Now Showing: A Group Exhibition of Artists’ Film, Carroll / Fletcher, London

Carroll / Fletcher’s current exhibition Now Showing is conceived as a journey that explores the fundamental elements constituting filmmaking.

Cinematheque Tangier: Yto Barrada, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Yto Barrada lives and works in New York and Tangier. Her artistic practice involves engaging her local community in Tangier with its own cultural history, most visibly by the renovation of a 1930s movie palace in the heart of the city.

Al Pacino Retrospective at BFI Southbank: February – March 2014

The illustrious career of Al Pacino, one of the world’s most popular living screen and stage actors, will be celebrated at BFI Southbank with a series of special screenings throughout February and March.

Isaac Julien: Vagabondia, Tate Modern, 4 February

Filmed in the Sir John Soane Museum in London, Isaac Julien’s Vagabondia (2000) is a movie in which curation meets choreography. Through fluid camera movements and a sensuous attention to lighting, Julien brings to life a haunting collection of buried stories and hidden histories in a world of shadows, mirrors and frames-within-frames.

Under the Sun: The Films of Rose Lowder, Tate Modern, 17 – 18 January

This January, Tate Modern presents the vibrant, luscious works of Rose Lowder. Spanning 20 years of the artist’s celebrated filmmaking, the films on show will explore our relationship with and impact upon the natural world, through images of blossoms, orchards, insects and meadows.

The Night of the Hunter is Re-released in Cinemas Nationwide

American masterpiece The Night of the Hunter has been restored and will be back in UK cinemas from 13 January. Working alongside cinematographer Stanley Cortez, Charles Laughton produced a haunting and beautiful visual narrative, and his only film as a director.

BAFTA Film Awards 2014: Nominations Announced

The list of BAFTA nominees was announced by actors Helen McCrory and Luke Evans this morning, ahead of the ceremony which will take place on 16 February.

BAFTA Events – January and February Highlights

BAFTA has a year-round programme of events that offers audiences access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through screenings and interviews, masterclasses and panel discussions.

The Quay Brothers, EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 15 December 2013 – 9 March 2014

The Quay Brothers are influential stop-motion animators, internationally renowned for their inventive, other-worldly films that merge objects, puppets and people from real life with gloomy fantasies and haunted visions.

Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Exploitation movies were low-budget feature films, usually considered to be of low moral or artistic merit. Regardless, conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin has now produced an entirely new film of this genre for Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 Opens for Entries!

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 is open for entries, inviting submissions from filmmakers who are driving the genre of film with innovative and inspirational works.

Aesthetica Gift Guide

There is still plenty of time to get some last minute shopping in and we’ve got lots of ideas to help you out. Whoever you’re buying for we’ve got a multitude of suggestions that are bound to enhance the following year and offer new cultural opportunities.

Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future, Dubai International Film Festival

Six short films written and directed by young and talented Iraqi directors are featuring in the Dubai International Film Festival special section, Iraq Legacy: Children of Future.

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With the days getting colder and the nights drawing in, what better way to stay warm this winter than curling up with a selection of films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013? 2013’s ASFF was sensational with over 300 outstanding films being screened throughout the weekend of 7-10 November.

Win Three Colours Trilogy on Blu Ray

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy on Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, representing the three colours of the French flag, is now available for the first time on Blu Ray. The polish director released the three films during the 1990s and along with The Decalogue and The Double Life of Véronique, are the works for which he is best known.

World Premiere of Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girl at Dubai International Film Festival

In recent years a pioneering generation of international filmmakers has arisen that seeks to create new film projects able to become successful cinema hits apart from the traditional formula combining big budgets and popular film stars.

Review of Artists’ Film International, Istanbul

An intriguing showcase of video art and short film finds its way to Istanbul this winter under the annual programme of Artists’ Film International: a curated collection of moving images from global artists.

Bold Expressions of Creativity: ICA’s New Series of Random Acts Films Commissioned by Channel 4

The ICA launches its new programme of short artists’ films today as part of the Random Acts project in association with Channel 4. Random Acts is a short-form daily arts strand on Channel 4, first launched in 2011.

Discover Arab Cinema, BFI, London

Arab cinema is celebrated in a specially curated programme, Discover Arab Cinema, at BFI for an entire year. The season combines contemporary Arab films with classics from the past, and includes shorts and feature length films.

Silent Shakespeare, St James Theatre, 1 December

Silent Shakespeare is a unique and rare opportunity to see seven silent films of Shakespeare plays, collected from around the world and produced between 1899 and 1911.

Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, starring Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe, co-writer and star of Ben Wheatley’s acclaimed black comedy Sightseers, joined us at ASFF 2013 to share her expertise on screenwriting. Working in British comedy for years, she has been part of some of the UK’s best loved comedies such as Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, The Mighty Boosh and Black Books.