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2012 Cambridge Film Festival - opening weekend

Posted in Commercial and PR at 09:56 on 20/09/2012

I've been back in Cambridge for the 2012 Cambridge Film Festival, which is my eighth Cambridge Film Festival - I've covered every single one of them since 2005! Here's a selection of the highlights from the opening weekend.

Let's start with French director Robert Guédiguian, who visited Cambridge to introduce his new film, The Snows of Kilimanjaro:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Robert Guédiguian

The opening night of the festival also saw director David Frankel presenting a preview screening of Hope Springs:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

2012 Cambridge Film Festival David Frankel

This is one of my favourite pictures from the opening weekend, from cinematic installations The Ice Book:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival The Ice Book

One again, the Cambridge Family Film Festival has been drawing the crowds, which made up with numbers what they lacked in size:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

2012 Cambridge Film Festival family film festival

Here's a selection of the filmmakers who visited to present their films, starting with German filmmaker Monika Treut:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Monika Treut

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Monika Treut

Stephen Horne, who was providing accompaniment to a screening of Hitchcock's The Pleasure Garden:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stephen Horne

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stephen Horne

Cypriot director Stelios Kammitsis, presenting Jerks:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Stelios Kammitsis

Cristophe Wagner with Blind Spot:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cristophe Wagner

And Jesse Vile with Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Jesse Vile

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Jesse Vile

After bringing his film Cuckoo to the Cambridge Film Festival a few years ago, director Richard Bracewell returned to give a talk about Hitchcock:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Richard Bracewell

Finally, here's a selection of pictures from the outdoor screenings that were held at Cambridge University Press:

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

2012 Cambridge Film Festival Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Film Trust Stanley Kubrick event

Posted in Commercial and PR at 09:00 on 04/04/2012

The Cambridge Film Trust run the annual Cambridge Film Festival, but it's working throughout the year to put on events throughout the country. Movies at the Mansion saw the Cambridge Film Trust head out to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire for a Stanley Kubrick themed evening, with screenings of The Shining and Barry Lyndon introduced by their producer, Jan Harlan.

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Ralph Fiennes Coriolanus Q&A

Posted in Commercial and PR at 16:57 on 09/01/2012

I spend more time than is probably healthy at the wonderful Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, not only watching films but photographing events there. The biggest event in my calendar is the annual Cambridge Film Festival, but the Picturehouse does a great job of attracting filmmakers to come and talk about their latest projects even outside of the festival. Last night, Ralph Fiennes to present his directorial debut, Coriolanus.

Without further ado, here are my pictures of Ralph Fiennes taking questions from the audience after his screening of Coriolanus.

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Closing weekend of the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival

Posted in Commercial and PR at 15:24 on 27/09/2011

The 2011 Cambridge Film Festival drew to a close at the weekend, and now I've a chance to recover from 11 busy days of events, special guests and phenomenally anti-social hours I can post some pictures!

Let's start with Saturday evening's big event - Paddy Considine visiting Cambridge to present his directorial debut, Tyrannosaur. I've already posted my favourite portrait from that evening, but I like it enough to post it again right now:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

On Friday, we played host to Denis Dercourt, who was visiting to present his new film Tomorrow At Dawn. I'm useless at remembering movie facts (or any other kind of trivia) so I wish I'd looked Denis up before I met him - he directed the brilliant The Page Turner and those who've seen it will know what I'm getting at when I say that I wish I could have found a piano (or, even scarier, a cello) for him to pose with:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

The Cambridge Arts Picturehouse is staffed by many lovely people, but if you take the time to get to know them you'll discover that they're all frighteningly talented as well as being great company. Project Trident is a collective of Picturehouse staff who make films in their spare time, and this year's Tridentfest was the third annual show of their work. Here are some of the Project Trident team talking about their work:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

... and here we have some a few shots I took for the star of this year's Tridentfest - The Purple Fiend:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

What else do I have for you from the closing weekend? Here's Marieke Schellart, the director of Eggs For Later:

Cambridge Film Festival

...and here's Simon Rumley, the director of Red, White & Blue:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

...as well as Martin Bargiel and Prasanna Puwanajarahi, both showing their films as part of the busy short film programme:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Finally, we've got some of the closing night speeches, being given here by Emma Woolerton, Verena von Stackelberg and Matt Pink:

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival such a big success. See you all next year!

Paddy Considine portrait

Posted in Commercial and PR at 20:34 on 24/09/2011

I'll post more pictures from the closing weekend of the 2011 Cambridge Film Festival soon, but here's a quick preview for you. Paddy Considine is visiting Cambridge for the UK premier of his debut feature as a director, Tyrannosaur. He'll be staying for a Q&A session after the film, but he was kind enough to pose for a quick portrait before the screening. Without further ado, here he is...

Paddy Considine:

Paddy Considine

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