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BFI LFF Screening: When You Think You Know How It Ends


Meet the doppelgängers, the outcasts and the weirdos.

Sunday 06 October 2019 17:50 / Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1

Tuesday 08 October 2019 15:15 / Vue West End, Screen 4

From encounters in the unlikeliest of places in the city you sleep in, to the brightest of days in places you’ll never visit in a supernatural world.

Programmed by Elaine Wong

Total running time 106 min

This is a 18+ screening. Content warning: This programme contains explicit content and themes, including violence and graphic images.

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2:00 PM14:00

Encounters Film Festival: Get Funded - Short Docs


Presented by BFI Doc Society this convening of friendly short-form commissioners explores opportunities to get financial (and other) support for your short documentary idea. What makes for a stand-out creative doc, how do you get access to funds and commissions, how do application processes vary and what to expect (and prepare for) if you get the green-light. With plenty of room for you questions, this is a great opportunity to dig deep with those on the funding frontline. 

With BFI Doc Society, Calling the Shots (New Creatives), NOWNESS and others to be announced. 

Moderated by Elaine Wong.

Watershed - Waterside 3
1 Canons Road

September 25, 2019, 2:00 - 3:29 PM

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1:30 PM13:30

The Smalls: The Life of a BAFTA-winning Short Film

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The Life of a BAFTA-winning Short Film

Earlier this year, 73 Cows won a BAFTA for best British Short Film. Director Alex Lockwood, talks us through the life cycle of the film from initial concept through script development, funding and production to getting the film in front of festival programmers and audiences. Join us for practical insights into navigating the often perilous journey from script to screen.

Moderated by Elaine Wong.

Truman Brewery, Saturday 7th September, 13:30-14:30

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3:00 PM15:00

Moving Image as a Medium. Hosted by Elephant Magazine


Join us for a panel discussion with Dr Cliff Lauson (Hayward Gallery), Tiffany Leung (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art) and Katy Wan (Tate Modern), moderated by Elaine Wong (BFI) exploring the development of moving image as a medium in East Asia, its diaspora and beyond.

'Moving Image as a Medium' is the first panel discussion part of the public programme of Dreams, illusions, phantom flowers, a collaborative project between Elephant and Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong/Shanghai) running at Elephant West from 13 - 28 April 2019.

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6:30 PM18:30

Content vs. technology — XR’s false polarity? Hosted by Trajectory Theatre


The first in the ‘Trajectory Talks’ series will explore the nuances of a topic that has long fallen into platitudes and empty conjecture.

Does the answer to broadening audiences for XR lie with content, or technology? It's a challenging binary choice, but it's also potentially limiting.

We’ll unpack the arguments through lively discussion to reach a collective understanding of what a successful content-driven ecosystem looks like.

Four people from across the arts and tech space will frame the discourse, before we open up to a ‘fishbowl’ discussion where everyone has the opportunity to share their views and experiences. You are all experts, so we’ll hear from as many of you as we can.

Moderated by Elaine Wong.

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2:00 PM14:00

Watersprite Film Festival: Fear and Film - The Politics of Horror


The emotional power of film and television can be a forceful political tool: fear can be used for more than simply terrorising audiences, but to induce social commentary on anything from the race relations explored in 2017's Get Out, to the sinister impact of modern technology portrayed in Black Mirror.

Join us for a discussion of the horror genre in its broadest sense: the panel will explore the ways in which fear is theoretically and practically approached by filmmakers and what this says about ways we respond to and find purpose in visual culture in the modern day.

The panel will be chaired by Elaine Wong and we are delighted to be joined by Tom de VilleMatthew Holness and Jimmy Dean.

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