Festivals

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 opening and closing films announced

By Little White Lies

David Tennant is set to close out the 2017 festival in a biopic of the philosopher RD Laing.

Five things to see at the London Short Film Festival 2017

By Tom Williams

The LSFF returns with an impressive and occasionally surprising line-up...

Is this the world’s most lavish film festival?

By Simran Hans

At the Marrakech International Film Festival, champagne flows freely and stars fill the sky.

Why the question of identity is still a common concern among African filmmakers

By Tasso Dattenberg-Doyle

This year’s Film Africa event showed that African people are still not free to define their own identity abroad.

The lives of Korean women as seen through the eyes of female directors

By Matt Turner

This year’s LKFF offered a refreshing counterpoint to the masculine narratives that continue to dominate Korean cinema.

Crazy “lost” film unearthed at the 2016 American Film Festival

By Matt Thrift

This year’s AFF ended with an eye-popping cinematic spectacle – a film unseen for 50 years.

A new film exposes the mistreatment of Uganda’s LGBT community

By Matthew Anderson

The Pearl of Africa highlights the everyday struggle of transgender people – and offers a beacon of hope.

Things to look forward to at the American Film Festival 2016

By Matt Thrift

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and a Wim Wenders retrospective are among the highlights of this year’s AFF.

The Lost City of Z – first look review

By Matthew Eng

James Gray returns with a deceptively traditional and wondrously transportive cinematic odyssey.

The five best films from Queer Lisboa 2016

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A sensual Argentine relationship drama and a documentary about gay marriage in Myanmar were among the highlights of this year’s festival.

The Mexican film festival that’s building bridges with North America

By Adam Woodward

The director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival discusses the importance of supporting filmmakers across the border.

Mindhorn – first look review

By David Jenkins

All hail Julian Barratt, star of this exceptional – and exceptionally silly – British character comedy.

10 films to see at the 2016 UK Jewish Film Festival

By Mike Tsenti

A Cannes-winning drama and a tribute to Nora Ephron are among the highlights at the 20th UKJFF.

The Ornithologist – first look review

By Matthew Eng

Button-pushing auteur João Pedro Rodrigues returns with a work of tantalising, twisty spirituality.

Colossal – first look review

By Ross McDonnell

A drunk Anne Hathaway wreaks havoc in South Korea in this brilliant, utterly bizarre monster movie.

A controversial new film confronts the horrors of child abduction

By Ross McDonnell

Polish director Bartosz M Kowalski’s Playground graphically depicts the murder of a toddler.

Programmers Picks from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

Need help navigating the massive LFF line-up? Here are 10 more left-field gems for you to seek out.

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