Why we should celebrate Moonlight’s Oscar success

These days, debates on the future of cinema constantly deal with technological developments. It makes sense that Moonlight should be announced as the winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture. It’s time to set everyone’s priorities straight. The Academy has finally realized that any decision it makes will potentially come back to haunt them.…

Why does “The Academy” exist?

Every year, the Academy Awards dominate debates on cinema and film culture. The Oscars are widely recognized by most as the highest conceivable achievement that can be bestowed on any given cinematic product or film person. Some, however, debate this status and see the ceremony as nothing more than a glamorous event, a marketing scheme…

2016 Cork Film Festival winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Cork Film Festival (Ireland) were announced at an award ceremony held on November 20. The Grand Prix Irish Short went to Ian Hunt Duffy’s Gridlock. The film is a thriller set during a traffic jam and follows the desperate search by a father for his young daughter, after she goes…