This year's Cambridge Film Festival is the ninth that I've photographed, and it's great to have been invited back to photograph it for every festival since 2005. Last week, I posted some pictures from the Stephen Hawking documentary that opened the festival, but I've been a bit slack about blogging my work during the festival itself this year. Instead, I've been posting pictures regularly to my Twitter stream, but now it's time for a round-up of the highlights from the 2013 Cambridge Film Festival!
Most of my work at the Cambridge Film Festival is focussed on photographing the various filmmakers and other guests who come to Cambridge to present their films, but I'm going to start my round-up of the festival with something a bit different: a set of pictures of the people who make the festival possible, the staff and volunteers who run it. Whether they're working behind the scenes, front of house or hosting Q&A sessions with filmmakers, they're a vital part of the festival a big part of the spirit of the festival that makes me come back every year.
And now onto the events themselves! The reliably brilliant Neil Brand took a break from his busy schedule of BBC programmes to provide a live soundtrack to Nosferatu as well as a programme of silent movies for the younger members of the festival audience.
Director Kevin MacDonald came to Cambridge to present his new film, How I Live Now, on the closing night of the festival:
The closing night of the festival also featured director Sophie Fiennes, who was there to answer questions about The Pervert's Guide To Ideology:
This is already threatening to become a titanic blog post, so I'm going to rattle through the rest of these highlights very quickly!
The Lebanese Rocket Society & Particle Fever:
For Those In Peril:
Google & The World Brain:
The Redemption of the Fish:
Back to the Garden:
Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth:
Sofia's Last Ambulance:
The Man Whose Mind Exploded:
The Forgotten Kingdom:
A World Not Ours: