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London Film Festival Audiences Surpass Previous Years

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Yesterday, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK.  With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the high...

London Film Festival Audience hits a 124 000 record

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Tonight, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK. With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the highest ever audience attendance in e...

Canine Oscars nominations announced for real...

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The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust honour dog actorsBounding into their third year, the Fido Awards, presented for canine cinematic excellence are this year teaming up with Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. The event honours dog performances on the silver screen and will take place on Sunday 22 November 2009 at BFI Southbank in London.Nominations for the Fido Awards are announced today for outstanding canine performances in the following categories:HISTORICAL HOUND – for period d...

London Film Festival announces winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London's Inner Temple this evening.  Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM In recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors J...

London Film Festival announced its winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London’s Inner Temple this evening. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.BEST FILMIn recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors John Akomfrah, Jarvis Cocker...

Day 14 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

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  Juno Temple at the premiere of Glorious 39 Getty Image   Highlights from yesterday include;  Footage from the “Glorious 39” premiere featuring interviews with director Stephen Poliakoff, Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Jenny Agutter, David Tennant & Toby Regbo Interview with writer/director of “Forbidden Door” - Joko Anwar Interview with writer/director of “Plan B”  - Marco Berger Interview with Jane Birkin who stars in “Around a Small...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 13

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Ang Lee at the premiere of Taking Woodstock (Photo: Getty Images)   Video highlights from yesterday include; Taking Woodstook premiere, featuring interviews with Ang Lee, Imelda Staunton & James Schamus Interview with Gabriele Salvatores director of "As God Commands" Interview with writer/director of "Regrets" -Cédric Kahn Interview with writer/director of "Lebanon" - Samuel Maoz Footage from the Film Credit Crunch Event at the BFI, ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 12

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Highlights from yesterday include; •    The Surprise Film – Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” introduced by Sandra Hebron •    Footage from the Brightwide presents... A special screening of No One Knows About Persian Cats, featuring interviews with director Bahman Ghobadi and the Brightwide fonder Colin Firth. •    Cracks premiere featuring interviews with Eva Green, Jordan Scott, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple and Ridley Scott •    Interview with Producer ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 11

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Highlights from yesterday include; Footage from the Wallace & Gromit's 20th Anniversary featuring interview with Nick Park. Interview with Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story at the Filmmakers Afternoon Tea. David Morrissey interview at the premiere of his film “Don’t Worry About Me” also featuring interviews with Helen Elizabeth & James Brough A Prophet premiere featuring interviews with the director Jacques Audiard and writer Abdel Raouf Dafri ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 10

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Highlights from Friday include; Footage from the Archive Gala featuring an intro with Robin Baker the Head Curator at BFI National Archive Bunny And The Bull Premiere featuring interviews with Paul King, Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Noel Fielding & Julian Barratt Interview with Gabourey Sidibe, star of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 10 - kewego Catch up with the events from Day 10 of The Times BFI 53rd London Fil...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 9

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Highlights from yesterday include: Footage of the gala screening of CHLOE, featuring interview from the director Atom Egoyan, Amanda Seyfried & Juliana Moore KICKS premiere featuring interview with director Lindy Heymann, Kerrie Hayes, Nichola Burley& Jamie Doyle Interview with the directors of Mugabe and the White African, Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson at the Film makers afternoon tea, Footage from the "London Moves Me" Outdoor Screening at Trafalgar Square Official London Fi...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 8

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The Boys Are Back Gala premiere, featuring interview with Clive Owen, Geroge Mackay and director Scott Hicks Footage from the “Snipping Away at the Celluloid Ceiling” event - A panel of brilliant filmmaking talent discuss the notion of a female aesthetic in their work and explore the reality of how women operate in today's film world. Interview with Michael Haneke director of White Ribbon The Scouting Book For Boys premiere, featuring interviews with the director Tom Harper & Thomas Turg...

Day 7 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

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Highlights from yesterday include: The MasterCard premiere of An Education featuring interviews with the director Lone Scherfig, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan and writer Nick Hornby. Hans-Christian Schmid & Kerry Fox Interview for Storm Jez Lewis interview, director of Shed Your Tears and Walk Away The Filmmakers afternoon tea, featuring interviews with the director of Balibo, Robert Connolly and actor Anthony LaPaglia, Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 7 - kewego Catch...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 6

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Highlights from last night include; Sarah Turner Q&A, the director of Perestroika The premiere of "The Informant" featuring interview with the director, Steven Soderbergh Interview with Jane Campion, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox & Antonia Campbell-Hughes and The Centrepiece Gala Of "Bright Star" presented by the Mayor of London.     Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 6 - kewego Catch up with the events from...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 5

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Highlights from last night include The second filmmakers afternoon tea, with interviews with Cristian Mungiu director of Tales from The Golden Age, Peter Esmonde director of Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, Rumle Hammerich director of Headhunter Emily Watson interview, at the premiere of Cold Souls From Time To Time premiere with interview with Juliana Fellowes Jean-Pierre Jeunet interview, director of MICMACS   Official London Fil...

Day 4 of the London Film Festival Vodcast.

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Highlights from last night include • John Hurt and director Malcolm Venville interview at the 44 Inch Chest premiere & Q&A • The French Gala screening of “Father of My Children” with an interview with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing.   Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 4 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 4 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.   ...

London Fest Day 3 video ambiance

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Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 3 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 3 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. ...

London Film Fest Video podcast day 3

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Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 3 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 3 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. ...

London Festival Day 2 Video ambiance

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Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 2 - kewego Catch up with all the action from Day 2 from The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. ...

Atlanta Jewish Fest brings film scores to life

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In a first-ever collaboration, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring some of the most beloved Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 8 p.m., at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The AJFF Gala Concert kicks off the 10th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, 2010. The Jan. 4 concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, will be the first time a concert of Jewish-themed film scores...

Battle Satellite debate with Battle of Ideas 2009 festival

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  Get a taster of the acclaimed Battle of Ideas 2009 festival with the Battle Satellite debate: Divining Art? Culture and the sacred in the 21st century   ‘The Battle of Ideas is adrenaline for the mind. A chance for intellectual fisticuffs with some of the best-known and most stimulating thinkers in the world.' Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University   Read more at: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/ and download a pdf of the 2009 festi...

new awards from The London Festival

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will host a dedicated awards ceremony on 28 October at which two new awards will be presented – the Best Film Award and Best British Newcomer – in addition to Festival accolades The Sutherland Trophy and The Times BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award. Two prestigious BFI Fellowships will also be bestowed at the high profile ceremony to be held at London’s Inner Temple and hosted by the celebrated journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini. Winner...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

NEWSLETTER N° 432: September 16, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 432: September 16, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

James Schamus keynotes at next London Times BFI

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival in association with Skillset, is pleased to announce that the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning producer and screenwriter James Schamus will talk on the following theme on Tuesday 27 October: “MY WIFE IS A TERRORIST: LESSONS IN STORYTELLING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY”Festival Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron said, “We are delighted to be working alongside Skillset on this event. James in not only someone with an enviable track record in...

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