Sadly, the issue of gender inequality in film and television is still a problem which haunts the industry. But, thanks to projects like ‘Or Die Trying’, the issue is becoming more and more readily discussed and action is being taken to give women in film a much louder voice, slowly but surely. We caught up with Sarah Hawkins and Myah Hollis, two of the brilliant women behind this project, to learn more about their work and get their opinions on the gender gap in Hollywood.
Now, you may be sat there thinking “what the hell are The Odysseys?”, and you’d be well within your rights to ask. But, we thought we’d be nice and save you the trouble by putting together this little post to get you all up to speed.
2016 is drawing to a close, and that means just one thing (no, not Christmas). For all us film geeks, the most fun we can have in the festive season is to put together our end of year film lists of course! Here at JumpCut UK, we go one step further, with our annual awards show. Last year’s show was a roaring success (it definitely roared, and you can’t prove otherwise), so we’re back again this year to try and top that.
This year’s show is set to be bigger and better, with lots more of our favourite film friends getting involved. Even more exciting, is the fact that we have golden envelopes for all our presenters this year (stay calm everyone). But, perhaps even more exciting still, is the new name for our awards show – The Odysseys! See, it all makes sense now.
Whilst the official title for the show will remain The JumpCut UK Film Awards, we thought that was a bit of a mouthful, and so we came up with a more snappy little title that will make discussing and hashtagging about the event a lot easier. So no more excuses, get talking about The Odysseys – the awards show made by film fans, for film fans.
So you may know that this month, we are handing out some awards at the first annual JumpCut UK Film Awards (you should do, we’ve mentioned it enough times), but we are also in the hunt for an award of our own. All this month we will be asking you to support JumpCut UK and help us make the final nominations at the UK Blog Awards 2016.
If you enjoy what we do and think we deserve to be one of the 10 blogs on that final shortlist, please click on the image below and submit your vote. You can vote once a day until the 25th January, so please feel free to spend the next three weeks backing your favourite film website (as long as that’s JumpCut UK).
Our good friend and official partner site, HC Movie Reviews, is also vying for a place on the UK Blog Awards final shortlist. Luckily, as part of the individual blogger section, you can vote for JumpCut UK and HC Movie Reviews without pissing anyone off! Click here to vote for HC Movie Reviews.
Once again, here’s the link to vote for JumpCut UK at the UK Blog Awards 2016. Thanks in advance for your support you wonderful people!
You may have already seen news of the first annual JumpCut UK Film Awards, an online celebration of the best films of 2015, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the details so far.
The JumpCut UK Film Awards will be held in January 2016 (exact date TBC), and will look back at the films of 2015 based on UK releases. The whole JumpCut UK team, along with our official partners will be hosting the event across different platforms including YouTube, podcasts and a few good old, simple printed versions.
There will be 24 categories in total, looking at individual performances, films and their different genres, technical achievements and a few fun categories thrown in. Whilst the JumpCut UK team and its partners (along with a few special guests) will decide the winners for most of the categories this year, there will be the opportunity for all film fans to get involved and cast their vote in certain categories.
Two weeks from today, on the 22nd December, we will announce the list of nominees for each category, so look out for that and more updates in the meantime. Oh, and it’s ‘Star Wars’ themed, in case you hadn’t noticed. May the force be with you.
From the beginning of the 20th century, the film industry has fascinated, surprised and thrilled audiences with revolutionary technology which allowed talented storytellers to tell their tales, through the miracle of sight. Early classics, such as ‘Metropolis’ helped ignite the worlds imagination, allowing both filmmakers and audiences alike to wonder at what was possible in the way we tell stories. The film industry has had few competitors over its existence, and despite some rough periods in its history, no other medium of storytelling has evolved, re-evolved and revolutionised itself as much as the Hollywood film industry has. Stories told through moving images, sound and colour was a reality few could ponder in the early 1900’s. Yet here we are, about a century later taking for granted the very thing that inspired so many before.