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Tommy Hodgson’s Encounters TOP 5

Writer Tommy Hodgson offers his own top picks from this year’s Encounters Short Film Festival. Breadline (UK, director: Carol Salter): Breadline displays intimate footage of a food bank in a Northern town through the gaze of an elderly (...)

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Our Picks + Waves

This week we are joined by Matt Howsam, a production coordinator in the VFX industry and a film critic. We mention the hilarious and highly original One Cut Of The Dead by Shin’ichirô Ueda, a Japanese Zombie comedy in the style of some of the (...)

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First edition of the Independent Iraqi Film Festival

Oline and entirely free to watch, the Independent Iraqi Film Festival brings us features, shorts and discussions, shedding a spotlight on a thriving cinematic culture in the country and among the Iraqi diaspora. IA: Israa Al-Kamali AH: Ahmed (...)

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Our Picks + Black Is King (Special Guest)

For this episode of Mydylarama’s Top Picks podcast, we’re joined by our guest, academic, film programmer and Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival producer George Crosthwait. George Crosthwait. George’s pick of the week, and also (...)

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A Dog Barking at the Moon - BFI Flare At Home

Tommy’s review of the week is Xiang Zi’s A Dog Barking at the Moon, streamed on BFI Player as part of the #FlareatHome film festival. A Dog Barking at the Moon is a fittingly dramatic piece following the trials of a Chinese family as they deal (...)

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ClermontFF2019 Lobo Mauro, director of Mais Triste que Chuva num Recreio de Colégio

Can you explain your choice of title? Is it a Brazilian saying? It’s not a Brazilian saying. There’s a sentence in a book called Os Cus de Judas (“The Land at the End of the World”), by António Lobo Antunes, a Portuguese writer, which says “triste (...)

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ClermontFF2019 Veljko Popovic, director of Biciklisti

Interview with Veljko Popovic, director of the beautiful, hypnotic and playful Biciklisti. Can you tell us about cycling season? I’m assuming it’s a real event! The spirit of the local people in my hometown is entangled with sports. It can be (...)

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ClermontFF2019 Thomas Elley, director of Bølger [Open Spaces]

Interview with Thomas Elley, director of the cryptic and unsettling Bølger [Open Spaces] in the international competition. I assume Open Spaces [the English title] refers to the filming location. Can you tell us a bit more about this place and (...)

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ClermontFF2019 Swatted by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Interview with the French filmmaker Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis about his short film Swatted selected as part of the 2019 Lab Competition (L1 programme). A video directed by the students of the ARFIS École, in collaboration with the Brasserie du (...)

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ClermontFF2019 Last Year When The Train Passed by Pang-Chuang Huang

Interview with Taiwanese filmmaker Pang-Chuan Huang around his short film "Last Year When the Train Passed by" selected as part of the 2019 Lab Competition (L5 programme). A video directed by the students of the ARFIS École in collaboration with (...)

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