Venice Film Festival deadline approaches

02.06.10
The Orizzonti section at Venice Film Festival Venice – the world’s longest running – Film Festival is renewing its Orizzonti section – set up in 2004 and dedicated to ‘new trends’ in world cinema – to now “take into account the most wide-ranging aesthetic experiences… becoming a ‘laboratory’ for different artistic languages within the larger ‘laboratory’ that the Biennale di Venezia ...
Sergio Fant

02.06.10
Sergio Fant, Photo Daniele Federico (www.becomingaphotoeditor.com) APEngine caught up with Sergio Fant, programme advisor for the Venice Film Festival, to ask him how he got started – and kept going – curating film, and about the changes at Venice. You’ve recently started working for the Venice Film Festival, but before, how did you get started programming film? Which films and filmmakers inspired you? It all started back in ...
George Clark on the evolution of Rotterdam Film Festival

01.06.10
Poster for Jean Renoir's film that inspired the inception of the Cannes Film Festival The first aim of the approach is to confront audiences with new trends in filmmaking Hubert Bals in 1972 1 The International Film Festival Rotterdam was founded in 1972 by Hubert Bals, a legendary figure who ran the festival up to his early death in 1988. His cinephile legacy lives on in ...
Venice Film Festival: extra format

28.01.10
The Orizzonti section at Venice Film Festival Venice – surely the world’s top notch film event – has announced that its Orizzonti section dedicated to “new trends” in world cinema is to open itself to all “extra-format” works. We’re not sure what that means, but it includes short films, and the Festival promises “a broader and more dynamic overview of the new forms adopted by the ...