The Film Festival about Home
With the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival kicking off today, we take a look back at some highlights from the first film festival about home.
Over the last few months, audiences have been delighted by hundreds of beautiful indie and not so indie movies at the film festivals at Tribeca, Sundance and SXSW. Each of those three film festivals have carved out nice little niches over the last few years, but in all honesty, they’re just warming it up for the Oscars of film festivals which kicks off today – Cannes.
In honor of the world’s preeminent and prestigious film festival that has recognized classics like Taxi Driver and Pulp Fiction, here’s a look at some highlights from the Coldwell Banker International Film Festival that we ran late in 2013.
In the lead up to our very own film festival, we went around the world and asked talented up and coming filmmakers to share with us what the true value of home meant to them – in their own country. We received hundreds of short films from directors based in countries across Africa, North America, Asia and Europe.
The common thread that became easily apparent to us when watching these films was that while cultures may differ across borders – at the core of it, home means the same thing to us all. For all our differences, home and the people we love inside of them are at the center of our lives.
We aren’t so different after all.
Take a look at our highlight reel of our favorite films from the festival, and check each of them out by visiting us on YouTube!