23rd Busan International Film Festival

23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was celebrated from the 4th to 13th of October at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, Korea. From awards presented I would like to mention that The Actor and Actress of the Year honors went to 2 actresses (!): Lee Ju-yeong for her role in Maggie (Korea) and Choi Hee-seo in Our Body … Continue reading 23rd Busan International Film Festival

Flash news: 24th AIFF, 31st HIFF and 26th Raindance FF

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 … Continue reading Flash news: 24th AIFF, 31st HIFF and 26th Raindance FF

Debbie Writes About ‘TIFF 2018’ Here

Debbie from Scotland, currently based in Toronto, shares her experience as a volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival. Being a volunteer at a film festival is no doubt one great way to immerse in such festival – it is a unique way to get to see a lot of movies and to learn about the making of such event from a practical point of view and of course there are lots of opportunities for meeting interesting like-minded people from the movie business and from all sorts of related areas, not to forget die-hard movie fans. This all makes such experience worthwhile, not to mention excitement must be constantly through the roof! 🙂

Thank you, Debbie from debbiewritesreviewshere.com, for sharing your experience and impressions 🙂 It’s a very good read 🙂

debbie writes reviews here

I applied to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 for a number of reasons; my ever-increasing interest in the organisation of film festivals, and how this varies from festival-to-festival (from the likes of Glasgow Film Festival to smaller events such as Discovery Film Festival (in Dundee), Africa in Motion (in Glasgow and Edinburgh), and ReelHeART Film and Screenplay Festival (in Toronto)); having recently moved to Toronto, I thought getting involved with the biggest festival around these parts would offer opportunities to network with like-minded film aficionados; and most importantly, free cinema passes for every shift I work (jk! But definitely a good perk).

Orientation was held early in August 2018, where I sat alongside 500 other keen beans, hearing the history of the festival and what will be required of us during the event this year. Short interviews afterwards provided us with an opportunity to express a preference…

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Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September) in pictures from the Red Carpet (6-12 September)- check out awards ceremony tonight (16 September!) in live on Youtube!

Quite a few movies presented are the same as were at the Venice film festival - no surprises there. Below you can have a glimpse of some actors from the red carpet in Toronto. They were shot by the TIFF's team of photographers. For more pictures you can check TIFF's live : https://www.tiff.net/tiff/pages/?tab=watch-live. OR https://www.tiff.net/the-review/on-the-tiff-18-red-carpet/. For … Continue reading Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September) in pictures from the Red Carpet (6-12 September)- check out awards ceremony tonight (16 September!) in live on Youtube!

75th Venice International Film Festival 29 August – 8 September

It's no doubt my favorite film festival, even though I have not been to a very big number of festivals yet. It's just location wise so beautifully on a little island Lido - not far from Venice, the romantic city full of canals and gondolas. To get there you would have to take a little … Continue reading 75th Venice International Film Festival 29 August – 8 September

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