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Ten visionary cinematic dispatches from two of contemporary experimental film's most uncompromising artists.Ranging from mind-blowing psychedelia to trance film documentary to Scottish hermit ethnography (in Cinemascope!), these films sketch a portrait of a modern world in increasingly hopeful ... Read more
The Nigerian film industry - aka Nollywood - is booming. By shooting all films on digital video, the industry has compressed production schedules into a matter of days. Taking films directly to Lagos' Idumota electronics market and selling them as home videos has simplified the ‘distribution' ... Read more
Screenwriting courses always stress the importance of film structure, but frequently lack the time to focus on the very building blocks of that structure: the scene, the scene sequence and the transitions which move the story from one scene to the next. Yet so often, it is one scene or sequence ... Read more
Once you've created indelible characters, what do you do with them? This seminar focuses on creating a believable and organic character arc which is connected fully both to the character and the structure of your script. The key is to show a subtle, one step forward, two steps back change in your ... Read more
Creating unique and memorable character voices is one of the best ways to get a script noticed and one powerful way to approach dialogue writing is to consider it in terms of genre. If you know what each genre requires in terms of tone, type of characters, crucial structural moments, etc. it's much ... Read more
Authors: Heide Breitcl, Eval Haminel Lollo Stankowski, a 39-year-old teacher and mother, works m an environmental group to fight against the destruction of the trees because of acid rain. ... Read more
A teenager wonders at her father's selfishness as he leaves his family in favour of a younger woman. The girl's story reflects the surrealism of confused adolescence, yet presents some well-observed insights. --- D/S Ramunas Greiãius P Kestutis Drazdauskas WS Cinevera L Lithuanian w/English ... Read more
From Roddenberry Entertainment, the creators of Star Trek, comes a groundbreaking, 360° fulldome, live-action narrative film starring Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, Rachel True and Stargate Universe’s David Blue, as well as internet icons Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley. ... Six strangers ... Read more
Heather wakes up hungry, but her mum has the shakes. While finding something to eat and money to feed her mum's habit, Heather pays an unexpected price. Taut and genuinely shocking, [Who Do You Love'] received the Special Jury Prize at the Tehran Film Festival. --- D/S Jim McRoberts P/WS Elaine ... Read more
A montage from four different perspectives of a group of musicians working in a claustrophobic situation. ... Read more
A woman waits at a bus stop, ready to move on with her life. But first she must let go of all that holds her back. The story of a woman caught between her past and her future, [Whole Heart] stars stars Mia Hollingworth with John Brumpton and James Brennan. --- D/S Tracie Mitchell P/WS Twirling ... Read more
A resonant portrait of a woman who suffers the loss of her husband during the Second World War, and remains with the loss to the present day. ... Read more
Deals with wild life of Macquarie Island, 900 miles to the south of Tasmania. Features plants, birds, and mammals which derive a livelihood from the stormy wastes of the south polar and sub-polar regions. ... Read more
American photographer William Eggleston introduced colour photography into an art world still clinging to monochrome. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York used Eggleston's work to mark its first one-man colour photographic exhibition in 1976, the museum inflamed outrage in the critics who ... Read more
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the 'Homelands Now' spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. These shorts are not only diverse and stylistically adventurous, but provide a rare glimpse ... Read more
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A women's lib propaganda film, made by France's top woman director, Agnès Varda. ... Read more
“I learned and lived more in the last seven days than in the last seven years... nothing will ever be the same again. I can't go back... my life begins now!” - documentary maker Jamie Morgan People enter a workshop that takes place over 10 days somewhere outside San Francisco. Run by a ... Read more
The Substitute (Italy)I Am Famous (India)Mei (Taipei/USA)Bonfire (Colombia)Tanghi Argentini (Belgium)Make A Wish (Palestine)Hard To Swallow (UK) ... Read more
Programme 3 ... Mum (Denmark)Walnut (Australia)Warlord (USA)The T-Shirt (Czech Republic)Kwiz (Belgium)The Water and the Milk (Mexico)Amin (France, Germany, Netherlands)Watching it Rain (Mexico) ... Read more
Caught (Iceland)Jamaica (Spain)Fair Trade (Germany)True Colours (UK)Wrestling (Iceland)Fog (New Zealand)Coco-Nuts (Norway) ... Read more
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This bleak social criticism is an expression of European shame over the Holocaust. It contains one of cinema's most provocative images. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1991 ... Read more
A World Without Thieves, from popular Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, is a stylish, high-octane ride on a train to redemption - with some superbly choreographed battle scenes en route. It revolves around China's Bonnie and Clyde - Wang Bo, played by the superstar Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, MIFF ... Read more
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