Film Festivals

This 'Smart Tent' Is A Glimpse At The Future Of Festivals

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech

When connecting with nature just feels like far too much effort you can always rely on technology to connect with you instead. To demonstrate the apex...

12 Must-See Documentaries About Current World Politics

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Francesca Nand

World politics have taken some unexpected and, arguably, unwelcome turns in recent times and the world of film and TV is beginning to reflect this with a must-see range of current affairs-focused films about to be released at both film festivals and in the cinemas.

It's Only Doc'n'Roll But They Like It

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's in the documentary where a story's telling can be straighter, clearer and where new money can be made, as evinced by Doc'n'Roll, a new film festival that is helping to repopulate the world of the independent film-maker. All, thankfully, is not lost.

Are Film Festivals Dying?

Derek Malcolm | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Derek Malcolm

More and more the question being asked is "is to all worth it?" The cynics suggest that a big, starry American film will make its way at the box-office whether or not it wins a Festival prize. And an art movie from a small country will be bought and shown all over the world if it is good enough.

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Stewart

We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports us - not just seed funding for one film project a year but through a whole panoply of workshops, meet-ups and networking events.

Missed Cannes? Put These Other Fabulous French Film Festivals in Your Diary

Samantha Wills | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Wills

Out-priced in Cannes? No room at the inn? Or, couldn't get there in time? Well, Cannes isn't the only star-studded film festival taking place in France this year! Here are some of the other great festivals of cinema that France has to offer for cinephiles, culture vultures and star-spotters - in some truly beautiful destinations.

Seven Film Festivals to Get Your Outdoors Fix This Winter

Will Ross | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Ross

Now that we're officially into Autumn, it's time to plan for the darker days ahead and what treats are due. When it comes to thinking about snow or escaping to surf somewhere in the sun, outdoors films, festivals and tours provide a handy placebo.

A Tale of Two Cities, Birmingham Alabama and England

James Mahon | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

They share a name, they share a similar population size coupled with a strong industrial past but now they share a similar vision albeit 4200 miles apart.

Caroline Frost

'We Are Monster' - Film Of Teenage Prison Murderer Who 'Didn't Think He Was Racist' | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Leeshon Alexander was a teenager in 2000 when he read the local news, with one headline catching his attention – the murder by one teenager of anoth...

10 of the Best from Loch Ness Film Festival 2014

Leigh Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

So much can be gained in five to ten minutes, and the The Loch Ness film Festival which begins its fourth annual run at the end of the month celebrate...

Wes And Scarlett To Make A Show Of This Year's Glasgow Film Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Wes Anderson, Richard Ayoade, are just two of the filmmakers debuting their latest big screen offerings at this year's Glasgow Film Festival. Ande...

Seventh Russian Film Festival Opens to Great Acclaim

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

Bite the Dust, which opened the 10 day long 7th Russian Film Festival in London on 7 November, coincided with the day remembered as the Coup d'Etat when Bolsheviks took power over Tsarist Russia. A symbolic day to open the festival.

What We Learned at Cannes 2013

Planet Ivy | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

Sometimes it's easy to forget that the real purpose of Cannes is identifying the year's best films. Forget the controversy and offscreen drama - the festival still shapes the course of cinema for most of the coming year

Salma Opens the Human Rights Watch Film Festival - Review

Eva Grzybek | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Eva Grzybek

Despite the tough subject matter Salma is a fantastic watch. I came out of it empowered and inspired. And I have both Salma and Kim Longinotto to thank for that.

Good Guys Vs Bad Guys

Andrea Holley | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Holley

We are all capable of any number of things 'good' or 'bad'. And that is what the films we show remind people. We are all powerful in some way. It is up to each of us to recognize that and hopefully utilize that power to make a positive difference.

Virtual Realities Film Week, Kino Central, Berlin

La JohnJoseph | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
La JohnJoseph

Last week in Mitte, Berlin, hidden away from the detritus of the city's infamous nightlife, in a back courtyard, in a tiny cinema, mixed- media artist Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo presented her ambitious and ambiguous film festival, Virtual Realities.

How to Grow a Film Festival

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

I have to say that all these changes have certainly revolutionised the Marrakech Film Festival experience, and it's gone from a dismal environment to a joyous one. If it continues to go forward in this direction, it shouldn't be too long before it's as celebrated as its established European counterparts.

WATCH: 'I Give It A Year' - See The Trailer For New British Romcom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

What's that, you say? A new romantic comedy from Working Title? Written and directed by the man behind 'Borat' and 'Brüno', starring the snooty one f...

Venice - La bella Serenissima

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We visited Venice this autumn, to see the architecture biennale, not that we ever need an excuse to go to our favourite European city.

Cannes: The Kooky and the Controversial

Jane Witherspoon | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jane Witherspoon

The 65th Cannes Film Festival promises to be one of the most celeby and the first night didn't disappoint. Director Wes Anderson opened with his new film Moonrise Kingdom. I've seen the film and can sum it up in a word... 'Kooky'!

2012's Top International Film Festivals

Black Tomato | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

It's a fabulous time to be a film fan, as the awards season gets going full swing, with the Golden Globes last week and the BAFTAs and the Oscars to c...

The London Korean Film Festival

Hye-jung Jeon | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Hye-jung Jeon

Korean film has always been an important player on the World cinema scene with many of the most acclaimed and successful directors and films coming fr...