23rd Aug2015

The 18th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

“The filmmaker must follow not traditional thinking.” The filmmaker “must be driving on and across complex, multi-layered, deeply meaningful roads.” And such is the requirement for this year’s theme of “Illuminate” at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival, held on May 29 to June 7, 2015. In an attempt to bring world class films to Brooklyn […]

29th Jul2015

‘PLAY It! Manchester’ – Launch Day Gallery

by Phil Wheat

Running from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 9th August, PLAY it! Manchester – in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events (the guys behind Play Blackpool and Play Expo Manchester) – is a hands-on celebration and immersive gaming experience for fun-loving visitors young and old alike. From Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Halo there […]

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12th Jul2015

‘HorrorCon 2015′ Event Report

by Phil Wheat

The moors of Yorkshire turned red with blood this weekend as the first ever HorrorCon took place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre this weekend in Rotherham. Guests in attendance – signing autographs and giving talks – included Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre); Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker); Ken Foree […]

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11th Jul2015

‘Stars & Cars 2′ Event Report & Gallery

by Phil Wheat

The sequel to last years event, Stars & Cars 2 took place on July 5th in Chorley, Lancashire and saw people turn out to not only check out the vehicles on show – Del Boy’s three-wheeler from Only Fools & Horses, KITT from Knightrider, the Impala from Supernatural and the Delorean from Back to the […]

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19th Jun2015

E3 2015: FIFA Mobile – Hands On

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat As I trundled up the steps to where EA were meeting with various press and media, I found myself being introduced to Alex Grimbley by one of the EA team. Alex suggested I try FIFA on mobile to see what the company have done to make one of their most successful […]

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18th Jun2015

E3 2015: Into the Pixel – The Art of E3

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat When I walked through the doors of the LA Convention Center I didn’t think I would find myself looking and marveling at pieces of artwork created from some of the worlds most well known video games, but that is exactly what happened. I am of course talking about Into the Pixel, […]

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18th Jun2015

E3 2015: Welcome to E3

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat Walking into the LA Convention Center this morning I was greeted by what I can only describe as organised chaos, with the spectacle of hundreds of industry members walking around with an air of nervousness and excitement about them. It was as though they were all there for their very first […]

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16th Jun2015

E3 2015: What Can We Expect?

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat For me E3 has always been the one event that has eluded me, in the sense that I have never been able to get to Los Angeles and the LA Convention Center and to be a part of and this monster of a games industry event. I have been fortunate enough […]

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03rd May2015

Play Blackpool 2015 – Report

by Phil Wheat

So, at least for Nerdly, Play Blackpool 2015 is over for another year. As I write this it’s Sunday night and Play’s doors have closed for the day – however it is on for one more day, the first time the event has been a three-day affair in its history) There may be other “Play” […]

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30th Apr2015

Top 5: Reasons to attend Play Blackpool 2015

by Phil Wheat

With Play Blackpool only a day or so away, we’re getting excited for our second trip to a Play convention (we attended last years Manchester event, which was a fantastic success) but, of course, there are some folks who’ll need a little more persuading as to just why they should attend such an event – […]

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04th Apr2015

2015 Brooklyn Girl Film Fest – Report

by Catherina Gioino

Although men far outnumber women in terms of producing and making their own films, the Brooklyn Girl Film Fest hopes to inspire one woman at a time to overcome that obstacle and finally get their feet wet. Headed by filmmaker April Mosqus, the three day event took place from March 26 to 28 at the […]

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28th Mar2015

2015 Queens World Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

The fifth annual Queens World Film Festival took place in Queens this past week, from March 17th to March 22nd, in places all over the borough, including the Museum of Moving Image and the Secret Theater. In seeking to unite filmmakers from across the world and in our own neighborhood, the film festival has come […]

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24th Nov2014

Thought Bubble 2014 – from a Tabler’s Perspective

by Jack Kirby

Hi all! Last weekend, my buddy Mat and I went to Leeds Thought Bubble Festival to sell copies of our all-ages, sci-fi/sports adventure comic book, Alien in the Outfield. Nerdly head honcho Phil asked me to document our experiences, so here is an exciting video that does just that. With thanks to… Mark Allen Ryan […]

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13th Nov2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 – Sunday Roundup

by Mark Allen

Here’s the second and final installment of my Aesthetica Short Film Festival coverage, a little later than expected but no less enthusiastic for it! Let’s dive right into the last day of the fest: One of the more enlightening screenings from the festival was Sunday’s showing of films from Iraq with an introduction from Human […]

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09th Nov2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 – Friday Roundup

by Mark Allen

The last time I attended Aesthetica, I was a volunteer and didn’t get to see all that many films. The only complete screening I managed to view was at the venue I was manning; unfortunately, that screening was full of pretentious and acutely inaccessible experimental films, so I didn’t have all that great a time […]

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28th Jun2014

Phones 4U ‘Silent Cinema’ Report

by Joe Cronin

Phones 4u is coming to the rescue of frustrated cinema goers with a new silent smartphone screening experience. The pop-up cinema will provide the perfect environment to watch the latest blockbusters on the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone without interference. Fans can pick from movie hits such as Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Anchorman […]

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23rd Apr2014

First Time Fest: Second Time Around – Closing Night Awards

by Catherina Gioino

As was covered in our previous article about the event, the First Time Fest gives new filmmakers the opportunity to get their film established and distributed so that their efforts may be recognized for their future works. With the winner receiving full distribution of their film from Cinema Libre Studios as well as support on […]

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21st Apr2014

Second Annual First Time Fest

by Catherina Gioino

The second installment of the First Time Fest, the Second Time Around, took place in New York City from April 3rd to April 7th where ten first time filmmakers were able to showcase their films and possibly be in competition to receive distribution of their films by Cinema Libre Studios. Since its debut in March […]

15th Apr2014

Quest TV 2014 Preview – Event Report

by Joe Cronin

We went to a special event this week, showcasing the best of TV channel, Quest. The fledging channel launched in 2009 and since then has experienced phenomenal growth and is due to be rebranded in the coming weeks. Billed as the place where fact is bigger than fiction, Quest has a raft of exciting new […]

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22nd Feb2014

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Tribeca Street Fair

by Catherina Gioino

The Tribeca Film Festival is not only known for its world renown films that are featured there, but also its annual Tribeca Street Fair held on Greenwich Street between Hubart and Chambers Streets in downtown New York City. The 2013 Tribeca Street Fair was held on Saturday, April 27th and there was a lot of […]

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22nd Feb2014

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘A Single Shot’ – Sam Rockwell Interview

by Catherina Gioino

The North American premiere of the film A Single Shot was shown at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, which stars Sam Rockwell as hunter John Moon. The 116 minute film was shot in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and was directed by David Rosenthal. Written by Matthew F. Jones (who also wrote […]

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22nd Feb2014

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘And the Band Played On’ Retrospective

by Catherina Gioino

At the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival there was a rescreening of the film And the Band Played On, a film based on a novel of the same name. The film (and book) goes into detail about the mysterious deaths of gay men during the time right before HIV and AIDS research had started. Starring Alan […]

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