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British Film Institute Unveils New Five-Year Plan

The British Film Institute has unveiled its much-anticipated five-year Future Plan, which they’ve dubbed Film Forever and which spells out a comprehensive blueprint for public film policy in the UK over the next five years. With a substantial chunk of change to invest--roughly £50 million a year--the primary targets are developing creative talent and audiences outside of London, more investment in film production and development and the continuing heritage conversion of worthy British films into digital format.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • October 3, 2012 11:41 AM
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Newell's 'Great Expectations' with Bonham-Carter, Irvine & Fiennes Will Close BFI London Film Festival

Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" will close the 56th BFI London Film Festival on October 21. Adapted by David Nicholls, the film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 30, 2012 11:17 AM
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'Frankenweenie' Opening BFI London Fest Along with Burton's Traveling 'Art Of' Exhibition [Video]

Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will go to London to open the 56th BFI London Film Festival on October 10, marking its European premiere. The opening night red carpet and screening will be broadcast live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI IMAX as well as thirty screens in the UK.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 23, 2012 12:23 PM
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Complete List of Sight & Sound's Critics' Polls Now Online - Who Voted, and For Which Films?

After the news a couple of weeks ago that Hitchcock's "Vertigo" dethroned Welles' "Citizen Kane" as the greatest film of all time in Sight & Sound's poll, the magazine has posted the complete list of critics' choices on its website. The list can be perused by critics' top 250 consensus, individual films and individual voters.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 17, 2012 9:16 PM
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