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Wed 06 Jan

Your and Our Favourite Films of 2015

The votes are in and here were your five (well, six actually) favourite films of 2015. Thanks to all who shared their picks with us.

1) CAROL // Dir. Todd Haynes

2) AMY // Dir. Asif Kapadia

-) SUFFRAGETTE // Dir. Sarah Gavron

4) BROOKLYN // Dir. John Crowley

5) A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT // Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

-) INSIDE OUT // Dir. Pete Docter

We also asked our staff to pick their five (well, six also) favourite films of 2015:

1) WHIPLASH // Dir. Damien Chazelle

2) MAD MAX: FURY ROAD // Dir. George Miller

-) THE LOBSTER // Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

4) A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT // Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

-) BIRDMAN // Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

-) STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS // Dir. J.J. Abrams

Here's to more cinematic thrills in 2016!

Fri 18 Dec

Share your favourite films of 2015 with us

As 2015 draws to an end, it's time to reflect on another great year of film. Share your 5 favourite films of 2015 with us before midday on Monday 4 January and we will publish our audience's favourite on our website. We'll also pick a winner who will receive two free tickets for a film of their choice in 2016.

Simply send us your top 5 films of 2015 by the end of the day on Monday 4 January by sending us an email at competition@broadway.org.uk

We'll share our staff's favourites too!

Thu 10 Dec

Broadway-part-financed Orion: The Man Who Would Be King wins British Independent Film Award

First recipient of Broadway’s Foreshadow Film Fund, Jeanie Finlay’s Orion: The Man Who Would Be King won the Discovery Award at the Moët British Independent Film Awards (MBIFAs) in London last Sunday 6 December.

The Foreshadow Film Fund, managed by Broadway, Nottingham, opened earlier this year and looks to support the development of feature-length fiction and documentary films and the production of feature-length documentary films.

Having recently co-commissioned and Executive Produced Nelly Ben Hayoun’s Disaster Playground, Broadway made its first Foreshadow investment in Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, joining other financiers Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and BBC Storyville. The film explores the extraordinary story of Jimmy “Orion” Ellis and the birth of the ‘Elvis is alive’ myth and was made over six years.

After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King went on to win the Gibson Music Films/Music City Competition Grand Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival and best international documentary at In-Edit, Barcelona before winning the Discovery Award at the MBIFAs last Sunday. Sponsored by Raindance, the Discovery Award rewards new talents with a bold, and innovative approach to storytelling. Jeanie Finlay had previously been nominated for Best Documentary at the MBIFAs in 2013, for The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

Broadway’s Development Director, John Tobin, says “We congratulate Jeanie on her fantastic and fully deserved Discovery Award success. We’re proud to have supported Orion: The Man Who Would Be King which, by its creative ambition and critical acclaim, has set the standard for film projects we support in the future to follow.”

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King is available to watch on demand on iTunes, VHX, Curzon Home Cinema and We Are Colony and a limited edition DVD & vinyl is available for pre buy now. The film released theatrically in USA via Sundance Selects last week and is a New York Times critic’s choice. www.orionthemovie.com

Full details on the Foreshadow Film Fund can be found on Broadway’s website at www.broadway.org.uk/foreshadow

Tue 24 Nov

CUSTOMER NOTICE - Teen Mayhem EVE Panel update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Poppy Lee Friar, the star of CBBC show EVE, will no longer be able to join us on Saturday 28 November. Our event and panel will go ahead with the show's creators Emma Reeves and David Chikwe.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Mon 09 Nov

Young programmers announce full line-up for Teen Mayhem

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce four screenings, two CBBC panels and two workshops as part of Teen Mayhem 2015, a weekend of fantasy, science-fiction and horror for young viewers.

Now in its second year and building up on last year’s success, Mayhem’s new strand dedicated to young people, is expanding to two days, taking place on 28 and 29 November at Broadway, Nottingham. This year, Teen Mayhem also invited seven 9-13-year-olds to join the team and help curate and organise the mini festival.

Teen Mayhem Programmer, Isobel, aged 10, explained why she wanted to get involved: “I came last year and I just wanted to learn all of it and see the magic behind-the-scenes.

Dedicated to pre-teens and young teenagers with a passion for genre cinema and television, Teen Mayhem will include screenings of Coraline, The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as two exclusive panels around CBBC shows Eve and The Sparticle Mystery, with show creators and cast members, including The Sparticle Mystery creator, Alison Hume and stars Oli Dillon and Abbie Hayes, and Eve creators Emma Reeves and David Chikwe, and stars Poppy Lee Friar and Oliver Woollford, expected to attend the weekend, and two make-up workshops from esteemed special effects expert, Jayne Hyman.

Teen Mayhem’s seven young programmers have taken part in two two-day sessions over the Summer and half-term holidays to help programme and also learn about curation, and how to organise and host an event.

There isn’t enough out there for our age group, explains Sadie, aged 13. Horror genre in cinemas is more for 15-18-year-olds but it’s so much fun to watch.” “There should definitely be more programmes like this one”, said Ava, aged 10.

The young mayhemers are now looking forward to meeting their audience and the panelists over the Teen Mayhem weekend: “It’s been great to see how it actually works, said Mae, aged 12. I’m so proud to be a part of it.” “I’ve really enjoyed the programme, added Myles, aged 12. I can’t wait to see the panel and see everybody’s reactions.

Teen Mayhem will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 28 and 29 November. Tickets are £3.60 per screening, £5 per workshop session and a day passes are available for £10. For more information and to book tickets, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/groups/teen_mayhem

Teen Mayhem is presented by Mayhem Film Festival in partnership with Film Hub Central East.

Wed 04 Nov

Win a copy of the book I AM MALALA...

To celebrate the release of Davis Guggenheim's insightful new documentary, He Named Me Malala, this coming Friday, the lovely folks from Twentieth Century Fox have given us a copy of the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban to give away.

To enter our competition, simply drop us an email at competition@broadway.org.uk with your full name and address.

He Named Me Malala opens at Broadway and nationwide on Friday 6 November.

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 12 November. Good luck!

Thu 29 Oct

Broadway-part-funded film ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING gets US theatrical release

Sundance Selects have acquired the rights for made at Broadway documentary, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, directed by Jeanie Finlay, ahead of a North American theatrical release on 4 December.

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King is the first film part-funded through Broadway’s Foreshadow Film Fund, and explores the extraordinary story of Jimmy “Orion” Ellis and the birth of the ‘Elvis is alive’ myth.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York back in April and has since won the Grand Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival, before opening in cinemas nationwide in September.

Director Jeanie Finlay, who is based at Broadway, also previously directed the acclaimed Sound It Out, and BIFA-nominated documentary, The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

Broadway’s Foreshadow Film Fund opened earlier this year and looks to support the development of feature-length fiction and documentary films and the production of feature-length documentary films. More information on Foreshadow Film Fund is available at http://www.broadway.org.uk/foreshadow

Other financiers of Orion: The Man Who Would Be King are Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and BBC Storyville. Production companies behind the film are Glimmer Films, Truth Department and Met Film.

Wed 28 Oct

More screenings announced for I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

Missed out on our screenings of I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? We have just added more shows of the film for November. You can now book tickets to see Jonny Owen's great documentary on 20-26 November here.

Thu 22 Oct

Teen Mayhem dates

Please note, this year's TEEN MAYHEM will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November. We have noticed the dates for the event that are printed on page 7 of our November brochure are wrong.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Fri 02 Oct

Deadline extended for BFI Film Academy applications

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS NOW EXTENDED UNTIL MIDDAY ON MONDAY 12 OCTOBER.

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Broadway is proud to be a Regional Delivery Partner for the BFI’s Film Academy Network for the fourth 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 20 young people aged 16-19 to take part in an intensive five-month “Experience Film” programme, taking place at Broadway in evenings and at weekends between 19 October 2015 and 5 February 2016. The programme will spread over approximately 92 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.

“I had a one of a time experience at BFI, one that only comes once in your life. Meeting people with the same passion as me and being able to work with professionals on such a close level. I’ve made a ton of friends and hopefully future colleagues too. I would recommend applying if you feel passionate about the industry.” Kyle, 18.

“The BFI Film Academy helped me understand how the film industry works and the roles involved. It's definitely helped me decide what I want to do in the future and strengthened my love of films and cinema even more!” Maya, 17.

Applications are now open until midday on Monday 12 October. For more information and to apply for the programme, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/bfi_film_academy