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This is a recording of Katie's planned remarks relating to the planning application 

Direct download: Katie_Accordia_Statement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

At the closing party for the 2017 Encounters Film Festival in Bristol, Catherine Allen and Bill Thompson discuss Second Date, Nairobi Berries and Blind Vaysha, all screened as part of the Immersive Encounters strand.

Direct download: encountersvr.mp3
Category:vr -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Daily Preview Podcast - 21/9/10

A look ahead at the evening's festivities here at the Cambridge Film Festival

Direct download: Daily_Preview_21910.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

Daily Preview - 20/9/10

A preview of all the goings on today the Cambridge Film Festival

Direct download: Daily_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Breaking News Update

A pair of breaking news items ahead of the main Daily Podcast later on today.

Direct download: Breaking_News.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

Daily Preview - 19/9/10

A preview of all the day's events for the 4th day of the Festival, Sunday 19th September.

Direct download: Daily_Podcast_-_19910.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Daily Preview 18/9/10

A look ahead to all the happenings of the Cambridge Film Festival on Saturday 18th September.

Direct download: 18910_Daily_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

A podcast previewing all the films at the Cambridge Film Festival for the evening of the 17th of September.

Direct download: Podcast_17910.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

A preview of the first day of the 30th Cambridge Film Festival

Direct download: 16910_Daily_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

Closing weekend highlights Highlights of the final weekend and the festival
Direct download: weekends_highlights.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Second Chance Screenings in the Cambridge Drama Centre We're pleased to announce that a number of Festival films will be screened at an extra Festival venue over the next two days - the Cambridge Drama Centre on Covent Garden (the one off Mill Road in Cambridge)
Direct download: Anglia_Ruskin_Drama.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Science on screen special The Cambridge film festival presents a special science on screen audio report.
Direct download: Science_peace.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

Berlin Films Collection Q&A The Q&A from the Berlin Films collection at the Cambridge Film Festival. Features the director of 'The Last Wash' - Ville Jankeri
Direct download: Berlin_films.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Creation Q&A The question and answer session from the film Creation.
Direct download: Creation_QA_2.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

23 September Podcast An outline of todays events and screenings.
Direct download: Timetable_Podcast.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

22 September podcast Listings for this evening's programme at the arts picturehouse, Cambridge.
Direct download: 22_September_Podcast01.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

The Calling A review of the film The Calling with highlights from the Q&A.
Direct download: The_Calling_Podcast.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life A review and highlights of the Q&A from the film 'The First Day of the Rest of Your Life'.
Direct download: The_First_Day_of_the_Rest_of_Your_Life.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

September 21 Preview Podcast A special look ahead at what's going on at the Festival on September 21
Direct download: 21_September_Podcast.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 8:03am EDT

A Secret Message A preview podcast for September 19... or is it?
Direct download: saturday_preview_spy_hackage.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

September 19 preview A preview of all the sights and sounds for the Festival for September 19 brought to you in an audio report.
Direct download: Saterday_19th_preview_podcast_half_edit.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Army of Crime Q&A Highlights Highlights of the exclusive Q&A session with THE ARMY OF CRIME director Robert Guidiguian.
Direct download: Army_of_Crime_QA_Highlights.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

September 18 Preview A preview of all the big goings-on for the second day of the 2009 Cambridge Film Festival.
Direct download: September_18_Preview.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Tony Jones introduces Cambridge Film Festival Festival director Tony Jones kicks off the 29th Cambridge Film Festival and introduces ARMY OF CRIME director Robert Guediguian.
Direct download: Tony_Opening_Night.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

CFF Live! - opening night It's the opening night of the 29th Cambridge Film Festival and this podcast will tell you about some of the highlights and preview tomorrow's screenings.
Direct download: september17.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

CFF09 Preview Podcast The 29th Festival is fast approaching and Matt, our online intern for this year's Festival, is here to bring you a special taster podcast so you know what to expect from the Festival this year.
Direct download: CFF_Preview_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Sunday 28th September-Finale Lindsay Brand, Lucy Newman and Max Thompson brave the festival bar to gather some final thoughts and feelings from the 28th Cambridge film festival. Please be away that the following podcast may contain some moderate language.
Direct download: Sunday_28th_September.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Machinima - 'Play's the thing' Lindsay Brand and Alex Fraiser explore the Machinima talks from the cambridge film festival, focusing particularly on game-based machinima from the 'Play's the thing' discussion.
Direct download: CFF_Machinima_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Import/Export Q&A with Ulrich Seidl                    We were delighted to welcome director Ulrich Seidl to the screening of Import/Export after which he took part in a Q&A. Both confrontational and compassionate, Seidl’s tale of migration and social borders weaves its way through contemporary Europe as it interrogates the political, cultural and economic forces which shape life here. Moving in diametrically opposed directions, the film traces two of its citizens’ peripatetic journeys toward a better life: nurse Olga leaves the poverty of the Ukraine for a new start in Austria, while unemployed Austrian Paul heads to the Ukraine in search of work and meaning.
Direct download: Ulrich_Podcast_2398.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

Tilda Swinton at the Cambridge Film Festival On Saturday September 20 noted actor Tilda Swinton came to Cambridge for the screening of JULIA, one of several films in this year's Festival with which she is associated.

In this first extract from the Q&A session which followed the screening Tilda talks about JULIA and about the state of independent cinema in the UK.
Direct download: 080920tilda.m4a
Category:festival news -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

EDEN: Q&A with Aidan Kelley Set in a thriving town in the midlands of Ireland, EDEN tells the story of a week in the lives of Billy and Breda Farrell as they approach their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that the milestone will re-ignite the passion in their marriage. Billy’s got other plans. He’s become infatuated with the unobtainable Imelda Egan and has convinced himself that they will be lovers by the weekend.

As the date draws closer, Billy's behaviour becomes more and more chaotic, while Breda's frustrations crystalise and find more mature, high-risk expression. EDEN is the screen adaptation of Eugene O'Brien's critically acclaimed, award-winning play of the same name, marking the second collaboration by director Declan Recks, Eugene O’Brien and RTÉ Television.

We were delighted that lead actor Aidan Kelley was able to be present for the screening on Friday 19 September.  EDEN is screened again on Saturday 20 September.
Direct download: 080919cffeden.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Open for business Festival Director Tony Jones introduces the 2008 Cambridge Film Festival, and namechecks Tilda Swinton, Peter Greenaway, Werner Herzog, Neil Brand and of course Emily Boldy.

Followed by Walter Salles' introduction to his film LINHA DE PASSE.

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Direct download: 080918cffintro.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

An open-air odyssey to open the Festival The Festival kicked off with two open-air screenings of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in front of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, and we were there to talk to the audience and the organisers of this extraordinary event.

Producer: Bill Thompson
Direct download: cff2008episode1.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Linha de Passe Our opening night film is LINHA DE PASSE.

Sao Paulo. 20 million inhabitants, 200 kilometres of traffic, 300,000 messengers on motorcycles. At the heart of one of the toughest, most chaotic cities in the world, four brothers try to reinvent themselves in different ways. With the backdrop of Brazil in a state of emergency, each one is looking for a way out…

This effort from Walter Salles (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and his frequent collaborator Daniela Thomas (MIDNIGHT) is a characteristically humane and intelligent work. Steadfast in its refusal to glamourise violence and the extremity of the environment which the film’s characters are forced to inhabit, LINHA DE PASSE exudes compassion, drama and insight.

Direct download: linhadepasse.mp4
Category:festival news -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Jan Gilbert chats to local filmmaker Peter Harmer about the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium's recent World War Two reminiscence project which brought together primary school children and local care home residents.
Direct download: Peter_Harmer_interview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Jan Gilbert talks to April Mullen and Tim Doiron, writers-producers-directors and stars of "Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser", the runaway cult hit of this year's CFF.
Direct download: RPS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Neil Brand Interview  Jan Gilbert interviews accompanist Neil Brand about his work and the films he is performing to at this year's Festival.
Direct download: NeilBrand.mp3
Category:festival news -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

Interview with Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh's 'As You Like It' is one of the most popular films at this year's Festival. Here Jan Gilbert talks to the director about Shakespeare, Japan, and future projects.
Direct download: 070707branagh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

The 27th Cambridge Film Festival kicked off in grand style last night with a performance from Michael Nyman.  Bill Thompson was there to hear his accompaniment to Vertov and Vigo - and here he introduces this year's festival programme.
Direct download: 0704cff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

A brief conversation with John Naughton Jan Gilbert talks to John Naughton, chair of the 'Future Space' session at the ENTER_ conference
Direct download: ENTER_-_John_Naughton_-_panel_chair.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 5:22am EDT

Sarah Evans from Wysing Arts Jan Gilbert talks to  Sarah Evans
Direct download: ENTER_-_Sarah_Evans_-_Artist_-_Wysing_Arts_Centre.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 5:21am EDT

Talking to Mark Dixon Jan Gilbert talks to Mark Dixon, creator of the spectacular LED lightshow, Network, which illuminates Parker's Piece each night of the festival.
Direct download: ENTER_-_Mark_Dixon_-_Artist.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 5:19am EDT

Proboscis A conversation with Giles Lane from Proboscis
Direct download: ENTER_-_Giles_Lane_-_Director_of_Proboscis.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Talking to Sarah Jan talks to Sarah Thompson about the festival
Direct download: ENTER_-_Sarah_Thompson_-_Hospitality-Network_Development_Manager.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

What's in the tent? George Evangelinos shows Jan around a dome...
Direct download: ENTER_-_Intern_-_George_Evangelinos_-_tour_of_tent.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Programme manager Chris Rogers Jan Gilbert talks to programme manager Chris Rogers
Direct download: ENTER_-_PROG_MANAGER_-_Chris_Rogers.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Hearing from Philip Abraham Jan talks to Philip Abraham
Direct download: ENTER_-_PR_-_Phillip_Abraham.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

What ENTER_ is here for Jan Gilbert talked to Alison Gibb, Marketing Manager for ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES.
Direct download: ENTER_-_PR__MKTG_-_Alison_Gibb.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 5:18am EDT

ENTER_: another audience view Gunter, a visitor to ENTER_, gives Jan his opinions.
Direct download: ENTER_-_Gunter_-_Visitor.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

ENTER_: the audience view We hear from Adam, a visitor to the domes on Parker's Piece in Cambridge.
Direct download: ENTER_-_Adam_-_Visitor.mp3
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Blogging from ENTER_ Over the next few days we are going to be podcasting from the ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES festival and conference taking place here in Cambridge
Direct download: enter.jpg
Category:enter_ -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

The Cambridge Film Trust Introducing the Cambridge Festival Trust
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Category:vodcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

July 17th podcast Jan Gilbert presents the final festival podcast - for now at least - which includes an interview with Terry Gilliam as he visits Cambridge for the closing night screening of Tideland, and an exclusive interview with Dan Owen.
Direct download: 20060717podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

July 16th Podcast It's the final day of the festival, with special guest Terry Gilliam here for the screening of his new film, Tideland. On the podcast today we have audience reaction to Cars and some of the other animations in the Festival, more from Friday's video Q&A with Bruce Weber, and news of the Cambridge Film Trust from Isabelle McNeill.
Direct download: 20060716podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

July 15th podcast It's the final weekend of the festival, so what better way to add to the enjoyment than with a piano and violin accompaniment - hear how Daniel Brand and Gunther Brunwald added sound to the Open Road. And we have Bruce Weber, live via Internet from Long Island, discussing Chet Baker and Let's Get Lost.
Direct download: 20060715podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

July 14th Podcast Another film-packed show today, including an interview with German director Fred Kelerman, Trish Sheil discussing the education programme and Mike Figgis talking dirty - and not forgetting manga robot Tetsujin 28.
Direct download: 20060714podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

July 13th podcast Published slightly later than planned thanks to technical problems - details on application - today's podcast includes an interview with the director of Visit Palestine, audience response to Projecting Britain and a feature on The Gigolos.
Direct download: 20060713podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

July 12th podcast - part two In the second part of todays podcast guest presenter Rowan Pelling discusses the festivals erotic season. We hear from collector Jack Stevenson about varying attitudes towards nudity and find out the views of some Cambridge sixth form students on classification and censorhip after attending a session with the British Board of film Classification.
Direct download: 20060712parttwo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

July 12th podcast - part one In the first part of today's special edition, presented by Meera Senthilingam, we hear from Jon Mitchell about the documentaries in the Presenting Britain series featuring all week at the Festival, and get audience reaction to Theorem and King Kong.

Part Two, available from one pm, is introduced by Rowan Pelling who tells us about what's to come in the Short History of Erotic Cinema
Direct download: 20060712partone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08am EDT

July 11th - podcast Jan Gilbert presents today's show, including the Festival Director Tony Jones' picks and a selection of audience reviews.
Direct download: 20060711apodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

July 10th Podcast We catch up with Neville Raschid, producer of Flirting with Flamenco, following its world premiere at the festival - and hear from a Cambridge-based flamenco dancer about the quality of performance in the film.  We also have a report on the Birds Eye View short film programme.
Direct download: 060710podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16am EDT

July 9th Podcast Today's show is largely devoted to Luc Besson, so look away now if you're not a fan - although we do also have a report on Albanian cinema for those who wish the French no goodwill this evening.
Direct download: 060709podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

July 8th Podcast Today on the Cambridge Film Festival podcast we have a report on last night's panel on Iraqi film, and an interview with director Matthew Daniels, whose film 'Powerless' screens today.
Direct download: 060708podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

The Saturday podcast... will be delayed, and will be up by lunchtime rather than breakfast time. The festival is in full swing now, and last night's event in the Best of Baghdad season extended far beyond the planned finishing time :-)
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

July 7th Podcast In our podcast for July 7th we report on the opening night of the festival, review three of the films shown, and interview Graham Fellows.
Direct download: 060707podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

An Evening at Felbrigg On the first full day of the Festival we present a report on Tuesday's open-air screening of 'A Cock and Bull Story' at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, and hear from Stephen Fry and Steve Coogan about the importance of film festivals.
Direct download: cffcast03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

You feel me? To accompany the retrospective of his films at this year's Festival, and in advance of his video Q&A at the Picturehouse on the evening of July 14th, director and photographer Bruce Weber has made a short film just for the Festival.

We are proud to present 'you feel me?'
Direct download: you_feel_me.mp4
Category:vodcasts -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

The Second Festival Podcast As we look forward to the Festival opening night on Thursday, we have an exclusive interview with director Terry Gilliam, news of a special treat for festivalgoers from Bruce Weber, and a report from the open air screening of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Direct download: cffcast02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Festival Programme Announced In our first episode we hear from Rowan Pelling about the erotic film season, and find out where you can watch cinema in the open air during the festival,
Direct download: cffcast01.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Festival Programme The full Festival programme for 2006 will be available online from Friday 23rd June. Booking opens for Picturehouse members on Monday 26th June, and to non-members on Thursday 29th June.
We'll publish our first full podcast here over the weekend, and during the festival we'll publish every day with reviews, previews, features and interviews with some of the directors whose work will be featured this year.
Category:festival news -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

A load of cock and bull The Festival is hosting a magical pre-launch event on Tuesday 4th July.

Watch A COCK AND BULL STORY with its stars on the Festival’s giant inflatable screen in the picturesque grounds of The National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer.

Tickets £10, available from the Arts Picturehouse, 08707 55 12 42
Category:festival news -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

Announcing the Festival Podcast This year's Cambridge Film Festival will run from July 6-16th,  with a daily podcast to bring you news, views, reviews, interviews and even some things that don't rhyme with 'new'... watch this RSS feed, subscribe via iTunes or Yahoo!, and get the Festival podcast every day.
Direct download: cff00.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

TTP Group The Festival podcast is sponsored by TTP Group.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am EDT