As many film festivals around the world are currently being cancelled or postponed, connecting digitally has become more important than ever. For Women’s History Month, the non-profit organization Women Make Movies has launched a virtual film festival to showcase selected films by women filmmakers from around the globe.
An arguably late arrival in the film festival circuit (first organised in 2002), the Transilvania International Film Festival has been a significant date on the FIAPF calendar since 2011. The medium-sized and competitive Romanian film festival has its focus on first and second feature films by filmmakers from virtually all around the globe while also […]
A festival devoted to internet cat videos set out on a 2014 cross-Canada tour with this promotional tagline – ‘All the cattiness of the film fest. But with cats.’ Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival drew programming from its internationally-acclaimed namesake (also known as #catvidfest), which was launched in 2012 by the Walker Art […]
From 21 January until 1 February 2015 the 44th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam was held. For Rutger Wolfson it was his last festival as director. A couple of weeks earlier he had announced he would step down after this edition. In 2004 Wolfson had joined the festival board and in 2008 he […]
by Michael Witt This article examines a little-known experimental compilation film that Jean-Luc Godard constructed and showed within the framework of a series of lectures on cinema history that he delivered in Rotterdam in 1980-1981. In February 1981, during the 10th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Film International 1981), his film Sauve qui […]
LGBTQ film festivals are engaged in a precarious dance. They cannot live without the identity categories that designate both their mission and their audience and yet they cannot live easily with these identities, which are continually expanded, revised, and contested. The growth of public discourse around previously marginalised identities (including but not limited to lesbian, […]