It’s a celebration of film – past present and future. So, it’s a chance to relive and enjoy past glories, but also to see what’s happening in film right now, and reveal new talents who will shape the future of cinema. A good example of that is a chap who had his student short selected for the programme here back in 1996, named Christopher Nolan. Apparently he’s done quite well since! Of course it’s also a chance to see films from around the world, from other countries and cultures, many of which we might not otherwise come into contact with. And it’s all brought to our doorstep.
It brings the people who make the films here, too, of course, so it’s a chance to meet and put your questions to actors, writers and directors. What makes Cambridge different from other Festivals is that it attracts big names but is nonetheless intimate and approachable. There are no red carpets, no banks of flashbulbs going off, and the chances are the acclaimed director of the much anticipated new film you’re about to see is happily hanging out in the bar, just like you! Our audiences like that – the filmmakers actually love it, too.
Another particular quest of ours is outdoor screenings, or screenings in unusual places. We show films on Grantchester Meadows and at Jesus Green Lido and work with additional new venues around Cambridgeshire and beyond each year to produce unique, memorable events in special places. Cambridge itself is special and unique, with amazing spaces that are just crying out to be used and enjoyed creatively.
The London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF) will run 19 – 29 October with multiple UK and International premieres will showcase enchanting stories, insightful discussions and diverse filmic voices from South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China and Southeast Asia.
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival’s 6th edition. The nine-day festival will take place, October 26th – November 4th, 2017, and includes an in-person Gala tribute to the legendary filmmaker Paul Haggis, a Gala Opening Night event, narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, an extended Kids section co-curated by the Andorra Kids Film Festival, a Virtual Reality presentation by TheVrand, and industry panels and seminars featuring elite international industry experts.
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) is one of the fastest growing and exciting film festivals in the Mediterranean. An excellent hub for networking with some of the brightest minds in filmmaking, EMIFF is as intimate and invigorating as it is breathtakingly gorgeous.
Filmmakers and industry professionals visit this island paradise to discover “the next great generation of filmmakers” The festival presents a diverse selection from world premieres to film festival favorites, short film screenings, Q&As, a Drive-In Cinema section at the Philip Stark designed Port Adriano, an Art & Cine event at the modern museum of contemporary art Es Baluard, and a Virtual Reality zone presented by VRand.
The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) will run 26 October – 19 November with multiple UK and International premieres, with a special focus on Korean Noir and including everything from Indie Firepower and Cinema Now to Women’s Voices, Classics Revisited: Bae Chang-ho Retrospective, Documentaries, Artist Video, Animations, Mise-en-scène Shorts and a roster of very special guests in attendance.