No more carrying paper versions of the Festival programme, magazines with review and London maps.
The Times bfi London Film Festival is pleased to announce a new facility which enables film-lovers to download the latest Festival programme onto their iPod.
Developed for the British Film Institute (bfi) by new media agency Winona eSolutions, and using the latest iPod technology, this facility allows iPod users to manage their festival diary anytime anywhere. At the touch of a button, festival enthusiasts can search the 300 plus films by title name, strand, date and time or venue while simultaneously listening to Festival trailers. The downloadable service also provides details of the latest programme updates.
In my point of view the iPod service for the London Film Festival is extremely useful since it helps the Movie Fan in the laborious task of selecting and planning what to see. A festival is a fantastic experience but to get the most out of the festival experience can sometimes be very stressful, iPod leaves cinema audience enjoy the pleasure without the stress, since all the information you need is easily retained with the press of a button.
The architecture of the software permits different kinds of researches and with some passages you know what time and when you can watch your favourite movies. The typical heavy bag of the festival punter has become lighter with the new iPod service for the London Film Festival!
With more than twenty screenings and special events to choose from every day of the Festival, this portable, downloadable guide is a great innovation and a really useful tool for festival-goers,” says Festival Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron.
“The Festival PodCast was a lot of fun to develop, and we think festival followers will find it a lot of fun to use. Listening to trailers while they browse film and event details will really bring the schedule to life.” says Joe Navin, managing director, Winona eSolutions.
To download their own version of The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival programme, users should log onto http://www.lff.org.uk, download the programme and sync their iPod to their computer. From there, users can read film synopsis, reviews and get detailed cast and crew credits. They can also listen to audio film trailers and a guide to the Festival from Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron.
The London Festival offers two weeks cultural celebration of the best of cinema, showcasing groundbreaking new feature films from countries ranging from West Africa to Argentina, Sweden to South Korea, alongside documentaries, restored classics, shorts, animation and artists’ film and video work.
Opening the Festival on Wednesday 19 October, is the UK premiere of Fernando Meirelles’ highly acclaimed The Constant Gardener, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. On Thursday 3 November, George Clooney’s award winning Good Night, And Good Luck. starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr and Patricia Clarkson will close the curtain on the UK’s leading international film festival.
Promising to appeal to a wide variety of cinemagoers, this year’s line up includes 33 European and 120 UK premieres. Films premiering at the Festival include the latest work from Takeshi Kitano (Takeshis’), the Dardenne Brothers (L’Enfant), Gabriele Salvatores (Quo Vadis Baby?), Steven Soderbergh (Bubble), Michael Winterbottom (A Cock And Bull Story), Philippe Garrel (Regular Lovers), Cameron Crowe (Elizabethtown), Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim), Atom Egoyan (Where The Truth Lies), Per Fly (Manslaughter), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair), Rituparno Ghosh (Antarmahal: Views From The Inner Chamber), Nicolas Winding Refn (I’m The Angel Of Death: Pusher III) and Danis Tanovic (Hell). Audiences can also feast on new work from consistently inventive and provocative directors Michael Haneke (Hidden), Lars von Trier (Manderlay), Park Chan-Wook (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance) and The Brothers Quay (The Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes).