Heritage: What’s On? Movies!

Documentaries, dramas, or romantic comedies – films are watched and loved all around the world. No wonder that so many cities have their own film festivals. Let us get familiar with the history and peculiarities of the Karlovy Vary fest, the Telluride movie show, Italian silent-film fest, or the still young but professional Pusan festival in Korea. What more, plug in your PC because the first online film festival has finally arrived!


Le Giornate del Cinema Muto: 4-11 October 2008

Wayne M. Gore

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is the world’s largest silent-film festival taking place in Pordenone, Italy. The Cineteca del Friuli, the festival provider, was founded in 1977 in Gemona, Italy, by young scholars Piera Patat and Livio Jacob, when the city was at the height of its reconstruction after the earthquake of 1976. The film archive originated with a private collection, which also provided the basis for the Silent Film Festival inaugurated in 1982. The itinerant show of old silent films eve...

Telluride Film Festival: 29 Aug-1 Sept 2008

Vanderlei J. Pollack

Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms. With only an appreciation of celluloid to guide them, these devotees flock to the show, year after year. Why? Blind faith. The program is not revealed until everyone lands in town. Yet the Telluride family trusts that a uni...

Babelgum Online Film Festival: Vote Now!

Bill Alen

For the first time, a web-based film festival gives the power to the audience: the winning films will express the people's choice combined with that of a jury of industry experts. The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first film festival to bring you exclusive high quality full screen content from independent filmmakers, with an innovative voting system aimed at promoting the best new talent...

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: 4-12 July 2008

Bill Alen

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (IFF) is held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. Because of its success in the past few years the Karlovy Vary festival has become one of the most significant film events in Central and Eastern Europe...

The Pusan International Film Festival: 2-10 October 2008

Wayne M. Gore

The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is the most acknowledged of the 7 international film festivals held in Korea. PIFF, held annually in Busan (or Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The first festival, held from September 13 to September 21, 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. At that time the total audiences counted 184,071 visitors...