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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

Tribeca Short Films – New talent, new ways of telling stories

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival includes 72 short films, 45 of which are world premieres; 53 are in competition. After receiving 3,553 submissions, the programmers curated a widely diverse and genre-spanning crop of provocative true-life stories and challenging fiction from 23 different countries, including Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the

Filmmaker Interview: Adam Weber (Tomorrow We Disappear)

Tomorrow We Disappear chronicles the last days of Kathputli, the mysterious hand-built artist colony first discovered in Salman Rushdie’s iconic Midnight Children. Hidden in the alleyways of New Delhi, a community of magicians, acrobats and puppeteers approach their looming eviction to make way for a modern skyscraper. Bound together by tradition and impending gentrification, this

Filmmaker Interview: Mariusz Brożek – (Orbiting Without Sugar)

Stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship, Rachel quickly decides she’s through waiting around in a dirty motel for her boyfriend Vince to return. When he finally does, he comes baring big news, large sums of cash and promises of a better future together. Their relationship escalates nearly to its to breaking point until suddenly they’re

Havana Film Festival Filmmaker Interview: Roberto Salinas (The Troublemaker)

Very few films have been made about the United Nations. The film archive of the UN is immense and entering the rooms where this material is stored is like stepping into the annals of the history of international diplomacy. But how much of this material is actually available to the public? What does the public know

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Mark Kemble (Director – ‘Bad Hurt’)

A testament to the power of love, Bad Hurt chronicles a family’s hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart. Elaine Kendall, a determined Staten Island, NY housewife, fights to keep her family together in the face of growing chaos.  A once passionate love affair with her

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