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Naila and the Uprising @DocHouse

Naila and the Uprising was a DocHouse screening. It’s rare that a film makes me so angry that I can’t seem to describe it without a rant summarising it as ‘o the injustice!’ but that really was the effect of Julia Bacha’s film. Opening scene: (...)

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Interview avec Clarisse Hahn, réalisatrice de Mescaline

Interview avec Clarisse Hahn, réalisatrice de Mescaline, en compétition nationale au Festival de Clermont-Ferrand 2018. Le court du jour : "Mescaline" de Clarisse Hahn from ClermontFd Short Film Festival on Vimeo. Si vous voulez en (...)

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Coups de coeur Brasserie du Court - Clermont-Ferrand 2018

All this week, we’re working directly with the Brasserie to select and highlight 9 coups de coeur films from the Labo, International and National Competitions at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. We’ll also be filming (...)

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Clermont-Ferrand 2017: TOP 5 #1

DeKalb Elementary On comprend qu’il ait gagné le grand prix de la compétition internationale, tant ce film puissant et inattendu reste en mémoire après la projection. Un plan fixe sur le bureau d’accueil d’une école primaire. Nous sommes aux (...)

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Q&A with Daniel Fitzsimmons, dir. of Native, at the East End Film Fest

I gather your background is a mix of Liverpool and California? How have both environments influenced you and your work on Native? (And does Liverpool produce better alien beaches than LA?) In my experience Los Angeles and Liverpool are (...)

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Miles Ahead

The good news is that Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic, has a lead actor (Don Cheadle) playing the title character that strongly resembles Davis (side eye, whilst still supporting, to you Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo). The better news is (...)

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Bessie

Get ready for booze, explicit sex, and a love triangle. Essentially a blues story, but also so much more. Queen Latifah (Dana Elaine Owens) reportedly spent the better of a decade trying to get this film made. However the film doesn’t appear to (...)

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East End Film Festival 1-12 July 2015

The East End Film Festival is still going strong, still showcasing an incredibly eclectic selection of first and second films, shorts, docs and other cinematic gems. The full programme is available on the festival’s website. We will be posting (...)

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British presence at Clermont

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival entries are closed for two months but my participation in the festival wouldn’t end without twinkling an eye on British Presence during this festival. Here we are! And first : British Council (...)

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