Two Men Enter …One Man Leaves…

BY ALEXANDRA NAKELSKI In part of our rebranding we are welcoming all formats of blogging. Some may be stream of consciousness, anecdotal experiences of film, and more academic/critical reviews.   Watching film had in recent years gotten arduous. For the festival, for reviews…it had somewhere along the way lost the fun.  I was no longer…

Korte Kuitspier [Short Calf Muscle] Review

BY JACK BRINDELLI   Director: Victoria Warmerdam Writer: Victoria Warmerdam Cast: Henry van Loon, Sieger Sloot, Lucretia van der Vloot, Beppie Melissen, Bert Hana, Rogier Schippers, Rein Mulder, Bart Klever, Sam Ghilane, Loes Schnepper, Michiel Kerbosch, Bob Schwarze, Sophie Höppener, Rayonde de Kuyper, Wieger Windhorst Running time: 13 mins   From an outside perspective, particularly…

Like Family

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…

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…