These are troubled times. Hatred is on the rise and division seems to be the only constant in the news. Film -especially independent film- has a crucial part to play in this day and age. At the British Independent Film Awards, we honoured I, Daniel Blake, a film whose relevance and necessity is harrowing to contemplate and made with an ever-steady hand by our friend Ken Loach.
In light of the current climate, the BFI’s announcement of their investment plan for the next five years came as good news. The film business is undergoing such crucial changes that we’re now in the business of the moving image -or just images, really, and storytelling.
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