10 episodes

A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies shares the backgrounds, the stories and the filmmakers that have influenced the festival circuit and the business of movies. Covering the films and players that helped shape the landscape, the podcast includes the backstories, video clips, box office totals and career trajectories for the filmmakers that helped define this industry.

A History of Film Festivals In 100 Movies Jon Fitzgerald

    • TV & Film

A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies shares the backgrounds, the stories and the filmmakers that have influenced the festival circuit and the business of movies. Covering the films and players that helped shape the landscape, the podcast includes the backstories, video clips, box office totals and career trajectories for the filmmakers that helped define this industry.

    Episode 10: Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino

    Episode 10: Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino

    Welcome back to A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies - This is Episode 10.
    Pulp Fiction - by Quentin Tarantino, and the Cannes Film Festival (Part II) - which finishes up this weekend on May 25th.  We did cover part of the Cannes history with Wim Wenders, but thought we would share more today, as Pulp Fiction had such an impact at that Festival, 30 years ago in 1994. 

    A big winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, Pulp Fiction has had a major influence on the industry, filmmakers, and film festivals.
     
    To see the clips, sources and read the full transcript, visit our  Substack page.

    • 24 min
    Episode 9: The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow

    Episode 9: The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow

    Welcome back to A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies - This is Episode 9.
    The Hurt Locker - by Kathryn Bigelow, and the Seattle International Film Festival - which runs In Theaters May 9–19 (yes going on RIGHT NOW) and Streaming May 20–27 
    A big winner at SIFF, The Hurt Locker had an incredible run at the Oscars, which you will hear more about later. 
    The Seattle International Film Festival (AKA SIFF) has become one of the top 5 film festivals in the United States, annually presenting over 250 films across the city, and will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.
    To see the clips, sources and read full transcript, visit our substack page here.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Episode 8: Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders

    Episode 8: Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders

    Welcome back to A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies - This is Episode 8. Paris, Texas - by Wim Wenders and the Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 14th - 25th, 2024.
    A big winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, Paris, Texas has had a major impact on filmmakers, musicians and arts culture.
    And the Cannes Film Festival is one of the "Big Three" major European film festivals, alongside the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, as well as one of the "Big Five" major international film festivals, which consists of the three major European film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, and the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, United States.
    To see the clips, sources and full transcript, visit our substack page here.

    • 32 min
    Episode 7: The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris

    Episode 7: The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris

     
    Welcome back to A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies - This is Episode 7.
    The Thin Blue Line - by Errol Morris, and the Hot Docs Film Festival - which runs April 25 - May 5th here in 2024.
    One of the most influential documentaries ever made, The Thin Blue line ranks on virtually the documentary lists.  And placed fifth on a Sight & Sound poll of the greatest documentaries.

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest and most important documentary festival in North America, though they are about to face a great challenge as festivals evolve in this new era of exhibition.
    To see clips, sources and full transcript, visit our substack page here.

    • 40 min
    Episode 6: Blood Simple - The Coen Brothers & New York Film Festival

    Episode 6: Blood Simple - The Coen Brothers & New York Film Festival

    Welcome back to A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies - Episode 6.
    Blood Simple, directed by the Coen Brothers and the
    New York Film Festival.
    In this episode, I share the history of this dynamic duo, sharing insights and historical facts.  You will hear audio trailers as well.
    On the Festival side, I share the origins and evolution of one of America's top festivals, and how these storylines intersect.
    For full transcripts, pod sources and to see the video clips, visit our substack page here.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5: Us - Jordan Peele & South by Southwest

    Episode 5: Us - Jordan Peele & South by Southwest

    Welcome back to A History of Film of Film Festivals in 100 Movies. 
    We’re on episode 5 - US by Jordan Peele and SXSW, an event that truly celebrates the convergence of tech, film, music, education. 
    The event just wrapped its 37th year in Austin Texas this weekend.  And yes, Jordan Peele was there!  Why, we’ll get to that later.
     
    For more details, transcript, links to videos and resources, visit:
    https://onthefestcircuit.substack.com/s/a-history-of-film-festivals
     

    • 52 min

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