Chris Menges BSC ASC

LABOUR OF LOVE Personal integrity defines the work of Chris Menges BSC ASC, whose storied career ranges from classic observationally-shot working class drama Kes to the Oscar-winning masterpiece of the Cambodian genocide The Killing Fields. The composer and conductor Herbert Menges introduced his son to West End theatre. “Going with him as a kid to … Read more

New BFI Filmography Reveals Story of UK Film from 1911–2017

The BFI recently launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema. A treasure trove of new information, the BFI Filmography is an ever-expanding record that draws on credits from over 10,000 films, from the first UK film released in cinemas in 1911 through to present day, and charts … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Come Together”

Come Together President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Come Together President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC This being my first President’s Perspective, it seems only right to kick-off with a huge thank you to our immediate past president, Barry Ackroyd BSC. I’ve known Barry for nearly 30 years and I guess you could say that, … Read more

Adam Scarth

All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth Filmography (so far): Daphne  (2016), Apostasy  (2016) When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? I knew from my teenage years that I wanted to work in film, but I didn’t know then what … Read more

BFI announces BFI2022 five year strategy for UK Film

BFI chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill recently launched BFI2022, a five-year strategic plan for UK film. BFI2022 builds on the foundations laid by Film Forever, to create the conditions for a vibrant, national film culture in which independent film is widely enjoyed as part of a thriving and diverse UK film industry, … Read more

Brits in the running at 69th Cannes Film Festival

The 69th Cannes Film Festival features an enticing line-up as a variety of hotly-anticipated movies from around the world are showcased during the annual carnival of cinema. The list includes interesting British fare from director Andrea Arnold, who seems like one to watch with her film American Honey, whilst Ken Loach gets tough on food-bank … Read more

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