Goes To Cannes Part 3
However this gave Festival Representatives, Jonathan Barnett and Raymond
Myndiuk, the opportunity to more fully explore the Festival itself and
forge better links between the Portobello Film Festival and sympathetic
Wim Wenders and davidlynch.com gave a very informative presentation about
broadband internet, suggesting that in perhaps as little as five years this
could replace existing TV completely and provide an endless variety of TV
channels through your computer: Portobello Film Festival TV24 anyone!
Once again Industry sources suggested our archive of independent movies from the past six years was the real goldmine, and after the Festival we intend to Write our best films onto DVD with a view to both presenting on the TV, with welcome royalties for all you impoverished filmmakers out there, and diffusing throughout the UK to venues where they have DVD projection.
Apart from the humorous and impressionistic Mavroscoufitsa, the Courts Metrages (shorts) were by and large no better than an evening at the Portobello Film Festival Video Café. This is not to criticise the selection at Cannes but is more of an indication of the excellence of our own archive. The Official Selection of Courts Metrages at Cannes were all made on film and much of the interesting contemporary shorts are made on video especially digital.
We were impressed with the Espace DVD, a large lounge of plasma screens playing a selection of movies including Amelie, with both headphone and small pa amplification. It is something we would like to feature at our festival.
We hope to be back at The British Pavilion next year showing films again. A lot of people were asking for us there.
Many thanks to Ian Comfort and Linda Warner at RBK&C Community Education, Sister Anne-Pierre at Lochabair, Bob Bingham at the British Pavilion, Alan McGowan from Button and Lilianne Scotti at Cannes Cinema.