June film festivals kick off the summer

From one of the oldest film festivals in Europe to the newest event in Aruba, inaugurated with awards to Richard Gere and Bernardo Bertolucci, cinema is celebrated and screened around the world from animated features to documentaries, independent films to Hollywood premieres.

Starting in Sydney and ending in Munich, this movie-filled month doesn't even include the blockbusters at the cinemas:

Sydney Film Festival
June 2-14
On the heels of Cannes, Australia's top film festival in Sydney marks its 57th year with 157 films from 47 countries with world premieres, festival winners, and Australian filmmakers. This year's program includes Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, I Am Love starring Tilda Swinton, and Oscar nominated Ajami, Winter's Bone from Sundance. There's a competition, awards, and conference. Tickets go on sale May 7.
http://sff.org.au/cms/

Aruba International Film Festival
June 4-11
This inaugural event in the Caribbean will honor Oscar winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist) with The Golden Aruba Award for outstanding achievement in film as part of the festivities. Also, actor Richard Gere, the official ‘host' of the fest, will receive a humanitarian award and participates in a "Conversation With" evening.
http://www.arubafilmfest.com/

Annecy International Animated Film Festival
June 7-12
The 50th annual event and largest animation festival screens family-friendly features and shorts from around the world. A film market and conference accompany the program. This year, a competition on YouTube allows the public to vote on the best animated short until May 23 from ten submissions online. www.youtube.com/annecyfestival
http://www.annecy.org/

Shanghai International Film Festival
June 12-20
The 13th Shanghai production is the mainland China's largest film festival attracting 300,000 moviegoers. It should be even bigger with the Shanghai World Expo in town. Major studio support, as China emerges in the film market, offers heft to the event.
http://www.siff.com

Edinburgh International Film Festival
June 16-27
One of the longest-running film festivals, the 64th annual Edinburgh event focuses on independent films, though not exclusively Toy Story 3 in 3D will screen on June 19.
http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Los Angeles Film Festival
June 17-27
This 16th fest mixes 200 indie films and Hollywood premieres from more than 60 countries for 75,000 attendees. From The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to
http://www.lafilmfest.com

Moscow International Film Festival
June 17-26
The 32nd anniversary of Russia's film fest features retrospectives, screenings of some of the best films of the past year and a competition for documentaries and narrative features, with a focus on Russian filmmakers, it includes several special programming events.
http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

SilverDocs
June 21-27
Sponsored by AFI and Discovery Channel, this 8th annual event attracts 25,000 from nearby Washington DC and international buyers attending its International Documentary Conference. Second only to Canada's Hot Docs Fest in April, it runs eight days, screening more than 100 moving, amusing and informative documentaries from over 60 countries, including Oscar nominated films.
http://silverdocs.com/

Munich Film Festival
June 25-July 3
The 28th event highlights of Indian cinema, from Bollywood spectaculars to Mumbai Noir and the contemporary neo-realism inspired by filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mira Nair. Germany's summer film fest is casual and accessible compared to the big Berlinale.
http://www.filmfest-muenchen.de/

RC

 

 

Arts and Entertainment
Carrie Hope Fletcher
booksFirst video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Arts and Entertainment
Damien Hirst
artCoalition's anti-culture policy and cuts in local authority spending to blame, says academic
Arts and Entertainment
A comedy show alumni who has gone on to be a big star, Jon Stewart
tvRival television sketch shows vie for influential alumni
Arts and Entertainment
Jason goes on a special mission for the queen
tvReview: Everyone loves a CGI Cyclops and the BBC's Saturday night charmer is getting epic
Arts and Entertainment
Image has been released by the BBC
tv
PROMOTED VIDEO
Arts and Entertainment
Henry Marsh said he was rather 'pleased' at the nomination
booksHenry Marsh's 'Do No Harm' takes doctors off their pedestal
Arts and Entertainment
All in a day's work: the players in the forthcoming 'Posh People: Inside Tatler'

tv
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Arts and Entertainment
Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking in new biopic The Imitation Game

'At times I thought he was me'

film
Arts and Entertainment

books
Arts and Entertainment
One Direction go Fourth: The boys pose on the cover of their new album Four

Review: One Direction, Four

music
Arts and Entertainment
'Game of Thrones' writer George RR Martin

Review: The World of Ice and Fire

books
Arts and Entertainment
Sean Bean will play 'extraordinary hero' Inspector John Marlott in The Frankenstein Chronicles
tvHow long before he gets killed off?
Arts and Entertainment
Some like it hot: Blaise Bellville

music
Arts and Entertainment
A costume worn by model Kate Moss for the 2013 photograph

art
Arts and Entertainment

music
Arts and Entertainment
Len Goodman appeared to mutter the F-word after Simon Webbe's Strictly performance

Strictly
Arts and Entertainment
Jamie T makes his long-awaited return to the London stage
musicReview: Alexandra Palace, London
Arts and Entertainment
S Club 7 back in 2001 when they also supported 'Children in Need'
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Sir Bruce Forsyth rejoins Tess Daly to host the Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need special
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey getting ready for work

Film More romcom than S&M

Arts and Entertainment
Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game

Review: The Imitation Game

film
Arts and Entertainment
The comedian Daniel O'Reilly appeared contrite on BBC Newsnight last night

comedy
Arts and Entertainment
The American stand-up Tig Notaro, who performed topless this week

Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars

Arts and Entertainment

TVNetflix gets cryptic

Arts and Entertainment
Claudia Winkleman is having another week off Strictly to care for her daughter
TV
Arts and Entertainment
BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK

TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth

Arts and Entertainment
Richard Flanagan with his winning novel

Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

    Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

    Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
    The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

    The young are the new poor

    Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
    Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

    Greens on the march

    ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
    Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

    Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

    Through the stories of his accusers
    Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

    The Meaning of Mongol

    Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
    Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

    Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

    Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
    Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

    The last Christians in Iraq

    After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
    Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

    Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

    Britain braced for Black Friday
    Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

    From America's dad to date-rape drugs

    Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
    Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

    Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

    As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
    Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

    Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

    The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
    Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

    The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

    Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
    Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

    Flogging vlogging

    First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
    Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

    Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

    US channels wage comedy star wars
    When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

    When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

    When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible