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The BFI launch new Creative Europe-supported VOD project

The Cut is a series of new short films featuring leading creatives from beyond the realm of cinema revealing the independent films that inspire them.

Supported through Creative Europe’s Promotion of Audiovisual Works Online  funding scheme, the series is now free to view on the BFI's VOD service, BFI Player.

A new short will arrive on BFI Player every month from January through to September 2018, with each artist revealing the independent films from around the world that they love. Reaching beyond the film world, The Cut offers unique insights into how the lives and careers of iconic and respected creatives in other fields have been shaped and influenced by cinema. Each of their chosen films can be found on BFI Player, introducing audiences to titles they might not have been aware of or were hesitant to explore.

Episode 1

The series kicks off with British designer Es Devlin, one of the world’s leading stage and set designers, who reveals her love for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindNymphomaniac and Jean Cocteau’s classic fantasy Orphée.

Episode 2

In the second edition of The Cut, Professor Brian Cox talks about the films that matter to him most, including The Man Who Fell To Earth,The Day The Earth Caught Fire and Local Hero.

Episode 3

Acting, rap and comedy renaissance man Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown) talk about the films that have inspired him and made him think including Brewster's Millions, Locke, The Selfish Giant.

Episode 4

Renowned architect Richard Rogers tells us about the films that have inspired him and his work including Rome, Open City, The Battle of Algiers and The Third Man

Episode 5

Acclaimed fashion designer Bella Freud talks us through the films that resonate with her, including Belle de Jour, Five Broken Cameras and La Belle et la Bete

Episode 6

Award-winning artist and photographer Juno Calypso unveils the films she loves and how they have influenced her including The Lobster, Rita Due and Bob Too and The Arbor

Episode 7

Mercury Prize-nominated musician Loyle Carner reveals four compelling films that have inspired including Pulp Fiction, Bend it Like Beckham and East is East. 

Episode 8

Influential broadcaster Gilles Peterson chooses four sonically driven films including Paterson, All Night Long, Dread Beat and Blood, and Searching for Sugarman.