Kent Documentary Maker wins BAFTA

Paul Watson, who lives in Tonbridge, Kent, received the 2008 BAFTA Special Award. The Special Award, named in honour of the late Alan Clarke, is presented annually for ‘outstanding creative contribution to television’. A revered and often controversial figure, Watson has been working in television for more than 35 years, and there can be no […]



Bussroot wins Kent Creative Industries Award 2008

A unique and quirky design company scoops this year’s Creative Industries Award. Bussroot Ltd. were this year’s recipient of Kent Film Office’s Creative Industries Award. The accolade is given to a business in Kent that apart from an excellent track record demonstrates a commitment to developing and evolving Kent’s creative industries. The award was presented to […]



Kent Film Maker makes the Moxie Makers Big Pitch shortlist

Blackout, written by Kent resident Derek Boyes has made The Big Pitch 2008 final shortlist. Blackout, a dark thriller, follows Gary who mysteriously wakes up next to the body of a dead woman. With no memory of what has happened his world is thrown in to turmoil as the police hunt for the identity of […]



Kent TV and Tom Chown make the EDF Energy Media Awards Shortlist

 Kent TV and Kent TV journalist Tom Chown have made the shortlist for the 2008 EDF Energy Media Awards for London and the South East. The awards, sponsored by EDF Energy and holdthefrontpage.co.uk, have short listed Kent TV for the category of Website of the Year alongside the BBC and Hampstead and Highgate Express. Launched […]



BBCs Little Dorrit Takes on Local Runners

Training opportunities were offered to three lucky Kent Students When the new BBC adaptation of Little Dorrit visited Kent in April 2008, they offered three local students the chance to become runners. The successful candidates were chosen by the production from the replies to a call-out by the Kent Film Office to applicants registered with […]



VOTE FOR LOCAL FILMMAKER

THE X-FACTOR OF FILM Local filmmaker Derek Boyes from Maidstone in Kent has made it through to The Big Pitch final with his dark gritty, neo noir thriller ‘Blackout’, set on the Isle of Sheppey. The Big Pitch website will detail all four finalists in the running to scoop the largest feature film production prize in the UK […]



A Very Snowy Halloween!

The snowy Morrisons’ Christmas campaign was filmed in Tunbridge Wells You could forgive the people of Tunbridge Wells for being confused this Halloween, when vampires, ghosts and witches found themselves stood in the middle of Christma since The Pantiles were transformed into a winter wonderland complete with snow, market stands selling Christmas goods and celebrities with […]



Paul Greengrass

BAFTA for director Paul Greengrass. Gravesend’s Paul Greengrass has directed many recent blockbusters including The Bourne Supremacy and United 93 and  it is for the latter that he has received much interest from his peers. He has just won a BAFTA for his efforts and was nominated for an Oscar. Prior to the call of […]



Clio Barnard

Kent film lecturer wins top arts award Clio Barnard, Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent, is one of only two artists who are the first to recieve funding from a new £1m commissioning arts fund. The Jerwood/Artangel Open, in association with Channel 4 and Arts Council England, was launched last summer and […]



Medb Films wins Kent Creative Industries Award

Another accolade for the highly successful Independent Film Company. Sponsored by the Kent Film Office, the Kent Creative Industries Award was presented to Medb Films at the 2007 Kent Business Awards ceremony on the 21st June. Based at and in partnership with James Thomas’ Royal Harbour Hotel Ramsgate, Medb Films is run by producer Elaine Wickham […]