Meet Diogo Costa Amarante: the lawyer turned Berlinale Shorts filmmaker

“Reframing the image” is the name of this year’s Berlinale Shorts program – something FFL filmmaker Diogo Costa Amarante certainly does with his film CIDADE PIQUENA (“Small Town”). We spoke to him about his film and his filmmaking career, including which 2017 Oscar nominee lives up to the classics. Read on to find out. Diogo’s first filmmaking steps  Back […]

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FFL films amongst the winners at Flickerfest ’17

Another great year at Flickerfest has closed, with many FFL winners winning accolades. Congrats to all! The Academy-Award accredited festival gave out 30,000AUD in prize money to a wide-range of films, from Australian to international, to films made by primary school kids! The message? There’s great film everywhere – made by all types of filmmaker. Keep reading to find […]

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The 11th Zubroffka Film Festival brings 2016 to an exciting close

Zubroffka is coming up from December 7th-11th and promises to bring some cinematic intrigue to the final month of the year. Located in Poland’s Bialystok, it’s the home of the famous bison and shows some typical chutzpah with its wide-ranging lineup incorporating a diverse range of cinema – one that includes many FFL filmmakers! Here’s our FFL filmmakers who’ll […]

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Cork Film Festival Announces Its 2016 Lineup, And It’s Out Of This World

The Cork Film Festival lineup is finally out. The festival has returned to the Everyman Palace, the stunning cinema that hosted the inaugural festival in 1956 – but there’s nothing throwback about the program they’ve assembled here. One that includes many titles selected from their Open Call on FFL! A wide range of topics have been addressed by FFL filmmakers, […]

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Encounters Widens The Lens For Its 22nd Edition

New stories. New perspectives. New viewpoints. Encounters is widening the lens in 2016. Located in the attractive Watershed complex in one of Britain’s cooles city Bristol, the festival begun as the one-off Short Encounters in 1995. Except it wasn’t quite the one-off – Short Encounters became Encounters and has kept growing and growing ever since. Still a showcase for […]

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