The History of Film Festivals

The film festival history and its twisty-turny past are filled with notable incidents and tie in with some of the most integral political and historical events of the last century. We’ve dived into this melange, to give you a crash-course in the film festival history, the lifeblood of FilmFestivalLife. Here’s our essential six major events you should… Continue reading The History of Film Festivals

What is Film Noir?

Film Noir is one of Hollywood’s only organic artistic movements. Beginning in the early 1940s, numerous screenplays inspired by hardboiled American crime fiction were brought to the screen, primarily by European émigré directors who shared a certain storytelling sensibility: highly stylized, overtly theatrical, with imagery often drawn from an earlier era of German “expressionist” cinema.… Continue reading What is Film Noir?

A review of the Barbados Independent Film Festival, in which the main event was the Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by Christopher Coppola and produced by Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa.

The second edition of the Barbados Independent Film Festival continued last evening with the Opening Gala on the still relatively new grounds of the Walled Garden Theatre located at the Barbados Museum in the Garrison. The red carpet affair was a welcome improvement over the previous night’s activity which was affected heavily by an island… Continue reading A review of the Barbados Independent Film Festival, in which the main event was the Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by Christopher Coppola and produced by Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa.

B.C.’s film and television industry at edge of ‘perfect storm,’ says CEO of Creative B.C.

For the film and television industry in British Columbia, 2017 was a tough year to beat. A record-breaking $2.6 billion streamed into the province last year, much of it coming from international productions. Prem Gill, CEO of Creative B.C. who has been named one of the province’s most powerful women leaders, said there has been tremendous… Continue reading B.C.’s film and television industry at edge of ‘perfect storm,’ says CEO of Creative B.C.

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/29/17 Contact: Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa Blue Shark Pictures, LLC blueshark@bluesharkpictures.com San Francisco, CA: Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of… Continue reading Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area