FFT Festival Coverage

Chilly Berlin Offers Warm Welcome

In the grip of the coldest winter weather in a century, the Berlin International Film Festival will open its doors to thousands of filmmakers, programmers, distributors and buyers in what is one of the key events on the international film … Continue reading

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – The Best of Festival and Wrap

PARK CITY, Utah—- In its third year under the leadership of John Cooper as Director, and Trevor Groth as Director of Programming, Sundance 2012 kept its mission of championing new American independent cinema while exploring world cinema and opening up … Continue reading

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Sundance Winners and Losers

They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance … Continue reading

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Sundance Behind Closed Doors

Far from the red carpet glamour, the throngs trying to party crash on Main Street, the critics and programmers waiting on lines, there is another Sundance Film Festival taking place behind closed doors. While the Festival does not have an … Continue reading

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Hope Rises To The Mountain Top

Hope, like heat, tends to rise from the bottom to the top. This is a fitting metaphor for the process that will be played out later this week with the start of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival as filmmaker hopefuls, … Continue reading

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That Other Festival In Park City

While industry insiders prepare to pack their snow shoes for next week’s Sundance Film Festival in the ski country of Park City, Utah, that “other festival” in town has announced what is a pretty interesting program for features, documentaries, short … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Surprises And Snubs

The announcement on Friday of the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards, second only in importance to the Oscars, solidifies the major contenders in this year’s awards season. While Oscar may hold some surprises in what has been an unusually … Continue reading

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The World Comes To Sundance

The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including … Continue reading

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2012 Sundance Starts To Take Shape

The Sundance Film Festival, arguably the number two film event in importance after Cannes, has begun to take shape as announcements came fast and furious from the organization late last week about its main competition programs. In all, 110 feature-length … Continue reading

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Humanist Films Win Big At IDFA

IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, concluded this past weekend with a record attendance by the audience and a slew of juried awards for films that stressed humanism over politics. Heralded as the world’s largest and most prestigious documentary film … Continue reading

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