Comment: Cannes' 2023 selection was inspired but festival struggled with logistics
You can be too successful, as Cannes discovered in its 76th edition.
Comment: Old and new filmmakers to rub shoulders at appealing Cannes 2023
Exciting voices take their place in Competition alongside familiar names.
Comment: Don’t blame Bafta. The entire industry needs to reconsider what is an “awards film”
”Sitting around pointing fingers at Bafta is a comfortable factory setting and it fundamentally changes nothing.”
What do the Bafta Film Awards mean for the Oscars?
Is the momentum now with ’All Quiet On The Western Front ’and Austin Butler?
Guest comment: “Why are so few Black people in positions of power in the arthouse film PR sector?”
Mia Farrell is a freelance film PR, working between the UK and US.
Comment: Edinburgh’s collapse shows why a long-term strategy is vital - and no festival is safe
The demise of Scotland’s leading cinemagoing body, the CMI, taking with it a festival and two cinemas, tells us good governance matters.
Awards race comes into sharp focus as the dust settles on Venice and Toronto
With just a few high-profile releases left to come, some sure-fire contenders for best picture have made their presence felt.
Comment: our chief film critic’s five key takeaways from Cannes 75
Screen reviewed every title in Official Selection, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week.
Comment: Cannes takes a stand by selecting Russian and Ukrainian filmmakers
The festival has programmed titles by both Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov and Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa.
Comment: Academy must reclaim its authority after Will Smith fiasco
Academy leadership needs to get in front of the news rather than merely reacting to developments – or not reacting, as the case may be.
Comment: Are diverse filmmakers excluded by what is considered an ‘awards worthy’ film?
It’s possible there will be no filmmakers of colour among the finalists for best film and best director at the Baftas or Oscars, unless King Richard pushes through.
Comment: Will Bifa success translate into Bafta nominations this year?
After a big sweep at the Bifas, After Love is looking to follow in Rocks’ footsteps and secure major Bafta nods.
Comment: Should Oscars change ‘one country, one entry’ rule for international feature category?
The international category is better than it was, but it’s still not quite right.