In January, amidst the Oscar buzz, the festival comes to life, championing future talent, offering different view-points, and reminding audiences why shorts are important. It's a chance to prove that short film is alive and kicking and in rude health, with the sheer diversity of work on show.
The Five Wives And Lives Of Melvyn Pfferberg the 17-minute comic epic to which I have added my Britpop-meets-Klezmer noises, has been filmed, post-produced and, finally, unleashed upon an unsuspecting global gaggle of film festival curators...at times like this, I like to muse upon precisely which bits of our creation a hopefully-packed theater of LA hipsters will enjoy the most.
I know I loathed Brexit. I didn't want our country to seem so insular, fear-based and - get ready for this big word - mean. After some reading, googling and chats with friends, that's how Brexit appeared to me.
Extremists attack schools and universities, and kidnap and murder pupils, teachers and academics because they fear genuine education. If we do not actively confront their abhorrent views they will take advantage of our silence. Young people will make up their own minds. We need to make sure they get the facts.
I want this film to be a love letter to all those people who are worried about saying I Love You. Say it. Trust me. You will learn a lot more about yourself if you stride out and embrace the emotional surf that knocks you off your feet.
Queen's anthem 'We Will Rock You' has long been heard everywhere from concert halls to football terraces, but they'll be
Here are some interesting facts about Easter that you may or may not know or know (or not know).
We always thought Hannibal Lecter had a thing for the ladies. Turns out, he likes sleek Danish furniture even more. Danish
Have lunch. We all need to eat now and again, as recent studies have shown. Experts recommend edible foodstuffs, as opposed to paving stones, or bits of bark off the nearest tree, however convenient this may first appear.
In an age where online video sharing is more and more common, it seems the short film has been given a new lease of life. So it's a shame we don't get to see more bite-sized films on TV and in cinemas.