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Can cinema survive the pandemic?

Once upon time film studios reigned supreme in their control of theatrical movie presentation. With many of the biggest names in Hollywood owning prestigious theatres to ensure their films reached the largest audience possible. However, by the late 1940’s the system that had helped create Hollywood was slowly dying. As new laws in America came into place that instructed studios …

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 …

Star Wars: The Greatest Moments (Part One – The Prequels)

Over the next month Cinerama Film is going to explore The Greatest Moments from Star Wars history, starting with The Prequels. A set of films often criticised, but deeply important in the history of Star Wars on screen. The imagination, wonder and technical achievement of each film finding a whole new generation of fans. And while some may still sniff …

Come Dine With Us: BFI Player brings the restaurant to your home

Struggling to find culinary inspiration for dinner in the depth of your food cupboard or fridge? Look no further than the BFI’s latest online collection, ‘Eating In’. Available to explore now for free on BFI Player. From fine dining to comfort food this newly curated selection of films is drawn from the BFI and regional and national archives. As part …

NQV Media announce the release of New Queer Visions: Seeing is Believing

Available worldwide via Amazon and Vimeo now NQV media returns with New Queer Visions: Seeing is Believing. Bringing us a collection of superb and thought provoking short films from around the world. A world where men often hide their true love and feelings, while mothers turn a blind eye to identity. And where religion can dictate the boundaries of love …

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 …

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 …