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Terry Gilliam On Finishing The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

"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.

Raindance awards Prize winners as 2009 Fest draws to a close

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.

Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival gets underway

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.

Green Carpet Premiere For Age of Stupid In Vancouver

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.

Storyville at Vancouver Film and Television Forum

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.

Vancouver Film and Television Forum 2009: Storyville Pitching Session

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.

VIFF Docs Follow the Money

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

Filmmaking Universe Is Hyperaccelerating

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.

The 17th Raindance Film Festival : London 2009, 30 Sept - 11 Oct 2009, Apollo Cinema

The 17th Raindance Film Festival gets underway at the Apollo Cinema in London on Wed Sept 30th with an opening showing of the film "Humpday" an uproarious comedy directed by Lynn Shelton about two pals Ben and Andrew who get together to shoot a film to be submitted in their local porn festival - it will be a film that will go 'beyond gay' ! Humpday is due for general release in the Autumn.

Chinese Film Focus at BAFTA, Piccadilly London

On Saturday 3rd October, as part of BAFTA's special global Spotlight on China curated by Filming East Festival, BAFTA will be presenting a day devoted to Chinese cinema.

The day will offer a selection of fantastic Chinese films as well as some of China’s emerging film talent, but the day will also give audiences an opportunity to get involved in a free film maker’s Q&A.

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