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28 February 2011 : Robert Alstead

Surprise! David Fincher didn't win the Best Director award. But King Colin (pictured above, arriving with Livia Giuggioli for the Oscars ceremony) did exactly as everyone predicted, winning the Best Actor award.

27 February 2011 : Robert Alstead

Last year I did pretty well with my Oscar predictions when not deviating too far from the bookies' favourites. You know they do their homework. Longshots very rarely make it.

22 December 2010 : iofilm

Gavin Miller, CEO for the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), announced "a radical new approach" for next year's Edinburgh International Film Festival today.

21 December 2010 : Dylan Matthew

A dedicated cinema-goer demands real 3D, better ambient lighting, and a ban on popcorn.

17 October 2010 : Robert Alstead

Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve has picked up another laurel at VIFF. After Incendies was chosen as Canada's foreign film nomination for the Oscars, and winning best film at TIFF, he won the ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, a juried award that comes with $20,000 prize-money.

9 October 2010 : Robert Alstead

I caught a couple of last-minute, random films this week at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

9 October 2010 : Robert Alstead

One of the less cut-and-dry eco docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival this year, is Windfall (10, 13 October) a relentless attack on wind energy seen through the prism of a small town in upstate New York where industrial wind energy

2 October 2010 : Robert Alstead

Today (Saturday 2nd) is the final day of the Vancouver Film and TV Forum, New Filmmakers Day.

28 September 2010 : Matthew Arnoldi

This year's Raindance Film Festival is a challenging and innovative mix, showing some 77 features and 69 UK Premieres over a 12 day period from the comfortable surroundings of the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus.

23 September 2010 : Robert Alstead

Movie rental giant Blockbuster has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

In a release the company said that business would continue as normal at its U.S. stores, although its recapitalization plan should reduce the Company's indebtedness from nearly $1 billion currently to an estimated $100 million or less when implemented.

21 September 2010 : iofilm

The VIFF 25th Annual Film & TV Forum is back at the the Vancouver International Film Centre for another year later this month with sessions for filmmakers looking to hone their business and creative skills, expand their international contacts, and increase their digital media savvy.

15 September 2010 : Robert Alstead

It seems more like a decade than a year since VIFF (30 September-15 October) last came round. Make that two decades. With Copenhagen's failure fast becoming a dot in the rear view mirror, one filmmaker has returned to footage from the first “Earth Summit” in Rio for inspiration.

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