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9 February 2010 : Robert Alstead

“After you're nominated, it's like a crapshoot, it's like throwing dice.” Morgan Freeman

16 January 2010 : Dylan Matthew

There's not much story, but the IMAX 3D visuals in Avatar are gobsmacking.

19 December 2009 : Robert Alstead

The latest versions of entry level editors Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements are meant to be smart. But it turns out they can also be pretty slow.

17 October 2009 : Robert Alstead

True to form, it was documentaries that swept up most of the awards at this year's VIFF. There were plenty of docs to chose from this year with nearly half of the festival’s feature and mid-length films being nonfiction (there were 103 nonfiction and 134 dramas in total).

12 October 2009 : iofilm

"I just thought ‘it’s over.’... I didn’t seem to have the energy to want to do anything."

Terry Gilliam talks about how he finished The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus following the death of his lead actor Heath Ledger.

12 October 2009 : Matthew Arnoldi

The 2009 Raindance Film Festival drew to a close with the screening of Steven Soderbergh's film "The Girlfriend Experience" on the evening of Sunday 11 October.

12 October 2009 : Matthew Arnoldi

On Wednesday 14 October 2009, the London film festival gets underway with its target of showing some 190-odd features and 113 short films over the course of 15 days in the heart of the Capital.

9 October 2009 : Robert Alstead

Franny Armstrong's climate change movie The Age of Stupid had its green carpet premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Tuesday night, with a medley of local luminaries from political, film, and television worlds.

9 October 2009 : Robert Alstead

After hearing Peter Dekom's provocative keynote speech at the Vancouver Film and Television Forum (they dropped the word "Trade" from the Forum's title this year, I notice), I missed most of the Film Day and Wednesday's Television themed day. But I was back for the full day of the Storyville panels and events.

9 October 2009 : Robert Alstead

Following the Vancouver Film and Television Forum's Storyville morning session, with the introductions to the panel of commissing editors, we had the pitching session in the afternoon. What a contrast to the last pitching session that I saw at the VIFF Trade Forum.

5 October 2009 : Robert Alstead

The implosion of the U.S. housing bubble last year, and the subsequent fallout, is the subject of several documentaries at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival (1-16 October). Part of a finance related strand entitled Follow The Money, the docs try to untangle the complex financial web behind the sub-prime disaster

30 September 2009 : Robert Alstead

For Peter Dekom, a dry-humoured, Hollywood entertainment lawyer, the single most important factor right now in human development is the speed at which our world is changing.

Dekom, who gave the Vancouver Film and Television Forum keynote talk on Tuesday morning, likes to refer to this "diabolical change" as hyperacceleration.

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