Current issues

20.08.2006
The Locarno Film Festival is not Cannes. There are no red carpets and grand entries and no photographers vying for the attention of stars. In fact, stars are not the highlight of the event. Actors and actresses—many of them famous — do attend the Locarno festival but manage to blend into the crowd and not create commotion. Unlike Cannes, the festival screenings are open to the public. Maggie Morgan, Cairo, member of the Ecumenical Jury Locarno 2006, reports about the festival
20.06.2006
Film critic Ron Holloway in his report reviews the competition entries of the Festival de Cannes 2006, and portrays the event as a whole.
30.05.2006
Ron Holloway reviews the accessory sections of the Festival de Cannes 2006.
25.02.2006
Ron Holloway reports on the Berlin International Film Festival 2006
30.05.2005
Film critic Ron Holloway reviews the panorama of the 58th Festival de Cannes 2005.
15.11.2004
No other European festival is better positioned than Cottbus to measure the depth and range of the current film revival in Central and Eastern Europe. Abetted by the smart programming skill of festival director Roland Rust, the 14th FilmFestival Cottbus (2-6 November 2004) – aka the 14th Festival of East European Cinema – was again a must-visit event for critics, cineastes, and fest directors interested in keeping apace with the hundred or more important productions released annually in filmlands stretching from the former German Democratic Republic to Kazakhstan in Central Asia.
16.01.2004
Roland Rust, as astute a film critic as he is festival director, hit the nail right on the head when he chose Russian cinema as the focus of the 13th Cottbus Festival of East European Films, scheduled 4-8 November 2003. All three of the competition awards for feature films went to Russian directors, in addition to a special prize in the short film competition. And both the FIPRESCI (International Critics) and the Ecumenical Juries doubled up on the same opinions of the International Jury...