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Bright Side of the Moon: Interview with Ravenna Nightmare’s Franco Calandrini

Elisa interviews Franco Calandrini, head of the Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, and they discuss adapting the festival format in the post-lockdown scenario.

Where Forms Meet: Composing and Performing for Film with Aurora Engine

Betty interviews musician Aurora Engine, with whom we collaborated on Electric Muses in March.

Supplying the Light: Confinement and Isolation in Film

Befitting our current predicament, guest contributor Federica Pugliese examines films which have explored confinement and isolation.

Glasgow Film Festival 2020: A Volunteer’s Notes

A throwback to last month, in which Elisa took part as a volunteer for the Glasgow Film Festival.

Fado, Films and Good Fun: Closing Night at Iberodocs ’20

In the midst of some troubling times, Elisa shows us the light in her account from Iberodocs’ closing night.

The Berlin International Queue Festival: Dispatches from Berlinale ’20

Betty’s back from Berlinale – here are her dispatches from the field.

Oscars ’20

Elisa gives us her in-depth take on this year’s Oscars ceremony.

Business & Banter: How Networking Events Boost the Film Community

In our new feature article, Betty Stojnić explores the positive effects of film networking through our first session of 2020.

Chinese Visual Festival @ Edinburgh

Our newest contributor Elisa Teneggi takes a look at the Chinese Visual Festival’s recent visit to Edinburgh.

Cinetopia’s Favourite Films of 2019 – Part Two

Part two of our favourite films of 2019, including Joker, Marriage Story, and The Irishman.

Cinetopia’s Favourite Films of 2019 – Part One

Part one of our favourite films of 2019, based on the UK calendar of releases.

Post-Production Masterclass: Top 5 Tips

Takeaways from our recent post-production masterclass, with full audio recording.

@EIFF19: EIFF Youth

Takeaways from the EIFF Youth – opening events, Pride March, and things to come…

The British Weird Wave: an interview with Jamie Robson

In the last few years, a new group of filmmakers has emerged across the UK, including Scotland. From an output consisting of both short and feature-length productions, their films are dark, strange, sparse in dialogue and imbued with an aura of ambiguity and...

Cinetopia Italia: Four Short Films Unveil a Multifaceted Country

by Serena Scateni Think of Italian cinema and the first names popping to mind are the well-known, glorified ones of the likes of Antonioni, Fellini, Monicelli, Bertolucci, and so on. As the same goes for any other country-specific cinema, charting the undiscovered...

Cinetopia Italia: An Ode to Magic

“As a child, I went to the cinema for the atmosphere: I loved the noise […] and the way the people went out into the street – men and women stunned by the spectacle.” – Federico Fellini On May 10th, Cinetopia will screen Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso and a...

Oscars ’19

The Academy proposes a Best Popular Picture category; a month later, they drop it ‘to seek additional input’. The Academy eventually finds a host in Kevin Hart; Hart steps down - it’s a no-host deal. Then, the categories for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best...

#TheMaryEffect: Film Tourism in Scotland

This month’s Edinburgh premiere of Josie Rourke’s Queen Mary of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, signalled the further growth of potential for the Scottish film industry. In the last 12 months, the industry has seen the success of two Netflix-produced...

Cinetopia’s Favourite Films of 2018

Looking back at 2018, it was another great year for cinema with innovations from masters old and new. Here are our picks, which are based on the UK calendar of film releases. Phantom Thread Much anticipation preceded Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread after it was...

Cinetopia: Our First Year

In early 2018, Cinetopia launched with the first episode of our small podcast series at Radio Summerhall. In approach to the new year, we look back at what has been an exciting and productive journey - at what we have achieved in...




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