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October Films sponsors film fest & gives out paid internship

UK prodco October Films will sponsor the Imperial War Museum's annual film festival for student and amateur filmmakers in London. In particular, October will sponsor the Annie Dodds Award for Best Documentary, which is named in honor of Dodds, a founder of October who died in 2005. The prodco will also offer one of the winning student filmmakers a paid internship at their office in London and will offer advice and assistance to young people interested in doc-making as part of the Imperial War Museum's Student Documentary Masterclass. October joins the roster of sponsors which includes History and Blue Digital Services. Films must use footage from the museum's archive to qualify for the festival.
June 8, 2009

UK prodco October Films will sponsor the Imperial War Museum’s annual film festival for student and amateur filmmakers in London. In particular, October will sponsor the Annie Dodds Award for Best Documentary, which is named in honor of Dodds, a founder of October who died in 2005. The prodco will also offer one of the winning student filmmakers a paid internship at their office in London and will offer advice and assistance to young people interested in doc-making as part of the Imperial War Museum’s Student Documentary Masterclass. October joins the roster of sponsors which includes History and Blue Digital Services. Films must use footage from the museum’s archive to qualify for the festival.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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