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Introducing the VR line up in Venice 75

"It’s amazing that the oldest film festival in the world it’s the first to celebrate Virtual Reality as an art form. There is nothing in the world comparable to this competition" Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reihlac enjoying their curated VR in Venice  VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY 2018 SYNOPSES   In Competition – Interactive     MAKE NOISE by MAY ABDALLA with Nikki Amuka-Bird / UK / 8’ / installation Sing and shout along with Nikki Amuka-...

Actor Michele Riondino will host the opening and closing events of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018

Actor Michele Riondino will host the opening and closing events of the 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. Michele Riondino will open the 75th Venice Film Fest on the evening of Wednesday August 29th 2018, for the inauguration ceremony on the stage of the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido), and will lead the ...

Nicolas Cage announced as Talent Ambassador of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards • Macao

    The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) is today delighted to announce the appointment of Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage as Talent Ambassador for the 3rd edition of the festival, which will take place from 8 to 14 December 2018.    Cage, internationally renowned American actor, director and producer, joins Hong Kong based star Aaron Kwok as an IFFAM Talent Ambassador, reflecting the festival’s ambition to bring together local an...

Lenny Abrahamson announced as London BFI Jury President

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The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce the contenders for the Official Competition. The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking and this year’s line-up showcases the enormous depth and diversity of talent working in the global film industry today, with 50% of the films from a female director or co-director.   The Festival is also thrilled to welcome as Jury President Academy Award®-n...

The crew on Isabelle

  About the Filmmakers: ROB HEYDON (Director/Producer) Rob Heydon is an award-winning filmmaker of international acclaim, whose credits span directing, writing, and producing. Based in Toronto, he has been making films for over 20 years. He began his career by directing music videos, winning a Juno Award for Best Music Video for Edwin’s Alive. After directing over 100 music videos and commercials, he went on to shoot the film Go Further, starring Woody Harrelson (Audienc...

The Cast of Isabelle

About the Cast: ADAM BRODY (Matt Kane)   Adam Brody has crafted a distinguished career in film and television. He is now starring in Crackle’s drama series “StartUp”, and was seen in the big screen version of CHiPS, alongside Michael Pena and the film’s writer/director Dax Shepard. Brody began his career starring as Seth Cohen in the popular television series “The O.C.”. Since then, he has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest talents. Recen...

A Chat With Lav Diaz About "Season of the Devil" (Berlinale 2018)

Filipino auteur Lav Diaz may not be a household name, but among the film festival circuit he is held in high regard. This was clear at the first two press screenings at Berlinale 2018 that were so packed they turned away quite a few journalists. His rock opera "Ang panahon ng halimaw" (Season of the Devil) clocks in at almost four hours, but hardly feels that long, although those who left mid-screening might disagree. Taking place in The Philippines in 1979 during the brutal Marcos ...

In convesration with Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal...

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The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year’s In Conversation With… lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this programme will provide an engaging experience for TIFF’s audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career highlights followed by a brief audience Q&A. In C...

EDN is Hiring a New Director

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  EDN - European Documentary Network is seeking a new director to head Europe's largest documentary association, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new director should be a well-connected individual with a clear vision for the future of the documentary sector. The designated director will start working from early 2019 onwards, replacing Paul Pauwels who has been at the helm of the association since May 2013. Applications for this position are accepted until September 7, 2018. E...

Lili Hinstin is named new Artistic Director of the Locarno Festival, to replace Carlo Chatrian

© Locarno Festival / Sabine Cattaneo   Lili Hinstin will be the new Artistic director of the Locarno Festival, replacing Carlo Chatrian who is leaving Locarno to take over the artistic direction of the Berlinale. Hinstin will take up her appointment from December 1st 2018, while already devoting part of her time to the preparation of the next edition of the Locarno Festival, assisted by the teams of both the C...

The five Juries of the 75th Venice International Film Festival

  The selection is complete for the members of the five Juries (Venezia 75, Orizzonti, “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film, Venice Virtual Reality, Venezia Classici) of the 75th Venice International Film Festival:   Venezia 75 The personalities convened as members of the Jury for the Venezia 75 Competition are: the President of the Jury, Mexican director, screenwriter and producer Guillermo del Toro; the actress, director, screenwriter and producer Sy...

The five filmmakers from the Ikusmira Berriak programme's fourth edition began their six-week residencies this week

''The context of Ikusmira Berriak is ideal for concentrating on a single project''     The fourth edition of Ikusmira Berriak began last Monday, August 20th. During the six weeks that the residencies last, the five filmmakers chosen from the 155 proposals received Manuel Abramovich, Nele Wohlatz, Elena López Riera, Arantza Santesteban and Grigory Kolomytsev, will undertake their projects at the Tabakalera Artist's Space. Also travelling to San Sebasti&a...

Iconic actor Morgan Freeman to be honored in Deauville

Whether a role requires an air of gravitas, a playful smile, twinkle of the eye, or a world-weary, yet insightful soul, Morgan Freeman's ability to delve to the core of a character and infuse it with a quiet dignity has resulted in some of the most memorable cinematic characters committed to film.  Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema. His works are among the most critically and commercially successful films of all ti...

Sarah Jessica Parker to Receive a Deauville Talent Award

  Sarah Jessica Parker is an award-winning actress, producer and businesswoman who has garnered four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards.  Parker starred as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998-2004) and served as an executive producer. She reprised her role and served as a producer for the screen adaptation of the hit series with the theatrical release of Sex and the City (2008) and ...

Maureen Ford : FestForums SB'18 Woman Of The Year

  As President of Live Nation Media & sponsorship’s National Sales team, Maureen Ford oversees one of the most innovative sales forces in the industry.       ...

John Landis, guest of honour of the 11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

  The11th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival will be held from 14 to 23 September. This year we are especially pleased to welcome as our guest of honour, the American film director John Landis. John Landis, an avid cinephile, began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, he made his way to the former Yugoslavia at age 18 to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s K...

Ten Questions with Kristian A. Söderström, director of VIDEOMAN

      So Kristian A. Söderström, who are you, where do you come from and what’s your creative arts background?   I grew up in Gothenburg Sweden and was a film fanatic from the start. I got me an education in film directing from UCLA in Los Angeles, but I’ve studied film theory and psychology as well. For many years now, I’ve been making short films and commercials while trying to finance feature films. I write and direct.     Wh...

Deauville Full Jury announced

THE JURY Home   |   The jury Back Sandrine KIBERLAINJURY PRESIDENT Actress Sabine AZEMA Actress   Alex BEAUPAIN Singer, songwriter & composer  ...

Kate Beckinsale and Jason Clarke to receive the 2018 Deauville Talent Award

Kate BECKINSALEDEAUVILLE TALENT AWARD Born and raised in England, Kate Beckinsale has proven to be one of the cinematic industry's most versatile and charismatic performers.  She played opposite Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves and Denzel Washington as "Hero" in Kenneth Branagh's version of Much Ado About Nothing (1993). She won particular notice for her performance on the small screen in Larry Elikann's One Against the Wind (1991) for Hallmark Fil...

THE HFPA IN CONVERSATION with Glenn Close

MAGNUS SUNDHOLM/HFPA Glenn Close   HFPA journalist Diederik van Hoogstraten met with renowned stage, film and TV actress and Golden Globe winner Glenn Closeto talks about a variety of topics, ranging from her la...

Cult directors Harry Kümel and Philippe Mora return to Oldenburg with new projects presented at Matchbox Coproduction Lounge

Coproduction Lounge heads into its third year with an exciting line-up of developing projects to be presented at 25th Edition of this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival. Following last year’s successful third year, the Matchbox Coproduction Lounge will be held in Oldenburg for the third time. On September 15th, the Oldenburg International Film Festival will host the event, in which filmmakers from all over the world will meet to exchange ideas and explore ...

San Sebastian Fest will recognise the career of the actor, director and producer Danny DeVito

      Danny DeVito (Neptune, New Jersey, United States, 1944) will be presented with a Donostia Award at the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Saturday 22 September in the Kursaal. The fo...

Aretha Franklin: Soul Music Loses its Queen, its Soul

Aretha Franklin: Soul Music Loses its Queen, its Soul American soul music queen, singer Aretha Franklin, died on August 18, aged 76, of pancreatic cancer in Detroit, where she grew up. Memphis, Tennessee born Aretha was the daughter of Rev. C. L. Franklin, a Minister and gospel singer, and a staunch church-goer herself. Unfortunately, her mother left the family when Aretha was just six years old and died when Aretha was 10. Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and died in 1984, after five...

Oldenburg Honors Bruce Robinson with Retrospective

The Festival honors one of the most uncompromising writers and directors, Britain’s iconic Bruce Robinson – “The Master of his Word” “Write it, damn you, what else are you good for?” wrote James Joyce. Words that are taped to the typewriter of writer-director, Bruce Robinson, long-revered by critics as the ‘neglected genius of the British film industry’. And had he never done another film after his 1987 loosely-autobiographical deb...

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