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VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf on AFM 2018

A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM... ...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Dieter Kosslick Bids Farewell After a Successful Festival

  The 69th Berlin International Film Festival has come to a successful conclusion. On February 17 ­— “Berlinale Publikumstag” — movie-goers flocked to cinemas a last time to experience the highlights from the different sections of this year’s festival. With 335.000 tickets sold and its wide-ranging programme, the Berlinale was again a smash with audiences and culminated magnificently in the Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on February 16.   ...

Boston Jewish Film Announces Susan K. Adler as New Executive Director

Boston Jewish Film is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Adler as the new Executive Director. Adler brings more than 20 years experience in leading nonprofits, extensive development work, and strategic planning to the organization. She previously held executive roles at Cradles to Crayons, Inc., The ALS Association, and the Utility Contractors’ Association of New England, Inc. Adler’s background includes the development and management of many organization’s co...

Ritesh Batra on Photograph: Berlin Interview

  Ritesh Batra is an Indian filmmaker based in NYC. He rose to fame with his feature film The Lunchbox, which premiered in Cannes in 2013.  His new film, Photograph, premiered at this year’s Berlinale Special programme is a unique love story of a photographer in Mumbai and a girl he meets on the streets while looking for his next customer. From different backgrounds and each carrying their own baggage, the two strangers embark on a bittersweet journey.   ...

Jury announced for Fantasporto 2019

MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL JURIES FANTASTIC CINEMA   Milan Todorovic - Director - Serbia Anton Bitel - Critic - GB Bruno Chatelin - journalist - France Josep Maria Contel Ruiz - photographer and director - Catalonia Frederico Duarte Carvalho - Journalist and writer - Portugal   DIRECTORS WEEK  / ORIENT EXPRESS Juan Pinzás - director - Spain Renzo Fegatelli - Journalist and writer - Italy José Miguel ...

Rebecca Hall Set to Star in David Bruckner's Horror Thriller THE NIGHT HOUSE for Anton

Anton announced today that Golden Globe® nominee Rebecca Hall (Christine, The Gift) will star in the horror thriller The Night House.  The film will be directed by David Bruckner (The Ritual, V/H/S,) and based on a script written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (Stephanie, Super Dark Times). The Night House follows a widow who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.    David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight)...

Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani were celebrated at the 2019 ‘’Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion & Art Fest

This Year's Event is Dedicated to the Italian-American Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday   Legendary masters of cinematic arts Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani will be celebrated at the 2019 ‘’Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion & Art Festival’’ launches here one night before the Academy Awards®. The Annual event, at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, will be inaugurated on Sunday Feb 17 with t...

Tribute to actor Michael Shannon at FICCI 59

          With two Oscar nominations and after a 26-year artistic career, Shannon has become one of the most outstanding theater, film and television actors in the United States. With 91 films under his belt, he has shared the screen with Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Murray, Will Smith, Tom Cruise and Kevin Spacey under the direction of some of the greats like Oliver Stone, Michael B...

Xaver Böhm on O Beautiful Night: Interview at Berlinale 2019

Xaver Böhm is a Berlin based filmmaker. O Beautiful Night, a dark and poetic interpretation of one's fear of death, is his first feature film and it premiered at the Panorama section at the 69th Berlinale, February 7-17 2019.      How did you get the idea to do a film about being afraid of dying?    The fear of dying has always been very present in my life and I wanted to make an honest film, something very personal.  Also, growing up somehow takes ...

VIDEO: Dieter Kosslick recalls some nice moments on the red carpet

Dieter Kosslick and Lindsay Bellinger  ...

A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars® stage on Sunday, February 24

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 Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars® stage on Sunday, February 24. Academy Awards® producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced today thirteen more Hollywood luminaries to celebrate the year in movies. The Oscars airs live on th...

Carte blanche to Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) in Thessaloniki

  Oscar-winning Greek-American director Louie Psihoyos is given a carte blanche in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select his favorite films. Psihoyios will attend this year’s edition to receive the festival’s top honorary award, the Golden Alexander, as well as to present the carte blanche films and a special screening of his documentary The Cove (2009, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature).   As a wildlife filmmaker and an experienced National Geo...

IFP's Re:Vision Think Tank Towards Inclusion at Berlinale

  As part of the European Film Market's EFM Horizon program, aiming to support the transformation of the film and media sectors through an interdisciplinary approach, IFP co-organized Re:Vision Think Tank Towards Inclusion at Berlinale on strategies for increased inclusivity in the film business, following a previous module hosted at IFP Week 2018.  In Berlin, all participants a...

VIDEO: Anthony Bregman opening remarks on his producing experiences at Friday's EFM opening Debate

IFP Anthony Bregman With New York based indie veteran Anthony Bregman giving opening remarks on his producing experiences at Friday's opening Debate, the conversation expanded with European producers Linda Beath and Claudia Bluemhuber joining the table. All three producers agreed that more and more films are made based on algorithms in today's day global streaming platforms, and that films cannot be made based on data alone. Filmmakers must be true to their own voice a...

Chinonye Chukwu to Keynote. WndrCo and Netflix Added. Workshops Sold Out. EFF in LA Feb 27. Are you in?

Entertainment Finance Forum | February 27, 2019 • Skirball Cutural Center • Los Angeles, CA |   Our workshops on “Financing Content” and “Getting Down with OTT” are sold out! But don’t worry, we’ve still got other exciting workshops avail...

VIDEO: Highlights from the Press conference for 'Mr. Jones' with Agnieszka Holland

Press conference for 'Mr. Jones' with Agnieszka Holland, James Norton, Peter Sarsgaard and Andrea Chalupa.     ...

VIDEO: Varda talking to Varda about Varda in conference...rolling!

Agnes and Rosalie talking to camera with highlights from the Press Conference for 'Varda par Agnès' with Agnès Varda.     ...

VIDEO: Mademoiselle Catherine Deneuve in Conference in Berlin

Film still from her movie: 'L'adieu à la nuit' with the director André Téchiné written by Léa Mysius,starring opposite Catherine Deneuve, Oulaya Amamra, Kacey Mottet Klein, Stéphane Bak The film is produced by Olivier Delbosc. Press Conference highlights !     ...

Happy Valentinale

Enjoy the festival and something sweet! Happy Valentine Day ...

VIDEO: Terminator producer Gale Anne Hurd in Berlin to defend 50/50

What an impressive career, what a great producer she is. Good thing she uses that fame to benefit legitimate causes like this one. Wendy Mitchell introducing Gale Annne Hurd at the Norway House on the launch of 10% for 50/50, a new European initiative offering rebates to gender-equal productions, led by post production house Chimney in partnership with Women in Film International and Women in Film and Television Germany. On a personal note I had the pleasure of working with her o...

Berlinale Camera 2019 for Agnes Varda

Christoph Terhechte, awardee Agnès Varda and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick at the award ceremony of The Berlinale Camera. ...

Michel Noll sending a thank you message to Rob Stewart's parents

Michel Noll opened his festival in Mulhouse last November with Rob Stewart's final film "Sharkwater Extinction", playing to a full house, it received a   2 minutes and half long standing ovation. Rob Stewart's work and legacy are now very well known in this part of the world. Listen to what Michel had to say about the screening, he and Bruno Chatelin met in Berlinale at the busy (loud) EFM  market. ...

The Writer: Interview with Sondre Fristad in Berlin

                    Sondre Fristad (28) is an award-winning short film director from Bærum, Norway, and is best known for Alex, Kepaza, and Quiet by the River. He has contributed on Swiss Army Man, The King's Choice, Haram, The Dextape and Operation Arctic. He has a bachelor's degree in Creative Arts Film & TV from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The Writer is his first comedy feature about a young wr...
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