One Night in Miami (2020) Review

One Night in Miami is a fictional account of what happened on the incredible night that Muhammad Ali became the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World and we see him gather with friend Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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BFI London FIlm Festival 2020 – Press Accreditation

That’s right I have been approved as press for the 2020 BFI London Film Festival which is super exciting and something I have wanted to try and do for a few years now. Obviously this years is going to be a little bit different with majority moving online, which works out very well for me being in the North East.

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BFI London Film Festival 2020

Is anyone else truly excited that this year the London Film Festival is going to more cinemas around the UK and also premieres happening online?

I certainly am, I have been lucky enough to get to a couple of films over the years while in London during October. But being based in the north east does make this very difficult given the hotel prices around the time of the festival also going up.

I really do hope that this new format will ensure more people can actually watch the films and I guess I have to also hope that cinemas in the north east will not be missed out (we often are for things like concerts etc up here).

Two weeks to wait as the line up is being announced online on Tuesday 8th September!

BFI London Film Festival 2020 – Mangrove Opening Film

It has been announced today that Steve McQueen’s Mangrove will open the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, the 64th to take place. It will play for free for audiences at BFI Southbank and at selected cinemas across the UK.

Mangrove starring Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby. This will be the films European premiere on Wednesday 7th October as part of the 12-day offering which is taking the festival out to cities around the UK and many films are going to be available for virtual premieres at home.

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL announces partnership with Shift72 and moves online for 28th edition

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RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHIFT72 AND MOVES ONLINE FOR 28th EDITION providing a safe and vital platform for independent filmmakers to connect to UK audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

28 October – 7 November 2020
www.raindance.org/festival

Against a backdrop of an industry affected by this global pandemic, Raindance will continue to support and inspire film fans and the broader film community, enabling them to thrive during these difficult times. Britain’s arts and culture organisations have long recognised the need to adapt to survive when faced with the likes of funding cuts or changes in the way audiences engage – and like its compatriots throughout the UK and beyond, it has been necessary for Raindance to dramatically adapt in 2020 to meet the extreme challenges presented by COVID-19.

Raindance views social distancing and self-isolation as a creative challenge to refresh and reinvent the festival experience. Raindance also recognises its role as a necessary platform for UK and international independent filmmakers to connect to UK audiences. With this in mind, the Raindance Film Festival will safely adapt to an online experience for its 28th edition (28 October – 7 November 2020), to run in parallel with a number of live activities, including industry sessions, panels and gigs at various central London venues. The result will be aninnovative hybrid of remote engagement and live activity.

The online content of Raindance will be powered by Shift72, who have delivered world-class online film festivals for the likes of Visions du Réel, SXSW, Cannes Marché Du Film and CPH:DOX.

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7th LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2019

Today sees the launch of the 7th LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2019 which welcomes the festival’s most exciting programme yet. Taking place Thursday to Sunday, 11-14th July at the BFI, this year’s festival promises to feature some of the funniest films on screen alongside a riotous shorts programme, LOCO masterclasses with special guests, industry events and training, on top of a 30th Anniversary screening of the rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally, Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher, on Saturday 13th July.

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This year’s festival will open with Dominic Brigstocke’s UK Premiere of Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans starring Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Kate Nash and Derek Jacobi. Atti (Sebastian Croft) is a Roman teenager with ‘Atti-tude’, a smart kid who likes to bend the rules. When one of his schemes (selling horse wee as gladiator sweat) falls foul of Emperor Nero (Craig Roberts), Atti is forced to join the army and is sent to miserable, cold, wet Britannia. There the natives are revolting, quite literally, as Boudicca (Kate Nash), Queen of the Iceni tribe, takes on the might of Rome.

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NIFF: Film Schedule

The film schedule along with venues has been announced for the Newcastle International Film Festival which is taking place at the end of this month.

Newcastle International Film Festival Schedule

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I am hoping now that this has all been released I can sort tickets out for the event. Any of my fellow Film Bloggers have any advice on how to get Press tickets or access to a film festival?

Newcastle International Film Festival 2018

For the first time in 2018 we will see the Newcastle International Film Festival take place at many venues around Newcastle and Gateshead. Something which I find very exciting for the North East considering we get missed out for so many things.

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The NIFF will be opened with a special screening of Get Carter along with a Q&A with the director and a VIP afterparty. What better film to open a film festival in Newcastle?

Dates: Thursday 29th March – Sunday 1st April 2018 

This falls over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend which should be a great opportunity to get many people to attend!

For tickets and passes

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