Broadway

Notice Board

Mon 01 Dec

Broadway is seeking to recruit board members.

Over the last decade, under the governance of a dedicated board of volunteer directors, Broadway has become one of the most successful independent regional film and cross art centres in the UK, and is set to continue growing and developing over the next decade. A registered educational charity, Broadway is now looking to recruit several additional members to its board, to bring skills, knowledge and connections where we need them, and to bring further innovation and fresh thinking to the team who have helped it prosper so far.

Please contact Melissa Gueneau m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk or write to Board Recruitment, FAO Melissa Gueneau, Broadway, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL and we will send you a briefing note and details about how you can apply. The deadline for the return of nominations and proposals will be the 9th January 2015.

Tue 25 Nov

Mayhem to journey through Sci-fi with The Created Woman

Mayhem Film Festival, in partnership with Film Hub Central East and the BFI's nationwide Sci-Fi programme 'Days of Fear and Wonder', present 'The Created Woman' - a three-day journey into Sci-Fi with screenings, events and discussions, on 5-7 December at Broadway.

Through Sci-Fi classics and some under-the-radar gems and with a range of contributors including writers and filmmakers, alongside the Mayhem team, this season will offer a chance to review and re-assess the idea of the created woman – a recurring theme within the genre, through creating the “perfect” woman, creation gone wrong, constructing wives and daughters through to conjuring of the woman.

Co-curated by London Film Festival Programme Advisor, Sarah Lutton, and Mayhem Co-Directors, Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil, the season will include screenings of Frankenstein Created Woman, Weird Science, Metropolis, The Stepford Wives, Solaris (1972 and 2002), and Cherry 2000. The Broadway Lounge will be transformed into the Sci-Fi Salon, hosting a series of free screenings including Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, The Bride of Frankenstein, Metropolis 2001, Teknolust and Westworld.

All screenings will be introduced; each contributor sharing their passion for Sci-Fi and discussing ideas of the created woman. An informal discussion event 'Robot Women and Created Wives', also held in the Sci-Fi Salon, will complete the season.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director and The Created Woman Co-Programmer, says: "As part of an exciting science fiction strand we've put together an amazing programme of cult science fiction cinema. There is something for everyone, from big budget classics like Solaris and Westworld to low budget insanity with Cherry 2000 and the Tilda Swinton-starring Teknolust, from Hammer films to silent masterpieces like Metropolis, but what we want to do with this season is look a little deeper at one of the most enduring themes of the science fiction film, the creation of artificial life and specifically 'The Created Woman'. From the early days of the genre the theme of 'building' women has been key... and these women have been at the centre of the story, from John Hughes' 80s hit Weird Science through to creepy classic The Stepford Wives."

Tickets for all cinema screenings are £5 and currently on sale. Screenings and events in our Sci-Fi Salon (our Lounge) are free. To book tickets and to find out more information, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/groups/the_created_woman

Join us on our journey into Sci-Fi and get involved in the conversation on Facebook at http://bit.ly/thecreatedwoman and on Twitter using #TheCreatedWoman

Mon 24 Nov

Opportunity: Film Exhibition, Distribution & Sales Trainee Scheme

FEDS - FILM EXHIBITION, DISTRIBUTION & SALES TRAINEE SCHEME [#filmFEDS]

Do you love film and want to gain crucial industry experience?

Are you interested in how a film finds the right audience?

The FEDS trainee scheme aims to recruit a majority of candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as these groups are underrepresented in the film industry. The scheme also seeks to recruit a high proportion of females and those who consider themselves to be disabled.

The ICO are looking to recruit 12 ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display these attributes:

· Passion for film

· Excellent written and spoken communication skills

· Basic IT skills

· Ability to work as part of a team

· A desire to learn

Trainees will undertake an office-based placement in a film distribution, independent exhibition (including Broadway, Nottingham) or international sales company. As well as gaining hands-on experience of working in the film industry, the trainee placements will be enhanced with fortnightly classroom-based learning to provide the trainees with a brilliant general overview of the film industry.

What's involved?

· Placements will commence in January 2015 and run until October 2015 (9 months).

· Placements at distribution and international sales companies will take place in London due to the nature of the film industry, but placements in independent exhibition will take place in Edinburgh, Sheffield and Nottingham.

· Trainees will work fulltime (defined as 35 hours per week) in host companies, and one day a fortnight they need to attend classroom sessions with the other trainees (location TBC in central London) which will further enhance their employability skills and knowledge of the film industry.

· Trainees will be paid a monthly training allowance equivalent to the London Living Wage (this is £262.50 per week and is exempt from tax and National Insurance).

· Trainees will be entitled to at least 10 days annual leave subject to agreement with their host organisation.

· Travel bursaries will be available to help trainees based outside of London make visits to the above sessions.

Trainees must...

· Be new entrants to the film industry i.e. not have more than twelve months industry work experience be it continuous or discontinuous / paid or unpaid.

· Be UK residents and eligible to work in the UK.

Apply and find out more

http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/training/feds

Please note deadline to apply is 8am, Monday 1 December.

This scheme is delivered in partnership with the Film Distributors' Association (FDA) and Film Export UK. It has been funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.


Tue 04 Nov

Our website is now mobile optimised

Our website is now optimised for all mobile devices whether you're on iPhone or Android, so you can check our programme and news, and buy tickets on the go. And there is still no fee for booking online.

Fri 24 Oct

Additional guests for MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT

We're excited to announce cast members Sam Keeley, Johnny Harris and Joe Dempsie will be joining editor Richard Graham for our screening of MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT as part of Mayhem Film Festival. Director Tom Green will no longer be attending the festival but the rest of the crew will take part in a post-screening Q&A. Tickets are still available here and going fast >> http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_monsters_dark_continent_plus_qanda

Fri 24 Oct

BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder comes to Film Hub Central East

Film Hub Central East, led by Broadway and Cambridge Film Trust, have revealed a collaborative programme of screenings and events to take place in the Central East region this autumn, as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

Between September and December, audiences will have a chance to discover and take part in a spectacular one-of-a-kind season and celebration of Sci-Fi presented by the Hub in collaboration with Hub members across the region. Workshops, discussions, and screenings of titles exclusive to the BFI’s season will aim to engage dialogue and offer a unique perspective on the Sci-Fi genre.

In Milton Keynes, the Independent Cinema Milton Keynes at the MK Gallery will present Don’t Panic!, 12 consecutive weekly special events between October and December, exploring classic and modern Sci-Fi films, working with musicians, artists, workshop leaders and science lecturers.

Also in Milton Keynes, Bletchley Park will host Station X on 8 November – a full day of immersive screenings and themed workshops.

In Norfolk, Creative Arts East and their Village Screen network will reach out to six venues in the county’s rural community to present high quality screenings of Sci-Fi titles including A Trip to the Moon. The screenings will take place between October and December.

In Nottingham, Sci-Fact will take over the spectacular Keighton Auditorium at the University of Nottingham on 25 October with a screening of Gattaca, day of talks and live experiments intended to help audiences understand the science behind the fiction, de-bunk myths, and see how film has influences scientific thinking. Throughout the day, Sci-Fact will explore the themes of time travel, genetics and cloning, climate change, contagion, and many others.

Also in Nottingham, Mayhem Film Festival in partnership with Associate Programme Sarah Lutton, will explore the theme of The Created Woman over a three-day event, taking place at Broadway. Through screenings of classic and contemporary sci-fi titles, including Metropolis, The Stepford Wives and Solaris, and discussion panels, the event will approach the themes of creating the “perfect” woman, creation gone wrong and the “monstrous” woman, wives and daughters, and conjuring the woman.

Finally, working in partnership with Hollywood Cinemas, Abbeygate Cinema, and Broadway Letchworth, the Hub will be presenting over 40 high quality screenings of Sci-Fi titles in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Fakenham, Letchworth, and Dereham.

Eleanor Thornley, Film Hub Central East Manager, says: “Film Hub Central East is excited to announce our involvement in Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder, we are so happy to be giving local audiences the chance to engage in national moments such as this.“

For more information about Film Hub Central East and the full programme of Sci-Fi activities, please visit http://filmhub.broadway.org.uk/

Sat 18 Oct

Customer notice: Russell Brand event 23 October

We have had a few enquiries over the past few days and we just wanted to clarify that the Guardian Live event with Russell Brand on Thursday 23 October is a live by satellite broadcast of a conversation between Russell Brand and Owen Jones in London. The event appears under our Live by Satellite section in our brochure and we have also amended the copy on our website to make things clearer.

We are sorry if this has caused any inconvenience. If you need any more information please feel free to contact us.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway.

Fri 17 Oct

Bobby Lockwood, Louisa Connolly-Burnham and Lis Steele to join Teen Mayhem Wolfblood panel

Mayhem Film Festival have confirmed three additional members of the cast and crew will join the Wolfblood panel taking place on Saturday 25 October at Broadway as part of Teen Mayhem.

Bobby Lockwood (Rhydian), fresh from winning BBC One’s Tumble, Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Shannon), and Executive Producer, Lis Steele, will be joining the CBBC-hit creator Debbie Moon, and co-star Kedar Williams-Stirling (Tom) for the exclusive event, which will include the screening of one episode from the show followed by an extensive Q&A.

The event is part of Teen Mayhem, a day of fantasy, horror and sci-fi dedicated to pre-teens and young teenagers. Including SFX make-up workshops, special screenings of Japanese anime Patema Inverted (U) and Joe Dante’s The Hole (12A) in 3D, as well as the Wolfblood panel, Teen Mayhem marks the start of Mayhem X, a one-of-a-kind ten-day celebration of genre TV and cinema, coinciding with Mayhem Film Festival’s 10th anniversary.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director, says: "We all fell in love with horror, science fiction and fantasy when we were younger and Teen Mayhem is a chance for those younger fans to really indulge their passion. It allows them to learn more about the genre, have fun and meet fellow fans, as well as to meet the team responsible for one of CBBC's biggest hit series, Wolfblood, to learn the craft of horror make-up and to catch a couple of really stunning films."

Tickets and day passes for Teen Mayhem are now available at http://www.broadway.org.uk/groups/teen_mayhem. If considering the day pass please note The Hole is certificated 12A and therefore recommended for children aged 12 or above. Films classified 12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.

Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery. For more information about Mayhem please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 13 Oct

Applications now open for BFI Film Academy at Broadway

Broadway is proud to be a Regional Delivery Partner for the BFI’s Film Academy Network for the third year running.

The BFI Film Academy gives talented young people with a passion for film, from all backgrounds across England, the opportunity to be part of the future film industry.

Broadway is looking for 18 young people aged 16-19 to take part in an intensive three-month “Experience Film” programme, taking place at Broadway in evenings and at weekends between 12 January and 5 March 2015. The programme will spread over about 75 hours of activity encompassing practical filmmaking and developing an understanding of film theory and the film industry, alongside the production of short films.

The BFI Film Academy delivered by Broadway is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart a career in the film industry.

Former BFI Film Academy participant Dan, 20, said: "I have benefited tremendously from the tutelage I received as part of the BFI Film Academy. The skills I gained have allowed me to work on a number of professional productions with confidence. This course has taken me a step closer to achieving my ambition of writing and directing feature films."


Sophie, 18, also enjoyed her experience at the Academy: I joined BFI Film Academy simply because I loved filmmaking, and working with a group of like-minded people on a project that was bigger than anything I’d done previously allowed me to develop technically and expand creatively; an experience I absolutely loved being part of”

Applications are now open until Friday 21 November at 5PM. For more information and to apply for the programme, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/bfi_film_academy

Fri 03 Oct

Win goodies with LE JOUR SE LEVE and I.B. Tauris

To celebrate the re-release of Marcel Carné's Le Jour se Lève, now with new, previously censored scenes, the lovely folks at I.B. Tauris and the ICO have given us a few copies of Ben McCann's Le Jour se Lève: French Film Guide to give away.

Ben McCann's Le jour se lève: French Film Guide is an authoritative and entertaining exploration of one of French cinema's most important films, uncovering a work that deeply divided critics at a time of national crisis, while encapsulating very exact expressions of 1930s French film culture, ideology, and practice

To enter our competition and perhaps win one of the books, simply drop us an email at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk with your name and address.

You can read author Ben McCann talks about Le Jour se Lève here.

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 9 October. Good luck!