Fifty Fifty are a privately owned post production house based in Central London and their managing director is a woman. So, yes, she is part of that 12% of lady MDs. Cara Kotschy, please stand up and take a bow… Read the full story
Anticipation is mounting for the 57th BFI London Film Festival, which runs from October 9-20 at cinemas all over our fair capital. BEV was keen to learn more about how this mammoth event works, so invited programmers Jemma Desai and Laure Bonville to share their Industry Insights… Read the full story
After a jam-packed festival weekend, Birds Eye View kicked off the final part of #BEV2013 with a documentary extravaganza at Hackney and BFI. A sell-out screening and panel discussion for the powerful GAZA CALLING and an evening of artistic exploration with I am Dora, we certainly know how to shake off the Monday back-to-work blues!
Another day, another breakfast – this time BAFTA played host to our first event of day three, with BEV’s international delegates joining BAFTA members and supporters including director Kim Longinotto and WFTV Chief Exec Kate Kinninmont among others for a morning of conversation and croissants. Filmmaker and journalist Kaleem Afthab hosted roundtable discussions addressing the audiences for and processes of filmmaking in the MENA region, and what there is to be shared with UK film production. You can read the highlights on BAFTA’s twitter feed - and huge thanks to them for a terrific and thought-provoking event.
To celebrate BEV’s screening of Susan Youssef‘s award-winning poetic love story Habibi (Darling, Something’s Wrong With You Head) at our closing night gala on 10 April, we decided to commission a particularly special blog piece for our lovely readers.
We asked the outstandingly talented and widely acclaimed poet Sabrina Mahfouz to compose us a poem in response to the film, and what a gem it is… We then spoke to Sarah Irving, a freelance writer and translator specialising in Palestine and the wider Middle East, to ask for her reflections on this cinematic treat. Read her guest review below! Read the full story
Writer/director Leila Kilani’s presents her audacious first feature in capitalist critique On The Edge, next Tuesday 9 April at Birds Eye View Film Festival. Rebecca Ellis, TV & Film Reviewer for Little White Lies, gives us a lowdown on the feature, winner of Best Film at Paris Film Festival.