BAFTA Preview of Metro Manila, plus Guest Q&A at Cornerhouse, Manchester

Cornerhouse welcomes director Sean Ellis and actor Jake Macapagal for a special preview of Metro Manila followed by a post-screening Q&A. Written and Directed by Sean Ellis (The Broken, Cashback, Academy Award Nominee for his short Cashback) Metro Manila won the Audience Award for World Cinema at Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

New Film Release: Morrisey 25 Live

This week sees the release of Morrisey 25 Live, James Russell’s feature film that celebrates 25 years of the cult icon’s prolific solo career.

Interview with Director of Film and Video Umbrella Steven Bode

Steven Bode has been the Director of Film and Video Umbrella for 20 years. Formed in the very early days of moving image artworks, the company have played an important role in promoting moving image as an art form.

Architecture on Film: From Smith to Sottsass, London

The Architecture Foundation’s leading series of cinema, documentary and art enters its fifth year and this Autumn the foundation screens a showcase of 14 short films across two curated presentations.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol

This September Encounters returns to Bristol to showcase the very best of short film and animation from across the globe. Running 17-22 September, the event captures a snapshot of the most interesting emerging talent on the big screen.

Foxfire: Confessions of A Girl Gang

Joyce Carol Oates’ story of political disillusionment, feminine power and the naïvety of youth is brought to the screen once again by French director Laurent Cantet. The title of Laurent Cantet’s latest film, Foxfire?, is almost onomatopoeic, catching the essence of a group of young women, beautiful and formidable at once.

The Artist and The Model

Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba’s latest film, The Artist and The Model,? examines the relationship between artist Marc Cros and his model, Mercè, against the backdrop of World War II. The dynamic between an artist and his or her model is integral to the history of Western art.

Lees Rooney: High Voltage Acts of Kindness

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, Lees Rooney is a collaborative partnership between poet/ writer Janet Lees and photographer/ videographer Rooney.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late (26 July)

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This Friday (26 July) a special programme of films from the 2012 festival will be screened at the V&A, London, for the Friday Late event.

Savings, Daan den Houter’s Performance Video from the Aesthetica Art Prize

Fascinated by the influence of the subconscious mind, Daan den Houter explores the way we modify and perceive the world and art. In pursuing this aim, den Houter seeks to bring multiple contradictory subjects together in the same single work, which results in pieces that are in conflict with themselves.

Cleaning Up, a film by Simon and Thomas Guerrier

Simon and Thomas Guerrier’s award-winning thriller Cleaning Up staring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson is now available to buy from bigfinish.com.

The Floating Cinema, London

The Floating Cinema returns to London with a new programme entitled Extra-Ordinary.

Ben Wheatley: New Models for Film

A Field in England, the fourth feature film from british director Ben Wheatley, is a visceral experience; a psychedelic period drama that utterly immerses its audience.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival at V&A Friday Late (28 June)

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking. This Friday a special programme of films from the 2012 festival will be screened at the V&A, London, for the Friday Late event.

Review of Sixto Rodriguez at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

The 66th British Academy Film Awards ceremony on February 10, 2013 announced Searching for Sugar Man as the Best Documentary of the Year. It is a touching and highly-emotional documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul about the search for the man famed for his song Sugar Man.

Interview with the director of Secret Cinema, Fabien Riggall

Taking cinema out of the safe confines of the movie theatre has long been a catalyst of excitement and wonder.

Interview with Katarzyna Klimkiewicz: Director of Flying Blind

Since her success at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for her first directional feature debut; Flying Blind, Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz’s is creating a stir in the film world.

Review of Asymmetrical Cinema, London

Asymmetrical Cinema is a fitting title for the unsettling cacophony of noise and image currently on show at Beaconsfield. Curated by Dale Holmes and Kirsten Cooke under the moniker Material Conjectures, this is a highly visceral exhibition that probes the physical and psychological impact of mass media, film and television.

Notes from the Underground, Short Film from ASFF

Directed by Lukas Demgenski and produced by Valerie Hanson, Notes from the Underground is a 10 minute documentary on the people who run the London underground system which revolutionised transport and mobility within a dense highly populated city.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 Cinema on a Grand Scale

Established over 60 years ago, the Edinburgh International Film Festival searches for the world’s best emerging filmmakers, while also providing a rich platform for discussion. International cinema, from independent shorts and feature-length blockbusters to thought-provoking documentaries and experimental artists’ film, is flourishing.