Sunday, 13 June 2010

Edinburgh International Film Festival Trailblazers 2010

As part of Battenberg's selection for the prestigious EIFF I have been named one of the festivals Trailblazers.

Established in 2007, Trailblazers is the EIFF’s flagship talent showcase - a key element in our promotion of new talent and our service to the UK industry, on which we are pleased to collaborate with Skillset.

The chosen filmmakers will be presented with every opportunity to forward their promising careers and diverse modes of working via the Festival’s structures and services. After the Festival, we stay in touch and track their progress – which is how we know about people like Eduard Grau, a 2007 Trailblazer who recently shot Tom Ford’s hit A Single Man after his cinematography showreel was picked up by one of the film’s producers in Edinburgh. Former Trailblazers with new feature films in the programme this year include Nichola Burley, star of SoulBoy; Bryan Larkin, actor in The Red Machine; and Lol Crawley, cinematographer on Donkeys.

Thursday, 3 June 2010


Congratulations to BATTENBERG for taking out first prize at the 2010 Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards. Director: Stewart Comrie, Producer: Anna Odell, Animator: Stewart Comrie.

The audience award winning film was FOOL PROOF
Director/Producer: Louis Paxton
Writers: Paddy Kondracki & Louis Paxton

The annual Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Award commenced in 1999 to demonstrate commitment to supporting Scottish filmmakers. Launched as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, it was named in honour of the visionary who re-opened the cinema as the Cameo in 1947.

Now run as a collaborative venture with Scottish Screen and The Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen, the tenth Jim Poole Short Film Award was presented at a special finalists screening on Sunday 30th May 2010, 5.30pm at the Cameo Cinema.