FFT Festival Coverage

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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Where The Documentary Tribe Gathers

At IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, documentaries are not the appetizers or the sidebars or even the dessert, they are the main course, and a sumptuous one it is too. The largest and most influential of all the … Continue reading

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Houston Rolls Out The Red Carpet

Texas is a place with (at least) two faces. One is the hard won image of the cowboy aesthetic with its rigid moral codes and social absolutism. The other image is decidedly softer and more open, the world renowned Austin … Continue reading

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A Vacation From Ordinary Film

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has got it right. It invites its audiences to take a vacation from ordinary film to dive into the many pleasures of its offerings from a cinematic survey of … Continue reading

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Hamptons Film Festival Award Winners

The Hamptons International Film Festival, which wraps today after a frenzied five day marathon of premieres, parties, professional seminars and special events, announced its award winners at a gala ceremony on Sunday afternoon. THE ARTIST, a contemporary silent film that … Continue reading

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Something For Everyone At New York Film Festival

The 49th edition of the New York Film Festival, a sure sign of the Fall season, is underway, and in its substantially expanded format, there is literally something for everyone at this year’s event. The Festival, which has prided itself … Continue reading

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Dancing The Raindance

Twenty years ago when Raindance founder Elliot Grove proposed the name for a festival he had in mind that would be devoted to indie films to take place in his adopted city of London, little did he realize how the … Continue reading

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