And it was all going so well… Or was it? Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Creatives… Are you operating in a Red Sea or a Blue Sea?

The last three years have been brutal for me. As I know they have for so many others too. I am not unique in this regard. While smarter people may have chosen to allow their companies to go under during the pandemic, I chose to fight through bankruptcy and have emerged from the other side. […]

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Want a copy of the Impact50 Poster?

After a HUGE amount of debate within the team and community, we have decided to use the poster with the meteor for all online presence. It works really well in the fast-paced environment of social media, such as account headers or thumbnails and square posts. But for the HUGE and permanent movie poster, we have […]

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Grading The Impact with DaVinci Resolve

Last week we began the final grade for The Impact. This is where we adjust colours, contrast and even add subtle visual effects like shadows or flares, to polish the look of all the films. Aside from the obvious creative element we can address, the grading also helps make the films all look like they […]

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Impact50: The Final Cut

I say the final cut. I am of course still cutting. But it’s close. Very close. So close that I finished it last week. Then I realised I knew I had to do yet another recut. With the premiere looming, the vice is tightening. There’s nothing like a good deadline to get the creative cogs […]

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Remember That Time We Published Two Xmas Books?

It seems about two thousand years ago, as in this time last year, that we published two books for Xmas. One a kids book, the other a collection of Christmas ghost stories. Both are on Amazon globally and both feature stories written by new writers in the LondonSWF community. So if you want a unique […]

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This Girl is on Fire by Emma Johnson

This Girl is on Fire by Emma Johnson “Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise. Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise.” Maya Angelou There is a moment, just before you step onto hot coals, where the whole world seems to hold its breath. The guiding arm in front of you falls […]

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The London Screenwriters’ Festival to receive £42,015 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The London Screenwriters’ Festival is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund  This award ensures that the festival will not just survive beyond the pandemic, but will thrive in these uncertain times. The London Screenwriters’ Festival is delighted to announce that it […]

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So it seems we have managed to achieve the impossible… Make Zooms and Online Sessions Exhilarating, Exciting and Fun!

The feedback from the first couple of days at LondonSWF365 is in and it’s bonkers good! I am delighted as we have worked really hard to make it high energy and exciting so as to enhance the learning, opportunities and experience of everyone attending. All sessions are recorded to watch later, so you can still […]

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Screenwriters, here’s how we are going to make February the BEST month of 2021…

I just spent five days deep inside an Arts Council Grant Application for the Festival, but in parallel the team has been ridiculously productive—launching new sessions, announcing new speakers and elevating the whole of February from Awesome to… even Awesomer! We planned the festival for February as we could see that on all fronts it […]

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