Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Funding for film makers

The Just So Film Fund is a film fund created to support the next generation of filmmakers and champion creativity within short form documentary.
In this narrow but crowded space, we know how hard it is for filmmakers to find & develop a creative voice. This is an opportunity to experiment, to push the boundaries, to think about the way films are told & present true-life in bold and interesting ways.
During 2016 the Fund will award 12 grants of up to £5,000 to filmmakers with untold stories and will also provide those films with a home on the Postcards platform. Three will be green-lit at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2016 and the remaining will be commissioned over the course of the year from online submissions.

https://sheffdocfest.com/articles/351-postcards-in-partnership-with-just-so


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Sunday, December 06, 2015

‘Reykjavik Rising’ - the movie about Iceland rising up against the bankers

After nearly three years of work ‘Reykjavik Rising’ is finally being released. The documentary tells the stories of some of the different uprisings in Iceland following the economic crisis in 2008. It was premiered at the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival in July 2015.

You can watch the full film here: https: https://vimeo.com/137681736

Synopsis:

In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”.

In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path.

Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a constitution that had been created through a popular grassroots movement. Through this we explore the Icelanders' story of their nation and their revolution but also what lessons can be learned globally from their experiences.

In light of a growing international trend towards grassroots movements crossing over into mainstream politics. This documentary is a timely portrayal of one such movement and their struggle to change the face of democracy. 





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