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Herzog will be awarded the Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel at next Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon

Visions du Réel, International Film Festival, Nyon, will pay tribute to one of the world’s major filmmakers during its 50th edition. It is Werner Herzog who will be awarded the Sesterce d’or  Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel during the 2019 edition of the Festival (5—13 April 2019). In partnership with the Cinémathèque suisse and the ECAL, several events are being organised to give the audience the opportunity to meet the legendary film di...

All These Small Moments currently at Mannheim-Heidelberg Filmfest - interview with director Melissa Miller Costanzo

(Melissa Miller Costanzo, Molly Ringwald and Oldenburg Filmfest head Torsten Neumann, Photo courtesy of Laurence Diederich / Filmfest Oldenburg)   By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   "All These Small Moments" is currently screening at the 68th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival and will have its first screening at the Torino Film Festival on November 25th. It had its international premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in September and M...

Launch of the 22nd Edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

  For the 22nd edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (Feb 8 – 11, 2019) – EFP’s high profile programme for internationally most promising European acting talents at the Berlin International Film Festival – the EFP member organisations have nominated 29 European actresses and actors of which 10 will be selected by an expert jury. The nominees have qualified for this important stepping stone in their career by already starring in their first leading roles and receivin...

One week left to vote for the new EFA Board

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Vote for the new EFA Board will end on Thursday, 29 November 2018 (23h59 CET). There is another – very sad issue – which we need to bring to your attention. As most of you may already know, our dear French board member and candidate Francis Boespflug passed away during the voting period of the present board elections. Due to the extraordinary circumstances, the elections for the French representative to the EFA Board have to be repeated in the beginning of next year. There ...

EURIMAGES Co-Production Award for Kontovrakis & Karnavas

This year’s EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in fostering international exchange, goes to two fellow producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas. Konstantinos Kontovrakis (left) and Giorgos Karnavas Konstantinos Kontovrakis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He obtained a BA in Film Studies and English Literature and an MA in Arts Management in London. He has publis...

Focus on the creative force behind WorldFest Houston, congrats to the entrepreneur Hunter Todd...and family

In this episode from BizBuzz America TV John Frazier spotlights Hunter Todd CEO & Director of WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.   ...

Winners Announced for Fall 2018 SFFILM Westridge Grants – $100,000 Awarded

  $100,000 Awarded to Support US-Based Independent Filmmakers Developing Narrative Feature Screenplays SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams were granted funding to help support the screenwriting and project development stages of their narrative feature films. SFFILM Westridge Grants, which are awarded twice annually, are ...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Receives 2018 FIAF Award for Advocacy and Activism in Film Preservation

  Frédéric Maire and Thai filmmaker, Cannes Palme d'Or Winner:  Apichatpong Weerasethakul International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Celebrates 80th Anniversary in a Special Ceremony Re-Affirming Core Mission and Honoring the Thai Palme d'Or Winner   FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, presented its 2018 FIAF Award to Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul yesterday Monday, November 19th at a special ceremony held a...

Interview with Writer/Director Chris Paine for 'Do You Trust this Computer' (2018) @ NVFF

A graduate from Colgate University, writer and director Chris Paine also studied documentary film at Stanford University. He is most known for his two documentary features 'Revenge of the Electric Car' (2011) and 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' (2006), which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Paine also works as a prolific producer. Some of his producing titles include independent documentaries- 'Bikes vs Cars' (2015), 'Faster' (2003) and 'No Maps ...

Interview with Writer/Director Marco Calvani for 'The View from Up Here' (2017)

New York based Italian writer/director Marco Calvani's latest short film 'The View from Up Here' (2017) is a drama about contrasts in culture, worldview and perspective in today's geopolitical climate. Set in New York, neighbors Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) face a complicated situation when forced to live beside each other despite their polarized differences. Produced by Falling Up Films and Move Movie, it held its world premiere at the 2017 Savannah ...

Interview with Writer/Director Marco Calvani for 'The View from Up Here' (2017)

New York based Italian writer/director Marco Calvani's latest short film 'The View from Up Here' (2017) is a drama about contrasts in culture, worldview and perspective in today's geopolitical climate. Set in New York, neighbors Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) face a complicated situation when forced to live beside each other despite their polarized differences. Produced by Falling Up Films and Move Movie, it held its world premiere at the 2017 Savannah ...

ShortsTV Distribution Deal - Super Short Film Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends and fans of the NYC Independent Film Festival! We're here with another exciting announcement - A distribution deal with ShortsTv will also be offered to the winner of the “Best Super Short Film award! (Winner does not have to accept offer and in the result of a tie the distribution deal will be given to two winners) *Note for both short film and super short film distribution deal - The film must be TV appropriate in subject matter to qualify for the ...

Interview with Katie Locke O'Brien for 'Have It All' (2018) at 8th Annual NVFF

Katie Locke O'Brien is an award winning actress, writer, director and producer for stage, TV and film. Known for her appearances in TV series 'Community' (2009), 'Justified' (2010) and 'I'm Dying Up Here' (2017), she has also worked on numerous independent feature films and written, directed and produced three short films. Her latest oeuvre 'Have It All' (2018) has recently swept up the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 8th annual Napa...

Interview with Writer/Director Kelly Tatham at 8th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival

  Vancouver native writer/director Kelly Tatham screened her directorial debut film 'Multiverse Dating for Beginners' (2017) at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival. With a background in acting and writing, Kelly only recently began directing her own work. Her previous credits include webseries 'The New Romantics' (2017).   I interviewed her during the Napa Valley Film Festival about her film. Here is what she had to say:   What were the events t...

Interview with Writer/Director Marco Calvani for 'The View from Up Here' (2017)

New York based Italian writer/director Marco Calvani's latest short film 'The View from Up Here' (2017) is a drama about contrasts in culture, worldview and perspective in today's geopolitical climate. Set in New York, neighbors Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) face a complicated situation when forced to live beside each other despite their polarized differences. Produced by Falling Up Films and Move Movie, it held its world premiere at the 2017 Savannah (SCAD)...

Line up of Speakers at The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF)

The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) today announced the addition of CuriosityStream’s Chief Content Officer, Steve Burns, to a largely fresh line-up of C-Level Executives. As Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, Burns is responsible for CuriosityStream's entire library of original productions and acquisitions, including award-winning titles and series such as “Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places” and “David Attenborough's Light On Earth”. Curios...

Interview with Katie Locke O'Brien for 'Have It All' (2018) at 8th Annual NVFF

Katie Locke O'Brien is an award winning actress, writer, director and producer for stage, TV and film. Known for her appearances in TV series 'Community' (2009), 'Justified' (2010) and 'I'm Dying Up Here' (2017), she has also worked on numerous independent feature films and written, directed and produced three short films. Her latest oeuvre 'Have It All' (2018) has recently swept up the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 8th annual Napa Val...

Interview with Writer/Director Kelly Tatham at 8th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival

  Vancouver native writer/director Kelly Tatham screened her directorial debut film 'Multiverse Dating for Beginners' (2017) at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival. With a background in acting and writing, Kelly only recently began directing her own work. Her previous credits include webseries 'The New Romantics' (2017).   I interviewed her during the Napa Valley Film Festival about her film. Here is what she had to say:   What were the events that inspir...

Oscar® Nominee Lee Daniels to chair the 2018 edition of Capri Hollywood

Noted American writer-producer-director Lee Daniels, who received a Best Director and Best Picture Oscar® nomination for his 2009 film Precious, and who is also best-known for Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), The Paperboy (2012) and the TV series Empire (2015-2018) will chair the 23rd edition of 'Capri Hollywood – The International Film Festival, which traditionally paves the way for the international awards season. It will take place here from December 26, 2018 to January 2, ...

Matteo Garrone’s Dogman will be honored as European Movie of the Year at the 2018 Capri, Hollywood

Matteo Garrone’s Dogman will be honored as European Movie of the Year at the 2018 Capri, Hollywood  -- The International Film Festival, it was announced here today by the board of the Capri in the World Institute. Garrone, whose film is representing Italy in the Oscars’® Best Foreign Language Film category will be presented with the award during the 23rd edition of the Capri, International Festival which takes place from December 26, 2018 to January 2, 2019.  "G...

Music Meets Film Announces 2018 Mentors and Programme

           For the seventh time, Music Meets Film returns alongside Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event at Tallinn Black Night Film Festival. A programme of talks, masterclasses, tours and screenings dedicated to film scoring will run from November 23–25.  Featuring the acclaimed director Mike Newell, award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood, editor Paul Tothill, and composers Christian Vorländer...

In Memoriam: STAN LEE

Hollywood Foreign Press Association remembers and celebrates Stan Lee, writer, editor, creator of worlds - and presenter at the Annual Grants Gala. Share on TwitterShare on PinterestCopy URL   YORAM KAHANA/HFPA ...

Malibu fire forces SLO Film Fest to postpone Katharine Ross event

Sadly all of the special guests involved in our Fall Fundraising event scheduled for this Saturday, November 17th live in Malibu. They have all been evacuated and their lives have been turned upside down. The good news is that they are all safe and at the moment, their houses are too. The bad news is that they are not able to come to San Luis Obispo this weekend to perform what was to be, and still WILL be, a fabulous event. We are rescheduling the event to be part of the next SLO Film Fest,...
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