Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Honors ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ At 28th Event

The festival also announced the recipients of the University Short Film Awards, short films highlighting the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional students. Each will receive a $500 cash prize. Awardees include Heading South, directed by Yuan Yuan (NYU Tisch School For The Arts); Parachute, directed by Katherine Tolentino (Brooklyn College); Round 0, directed […]

New York Film Festival Puts Tradition Into Turnaround To Meet The Drive-In Moment

Related Story Steve McQueen On Capturing The Joys & Struggles With Racism Of London’s ’70s Black West Indies Culture In NYFF Opening Night Film ‘Lovers Rock’ In place of Alice Tully Hall, the Walter Reade Theater, red-carpet pomp and bashes at Tavern on the Green will be online screenings and drive-ins in Queens, Brooklyn and […]

Drive-In ‘Lovers Rock’: A NY Film Festival Unlike Any Other Honks Opening Horn

Lim took note of how the film’s extended, intimately photographed dance sequences play for viewers unable to do any of the familiar, in-person socializing that defines film festivals. “This is a strange year in which we don’t have for the first time ever an opening-night party,” Lim told McQueen. “But we have an opening film […]

BFI London Film Festival 2020: Big releases and hidden gems from Ammonite to Limbo

Director Chloe Zhao (soon to hit the mainstream with Marvel’s Eternals) delivers a major awards contender. Nomadland follows a widow named Fern (Oscar-winner Frances McDormand) who has lost her home and much of her old married life. She now wanders the American West taking what work she can to get by and meets various figures […]

Venice Film Festival Calls For Journalists To Hold Reviews Until Public Screenings

It’s not immediately clear whether this embargo extends to interviews and social media commentary. Neither is there any word on potential punishments for breaking the embargo. I have reached out to the festival and will update as soon as I hear back. The festival’s press screening timetable has moved around somewhat this year which could further […]

Film Review: Steve McQueen’s New York Film Festival Opener ‘Lovers Rock’

Seen in the context of the weightier episodes to come, this modestly intended installment makes sense, but all by its lonesome it feels distinctly minor, a sensual warm-up for meatier courses to come; a large part of it is simply given over to watching people dance and hang out. Given its abbreviated running time and […]

Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: ‘Martin Eden’, ‘Murmur’, ‘How To Build A Girl’

“A politically and philosophically provocative story told with extraordinary cinematic invention and grace, this film reaffirms a faith that is easy to lose in 2019: that the cinema we know is an iceberg with nine-tenths still remaining to be discovered,” the jury said. “This is a classic story told in a novel manner that dips […]

Hanoi, HCM City host science film festival

The 10th Science Film Festival opened at Thuc Nghiem High School on October 14.—Photo courtesy of Goethe Institute As part of the Science Film Festival 2020, which is co-held by the Goethe Institute and THD Education Solutions Company, the institute offers full Sundays on October 25 and November 8 in Hanoi Goethe Institute and November 1 & 15 in HCMC General Science Library to […]

‘Art is therapy’: Richa Chadha treats theatre lovers with ‘magic’ clips of Chaplin Concert from El Gouna Film Festival

She captioned the video, “Thank you for this beautiful experience @elgounafilmfestivalofficial ! We watched a film that is a 100 years old with live music…MAGIC! (sic).” She added, “Thank you Charlie Chaplin… If only we’d told more stories of softer men, men who held orphans with love…the world would have turned out very different. ❤️With […]

Interview: Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival big success under anti-coronavirus measures: manager

“This edition put us in another place, because we are among just a few film festivals around the world which have organized physical editions since the outbreak of the pandemic,” al-Tamimi said, noting many international film festivals were either postponed, cancelled or switched to online screening because of the pandemic.