What is With All the Animal Heads?!

This year we got a significant amount of films with people in animal heads or animal outfits. Out of my jurisdiction, online expert Tatiana Pirogova helps explain this phenomenon….AN   Furries are a classic example of internet fandom. “Furry”, usually synonymous with the strange fellows that wear anthropomorphic animal costumes, are a wide range of…

US REVIEW

BY JASON SHEARD| 2019-03-25 21:34:00 +0000 I taught a class on Apocalyptic Films in Port Townsend Washington back in 2013…and can tell you one of the greatest joys of teaching is keeping in touch with students and knowing that you made a difference in each other’s lives. Some of my students continued on to careers in…

KURDISTAN, ART THE REALISTIC RELATION BETWEEN THE BOTH

BY CHIMAN SALIH| 2019-04-26 03:01:00 +0000 The Manifesto Film Festival is thrilled to present this fascinating blog crafted by Chiman Salih, highlighting the intrinsic link between Kurdish culture and magnificent art. Ahmedi Khani ((1651-1707) the Kurdish poet and philosopher who oftentimes dubbed as the Kurdish Shakespeare, at the outset of his famous epopee of the Kurdish…

HENK CONN

BY HENK CONN| 2019-04-26 03:26:00 +0000 EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it! ManifestoFF Alumni, Henk Conn, director of Occupy Los Angeles, went on to run for Mayor of Long Beach! Read about his epic journey here! And remember to fight for what you believe is right! From Henk to us: I ran for the mayor of…

JOSEPH PILATO

BY ALEXANDRA NAKELSKI| 2019-03-25 21:34:00 +0000 Yesterday, one of the greatest villains of horror history passed away, Joe Pilato. Encapsulating the antithesis of the military heroes of the Reagan-era…it is no wonder George Romero’s Day of the Dead did not find an audience until well after the Rambo-age. Pilato’s “Rhodes” was the dystopian nightmare of…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF A YOUNG KURDISH CINEMA

BY JANO ROSEBIANI| 2019-04-30 21:45:00 +0000 We are so lucky to have teamed up with the International Peace Festival in Erbil Kurdistan to bring some of the best films they have to offer here to our program this year. The Director, Jano Rosebiani has written a thorough survey for your better understanding into “Young Kurdish Cinema”…