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Lack-Lustre Rome Film Festival Divides Critics with its Winning Choice

Lack-Lustre Rome Film Festival Divides Critics with its Winning Choice

When Marc Muller, the former artistic director of Venice of Film Festival, which attracts the brightest stars from Hollywood and beyond, took over Rome Film Festival this year, many expected to see Rome glittering with the most luminous names in the film business, but having spent 5 days at the fest...

LFF2012: Record ticket sales for new look shorter festival

LFF2012: Record ticket sales for new look shorter festival

Bracketed by films and fellowships for one of the industry's most idiosyncratic couples, the new look London Film Festival is celebrating its best ever ticket sales....

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

LFF2012: Hoffman finally gets around to directing

At the UK premiere of his directorial debut Quartet, at the London Film Festival, Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman jokes that he always wanted to direct - it just took him 40 years to get around to it....

You don’t need a lot of money to make a Raindance film

You don’t need a lot of money to make a Raindance film

Another year, another film at Raindance. That’s the way for writer, producer, actor – and soon to be director – Jonnie Hurn. Producer and one of the stars of Drew Cullingham’s latest drama, Black Smoke Rising, Hurn is back at Raindance for the third year in succession. Two y...

The Dark Heart of Raindance

The Dark Heart of Raindance

In 1996, British writer Christian Piers Betley wrote a vampire film called Rampage. Sixteen years later, having evolved into Dark Hearts, without a vampire in sight, it's had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, where it was nominated for the Best International Feature award....

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

There is no other film event that transforms its host city the way Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) does. During the 11-days, the sleepy city of Toronto becomes the thriving epicentre of the film industry, hosting thousands of industry professionals and film fans from all over the world, w...

London Film Festival announces new look line-up

London Film Festival announces new look line-up

The BFI has announced the full line-up of the 56th London Film Festival, kicking off with Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie on 10th October, ending with Mike Newell’s Great Expectations on 21st October and with more than two hundred and twenty more features and over a hundred shorts in between....

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

It might have been one of the wettest Cannes Film Festivals in living memory, but from from the point of view of the industry, it had to be good news - those spare moments that critics and buyers alike might have...

LFF2011: Not everyone wants to know ghosts dont exist

LFF2011: Not everyone wants to know ghosts dont exist

"It's a vicar's job to keep the myth of God alive - whether he exists or not isn't the point - it's the belief that's important." This is a line writer/director Nick Murphy ended up having to cut out of his debut feature, the low budget British ghost story The Awakening....

LFF2011: Ramsay puts Shrivers Kevin on the screen

LFF2011: Ramsay puts Shriver’s Kevin on the screen

In 2003, the author Lionel Shriver published her study of a mother's inability to connect with her violent child in the novel We Need to Talk about Kevin. It went on to win the Orange Prize for women's literature.When Scottish...

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