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.
South Social Film Festival is an immersive movie, music & dining experience celebrating independent world cinema. First launched in 2015, South Social dedicates every event to a different country, turning into a platform to celebrate diversity through art, cinema, world music and food.
On October 21, SSFF celebrates Chile. Chilean cinema has a long history with visionary masters like Raúl Ruiz and Alejandro Jodorowski and a great vibrant life with the new generation of filmmakers, Patricio Guzmán and Pablo Larraín, (Neruda and No) We selected a new entry, a wonderful director, Marcela Said and her latest film, LOS PERROS, presented at Cannes Film festival. A blasting study of todays’ mingling of the past Chilean dictatorship through the eyes of a high- octane female protagonist. A Chilean version of the Night porter with the ambiguous seduction of the torturer. The director will present the film and Q&A.
Main hub is the Cinema Museum, a hidden gem in South London where Charlie Chaplin used to work. The Cinema Museum preserves the history and grandeur of cinema with an impressive collection of memorabilia from the golden era of cinema. It’s run by a charity made of film specialists, Ronald Grant, owner of the largest photo archive in the world and Martin Humphries, great film historian.
A live concert by a Chilean Cueca group, La Veleidosa, led by Maria Battle, a super Chilean band with a unique repertoire of the diversity of South American music and some delicious regional food by The Castle sports bar, will be served throughout the event to complete the overall experience.
South Social Film Festival is South London’s home for international independent films, music and food events. Created and founded by Italian film journalist, Paola Melli, South Socialmeets the World series received rave reviews and nurtured a loyal clientele of film, music and food enthusiasts.
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.
DMovies in partnership with Infinita Productions is proud to host the international premiere of the Brazilian doc Beyond the Breasts on October 26th at the fabulously charming and cozy Institute of Light in East London.
Beyond the Breasts examines femininity, body and gender in our contemporary society. It delves into a wealth of urgent topics such as harassment and violence towards women, feminism, SlutWalk, objectification of women, body fascism, transgenderism, mastectomy, cosmetic surgery and breastfeeding. The message tolerance and respect is empowering and conspicuous.
As the title suggests, this Brazilian film goes beyond the female body. It also takes a look at abortion, legalisation of marijuana, queer theory, media representation, religion and much much more. Join us for the movie, a debate and stay abreast with the female world of nowadays.
The bar opens at 18:00 and the film starts at 19:00.
In 1990, Bath Film Society screened a handful of French films. They were so successful that the society was left with £50 profit. Buoyed by this, Chris Baker approached local businessman and film buff, Philip Raby, sound engineer Alastair Goolden and the three cinemas in Bath at the time, to propose a film festival.
Since then, locations have changed and been added to, eminent industry names have given us their patronage and film distributors have recognised that FilmBath Festival (previously Bath Film Festival) is a great outlet for previews of their upcoming gems.
The success of Bath Film Festival has led to bigger ideas and new initiatives, giving birth to FilmBath in 2017.
FilmBath encompasses five constituent parts:
The F-Rating champions women in film by highlighting films directed by, written by and starring women with a Fairtrade-type stamp;
FilmBath Festival (previously Bath Film Festival) screens the best new and upcoming films from around the world with a stimulating and eclectic programme of films, workshops and film events in venues across Bath and beyond;
The IMDb Awards support and reward emerging talent with the Script to Screen Award and the New Filmmaker Award;
FilmScore offers 14-19 year olds the opportunity to write a score for a short film and we help them begin a career in film composition;
Pop-up Screenings show popular films in hard to reach areas around Bath and North East Somerset to low income communities, focusing specifically on families.
Our mission is to champion and showcase diversity on screen and behind the camera to as widely inclusive an audience as possible, and to inspire exhibitors to programme more diverse films both in the UK and beyond.
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Fringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. We’re not-for-profit and run by a team of passionate volunteers. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With a signature blend of eye opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, the festival packs out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs across East London.
Fringe! was launched in 2011, by a group of queer creatives as a community response to arts budget cuts. Our mission is to offer a dynamic, representative and unmistakably fresh alternative to other film and arts festivals.