22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

ran from 16 November to 2 December. Life time Achievement Awards were presented to Liv Ullmann (Norwegian actress), Ivars Seleckis (Latvian documentary film maker) and Mark Soosaar (Estonian documentary film maker). Grand Prix For The Best Film: Rubén Mendoza's Wandering Girl (Colombia/France). Best Director: JANG WOO-JIN for his Winter’s Night (South Korea). For more info please visit: … Continue reading 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

40th Cairo International Film Festival in pictures

Film festivals' opening ceremonies and galas and award ceremonies are well-known showcases for extravagant evening gowns. If you are a fashionista or love fashion, then feast your eyes on these pictures of southern sex appeal and lush extravaganza. 🙂 For more you can visit:  https://www.ciff.org.eg/ciff-40-album/ or https://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/people/news/fashion-celebrity-highlights-cairo-international-film-festival-2018?page=0&img=0.  

Stockholm Film Festival 2018

The 29th Stockholm International Film Festival ran from 7 to 18 of November. This year’s edition celebrated strong, talented women in the movie business. Canadian director and screenwriter Mary Harron was awarded the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. Swedish film actress and director Gunnel Lindblom was awarded the Stockholm Achievement Award.

Film director of an Iranian origin, Asghar Farhadi, is the winner of Stockholm Visionary award. For more info, please visit: https://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/.

 

 

 

Martin Rundkvist from aardvarchaeology.wordpress.com went to the festival and tells us about the movies he visioned. Thank you, Martin, for writing this review and for sharing! 🙂 It’s a great overview and read. https://aardvarchaeology.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/stockholm-film-festival-2018/

Aardvarchaeology - by Dr. Martin Rundkvist

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I discovered film festivals in 2014, but I didn’t go to one last year because I like my evenings at home and I was working full time at the National Archives then. This year I’ve been able to go to the Stockholm International Film Festival thanks to the telecommuting nature of my current job. But I do spend two days a week in Linköping, and the upcoming final weekend of the festival will coincide with a boardgaming retreat, so I only managed to see 7½ films this year.

My festival M.O. is to first decide when I can see some films, and then watch whatever is on at that time and seems reasonably interesting. Hardly ever do I watch more than two movies on one day, or it becomes a chore. This way I caught three really good ones:

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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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