With the exception of Kate Herron, Ugo Onwutalu & Nadia Denton, 6 board members have guest-written the BUFF Blog in the 3 or so years since its’ inception in April 2009 which, at the time, lauded the film ‘Adulthood’ as a watershed for urban independent cinema. A lot has happened since then...
@buffenterprises sent out its very first tweet in April 2009, 3 ½ years on @SpikeLee no less is retweeting BUFF NEWS ALERTS. Also back in 2009, @NoelClarke was ...
With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.
A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...
This Romanian Festival, founded in 2005 by the “Artis Foundation” film production, it is the only international film festival that, from the very beginning, looked towards the Black Sea region’s film industry, doing something different. The festival has grown every year and became noticed abroad due to the quality of the submitted movies as well as the events included in the official program.
Since 2007 each edition is held under the High Patronage of the Romanian President. Ro-IFF i...
Founded by Saint Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union festival, The Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” is held annually with the assistance of the Committee of Culture of Saint Petersburg Government.
The Film Festival “Beginning” represents a very important opportunity for independent and new cinema in Saint Petersburg. Every year the city at the Neva River welcomes young filmmakers, documentarians, directors, script writers, sound producers and all representatives...
See the beautiful trailer for the beautiful film by Dafne Jemersic:))))
SOON IN YOUR LOCAL CINEMA BEFORE THE END OF 2012
Film REALITY is great comedy about people lost in system with extraordinary twist, time travelling and experimental project on the moon all the time playing with idea what is our reality. REALITY - Dafne Jemersic - Writer, Director, Editor
Ayden Ramin, Direcstar TV presentor, join the OFF DE CANNES team with SAS princess Esther Kamatari, from Boulogne-Billancourt Hotel de Ville, and Bruno Gaccio, Canal+. Ayden sign the golden book to support the event for films, music and fashion shows.
During the OFF DE CANNES PARTY in ATRIUM BEACH, President Max Howard explains to Alain Zirah and Bruno Chatelin how he'll speak to the jury for the challenge.
By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012
Extraordinaire Derek Ting (DT) is an Asian American actor, producer, and writer who lives and work in Hong Kong. Ting is a native New Yorker who started his film career after experiencing the aftermath of 9/11. He is one to keep your eyes on in the circuit of independent films.
In 2003, Ting became president of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) collaborative group. As president, he renamed the group to Asian American ...
ArtDeco Film Festival - Sao Paulo - 2012
The closing night was busy and had the honorable presence of the band "Dois por Dois", by Fernando and Rafael, who performed from traditional jazz standards to authentic bossa nova.
It was indeed a star flooded event with celebrities attending the headquarters of FNAC in São Paulo.
Fernando Alves Pinto and Rafael Pimenta staged the festival as "masters of ceremony".
Presence of celebrities who kindly went to present the winners and award them with "Lotus Flower Trophy", among them we could meet:
Silver Princess Statuette
(replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilejana,
daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburgh)
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Nominees for BEST FICTION:
Joey ( dir. David Forster / Australia / 07'24'')
Guang ( dir. Shio Chuan Quek / Malaysia / 14'00'')
Short For Vernesa B. ( dir. Jons Vukorep / Germany / 10'47'')
The Factory ( dir. Aly Muritiba / Brazil / 15...
Roberto Christo and the "Sonhos de Vidro" Short Film team
Kelly Lima & Juan Lozano
Celia Ferper & Thogun Teixeira
Short Film: Catarse
Wil Johnson will host the opening night of the 7th British Urban
Film Festival in October, the producers of BUFF 2012 have announced.
whose previous film and TV credits include “Waking the Dead”, “Waterloo Road”
and “Babymother”, will be making his debut as festival presenter having
previously featured in starring roles at BUFF in the films ‘Disoriented
Generation’ and ‘Colour Blind’.
Film Club, which has agreed...
Take a look at the Official Festival Catalogue of the 10th IN THE PALACE, 29.06. - 07.07.2012, Balchik & Varna, Bulgaria.
10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival '2012 | Promo
Take a look at the Official Film Programme of the 10th IN THE PALACE, 29.06. - 07.07.2012, Balchik & Varna, Bulgaria.
Mi Ultimo Round wins Best Feature Film Award at KASHISH 2012
Anupam Kher gives away prizes, promises to sponsor Rs 50k for prize money next year
Chilean film My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round) directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada won the Best Feature Film Award at the 3rd Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which concluded with star studded ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2012.
``Cinema has no boundaries,’’ sai...
The much maligned profile of Black British actresses has been well documented on this blog over the past 18 months and most recently in the London Evening Standard with the forthcoming feel-good flick ‘Fast Girls’ and the supposed significance of Leonora Crichlow playing the lead role in a British film. On such matters is primarily where Twitter comes into its own as a live news editor run by the public. It doesn’t take long before feedback is immediate and corrected (many thanks to @ECF...
The following musical films are now in line up for Cannes Market 2012:
1. The Cal Crew (Caucasian Love Returned)
2. The Cursed Riddles Of California
3. Vancouver Midnight Movies
1.The Cal Crew (Caucasian Love Returned):
2. The Cursed Riddles Of California
3.Vancouver Midnight Movies
The Cal Crew (Caucasian Love Return...
in the UK, the most-watched programmes on television are always
scheduled on a Saturday night. The last few years have seen a more
aggressive approach to win hearts and minds with the UK’s 2 biggest
broadcasters (BBC & ITV) going head-to-head and scheduling their
‘MUST-SEE’ programmes against each other. In the last 6 months alone,
Strictly Come Dancing was beating The X Factor when previously the ITV
juggernaut was winning hand over fist.
The 3rd International Video Art and Short
Film Festival «VAU-Fest» invites filmmakers and video artists to take part in
the video contest!
“VAU-Fest 2012” is dedicated to the
concept of “reflection” which nowadays has almost lost its original meaning and
is mostly perceived as a common phenomenon. But the elusive power of reflection
is what made mythical Narcissus neglect his
by Alexander Acosta Osorio
ÉCU 2012 winner for Best Editing “Her Mother’s Daughters”, director Ooanagh Kearney dishes on her film as well as inspiration, challenges and what the future holds for her. This interview was written couple of weeks before ÉCU 2012 festival.
“Her Mother’s Daughters” tells the story of an older woman who stands by a window in an empty house. Her daughters have flown the nest. As she waits for them to call, their memory is brought ...
Director: Tamer Ashry.
Ahmed Hayman is an Egyptian photographer. He got the chance to travel to Gaza for one week to discover how Palestinians live after last war under the siege. Ahmed took many pictures to reflect their life from his point of view. "There is still hope".
10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival / Bulgaria / 29.06. - 07.07.2012
Submission of International film entries to the 10th In The Palace ISFF through www.inthepalace.com is now CLOSED.
According to our partnership with
International participants could still use the option to submit a film through their platform only until APRIL 15th.
(National Competition submitters can still submit on inthepalace.com until April 15th)
At the time of publication, it was recently announced that ifeatures2, Britain’s low-budget, feature film-making initiative, has just reopened for submissions. Creative England, the BFI Film Fund and BBC Films are joining forces to support the development and production of three full-length features, all to be set within the English regions. Each film will be produced on a budget of £350,000 and the BBC is also pre-buying UK Free TV rights to the completed films. It’s open to writer, direct...
If you are a fan of Rock, Jazz, Folk, Americana, or Pop music – or
even a mixture of all five – then you are in for a dance-inducing,
awesome weekend with ÉCU. Brought to you by our partner, Access Film
Music, six incredible and diverse musical acts from four countries have
been confirmed to perform at this year’s festival. Bringing with them
the coolest and most unique new tunes from their respective cities in a
buffet of styles, these artists personify true creative innovati...