Film Festivals

Tribeca film festival to go live online
March 24, 20110

By: Akshata Rao
Popularly known as the spring film festival ‘Tribeca’ was launched in 2001 by Robert De Niro. This was an initiative to support growth & culture in Manhattan, USA post the September 11 terror attacks will open up its screenings to online viewers for the very first time. The festival is said to… [Read more…]

Black London’s Film Heritage
March 24, 20110

By: Saravanan Sugumaran
London further propelled its glowing image as a truly cosmopolitan city by bringing together a collection of film extracts that depict Black London during the early twentieth century. Initiated and funded by Film London, Black London’s Film Heritage launched its “Big City Stories” project at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton and at the… [Read more…]

‘World’s longest film’ premieres in Helsinki
March 24, 2011

By: Akshata Rao
A Danish film which was screened at a film festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki yesterday (Mar23, 2011) has been billed as the longest movie ever screened. The 240-hour film titled “Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso building, Helsinki)” was created and directed by a Danish art group called Superflex. “According to our… [Read more…]

Queer Cinema at its Global Best
March 20, 2011
By: Saravanan Sugumaran
The 25th BFI (British Film Institute) London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which is to take place between March 31st and April 6, is expected to further cement is reputation as the UK’s largest LGBT film event. The event explores and reflects the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cultures aiming… [Read more…]

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival
March 18, 2011

By: Akshata Rao
If watching wild adventurous videos thrills you and if you’re craving for some real adrenaline rush then Banff Mountain Film Festival is something you shouldn’t miss. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It… [Read more…]

Women power in Film
March 18, 2011

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By: Saravanan Sugumaran
The 2011 Birds Eye View Festival (BEV) commemorated the success of women filmmakers as part of its gala celebration on its seventh annual programme. The festival which coincided with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day paid tribute to a century of women filmmakers from Lois Weber to Lucy Walker. “Bird’s Eye… [Read more…]

Sundance comes to London
March 17, 2011

Robert Redford At Sundance

By: Aarti Jitender
Robert Redford is bringing Sundance to London next year. On Tuesday, the actor turned film-maker announced the festival will be held from April 26-29, 2012 at The O2 Arena. It will feature American film screenings, live music performances and panel discussions. Speaking at the Sundance London launch, Redford, who founded the original… [Read more…]

The Little Angel Puppet Film Festival
March 15, 2011

Little angel theatre - Puppet Film Festival

By: Akshata Rao
Little Angel Theatre and Reel Islington launched London’s first ever puppet film festival from March 25-27, 2011 to commemorate Little Angel Theatre’s 50th birthday. Little Angel Theatre based in Islington also transformed its intimate 100-seat theatre into a cinema hall for this purpose. On the eve of the festival Louise Radinger, co-chair… [Read more…]

CIJ’s Investigative Film Week coming up next week
March 5, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender
The upcoming investigative film week is expected to hold a spotlight to the corrupt and dirty practices of aid organizations, the food industry and the corporate world. It’s also expected to highlight the thousands of previously unknown civilian deaths caused by the Iraq War. The film festival, organized by the Centre for… [Read more…]

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