Film Festivals

We Are One: A Global Film Festival – Global Film Festivals join with YouTube

We all know just how hard Film Festivals from across the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. Consequently having to cancel entire festival programmes that have taken a year to develop at short notice. However, BFI Flare recently proved that festivals can be taken online with their outstanding BFI Flare at Home experience. And now major Film …

Update from the creative team at Sheffield Doc Fest

You will all now be aware the extent to which COVID 19 is disrupting and changing the landscape of film festivals worldwide. From Sydney Film Festival to BFI Flare and Cannes. Festivals have had to explore new ways of reaching out to audiences. But smaller film festivals are particularly susceptible to the volatility currently hitting the film market. And in …

BFI Flare at home – Live Q&A with Olivier Ducastel on DON’T LOOK DOWN & Suzanne Guacci on T11 INCOMPLETE

As part of BFI Flare at home, BFI Flare Programmer Michael Blyth speaks with director Olivier Ducastel about Don’t Look Down. Directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Theo and Hugo, BFI Flare 2016) this deliciously enigmatic chamber piece is a sly critique on power, submission and the destructive side of love. The film was part of the 2020 BFI …

BFI Flare at home – Live Q&A with Evan Purchell on ASK ANY BUDDY

As part of BFI Flare at home, BFI Flare Programmer Brain Robinson speaks with director Evan Purchell about Ask Any Buddy. His lovingly edited compilation of erotic gay film depicting the glory days of queer life between 1968 and 1986. The film was part of the 2020 BFI Flare programme. Flare at Home, the BFI’s digital version of Europe’s largest …

The Lawyer (Review) – Two worlds collide in Belgrade

‘Advokatas’ Despite BFI Flare having fallen foul of the current global pandemic. Here at Cinerama Film we remain committed to bringing you some of the best films this years festival had to offer. Working with filmmakers and publicists who have seen world premiere’s of their hard work sadly delayed or cancelled. We are therefore delighted to bring you a review …

BFI Flare at Home: In just days the BFI team create an outstanding online resource

While cinema lovers are stuck at home over the coming weeks. BFI Flare is migrating to BFI Flare at Home. Following the Festival’s last minute cancellation earlier this week due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In just days, festival organisers have created an offer to give festival attendees the opportunity to view LGBTIQ+ shorts and features. All available via …

BFI Flare – Five Films For Freedom

Despite BFI Flare finding itself cancelled early this week. The amazing Five Films for Freedom are now live for public viewing. This amazing collection of short films from around the world has been a staple of the Flare festival for many years. Showcasing work by emerging filmmakers while challenging global perceptions and discrimination. With short stories that reflect the diversity, …

BFI Flare 2020 – Special Presentations announced ahead of full programme launch

As we gear up for the full programme launch of the 34th BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival later this month. The folks at BFI have kindly whet our collective appetite by announcing this years Headline Galas and Centrepiece Screening. With the films selected once again highlighting the diverse content Flare brings to London each year. Including two first time features, …

Full programme announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020

Taking place over 12 days from 26th February to 8th March. Glasgow Film Festival has once again become a place for amazing premieres. This year featuring 9 World premieres, 10 European premieres, 102 UK premieres and 39 Scottish premieres. Run by Glasgow Film, the charity that also runs Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). The Film Festival is made possible by support …