A report on the 46th International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece (TIFF, 18 – 27 November 2005).
An overview of all the best of Canadian, American, and International cinema screened in Montreal during 2005.
A report on the 29th International Hong Kong Film festival.
An inside look at one of the more intriguing film festivals in North America, the Telluride Film Festival.
Report on the 19th Leeds International Film Festival,
An in-depth report on the Fantasia International film festival, with a focus on the Thai films, the shorts, and some impressive US films.
Writer Randolph Jordan weaves through a thematic pattern of pregnancy/death/rebirth which left its mark on FanTasia 2005.
Montreal's animator/filmmaker Rick Trembles interviews the living legend of fantastic cinema, stop-motion animator extraordinaire, Ray Harryhausen.
An interview with the director of the indie reality-based melodrama (in the good sense) Firecracker.
An interview with director Tomoko Matsunashi on her film The Way of the Director.
A report on La Cinémathèque's major retrospective of the works of Malaysian-born Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang.
Syracuse's Cinefest turns 25.
Festival report on the 15th edition of the San Sebastian Horror fest.
In October 2004 New Zealand held its first ever Korean Film Festival in Auckland, not only revealing that Asians have other pastimes than boy racing, kidnapping, and pouring their money into the NZ education system, but also showing how one small country has turned its film industry into a force to be reckoned with on the global scene.
Fortunately in Aotearoa, we have the New Zealand International Film Festival not only to break up the slate of gray scheduled every year from June through August, but also to give us some food for thought about what kind of future we’re setting ourselves up for in the next few hundred years.