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FILMWAVES

The magazine for low/no-budget filmmakers and audiences. Published quarterly Filmwaves is an indispensable source of information on the established British Independent Film and Video sector which covers festivals, state funding agencies, books, new technology, Independent cinema history, features on film/video makers etc. Although it began as a d.i.y. autonomous publication it is now becoming a glossy creature of the state, It's coverage of the underground is sketchy and its politics compromised, but all the same it's worth the cover price for the listings and occasional good article. What you gonna do? 

Subscription to FILMWAVES for 4 issues is £10 (UK) £15 (EU) $28 (US). Make cheques payable to Obraz Productions Ltd. and send to Filmwaves, P.O. Box 420, Edgeware HA8 OXA. tel. 020 8906 4794.

 

 

VERTIGO MAGAZINE

Heavily subsidised, definitely old school, Independent film and video magazine whose contributors and editorial board reads like a who's who of state funding selection panels. The contents is mostly theoretical, profiles of makers, reviews and hand wringing about cuts in state funding. If you can get past the in-jokes and the self righteous tone there's sometimes some revealing features. It's even got a bit cheeky lately. Hmmmm. 

Published quarterly, subscription £10 (UK) £15 (EU) $18 (US and beyond). Make cheques payable to Vertigo Ltd. Send to Vertigo, 7-9 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL, UK.

e-mail: vertigo.lusia@lineone.net

 

MELANCHOLIC TROGLODYTE 

Cinema At The bottom Of A Swamp. Willfully obscure and unrepentant Marxist/situationist style theoretical journal, like the bastard hybrid of cyber Sufi mysticism and 70's Screen structuralism! It's a laugh riot !!!! 

£2.00 (p&p) to Melancholic Troglodytes, box no.44, 136-138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS.

London Film & Video News

Newsletter of the London Film and Video Development Agency
114 Whitfield Street,
London W1P 5RW
Tel: 020 7383 7755.

Costs £3 for four issues. News of funding, facilities, festivals, courses workshops about to happen in the capital. Pretty mainstream - which is hardly surprising seeing as it comes from the central funding agency - but often useful info.

Thereıs so much information on the World Wide Web that itıs hard to know where to begin. An excellent starting point for those inclined though is the mighty impressive
FLICKER CINEMA SHOWCASE
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Run independently by filmmaker Scott Stark in San Francisco, Scott has endeavoured to co-ordinate all the disparate sites of interest to the independent, experimental, small gauge etc. filmmakers around the world by grouping them under general category headings. Itıs a real boon to all concerned.

And for a COMPLETELY Super 8 mine of information
The 8mm Film Format Metadirectory run by Martin Baumgarten is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness - it even tells you how to build your own drying rack if youıre into hand processing...

BUDOMATE magazine

Australian martial arts and action movie magazine

 

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