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British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
British film lesson SECTION A
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British film lesson SECTION A

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  • 1. Section A: Producers and Audiences For section A of this unit, candidates will study the UK and US film industry, the audiences for films produced by these industries and their interrelationship. The British film industry - specifically the contemporary industry, including issues of independence , distinctiveness and profitability. Aspects of finance, organisation, production, distribution (including marketing) and exhibition will be studied, particularly through case studies. Film demand and supply, specifically in the UK today UK film producers and the institutional frameworks within which they operate (for example in relation to support from the UK Film Council and through co-production deals).
  • 2. LO: To be able to identify a British film To begin to understand how British film is distinctive & independent How many ‘British’ films can you list? Section A: Producers and Audiences Candidates will study the UK and US film industry, the audiences for films produced by these industries and their interrelationship. The British film industry - specifically the contemporary industry, including issues of independence , distinctiveness and profitability.
  • 3. What makes a film British?
  • 4. British Council defines British film
    • International Arts link
    • Raise awareness of British film through festivals
    • We promote contemporary and innovative work from the UK to audiences around the world through the British Council's global network. We are working in over 70 countries, leading or supporting a range of projects including festivals, showcases, workshops, conferences and skills development. We work extensively with artists and cultural organisations, building skills, capacity and cultural awareness, creating access to audiences and markets, and promoting international collaboration and creative exchange.
  • 5. The British Council defines a British film as one which has a minimum of three of the following six criteria:
    • 1. A British producer
    • 2. A British production team
    • 3. A British director e.g. Brit films
    • 4. A predominantly British cast e.g. Four Wed
    • 5. A subject matter that informs the British experience e.g. East is East
    • 6. A British identity as defined by the bfi in the release review in Sight & Sound .
  • 6. Are these films British?
  • 7. Cultural test points Choose one of the films that you think is British and research all the facts giving it a score – has your opinion changed? The UK Film Council is the Government-backed lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.
  • 8. Now write an answer to this question: How does the British Film Industry maintain it’s independence and distinctiveness? 150 words Include: UK Film Council British Council Cultural Test Points
  • 9. Producer: (Has the greatest involvement) 1. A representative of the film Studio (CEO) 2. A production Company 3. An individual(s) = They all do the same job – they MAKE the film and everything that involves – hiring crew, casting directors, deciding on locations, actors, overseeing script changes, organising editors, working closely with the director, having final say on many decisions Producers are the management of the film Directors are the creators of the film
  • 10. Watch the following clip:
    • Best British Film BAFTA 2008
    • Write down which criteria make these films British – also consider location, costume, characters
    • 1. A British producer
    • 2. A British production team
    • 3. A British director
    • 4. A predominantly British cast
    • 5. A subject matter that informs the British experience
    • 6. A British identity as defined by the bfi in the release review in Sight & Sound .
  • 11. This is England opening credits http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JBpJ4ZuFP8E Eastern promises trailer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iq_M8EOC4zA Useful Links
  • 12. MAC room research task – Watch the trailers of these 3 very different films Decide if they are British or not using the British Council Criteria – fill in the table provided

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