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The Anti-War Battalion is fired up!!!

24-07-2017
 

Victor Fraga - 24-07-2017

The emblematic Czech anti-war novel The Good Soldier Schwejk is being turned into a movie, but this isn't your average period drama; film director Christine Edzard is throwing in some very modern flavours as well as a groundbreaking theatrical twist, all from her studios in Rotherhithe [Read More...]
Aug
4
Fri
Dokufest @ Prizren, Kosovo
Aug 4 – Aug 12 all-day
Dokufest @ Prizren, Kosovo

Dokufest is an International Documentary and Short Film Festival held in the Kosovo town of Prizren. It is an annual festival held in August. Dokufest was founded in 2002 by a group of friends. It has since grown into a cultural event that attracts international and regional artists and audiences. Films are screened throughout the eight-day festival and accompanied by programs, activities and workshops.

DokuFest was established on as a volunteer based organization with almost no funding at the beginning and continues to draw support from the community and agencies within Kosovo.

However, its path has often been associated with major difficulties due to the unique context that organization operated (such as the post war situation, lack of similar referent events, lack of trust from institutions and potential donors etc.)

It was run by volunteers until the introduction of full-time and part-time contracts came into place in 2008 and led to the employment of a small number of staff. The need for an organizational structure arose when the organization became involved in implementation of yearly-based projects, in addition to organizing the festival. This led to the establishment of a core team that took over the design, planning and implementation of many initiatives resulting in successful implementation of several projects.

As well as organising large-scale cultural events, DokuFest also concerns culture, education and activism for sound cultural policies and alternative education system in Kosovo.

As of 2014 more than 18,000 visitors from across the world went to Prizren during Dokufest.

Click here for more information about the event.

Aug
30
Wed
Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) @ Venice (Italy - various locations)
Aug 30 – Sep 9 all-day
Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) @ Venice (Italy - various locations)

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival was founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

The film festival is part of the Venice Biennale, which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895. Today, the Biennale includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids’ Carnival; and the annual Venice Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events.

The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Venice Film Festival has grown into one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

The 74th Venice International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 30 August to 9 September 2017, and DMovies will cover it live.

Just click here for more information about the event.

Sep
5
Tue
Open City Documentary Festival @ Various venues - London
Sep 5 – Sep 10 all-day
Open City Documentary Festival @ Various venues - London

The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties. The 2017 festival will take place between 5th – 10th September.

The Festival is one of several projects run by Open City Docs, founded by Michael Stewart. Based at UCL, Open City Docs is where the next generation of filmmaker is nurtured and celebrated, delivering film screenings and live events, training programmes and projects throughout the year including Open City Documentary Festival and Open City Docs School.

Click here for more information about the event.

Hounds of Love

Ben Young
2017

Vaalee Supreet Nair - 13-06-2017

A sadistic couple with a twisted sexuality, a confused relationship and a murderous obsession is the centrepiece of this Australian thriller - out in cinemas [Read More...]

Detour

Christopher Smith
2016

Jeremy Clarke - 15-05-2017

Should I stay or should I go? Smart thriller wherein a man’s life is literally split in two as he chooses between an ill-advised road trip to Vegas or staying at home with his hated stepfather - now on DVD and VoD [Read More...]

Get Out

Jordan Peele
2017

Jeremy Clarke - 13-03-2017

She’s white, he’s black, they’re urban, he needs to meet her parents who live in a house on a huge estate out of town. His question: are they racist? - now now DVD, Blu-ray and VoD [Read More...]

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan
2017

Jeremy Clarke - 18-07-2017

Dunkirk is a film miracle: read Jeremy Clarke's verdict of what he describes as "the likely film of the year" and a gauge of "British conformism, value judgments and prejudice" - in cinemas Friday [Read More...]

City of Ghosts

Matthew Heineman
2017

Linda Marric - 18-07-2017

Documenting the documentarists: Matthew Heineman's latest film follows a group of extremely brave citizen-turned-journalists named “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” in the Syrian War - in cinemas this week [Read More...]

Scribe (La Mécanique de l’Ombre)

Thomas Kruithof
2017

Victor Fraga - 17-07-2017

Ears without a face: French political thriller about a secret transcriber has flavours of 1970s conspiracy theory and Latin American cinema - in cinemas this week [Read More...]

The most extreme physical reactions to a film EVER!

 

Victor Fraga - 16-07-2017

Are you taking the piss? From temperamental bladders and seizures to a miscarriage and even a fatal heart attack, these are the most absurd, ludicrous and shocking physical reactions that a film has ever caused to a moviegoer! [Read More...]

SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Barnaby Clay
2017

Victor Fraga - 12-07-2017

It's only Mick Rock but I like it!!! Legendary photographer "who shot the 1970s" captures the very essence of rock'n roll in a career spanning nearly four decades - in equally impressive doc out in cinemas soon [Read More...]

Those bloody vegans!!!

DMovies' reader pours her heart out as she talks about Meet Your Meat the film that changed her life forever, in emotional statement.

Women don’t cower in silence!

Thais reveals the very dirty movie that made her become the strong woman and the empowered professional that she is now!

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