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Wim De Witte named program director of Film Fest Gent

The 46th Film Fest Gent will run 8-18 October 2019 Film Fest Gent presented the 45th edition of the festival in October 2018. It offered a program with a fine selection of high-quality films, including the opening film GIRL and the winner of the international jury COLD WAR (now in theatres), but also with a lot of 'smaller' films ('First Reformed', 'Hotel by the River', 'Long Day's Journey Into Night') and a series of rediscoverable classics (...

Welcome Aïda Belloulid new head of press in Cannes

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  The Festival de Cannes is reshuffling its press department and has named AÏDA BELLOULID as Head of the Press Office. First and foremost, she will be handling international as well as domestic print & digital press. Equally, as a Publicist, she will be responsible for press accreditations, as well as organising screenings and press conferences. She will be working alongside FRÉDÉRIC CASSOLY and CLÉMENT LEMOINE, who are to remain in charge of au...

Meet The Kustendorf 2019 Jury

Stana Katić Stana Katić is a Canadian-American film and television actress of Serbian descent. Born in Hamilton, Canada, in the family of emigrants from Dalmatia, she studied at Toronto University and The Theatre School at DePaul University. Stana Katić further developed her acting technique at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting...

Talking Pictures: Won't You Be My Neighbor? + Q&A with Director

Join us for a very special screening in your neighborhood of Won't You Be My Neighbor, the documentary of Fred Rogers and the creation and national impact that Mister Roger's Neighborhood had on many generations throughout the years. Synopsis: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a landmark in children’s television, and Morgan Neville (Oscar®-winner for Twenty Feet from Stardom)’s heartfelt portrait more than does justice to the show’s beloved host, Fred Roger...

Talking Pictures: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Join us for a special Talking Pictures screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse followed by a conversation with Emmy nominated Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta FX) Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique sensibilities to a fresh version of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-ManTM: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Mile...

Talking Pictures: The Wife + Conversation with Glenn Close

PSIFF held a very special screening of 'The Wife' followed by a conversation with PSIFF Honoree Glenn Close. Synopsis: Critics are lauding Glenn Close for her subtle portrayal of the seemingly loyal wife of 40 years to a literary lion (Jonathan Pryce) named as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Director Björn Runge’s deft and intelligent tragicomedy allows Close to shine. Details: January 4, 2019 9:00 AM Palm Springs High School   ...

Talking Pictures: Can You Ever Forgive Me + Q&A with Richard Grant

PSIFF held a very special screening of 'Can You Ever Forgive Me' starring PSIFF honoree Melissa McCarthy. This Talking Pictures screening will feature a Q&A post film with Actor Richard E. Grant who co-stars with McCarthy. Synopsis: Melissa McCarthy shines and surprises as the acerbic, heavy-drinking, down-on-her-luck Lee Israel, a writer who finds larcenous success forging and selling the letters of famous dead celebrities. A flamboyant Richard E. Grant gives ...

PSIFF honorees shined at the Golden Globes: Remi Malek, Regina King, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close

Congrats to PSIFF honorees @ItsRamiMalek @ReginaKing #oliviacolman #glennclose on their well deserved best acting wins tonight @goldenglobes #psiff19 #psiff #PalmSprings #filmfestival #GoldenGlobeAwards2019 Check all the Award Winners of 2019 Golden Globes !   ...

Dispatches From NYWIFT 39th Annual Muse Awards Honoring Women In Film, Television & Media

The New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had it’s 39th annual Muse Awards gala luncheon on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Hilton hotel in New York City, to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women for their achievements, talent and vision in the entertainment industry. Terry Lawler, Ellen Burstyn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Nishimura, Tricia Brock, Julie Menin, Simone Pero NYWIFT has supported and empowered women working in the show business for 40 years and th...

IFFR Festival Director Bero Beyer introduces the Rotterdam festival programme sections

We’re busy preparing our 48th edition of IFFR. In January and February, we’ll be bringing you twelve days of craziness and cinema: short films, feature films, experimental works, art, masterclasses, talks, music, parties… Where to begin? Get to know our four sections, the best way to find your way around our epic programme, as explained by our festival director Bero Beyer. More: go.iffr.com/programme-sections Stay up to date on IFFR 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?l...

Berlinale Talents 2019 - Sustainably Good: The 250 Participants

  Sustainably Good: These Are the 250 Participants Make a statement, take a position: From February 9 to 14, 2019, 250 up-and-coming film professionals from 77 countries will gather at Berlinale Talents to share ideas, network, and further develop their latest projects. This year’s group of 141 women and 109 men is socially, culturally, and artistically extremely diverse. International distributors such as Talita Arruda from Brazil, who represents the 2018 TEDDY AWARD winner T...

90 years old Moore Stars as THE LADY IN BLACK in the Upcoming Rudolph Valentino Film 'Silent Life'

      ACADEMY-AWARD NOMINATED ACTRESS FROM 'COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA,' TERRY MOORE, CELEBRATES HER 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY   MOORE RECENTLY WRAPPED FILMING ON HER LATEST PROJECT, THE UPCOMING RUDOLPH VALENTINO FILM 'SILENT LIFE,' WHERE SHE STARS AS THE MYSTERIOUS MOURNER, THE LADY IN BLACK   IN 1949 MOORE PLAYED JILL YOUNG IN '...

SushilKumar Agrawal elected as the Director of ‘The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd’

  Sushilkumar Agrawal, CEO of Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd is elected as the Director of ‘The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd’. The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS) is the sole authorized body to issue Licenses permitting usage of the original music by any person or establishment within India. It collects royalties from the users of this music and shares it with its Members i.e. the Author (lyricists), Composer (music directors), Owners (pro...

Manthan and the churning of good cinema: Master Class with Shyam Benegal

Manthan and the churning of good cinema: Master Class with Shyam Benegal Standing upright at 82, the one-time swimming champion and one of the foremost directors of Indian cinema, Shyam Benegal, reminisced about the making of his milestone project Manthan (The Churning/1976), in particular, and about films and film-making in general. The occasion was a Master Class, organised on the platform of White Wall Screenings, at the Habitat, Hotel Uni-Continental, Khar, Mumbai.   Founded by...

Jeff Bridges was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the 2019 Golden Awards Ceremony

"We can make a difference," he enthusiastically declared during his acceptance speech onstage. "We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man! We can turn this ship toward love, toward creating a healthy planet for all of us. Tag, you're it!" The prestigious list of past winners includes  1952 Cecil B. DeMille 1953 Walt Disney[a] 1954 Darryl F. Zanuck ...

Berlinale Shorts Introduces the 2019 International Short Film Jury:

Jeffrey Bowers, Vanja Kaludjercic und Koyo Kouoh   Senior Curator and Vimeo programmer from the USA, Jeffrey Bowers; MUBI’s Director of Acquisitions, Vanja Kaludjercic from Croatia; and Koyo Kouoh, founding artistic director of RAW Material Company from Senegal, make up the International Short Film Jury in 2019. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, they will nominate the Berlin Short Film Candidate for the European Film ...

Kustendorf 2018 Jury

Jury   Serge Regourd Serge Regourd is Professor at the University of Toulouse 1-Capitole, where he was Head of the Department of Law, Culture and Communication for a long time and the Head of a research laboratory in these fields.He is the auth...

Olivia Colman to Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award Actress @ 30th Annual PSIFF

Palm Springs, CA - The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Olivia Colman with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress for The Favourite at its annual Film Awards Gala. The award will be presented by her co-star in the film Emma Stone. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight, and presented by American Express, will be held on Thursday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The...

Interview with Editor/Director Gregory Cusumano for IF ONLY YOU WERE FREE (2018)

  Film editor turned writer/director Gregory Cusumano- known for IN THE DARK (2019), GREY'S ANATOMY (2018) and TEEN WOLF (2012-2016)- made his directorial debut this year with IF ONLY YOU WERE FREE (2018), a dark cautionary succubus tale about loneliness and the lengths lust can lead one, if not tamed. The film held a market screening at the Palm Springs International Shortfest as well as screened at the First Glance Film Festival in LA.   What inspired this story? ...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

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  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

Interview with Writer/Director Meryam Joobeur for BROTHERHOOD (2018)

Malek  Mohamed Salha Known for previous films ‘Born in the Maelstrom' (2017) and 'Gods, Weeds and Revolutions' (2012), award-winning director, writer and producer Meryam Joobeur’s latest oeuvre ‘Brotherhood’ (2018) premiered at TIFF where it won Best Canadian Short Film in the Short Cuts Awards section. Set in Tunisia, the film tells the story of Mohamed, his son Malek and the latter’s obscure new Syrian wife. In a recent interview, here is wh...

Interview with Editor/Director Gregory Cusumano for IF ONLY YOU WERE FREE (2018)

Film editor turned writer/director Gregory Cusumano- known for IN THE DARK (2019), GREY'S ANATOMY (2018) and TEEN WOLF (2012-2016)- made his directorial debut this year with IF ONLY YOU WERE FREE (2018), a dark cautionary succubus tale about loneliness and the lengths lust can lead one, if not tamed. The film held a market screening at the Palm Springs International Shortfest as well as screened at the First Glance Film Festival in LA.   What inspired this story? GREG: The idea ...

Interview with Mike Wozniak for SUMP (2017)

Mike Wozniak  Jeany Spark and Gemma Whelan in SUMP.  Actor Mike Wozniak, known for his work in TV series MAN DOWN (2013-2017) and THE MOONSTONE (2016), made his directorial debut with the short film SUMP (2017), a dark and ironic tale set in England after a tragic diving accident. The film screened at the 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest.  I interviewed Mike about his experience making the film. Here is what he had to say:   Were the events in SUMP ba...
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