While lamenting the FCMM's decision to eliminate live performances (at least for this year), Randolph Jordan points to the short film as the one area where the FCMM continues its cutting edge, innovative programming.
A recurring element that struck me during the 2002 Festival International Nouveau Cinéma Nouveaux Medias’ and which I have decided to use as my anchor for this report, is the fragmented narrative, and/or the anthology or omnibus format. Many films at the FCMM were structured using this time honored tradition. Films covered in this report include 11’09’’01, Ten, Gambling, Gods and LSD, Dolls, and Elsewhere.
Iranian cinema once again leads the way at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Offscreen welcomes Vancouver correspondent Tim Newman as it extends geographically to the Western coast. As a first-time coverage for Offscreen, Newman's descriptive prose captures the all-important ambience of one of Canada's premiere Film Festivals.
Hospitality Korean style makes Professor Rist's first (and certainly not last) trip to Pi-Fan (5th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival) an event to remember.
Professor Peter Rist visits and revisits one of the most exciting Film Fests anywhere.
Perhaps still an appendice to the mega-Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the new programming crew are out to make a mark.
A focus on the documentaries and shorts, with a special attention given to How's Your News?
Part two: Korean films lead the way.
Sándor Lau treats us to coverage of New Zealand's wackiest and most challenging festival
The first of an extensive, three part report on the music and sound festival Mutek.
A report on the fourth edition (2002) of one of the fastest growing Asian film festivals around.
An overview report on New Zealand's International Short film festival.