FFT Festival Coverage

Montreal Film Festival 2012

This year’s 36th Montreal Film Festival (FFM – Festival des Films du Monde) seemed to have smaller audiences. But there were plenty of sell-outs, and  the quality of films seemed to be higher. In all there were 432 films, 18 … Continue reading

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Wally Pfister To Headline Kodak Focus at Los Angeles Film Festival

Director-cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC will headline the annual Kodak Focus program at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The intimate conversation will spotlight Pfister’s artistic and technical accomplishments by screening scenes from three of his films – Insomnia, Laurel … Continue reading

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2012 Cannes FF Winners

AMOUR, a quiet and emotionally devastating story of the bonds of love in a long term marriage and the precariousness of that emotion in the relationships with children, was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film … Continue reading

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Doing The Cannes Cannes

All eyes are turning this week to the south of France where the annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a mouthwatering array of festival tidbits. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, Cannes is distinctive in that it has remained at the … Continue reading

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New York Indian Film Festival

New York is home to one of the largest population of South Asian immigrants in the world. There are neighborhoods in the city where curry is definitely in the air, saris are on decorous display and the polyglot of languages … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Festival Award Winners

After a very strong 11th edition, the Tribeca Film Festival announced its awards this past weekend, giving indie titles an added boost as they face the rigors of the marketplace in the months ahead. While a juried or even audience … Continue reading

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FIFA Montreal

“Sleep is in itself a  form  of criticism.”  If Bernard Shaw had been at the just finished FIFA it is unlikely his polished cynicism would have been in action. FIFA continues to show itself to be among the best, if … Continue reading

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Tribeca FF Comes Out Roaring

The lion that is the Tribeca Film Festival is bursting out of its cage, as New York’s eminent cultural event takes center stage from April 18 to 28 at various locations around the city. With many of the films making … Continue reading

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The Struggle Of Regional Festivals

The times are hard for regional film festivals. First off, let me define my terms. A regional film festival, as opposed to an international one that attracts both a wideranging public and industry executives (think Sundance), is one that exists … Continue reading

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NDNF Ushers In Spring

With record warm temperatures bringing early blossoms to New York, the surest sign yet that winter is over and spring is here is the appearance this week of New Directors/New Films, one of the city’s most provocative film festivals, co-presented … Continue reading

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