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London UK Film Focus's Breakthough - open for submissions
The London UK Film Focus (LUFF) will return to the capital from 25 – 28 June 2012 at the official venue of the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London.
Now in its ninth year, the four-day export event will again provide a platform to celebrate and promote British films and talent to the international market. The strictly invitation-only event attracts 120 buyers from all world territories who come to see around 50 new British titles. In addition to the screenings of new British films represented by UK sales companies, the event also inlcudes the Breakthrough strand which showcases feature projects from emerging British film-makers seeking sales representation and provides sales companies and international buyers from across the globe the chance to monitor upcoming talent.
CRITERIA FOR SUBMITTING A PROJECT TO THE BREAKTHROUGH STRAND OF LUFF 2012
1. Films must be full feature length and of theatrical nature and quality
2. Films must be ready for delivery by June 2012
3. Films must be predominantly British – for instance the film is set in the UK, characters are British or the subject matter informs the British experience, production and filming is based in the UK and/or cast, crew and/or producers come from the UK
4. As LUFF is a showcase for new films, priority will be given to those titles not seen at other festivals/markets.
SUBMITTING YOUR FILM
If you would like to submit your film to the Breakthrough strand please send a completed application form and DVD of the film to:
Chloe Laing, Business Development Administrator
Suite 6.10, The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JJ
Deadline for Breakthrough submissions: Friday 23 March 2012
Packages post (or courier) marked on or before the deadline will be accepted.
If you wish to have your film considered for the Breakthrough strand of the London UK Film Focus please send:
a DVD copy of the film
a completed application form with all requested information provided (attached)
Please indicate whether if your film will be shown at any other film festivals or markets before June 2012.
It is likely you will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 06 April, and notification will be made by email. If your contact details change during this period please let the organisers know.
DVDs and application materials cannot be returned.
The panel’s decision is final. It is the London UK Film Focus policy not to offer comments or reasons for films not being selected for the programme.
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED
It is preferable for selected titles to be supplied on a digi-beta format, but other formats may be considered (subject to technical facilities) and all titles will incur a fee of £300 (plus VAT). This fee provides each successful company with two full accreditations to LUFF, affording delegate access to:
All LUFF networking events
The Delegate Centre at the BFI Southbank where you can meet sales companies and international buyers
A list of sales companies attending LUFF 2012 (this does not include international buyers).
If you would like further information please contact Helena Mackenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org
The London UK Film Focus is funded and supported by Film London, the BFI, Mayor of London, Film Export UK and UK Trade & Investment.
The London UK Film Focus and Breakthrough strand will take place subject to funding being confirmed. In the event that it does not go ahead all Breakthrough applicants will be notified immediately.