The short film industry has made an impact on filmmakers and audiences alike. Actor, writer and director Ryan Kotack talks about his involvement in the ReelWorld Film Festival.
Talented filmmakers from around the world converged at the 13th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto recently to discuss their latest works. Read the interview with filmmaker Omii Thompson about his new film Modern Romance: The Affair.
Talented filmmakers from around the world converged at the 13th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto recently to discuss their latest works. Read the interview with director Vikram Dasgupta for his short film, Calcutta Taxi.
In the process of promoting another installment of her highly anticipated film festival, if there is one thing that ReelWorld founder Tanya Lee Williams hopes for, it is that filmmakers will feel more empowered.
Glitter, guns, and girls collide in writer and director Harmony Korine’s ballsy Spring Breakers, a film that dreams American glamour through a dark, shimmering lens.
A flash of red socks punctuated an impeccable suit as director Whit Stillman took the stage at Toronto’s Royal Cinema last December. He was about to address an audience which had just watched his 1998 film The Last Days of Disco–the second feature in a two-night event honouring the American filmmaker–and seemed jarred by the beaming faces filling the College Street theatre.
Much has been made of the rise and fall then resurrection of such mercurial actors as Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke but there was an actor/filmmaker/artist that came before them that made those guys look like members of some private school debating team–his name was Dennis Hopper.
The Hot Docs documentary film festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year–from April 25 through May 4–and from what was unveiled at this week’s press conference at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (a wonderfully restored movie house that is one of the only cinemas solely dedicated to documentary films in North America) the organizers and programmers have decided to make it a spectacular one.
When one hears or read the term “independent cinema” it is interpreted–depending on the person and their frame of reference–in any number of ways. Back in the late 60s the term was applied to movies that were still made in the Hollywood system but contain counterculture ideas and were made by people both behind and in front of the camera that flew in the face of the traditional Hollywood methodology.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ron Howard’s classic film Willow, and for the film’s debut on Blu-ray this week, The GATE, with thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, is giving away two copies of the Blu-ray package.