Discover Arab Cinema at BFI Southbank

This year long programme of films from the Arab Region from the Zenith Foundation in collaboration with BFI Southbank, showcases the best of film from the Arab Diaspora.

Interview with Oberhausen Curator Mika Taanila

One of the main programmes for the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1 to 6 May 2014), entitled Memories Can’t Wait – Film without Film, will bring together works that take place in a cinema but play with the normal viewing situation. Many of these works move away from the traditional moving image projection.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker Fran Petersson

ASFF 2014 is currently open for submissions. An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the event is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

Punchdrunk Screen Day of the Locust and Sunset Boulevard

The home of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, Temple Studios, will be opening its doors for exclusive screenings of two Hollywood cinema classics, Day of the Locust and Sunset Boulevard this April.

Göteborg Film Festival Announces New Artistic Director

Jonas Holmberg who has been the festival’s international programme director and the deputy artistic director since 2012 has taken over from Marit Kapla as the new artistic director at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Kapla is moving on to become responsible for the festival’s new digital film channel which launched last autumn.

In Conversation with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker Emily Greenwood

A celebration of short film, ASFF is an international festival that champions and supports rising talent.

Parallel Opposites | The Double

Richard Ayoade’s adaptation of the existentialist Russian novella, The Double, is a dark comedic vision that sees Jesse Eisenberg perform two opposing manifestations of the same self.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Biyi Bandele’s big screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s seminal novel pares down the story but maintains a personal, evocative impression of Nigeria’s post-colonial struggle.

Interview with Nils Knoblich, Director of From Dad To Son

From Dad To Son impressed audiences with its unique approach to hand-crafted animation; it has been screened at more than 130 film festivals worldwide and has been awarded 12 festival prizes.

The Floating Cinema 2014 Extra-International Programme

Returning to London this year is the UP Projects’ Floating Cinema. Featuring an open air screening of Weekenders, London waterways will become a platform for performances, talks, music, workshops and tours.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Filmmaker Staten Cousins-Roe

ASFF 2014 is currently open for submissions. An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the event is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

The Oscars: Filmmakers on Camera

Online video magazine Crane.tv has partnered with The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Guardian to produce a new documentary featuring four Oscar-nominees.

Short Waves Grand Prix 2014

Seven ground-breaking Polish short films, selected from nearly 300 submitted titles, make up the Short Waves Grand Prix 2014 screening, which will be showcased at Hackney Picturehouse (Attic) on Sunday 30 March. Short Waves Festival in Pozna?, Poland, have partnered up with London Short Film Festival to create this one-off, must see screening.

Interview with Nilgin Yusuf, Director for the Media & Communications Programme at London College of Fashion

Making her mark in both fashion and film, Nilgin Yusuf has spent many years working in journalism and is now Director for the Media & Communications Programme at London College of Fashion.

Film Release: After the Night (Até Ver A Luz), Basil da Cunha

Portuguese filmmaker Basil da Cunha’s new film After the Night (Até Ver A Luz) will be released in cinemas 25 April. Da Cunha’s authentic crime story is set in the backstreets of Lisbon, in which he strives for a brash realism, using local actors and improvised dialogue.

Interview with ASFF 2013 Director Jordan Canning

The 2014 Aesthetica Short Film Festival call for entries is open until 31 May. Championing short film from around the world, the festival is a unique and dynamic event that takes place in the historic City of York and is a celebration of independent film.

Win tickets to BIFF and Director Sally Potter’s New Book

To mark trailblazing British director Sally Potter’s Fellowship Award at the 20th Bradford International Film Festival in partnership with Virgin Media we are giving away five copies of her new book Naked Cinema.

A.RE.S Film and Media Festival, Italy

A.RE.S. (Art and Social Responsibility) Film & Media Festival is a unique event that combines Sicilian international film promotion and media innovation with social responsibility.

Interview with BFI: Flare Director Darren Stein

BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival opens later this week and runs until the end of March. The festival is split into four different strands, including, Galas, opening and closing night events.

Spring Festival 2014 at The British Library

As part of the Spring Festival 2014, The British Library is running a series of events for filmmakers regarding how to break in to the world of film production.