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The Karama Yemen: The Human Rights Film Festival kicks off : full program and masterclasses announced

22 acclaimed and compelling short films from around the world featuring 10 Arab and 2 celebrated Yemeni films Masterclasses with Academy Award nominee Yorgos Lamprinos, Artistic Director of Locarno Giona Nazzaro & Director and Producer May Odeh                                          &n...

The 17th edition of "L.A., Italia Festival" kicks off next week

I  From March 20, the 17th edition of “L.A., Italia Festival” will unfold in Hollywood with a particular focus on Academy Award nominees Sorrentino, Cantini Parrini and Casarosa The 17th Annual Event in Los Angeles featuring Italian Motion Pictures and Audiovisuals will take place between March 20th and 26th, on the eve of the 2022 Academy Awards. The Event, to be held at the prestigious TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and online at and, will highlight Italy...

Blue Period - Your Ultimate Art Inspiration

Original front cover art for the first volume of manga series Blue Period By Tsubasa Yamaguchi   You can express leisure time in a lot of ways. It can be improving your hobbies, watching films or playing games at online casinos like Netticasinot. And when it comes to improving as an artist, the Blue Period Anime is a rewarding and emotionally engaging experience packed with helpful information.    If you're a fan of the anime industry, you're probabl...

Busan International Film Festival deplores the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Since the unprovoked invasion from February 24, we witnessed the tragic procession of Ukrainian refugees and the countless casualties caused. Every member of the festival office expresses deep regret in response to this unbearable invasion of Ukraine, as the spirit of freedom and peace is the most basic and valuable ideology that all citizens in the world must defend. The Russian government deserves condemnation for its brutal and violent act of war. We demand the Russi...

The best poker documentaries that will change the way you play

Want to learn more about the world of poker? One of the best ways to do so might be through a documentary. Find out about three you could watch here. If you want to improve the way in which you approach the game of poker, you need to make sure that you are doing so from multiple angles. This means that you should go looking for inspiration across a number of places. With a wide range of poker documentaries available for you to check out, you never know what you might be able to learn from the...

Maui Film Festival: the summer antidote to 2022

      Media Culture Is a Monster. Too Often, They Suck the Joy  ...

An Actually Insightful 50 Shades of Grey Review

      For us, erotic movies fans, 50 Shades of Grey was the most anticipated movie ever! We hung on every cast interview and watched all the behind-the-scenes shots we could lay our hands on! I think we all awaited the reveal of this movie with bated breath. And finally, it was here!   If you are yet to see it, here’s an insightful review of what to expect from the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Grab your spanking whip; things are guaranteed to get dirty.   ...

The Order in Which you Should Watch Star Wars

Star Wars has become one of the longest movie series but this list guides you to watch all Star Wars movies in the right chronological order. Star Wars is the ultimate space opera movie franchise created by George Lucas that started back in 1977 and it soon became a worldwide phenomenon. The franchise has given us some of the best movies as well as video games up to date. However, if you have already spent a lot of bucks buying star war game keys and want to move on to the movies, we have got...

Japanese Film Festival in Australia starts online next week on February 14th

  JFF ONLINE 2022: IT'S ON NEXT WEEK!  Japanese Film Festival: Online starts next week on February 14th and will run until the 27th February. Available to audiences across Australia for two weeks, the free and streamable festival is an opportunity to enjoy the very best of Japanese cinema.   The 2022 Online Festival presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney will screen 17 films nation-wide for free, including feature films and documentaries. JFF Online 2022 marks t...

34 Filmfest Dresden Announces Competition Films

34 Filmfest Dresden I April 5–10 2022  Themes: Exceptional Situations, Working Worlds, Body Awareness PHOTO: UNINHABITED (DESHABITADA) by Camila Donoso from Chile In the competition sections of the 34 Filmfest Dresden (being held from 5 to 10 April 2022), a total of 73 (co-)productions from 36 countries are in the running this year. The selection committees viewed more than 2,700 submissions and chose 34 contributions for the International Competition, 29 productions for the...

The Influence of Casino on Movies

Watching movies has always been one of the ultimate forms of entertainment since the early 19nth century when still pictures were introduced. The movie industry started along with the development of photography wherein they enhanced still images and combined them to create locomotion of the said scene. The evolution of movies went along with technological development until it reached the computer age.   Casino on the other hand also was woven with time. The house of gambling had its nam...

A bit of Dubai International Film Festival history

If you are going to visit Dubai, you should go to the Dubai International Film Festival that is held at the famous place for tourists, Madinat Jumeirah which sponsors the festival itself.    In Dubai, you will enjoy impressive buildings, beautiful beaches, and showplaces in this amazing city! You can also visit various events, including the Dubai International Film Festival that is held at the famous place for tourists, Madinat Jumeirah which sponsors the festival itself.  ...

On board at the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival

“You cannot protect something you do not love” Cape Town surfer Matt Bromley rides a giant wave off Kommetjie, near Cape Town, on Saturday 22 September. Photo Alan van Gysen In the wake of a receding Covid pandemic, a theme of ocean rejuvenation and conservation underscores an exciting in-person lineup at the 19th annual Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival which runs for 11 straight days in Cape Town from 1 to 11 March 2022. Festival Director Shani Judes said: “In this d...

Announcing GIFF's 2022 Changemaker...Lin-Manuel Miranda

GIFF is Proud to Present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 2022 Changemaker Award   Wednesday, May 25th 6:00 -10:00 PM   L'Escale 500 Steamboat Rd Greenwich, CT 06830   Benefiting The Miranda Family Fund at the Hispanic Federation LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning songwriter, actor and director. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. H...

London calling: Bafta nominees

BEST FILM BELFAST Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas DON'T LOOK UP Adam McKay, Kevin Messick DUNE Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Denis Villeneuve LICORICE PIZZA Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Adam Somner THE POWER OF THE DOG Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman   OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM AFTER LOVE Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier ALI & AVA Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan BELFAST Kenneth Branagh, Laur...

3 of the Best Scorsese Films

When it comes to movies, everyone always remembers the story, the action and of course, the actors. The person behind the camera and much of the filmmaking process, the director, is often lost in the scale of it all. While the best directors in the industry are well-known, many other directors fail to be recognised for the creative direction that they take the film in. This notion may not be true for critics and those who call themselves film enthusiasts, but it is certainly correct for causal...

What's the Best NFL Movie of All Time?

  Football is a sport that’s perfect for using as the basis of movies. Many films over the years have used the drama, the excitement, and the personal stories from the NFL to create gripping moments such as in the following movies that you might like to watch.   So, if you like to read about incredible football stories, like Tom Brady’s records in TwinSpires Edge, you will also love to watch some movies about the sport we love. Check out the best the cinema has to offe...

2021 Nihilist Film Fest will be Presented Online

  For more than twenty years, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation has presented the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented online at the Vimeo website.  The show will start at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 18. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (...

Entries are now open for the next Sydney Film Festival 2022

  Entries are now open for the next Sydney Film Festival, returning to cinemas from 8—19 June 2022 for its 69th Edition.  The Festival will continue to showcase the best of Australian and international cinema.  Each year, Sydney Film Festival presents a diverse slate of features, documentaries and short films from around the world at venues across Sydney.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2022 Sydney Film Festival. E...

How Netflix Has Changed the Movie Industry

  When Netflix was founded in August of 1997, few foresaw the massive impact it would have on the film industry and how we consume movies. When it started, Netflix was a movie rental service with a twist. Instead of going to a store to rent movies, Netflix would send DVDs to your mailbox. Netflix began streaming movies in 2007 and, by May of 2020, more than 62% of Americans were subscribed to a streaming service.  In the more than twenty years since its founding, Netflix has transf...

FeiyuTech launch SCORP Pro 3-Axis Gimbals for Cameras

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What Makes a Good Film?

  ...An adaptation of a good book (series like frank Herbert's)... ? there is more of course   If ever there was a subjective question, then it would be this one. To analyse what exactly makes a good film arguably takes away from the magic of films themselves. Everyone will agree that films are one of the most loved things on Earth and one only must look at how much money the industry rakes in to see this in numbers. The allure of films was almost instantaneous following the bir...

Why are festivals so important for your career

Film festivals represent the time where filmmakers gather together in a particular region to share and showcase their works for the year. Festivals offer filmmakers the opportunity and platform to showcase their skills in storytelling and movie making to the world. It is a way of communicating to their audiences how they see the world which also serves to open them up to alternative ways of thinking, better understanding people and the human condition. The events are primarily about the skill,...

Why Did Celebrities Fall In Love With Dubai?

Photo by David Rodrigo on Unsplash In ancient times, poor fishermen lived on the territory of Dubai on the shores of the Persian Gulf, but everything changed in the middle of the last century when oil was found in the region. It is hard to imagine that there was nothing on the site of modern skyscrapers and the world's best hotels only 50 years ago. Islam is the basis of the Emirates culture. However, Dubai has become the most liberal place among all Arab destinations th...

The Clear Issue Facing Film

Film is an industry that has touched millions by the products it creates, which have proven to be insanely popular. All one must do is look at the industry’s growth to see how far it has come since its inception. Even when films were in their infancy and they were still black and white without sound, they were loved by much of the world for their singular ability to capture genuine human emotions. This is something that is unmatched by any form of media and might suggest why people enjoy...


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