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January Spotlight: Streaming into cinemas

10th January 2022

Published in this months issue of Filmwire, we've shone the spotlight on streaming in cinemas.

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November Spotlight: John Bradburn

4th November 2021

Based in Alvechurch, filmmaker John Bradburn made his first feature film when he was 24 years old. Since then he’s made music videos for bands…

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October Spotlight: Halloween 🎃

6th October 2021

Just like Christmas, All Hallow’s Eve seems to get earlier and earlier every year. Spooky screenings are littered throughout the month of October, beginning in…

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September Spotlight: Pocket Film Festival

Not every festival had the manpower or opportunity to host an online version of their annual event during the worst months of the pandemic, so…

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August Spotlight: Alternative Outdoor Cinema

If you like outdoor cinema but you really don’t like Dirty Dancing or The Greatest Showman, it can often seem as if there’s not much…

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July Spotlight: Duaine Carma Roberts

19th July 2021

Birmingham filmmaker Duaine Carma Roberts has been self-funding his own work since he left college, filming in and around the city he was born in.

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February Spotlight: Bean Flicks

11th February 2020

Valentine’s weekend is undoubtedly the perfect date for the wonderfully named Bean Flicks, Birmingham’s first ethical and feminist porn festival, we spoke to Gemma for…

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January Spotlight: BFI Musicals

7th January 2020

The BFI Musicals season is rushing towards its show stopping finale

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December Spotlight: Invasion Planet Earth

4th December 2019

We talked to Simon about an epic twenty year journey to pay homage to the sci-fi films he loved as a child.

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November Spotlight: SHOUT Festival 2019

Birmingham’s festival of queer arts has always had a strong cinematic element, and this year’s collection of wonderfully eclectic events is no different.

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October Spotlight: Halloween Roundup

3rd October 2019

‘Tis the season for serial killers, poltergeists and creatures of the night, but how to sift through all of the frightful delights taking place across…

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September Spotlight - BAIT

4th September 2019

Mark Jenkin’s startling new film Bait tells the story of a Cornwall fisherman whose life has been disrupted and bought up by tourists. Filmed in…

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