French director Julia Ducournau wins the coveted Palm d'Or prize for her film Titane at Cannes 2021.
DPA Picture Alliance/Alamy
More women won than ever this year but work must be done to make sure they are not forgotten or left out again.
The Oscar success of Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite led to millions of western investment in South Korean cinema.
From festivals to awards, generating buzz can increase the gross earnings of a film and even increase investment in a country’s film industry.
The Clapham Picturehouse in London which remains closed as the UK continues in lockdown.
There’s something special about “going to the cinema” and the collective experience of watching a film.
Poster for the 2019 Dinard Film Festival.
Dinard Film Festival
British cinema has close ties to European cinema, as festivals such as Dinard suggest. Brexit will put them under strain.
Netflix has chosen a high-quality Mexican arthouse movie as a flagship production for its new distribution model.
EPA-EFE/Emma McIntyre / POOL
Cannes is not so much a festival for new films and talent as a closed shop for the film industry’s elite.
Interntional Film Festival Rotterdam (iffr.com)
Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul opened a ‘Sleepcinemahotel’ where audiences let their subconscious minds watch his movies as they fell asleep.
Students and striking workers occupy the projection hall of the Cannes Film Festival Palace to prevent showing of films in 1968.
AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
David Gulpilil as Jagamarra Jurunba, Mark Weaver as Bellyup, Dougie McCale as George and Cameron Wallaby as Pete in Satellite Boy.
A Satellite Films production Photo by Matt Nettheim SAB
The French capital will light up to the sights and sounds of Cleverman, Samson and Delilah, and The Sapphires.
Actress Charlize Theron strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
Cannes-ibal: the Neon Demon.
The dangerously alluring figure of the cannibal has long undermined the taboo status of cannibalistic practice.
Nate Parker, director of the recent revolutionary US film “Birth of a Nation”.
Racism is a charge that could be leveled at cinema from its very inception. There are some positive signs of change, but audiences have a role to play in making sure African films flourish.
This year’s Tropfest has run into trouble – what does that mean for Australian filmmakers?
The future of the worlds largest short film festival hangs in the balance. Can Tropfest survive? And, if not, what’s the loss to Australia’s film industry?
Pulling out all the stops.
Cannes manages to project a level of gravitas and glitter that is the envy of its rivals the world over.
A still from the film Los Hongos, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, 2014.
Images courtesy of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
Showing the “impact” of arts and cultural events is ever more important. But defining and measuring that impact requires long-term tracking and customised tools.
‘It is difficult to convey the exhilaration that can be received from recognising elements of your own intimate life magnified on a cinema screen.’ Anatomy of a Love Seen screens at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
The curators of queer film festivals undertake a challenging task, assembling as best as possible a cinematic selection that reflects what is a very diverse community. Too often, lesbians are left out.
The meaning of independent film has changed since Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Festival in 1981.
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival starts today in Park City, Utah. Launched in 1981 by Robert Redford and friends, this year’s festival showcases a selection of new independently produced films, all vying…
What kind of filmmaking does Tropfest encourage?
Sunday night in many ways marked a great achievement for the Australian short film genre, with the live broadcast of Tropfest – “the world’s largest short film festival” – on national television via SBS…
The British Film Festival offers much to please audiences – but how connected is it to the Brit diaspora?
When it comes to film festivals, Australian audiences have plenty to choose from. Virtually every week there is a film festival from a different ethnic, national, religious or cultural group vying for…
Sydney’s newest film festival is hoping to make a big splash with free screenings and a diverse program.
The Sydney Intercultural Film Festival, which opens this week, is the most ambitious new film festival to hit Sydney this year. It represents a major departure from the conventions of film festivals…