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Still not convinced it's a real festival but this came through for Vandella Day this morning, for the Berlin Flash Film Festival's "annual" event. ... See MoreSee Less

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John McCourtI think I took the joke as far as it would go, Keith 😉

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Mark TaylorJust seen him at Phoenix. He's going to be at Seven Five tomorrow.

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Any advice gratefully received. 'Hands' been accepted for the Paris Lift Off online (note 'online'), while I put it in intending for live screening section. They run both. They sell it to me as a 'runner -up' prize. They say that it will only be on for a week but give no indication of any protection and i'm concerned about downloading. Also, they will place it on their 'Vimeo On Demand' and make it clear the Festival will retain all the proceeds. My intention is to do a year's worth of circuit to let it find its level before going near the net and if there is some monetary gain, surely some should go to the filmmaker. Tempted to withdraw from Festival. I must notify by middle of next week. Any thoughts welcome, please. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eve HardingPersonally I would withdraw. I take it that there is/was some fine print somewhere stating that the submission of your film was also a handing over of the rights of the film. I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get here. Else I don't see how they have any right to make money off the back of something that legally belongs to you!

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Eve HardingOr if you don't feel it's right to be so hasty, send them an email with your concerns. I think you played the festival game very wisely by the way! 😉

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Michael LaneThanks Eve. They say I retain the rights. Copy and paste-'What control does Lift-Off have over my submission and screening rights during the festival? None. You can do whatever you want with your film during the festival, before or after - we don't care about that sort of thing, it's your film!

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Michael LaneHowever, then 'rights' become vacuous. I can do what I want but they want to include it in their Vimeo on demand for their benefit and put on line too. its too dismissive of the whole idea of ownership and I feel uncomfortable. It is a genuine festival- they are a big organisation but am unsure. Thanks for your attention. Appreciated.

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Eve Harding"we don't care about that sort of thing" hmmm well thanks, because as the owner of the film, I'm sure you do lol. You feel uncomfortable, so I'd listen to your gut.

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Keith AllottPlacing on line, earning mony from your work but you retain the rights. I'd withdraw.

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Michael LaneThank you , 7/5. Keith and Eve. Always good to have an informed second opinion. I will do so with regret.

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Looking to create a filmmakers focus group to find out drectly what support/facilities filmmakers are looking for in the city and what more Phoenix could do, funding dependent. Date is Thursday 26 Oct 6pm-7pm and there will be pastries. let me know if you'd like to attend via alexzandra.jackson@phoenix.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a few extras/aliens for @ridlaa new music video. Filming in a secret location in Oadby this Sat. Anyone interested? ... See MoreSee Less

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Eve HardingKevin Greet Dave Morris Roger Emmanuel Rajnish Sharma Sounds like fun! Up for it? 🙂

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Roger EmmanuelInterested! What time?

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Eve HardingThomas Tyrrell? What time?

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Roger EmmanuelFFS! What time!!!!!!

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Fonz Christiewhy not

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Rajnish SharmaYep, sounds good. I'm on board 🙂

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Thomas TyrrellIt would be from approx 12pm

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Keith Allott shared Badshoes Film's post to the group: Seven / Five.

We are very happy to be able to say that 'Girl A' has been chosen as part of the official selection at the Cardiff International Film Festival at the end of the month.

The festival will be held at the historical Pier Head Building in the heart of Cardiff Bay, Wales.

Big thanks to the Kickstarter funders and backers and huge congratulations to Jess, Betty, Kate, Jemimah, Sophie and all the cast and crew.
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We finished filming our new short Love You More today. Huge Courtie man-love to my awesome cast and crew, you guys and gals are empirically the BEST.

And now I have to not fuck it all up in the edit...
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After a shitty run of luck, it made a nice change to wake up this morning to the news that Vandella Day has been selected for the Cambodia Horrific Film Festival 😁

And now I better put some trousers on to go finish filming the new one.
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