#BeMoreCreative comes to Stoke-on-Trent

Join us at the former Spode factory – the filming location for BAFTA nominated Jawbone – on Wednesday 21st March for a truly inspirational day featuring expert speakers from Film, TV, Games and Immersive Tech.

London’s VFX Festival Welcomes Stoke Animation Studio

Stoke-on-Trent based studio, Carse & Waterman made it’s debut at the London VFX festival this year as Company Director, Daniel Waterman, was invited to speak on a panel about VFX Producing.

Stars turn out to Special Jawbone Screening

Stoke Odeon have secured a live broadcast of the London premiere direct from the British Film Institute (BFI) on Monday 8 May.  This special satellite event will feature an exclusive Q&A with Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, Barry McGuigan & Thomas Napper

Book your tickets here to be part of this UK premiere event and see the film before its national release.

New Masters degree will lead filmmakers to exciting career path

Staffordshire University have announced details of a new creative Masters degree which offers promising filmmakers the chance to carve out a career in feature film.

Launching in September, the MA in Feature Film Production offers exciting opportunities to work as a creative and technical production team on a feature length film ready for distribution.

Feature Film News

Stoke Your Fires Film Festival Returns

Stoke Your Fires film festival is back with a mini-fest on 25th March as part of plans to revive this popular citywide event. Stoke-on-Trent City Council and co-ordinators B-Arts are planning a new direction for the festival to make it bigger and better. Films to engage non-cinema audiences will be screened at a range of venues across Stoke, including Stoke Film Theatre.

Trevelyan Wright, Executive Director of B-Arts, says: We think Stoke needs and deserves a proper celebration of film, whether it’s made in the city or connects to the shared passions of the people of Stoke. We’re going to be using these events to talk to a wide range of people about what they want from future film festivals in the city.


Magic Textiles supply’s promotional materials for Sony‘s new game Civilization XI

A TEXTILE company proved it really has the magic touch – after completing a major order for global tech company Sony.

Magic Textiles, based in Leek, was commissioned to produce 238,000 individual printed maps – from 55,000 meters of fabric – as part of Sony’s promotion for recently-launched computer game Civilization XI.

Magic Textiles

3D Print Bureau – Clinch Major Sainsbury’s Deal

Longton based 3D Print Bureau clinched a major deal with supermarket-giant Sainsbury’s following an investment of more than £200,000.

Earlier this year, the 3D Print Bureau purchased the state-of-the-art Stratasys J750 machine – a 3D printer capable of full 24 bit colour and multi-material prints.

3D Print Bureau – Clinch Major Sainsbury’s Deal