Making it real together

Revealing creative dialogues in nonfiction films, a playful act between filmmaker and subject as early as 1950, are evidence that documentary filmmaking is the art of collaborative conceit.   Last June Robert Greene’s Actress and Måns Månsson’s Stranded in Canton had their UK premieres at London’s blossoming Open City Documentary Festival. Both films use models… Continue reading Making it real together

58th BFI London Film Festival roundup

Tell the world about Philosophy! 15 films from around the world that inspired our imagination during the festival in London this year.   The present is a strange beast. - Jean-Luc Godard Goodbye to Language (Adieu au langage, 2014) Αnother festival of imaginative films closed its curtains last week. Our focus this month was the BFI London Film… Continue reading 58th BFI London Film Festival roundup

Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest

Continuing its reputation as the biggest international documentary film festival in UK, the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomed documentarians and activists from the public domain with a fierce independent spirit this year.   The past is always with us. But who wants to live in an antique shop? - Ian McShane in How We Used To Live… Continue reading Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest

Archipelago connected: 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Coinciding with the events in Thessaloniki as the European Youth Capital, the screens in the northern Greek city wrote ethics, truth and literacy on the wall.   Peter Wintonick once wrote: "We should attempt to pour our work and activism into the forge of human service. Let us become our own masters, re-appropriate our media away… Continue reading Archipelago connected: 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

57th BFI London Film Festival: Luton

Screening at the 57th BFI London Film Festival's First Feature Competition, Luton is an insightful film and an alarming tour de force about personal responsibilities. Director Michalis Konstantatos talks about his debut feature.   The world of Luton, the debut feature of Michalis Konstantatos, is common people in their everyday lives. The three lead characters… Continue reading 57th BFI London Film Festival: Luton