The Toronto International Film Festival typically has a big Saturday night with many competing events hosted by distribution companies to celebrate their TIFF films, many of which will be headed to the New York Film Festival later this month.
Oscar night is still nearly six months away, but that hasn't stopped insiders in Toronto from proclaiming Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" a frontrunner for best picture.
A fleeting rainbow at Telluride perfectly characterized the way the festival works. Buzz spreads quickly. Crowds swarm around movies they didn't even know about earlier in the week. Days later, it's all over.
The North American premiere of Saving Mr. Banks will open the 2013 AFI Fest, while French filmmaker Agnès Varda will serve as Guest Artistic Director. The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis will close the festival, which takes place in November.
Worst case scenario stories at this year's Telluride Film Festival, "Gravity," "12 Years A Slave" and "All Is Lost" provoke moviegoers to contemplate the intense physical and emotional experiences these characters must endure in order to survive.
Two very different films that screened at the Telluride Film Festival today capture the turmoil of adolescence and have festival-goers buzzing.
Non-fiction films once again take the spotlight at Maine's Camden International Film Festival. The four-day event unveiled its lineup of 65 features and shorts for its 9th annual festival, opening September 26 with Zachary Heinzerling's Cutie and The Boxer.
At most festivals, top contemporary filmmakers compete with each other for the attention of audiences. At the annual Telluride Film Festival, this year celebrating its 40th Anniversary, today's auteurs are up against the history of cinema.