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Day three at Golden Apricot Festival in Yerevan

Armenian French actor/Director Serge Avedikian introducing new french documentary on French artists of Armenian background   Finally a good day -- three very good films so far and another, a Secret screening coming up.  The one that just finished was a tremendous French documentary about Armenian artists, film , dance, and musicians, born and raised in France but searching for their Armenian identify and heritage through art. Long interview with Serge Avedikian and both of his sons...

Opening concert at 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

  Friday 28 June in front of the Hotel Thermal, 10:45pm This year, our traditional opening night concert and fireworks for the general public will present the immortal hits of the Beatles. At CNSO and Beatles Night, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, will perform the legendary band’s most famous songs, such as “She Loves You”, “Yesterday”, and many others. The opening concert is being organized by the Karlovy Var...

US in progress at Champs Elysees Festival (then at Wroclaw American Film festival)

US IN PROGRESS is an industry event held biannually in Paris, France during Champs-Elysées Film Festival (this year from June 19 to 21) and in Wroclaw, Poland during American Film Festival (November). This professional programme is a collaboration between these two festivals and seeks to facilitate the circulation of American independent cinema in Europe by bringing decision makers from all over Europe to discover new US filmmakers. During 3 intensive days, the select...

AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes (Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema)

Humanitarian Cell Phone Cinema featured for the first time ever during Festival de Cannes to follow up with global Cell Phone Cinema Festivals and Partnerships    May 23, 2019 (Cannes, France) New Generation In Action’s AFI World Peace Initiative, an organization which holds ECOSOC status at the United Nations, hosted screenings on May 21st at the “World Peace & Tolerance Royal Gala” which took place on the Croisette  alongside an awards presentation at the...

VIDEO: Ambiance from Lost World Film Festival

Winners say thank you for watching filmfestivals.com...   Linda McGuire talks with filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin: "A dream come true, our main aim will be to select short films of all genres which focus on great storytelling...".       evening opening concert by vocal & guitar duo ‘Rainbow Touch.     Traditional dances from Crete at opening ceremony.   Did you miss the poster on Paleochora? ...

Lost World Wonder Poster Campaign

Art and poster by Linda McGuire festival director. Live Music from Chania based band ‘Change House’ at Lost World Film Festival closing night party.    ...

Chill out festival time in Paleochora

Scooter! Churches and chapels with an amazing view   Amazing landscapes Cafe for your daily does of Ouzo or mountain tea, wonderfull restaurants for your grilled sea bass: ...with surrounding sea with a call for action ...

Filmmakers working and networking at Pearl Cavo

Gianna (Pearl Cavo) and Linda McGuire ...

New York: Frieze 2019

According to Nanne Dekking from TEFAF, the overall market for art and design declined in 2018 by one percent, reflecting a market that is not healthy. There has, however been some growth in art selling from $1 million to just under $10 million and $10 million and up, a clear reorientation of the auction market.  For a Citibank art advisor a similar tendency was noted; their clients “sweet spot” has moved over the last two years to between $500,000 and $3 million, a noticeable ...

3 concerts for the opening of Lost World Film Festival

The Festival launched with a spectacular opening day celebration which included a Gourmet Meet & Greet Wine buffet at Finikas-Palm Tree Restaurant, an evening concert by vocal & guitar duo ‘Rainbow Touch’ as well as Traditional Cretan dancing performed by the Paleochora Cultural Association with all concerts & evening screenings taking place ‘Under the Stars’ in the Town Square and continuing onto a fabulous opening night party with Live Greek Music from &ls...

Cretan traditions at the center of the Lost World film festival

Ancient songs, traditional music and dancing at the opening ceremony.   And of course the local wines and smiles... ...

VIDEO: Cannes 72 Best moments

Best moments cptured on camera, my personal best was the red carpet for Boyz n the Hood, a second tim for me in Cannes, this time opening the floor to Justice Singleton, John singleton's oldest daughter.   ...

Video: Ampav Queer Night Party

Sorry I missed it this year, usually so much fun! Thanks Ampav for providing footage. ...

Festival Beat 867 with Cannes awards

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! View Email in browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 196 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                 > CANNES AWARDS REVEALED  For 12 days, the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes has celebrated artists and films from different perspectives, ...

It Must Be Heaven: Elia Suleiman's Quirky Premiere Wowed Cannes Audience

(It Must Be Heaven Premiere, Elia Suleiman, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   I was lucky to watch the premiere of Elia Suleiman's glorious film with the director, cast and crew in the main theater. There was plenty of applause to go around, which was no shock to me. It Must Be Heaven world premiered in the Grand Theatre Lumiere was an entertaining spectacle that was sparse on dialogue but those familiar with Elia Suleiman's filmwork shoul...

Cannes Festival, 72nd edition viewed by Alan Schoenauer

Aloha Cannes Forever it's over the 72nd closing  of Cannes on the terrace of the photocall, it was the 23rd Festival for Patrick and my 40th Cannes International Film Festival. Two nominations for the prize of the photographers entitled by the Jury "Kiss of Cinema" picture of Nicolas Winding Refn and Miles Teller, and "Touched by the Grace" photo of Roschdy Zem.   Chiara Mastroianni award for female performance at Un Certain Regard tells to the cam...

Parasite Deserves All the Awards: Press Conference for Bong Joon Ho and his Flawless Cast

(Parasite Press Conference, Bong Joonho, Song Kangho and cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Parasite, the new exceptional film from Korean auteur Bong Joonho, is a strong contender for the coveted Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Audiences were brought to laughter, silence, shock, contemplation and back around again by this remarkable piece of cinema. The cast clearly enjoyed the time they spent with Bong Joonho an...

Personal Cannes Favorite: Italian Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller at age 90 Presented Seven Beauties

(Lina Wertmüller, Cannes Classics, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller made movie history in 1977 when she became the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for her 1975 film Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties). It starts off making you laugh and then progresses through an array of emotions before finally hitting you so hard that if the tears aren't flowing I really think th...

Monaco Better World Forum Awards 2019

Monaco Better World Forum Hosts Celebrity Gala and Awards During Ocean Impact Day at Cannes   Ocean Impact Day Gala honors and unites global thought leaders on environmental innovation for global challenges.   Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF) celebrated Ocean Impact Day on May 18, 2019 during the 72nd Festival de Cannes with its Ocean Impact Day Gala.   Monaco Better World Forum Awards 2019 The Ocean Impact Day Gala honored key political and celebrity figures committed...

Cannes beat and buzz May 22

  Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles last edition ! Read this online      FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies ...

Cannes Beat and Buzz May 21: It's Tarantino's day

  Wishing you all much success in Cannes the N°1 film event in the World which we have been covering since 1995, becoming the N°1 online trade publication for the Cannes Market and Festival: over 600 articles last edition ! Read this online      FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM                   Cannes Festival Dailies I Cannes Market Dailies ...

La Belle époque Press Conference with Nicolas Bedos and Fanny Ardant

(Nicolas Bedos and his cast, © Lindsay Bellinger 2019)  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER La Belle époque from French writer/director/actor Nicolas Bedos screened out of competition and the press conference was full of laughs. The director and his lively actors including the exquisite Fanny Ardant, Guillame Canet, Daniel Auteuil, and Doria Tillier really showed their love for one another throughout the conference. (Daniel Auteuil, Fanny Ardant, Nicolas Bedos, &...
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