The 6th edition of BABYLON EUROPE, funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund and the Vienna Film Fund, held its final feature film development workshop of the year in London from 18-21 October, culminating in a panel discussion and pitching session about ways forward for new talent in independent film on 21st October at 10.30 (NFT3, BFI South Bank).

Panellists: David Thompson (MD, Origin Pictures), Leslee Udwin (MD/Producer,Assassin Films), Natasha Dack (MD/Producer, Tigerlily Films), Dominic Buchanan (Head of Film, Stink), Soledad Gatti-Pascual (Producer, The Bureau), Patrick Campbell (Director of Programming, OH TV). The panel was chaired by Gareth Jones of Scenario Films.

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BABYLON BURNING Event at 55th BFI London Film Festival 16th October 2011

BABYLON celebrated its 5th anniversary in October 2011 with a public debate on film diversity as part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival.

Hosted for the first time by the LFF's industry programme, Babylon opened proceedings with a vigorous debate on the state of diversity in independent European film on 16th October (Project Space, BFI South Bank), with panel contributions from an eclectic group of producers, academics and journalists.


Panellists: Daniela Berghahn (Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway), Claire Frachon (French journalist and Author on Diversity in the European Media), Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Producer, Board Member Film London), Nadia Denton (Author, The Black British Filmmaker's Guide to Success), Tony Dennis (Producer, Author and Screenwriter), Barbara Mutschler (Producer, ScriptHouse, Babylon International).

The panel was chaired by Gareth Jones of Scenario Films.

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The call for project submissions is now open for the annual programme bringing together European and African filmmakers to develop their feature film projects across 2 continents.

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BABYLON EUROPE Workshop, Rotterdam, 1-4 February, 2011

11 projects have now been selected to take part in this year's feature film development workshop. Details to be confirmed shortly.

Diverse Geschichte Workshop, Vienna, 10-12 December, 2010

10 projects based on culturally diverse themes were shortlisted to take part in Diverse Geschichten a major workshop led by Witcraft's Ursula Wolschlager and Robert Buchschwenter. 4 projects will be selected to participate in the Babylon Europe Programme 2011.

Babylon Pitch and Preselection Workshop, Utrecht, 10 November, 2010

Dutch candidates had the opportunity to pitch their projects and receive input and comment from script consultants, in a one-day workshop run by Mira Media, Utrecht. 4 projects will be selected to participate in the Babylon Europe Programme 2011.

Vienna workshop January 8-9 2010

Call for Entries / Aufruf zur Teilnahme am Drehbuchentwicklungs-Projekt DIVERSE GESCHICHTEN. - Drehbücher – inspiriert durch kulturelle Vielfalt

Ein Projekt von Witcraft in Kooperation mit Babylon (UK) und Okto

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Monday 7th December 2009

Film Masterclass and Special Film Preview

Film writer, director and producer Mitko Panov has been invited to give a materclass during which he will speak about the process behind his short film WITH RAISED HANDS (1991 Palme d'Or at Cannes), his documentary COMRADES and his feature length THE WAR IS OVER. During the masterclass issues around memory, identity and the consequences of war will be discussed and Panov will talk about how he has constructed narratives around these themes through his work.

Masterclass: 15:00-17:00 – McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Seminar Room, Downing Site.

Special Previewand Q&A : 18:00-20:00 – Cambridge Arts Picturehouse.

The masterclass is free of charge. All welcome but spaces are limited so please book in advance with Dacia Viejo Rose at

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26-28 November 2009

Babylon in Berlin New workshop.

19 November 2009

Media and Cultural Diversity - Where do we need to go?

Panos Paris Institute Debate at the University of Westminster.

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16-17 November 2009

Amiens Film Festival, FADS jury (international screenplay development bursary).

29 October 2009

Babylon Pre-selection workshop in Amsterdam, in co-production with Mira Media.

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23-24 October 2009

Prix Europa Film Screening and Workshops 2009, Berlin - Languages through Lenses


Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network

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Podcast: Gareth Jones/Thierry Lenouvel»

Far Flung Families in Film »

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin »


Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2015.

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Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2013-14.

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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.

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