are among the 12 finalists competing in the second annual "ShortList" Online Film Festival. The films are available to viewed and voted for until Thursday, when the winners of the Industry and Audience Awards will be announced during a ceremony at Santa Monica Airport. Also read: 'The Pub,' 'Magnesium,' 'Whateverest' Compete in TheWrap's ShortList Film Festival Rosete's "Voice Over" -- a live-action dramatic fantasy from Spain following not one but four tales all
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Introducing the 2013 ShortList Film Festival

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Short on time but long on passion for film? Lucky for you, there's a festival for that.

Alongside TheWrap and MTV, NextMovie is happy to once again bring you the ShortList Film Festival. Twelve amazing short films are in competition this year, many of them previously featured in such prestigious competitions as Sundance and the La Film Festival.

From now until August 29, the dirty dozen of contenders are available for your streaming and voting pleasure. The winning film will take home the Industry Award, the prize for which includes a first-look deal, an agreement that it will be aired on an MTV network and win a package of camera equipment for the director's next feature or short.

Jump behind the cut for a look at each of the 12 nominated films, and be sure to watch them all at the ShortList.

Fear Of Flying Directed by Conor Finnegan

Ireland, 9 min

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TheWrap's 'ShortList' Film Festival Returns For Second Year Of Celebrating Short Films

TheWrap's 'ShortList' Film Festival Returns For Second Year Of Celebrating Short Films
Last year, we brought you an inside look at the "ShortList," an online film festival honoring some of the year's best works of short films. This year, TheWrap is once again partnering with MTV and Cinedigm to bring you a line-up of twelve incredible short films that have previous that have been previously featured in festivals like Sundance and La Film Festival.

The entries for the second annual "ShortList" come from all over the globes including the U.S., Sprain, Israel, and others. The winner of the "ShortList" will have a world of opportunities open to them. The winning short will be aired on an MTV network, and the creator will receive a first-look deal with Cinedigm.

Click past the jump to learn more about this year's entries and find out where you can watch the short films.

You can learn all about each of the entries in the listing
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Encounters unveils competition films

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Encounters unveils competition films
The 19th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival has announced its international line-up, with films starring Ben Whishaw and Alan Rickman.

A total of 225 works from 40 countries selected to be showcased in competition at the festival from September 17-22 in Bristol. This year the festival received a record 2,372 entries.

Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters will feature live action and mixed format short films from all over the world, including new short format work by a number of established British filmmakers who are returning to the festival: Daniel Mulloy (Bashk), Chris Shepherd (The Ringer), Simon Ellis (Stew and Punch) and John Smith (Dad’s Stick).

Prominent national talent is also on display in Orbit Ever After, directed by 2012 Screen Star of Tomorrow Jamie Stone and starring Mackenzie Crook; No Kaddish in Carmarthen by Jesse Armstrong (Four Lions), Aneil Karia’s Beat, starring Ben Whishaw; and Ben Ockrent’s Dust featuring Alan Rickman and Jody Whittaker.

The competition
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Bafta Shorts 2013 – review

This attractive package of seven British films competed for this year's Bafta for short films. They include the joint winners – Lynne Ramsay's poetic 18-minute Swimmer and Will Anderson's surreal The Making of Longbird, about the travails of an animator. The longest, at 27 minutes, is Muriel d'Ansembourg's London Film School graduation picture, Good Night. In her frightening, well-acted film, two 14-year-old virgins go out for a night on the town in London with vodka-soaked tampons inside them.

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Film-makers have lost the art of making a long story short

Short films no longer rule the cinematic roost as they once did. A feature-length assembly of 2013 Bafta nominees suggests why

No law dictates that a film must last 90-plus minutes. The feature emerged to meet a commercial need: purpose-built picture palaces had to provide a full night's entertainment. Before they arrived, cinema consisted solely of short films. Giants like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy managed to deliver masterworks on one or two reels.

Now, the ascendency of the picturehouse is over: cinema admissions stand at little more than a 10th of their 1940s level. Instead, individuals forage for audiovisual fare from a galaxy of outlets on a plethora of devices. They're time poor, and itching for something brief to watch on their tablet while cooking, queuing or commuting.

At the same time, entry barriers to film-making have collapsed. Anyone can shoot full-spec HD video on a phone,
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The winners of the BAFTA Ee British Academy Film Awards 2013 are...

Wrapping up all the winners from the 65th annual BAFTA Ee British Academy Film Awards...

Sunday evening marked the biggest occasion in the British film calendar as Hollywood descended upon London's Royal Opera House for BAFTA's 66th annual British Academy Film Awards, which celebrated the very best in cinematic excellence from the past twelve months.

Tom Hooper's acclaimed musical Les Miserables may have won the most awards, taking home Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Production Design, Sound and Make Up & Hair, but the night belonged to Argo, the CIA thriller picking up Best Film and Best Editing, while Ben Affleck was also named Best Director, despite failing to pick up as much as a nomination at the Academy Awards.

Elsewhere, Skyfall received Outstanding British Film (and also received the award for Best Original Music), while Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) were honoured in the lead acting categories.
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Baftas: stars dress for show not snow as awards hail director Ben Affleck

Bizarre tale of CIA rescue from Iran wins best film and best director, while Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln takes best actor

Ben Affleck had never before been invited to the Baftas, let alone nominated for one, so his obvious pleasure in Argo winning best film and him winning best director at the awards was understandable.

"This is a second act for me," he said. "You've given me that, this industry has given me that and I am so grateful and proud and I dedicate this to anyone out there who is trying to get their second act because you can do it."

Affleck may have been referring to some of the terrible performances in terrible movies – Gigli, definitely, Pearl Harbor, probably – he has given over the years but on Sunday night nobody was talking about them.

It was all about Argo, a nerve-shredder of a movie with such a ludicrous
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Official List Of Winners Released From Ee British Academy Film Awards

That’s right folks – one awards ceremony down, many more to go. Last night saw London play host to the 2013 Ee British Academy Film Awards aka the BAFTAs. This star-studded event saw the likes of Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Juno Temple and Quentin Tarantino (amongst many other) receive an accolade for their immense talent and dedication to film.

Here’s the official list of winners (and the other nominees) for anyone who didn’t stay awake long enough (winners highlighted in bold):

Fellowship – Alan Parker

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema – Tessa Ross

Best Film

ArgoGrant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Les MISÉRABLESTim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life Of PiGil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

Lincoln – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Outstanding British Film

Anna KareninaJoe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard
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Full list of BAFTA Film Award winners

News Simon Brew Feb 11, 2013

Argo, Ben Affleck, Les Miserables, Quentin Tarantino, Skyfall and Daniel Day-Lewis all prevail at the BAFTAs...

Last night saw us Brits muscle in on the annual movie gong giving spectacle, in a ceremony where traditionally British films are over-rewarded, and Twitter tends to spoil the results in advance (given that the television broadcast takes place a little while after the ceremony itself).

The BAFTAs returned then, with Stephen Fry (along with added facial hair) hosting. And the whole shebang did little to remove the suspicion that Argo may be on course for the top prize at the Oscars later this month. It won Best Film, as well as taking home a Best Director gong for Ben Affleck. The prizes will sit in pride of place, no doubt next to his Best Film award from, er, Den Of Geek. Ahem.

It's all but certain that you can
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Big Win for "Argo," Ben Affleck! Oh Yes, and "Skyfall!"

Ben Affleck's "Argo" is not only being celebrated in the U.S., it has also been receiving love abroad particularly at the recently concluded BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television), the U.K. equivalent to the Oscars.

"Argo" took home the Best Film of the Year trophy, as well as the Best Director Award for Affleck. Once again, take that Academy -- the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, that is...

In the acting categories, Daniel Day-Lewis won for "Lincoln" (surprise, surprise), while Emmanuelle Riva (love her!!!!) won the Best Actress award for "Amour." Now, call me crazy, but I have a sneaky feeling that Riva will win the Best Actress Oscar as well. She's beloved, a classic, an icon, a legend -- everything a Best Actress Oscar winner should be!

In the supporting acting categories, my favorite, Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress
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And The BAFTA Goes To Argo – Ben Affleck Movie Takes Best Film, Editing, Director; Les MISÉRABLES Wins Four

On Sunday the Ee British Academy Film Awards were held at London’s Royal Opera House and hosted by the always delightful Stephen Fry. The show was televised here in the States on BBC America. In a continuation of what Awards watchers have witnessed over the past weeks, Argo was named Best Film, Ben Affleck won the Director BAFTA and the film also took the Editing award.

Les Misérables did win four BAFTAs for Production Design, Sound, Make Up & Hair and Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.

Amour won the award for Film Not in the English Language and Emmanuelle Riva won Leading Actress. Leading Actor was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor for his performance in Django Unchained and the film’s writer/director Quentin Tarantino won the Original Screenplay BAFTA.

Outstanding British Film and Original Music were awarded to Skyfall. Life of Pi won
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“Life of Pi” wins 2 BAFTAs

“Life of Pi” wins 2 BAFTAs
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, shot in India with an Indian cast, won two BAFTAs: Best Cinematography for Claudio Miranda and Special Visual Effects. Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma, who was nominated for the Rising Star award up for public voting, lost it to British actress Juno Temple.

Argo won the Best Film while Ben Affleck won the Best Director BAFTA for the film. Michael Haneke’s Amour won in the ‘Film not in English Language’ category.

Complete list of winners:

Best Film: Argo

Director: Ben Affleck (Argo)

Leading Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Leading Actress: Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino(Django Unchained)

Adapted Screenplay: David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Film Not in the English Language: Amour

Original Music: Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

Cinematography: Life Of Pi (Claudio Miranda)

Outstanding British Film: Skyfall
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Riva Among Precious Few non-Hollywood, non-Anglo-American British Academy Winners

British Academy Awards 2013: As in past years, strong Hollywood presence The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the (mostly Hollywood-made and/or co-produced and/or distributed) BAFTA 2013 winners. For starters, as mentioned in the previous Alt Film Guide article, the Warner Bros. release Argo took home BAFTAs for Best Picture, Best Director (Ben Affleck), and Best Editor (William Goldenberg). (Pictured above: The Avengers star and British Academy Award presenter Tom Hiddleston on the red carpet.) American auteurs David O. Russell and Quentin Tarantino won the screenplay awards in, respectively, the adapted and original categories for two movies distributed by The Weinstein Company in North America: the comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook and the violent, socially conscious period comedy-drama Django Unchained. In addition, Django earned Christoph Waltz his second British Academy Award -- Waltz's first win, also as Best Supporting Actor, was for another Tarantino effort, Inglourious Basterds
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2013 BAFTA Awards: The Show, The Winners

Honoring the best in the biz, the 2013 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) took place in London, England earlier this evening (February 10).

During the event held inside the historic Royal Opera House, many stars walked home with big trophies including the cast and producers of "Argo" who took home the award for Best Film.

Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Riva was names Best Actress for her role in "Amour", while Daniel Dawy-Lewis took home Best Actor for his work in "Lincoln."

Other winners included "Skyfall" taking home Best British Film and Anne Hathaway taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress, while Juno Temple took home the Rising Star Award and Ben Affleck took home the prize for Best Director.

See below for the complete list of 2013 BAFTA winners:

Best Film

Winner Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

Les MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

Life Of Pi Gil Netter,
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The BAFTA Winners List Announced

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The ceremony is over here in London, bringing together some of the finest and most talented people in the film industry under the same roof for one night. The BAFTAs are this country’s highest honour in film, and they have handed out their awards for the 66th time to those whom they deem the most deserving in the past year in film.

And since Ben Affleck is one of my favourite filmmakers of all time, I have been in a brilliant mood tonight, because he’s won (and very much earned) Best Director for Argo, and taken home the Best Film prize alongside his co-producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. If you haven’t yet seen Argo, I can’t recommend enough how much you should see it as soon as possible.

If you were following Jon’s liveblog, or if you watched the BBC’s almost-live coverage of tonight’s proceedings,
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