Circa May 2008, the Rome Film Festival seemed on the brink of collapse, weakened by civil warfare within the Eternal City, where Mayor Walter Veltroni, who had started the ambitious event in 2005…
The Rome Film Festival, in its third edition, is, understandably, still struggling to define its identity. But since its inception, besides exuding a populist, metropolitan feel, the Eternal City…
New Cinema Network, launched in 2006, has yielded a solid set of "go" pictures.
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Even the world's most prestigious film festivals need freshening up sometimes.
A number of Asian sales companies will skip Venice this year and go directly to Toronto. The combination of high costs and few films selected means the cost-benefit analysis weighs against the Lido.
A fashionable resort for well over a century, and a preferred destination for the international jet set, Deauville was regarded as "the Cannes of the north" long before anyone had the idea to launch…
A quietly loopy comedy about a pot-smoking Icelandic poetess and her equally spacey friends and family, "Back Soon" is a small joy, marbled with magical moments.
These days, no self-respecting film festival can hope to be taken seriously without a competition. In this respect, Deauville was initially slow to catch on, only getting around to adding an award…
It's impossible to look at the box office numbers without concluding the following: The worst thing that ever happened to indie film was that the studios thought it was a good business.
When Abu Dhabi launched its Middle East Intl. Film Festival in October last year, most eyes were drawn to its three-day-long Film Financing Circle. Headed by U.S. producer Adrienne Briggs, the Film…
Abu Dhabi's Middle East Intl. Film Festival launched with a bang last year with an inaugural edition that promised the richest prize money offered on the fest circuit. A year on, fest organizers know…