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Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up for 2021

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NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM LINE-UP FOR 2021   Performances from Jena Malone, Anna Camp, Lili Taylor, an Animated Film from Academy Award-Winner Bill Plympton and Several Premieres Are Among the Highlights       Napa, California– Produced by Cinema Napa Valley, the annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up for the virtual film festival version this year. The five-day festival showc...

SPENCER, the sticky wicket of portraying Princess Diana for her stans

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by Quendrith Johnson, Film Critic  Finally Kristen Stewart has had a real sunrise since the early Twilight of her career. That would be SPENCER, her peckish portrait of Princess Diana from Director Pablo Larrain. This is the “hellish Christmas” Princess Diana moment of thirty years ago, set in 1991, that released Nov. 5 from NEON.  Now playing up to six times a day, viewers can see the grandeur and the grotesque in “Peaky Blinders” screenwriter Steven Knight...

Ripples peeks inside the hem of Yiwu to Xinjiang China’s cotton production circuit

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Reviewed by Quendrith Johnson “You know brands such as H&M, all those famous marks use Xinjiang cotton. Now Xinjiang cotton cannot go to foreign countries,” explains Amani Shahan in RIPPLES, a 27-minute short film exploration currently on the film festival circuit. From co-directors Benoit Lelievre and Huaqing Jin, this documentary subject peeks into the lives of those families connected to the cotton-growing industry. Chronicled here are the interconnected lives of four wome...

Arlington International Film Festival Audience Choice Poster Contest Winner 

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CONGRATULATIONS  Winner of 2021 AIFF Audience Choice Poster Award  Victoria Pearson - Mass Collge of Art  Statement: For this assignment, I wanted to show off the importance of film and video from the perspective of this last year. Since we have been seeing the world through the format of video from our homes, our reality feels as if it has been collaged together. As a result, I wanted to illustrate this poster in a metaphorical way and celebrate this unity the world has...

The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival 2021 winners

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4000 Submissions I 65 Projects in Competition I 26 films screened in this year's competition! The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival wrapped, held every year in Husets Biograf with the aim of showcasing emerging filmmakers from around the world and promote both national and international talent. The two-day festival  is  an  important  platform  for  the  representation  of  indie and short films in ...

Congrats to all of the CineFAM 2021 Winners!

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Watch films on-demand until the 30th. Congrats to all of the Festival Winners!     ...

Daniel Pemberton and Carlos Rafael Rivera win top prizes at 21st World Soundtrack Awards

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  Daniel Pemberton has won the Film Composer of the Year Award at the 21st World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony in Ghent. Carlos Rafael Rivera received the Television Composer of the Year Award. “Call me Cruella” from Disney’s Cruella was presented with the Best Original Song Award, while Nainita Desai took home the Discovery of the Year Award. Benji Merrison and Dougal Kemp were honoured as well. Eleni Kariandrou received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 48...

Nominees Announced for 31st Annual Gotham Awards

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  The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced the nominations for the 31st Annual Gotham Awards, singling out 29 feature films, 16 series, and 32 performances for recognition in twelve award categories.  "We congratulate the 2021 Gotham Award nominees and look forward to celebrating together live and in person in a few weeks. This year, as previously noted, we are proud to introduce gender neutral categories for our acting awards as we continue to execute upon...

2021 Miami short Film Festival Nominees

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  2021 OFFICIAL FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS We are happy to present this year's nominated films for the 20th Edition of the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL. Be sure to check out these films during our festival weekend, featuring 7 unique shorts programs, live filmmaker Q&A, film workshops, and more! Tickets and passes are on sale now! ...

BFI London Film Festival Awards

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  And the winners are... The 2021 competition winners! Best Film Award (Official Competition) Hit the Road – Panah Panahi   Sutherland Award (First Feature Competition) Playground – Laura Wandel   Grierson Award (Documentary Competition) Becoming Cousteau – Liz Garbus   Immersive Art and XR Award Only Expansion – Duncan Speakman   Short Film Award Love, Dad – Diana Cam Van Nguyen   Audience Award Costa Brava Leb...

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