Mark Cosgrove

Too Many Films....Not Enough Time: Reflections on Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

"Too many films......not enough time," is a sentiment I heard a few times at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The Berlinale present approximately 200 films. Combine that with the European Film Market's in excess of 200 films and add in the 200 or so from the previous month's Sundance and Rotterdam and well, you have a lot of films to work your way through and only so much time.

African Cinema: From Margins to Mainstream?

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Given that cinema along with television are two of the most important and influential platforms through which we get images presented to us and understand the world it is surely significant that images of Africa are limited: limited to either conflict, crisis or natural history.

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival: Bristling with Creativity

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

The world of short film and animation descended on Bristol last week and with it came the UK and world film industry - buyers, agents, producers - in search of the next Nick Park, Lynne Ramsay or Roy Andersson.