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Phillip Bergson


Writing about Films and Festivals.

 

Film Critic, UK,Invited Member  of  The UK Critics' Circle

FIPRESCI abd the European Film Academy.

Visiting Lecturer, Prague Film School.

 

Winner of the  "Student Journalist of the Year" competition in the UK weekly New Statesman, as a Classics Scholar Phillip Bergson then founded the Oxford Film Festival and, on graduating, was selected by "The Sunday Times" as a 'New Critic' and in the same week began broadcasting on film for many BBC Radio programmes. A contributor to the "Times Literary Supplement", "TES",The Spectator,film critic on "The Sunday Standard", "Screen International",Variety, "Film Bulletin", "Film a Doba" inter alia, and on the FilmFestJOURNAL in Berlin and Screen Dailies at Cannes,he also worked for the "European Script Fund", has scripted shorts and features (that have been produced and released) and, fluent in eight-and-a-half languages, currently programmes and advises several international film festivals and is.Casting Consultant on several international features. At the National  Museum of Photography, Film and Television, in his native Yorkshire, he created the "Eurovisions" project, to promote classic and contemporary European cinema,which was inaugurated at the Cine Lumiere in London by His Excellency the President of Iceland.

Presenter and Programmer,London Turkish Film Week, December 2018

Co=programmer, 2nd London Turkish Film Week, April 2019

Artistic Director, 3rd London Turkish Film Week, planned for 1-7 June 2020.

As a FIPRESCI Jury Member

and a member of  International Juries at

Thessaloniki, Europa Cinema (Rimini), Munich Documentary, Manaki Brothers,Cine Jove (Valencia),Chicago, TIFF-ODA


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"Raindance means Raindance"

If it's Tuesday, it must be Raindance, or at least if the 22nd August then a double helping of events to launch and promote the 2019 edition of the  most independent, idiosyncratic and always-interesting film festival held in the heart of the West End of London. An early call (9.30 for 10am) to the largest auditorium inside the Vue cineplex off Leicester Square (for years Warner Bros's UK showcase as the Warner West End, home to Stanley Kubrick's feature debuts, with the maverick director often manning the projection both at the press screenings of his latest fllms) brought a couple of dozen to attend the Official Press Launch of the 27th Raindance Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

PHILLIP BERGSON                      www.raindance.org                18-29 September 2019

Screenings in various rooms of the VUES masterclasses,events and parties who-knows-where?

About Phillip Bergson

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