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Raindance 2015
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Raindance 2015

The 23rd Raindance Film Festival opened last Wednesday with a gala screening of Kai Barry’s Newcomer. That means Raindance is happening right now, and you’re missing it! As ever, the festival celebrates independent movie-making at the cutting edge and seeks to identify some of the world’s most innovative and provocative […]

59th BFI London Film Festival
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59th BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival hits the capital once again in October, highlighting the films anticipated to do well in the upcoming awards season.  The UK’s largest film festival, the 12-day event will showcase 238 films across 16 venues in central London, including the West End’s new Picturehouse Central. Among the 245 […]

Venice Film Festival 2015 Round-up
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Venice Film Festival 2015 Round-up

Well that’s Venice done for another year marking the official end of summer time. At least that’s how I see it. It’s been a good festival as well, despite the usual carping you hear every time. The standard was certainly higher than last year, and if nothing matched the 2014 […]

Venice 72nd International Film Festival Preview
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Venice 72nd International Film Festival Preview

It could be the beachfront venues, the nearby canals drawing people from all over the world, or simply the history behind the place. Whatever it is, there’s something about the Venice Film Festival that always commands attention. The oldest festival of its kind in the world kicks off for the […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 4-6
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 4-6

DAY FOUR Day four of the festival and things are in full swing now, all over Sheffield there are talks taking place and drinks being held, deep within the bowels of the Festival buildings projects are being pitched, bought and sold. It is really encouraging to see the number of […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 1-3
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 1-3

OPENING NIGHT The sunny weather came out just in time on Friday afternoon. After a rather hectic hour or so standing in queues to get passes and tickets (though it seemed everyone had the same idea as us and arrived on the Thursday night, resulting in an initial mad rush […]

Film4 FrightFest returns ……
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Film4 FrightFest returns ……

You know that summer is on the way, when details – and official artwork – for the year’s Film4 FrightFest horror film festival are made public.  With this in mind the poster that will form the basis for this year’s advertising campaign has just gone live – and it is […]

Anything Cannes can do ……..
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Anything Cannes can do ……..

That’s it, the event which is the Cannes Film Festival is over for another year. The awards have been awarded, the red carpets mothballed and the stars and international media have moved on until it all happens again in another twelve months. However, apart from those winning the awards and […]

La Tête Haute
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Cannes 2015 Round-up

With a small, eclectic collection of Jury members, Cannes is prone to throw up surprises. The 68th edition has proven no different. Jury joint presidents Joel and Ethan Coen closed a dizzying week and a half of film by handing the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s relatively unheralded immigrant tale […]