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September 29th, 2013

What You Should Know About The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
The Cambridge International Student Film Festival is one of the most important and popular film festivals for students in the world. In fact, the festival attracts thousands of patrons and aspiring filmmakers every year. Since 2009, the film festival has become an immense staple in the independent and academic film community. In fact, many film critics and famous directors have frequented the film festival Read the rest of this entry »

Next Stop Sundance Film Festival Fun

June 12th, 2013

The festivals, expos and events that allow the film industry to debut new productions, allow industry professionals and the media to meet and network and allow fans of the cinema to learn all they need to about upcoming releases can be a very significant issue. Missing your chance to listen to film makers discuss their latest work or to see the hottest releases and most anticipated films can be a very unfortunate misstep. Learning more about the upcoming round of festivals, and what Read the rest of this entry »

Types of films played at the Cambridge Film Festival

April 17th, 2013

The Cambridge Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent film held every September in Cambridge, UK. Even if you don’t make the trip to the festival, you might eventually see movies that started here, such as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Crash”, on top TV channels available from

Since it’s inception in 1977, the festival has garnered international recognition and continues to be an important event showcasing exceptional talent in the world of British cinema and beyond.

While many mainstream films are screened at the festival, the emphasis is put on independent or low-budget works by international filmmakers who may not get much attention elsewhere; and because of the open-submissions process, this makes it easy for anyone with a distribution-worthy film to gain initial success before entry into larger independent festivals, such as Cannes and Venice. The goal each year is to create a respectable platform for independent cinema in an otherwise sea of expanding commercial cinema, and pay tribute to those past influential filmmakers who have lost their mark on the world.

Packing hundreds of vastly different films of all genres from around the globe into an eleven-day festival gives participants a chance before admission to carefully choose which films they would like to see and when based off a brochure that describes each film, as well as a variety of ‘strands’, or different categories of films that meet their particular interests. Each strand represents a series of films with a similar theme, director, time period, and so forth. According to the 2012 Festival Programme, nineteen strands were featured that ranged from new German, Estonian, and Catalan cinema to short films with themes such as love, laughing, women, and parallel universies, to a grand tribute to the films of Hitchcock, and much more. The festival also explores the art of documentaries and animation, as well as films for children at the Cambridge Family Film Festival.

After every screening, the audience casts their vote to decide which films should win in three main categories: Favourite Feature, Favourite Documentary Feature, and Favourite Short Film. Past winners have included “Spirited Away” (2003), “Broken Flowers” (2005), and “Volver” (2006). Other well-known films such as “Thelma and Louise”, “Bowling for Columbine”, “Reservoir Dogs”, “Crash”, and “Before Sunset” have made their premieres at Cambridge Film Festival.

So What’s Playing in the Theatres?

April 17th, 2013

The Cambridge International Student Film Festival shows incredible films made by talented university students. This year’s festival includes showings of Kamila Safan’s “Chippendale,” Nick Rowland’s “Dancing in the Ashes,” Liran Kapel’s “Nyosha” and Danny Carter and Oliver Hadlow-Martin’s “Two Fires.” Each of these films have been nominated as the film of the year.

Animated films will also be shown, including Sanni Lahtinen’s “Chest of Drawers,” Iria Lopez’s “Jamon” and Joni Mannisto’s “Kuhina.”

The festival’s documentaries include Matej Beran’s masterpiece “The Little Pieces of Freedom,” Christoph Miera’s “Sensed” and Jesse Zarat’s “Seven Smiles.”

Other films that will be shown during the Read the rest of this entry »

Sit, Eat, Be Merry At The Cambridge International Film Festival

September 11th, 2012

When a group of friends or family is in town visiting, you may begin to wonder where you should take them for a good time. You would like to go somewhere that is intimate, yet also filled with energy and entertainment. Along with having a good time, your guests should always enjoy their food and drinks during the night. Most restaurants do not feature the type of entertainment that you are looking for. Luckily, the Cambridge International Film Read the rest of this entry »

Excuse Me; Do You When The Next Concert Starts?

September 8th, 2012

Going to a concert can be one of the best things that a group of individuals can do together. Concerts create a good time filled with energetic atmosphere. The concerts that occur happen every so often throughout the year. When someone is planning on attending a concert, they must plan ahead of time, as it is easy for tickets to become sold out. It may be difficult for the person to plan this adventure if they are unaware of the concert dates for the year. If this occurs, all it takes is a phone or computer Read the rest of this entry »

Now Playing Only In Cinema 4!!

September 6th, 2012

Are you looking for the best student films from all over? You’ve come to the right place!

The Cambridge International Student Film Festival features the best of British student films. You’ll be potentially witnessing the future film makers in the country showing off their best student films!

The intent of the festival is to reward emerging talent, while giving the public a chance to enjoy their art. We have a variety of entries this year in comedy, drama and documentary style projects. Throughout the weekend, there a variety of workshops and panels Read the rest of this entry »

So What is On The Menu?

September 4th, 2012

The Cambridge International Student film festival can be a delightful treat for anyone that has not attended before. It’s a display of talent by up and coming students that are making a transition into the world of film.

The great thing about this is that old movie favorites will also get thrown into the mix. There are older movies that are referred to as the archives of the festival. There are even events that are free like the Mamma Mia screening on the Saffron screen.

The Read the rest of this entry »

What to Eat When Wandering Around.

August 31st, 2012

The Cambridge International Student Film Festival will soon be upon us and this means a very important question needs to be asked: where should attendees of the festival eat. Don’t laugh at the question. You probably won’t enjoy the endeavor if you don’t top the festival off with a very memorable meal. So,, where should you eat when you are wondering around? Here is a bit of helpful advice: try something new and different. Stay away from eating a lot of the same old selections. The entire purpose of viewing films at a student festival would be to discover new and innovative short subjects that bring something new to the art form. Why would you want to depart from such a theme by eating the same selection of food you usually eat? There really won’t be much of a shortage of food selections to choose from. Cambridge is a lively town with a diverse selection of restaurants. If you walk around the city for a little bit you will eventually come across an establishment that is a little out of the ordinary. Why not stop in and try its menu out? You might discover a new “genre” of food you will enjoy.