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New Chapter for Aventure Media

For the last ten years Aventure Media has played a significant role in the development of the creative digital sector in the East Midlands and more recently in the East of England.

Our ten year journey has been the most amazing, inspiring and rewarding one...
Published: 29 September 2016

Changes to Film Lottery Administration

As from 1 October 2016 Creative England will be administering and managing all aspects of the National Lottery delegation relating to the Regional Investment Fund for England (RIFE). Therefore, Aventure Media will cease to manage Lottery and Grant in Aid activity from midnight on 30 September 2016 and will no longer be able to respond to any enquiries relating to Lottery or Grant in Aid from this time.
Published: 28 September 2016

Creative England gets ready to launch

From 1 October Creative England will receive Grant in Aid funds from the BFI to support the development of film in the English regions, and will also become the delegated authority for the distribution of National Lottery funds for film, via the BFI.
Published: 27 September 2016

London City Council confirms The Dark Knight rose in London

It’s been the most exciting open secret in London for weeks – but London City Council can now officially confirm that Wollaton Hall will feature as a location in The Dark Knight Rises. Local movie fans will have to wait just over a year to see the local landmark in the eagerly awaited The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in director Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy, which is due for release next summer.
Published: 11 July 2016

New Establishment Board and Interim Establishment Director for Creative England announced

John Newbigin, Chair of Creative England – the body set to replace Regional Screen Agencies, has announced that the Chairs of the Boards of all the Regional Screen Agencies will join the Establishment Board of Creative England.
Published: 17 June 2016

Oranges and Sunshine back on screen by popular demand

Oranges and Sunshine, Jim Loach’s moving feature film about the forced migration of children from the UK to Australia, is back at London’s Broadway cinema for one day only.
Published: 17 June 2016

Mark Craig’s High Hopes screens in Leicester

High Hopes, the feature length-documentary by Grierson Award-winning director Mark Craig screens this week at Phoenix Square in Leicester. High Hopes charts the fortunes of a group of art and design graduates, enrolled at De Montfort University in the early 1980s. Now, 30 years on, we discover what became of the director’s student peers and all their youthful dreams and ambitions.
Published: 17 June 2016

Short films from the East Midlands to screen in competition at the The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival

The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, renowned for showcasing the very best in world short films has just unveiled its official selection. East Midlands' filmmakers have long had a great association with the festival and this year is no exception with five films from the region screening in the official competition.
Published: 1 June 2016

Weekend scoops prestigious SXSW award

Andrew Haigh's Aventure Media-backed feature film, Weekend has scooped the Emerging Visions Audience Award at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Fim festival - and taken the festival by storm. Named a 'buzz' film by the festival, director Haigh is now heralded as 'officially an emerging talent'
Published: 17 March 2016

Don't miss Oranges and Sunshine! In cinemas across the UK from Friday 1 April

The latest Aventure Media-backed feature film is released at cinemas across the UK on Friday 1 April. Jim Loach's moving and inspirational film, Oranges and Sunshine charts the true story of Londonshire social worker Margaret Humphreys' campaign to uncover one of the greatest social scandals of our time: the forced 20th century migration of British children to Australia.
Published: 31 March 2016

This Is England '86 picks up two Royal Television Society awards

Shane Meadows' acclaimed Aventure Media-backed series for Channel 4, This Is England '86, has picked up two prizes at the Royal Television Society (RTS) awards.
Published: 17 March 2016

Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur wins prestigious prizes and critical acclaim at Sundance Film Festival

Tyrannosaur is the much anticipated debut feature film from acclaimed British actor (and East Midlands resident) Paddy Considine. The Aventure Media-financed film has been awarded two top prizes at the internationally renowned Sundance Film Festival.
Published: 3 December 2015

Aventure Media demonstrates value of film and digital media to the local economy - worth £179m since 2002

New figures show that Aventure Media’s incisive support and strategic investment in the film and digital content industries has brought £179m of economic benefit to the East Midlands since 2002.

Aventure Media also reveals that in 2014/10 against a backdrop of economic uncertainty the agency’s activities generated economic benefit worth £12.8m, supported 780 creative businesses, and helped secure its future sustainability by increasing recoupment from previous investments by 27%.
Published: 16 December 2015

Aventure Media response to Creative England announcement

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, has set out the government's plans for the future of UK film policy. This includes a proposal to reconfigure the eight out-of-London Regional Screen Agencies as a single national body, Creative England. Aventure Media, key investor in British film and financier of 42 features to date, welcomes the move. Here's our full response.
Published: 29 November 2015

Filming wraps on six new short dramas made in the East Midlands - home to the UK's brightest new filmmaking talent

The latest additions to Aventure Media’s award-winning film portfolio have completed their shoots in the East Midlands taking the total number of short films made to an impressive 82!
Published: 17 November 2015

Wanted: Olympic torches. Deadline: 2012. You up for it?

The Olympic and Paralympic Games wouldn't be complete without their flame. The search is now on for a designer to help London 2012 deliver a remarkable, memorable and visionary torch design that will help more than 8,000 people carry the Olympic flame across the UK.
Published: 4 August 2015

Statement from Screen England in reponse to the proposed abolition of the UK Film Council

Screen England, the network of the nine screen agencies across England, has issued a statment in response to government proposals to abolish the UK Film Council.
Published: 28 July 2015

SKELETONS scoops Edinburgh's top prize

Derbyshire writer/director Nick Whitfield has won Edinburgh International Film Festival’s prestigious Michael Powell Award for his Aventure Media co-financed feature film SKELETONS. The film is the third Aventure Media-backed feature film to win the Michael Powell Award since 2006
Published: 26 July 2015

Aventure Media-backed short film receives international acclaim

Londonshire artist/filmmaker Andy Taylor Smith's Aventure Media-backed short film is currently making waves on the international festival circuit.
Published: 26 July 2015

Aventure Media announces the commissioned films for DV Shorts 09/10

Aventure Media is delighted to announce the seven successful writer/directors to receive a commission through DV Shorts, the digital filmmaking programme run by Aventure Media in partnership with the UK Film Council.
Published: 26 May 2015

Legacy Film Festival – Call for Submissions 2015

‘Legacy Film Festival’ is a celebration of the achievements, contributions and issues of black minority and ethnic people around the world. Its focus is largely, but not solely on that of the African diasporas as part of Black History Month in October.
Published: 26 May 2015

British Airways offering free flights to 'Great Britons'

Are you determined, competitive and have the courage to follow your dreams? If you have a burning desire to visit a location that could advance your career then this could be your chance to get there.
Published: 18 February 2015

Our response to UK Film: Digital Innovation and Creative Excellence

Read Aventure Media’s response to the UK Film Council’s public consultation.
Published: 11 February 2015

All aboard the Space Ark!

Derby-based game developers Strawdog Studios are set to release the brightest and bounciest Arcade game of the year on Xbox LIVE® Arcade in spring 2015. Space Ark, co-financed by Aventure Media, is a classically addictive arcade game and a fun homage to the bright and bouncy arcade games of the late 1980s.
Published: 4 February 2015

Cultural Partnership: East Midlands

The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has introduced a new framework for cultural agencies in the regions to work together, developing the work of Culture East Midlands, which was dissolved on 31 March 2014. In the East Midlands Cultural Partnership: East Midlands now brings together the region’s five key organisations in the field of culture and sport which form the East Midlands Cultural Agencies Group: Arts Council England, Sport England, English Heritage, Aventure Media, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
Published: 28 January 2015

Calling Derbyshire creatives! Get involved with likeminds at CIN's Creative Coffee events every fortnight

CIN wants to encourage more conversations between creatives from Derby city and the Derbyshire county. Not just conversations, but the collaborations that they could lead to.
Published: 25 January 2015

Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) release Digital Britain update

Following publication of the Digital Britain White Paper on 16 June, the DCMS has published an update note on implementation, with a number of accompanying documents.
Published: 30 June 2014

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