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07 November 2007

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Birds Eye View

Press release below courtesy of the Birds Eye View festival

Birds Eye View is looking for documentaries, features, short films and more to screen at our 2008 Festival…

The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2008 will open on March 6th with 6 days of shorts, features, documentaries and special events, panels and parties. All events will be held at leading London film venues. Key events will involve celebrity presenters and guest speakers.

We are dedicating a strand of the festival to films made by women from developing countries and are looking for a variety of material to raise awareness of international issues affecting these countries and to showcase the artistic vision of female filmmakers living and working in these underrepresented corners of the world.

2007 saw the 3rd Birds Eye View Film Festival - by far our biggest yet, with 6 days of sell out screenings at key London film venues – the NFT, ICA and the Barbican, inspiring Q&A's with women directors from all around the world, masterclasses, special cross-arts events, parties, networking and exciting training programmes for emerging talent. For an overview of the 2007 festival programme, pictures etc please visit the festival website .

Awards will be presented to Best Feature, Best Film, Best Short Drama, Best Short Animation, Best Documentary, Best Newcomer and a Special Award for Innovation. Further awards tbc. Previous jury members include Juliet Stevenson, Sophie Fiennes, Penny Nagle (Director Shooting People), Wendy Ide (The Times) and Fiona Shaw. Previous winners in 2007 include Sherry Baby (Best Film, Dir. Laurie Collyer), Away From Her (Best Newcomer, Dir. Sarah Polley), Dreams and Desires: Family Ties (BBC Films Award for most Promising UK Talent, Dir. Joanna Quinn)

Fancy being a part of it?
If you’re a woman director, we’d love to see your work. Please send a screener (DVD) with English
subtitles of the film to the address below or email with any questions.
Attn: Hanna Keller, Birds Eye View, Unit 306, Aberdeen Centre, 22-24 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA, UK
T: 020 7704 6500 | F: 020 7704 9435

Deadline for International submissions - Monday November 12th 2007