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VIDEO: SBIFF 24 Filmmakers interviewed on the red carpet before the Jeffery Wright Montecito Award

Video by Marc Bennett and Guy Kennedy. Jeffrey Wright has been honored with the Montecito Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Wright received the award on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at an in-person conversation about his career leading up to this year’s performance in Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios’ AMERICAN FICTION, written and directed by Cord Jefferson. Wright has received lead actor nominations from the Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Gold...

VIDEO: SBIFF 2024 - Heather Graham Closing Night Film "Chosen Family" Red Carpet Interviews

Chosen Family is a 2024 American comedy-drama film, written and directed by Heather Graham. It stars Graham, Julia Stiles, Thomas Lennon, Michael Gross, Andrea Savage and John Brotherton... It had its world premiere at the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on closing night February 17 Video by Marc Bennett and Guy Kennedy.   ...

VIDEO: Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese

The Berlinale presented today this year’s Honorary Golden Bear to to Martin Scorsese: a filmmaker who has constantly pushed the medium toward uncharted paths. With a body of work spanning six decades and over fourty features, running the gamut from crime epics to animated features and religious dramas, Martin Scorsese has revolutionised the medium, and reinvented himself with every new film. His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films), is a vivid and...

VIDEO Richard Paradise interviewed on his 6 festivals at Martha's Vineyard

Richard Paradise : Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival founder in interview at Ritz Carlton Berlin, during Berlinale 2024 Filmfestivals.com late Sandy Mandelberger had interviewed Richard some 18 years ago, Richard's passion is intact! Check the interview!   ...

VIDEO Interview with Greg Reitman Blue Water Film Festival founder

Meet our friend Greg Reitman : two hats and one passion for film as a Filmmaker and Festival founder of The Blue Water Film Festival in San Diego CA. Interview by Bruno Chatelin during Berlinale 2024.   Watch the Festival Trailer   Greg Reitman producer of the Sundance Audience Award Winner doc Fuel (2008) Greg Reitman (May 10, 1971) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He is best known for directing, producing an...

VIDEO: Michel NOLL interviewed on his 6 film festivals

Find out about the 6 festivals Michel Noll has launched in this Interview at MGB during EFM 2024 (by Bruno Chatelin). Michel Noll (born 10 May 1949) is a French television director and producer. Born in Cologne in Germany, Noll has lived in France for more than 40 years. After reading Economics and Sociology at the University of Cologne in Germany, he became a producer/director of television programmes when, in 1977, he joined TELECIP in Paris, then the leading ...

VIDEO Ted Chalmers back to MGB with his Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films companies

Ted Chalmers has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well-known films as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, HELLRAISER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, ONE FALSE MOVE, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY and EVIL DEAD 2. Most recently was also Senior VP of Media Brokerage for ICAP Media/Moving Pictures, a division of ICAP Plc. He both founded Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films. Bruno Chatelin sat down with Ted at the end of a b...

Interview with Lisa D’Apolito director of SHARI AND LAMB CHOP selected at SBIFF

Interview by Emmanuel Itier: With Director: Lisa D’Apolito for SHARI AND LAMB CHOP.   Television star Shari Lewis broke nw ground in the 50’s and 60’s with her ventriloquism and beloved puppet: ‘Lamb Chop’. Now, director Lisa D’Apolito, who brought us the brilliant ‘Love, Gilda’, is bringing for a very emotional portrait of Lisa and now she truly revolutionized children tv shows. This film brought tears to my eyes as it reminded be ...

10 european shooting stars 2024 lived this unforgettable moment on the Berlinale Red Carpet

  f.l.t.r.: Džiugas Grinys (Lithuania), Valentina Bellè (Italy), Katharina Stark (Germany), Suzy Bemba (France), Salome Demuria (Georgia), Margarita Stoykova (Bulgaria), Asta Kamma August (Sweden), Thibaud Dooms (Belgium), Éanna Hardwicke (Ireland) and Kamila Urzędowska (Poland); Photo: Harald Fuhr The European Shooting Stars 2024 were welcomed on stage at the Berlinale Palast by German actress Corinna Harfouch, starring in this year’s competition entry Dying&nb...

VIDEO: Teresa Cavina joins Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival as new Artistic Director,

                          Second Edition set for 22nd June - 30th June 2024 in Valletta, Malta   Superb launch reception of the Malta mediterannee film festivalat iconic Berlin Adlon Kempinski Hotel during Berlinale 2024. A passionate introduction by Malta Film Commissionner Johann Grech and the newly appointed Festival Veteran : Teresa Cavina who joins as Artistic Director of the festival. Enjoy their presentation and welc...

VIDEO: Interview with IMZ Avant Premiere Secretary General Max Beckham-Ortner

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin got to speak with Max Beckham-Ortner: IMZ General Secretary, the organizer of the AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET 2024 in Berlin, during Berlinale. Max offered some time from his busy opening day as we wanted to understand and share the synergies with EFM attendees! Watch what he had to say and learn about the very successfull event which runs in paralell to EFM and is dedicated to live performing arts, music and ballet...     ...

VIDEO : 2024 SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti

SBIFF 2024 Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti ...

VIDEO Interview Andrei Cohn romanian director of Holy Week in Berlinale 74 forum selection

World premiere in Berlinale Forum section 133 minutes : Romania / Switzerland 2024 A film by Andrei Cohn with Doru Bem, Nicoleta Lefter, Ciprian Chiricheș, Mario Gheorghe Dinu, Ana Cioneta Leiba lives with his wife Sura and their son Eli in a village located within a Romanian landscape so beautiful it could be a painting. The Jewish family runs the village inn, a meeting point for travellers and the village community at the end of the 19th century. At first glance, the people that eat and dri...

VIDÉO: Oscar Nominees - Women's Panel at 2024 SBIFF

  2024 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WOMEN’S PANEL MODERATED BY MADELYN HAMMOND PANELISTS FEATURED: Maite Alberdi (THE ETERNAL MEMORY) - Director/Producer Karen Hartley-Thomas (GOLDA) - Hair and Make-up Laura Karpman (AMERICAN FICTION) - Composer Diane Warren (FLAMIN’ HOT) - Songwriter Julie Zachary (NIMONA) - PGA and Head of Production at Annapurna Animation Quotes from the Panel: JULIE ZACHARY - Nimona ...

Meet the Institute of Documentary Film delegates in Berlink

Institute of Documentary Film delegates Anna Kaslová Ex Oriente Film documentary laboratory and East Doc Forum Manager, and Ivana Formanová KineDok Manager are heading to Berlinale. They’ll be there from Saturday, February 17 till Thursday 22. Don’t hesitate to schedule a meeting. And don’t miss a screening of IDF Alumni film I’m Not Everything I Want to Be.   ...

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Here's to a great start at the berlinale

  f.l.t.r.: Margarita Stoykova (Bulgaria), Thibaud Dooms (Belgium), Valentina Bellè (Italy), Salome Demuria (Georgia), Éanna Hardwicke (Ireland), Katharina Stark (Germany), Suzy Bemba (France), Kamila Urzędowska (Poland), Džiugas Grinys (Lithuania) and Asta Kamma August (Sweden); Photo: Harald Fuhr The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2024 - selected among outstanding up-and-coming talent from across Europe - have arrived in Berlin t...

Dandelooo Launches Cinema Division For Animated Films spearheaded by Luna Sirvin

Emmy Award-winning French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo is delighted to announce the launch of a new feature film division, Dandelooo Cinéma.  This strategic expansion marks a significant milestone in Dandelooo’s commitment to providing unparalleled entertainment to audiences worldwide.   Based at the company’s Paris headquarters, Dandelooo Cinéma is spearheaded by Luna Sirvin, International Sales & Acquisitions Manager (featu...

CICAE President Dr Christian Bräuer awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

  German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has awarded Christian Bräuer, President of the CICAE -  International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas, Chairman of the German AG Kino - Gilde of Art House Cinemas, and Managing Director of Yorck-Kino GmbH, the Order of Merit for his outstanding personal achievements for the common good of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Order of Merit will be presented on 27 February at Kino International by Florian Graf, Head of the Berlin S...

Arab Cinema Center names Mohannad Al-Bakri 5th Arab Cinema Personality of The Year

In recognition of his distinguished work in revitalizing and sustaining Jordanian and Arab cinema, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is bestowing its 5th Arab Cinema Personality of the Year Award to Mohannad Al-Bakri, the Managing Director of the Jordanian Royal Film Commission (RFC) during the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, which will run from February 15th to the 25th. The award, which coincides with the ACC’s celebration of its own 10th anniversary, is designed to honor a...

Simone Baumann to remain Managing Director of German Films for another five years

  © Slawomir Grenda  It is fitting that 2024 when German Films is celebrating its 70th anniversary should also see another good piece of news: the supervisory board, chaired by Philipp Kreuzer, is pleased to announce that the contract with Managing Director Simone Baumann has been extended by another five years. "Simone Baumann has successfully managed the fortunes of German Films since 2019, including during the pandemic, with wisdom, fore...

John Wilson Special Guest 2024 for the 55th edition of the Visions du Réel Festival (12 – 21 April)

  Visions du Réel is delighted to announce that the Special Guest for the 55th edition of the Festival (12 – 21 April) will be American filmmaker John Wilson. He is mainly known for his documentary series How To with John Wilson, nominated for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards, in which he explores the eccentricities of daily life through a succession of quirky and hilarious comic detours. To accompany a selection of episodes from his series and earlier works presented dur...

VIDEO: SBIFF Virtuosos Award Honoree: Andrew Scott in discussion with Dave Karger

39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Award - Honoree Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers) in discussion on stage with Dave Karge.   All of Us Strangers from director Andrew Haigh. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of t...

VIDEO: Filmmakers interviewed on the SBIFF red carpet Day 4 2024

  Red carpet interview of filmmakers in selection at SBIFF 39th edition during Virtuosos award night. By Mark Bennett and Guy Kennedy       ...

VIDEO: Oscar Nominated International Feature Directors Panel at 2024 SBIFF

(L-R) Ilker Çatak, Johnnie Burn, Wim Wenders, Matteo Garrone, and SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling speak at the International Panel during the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at The Arlington Theatre on February 10, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)   MODERATED BY ROGER DURLING (SBIFF Festival Executive Director) ...

VIDEO: Oscar Best Picture Nominees - Producers Panel at 39th SBIFF

Oscar Nominated International Feature Directors Panel at 2024 SBIFF (L-R) Jermaine Johnson, David Heyman, Christine Vachon, Emma Thomas, Marie-Ange Luciani, James Wilson, Daniel Lupi ,Andrew Lowe, Fred Berner and Mark Johnson attend the producers panel durning the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at The Arlington Theatre on February 10, 2024 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images for SBIFF)     The 39th Santa Barbara Internat...

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