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Tue 17 Jul

UK Cinema Association launches subtitling challenge fund

The UK Cinema Association, in partnership with the charity Action on Hearing Loss, has this week launched a Technology Challenge Fund intended to stimulate new innovations in the delivery of subtitling for people with hearing loss.

There are 11 million people with hearing loss across the UK, or around one in six of the population, a percentage which is expected to rise to one in five - or 15.6 million people - by 2035.

Over the last decade, the UK cinema sector has worked hard to meet the needs of deaf and hearing-impaired audiences, increasing the number of subtitled - or 'open caption' - screenings significantly. There are now over 1.500 subtitled screenings in UK cinemas every week.

While the industry believes that subtitled screenings offer the most accessible and inclusive way to meet the needs of deaf and hearing-impaired customers, the reluctance of the wider audience to attend such screenings means that providing more of these presents significant economic challenges,

Over the last few years, the Association has tracked the development of a number of 'closed caption' systems where subtitles are only seen by the individual audience member, via either a personal screen or a pair of specially-adapted glasses.

While some progress has been made in this regard, there has as yet been little significant take-up of these devices.

In an attempt to stimulate fresh thinking in this area, the Association - in partnership with the charity Action on Hearing Loss - has this week launched a Technology Challenge Fund with the aim of supporting the development of an inclusive technological solution that will allow people with hearing loss to enjoy a more integrated cinema experience.

In doing so, it wishes to cast the net of potential partners further than just the cinema sector to involve those working in the wider technology and academic sectors.

The fund is open to all individuals and companies - both UK and international based - who can demonstrate their capabilities in this field by completing the application form to attend the launch workshop.


More details on how to apply can be found here: https://www.cinemauk.org.uk/tcf-apply/.

The closing deadline for applications is Friday 28 September.

More information on the timelines and funding can be found on the Fund website or to request an information pack, please email the UK Cinema Association at info@cinemauk.org.uk

Wed 04 Jul

Win Muse merchandise courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing

Muse release their ambitious 'Drones World Tour' to cinemas worldwide - including Broadway - on July 12 for one night only, and we have some t-shirts and CDs to give away courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing.

We've got three copies of Muse's DRONES album, plus three Muse DRONES t-shirts to give away to our lucky winners.

To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to: competition@broadway.org.uk

Q: What was the name of Muse's debut studio album, released in 1999?

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Tickets are available now for MUSE: DRONES WORLD TOUR, screening for one night only on Thursday 12 July.

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Exclusive screenings will bring the globally renowned, multi-platinum-selling band and their Drones 'in the round' spectacular to the big screen.

Filmed and recorded over multiple tour dates in 2016, the 'Drones World Tour' will showcase Muse’s career-spanning hits including ‘Psycho’, ‘Madness’, ‘Uprising’, ‘Plug in Baby’, ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ and ‘Knights of Cydonia’ amongst others. The film contains never-before-seen special effects, perfectly complimenting the awe-inspiring level of creative stage production Muse fans have come to expect, ensuring the ultimate audio / visual sensory experience.

Alongside exclusive insight from the band talking about the creative concept, highlights of the show include autonomous Drones flying across the audience, giant projections and intricate, perfectly crafted LED laser works that create an eerie, dystopian world.

Thu 28 Jun

Apply now for our BFI Film Academy

Broadway is looking for 20 committed and passionate 16-19 year olds from all backgrounds to take part in our next BFI Film Academy, and be part of our future film industry. You don’t need any experience to apply, just lots of enthusiasm!

Our BFI Film Academy offers an inclusive and supportive experience through a twelve-week programme of practical and theoretical masterclasses delivered by respected film industry professionals. Students will receive first-hand accounts of, not only of what their jobs involve, but the journeys they took to get there.

AS A STUDENT OF THE FILM ACADEMY, YOU WILL:

· Make a short film as part of a team

· Get hands-on filmmaking practice to develop your practical knowledge and skills

· Delve into your own creative passions and interests in a supportive and dynamic environment

· Gain priceless one-to-one experience of working alongside respected industry professionals

· Watch a range of British and World cinema, from independent to specialised feature and short films

· Work towards an industry recognised NCFE ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ qualification.


Interested? To find out more and to apply, please click here.

Tue 12 Jun

Mayhem Film Festival open call for your scary shorts and launch of Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2018, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, premieres, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To buy an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem is also on the lookout for short films for its ever-popular Short Film Showcase. Ahead of its 14th edition, Mayhem will be accepting local, national and international entries, hoping to compile another selection of outstanding short films for what remains a much-loved part of the festival’s programme, and still one of its most popular screenings each year.

Now a four-day event, Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the short film selection still holds an important place in the festival’s schedule. Mayhem Film Festival continues to expand, welcoming more special guests, celebrating new and emerging talent, and highlighting bold and exciting new feature and short films from the dark edges of genre and beyond.

The call for short films is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry, for free, until midday on Friday 17 August. To submit your scary short, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October 2018. For more information about Mayhem, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

Mon 11 Jun

Win an exclusive MCQUEEN poster courtesy of Lionsgate

New documentary MCQUEEN is now showing here at Broadway, and we have an exclusive gold foil A3 poster to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of Lionsgate.

The film offers a vivid portrait of legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, "a spectacular visual album of his work and an achingly moving account of the incomplete life behind it" (Variety).

Lee Alexander McQueen ascended the ranks of the international fashion world quickly. Head designer of Givenchy at just 27, he went on to win the British Designer of the Year award four times, and excited the fashion world with his controversial and confrontational work, theatrical runway shows and daring designs. Through testimonials from his closest friends and family, MCQUEEN offers a vivid portrait of a tortured but inspired auteur’s work and persona.

For your chance to win, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to: competition@broadway.org.uk

Q: What age was Alexander McQueen when he became head designer at French fashion house Givenchy?

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Fri 01 Jun

Shots in the Dark Festival returns to Broadway for 2018 edition

Broadway Cinema and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature are reviving Nottingham’s International Crime, Mystery and Thriller Festival, Shots in the Dark, for a new edition taking place from 28 June – 1 July at Broadway.

Originally created in 1991 by Broadway’s first Director and Film London’s current CEO, Adrian Wootton, Shots in the Dark ran until 1999 and welcomed a number of internationally renowned filmmakers and crime writers to Nottingham including Sara Paretsky, John Woo, James Ellroy, and a young Quentin Tarantino, who presented a screening of Reservoir Dogs in 1992, and returned the following year to host an unofficial first UK screening of Pulp Fiction.

Over its nine previous years, the festival became an event of truly national and international standing and Shots in the Dark 2018 captures the spirit of the original festival by hosting four days of films, talks, and special events.

The festival will open on Thursday 28 June with a preview screening of Vaughn Stein’s neo-noir Terminal, starring Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg. The rest of the weekend will see a total of eight films, with highlights including a restoration of Howard Hawks’ 1932 gangster classic Scarface, introduced by the University of Nottingham’s Dr Ian Brooks; Nicholas Ray’s 1951 noir On Dangerous Ground; and preview screenings of Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Muay Thai crime thriller A Prayer Before Dawn, starring up-and-coming actor Joe Cole; and finally, the critically acclaimed Cannes award-winning Mafia supernatural fantasy Sicilian Ghost Story.

Broadway will also welcome acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier to receive the Inaugural Shots in the Dark Lifetime Achievement Award. During the event, the director will discuss his long and distinguished career as a critic, publicist, director and producer. The Festival will also showcase a short retrospective of Tavernier’s work throughout the weekend, including Coup de Torchon, L.627, and In The Electric Mist.

The festival will conclude with local writer CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man, in discussion with Sandeep Mahal, Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature about her novel, the continued popularity of the psychological thriller, and which novels inspire her to write.

Shots in the Dark 2018 takes place at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham on 28 June – 1 July. Tickets are available through the Box Office on 0115 952 6611 and online at http://www.broadway.org.uk/shots

Wed 16 May

We are now recruiting for Customer Service Assistants (CSA)

Are you friendly, personable and able to communicate well with a broad range of people?

Do you have experience of working in a busy bar, restaurant or public venue in a customer facing role?

We’re currently recruiting Customer Service Assistants who will be responsible for delivering efficient, friendly and knowledgeable customer service in our bars and screens. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year's experience in a busy bar environment.

To find out more and to apply, please visit: broadway.org.uk/working_here

Mon 14 May

Win Deadpool 2 merchandise courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Deadpool 2 hits our screens on Tuesday 15 May, and we have a merchandise pack to give away courtesy of our friends at Twentieth Century Fox. One lucky winner will receive a merchandise pack including a Hawaiian shirt, a computer buddy, an apron, a unicorn, and - of course - a swear jar (see image below).

Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero - all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.

To enter, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to: competition@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITiON IS NOW CLOSED.

Fri 11 May

Near Now Fellowship: Open call for applications

Applications to this year's Near Now Fellowship are now open.

Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design, and innovation, working with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.

The Near Now Fellowship is a 12-month artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas. Applications are invited from artists, working in any art form, who use technology in their practice and/or explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life.

To find out more information about the Near Now Fellowship, please visit nearnow.org.uk/fellowship

You can also visit Near Now's Studio page for information about previous Near Now Fellows.

Deadline for applications: TUESDAY 12 JUNE, 12 noon

Mon 16 Apr

Win a FUNNY COW vinyl + DVD bundle with Entertainment One

To coincide with the release of Funny Cow this Friday 20 April, we have some prizes to give away courtesy of Entertainment One. A lucky winner will receive a 7" copy of Richard Hawley's singles from the film (Funny Cow/ A Little Bit More), plus a 'Leading Ladies' DVD bundle.

"Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, Funny Cow is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams."

To enter, send your answer to the following question - along with your name and address - to competition@broadway.org.uk :

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.