FILM – Vika Evdokimenko’s BAFTA nominated film ‘Aamir’ spotlights refugee children

Female director Vika Evdokimenko’s Aamir is based on a true story of an unaccompanied child living in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, where part of the film was shot. This topical film stars second generation immigrant Alan Asaad (Unforgotten) and has just been nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short Film. This wonderful film will be screening in the coming weeks at the…

AWARDS NEWS – The Toscars 2018 date has been announced

The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony. No, that’s not a misprint. The Oscars are being held in March, but a few days…

FILM – ‘The Silence’ Directors Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi – “it touched people’s hearts and we are happy about that”

Joint directors Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari’s must-see live action short film The Silence has been selected for over 400 film festivals around the world and won many prestigious film awards, including Oscar-qualifying awards at Leeds International Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. The film stars Fatma Alakus, Cahide Ozel and Valentina Carnelutti (Medici: Masters of Florence) and shares a strong…

FILM REVIEW – Absinthe: An unusual trip through Paris

Absinthe. It gained its worldwide fame as the drink that probably drove the famous painter Van Gogh mad and thanks to which he also cut his own ear off. The very green drink is also referred to as la Fee Verte, which is at the same time the title of a great Kasabian song. “Oh…

FILM REVIEW – Game: A wonderful story about accomplishing your dreams

GAME – Trailer from Jeannie Donohoe on Vimeo. The Raindance Film Festival opened this year with Oh Lucy!, an American-Japanese co-production from director Atsuko Hirayanagi (you can read our interview with her here). It was the first full length movie that was screened; however, it wasn’t the first film of the festival. Right before Oh…