EUROPA EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING The second Europa Europa Film Festival screens in Melbourne and Sydney from February 16 through until March 7. In Melbourne it will screen at both the Lido and Classic Cinemas, while in Sydney it will screen at the Ritz. The festival features a curated selection of films from many European countries. The opening night film is the French drama The Blaze, and amongst the highlights of the program is the 4K restoration of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s beloved Three Colours trilogy.  Greg chatted with the festival’s artistic director Thomas Caldwell to learn Continue reading

EUROPA EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING The inaugural Europa Europa Film Festival screens in Melbourne and Sydney from February 4 through until February 27. In Melbourne it will screen at both the Lido and Classic Cinemas, while in Sydney it will screen at the Ritz. Here in Australia we are well served with European films via festivals like the French, Spanish, Italian, German and Scandinavian Film Festivals, but this new festival aims to screen films from many countries in Europe that are not as well known for their film industries. Many of the films selected for this festival were their Continue reading

MIFF KIDS/MIFF SCHOOLS – interview with Melbourne International Film Festival programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING   The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from Aug 3 through until Aug 20. One of the strong programming strands has always been the Next Gen strand. This year it has been renamed as MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools. MIFF Kids has a focus on animated films, including a 25th anniversary screening of the classic Aladdin, while MIFF Schools draws upon films that can be used to support the school curriculum. In a specially curated program, this strand showcases film in those popular languages that students study like Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #183

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Measure Of A Man,’ ‘Central Intelligence,’ and ‘The Wait’. This episode also contains interviews with Steven Spielberg, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Cabrera for Melbourne WebFest, Thomas Caldwell NextGen programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival, Jack Sargeant artistic director of the Revelation Film Festival, Emma Vestrheim about the Scandinavian Film Festival, Em Baker director of the documentary ‘Spoke’ , Jason Burrows re Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NEXT GEN PROGRAM – interview with programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING Melbourne International Film Festival launches its 2016 program on July 5th. But we get an early sneak peak at the Next Gen screenings from MIFF programmer Thomas Caldwell. The Next Gen strand is always one of the strongest in the MIFF program. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/7wb44tmy411p354/210606_006.MP3 Continue reading