Winter in Wartime

Koolhoven’s emotive film of a young boy learning about love, loss and deception at the close of the second world war is a journey through history and adolescence.

How to Animate: Animation Ideas & Inspiration

In this two-part guide, the award winning, BAFTA nominated Brothers McLeod offer a series of practical hints and tips to help you start animating.

The Universality of Yojiro Takita’s Departures

Departures considers the inescapable in a starkly honest portrayal of the ceremony of death, and its reaction among the living.

Make Art: Make Films

Aesthetica launches the International short Film Competition, with cash prizes up for grabs and screening opportunities. It has never been a better time to get your camera out and start shooting.

1968:Rebellion & Free Love

Reminiscing on 40 years of free love, political protest, family values and social unrest, Born in ‘68 focuses on the humanity of the late 20th Century epoch.

Branchage Is A UK Film Festival Gem

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is back 1st -4th October, screening an amazing selection of films in absolutely breathtaking and unusual locations. Highlights for 2009’s…

Canary Wharf Film Festival 2009

One of our partners this year, Canary Wharf Film Festival, opens next week with a bang. Established in 2007 to break down the barriers between…

DIY Filmmaking

In this edition, we’ve teamed up with Shooting People and Branchange Jersey International Film Festival 2009 to give you hints and tips for finding successful routes to market for your short films.

Cinematography stripped bare

Rage strips away cinematic paraphernalia to the bare minimum of the character and their emotion, the basic elements which are all too often left behind in cinema.

The First City of Film: Congratulations Bradford!

Beating Los Angeles, Cannes and Venice on 12 June Bradford became the first ever UNESCO City of Film. Revealing pride for his home-town, Slumdog Millionaire…

DIY Filmmaking

In today’s climate, the Do It Yourself attitude is ever more present and we’re encouraging you to get creative, get your camera and make your own films.

A Miscarriage of Justice

Traversing the boundaries between social and personal interests, thriller and realism, Pour Elle forces everyday characters to extraordinary lengths.

Frustrated love, fascism & genius

The complexities of Salvador Dali’s genius and his friendships with Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel, in an intriguing feature-length from Paul Morrison.

Finding Love in Unexpected Places

Moscow, Belgium is the uplifting debut feature film from director, Christophe Van Rompaey, who tells a universal story of finding love when you least expect it.

Combining the Classic With the Cutting Edge

Bradford Film Festival revisits the classics while keeping its content fresh and up-to-date in the facilities of the National Media Museum.

Independent cinemas in the 21st century

Independent cinemas are offering a fresh alternative to the staid multiplex environment. Aesthetica explores the varied pastimes on offer around the UK.

Evolving the Cinematic Frontier

Sundance is keen to explore new ideas, and this year their New Frontier on Main programme illustrates their commitment to new territories through film.

Leeds International Film Festival

Leeds International Film Festival is the largest annual film festival outside of London and it brings the world of film out of the traditional setting of a cinema.

Universality and Specificity in African filmmaking

Gaston Kabore, one of Africa’s premier filmmakers, talks about African cinema, and the politics of representation.

Motiroti 360

Multiple identities, nationality, home and boundaries — the interface between where we come from, who we are, and where we go.