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DESISTFILM 2016 FILM ROUND-UP: THE LIST

Our favourite films of 2016: Editorial commitee, staff, friends and filmmakers.

Abdul i Hamza (Marko Grba Singh)_1

11th BERWICK FILM AND MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (ENG)

By Rebecca Naughten

The 2015 edition – the inaugural programme of new festival director Peter Taylor (previously at International Film Festival Rotterdam) – took the theme of ‘Fact or Fiction’. In the festival booklet, Taylor elaborates on the intentions behind this theme: ‘Fact or Fiction is about investigating the spaces captured in the grey areas between fact and fantasy, documentary and narrative, propaganda and journalism. Awkward and ambiguous, sometimes uncomfortable, it’s about asking questions and experiencing processes, getting to the real essence of the art of cinema’.