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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. ...

Interview with Director Yuri and Scriptwriter Marcela Garces for @ NVFF

Scriptwriter Marcela Garces Director Yuri Morejon    Spanish director Yuri Morejon and scriptwriter Marcela Garces screened their 54 minute film 'The Txoko Experience. The Secret Culinary Space of the Basques' (2017) at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival. In homage to the film, a Txoko food demonstration at the Studio by Feast it Forward, hosts of the NVFF.   In an interview with Yuri and Marcela about their film, here is what they had to say: &...

Interview with Spencer K. Jones, Chelsea Alden and David Beatty for 'The Human Project' (2017) @ NVFF

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  The Human Project (2017) is a heartfelt short about siblings dealing with the death of their father in conflicting ways. Reminiscent of Lars Von Trier's Melancholia (2011), the story is told with a poetic, albeit melancholy, depth that reels the viewer in with each intense moment, enlightening yet leaving one in suspense. Written by David Beatty, directed and edited by Spencer K. Jones and starring Chelsea Alden, their film screened at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival.&...

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...

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Vanessa Knutsen for 'Only Humans' (2018) at NVFF

Director Vanessa Knutsen Film still of Ivy Matheson and Micah Hauptman  Vanessa Knutsen's feature film Only Humans (2018), an arresting and lyrical tale about love in varying forms, is making its way around international film festivals; it most recently screened at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Known for her work on such high profile films as The Interpreter (2005), Maps to the Stars (2014) and The Deep End (II) (2008), Only Humans is her directorial debut.   Is the film ins...

Bergamo Film Meeting Previews: Nouvelle Vague Iconic french actor Jean-Pierre Léaud at BFM37

Jean-Pierre Léaud, iconic actor of the French Nouvelle Vague, is the protagonist of the retrospective of Bergamo Film Meeting 37th edition. As usual, the Festival will feature the sections Competition - Exhibition and Close Up, respectively highlighting the latest trends and emerging authors in fiction and documentary cinema. Once again supported by the European Union through the MEDIA sub-program of Creative Europe, with the upcoming edition Bergamo Film Me...

Peter Greenaway on Stage after screening at 19th Tbilisi Film Festival

Peter  Greenaway                                  Alex Erekle Leonadze  <filmfestivals.com>   Day four was marked by personal appearances on the stage of the great hall of the Amirani Theater by special festival guest Peter Greenaway and legendary Soviet Georgian director Griorgi Shengelaya.   Greenaway's  extravagant 1989 study of sadism, gluttony, tyranny, wild sex...

Legendary Soviet Georgian director Giorgi Shengelaia on stage in Tbilisi for his film Alaverdoba (1962)

By Alex Deleon . Peter Greenaway on stage enlightened and entertained.The Greenaway event was immediately followed in the same hall by a screening  of a famous Georgian film of 1962 Alaverdoba, by notable Russian born Georgian director Giorgi Shengala. (გიორგი შენგელაია) now retired at 81 and residing in Tbilisi.   He directed 14 outstandung features following this relatively short 40 minute debut film.  His best known work was &qu...

Jury of Tbilisi International Competition headed by actor Raimundas Banionis

                                                                        Head of Jury     Raimundas Banionis Raimundas Banionis was born on 13 May 1957, in Panevezys, in actors' - Donatas Banionis and Ona Banioniene family. For the first time, he went on stage at the age of three, performing the ...

VIDEO - Steven Spielberg honors Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy at the 2018 Governors Awards

In honor of the 10th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (11/18) Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.   ...

VIDEO - Tom Hanks honors Marvin Levy at the 2018 Governors Awards

In honor of the 10th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (11/18) Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.   ...

VIDEO - Matt Damon honors Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy at the 2018 Governors Awards

In honor of the 10th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (11/18) Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. ...

VIDEO - Lalo Schifrin receives an Honorary Oscar at the 2018 Governors Awards

In honor of the 10th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented  (11/18) Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. ...

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

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...

Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board for Costa-Gavras

On the occasion of the 31st European Film Awards on 15 December, the legendary director Costa-Gavras will be presented with the Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board. With this award the European Film Academy wishes to pay special tribute an outstanding director and a personality with a strong political voice who is not only deeply respected by his colleagues but also celebrated by audiences worldwide. Costa-Gavras is the fifth filmmaker to receive this recog...

IFFI 2018, VI: Meet Canadian cinematographer Pierre Gill

IFFI 2018, VI: Meet Canadian cinematographer Pierre Gill “I hope I get to work in India soon as I am amazed by some technically complex movies from India,” said Cinematographer Pierre Gill at a press conference held on 26 November 2018 as part of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Gill continued, “My passion for cinema comes mostly from storytelling. Storytelling makes me dream. A good story or good script brings out the creativity in me. It’s a pr...

IFFI 2018, I: The Winners

IFFI 2018, I: The Winners At the 49th International Film festival of India (IFFI), 2018, which concluded in Panaji, Goa, on the 28th of November, the following films and film personalities got the honours: *Golden Peacock for Best Film: Donbass, Ukraine *Silver Peacock for Best Director: Lijo Jose Pellisery, for Ee.Ma.Yau, India (Malayalam language) *Special Jury Award: Director Milko Lazarov, for Aga (Germany) *Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Male): Chemban Vinod, for Ee.Ma.Yau *Silver P...

REGULAR DEADLINE TODAY!!!

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Today is the Regular Deadline to submit to our 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!!! Visit the link below and submit your film! Share this with your filmmaking friends! https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit       ...

Interview with Spencer K. Jones, Chelsea Alden and David Beatty for 'The Human Project' (2017) @ NVFF

  The Human Project (2017) is a heartfelt short about siblings dealing with the death of their father in conflicting ways. Reminiscent of Lars Von Trier's Melancholia (2011), the story is told with a poetic, albeit melancholy, depth that reels the viewer in with each intense moment, enlightening yet leaving one in suspense. Written by David Beatty, directed and edited by Spencer K. Jones and starring Chelsea Alden, their film screened at the 8th annual Napa Valley Film Festival. ...

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Kareem Mortimer at 2018 AFM

  Bahamanian award-winning director/producer/writer Kareem Mortimer is known for his films Float II (2007), Children of God (2010) and Eleutheran Adventure (2006). His latest film Cargo (2017) about a Bahamanian gambler who turns to Caribbean human trafficking has been traveling to international film festivals and markets for the past year. The Annex handling international sales.  I first met Kareem at the Aruba International Film Festival in 2013 where he screened his film Passage (...

Good Bye Sami RIP! Samuel Hadida passed away in Santa Monica

Samuel Hadida, highly regarded French producer and distributor, and a good friend of mine in my distributors days, passed away unexpectedly Monday November 26th at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital following a short illness, announced his brother Victor.  For many years Samuel and Victor have owned and managed Metropolitan FilmExport, the leading French distributor of American indie fare they had founded with their father David.            &nbs...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the second Lifetime Achievement Award laureate: Ivars Seleckis

Tallinn Black Nights awards the Latvian documentary film maker and founder of the legendary  Riga School of Poetic Documentary Cinema Ivars Seleckis with the second Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival. Born in 1934 in Riga, Latvia, Ivars Seleckis is the oldest Latvian documentary filmmaker still active. Educated as a food technologist, Seleckis began work at the Riga Film Studio in 1958 as a camera assistant and according to Kristīne Matīsa from the National Film Center ...

Talent Ambassador – Aaron Kwok highlights Macau IFFAM

IFFAM Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok has shared his excitement ahead of participating in the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards • Macao in a new video introducing three films from this edition’s programme. Aaron is looking forward to seeing Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No Pain from India, Danish director Gustav Moller’s thriller The Guilty, and Clean Up, the Korean drama from Manki Kwon. The three Competition films are part of a rich programme of over 50 films fr...

SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman with a video message from THE Gladiator!

What an unforgettable evening on November 19th, at SBIFF's 13th Annual Kirk Douglas Award Honoring Hugh Jackman! Congratulations Hugh! Kirk Douglas (102) sent the recipient this special video message which was screened during the Santa Barbara Film Fest event . "Kirk Douglas ... you are THE Gladiator. I am truly humbled to receive this honor in your name." stated Hugh Jackman.     ...

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