He friends, I made a thing. I made a list of upcoming film festivals for my own reference, and I figured that others might find it useful, too. I know there are ways to find this info, but I like having it all in one big list, and I figure I can’t be the only one.
This list is by no means exhaustive; it’s just the festivals that are presently on my radar. If you were wondering: yes, there are way too many for anyone to attend them all. If you know of a festival that I don’t have here, please feel free to shoot me an email or @ me on Twitter.
The list is presented in chronological order. Expected dates are present whenever they’re not available, and those dates are my guesses. I will do my best to keep this up to date on a monthly-ish basis.
You can find the list here. I hope you find it useful.
The festival proper is over, but all the titles at the Whistler Film Festival are still available to stream through the end of the month. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at three more films that you can watch right now.
Continue reading “WFF Quick Reviews: ‘Death of a Ladies Man’, ‘Between Waves’, and ‘Small Time’”
Policing in America is broken. There’s no two ways about it; when black men and women are gunned down in the streets and in their homes and the police who kill them face little to no consequence, something is broken. A Shot Through The Wall seems keen to take on at least some of that brokenness in telling the story of a young Asian American police officer who accidentally discharges his weapon and kills a young black man on the other side of a wall.
Continue reading “WFF Review: ‘ A Shot Through The Wall’ addresses issues with policing in America with mixed results”
What must it be like to lose your memory? To lose all the experiences that make you, you. This is the trial faced by Édouard Beauchemin (Rémy Girard), a successful and noteworthy academic and his entire family as he goes through the onset of Alzheimer’s. This is not a disease that you suffer through alone; it affects everyone around you in profound ways. When you don’t recognize your own children or fail to be recognized by your own parent, there’s no way for that realization to land that is without an emotional punch to the gut.
You Will Remember Me (original title Tu Te Souviendras De Moi) captures this beautifully, and heartbreakingly, and with an excellent performance from lead actor Rémy Girard.
Continue reading “WFF Review: ‘You Will Remember Me’ is a heartbreaking story anchored by a fantastic central performance”
Few professions feel so fraught with peril as that of the miner. Each trip into the depths of the planet brings with it fears of explosions and collapses and men trapped for days without food or water. Souterrain (Underground), the new film from Sophie Dupuis, explores these fears with by following a group of miners in the lead up to an explosion in their mine.
Continue reading “WFF Review: ‘Souterrain / Underground’ is one of the best Canadian films of the year”
Whistler Film Festival, one fo the last festivals on the Canadian circuit, has started! Due to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has moved online the year. The festival started on December 1st and runs until December 20th, and films will be available to stream all the way to December 31st.
Starting this week, we will have some limited coverage of the festival, which boasts nearly 100 films this year; an impressive feat given the ongoing worldwide pandemic. You can find all of my coverage at the WFF 2020 tag here on Awesome Friday!
I’m thrilled to be able to cover the festival this year, which features predominantly Canadian content. You can find a complete listing of features, short films, and creator talks on the Whistler Film Festival website.
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