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The BAFTAs 2018

Posted by Gui on February 19, 2018

Mid-February once again meant the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gathering the great and the good of British and global cinema in the ‘Big Smoke’, converging on the Royal Albert Hall for the second year in a row to recognise achievements in film at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. In keeping […]

Oscar Nominations 2018

Posted by Gui on January 23, 2018

The culmination of the 2018 award season will be a March affair this year, as the great and the good of mainstream cinema gather in Hollywood on the first Sunday of the month to award the achievements in cinema over the last twelve months at the 90th edition of the Academy Awards. Although all award […]

Golden Globe Awards 2018

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2018

As per tradition the cinematic year kicked off with one of the biggest award ceremonies in the industry calendar as the stars aligned in Beverly Hills on Sunday for the 75th annual Golden Globe awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Along with all the red carpet glitz and glamour came the task […]

Retrospective 2017 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 30, 2017

Despite a difficult time at the box-office, particularly during the blockbuster summer season, 2017 has been a another solid and eventful year for film, featuring an eclectic mix of independent cinema and major tent-pole releases which as usual defined the landscape, and with industry new boys Netflix and Amazon making their presence felt come film […]

BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2017

The 4th of October this year saw the start of the world’s most accessible major international film festival, as filmmakers and media from across the globe joined the great British public in the West End and beyond for 12 days of film promotion and appreciation at the 61st London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us […]

Venice Film Festival 2017 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2017

The end of August this year saw the start of eleven days of film appreciation and promotion in the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’, as filmmakers and film-talkers converged in Venice with screenings and premieres in hand for the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival (La Biennale). As the good and the great of global […]

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on May 29, 2017

The global film industry and world’s media converged on the French riviera on the 17th of May to kick-off twelve days of celebration of the cinematic arts—not to mention all the glitzy pomp and premieres—as the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival opened in style. Once again filmmakers & shakers from across […]

Academy Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on February 27, 2017

The 26th of February this year saw the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, with host Jimmy Kimmel cracking up his assembled all-star audience. Apart from the surprise of ‘Moonlight’ winning best picture and the fiasco involved with announcing it, there were no major surprises at […]

Oscar Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 24, 2017

The 26th of February will see the the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognised for another great […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 10, 2017

The 12th of February 2017 will signal the biggest night in British cinema with British Academy of Film and Television Arts acknowledging the greatest achievements in film over the last 12 months, with the BAFTAs being awarded in London. Although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and […]

Golden Globe Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2016 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

Retrospective 2016 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 31, 2016

2016 has been a another solid and eclectic year for film, without a single title dominating at the box-office or in critical acclaim; from comic-book titans like ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to outrageous comedies like ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’, from powerful dramas like […]

Golden Globe Film Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on December 12, 2016

Getty Images With the changing of the year and the more interesting part of the film release calendar, comes the start of awards season and the nominations for the first big show of 2017 on the 8th of January. Actors Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick came together in Hollywood this morning to announce […]

BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2016

The 5th of October signalled the start of 12 days of appreciation for the art of filmmaking with the 60th edition of the London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us by the British Film Institute (BFI). As usual the LFF was a more egalitarian affair than its prestigious European counterparts (Cannes, Venice), with members of […]

Venice Film Festival 2016 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 12, 2016

The 31st of August brought about the beginning of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale; which meant 11 days of screenings, premieres, photocalls, red carpets, awards and general appreciation for the craft of filmmaking. We breakdown the major happenings at one of the major stops on the seemingly never-ending film-festival and award season […]

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2016

The 11th of May signaled the beginning of the 69th Cannes Film Festival; where filmmakers & shakers from across the globe converge on the French riviera for 12 glitzy days of pomp and premieres, bringing the world an array of likely award-contending films to be released throughout the rest of 2016 and well into 2017… […]

Academy Awards 2016

Posted by Gui on February 29, 2016

The final Sunday in February saw the ever expanding awards season come to a climax at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all film & art awards are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win or be nominated, this was a chance for films and their filmmakers to be […]

The BAFTAs 2016

Posted by Gui on February 14, 2016

Love was in the air this Sunday the 14th of February as both Valentine’s day and the biggest night in British cinema arrived at the Royal Opera House in London as the BAFTAs rolled into town, the usual red carpet scramble was here for everyone to see and actor/writer/comedian extraordinaire Stephen Fry returned as host […]

Oscar Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2016

The 28th of February 2016 will see the year’s awards season come to a climax at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognized for another […]

Golden Globe Awards 2016

Posted by Gui on January 11, 2016

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2015 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2016

The 14th of February 2016 will see the biggest night in British cinema with the BAFTAs being awarded in London, although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and believe us we do, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be recognized for another great […]

Retrospective 2015 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2016

2015 has been a another strong and varied year for film, from comic-book titans and quirky comedies to powerful dramas and captivating indies. It’s also been a big year for the Action/Adventure blockbuster, from disappointments like ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’ to triumphant box-office goliaths like ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Spectre’, not to mention the most […]

BFI London Film Festival 2015

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2015

The 7th of October saw the beginning of this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) brought to us by the British Film Institute (BFI). A smaller counterpart to the larger and more established European film festivals like Cannes and Venice, but with a slightly stronger focus on showcasing movies of all description and promoting their filmmakers […]

Venice Film Festival 2015 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 13, 2015

The 2nd of September signaled the beginning of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale, which meant 10 days of screenings, premieres, photocalls, red carpets, awards and general appreciation for the craft of filmmaking, we breakdown the major happenings at one of the major stops on the seemingly never-ending award season railway.   Premieres […]

Cannes 2015- Awards

Posted by Gui on May 24, 2015

Another 2 weeks of glamour and media frenzy comes to an end at the French Riviera, oh and there was also a film festival there apparently, tonight the 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival culminates with the announcement of this year’s “Feature Film” prizewinners, including the prestigious ultimate award the Palme d’Or. The awarding jury […]

Academy Awards 2015

Posted by Gui on February 23, 2015

Yesterday evening the year’s award season came to a conclusion at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, among all the glitz & glamor of red carpets and endless interviews, we witnessed the recognition of many of the greatest achievements in filmmaking over the last 12 months in the ultimate display of subjective prize-giving. […]

The BAFTAs 2015

Posted by Gui on February 9, 2015

Sunday the 8th of February 2015 saw the biggest night in British cinema come to the Royal Opera House in London with the BAFTAs rolling into town, the usual red carpet scramble was here for everyone to see and actor/writer/comedian extraordinaire Stephen Fry returned for the 10th time to host. As usual the so-called “race” […]

Oscar Nominations 2015

Posted by Gui on January 15, 2015

The 22nd of February 2015 will see the year’s awards season come to a climax at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognized for another […]

Golden Globe Awards 2015

Posted by Gui on January 12, 2015

The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz & glamour and red-carpet dress obsession that comes with it, there was also the small matter of people being recognized for the great work they did on TV and Film in 2014 and here at Filmphonic […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2015

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2015

The 8th of February 2015 will see the biggest night in British cinema with the BAFTAs being awarded in London, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be recognized for another great year of work so […]

Retrospective 2014 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 22, 2014

2014 has been a great year for film, from varied action blockbusters to comic-book titans to quirky comedies, in particular it’s truly been the “year of the thriller” with diverse contributions to the genre from ’71 and Fury to Gone Girl and Nightcrawler. FilmPhonic chronicles the people, events and films that have shaped the movie […]

The FilmPhonic Awards 2014

Posted by Gui on December 16, 2014

Following a great year of films in 2014 we thought it would be good to recognize some of the achievements in movie-making with our own awards. Note: We have decided to include only films from after the 2014 Academy Awards in early March since most of those films were released in 2013 in the UK […]