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Collective of film festival programmers comprising people of colour, women and TSLGBTQ launches in Sundance

‘PROGRAMMERS OF COLOUR COLLECTIVE’ LAUNCHES AT SUNDANCE 2019   POC2 members at Sundance Film Festival (picture courtesy of Abraham Ferrer) Members from a new collective of film festival programmers comprising people of colour, women and TSLGBTQ+ made their first public appearance together last night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Having already confirmed 85 members, POC2 (Programmers of Colour Collective) aims to stimulate conversation around the underrepresentatio...

Cucalorus Board Member Jackie Olive Premieres at Sundance!

Always in Season Premieres this Saturday at Sundance! Works-in-Progress graduate, alumni of the Residency Artist Program, Filmed in NC Grant Recipient, and current Cucalorus Board Member premieres her film Always in Season at Sundance this Saturday! Congratulations, Jackie!! Get details about the Premiere >> ...

VIDEO: Special trailer showcases the outstanding talents of this year’s chosen Shooting Stars

Elliott Crosset Hove (Denmark), Rea Lest (Estonia), Emma Drogunova (Germany), Kristín Thora Haraldsdóttir (Iceland), Aisling Franciosi (Ireland), Blagoj Veselinov (FYROM), Dawid Ogrodnik (Poland), Ine Marie Wilmann (Norway), Milan Marić (Serbia) and Ardalan Esmaili (Sweden ...

VIDEO: Alberto Barbera receiving The Honorary Henri Langlois Award in Paris

    The awards ceremony took place under the eyes of an Eiffel Tower draped with mist and clothes of light in the mythical places of Trocadero which hosted, not so long ago, the cinematheque dear to Henri Langlois: tuesday January 22 at the City of Architecture and Heritage the profession was reunited to honor the cinema and the memory of Henri Langlois in the presence of his son and his niece.   I was very happy to see that the great work of ...

Judges announced for the Your Script Produced Worldwide Screenwriting Competition

GRAND PRIZE: Winning script produced for $250,000.00 USD Regular Deadline: February 15, 2019 SUBMIT TODAY on FilmFreeway.com/YourScriptProduced ...

10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival - Discounted All Day Passes!

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ATTENTION NYC Indie Film Fest supporters - We hope you're just as excited as us for the upcoming 10th Annual Festival! Ten years is a big deal, and we're gonna celebrate accordingly! Wanna get your passes asap? Luckily for you, they're discounted! Head on over to FilmFreeway and purchase your passes. For any questions email us at info@nycindieff.com    https://filmfreeway.com/NYCIndieFF/tickets     ...

Yehonatan Indursky Attends Autonomies U.S. Premiere at NYJFF 2019

By Maria Esteves – January 22, 2019 The 28th New York Jewish Film Festival Centerpiece U.S. Premiere of AUTONOMIES, by Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky commenced Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Indusrky and interpreter Amir Bogen moderated by NYJFF programmer Gabriel Grossman. Director Indursky discussed the reason for the name tag switch of a new born child by a...

Sundance Film Festival: Juries, Awards Night Host Announced

20 Jurors to Award 12 Prizes, Including Return of the NEXT Innovator Award    Sundance Institute will gather 20 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with 12 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 2 that will be live...

VIDEO: Emir Kusturica interviewed on Kustendorf, his festival, and the 2 villages he built

Interview with Emir Kusturica: Serbian (and a french national) director with many hats talks about Kustendorf and Andricgrad, villages which he built to promote the local and traditional culture. He is celebrating the 12th edition of his festival, at home in his town, with his friends and family and young filmmakers he has selected from800 shorts submitted to the festival.  This story all began while shooting (13 months) his movie (Life is a miracle). YES INDEED! ...

Organisation of the selection committee of the 2019 Festival de Cannes

    Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes and Christian Jeune, Director of the Film Department and Deputy General Delegate, have appointed Stéphanie Lamome as Artistic Advisor of the Film Department. Already a member of the selection committee, which includes eight peopl...

Paolo Sorrentino’s LORO to open Cinema Made in Italy 2019

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  CINEMA MADE IN ITALY will make a welcome return to London’s Ciné Lumière from 26 February – 3 March 2019. Continuing to showcase the best of contemporary Italian cinema, the ninth edition of London’s favourite Italian film festival promises another alluring and diverse programme. This year’s six-day event will kick off with LORO, from the director of The Great Beauty, and centres on Silvio Berlusconi and his entourage. The film stars Paolo Sorrentino...

Introducing Randy Lennox as BANFF's Chair of the Board of Directors

    The Banff World Media Festival is thrilled to announce that Randy Lennox, President of Bell Media, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors, beginning his role as the Festival marks its 40th anniversary year. He succeeds John Morayniss, President JDM Media Inc. who served as Chair of the Board for three years. "BANFF has a world-wide reputation for diversity, innovation and excellence and it is a distinct privilege to join the board as the Chair," said Lenno...

VIDEO: Red carpet moments with the team of Ladies in Black closing film of Palm Springs 2019

Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy; Tender Mercies; Breaker Morant) takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves. The story centers on 16-year-old, bookish, naive Lisa (Angourie Rice), who takes a job in the store at Christmas time and finds herself under the management and tutelage of Magda (Julia Ormond), a sophisticated postwar European immigrant wh...

VIDEO: The Etruscan Smile Q&A Palm Springs Film Festival 2019

The Etruscan Smile stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson. ...

VIDEO: Walking up the stairs of the Belgrade Airport with Illaria di Carlo, Kustendorf winner with The Divine Way

Interview with Illaria di Carlo at Belgrade airport on the way out to Berlin after her win in Kustendorf (Special Mention) The short film is loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes viewers along on the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journeys deeper, the staircases mutate and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape, taking us through more than fifty magnificent locations. Ilaria D...

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Jan 31st!

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Missed our Late Deadline? No worries! Submit your film by January 31st to meet our (final) Extended Deadline! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Zolani Mkiva introducing his foundation and the purpose of his trip to Kustendorf to award Emir Kusturica

  Meet our friend from South Africa: Zolani Mkiva an internationally acclaimed heritage practitioner and cultural activist, a poet,  actor and producer, known for Mandela: Un long chemin vers la liberté (2013), A Small Town Called Descent (2010) and Cultures of Resistance (2010).   He is the founder of The Mkiva Humanitarian Award and flew from South Africa to honor Emir Kusturica during the Award Ceremony, closing night...

NATIVe: Female Directors and Protagonists From the Pacific Region Feature Prominently in 2019 Programme

  In 2019, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema is screening 16 short and feature-length fiction and documentary films from the Pacific region. Characteristic of the programme is the presence of women on both sides of the camera: the special series’ opening film Vai alone features the collaborative efforts of a group of eight female filmmakers. Pictured: Vai by Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Mīria George, ‘Ofa-Ki-...

VIDEO: Workshop with Brothers D’Inoccenzo for their film Boys Cry

  The first feature film by  Fabio et Damiano D'Innocenzo, Boys Cry (2018), was shown on the last day of the 12th Kustendorf festival, as a part of the Conteporary trends programme selection. After the screeinig, the authors joined the audience and discussed the film and their own views on cinema. The work process, as explained by the twin brothers D’Inoccenzios, consists of devouring films, but at the same time one needs to be aware of the influe...

VIDEO: Workshop with Andrea Gambetta for Wim Wennders movie on Pope Francis

The new documentary by Wim Wenders Pope Francis: The Man of His Word was shown on the fifth day of Kustendorf. After the screening, Andrea Gambetta, the producer of the film, held a workshop for the guests of the Festival. Gambetta has a long history with the Festival and with profesor Emir Kusturica. He was a member of the jury in the first year of Kustendorf, and is guilty, as professor Kusturica said, for the forming of No Smoking Orchestra. Also, Gambetta was a producer on ...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Indie Film Showcase 2019” in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019

Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Names Amon Barker, Allison Melody, Larry Namer, and S.A. Williams; Moderated by Sue Vicory Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the "Indie Film Showcase 2019” special event  that will be held during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Bodega Tapas and Wine (710 Main St, Park City, UT 84060) in Park City, Utah. The by-invitation only event will host a panel featuring the top n...

BANFF and the Rockie Awards are proud to announce the festival's 2019 Grand Jury

          Allison Page President - U.S. Programming and Development HGTV, Discovery, Inc. Alice Webb Director, BBC Children's and BBC North BBC           Carolyn Newman Director, Scripted Co-License & Original TV Netflix           Céline Payot-Lehmann Head of International Distribution Arte France ...

Bergamo Film Meeting 2019 to offer tributes to Jean-Pierre Léaud and Mariusz Wilczyński

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Bergamo Film Meeting reaffirms its interest in animation cinema by presenting a national preview of the complete works by Polish director, animator, painter, cartoonist and performer Mariusz Wilczyński. This section complements the already announced tribute dedicated to Jean-Pierre Léaud, iconic actor of the French Nouvelle Vague, as well as François Truffaut's alter ego and privileged interpreter of European auteur cinema since the late 1950s; the Pasolini and the Arabian N...

Millennium Films, a division of Millennium Media, Inc, announces the addition of Andrey Georgiev as Executive Producer

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Millennium Films, a division of Millennium Media, Inc, is pleased to announce the addition of Andrey Georgiev as Executive Producer on its upcoming slate of films. Georgiev, with his strong relationships and international business expertise, will invest in future Millennium projects as well.   Those films include some of today’s brightest stars and talented directors. They are Angel Has Fallen, the third installment of the Olympus Has Fallen franchise, which is slated for release on...
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