It’s raining film festivals in autumn like in no other season 🙂 I can barely keep up with them 🙂 Here are some of the latest that have caught my attention. By the way, from the three I have been to Raindance in 2016. The founder of the festival is Elliot Grove and I once followed his 3-day master class about script writing in Brussels. For more study opportunities in film related areas, please check their website: http://www.raindance.org.
24th Athens International Film Festival (19/9-1/10): Awards
Golden Athena award for Best Film – “The Heiresses” by Marcelo Martinessi;
City of Athens Best Director Award -“Museum” by Alonso Ruizpalacios;
Best Screenplay Award – “In the Aisles” by Clemens Meyer and Thomas Stuber.
The rest of the awards can be seen here: http://en.aiff.gr/news/arthro/aiff_24_awards-15553768/.
31st Helsinki International Film Festival (20/9-30/9): News
The HIFF Audience Award went to Boots Riley’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.
This Year’s Guest of Honour was director Spike Lee (presented his film BlacKkKlansman) and film actor Shia LaBeouf (presented his documentary film #TakeMeAnywhere) was in attendance as well.
Opening Gala screened Pawel Pawlikowski’s COLD WAR (like in Athens IFF) and Closing Gala screened Kirill Serebrennikov’s SUMMER (Leto 2018).
For more info, please visit: https://hiff.fi/en/.
26th Raindance Film Festival (27/9-7/10): News
On the 26th of September – Gala Opening – was screened Marialy Rivas’ Princesita (Chile/Argentina/Spain).
On the 28th of September was Guest Country – Chile – Day: Gonzalo Maza talked about his Academy Award-winning movie A Fantastic Woman (Best Foreign Language Film in 2017).
Here’s the festival’s website: https://www.raindance.org/festival/.
Update! – on 16 November 2018 (sorry. it took me quite a while 🙂
The winner of the Best International Feature was: Marialy Rivas’ Princesita.
Here below you can see pictures of special guests: Amanda Seyfried (USA) and Christopher O’Dowd (Ireland).