Frighten Up

Sunday, September 7 2014
Frighten Up

Film4 FrightFest is not only the country’s first and foremost horror and genre film festival, pulling together fans from around the UK, but it’s a great industry event too. Marketeers, acquisitions executives, journalists, retailers, producers, label bosses, PR types and, er, The Raygun, turn out in force for the five day event. Rather than The […]

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Snapshots Of LFF 2012…

Thursday, November 8 2012
Snapshots Of LFF 2012…

How was it for you? And so, after nearly two weeks and hundreds of feature films, shorts and others, the London Film Festival has drawn to a close. And, as it finished, we canvassed a few key industry types, from distributors showing off their forthcoming films, to organisers and ourselves, at The Raygun, for their […]

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Time For TIFFin’

Monday, October 1 2012
Time For TIFFin’

Our occasional correspondent Ian Gilchrist, who was instrumental in launching the BFI’s Connoisseur label, in the early days of the world cinema boom, and also ran Electric Pictures’ video arm and worked at the old RTM distribution operation, and has also worked extensively in his native Canada and the US. He’s just heasded back to […]

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Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Monday, June 18 2012
Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Every year we ask a few attendees at the annual festival cum market cum beano that is the Cannes Film Festival to give us some to send us their imaginary postcards from the event. And here’s the first batch from this year’s events, including comments from writers, PR mavens, design agencies and distributors and labels… […]

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All The Fun Of The Festival

Thursday, November 17 2011
All The Fun Of The Festival

It’s one of the key events in the British film calendar, one that gives a platform to scores of films, from the mainstream to the wilfully obscure. As the curtain has gone down on another London Film Festival event and the industry has had time to reflect, we canvassed opinion from journalists, writers, bloggers, distributors […]

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Tales from Edinburgh

Thursday, July 7 2011
Tales from Edinburgh

Looking to launch a film or DVD close to home during the summer months? Then head the Scotland’s cultural capital Edinburgh, for its annual international film festival, EIFF. The event is increasingly being used for DVD and limited theatrical bows and, if the timing is right, then it can be a great platform. Here three […]

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Hobo Tramples The Competition

Friday, March 11 2011
Hobo Tramples The Competition

We’ve known former HMV staffer Alex Kidd for years, seeing him at almost every screening we’ve been done, there’s nothing he doesn’t know about the weird and wonderful (as well as mainstream too). So when he said he was going to Glasgow for its FrightFest event, we got him to pen a few words for […]

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Ten Things We Learnt At The London Film Festival

Thursday, November 18 2010
Ten Things We Learnt At The London Film Festival

We at The Raygun got a press pass for the London Film Festival last month and, diaries permitting, got to see as many films as we could. Here, with the help of a few industry insiders, retailers and distributors, we look at 10 things we learnt from the LFF… LFF gives you a chance to […]

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Toronto Calling

Thursday, September 23 2010
Toronto Calling

Our occasional correspondent Ian Gilchrist, who was instrumental in launching the BFI’s Connoisseur label, in the early days of the world cinema boom, and also ran Electric Pictures’ video arm and worked at the old RTM distribution operation, recently came back to the UK after a 10 year plus stint in his native Canada and […]

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