Two More Films From VIFF: Honeymoons and Pulsar

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

Wind Wind-up; and Walking On the Dark Side at VIFF 2010

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

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Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Deflating Film Industry

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

Raindance Film Festival

Event Dates: 
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 - Sunday, 10 October 2010

Apollo Cinema
19 Lower Regent Street Apollo Cinema
London SW1Y 4LR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0871 220 6000

The London-set Raindance Film Festival has been a regular event in the UK film festival calendar since 1993. It continues to make waves with its commitment to showing indie films, in particular by new filmmakers, and often edgier material.

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Preview: 18th Raindance Film Festival, London 2010

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.

Hot Docs Film Festival

Event Dates: 
Thursday, 28 April 2011 - Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3

Toronto-set Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North America. Established in 1993, Hot Docs has flourished in recent years with increasing numbers of documentaries getting made. Hot Docs is also an important marketplace for film producers and buyers to do business.

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Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

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.

VIFF Film & TV Forum 2010 Line-up

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.

Eco Docs at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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.