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The BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series 2014 in association with The JJ Charitable Trust. British writer and actress Emma Thompson gives the second lecture in the series at the BFI Southbank on 20 September 2014. Chaired by Jeremy Brock. Other write

Event: EE British Academy Film AwardsDate: Sun 8 February 2015Venue: Royal Opera HouseHost: Stephen Fry-Area: BACKSTAGE STUDIO PORTRAITS

Event; BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Kate WinsletVenue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHost: Briony Hanson

Phantom Thread

Vox Popular

In August, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it was introducing a new Popular Film category at the Oscars. After a media and public outcry, the Academy then decided to withdraw this category, determining it “merits further study”. However, the initial ire directed at the award provokes a curious question: what does the term ‘popular film’ mean? Filmmaker and writer Jon Spira lends his voice to the argument, both in definition and the impact it has on the broader film landscape.


Focus on... Stunt Performance

Stunts have been a part of filmmaking almost since the very beginning of the art form. The best ones can drop jaws of the most jaded cinema-goers, the less death-defying ones often go unnoticed. But they should all be applauded, whether small or large scale, because stunt performance is a risky business, even with the best safety precautions. While CGI may have made large scale action sequences easier to depict, there’s nothing quite like a good practical stunt to blow an audience’s mind. Words by Stuart Barr