Hit The Road by Kerim Aytac

04.11.10
Make It New John, Duncan Campbell Kerim Aytac on Duncan Campbell’s Make It New John and Get Out of the Car by Thom Anderson. Hit the Road, part of the Experimenta season at the London Film Festival, consisted of screenings of two films dealing with motor-vehicular dreams and the iconography of the open road. The first, Make It New John by Duncan Campbell, is about the short-lived attempt ...
Ajay RS Hothi on Experimenta 2010

21.10.10
Ruhr, James Benning, 2009 In 1998, the year of the inaugural Experimenta element at the London Film Festival, then-Festival Director Adrian Wootton called it “…a distinct strand to showcase perhaps more radical, challenging and innovative work from filmmakers throughout the world.” Nine years later in 2007, curator Mark Webber described, in his introduction to the weekend, the strand as “…an island drifting away from the BFI Southbank.” ...
Clio Barnard talks to APEngine’s Gary Thomas

06.10.10
Clio Barnard, image courtesy of Verve Pictures Clio Barnard’s acclaimed first feature The Arbor has its UK premiere at the 54th BFI London Film Festival this October, before being released nationwide in the UK from 22 October. A Jerwood/Artangel Open commission, and funded by the UK Film Council, The Arbor won Clio the the Best New Documentary Filmmaker award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. We talked ...
Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum line-up

22.09.10
This year’s Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum, taking place from 12 to 15 October at the BFI, features a host of world-class speakers and industry experts. Keynotes for the first-day conference include Michel Reilhac, Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma; Mike Monello, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project and co-founder of New York-based creative agency Campfire; film director, producer and long-time collaborator of Richard ...
Sarah Turner on Perestroika

16.10.09
Sarah Turner APEngine talks to Sarah Turner, about her new experimental feature, Perestroika, which premieres at the London Film Festival. Why did you start making films? Oh god, I wasn’t really expecting a question like that! I went to art school because basically I was useless. Like everyone who goes to art school. There’s a quote – something like “People who go to art school don’t know what to ...
Helen De Witt on the London Film Festival

16.10.09
Helen De Witt With the London Film Festival just about in full swing, we talk to Helen De Witt, the Festival’s Producer. Hi Helen. Now, you’re the producer of the London Film Festival… Yes, and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. How many festivals are there? The two that I produce and two that are run by the BFI. Which are the other two? No, just these two. I wanted to first ...
Mark Webber

14.10.09
Showing the festival: Gustav Deutsch's FILM IST. a girl & a gun APEngine talks to Mark Webber about his programming for the London Film Festival. How – why – did you start programming? As a teenager I was obsessed with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and reading books about The Factory and getting a little glimpse into that world, the New York underground. That’s my way in. I ...