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The Manifesto Film Festival is set to return to the cinemas of Amsterdam from the 6th-8th of September 2019. Ahead of this latest celebration of ground-breaking international cinema, Jack Brindelli – who co-founded the festival in 2016 – explains what makes the event so special to him. When I set out to build a new…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

BY ALEXANDRA NAKELSKI| 2019-03-14 02:06:00 +0000 The trailer had piqued my interest….ever since Michael Mann’s genius film Manhunter, I have been fascinated with this theme of becoming. Like conscious evolution or perhaps just remembering who you were meant to be all along. Regardless, consciously metamorphosing into what your will and inner being desires is an intriguing topic…

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