Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Reviews – Part 1 (August 2-6) — MovieBabble

Melbourne International Film Festival is already in a respectable age - it is 67 years old. They have certainly learned over time how to choose an interesting spectrum of movies. As you can read below from Sean Coates' article, this films discovery journey is a feast for the eyes as well as mind 🙂 I … Continue reading Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Reviews – Part 1 (August 2-6) — MovieBabble

Jane Fonda was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Traverse City Film Festival (31 July – 5 August)

    Michael Moore, known for his eye-opening documentaries, the founder of the  Traverse City Film Festival honoured Jane Fonda (she certainly does not look 80 years old) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has received during her long career many awards and among those an Emmy Award for The Dollmaker (1984).  As of late … Continue reading Jane Fonda was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Traverse City Film Festival (31 July – 5 August)

Newsflash from New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland (26 July – 5 August)

Isabella Eklöf 's "Holiday" is the winner of the 18th New Horizons.  Here is the news from the horses mouth or almost 😉 - https://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/akt.do?id=5403. Please read at your ease. Awarded were also An Elephant Sitting Still by Hu Bo and Cut-out by Zuzanna Grajcewicz. Hu Bo died last year. Rest in peace. By the way, … Continue reading Newsflash from New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland (26 July – 5 August)

“Volcano”, “Fortuna”, “Yeva”, “Sunset Truck” win awards at Golden Apricot International Film Festival

Golden Apricot is an Armenian International Film Festival. It ran from 8 to 15 July. Golden Apricot for the Best Film went to “Volcano” (Ukraine-Germany) directed by Roman Bondarchuk. Silver Apricot for the Best Director went to Germinal Roaux for his “Fortuna” (Switzerland). Armenian National Film Academy Award for the Best Film was awarded to … Continue reading “Volcano”, “Fortuna”, “Yeva”, “Sunset Truck” win awards at Golden Apricot International Film Festival

North Korean films screened for the first time at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

    Organisers of the 22nd BIFAN (12-22 July 2018) had to apply for a special permit from the governement to screen North Korean films as those are classified in South Korea. 9 North Korean feature and short films were screened, among them was included the family drama "The Story of Our Home," which won … Continue reading North Korean films screened for the first time at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

‘The Cut’ Scoops International Film Award — Amref Health Africa

Peter Wangugi's The Cut (Kenya) won the prize for best feature at the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence Italy ( July 5 to 8, 2018) and as of late it took part in the big Zanzibar International Film Festival. The movie The Cut takes into focus female genital mutilation (aka excision/female circumcision) - … Continue reading ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Film Award — Amref Health Africa

Submission of films to XXII Black Nights Film Festival is open until the 17th of August

This year Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival will be held from 16 November to 2 December. It is an FIAPF-accredited (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) competitive feature film festival in the Northern Europe. For submissions regulations, please visit the PÖFF website:https://2018.poff.ee/eng/festival/regulations. Or here:https://filmfreeway.com/BlackNightsFilmFestival. Ahh-wooooooo!  

Erik Gandini’s The Rebel Surgeon won Viewers’ Choice Award at the XXXII Pärnu Film Festival in Estonia

XXXII Pärnu Film Festival's (25 June - 1 July) Grand Prix was awarded to a German film-maker with Syrian roots Talal Derki for his film "Of Fathers and Sons" (Germany 2017). Best Estonian Documentary Film Award went to Jaanis Valk for his film "Ahto. Unistuste jaht" (transl: Ahto. Chasing a dream) (Estonia 2017). I enjoyed watching … Continue reading Erik Gandini’s The Rebel Surgeon won Viewers’ Choice Award at the XXXII Pärnu Film Festival in Estonia

Any familiar faces at the Sydney Film Festival?

Sydney Film Festival ran from 6 to 17 June and today, on the last day is the award ceremony. I was checking whether or not I would recognize a face or two from the Australian actors at the festival. As they show from time to time Australian TV series on Estonian TV channels, I was … Continue reading Any familiar faces at the Sydney Film Festival?