A relatively small film festival in the Canadian West Coast ski resort of Whistler that attracts lots of the local industry, particularly as the three day fest has a filmmaker forum attached. Cash prizes for filmmakers.
Berlinale is Germany's most prestigious film festival and one of Europe's leading film festivals. Good quality English-language films often surface first here.
True to form, it was documentaries that swept up most of the awards at this year's VIFF. There were plenty of docs to chose from this year with nearly half of the festival’s feature and mid-length films being nonfiction (there were 103 nonfiction and 134 dramas in total).
After the sudden death of lead actor Heath Ledger Terry Gilliam said he was in no mood for completing his film. Under the circumstances, the fact that he has done this well is a hugely impressive achievement.
The 2009 Raindance Film Festival drew to a close with the screening of Steven Soderbergh's film "The Girlfriend Experience" on the evening of Sunday 11 October.
On Wednesday 14 October 2009, the London film festival gets underway with its target of showing some 190-odd features and 113 short films over the course of 15 days in the heart of the Capital.
Franny Armstrong's climate change movie The Age of Stupid had its green carpet premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Tuesday night, with a medley of local luminaries from political, film, and television worlds.