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  • Alienation and the limits of access at Edinburgh 2018

    The festival that prides itself doing things differently made room for some welcome outsider voices in its programme this year, but it was far from inclusive for everyone, reports Rebecca Harrison.

    Rebecca Harrison
    Wednesday 11 July 2018

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  • Local heroes: new Scottish features at Edinburgh 2018

    By the end of the festival, survivalist thriller Calibre was already available on Netflix, but it wasn’t the only Scottish feature in the lineup worth seeking out, from Mark Cousins’s split-screen analysis of Hollywood and race to a musical zombie comedy and more, reports Josh Slater-Williams.

    Josh Slater-Williams
    Wednesday 11 July 2018

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  • Film highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

    The 25th edition of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival was something of a feast of new nonfiction. We invited five of our contributors in attendance to tip us to their top finds.

    Kelli Weston, Ben Nicholson, Sophie Brown, Charlie Lyne, Matt Turner
    Thursday 5 July 2018

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  • Podcast: Six highlights of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

    Kelli Weston hosts a conversation with Sophie Brown, Simran Hans and Ben Nicholson to discuss some of the picks of this year’s Sheffield documentary festival.

    Kelli Weston, Sophie Brown, Simran Hans, Ben Nicholson
    Thursday 5 July 2018

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  • Exploring virtual worlds together: Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

    The days of isolated immersion may be numbered as several powerful VR films at this year’s festival were designed to be experienced in groups, without a headset in sight, reports Marisol Grandon.

    Marisol Grandon
    Wednesday 4 July 2018

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  • Beyond the bunker mentality: seven disobliging Israeli documentaries at Docaviv 2018

    Probing social aspirations ranging from isolation to outreach to armageddon, the native films at the 20th edition of Tel Aviv’s documentary film festival suggest that debate and dissent are not – yet – off limits for the country’s culture, reports Paul O’Callaghan.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Wednesday 27 June 2018

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  • 3 days in Cannes – and one step on the festival’s ladder

    The Cannes Film Festival can seem like cinema’s impregnable citadel on a hill – but one of its modernising initiatives for 2018 was a special final-weekend pass for budding young cinephiles, 3 Days in Cannes. Naomi Obeng joined the raid.

    Naomi Obeng
    Friday 25 May 2018

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  • The best short films at Cannes 2018

    The shorts selections in the Competition, Cinefondation, Quinzaine and Semaine offered up miniature marvels that sometimes exhibited more craft in a matter of minutes than some visionaries were able to realise in a much meatier runtime, report Catherine Bray and Jake Cunningham.

    Catherine Bray, Jake Cunningham
    Thursday 24 May 2018

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  • What should have won Cannes 2018’s Palme d’Or?

    This year there were at least eight great candidates for the prize, says Nick James.

    Nick James
    Saturday 19 May 2018

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  • Raze the red carpet: Cannes 2018 responds to #MeToo

    To the #TimesUp moment and the world after Weinstein, Cannes offered an anti-harrasment hotline – but mostly just ceded its platform to women themselves to make the change, says Rebecca Harrison.

    Rebecca Harrison
    Friday 18 May 2018

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