The newest festivals: Saturday 1st of october in the Louis Hartloper Complex 3 at 22.15 Tuesday 4th of october in Studio 11.45 Lomax the Songhunter will also be shown at the Cork Film Festival. Dates will follow. - 3 screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago - North By North East (09-11 june 2005) - Melbourne International Filmfestival (20 july - 7 aug 2005) - TV & Film Festival Cologne (30 june - 6 july 2005) (ended up in the top 10 non-fiction.) - Nashville Film festival (US) (14 -21 April) The film won an impact of music award.
Monday, February 11, 2008
'I hope the DVD shows people the experiences you can have when you're exploring folk music. There's one I come back to often that's also in the film. I'm in the small living room of a Sicilian man as an incredibly mournful folk song, recorded by Alan over 60 years ago, is starting to soar from the speakers. I watch this middle-aged man hear his late father's emotional tenor, see his eyes fill up, and feel mine do the same. To me, that moment captures what all documentary should aim to do: capture moments that are just as real, profound and truthful.'
Read the whole interview: http://music.guardian.co.uk/folk/story/0,,2249905,00.html
'Though shaded by absence and death, this beautiful, elegiac film shows real people tilting the scales the other way'.
Rob Young, Uncut Magazine, 30th of January 2008
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
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Thursday, July 06, 2006
Gouden Kalf ( First prize best long documentary) Dutch Filmfestival Utrecht 2005
Honorouble mention Gibson Music Award, Nashville 2005
Competition program of:
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2004
Melbourne International Film festival, aug 2005
TV & Film Festival Cologne, July 2005
North By North East, June 2005
Buenos Aires Film festival Bafici, April 2006
Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy, June 2006
Cinema release in 120 European cinema’s (through distributor Cinemanet Europe), june 2005
Hollywood Film Festival October 2006
North West Folk life festival, may 2006
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Last Friday, Lomax the Songhunter received the Golden Calf for Best Dutch Documentary of the Year at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.
The jury rapport reads:
"BEST LONG DOCUMENTARY
The registration of a reconnoitring expedition is an often used tool in documentaries. In the awardwinning movie, this tool gets a new meaning because this reconnoitring expedition leaves you with a hopeful and cheerful feeling.
The Golden Calf for Best Long Documentary 2005 goes to LOMAX THE SONGHUNTER of Rogier Kappers."
Videos of the event can be viewed at the Dutch Film Festival website.
We're filled with pride and joy and extremely happy for everyone that was involved, congratulations all!!
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Filled with happiness and pride we hereby announce that LOMAX THE SONGHUNTER by Rogier Kappers has been nominated for a golden Calf for best long documentary on the Dutch Film Festival.
LOMAX THE SONGHUNTER by Rogier Kappers is in competition with:
IK EN MIJN OUDERS, MIJN OUDERS EN IK (me and my parents, my parents and I) by Gerrit van Elst
LOMAX THE SONGHUNTER by Rogier Kappers
DE STAND VAN DE MAAN (Shape Of The Moon) by Leonard Retel Helmrich.
The Dutch Film Festival writes in their press release:
"Rogier Kappers makes the different aspects of the work and life of Alan Lomax in an un-ephatical way. Along the way the realization grows with the viewer that this isn't simply just the case of a driven visionair, but also of the power that music itself carries. Could- in regards to the jury- have lasted for several hours more!"
The Golden Calves will be handed out on Friday the 7th of October from 19:45 hours till 21:30 hours at the Central Studios in Utrecht. The award show can be viewed live on the internet at
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Nederlands Film Festival (28 sept- 7 oct)
Lomax the Songhunter will be shown in de golden calf competition (long documentary) on the Dutch Film Festival.
Cork film Festival (9-16 oct 2005)
The film has also been screened at:
The newest festivals:
Saturday 1st of october in the Louis Hartloper Complex 3 at 22.15
Tuesday 4th of october in Studio 11.45
Lomax the Songhunter will also be shown at the Cork Film Festival.
Dates will follow.
- 3 screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago
- North By North East (09-11 june 2005)
- Melbourne International Filmfestival (20 july - 7 aug 2005)
- TV & Film Festival Cologne (30 june - 6 july 2005) (ended up in the top 10 non-fiction.)
- Nashville Film festival (US) (14 -21 April) The film won an impact of music award.- IDFA in November 2004. "Lomax the Songhunter" ended up in the official competitionprogramme. Was graded by the audience with an 8.2 (on a schale of 10)