Pottery is as much a philosophy as it is an art form. In Mashiko and Kasama, two regions of Japan which is the home to some of the best potters in the world, this is especially the case. Those that work in these areas spend decades perfecting their craft, refining their skills until they are […]

The international independent film festival, the Lift-Off Film Festival, is back in town this week to celebrate the winners of the network’s overall season. Taking place at Pinewood Studios on Friday night, the festival’s year-end awards show will present the biggest and best films prizes from around the world. Filmmakers, whose products were shown as […]

Independent cinema has found a home at several festivals over the years, Robert Redford’s Sundance Festival and Elliot Grove’s Raindance Festival being the most prestigious. These festivals, despite their renown, have failed to provide enough support to their entrants. These festivals, despite their renown, have sometimes been criticised for not giving enough support to their entrants […]

Look beyond the gloss, put talent before technology – that is the motto for the upcoming London Lift-Off Film Festival, which aims to expose audiences to the beauty of independent cinema. In the four years since its creation, The Lift-Off Film Festival has grown from a local event into a global exhibition of independent films […]