Super 8 film, for me, has a close connection to my father. Though I have not seen the films for many years, I remember watching my father as a child- playing with his siblings in the yard of my grandparents’ house in Leverkusen (Germany), and driving back and forth in...

The 2017 edition of the Internationales Frauen Film Festival of Dortmund and Cologne in North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany, marked the 30th anniversary of the female focused festival. Ever faithful to its original feminist curatorial stance, the festival featured an incred...

Fandom in general has a pretty bad reputation, most of us think of fans as red-eyed fanatics who engage in near stalker-like activity where their heartthrobs are concerned. However, developments in the online sphere are changing this perception, with the increased popu...

As the subject of one of the Essay Film Festival’s special focuses, cinematographer, photographer, writer and director Babette Mangolte was welcomed to the stage by Laura Mulvey. Having outlined the trajectory of her impressive career; Mulvey spoke, as a friend and a d...

We're pleased to share the link for Hannah Ford's turtleneck (2016) which is premiering online today. Hannah Ford is a graduate from GSA and her 2014 short Terry's Last Intern won Underwire's Best Under 25 Award. She was nominated for Best Woman Director at London Shor...

In advance of the online release of her short film turtleneck (2016) we interviewed the Glasgow School of Art Graduate (and 2013 exchange student at the Rhode Island School of Design) Hannah Ford about feminism, London living and slow moving cameras.  

Can you tell...

DISPATCH interviews the brave and imaginative creators of Zula the Infinite - a dramedy series about a small town girl who steals mail from her father’s post office. One day, she discovers a mysterious letter that lures her into a friendship with a troub...

The Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) put a closure to its 67th edition on the 18th February with the announcement of this year’s winners. It is worth mentioning that Ildikó Enyedi became the fifth woman in the festival’s history to win the Golden Bear for...

J’ai deux amours (1) (I have two loves) and they are not my country and Paris. To be honest, it would be very difficult to reduce my passions to only two concepts. However, two artists may sum up my ideals in the fields of life struggle and art, and they are Josephine...

This reflection on the second chapter ‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ forms a companion piece to a text on Chapter One published online by the contemporary art journal ‘This is Tomorrow’ in November 2016. 

Like the exhibitions it attempts to describe...

Boasting the rare set-up of an all-women cast and production crew, as well as an intensely powerful, unashamedly queer narrative, Below Her Mouth (April Mullen, 2016) is a sincere and self-reflexive exploration into human love that deserves all critical recognition and...

Scrolling through my Facebook feed on a Wednesday morning, I wasn’t expecting to find Heartbreak (Emmet Kirwan, Short Film, 2016). Aware of Kirwan’s face, name and powerful voice from numerous projects including  my personal guilty pleasure, Irish soap Fair City, as we...

In Pablo Larraín’s Jackie (2016), Natalie Portman delivers one of the more nuanced, divisive, and risky screen performances of the cinematic year. On paper, Jackie seems like a conventional and appealing biopic, with the potential to show us a fantastic actress doing b...

Taking place on January 29 at 5pm PST in LA, California, the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards boasted its annual get together of talented performers. For the most part, credibility was given where it was most certainly due: best ensemble performance was awarded to the l...

DISPATCH contributor Kathinka Engels met Marita Quaas founder and 7-year artistic-director of the European Short Film Festival – UNLIMITED (now called KFFK / Kurzfilmfestival Köln) to talk about short film, how to make a good festival and finding the right moment to le...

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