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Links round-up: Art in the air and on the Red Carpet

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Not a sweet chariot - one of the publicity photos at Lakeside Arts

Following the example of our current guest blogger, Scott Sherrard, and his answer to where do ideas come from, we start with a very different event.  At the Nottingham Uni Park, Highfields, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 8pm, is a production of “Decky Does A Bronco” (follow the link for a translation).  All the actors are trained acrobats, which is a clue.  The Lakeside promoters have advice for blog readers not currently in Nottingham: we recommend that people wrap up warmly and bring a waterproof jacket. 

Too much fresh air for you?  Stay indoors and watch a film.  Better yet, make one.  If you fancy your chance at British cinematic glory, BAFTA are now accepting entries for Short Film Award and Short Animation Award 2010/11.  The closing date is 29 October, and you should note that this year they will be judging via an online viewing platform – so don’t leave it too late to find out what that means.  [But BAFTA themselves don’t know yet either, their website says this part of the rules is “available soon”.]  There is no entry fee. You can read more either on the EM Media summary page or the BAFTA website itself. And by the way, my diary is free for 13 Feb 2011, so if you do win, and you haven’t got an escort….

Just in case you don’t win a BAFTA, you might like to learn about other ways to market and distribute your films.  The EM Talent Network is running an evening course, one night only, on 14 October at Antenna on “Digital Distribution and Marketing Strategies”, including a talk by the Head of Distribution at Dogwoof.  There is a £25 charge for this.  We are mentioning it now as the number of places is limited.  Full details are on the site for ordering tickets.

Wrap up warm tonight!