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Telluride Film Festival Report

A recap of the 41st Telluride Film Festival can take many forms. You can just concentrate on the films headed to the awards races. You can revel in the rediscovered classics or “lost” gems. You can recount the seeking out of the under-the-radar showings as you tried to be one of those to discover...

Kevin Resnick and Rebecca Norris in front of the Palais des Festivals

Musings From a First-Timer at Cannes Film Festival

Ah, the Cannes Film Festival.  Where glitzy red carpet premieres and ball-gown and tuxedo-clad celebrities abound, everyone drinking champagne, hobnobbing and dancing until the break of dawn.  Oh, the glamour of it all… … or so I mused while on my flight to France, reading aloud a French phrase book a friend lent me,...

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Film Festivals 411: Why Did My Film Not Get In?

“Everyone thinks my film is great! You guys don’t know what is really good.” “I’ve seen the films you program and mine is so much better.” “My film won awards at four other festivals! I don’t understand why you didn’t pick it up.” I receive these complaints (and worse) daily from filmmakers of every...