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VIDEO Beatriz Pacheco Pereira a creative eye to discovering new talents, memoirs of 40 years of running Fantasporto

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VIDEO Mario Dorminsky talks to filmfestivals.com about the difficulties on running 40 editions of his FANTASPORTO

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Asian Cinema dominates the Fantasporto Awards

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FANTASPORTO 40 YEARS  THE AWARDS ASIAN CINEMA DOMINATES  FANTASPORTO OPENS TO THE BIG ISSUES OF TODAY  PORTUGUESE FILM AWARDS GO TO BUNKER, ETIC FILM SCHOOL AND BEHIND THE COIN “Ghostmaster” by Paul Young, a fantasy comedy with heavy touches of gore, won the Fantasy Section in the 40th Porto Film Festival- Fantasporto. A film crew in action. The assistant director, called Akira Kurosawa, is frequently humiliated by all. But what nobody knows is that in a scri...
 

VIDEO: Meet Julian Richards the man with 18 films at Fantasporto

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We met again Julian Richards in Porto, the founder of Jinga Films, who received a Fantasporto career tribute award and a full retrospective of his films, and some of the films he has distributed.       JINGA FILMS IN OFFICIAL SELECTION  Infection – Flavio Pedota -   97’ (Mex) -Jinga I Am Toxic – Daniel de la Vega – 83’ (Arg) Deathcember – Dominic Saxl, Isaac Ezban, Sonia Escolano, Mich...
 

VIDEO: Interview with Milcho Manchevski for his film Willow: Fantasporto winner

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OFFICIAL DIRECTORS WEEK AWARDS Willow has been awarded with the Manoel de Oliveira Award in the Directors Week  / Directors Week Best Film  Award Willow- Milcho Manchevski – 91’ (República da Macedonia/Hung/Belg) ...
 
 

Fantasporto 40th gave its awards

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    FANTASPORTO  2020 / 40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   AWARDS   FANTASY INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury of the Fantasy Section of the 40 th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto  has decided to grant the following awards: Best Film Award Fantasporto Ghostmaster - Paul Young- 91’ (Jap)   Jury’s Special Award Dancing Mary- Sabu – 106’ (Jap)   Best Direction Clarita &...
 

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Top 25 photos from Berlinale: Antonio and his golden camera

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(Sigourney Weaver, © Antonio Castello) By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER The man with the golden camera strikes again. I first noticed photographer Antonio Castello during a press conference last year. His camera with a golden vintage lens really made me look twice. He captured more than a thousand photos over the course of this year's 70th anniversary edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, known by most just as the Berlinale. Looking through his "best of" p...
 

Jury Grid for Berlinale: 5 continents weigh in

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(The amazing cast of Nomera /Numbers © Berlinale 2020) by Lindsay R. Bellinger Numbers is the name of the game when referring to ⭐⭐⭐⭐ awarded by film journalists, whether it's at international film festivals or for reviews of films coming to a movie theater near you. Here you can find our international jury grid composed of twelve film journalists from five different continents, male and female critics represented equally. Below you can also read more about each jo...

Berlinale 70th Golden Bears and Helen Mirren

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By Mark Tchelistcheff The 70th Berlinale film festival is over.  The Golden Bear went to dissident Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof for THERE IS NO EVIL, an unblinking depiction of freedom and the death penalty in Iran.  Bravo to the jury for awarding this exceptional film the Golden Bear award to Rasoulof.  Rasoulof’s daughter, actress Baran Rasoulof, accepted on his behalf as the director was banned from traveling for defying Iran’s authorities...
 

70th Berlinale: Successful Anniversary Edition for Audience and Industry

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  Golden Bear for Best Film 2020: Sheytan vojud nadarad (There Is No Evil) by Mohammad Rasoulof - the film team © Erik Weiss / Berlinale 2020    The 70th Berlin International Film Festival ended successfully with the “Berlinale Publikumstag” on March 1. Following the Award Ceremony on Saturday evening, at which Sheytan vojud nadarad (There Is No Evil) by the Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof received the Golden Bear, numerous fans flocked again to the cinema...
 
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2nd edition of Your Script Produced competition opened its call for entries

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“YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED!” INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION   Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00. We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Win... 

  

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73rd Festival de Cannes dates maintained

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The Official Selection will be unveiled by Thierry Frémaux, Festival de Cannes General Delegate, in attendance of its President Pierre Lescure, on Thursday, April 16th 2020 11 am CET, at the UGC Normandie during a press conference.   Accreditations continue at an intensive pace as we count so far an increa... 
 

COVID-19 update: Tribeca will be postponed

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The cancellation of the april edition of Tribeca Film Fest 2020 has been announced yesterday as follows. "We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov...
 

COVID-19 update: The Annapolis Film Festival 2020 march edition will change its format

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   AFF ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE FROM THE AFF CO-FOUNDERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS    In accordance with the governor’s order today canceling all large events in the State of Maryland, amid growing health concerns as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, we will not be presenting the Annapolis Film Festiva...
 

COVID-19 update: Festivals cancelled, Cannes stays confident

 
FICCI Frames postponed Tribeca Film Festival postponed AFCI Week in LA postponed to June 22-26 CinemaCon cancelled Denmark’s CPH:DOX goes digital Series Mania cancelled  Austria’s Diagonale film festival cancelled  Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival postponed Lithuania’s Meeting Point Vilnius, Croatia’s Zagrebdox cancelled Malaga Film Festival postponed  Bulgaria’s Sofia Film Festival and Sofia ...
 
 

COVID-19 update: 2020 CPH:DOX 2020 is set to roll out in a digital version

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In the light of the global crisis related to COVID19, and following the latest announcement from the Danish Government on March 11, 8.30PM further restricting public gatherings, CPH:DOX has decided to roll out its 2020 edition in a digital version.   Sadly, this means that the planned +700 screenings of 220 films will not take place. However, the festival has already taken necessary steps to launch parts of the festival digitally.  To this end, CPH:DOX has partnered wit...
 
 

COVID-19 update: the 39th Istanbul Film Festival is postponed

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39TH ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED  In line with the measures taken in Turkey to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which is described as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and scheduled to take place on 10-21 April, is postponed to a later date. New dates will be announced in the coming days. The presentations of the projects and films from Turkey and i...
 

COVID-19 update: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY has been postponed

 
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION: Coronavirus (COVID-19) This ammends our previous communication on the program announcement. It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announce that SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY has been postponed to a future date in the fall. We will inform concerned parties as such future date becomes possible and available with our venues. As a Festival we are at the forefront of social issues and how they affect us, and here is one in the middle of which we find ourselves. T...
 

The Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) UK 2020 Awards Gala reduces scope: the show goes on without a gala

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    The Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) organisers announced today (12 March 2020) that they have had to postpone their showcase SIFFA UK 2020 Awards Gala, which was set for next Thursday (19 March 2020). The majority of their 10-day programme (17 –27 March) showing some of the best contemporary Russian films goes ahead in London, Cambridge and Cheltenham. SIFFA President and Founder Luba Balagova said: “As fears have spread ...
 

COVID-19 update: The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) march edition will be postponed

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The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), offering the best in independent cinema from around the world, announces that it is postponing its 23rd edition of the festival due to the coronavirus.  The festival was due to take place from March 25 – 29, 2020 in Sonoma, Northern California, the prestigious, world-renowned wine growing capital of the US, presented by United Mileageplus® Cards From Chase*. SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely states: “The health, we...
 

53rd Houston International Festival is a go, despite COVID-19, the WUHAN VIRUS!

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  Dear Friends, As we put the finishing touches on our exciting 53rd Houston International Festival program, we want to reach out to inform you of the steps we are taking in light of the evolving status of COVID-19. HIFF staff continue to monitor on a daily basis the developments and latest guidelines provided by local, national, and international authorities and at this time we are confident and comfortable in moving forward with the Festival, which will run April 17–26.  W...
 

67th Sydney Film Festival returns in June

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    From Wednesday 3 June to Sunday 14 June 2020, the 67th Sydney Film Festival brings the world’s best new films to Sydney for 12 days and nights of spectacular premieres, talks, parties, international director and actor guests and more. “In 2020, Sydney Film Festival returns to immerse audiences in a kaleidoscopic selection of world-class cinema, including spellbinding features that capture the cultural zeitgeist and poignant documentaries that impart resonant messag...
 

Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival will take place starting March 24th to 29th 2020 in Cologne

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The Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival will take place according to the current state of information! The size of the festival and its partner cinemas is such that it allows for great flexibility. We therefore will apply the safety measures recommended by the German Robert Koch Institute and the city of Cologne. The festival will turn into a ‚camp fire festival’; we will offer our film programm as planned, however, the audience number will be reduced....
 
 

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival calling till june 1st

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INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 Amidst the richness and magnificence of nature, the INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL will take place for the 19th time between the 6-9th October 2020. The film programme will be decided in the next few weeks.           ...
 

Submit to the Green Screen 2020 fim competition

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Only a few days left to enter your films in the GREEN SCREEN competition! Submit now: www.greenscreen-festival.de/en/professional/filmsubmission/ Noch nicht eingereicht? In ein paar Tagen endet die Einreichfrist! Filmanmeldung und Infos unter: ...
 
 

COVID 19 update: Planning Officially Begins Today for Cinequest's Summer Edition

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Cinequest is bullish on the future and today has officially begun planning for the Summer Edition of the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival. I will return to you in the upcoming weeks with updates on what we have in store. I will explain more at that time about how we are handling Summer Edition access for passes purchased for the March Edition. Here's a few happy thoughts for now...   If possible, we are planning to reschedule and repeat m...
 
 

The Sunscreen Film Festival today announced its official program selections for its 2020 showcase

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    Festival Will Screen 25 Features & 100 Shorts at 15th Annual Event Presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission on Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2020 at AMC Sundial Theaters   The Sunscreen Film Festival today announced its official program selections for its 2020 showcase taking place at AMC Theaters Sundial and other venues in the St. Petersburg area, from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. The festival, now i...
 
 

Over The Fence opens this THURSDAY!

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      It's almost your last chance to get tickets for the upcoming screenings! OTF is screening on Thurs 12 and Fri 13 March @7pm, and Sat 14 March (2 screenings!) @5pm & 7.30pm! Get your tickets quick!! (The T...
 
 
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The 23rd UNAFF is calling for entries

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Early Deadline – May 2, 2020*

Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020*

Late deadline – May 20, 2020

The 23rd UNAFF will be held from October 15-25, 2020 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme THE POWER OF EMPATHY continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to care about other people’s emotional experiences.

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Your Script Produced competition
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Early bird Deadline: March 22, 2020

Introducing Season 2 / 2020 of “Your Script Produced!” International Film / Tv / Short Film Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Doval Bacall Films. The sponsor will fully finance, develop, package and produce the Grand Prize Winning Feature Script for $250,000.00.

We've raised the stakes! Season 2 will accept Features, Tv Scripts, AND SHORT FILM SCRIPTS! Winners will be promoted in the Variety Magazine and THR!

Open to writers of all levels. 18 years old or older. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age can submit, must have a parental consent form.

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French Riviera Film Festival 

May 11-12, 2020
 

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The second annual French Riviera Film Festival will recognize and celebrate short form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Audience Favorite Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, as well as special Industry Awards. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.  https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

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Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival  
May 30 – June 4, 2020

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April 10, 2020 Late Deadline

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2020  in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are BIG Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim will be to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre.

Screenings are held Under the Stars in the Town Hall Square with daytime programmes held at the fabulous Pearl Cavo oceanside venue.

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The CEO of EbonyLife Mo Abudu announced as a keynote speaker for BANFF Summit Series

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  Mo Abudu CEO EbonyLife The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce CEO of EbonyLife Mo Abudu as a keynote speaker for its BANFF Summit Series, a premium lineup featuring the boldest voices and the world’s most influential media leaders. The Festival will take place June 14-17, 2020 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada.   “The festival is honoured to host Mo Abudu,” said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director of the...
 

 

Max Von Sydow RIP

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Alan Schoenauer, our photographer friend sent us these pictures he took von the legendary Max von Sydow who passed this week. Here below with with Thierry Fremaux (at Lumière festival) Legion D'Honneur Festival Lumiere 2012 Below with french director Bertrand TavernierALOHA PICTURES ©  Winner First Price Photographer's Award Cannes Film Festival   Images Collection by  Alan Schoenauer Carlotti © & Patrick Mas...
 
 

Max Von Sydow Dies March 9, Honored in Rare Archival Interview

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent With the passing of Swedish actor Max Von Sydow on March 9, 2020, a rare exclusive interview... THIS INTERVIEW FIRST APPEARED IN "VENICE" MAGAZINE AS A COVER STORY BY QUENDRITH JOHNSON. "He's in Room 652," the Concierge at The Beverly Regent whispers, "go right on up,." This unnecessary whispering highlights the fact that Max von Sydow carries with him a certain stately presence... He is, after all, p...
 
 
 
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Angrezi Medium, Review: Crazy Tedium

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Angrezi Medium, Review: Crazy Tedium Three years ago, Maddock Films gave us a slice-of-life entertainer called Hindi Medium. ‘Medium’ here referred to the language, the medium of instruction in school education. It was just passably humorous yet proved more popular than expected, garnering a few awards as well. A follow-up went into development soon afterwards, repeating its lead actor Irrfan Khan. Though still to recover completely, Irrfan is back in Maddock’s Angrezi (Engl...
 
 

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, III

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18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, III Iran bagged two of the four prizes in the best short fiction films category at the 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF), including the most coveted First Prize. The second prize went to an Indian entry, while the third prize was shared between an Iranian and an Indian film. Over the years, Iranian films have regularly made their mark at TEAFF, and there is always a strong presence of films from Iran, whether features or shorts. Here are the winne...
 

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, II

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18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, II Six films were short-listed for the Best Asian Woman Film-maker Award at the 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF): An Unfairy Tale/Maadathi, 2019, Tamil, 90 min, Director: Leena Manimekalai; Mystic Memoir, 2019, Bengali, 77 minutes, Director: Aparajita Ghosh; The Taste from Happy Island, 2019, China, 90 min, Director: Lai Xueyi; Stories@8/Kathaah@8, 2019, multilingual, Singapore, 90 mins, Director: Shilpa Krishnan Shukla; Dithee, 2019, Marathi, 86 ...
 
 

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I

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18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I Organised by the Asian Film Foundation and P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, the 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF) has just concluded. Held during March 1-6, at the Mini-Theatre, located on the third floor of the Ravindra Natya Mandir Complex, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, the festival screened films in six slots each day. Paani, in Marathi language, directed by Adinath Kothare, was the inaugural film while Mai Ghaat, also in Marathi, directed by An...
 
 

Baaghi 3, Review: Rebel without a pause

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Baaghi 3, Review: Rebel without a pause Meaning ‘rebel’ in Urdu, Baaghi 3 showcases the muscular machismo, kicking quotient and airborne acrobatics of the loose cannon called Tiger Shroff. He first takes on petty thugs and eve-teasers, then murderers and people smugglers and finally the most dreaded terrorist organisation in Syria, nay, it is claimed, the whole world! His own voice-over at the end credits these escapades as the outcome of being a rebel. And does this rebel have a ...

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6th Annual Irish Film Festival in Australia Announces A Bump Along the Way as Opening Night Film

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The Irish Film Festival today announced the Australian premiere of critically acclaimed debut feature A Bump Along the Way. The comedy will open the Festival at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington on 14 May and The Kino in Melbourne on 21 May. The film comes to Sydney fresh off a resoundingly positive 2019 tour of the international film festival circuit. A Bump Along the Way opened the Santa Barbara International Film Festival; won Best Irish First Feature at the Galway Film Festival; recei...
 
 

"terroir" accepted to Filmets 2020!

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"terroir" has been accepted to the prestigious Filmets Film Festival in Badalona, a suburb of Barcelona, Spain for October 16-25, 2020. Written/helmed and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" was shot in Wheaton & Peru, IL, USA, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain and Font Romeu, France by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. An original score was composed and Westlake's voice coached by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "terroir" marks the professional acting debut ...
 

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of March 6 - 8

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Disney earned top spot at the weekend box office with its opening of Onward.  The PG-rated animated family film from Pixar Studios brought in $40M on 4300+ screens in North America. Universal and Blumhouse Productions' The Invisible Man continued to perform well in its second week in theatres, earning $15.2M for the weekend and a $52.7M cume after 10 days. Warner Bros. opened The Way Back, an R-rated drama starring Ben Affleck in a story of the destructive power of addition and the...
 

French films at the international box office: Top 20 January 2020

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International box office results International box office for French films (outside France) - From December 30th, 2019 to January 26th, 2020 # Title Admissions BO revenues (€) No. of prints No. of countries Total admissions 1 Portrait of a Lady on Fire 231 364 1 545 508 ...
 

UniFrance and AMPAS join forces for two days in Paris dedicated to French cinema

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© Giancarlo Gorassini  On March 3 and 4, a two-day event was organized for the second year running by UniFrance and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to celebrate the achievements of women in the French movie industry and the ongoing collaboration between professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. After honoring Mounia Meddour who was awarded the 2020 Academy Gold Fellowship Award for Women, presented by AMPAS.   The first day of...

 

 

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SAVING NORTH - A RUSSIAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY by J Mitchell Johnson

Russia USA Feature documentary April 2020 84 minutes

What happened, what can happen to the centuries old amazing wooden churches in north of Russia. Photographer Richard Davies trips to Russia and USA tell stories on human soul, hope and russian american…cooperation in restoring beauty.

Saving North is the story of a struggle for human and cultural survival in the mysterious and insular world of the Russian North. An outsider from England, photographer Richard Davies, enters this mysterious and vast region of the world with the hope of documenting both the glory and the tragic demise of its rapidly disappearing Wooden Churches. As Davies meets and becomes friends with the some of his Russian photo subjects, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with their struggle. He decides to put down his camera and get involved with church restoration.

 

            Early on in our story Davies befriends the famed Russian architect Alexander Popov who is deeply involved in working to preserve and share with the world the beauty and value of these ancient structures. Popov has uniquely discovered and reinvigorated both the tools and processes that restore life back to the North. But it’s an uphill battle against strong and powerful forces.

 

            Together, Davies and Popov uncover the circumstances that led to the demise of the churches, and then join a small but growing group of passionate Russian citizens and outsiders from all walks of life who join the cause of Saving North.

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SEKURITAS written and directed by Carmen Stadler

Romantic dark comedy 117 minutes 2019 Switzerland

Starring Kathrin Veith, Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Jeanne Devos, Daniel Kasztura, Vilmar Bieri, This Maag

First feature film by Swiss director Carmen Stadler, produced by Claudia Wick for Abrakadabra Films AG

An office complex wishes for a love story before demolition. It chooses the lonely misfits for this story; those who go through security rounds at night, scrub toilets, experiment with recipes or rehearse their final speech. A poetic and twisted kaleidoscope that centers around desire, security and melodious noises which move through the entire fabric of the building.

 

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Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible written  and directed by Matthew Taylor

USA 2019 Documentary 89 minutes

Duchamp: Art of the Possible is a feature documentary that explores the life, art, and philosophy of the 20th century’s most influential modernists, Marcel Duchamp, and how his work single-handedly changed the course of art, and over time, culture itself.
 

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THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova

The documentary film «THE MYSTERY OF A BURYAT LAMA», directed by Elena Demidova, tells a story of one of the most famous lamas, Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. His body is recognized as one of the sacred Buddhist objects of Russia and is being kept in the Ivolginsky Datsan. The Buddhist monks approach him as a living person.
 
Itigelov was born in 1852 and began his religious education at the age of sixteen years. In 1911, he was appointed the twelfth Pandido Khambo Lama as the Head of Russian Buryat Buddhists. Between 1913 and 1917, Itigelov was prominent in the spiritual life of Russian Empire. He took part in the Tercentenary celebrations of the House Romanov and opened first Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg. During First World War Itigelov presided over the society of "Buryat brothers", an organization helping the Russian army. After October Revolution, Itigelov resigned as head of the Buddhists. In 1927, aged seventy-five years, he asked other lamas to begin meditation ceremonies and funeral rites, since he said he was about to die. Itigelov left a testament asking to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture. On September 11, 2002, Itigelov's body was eventually exhumed in the presence of the leaders of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia and transferred to Ivolginsky Datsan.

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THE CREEPY LINE a film by M.A.Taylor 2018

"A film that Google does not want you to see  - filmfestivals.com Best for Fest"

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, “Google crosses the creepy line every day”. 

Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, The Creepy Line examines what is at risk when these two tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data to manipulate society.

There is no question that the “creepy line” is getting ever-creepier, and that the tech giants have crossed it.

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Sharkwater: Extinction by Rob Stewart Documentary Canada 2018 Sharkwater Extinction by Rob Stewart - Canada 2018 90 minutes

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Rob Stewart “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else, is worth fighting for” Watch Rob Stewart doing what he loved most of all, swimming with sharks, in exclusive footage from his third film, Sharkwater: Extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction is a follow up to his first two award-winning films, Sharkwater and Revolution. Sharkwater exposed the devastating issue of shark finning, while Revolution brought the destructive effects of Ocean Acidification to light.

Rob taught the world to not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging these majestic creatures and free diving with them.

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Revolution by Rob Stewart 

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over 40 festival wins so far

Eco Documentary feature film by Rob Stewart April 2015, 82 minutes (Sharkwater)
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER (36 festival wins) documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

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Nous sommes très fiers des bonnes relations et des partenariats signé avec les plus grands festivals et marchés : Venice Production Bridge, FestForums Santa Barbara, AFM, Animaze, Tallinn Black Night International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, et Cannes Market bien entendu et beaucoup d'autres. Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir grace à ces parteneriats pouvoir apporter news et dailies à ...
 

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Les raisins de la colère (The Grapes of Wrath) de John Ford (USA, 1940)

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Finalement, pas de cinéma en mars     Nous sommes au regret de vous annoncer qu'à partir de ce jour les pr...
 

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La pandémie actuelle de Covid-19 nous contraint à modifier la 32e édition de Cinélatino. Le Conseil d’Administration de l’ARCALT-Cinélatino a décidé : - dans une démarche de soutien mutuel avec les salles de cinéma, de maintenir, autant que faire se peut, les projections telles que prévues dans le programme pour vous montrer l’actualité des cinématographies d’Amérique lat...
 

8e festival de cinéma ADAPTATIONS /// CHOLET en version mini festival de 4 jours fin de ce mois

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8e festival de cinéma ADAPTATIONS /// CHOLET du jeudi 26 au dimanche 29 mars 2020 Une édition réduite à 4 jours Au vu de circonstances exceptionnelles liées à la fois à un souci d’organisation et à la situation de prévention sanitaire actuelle, l’équipe du Festival Adaptations a pris la décision de resserrer le festival cette année, le réduisant ainsi de dix à quatre jours. Le Fes...
 

Top 10 des entrées hebdo France du 04/03/2020 au 10/03/2020

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L'édition 2020 de SÉRIES MANIA prévue pour la fin du mois vient d être annulée

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Nous venons d 'apprendre l'annulation de l ’ensemble des manifestations du festival (festival public, Series Mania Forum et Dialogues de Lille) qui devait se dérouler du 20 au 28 mars à Lille et dans la région Hauts-de-France .   ...
 

Que signifie être un indépendant aujourd'hui et travailler la diversité du cinéma au quotidien

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Mardi 17 mars I Forum des images (Salle 500)    Que signifie être un indépendant aujourd'hui et travailler la diversité du cinéma ...
 

Pour sa 20ème édition, le NIFFF s’abandonne à son instinct sauvage

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  À quelques mois de l’ouverture de sa 20ème édition*, le Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel (NIFFF) a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’il célébrera ses deux décennies d’existence en compagnie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtel (MHNN), avec qui il signe une toute nouvelle collaboration. Façade sud Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle © MHNN Le Musée ouvrira ses portes ...
 

Les femmes à l honneur de Créteil

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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES LE SAMEDI 14 MARS 2020 À LA MAISON DES ARTS DE CRÉTEIL NICOLE STÉPHANE (actrice, réalisatrice, productrice). " Nous sommes les instruments du Destin...Je veux la revoir, enregistrer encore. Filmer. Cela durera quatre ans. 2003-2007. Je pensais que nous ne parlerions que de cinéma. J’étais loin de me douter qu’à 22 ans NICOLE STÉPHANE avait d&ea...
 

21 projets en création émergente retenus par la SODEC

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Dans le cadre de son nouveau Programme d’aide à la création émergente, la direction générale du cinéma et de la production télévisuelle de la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) apportera son soutien à 21 projets. « La SODEC est très fière d’annoncer la composition des projets formant la première cohorte du programme d’aide &...
 
 

Festival du Film Russe de Paris / Ile-de-France

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La 6e édition du Festival du Film Russe de Paris : Ile-de-France aura lieu cette année dans 5 lieux parisiens : le Balzac, le Max Linder, le Studio 29, le Christine 21 et le Centre Spirituel et Culturel Orthodoxe Russe. Elle se décentralisera également en région parisienne et en province. « Quand les Russes nous étonnent » – thème retenu pour cette nouvelle édition – vous permettra de découvrir plus de 3...
 

 

Cinélatino, toute la programmation est là !

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