He set up a film company and has just released Tadpole, his first film. GARY WINICK explains why he’s trying to do for the US what Dogme did for the Danes.

Words: Kaleem Aftab.

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Were you surprised by the reception to Tadpole at Sundance?

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How about someone like Scorsese?

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MOONSTONE International has just announced the deadline for applications for its next Filmmakers Lab to take place in Scotland between 3 and 22 February 2004. Running over three weeks. the Lab offers a space where participating directors can rehearse. shoot. edit and screen key scenes for their projects. while working with industry professionals. The deadline is 8 September 2003. Interested? Contact 0131 220 2080. email info@moonstone.

org.uk or visit: www.moonstone.org.uk.

THE EXCELLENT SHORT Talks at the Cabaret Voltaire continue on Thursday 19 June at 7pm. The directors of the acclaimed short Waiting for Bobo will screen their film and hold a Q&A.

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