This is England… in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 November 2019 > What's On

The This is England short films festival is returning to celebrate British films in Rouen. The expanded version runs from 16 to 24 November. Short films are a brilliant way to introduce British culture to language learners, and special schools screenings and teaching packs are provided to spread the message. Many of this year’s films … Continue reading “This is England… in Rouen”

Women’s Voices at Deauville 2019

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 September 2019 > What's On

The 45th Deauville American film festival, taking place from 6 to 15 September, has a particularly feminine slant this year, with a large number of female-directed films, and two women jury presidents, Catherine Deneuve for the competition jury, and Anna Mouglalis for the revelation jury. Deauville is its usual mix of mainstream and edgy, split … Continue reading “Women’s Voices at Deauville 2019”

British Short Films Galore in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > What's On

The This is England short films festival is returning to the Omnia cinema in Rouen from 12 to 18 November. Fiction, documentary and animated films running from 2 minutes to half an hour, there’s something for everyone. And special schools screenings every morning with accompanying teaching packs. Short films, like short stories, can pack an … Continue reading “British Short Films Galore in Rouen”

Teaching with Short Films: Collège

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > Webpicks

The This is England short films festival education team has concocted a great programmes collège classes every morning of the festival. Sign up now, and download the teaching pack to prepare for your visit. A unique feature of This is England is that the selection mixes live-action fiction, documentary and animated films. The collège selection … Continue reading “Teaching with Short Films: Collège”

Science-Fiction in Nantes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > What's On

The Utopiales festival in Nantes is dedicated to science-fiction in all its forms. You can sign up your classes for the special schools day. The 19th edition of Utopiales will be taking place from 31 October to 5 November (or Halloween to Guy Fawkes!) Since that is mostly in the school holidays, Monday 5 November … Continue reading “Science-Fiction in Nantes”

Dinard Celebrates British Films

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 21 September 2018 > What's On

The Dinard Festival will once again be presenting the cream of British film production from 26 to 30 September, both films in competition and a plethora of first-look screenings at films that won’t been on general release till later in the year. This year’s jury, presided by actor Monica Belluci, will be judging six films … Continue reading “Dinard Celebrates British Films”

Welcome to Deauville!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 August 2018 > What's On

A whole range of visions of America and from America will be screened from 31 August to 9 September at the 44th Deauville American Film Festival. Fiction (both films in competition and premieres) and documentaries combine to give fascinating insights into U.S. life and culture as it is, or as filmmakers imagine it. The jury … Continue reading “Welcome to Deauville!”