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IFFI 50, VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened

IFFI 50,VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened One of the most famous and most popular French actresses of her generation, Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Panaji, Goa, 2019. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi yesterday. The Union Mi...

Venice VR Review - "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell and "Passenger" Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine

Passenger - Photo Courtesy of Film Camp Aliens of a feather by Anna Reeves Two virtual realty experiences that are particularly well realised at Venice this year are "Bonfire" by Eric Darnell at Baobab Studios in the States and "Passenger" by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine from Australia. They are polar opposites in that one utilises high-end animation with powerful A.I. and the other feels handmade from fingers and glue, yet both leave you with an overriding sense of&...

Venice Film Festival Venice Virtual Reality - An Overview

by Anna Reeves   Venice VR Section - Third Year  - Running August 28th - September 3rd It is only the third edition of the Venice VR section and yet already it is establishing itself as unmissable. What makes the selection so world class is that is all about great storytelling and not simply displaying the latest tech. You can become so immerse in an alternate universe that you marvel like a child. “It’s like making a film for people who’ve never seen a moving i...

The 76th Venice Film Festival is open - La vérité (The Truth) kicks off the festivities

President Paolo Baratta and Director Alberto Barbera (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC) Orizzonti Jury and Director Alberto Barbera (Credits La Biennale di Venezia - foto ASAC)   The 76th Venice Film festival is officially open. La vérité (The Truth) by Kore-eda Hirokazu with Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke World premiere screening as the opening film of the festival LA VÉRITÉ - Actress Juliette Binoche (C...

Venice 2019 - FILM - WOMAN by Anastasia Mikova & Yann Arthus-Bertrand

(c) Woman   WOMAN by Anastasia Mikova & Yann Arthus-Bertrand   104’ - France   WOMAN is a worldwide project giving a voice to 2000 women across 50 different countries. Despite its very large scale, the film offers an intimate portrait of those who constitute half of the humanity.  It is an opportunity to shed light on the injustices women are subjected to all over the world, but what WOMAN would like to underline most is the inner strength of women and the...

Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi to receive the Campari Passion for Film award

His new work, the series The New Pope by Paolo Sorrentino, will have its world premiere screening Out of Competition (episodes 2 and 7). Campari Passion for Film La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, The Way We Laughed, Bread and Tulips) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The award, instituted last year at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks to ...

Two new films complete the 76th Venice Film Festival line-up

The world-premiere films by Nate Parker and by Graeme A. Scott & Buddy Squires set to enter the Sconfini section. Two new films in their world premiere screenings, American Skin by American director, actor, screenwriter and producer Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) and Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope, a documentary about the work of the NGO, 'Emergency', the debut as a director of English film producer Graeme A. Scott and American cinematographer Buddy Squires, compl...

"Pooling" to play Venice with Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti in Venice, Italy for June 3, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge ...

Venezia 75: Days 3 & 4

The third day on the 75th Venice Film Festival, a.k.a. Gaga Day as it humorously got referred to by the thousands of festival attendees, was marked by the arrival off Lady Gaga, starring alongside Bradley Cooper in a remake of the original 1937 A star is born, also a directorial debut for Cooper.      Gaga’s arrival on the Lido posing on the Vaporetto made the headlines, while the first screening with its loud rock tunes put the pop star higher up in her fans adoration,...

Venezia 75: Days 1 & 2

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It’s this time of the year, when the film elite gathers on a tiny island in Venice to celebrate cinema over gelato, pizza and spritz. And for the last decade, to have a preview of pretty much 80% of the future Oscar nominees and winners, to come in few months time.    And this year, the stars have aligned again for the Mostra Del Cinema of the Venice Biennale, with the 75th edition’s competition being the most exciting one could wish for.      The fest...

FROM ON HIGH wins the SOLIDARITY PRIZE at Festival Pasinetti in Venice!

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"From On High" was awarded the PREMIO SOLIDARIETA', Vetrina del Volontariato (Solidarity Prize) at the 15th annual Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy on June 2nd, 2018. The film deals with a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. Filmed on location in Catalunya by Imatge Barcelona's Pol Carrizo Vilarroig, the piece marks the professional acting debut of 11-year-olds Zoe Pinell Lopez and Esteve Serra Coll. GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, a 2016 Peer Raben Music Aw...

"From On High" to play Venice with Festival Pasinetti!

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"From On High" has been selected to the 15th annual Festival Pasinetti in Venice, Italy, named for honored Italian documentarian Francesco Pasinetti. Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake and produced by her shingle Ron de Cana Productions, "From On High" tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. The film was made on location in Barcelona, Collsuspina, and La Sala de Sant Llogari in Catalunya, Spain. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona s...

IFFI Goa 2017, X: Big names, big awards

IFFI Goa 2017, X: Big names, big awards Two days before the curtain opens on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has issued a release listing the highlights of the annual festival. Here’s lowdown: 195 films from over 82 countries will be shown, of which there will be 10 World Premierès, 10 Asian and International premierès and over 64 Indian premierès as part of the Official programme. It was also announced that whil...

Venice gives its Awards

OFFICIAL AWARDS – 74th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   VENEZIA 74 The Venezia 74 Jury, chaired by Annette Bening, and comprised of Ildikó Enyedi, Michel Franco, Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, David Stratton, Jasmine Trinca, Edgar Wright and Yonfan having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: THE SHAPE OF WATER by Guillermo del Toro (USA)   SILVER LION - GRAND JURY PRIZE to: FOXTROT ...

Lean On Pete by Andrew Haigh: Press Conference

by Martin I. Petrov  One of the highlights of the competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival is definitely British director Andrew Haigh's new film 'Lean on Pete', starring young US talent Charlie Plummer alongside Chloe Savigny. The film tells the story of a 16 year old Charlie, who grows up with a single dad and yet in a relatively healthy family environment. One day he meets a local race horse owner, who happens to need an apprentice and Charlie soon becomes fascinated w...

Siraj Syed reviews Biddu’s autobiography, Made in India: Lone Trojan’s Adventures of a Lifetime

Siraj Syed reviews Biddu’s autobiography, Made in India: Lone Trojan’s Adventures of a Lifetime That life-time has now seen 72 summers. Karnataka-born world musician Biddu Appaiah, with Coorgi nativity, has chased his recent summers from London, to Spain, to Mumbai to Goa, every year. For one who strongly believes that musicians should retire at 65, including greats like Paul McCartney, he has just about lived up to his conviction. The only creative work he has done in the last se...

James Franco awarded the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 of the Venice Film Festival

  < Back His new film The Sound and the Fury to screen Out of Competition 09 | 03 | 2014 Award Ceremony in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) on 5th September at 2:30 pm The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the multi-talented American filmmaker James Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, dedicated to a personality who has made an original contr...

Composer Alexandre Desplat President of the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition

< Back it is the first time a film composer chairs the Jury for the competition of the Venice Film Festival   the Jury will award the Golden Lion for Best Film Alexandre Desplat (photo: Brigitte Lacombe), the internationally renowned French film composer, will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2014), which will award the Golden Lion...

Wrap Dailies from Venice

  157 097 subscribers to our newsletter Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice DAILIES 70th Venice Film Festival Winners Announced By Liza Foreman The 70th Venice Film Festival came to a close Saturday night with a raft of prizes awarded here on the Lido by a jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The main prize, the Golden Lion, went to Sacro Gra by Gianfranco Rosi, while Best Director went to one of the hottest titles from the festival, Miss Violence, and director A...

The Venice WRAP 2013

70th Venice Film Festival Winners Announced By Liza Foreman The 70th Venice Film Festival came to a close Saturday night with a raft of prizes awarded here on the Lido by a jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The main prize, the Golden Lion, went to Sacro Gra by Gianfranco Rosi, while Best Director went to one of the hottest titles from the festival, Miss Violence, and director Alexandros Avranas. The Grand Jury prize prize went to Tsai Ming-...

International Critics prizes in Venice (FIPRESCI Jury)

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At the Venice Film Festival Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica (August 28 – September 7, 2013)   the Jury of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Jury) presented two prizes:   Prize, international competition:    "Tom at the Farm" (Tom a la ferme),    directed by Xavier Dolan (Canada\France 2013)    "for the energetic, tense and sensual filmmaking,     and for the rare example of convi...

German film THE POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE receives special jury prize

70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August – 7th September 2013)   The German film THE POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE by Philip Gröning (Philip Gröning Filmproduktion, Bavaria Pictures, 3L Filmproduktion) was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the International Film Festival in Venice. The film screened in the Venezia 70 competition.   The German co-production WHITE SHADOW by Noaz Deshe (IT/DE/TZ, Chromosom Filmproduktion, French Exit), which competed in ...

Awards Ceremony of the 70th Venice Film Festival, Italian documentary wins best film

Official Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival VENEZIA 70 The Venezia 70 Jury, chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci and comprised of Andrea Arnold, Renato Berta, Carrie Fisher, Martina Gedeck, Jiang Wen, Pablo Larraín, Virginie Ledoyen, and Ryuichi Sakamotohaving viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows:   GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: SACRO GRA by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy, France)   SILVER LION fo...

Collateral awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival

    FIPRESCI Award Best Film of Venezia 70 to Tom à la ferme by Xavier Dolan Best Film of Orizzonti and International Critics’ Week to The Reunion (Återträffen) by Anna Odell   SIGNIS Award to Philomena by Stephen Frears Special Mention to Ana Arabia by Amos Gitai   Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola per il Cinema Award to Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi Cinema for UNICEF mention to Philomena by Stephen Fr...
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