Stories in Motion winners announced The future of filmmaking has been revealed: industry leaders announced winners of Canon’s Stories in Motion competition. Created to encourage and celebrate emerging talent in filmmaking, young people aged 18-25 were eligible to enter with short films telling a compelling story. The contest received a phenomenal number of entries from across the UK and Ireland and the winners were selected by an expert committee of cinematographers, marketing experts, photographers and colourists including Elisa Iannacone, Tania Freimuth and Jake Ratcliffe. Winners were as below: DOCUMENTARY WINNER: Daniel Simpkins, Farm Life MUSIC VIDEO WINNER: Luis Hindman, Just Come With Me Tonight SCRIPTED SHORT WINNER: Chas Harrington, Red Room A ceremony for the for the winners and nominees was hosted by Alex Zane at the Everyman Theatre Broadgate, where Zane also presented a fourth and final prize to grand prize winner Daniel Simpkins for Farm Life . Winners received goodies including a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, a £500 gift voucher for CVP and the chance to shadow an award-winning filmmaker. For more on the contest, head to Canon’s website.
NEW RELEASE Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, mid May
Six female directors are also on the shortlist, which include France’s Catherine Breillat with L’Été Dernier and Austria’s Jessica Hausner with Club Zero . The Palme d’Or has only been awarded to two women to date – Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993 and Julia Ducournau for Titane in 2021. Outside the main competition, Johnny Depp’s first film since his defamation trial with Amber Heard will screen – a French film, Jeanne Du Barry , directed by Maïwenn. Meanwhile, the final instalment from the Indiana Jones franchise, The Dial Of Destiny , will premiere at Cannes, along with a special tribute to the career of Harrison Ford, who plays the titular character. Elsewhere, there will also be a new film from Martin Scorsese, Killers Of The Flower Moon , starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, about the murders of Osage Native Americans in the 1920s.
Films from Wes Anderson and Ken Loach will be among those striving for top honours at Cannes Film Festival, with a record number of female directors shortlisted. There will be 19 contenders competing for the event’s most coveted prize, the Palme d’Or, in a “competition that will mix young filmmakers competing for the first time with veterans whose names and works we know,” festival organisers said. Known for his eccentric art style, Anderson will debut Asteroid City on the Côte d’Azur – a film about the transformative events that occurred at an annual junior stargazer convention in 1955, starring Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie. British filmmaker Loach will premiere The Old Oak , a film about Syrian refugees settling in an old mining town in the UK.
Force-d out The National Trust has cancelled the filming of the new Star Wars spin-off series Andor in a quarry in Dorset due to concerns of rockfalls and landslips. The second series was set to feature scenes shot at Winspit Quarry, near Worth Matravers, where filming took place for the first series earlier this year. However, the quarry has been closed indefinitely after the National Trust deemed the site unsafe for filming. The quarry has previously been used as a filming location for Doctor Who and the Disney film John Carter .
UNSTABLE GROUND Safety is the main concern as filming is cancelled for Andor
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