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Venice Classics restored films announced

Director and screenwriter Costanza Quatriglio (Sembra mio figlio, Terramatta, Con il fiato sospeso) will chair the Jury of Film Students which – for the eighth year in a row – will award the VENICE CLASSICS prizes for the respective competitions for BEST RESTORED FILM and for the BEST DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CINEMA. VENICE CLASSICS The 76th Venice International Film Festival will ...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Review: The spirit of Sarah Bellows, and the trauma of teenage fellows

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Review: The spirit of Sarah Bellows, and the trauma of teenage fellows Though the voice-over insists that stories hurt and stories heal, and that if they are repeated very often, they become true, any amount of repetition will not succeed in making Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark seem anything like real. Hurt, it does, heal, I wonder! It’s a horror story, pure and simple, or, rather, neither very pure nor very simple. A 70 year-old mansion has its se...

Final Cut in Venice 2019 - 6 Selected Projects

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The Venice Production Bridge welcomes the 6 selected teams and their projects to the 7th edition of Final Cut In Venice,  the project that has been providing since 2013 concrete assistance in the completion of films from all African countries and from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Final Cut in Venice is one of the projects launched by the Venice Production Bridge of the Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by L...

Toronto International Film Festival announces film selections

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      TIFF DISCOVERY PROGRAMME UNVEILS DEBUTS FROM CAPTIVATING NEW VOICES SPANNING THE GLOBE   Includes World Premieres from Hinde Boujemaa, Oren Gerner, Antoneta Kastrati, Filippo Meneghetti, Mahnaz Mohammadi, Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, and María Paz González among others   Download ...

The World Premiere of the Sarah Gavron's ROCKS powerful third feature is set to launch the TIFF competitive section

  The Toronto International Film Festival announced today that the World Premiere of Rocks, director Sarah Gavron’s intimate, honest, and precise third feature, will open the 2019 Platform programme. The follow-up to her earlier Suffragette and Brick Lane stars Bukky Bakray in a career-launching role as Rocks, a teenager who suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother. “Rocks brilliantly reimagines the coming-of-age n...

Feature documentary David Foster: Off the Record set for World Premiere at TIFF

Courtesy of TIFF   Download Full Release   TORONTO — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced the new documentary David Foster: Off the Record will have its World Premiere at TIFF. The film’s premiere will be followed with a special tribute to David Foster at the TIFF Tribute Gala.  With his latest film, award-win...

Netflix psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes starts principal photography and announces cast

  Principal photography has begun on Behind Her Eyes, the 6 part psychological thriller for launch on Netflix in 2020, shooting in Scotland and London. From the team behind The Crown and adapted from Sarah Pinborough’s best-selling novel of the same name, Behind Her Eyes is created for television and written by Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Narcos, The Punisher) and stars Simona Brown (The Night Manager, The Little Drummer Girl), Eve Hewson (The Knick, Robin Hood), Tom Bateman (Vanit...

Jabariya Jodi, Review: Scaring, paring and pairing

Jabariya Jodi, Review: Scaring, paring and pairing Imagine a country where dowry demands are the bane. Imagine a state in that country where the demands of families of educated and gainfully employed men of marriageable age range in the region of one to ten million bucks. Now imagine a gang that kidnaps such extortionist grooms and marries them off to the hapless women, at gunpoint, after giving them the treatment. Jodi, literally, means a ‘pair’ or ‘couple’, in Urdu a...

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Review: Adorable Dora, the explora

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Review: Adorable Dora, the explora Dora is shown first as a six-year old, living in the forest with her explorer parents, and then as a sixteen year-old, studying in high school. That is highly appropriate, because Dora and the Lost City of Gold has something for all those who are in the age-group of 6-16, and some more for the older folks, who have seen 17 or more summers. The film is largely driven by the actress playing Dora, who is simply scintillating. TV...

World premiere for Myanmar film at Locarno

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LOCARNO ~ The Burmese short film “Pyar Pyar Nyo Yaung Maing Ta-lei-lei”  (Cobalt Blue) gets its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival today. Directed by Aung Phyoe, and with a running time of 27 minutes,  the film is entered in the Pardi di Domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) section, one of four sections at this year’s festival.   The Pardi di Domani competition screens shorts and medium-length films by worldwide independent filmmakers or film schoo...

Two new films complete the 76th Venice Film Festival line-up

The world-premiere films by Nate Parker and by Graeme A. Scott & Buddy Squires set to enter the Sconfini section. Two new films in their world premiere screenings, American Skin by American director, actor, screenwriter and producer Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) and Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope, a documentary about the work of the NGO, 'Emergency', the debut as a director of English film producer Graeme A. Scott and American cinematographer Buddy Squires, compl...

International premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Irishman (2019) - Credit: Courtesy of Netflix The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award wi...

Call for entries: Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

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The Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival is an inclusive event celebrating diversity in independent film, spotlighting stories of women and the many different cultures around the world. The values of Southern California reflect the diversity of gender, gender identity, and the many different cultures that reside within our region. And independent film has been the driver of change in the Hollywood mainstream, at times influencing and re-shaping the norms of studio and network content...

The 3rd Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival

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Now in its third season, the Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival is now accepting submissions of feature films, short films, and documentaries in the crime and horror subgenres. From heist movies and mobsters to slashers and the undead, crime and horror has been a staple of film throughout the history of the medium. Today, independent films in these genres continue to be excellent ways for up and coming filmmakers to hone and demonstrate their mastery of the craft. With screenings in t...

Khandaani Shafakhana, Review: Familial Clinic, Unfamiliar picnic

Khandaani Shafakhana, Review: Familial Clinic, Unfamiliar picnic A title like that would suggest a medical practice that has been in the business for generations and garnered a formidable reputation of efficacy in treatment. Khandaani Shafakhana (Urdu for Familial Clinic) is not about any such practice. The subject is sex, in general, and the distressing conditions of erectile dysfunction and lack of libido in particular. Okay, so they have a misleading title. You could overlook this fact if ...

Chase--No Mercy to Crime, Review: Robbing trains for electoral gains

Chase--No Mercy to Crime, Review: Robbing trains for electoral gains A taut crime thriller in the making, Chase: No Mercy to Crime proceeds at a languorous pace that is quickened only by some rapid cuts and jerky pans. It is based on true events that spanned two Indian states, and the criminals-police chase crossed into Nepal and Thailand too. But, unless the thrills are present and confined to the first few scenes, which I missed due to awful road traffic, the film ends up being a routine cr...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind : Revealed at Rotterdam Fest, hot on the festival circuit

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The film Out of Sight, Out of mind by Brian Follmer premiered at Rotterdam film festival and has entered the best for fest line up of films curated by Bruno Chatelin, former distributoir head of Sony and Fox  and co founder of filmfestivals.com An eye for quality, a massive experience on the fest circuit. And your guide for best for fests follow up. ...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind : The EPK

  Out of Sight, Out of Mind a film by Brian Follmer   United States, Mexico 123 Minutes, color, English, Spanish with English subtitles Produced by Brian Follmer, Adam Leotta, Blake Adams, Asiel Norton   Synopsis Travis Porter's tight group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien, becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis helps crowd-fund a socialist revolution in...

Mehdi Qorbanpour: Varesh Int'l Filmfest a Reason for Being Together

  Mansour Jahani - Mehdi Qorbanpour, the Secretary of the 9th Varesh International Film Festival, said this cinematic gathering is a means of gathering together. Addressing a press conference, Qorbanpour said during the last six months all media and news agencies helped us carry on. "Holding a cinematic event in the northern province of Mazandaran is favorable", he said, adding that, “From the beginning we believed that Varesh was a festival for Caspian Sea countries an...

The Milkmaid Movie is entering the festival circuit

The Milkmaid Movie: Every once in a while there comes a movie that can help define an event, a time or a movement. A movie can at times provide engagement and awareness to a real situation that would have not been otherwise possible. The milkmaid movie seeks to bring attention to the devastating effects of insurgency on humanity, especially women and particularly young girls. It will give insight to the issues that make insurgency and its aftermath deeply troubling and complex. ...

Films we curate for festivals

Dear Festival programmers take look at our 'Best for Fests' Ask for Screeners Follow their success on Facebook I am proud to share with the festival community and our network these amazing films which I have selected for festival consideration. They are part of our 'Ones To Watch' section.  And I believe each of them has a story that can change the way we see life and will resonate on the circuit.   "Best for Fests" curated by the filmf...

Seattle Documentary Association Film Retreat for Makers!

DocForest is a documentary retreat in the Pacific Northwest hosted by Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc), which cultivates and supports an equitable and professional community of nonfiction storytellers. From tents to now mountain cabins, for over a decade DocForest has provided much needed space for professional and creative development on projects that will go out into the world and inform our larger media and cultural landscape.   DocForest 2019 is taking place for the f...

Rakuten and The H Collective to Form Joint Venture to Produce Movies

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Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in internet services headquartered in Tokyo, and The H Collective, Inc., a Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to establish Rakuten H Collective Studio, Inc., a joint venture movie production company, in Japan.   Rakuten H Collective Studio will comprehensively engage in the in-house production of films, financing, intellectual property management, and the production and s...

iGems launches a new curated movies and series platform

In an effort to guide you to the best movies and series currently found in the streaming universe, we're happy to introduce the beta version of iGEMS.tv Our goal is to reduce your search time.  Each week, we will be sending you our iGEMSelections, our Movie and TV Series picks.  We'll cover the latest from Netflix, Amazon and HBO; but we'll also bring you highlights from platforms you may not know much about, from Tubi and Mubi to Criterion and FMTV and be...

Artist Paul McCarthy's C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve (2017) in VR series Xtended at Eye Filmmuseum

On 25 July 2019, Paul McCarthy’s expansive virtual reality work C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve will be presented at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, marking its premiere in the Netherlands. ...
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