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Bruno Chatelin Advisory Board Member on the Festival Circuit

Bruno Chatelin has been named Advisory Board Member of the Chelsea FilmFestival in New york The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and a...

Chris Menges to receive lifetime achievement award from Camerimage held in Bydgoszcz

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  Are fifty years of career spent on discovering different ways of showing the truth about the people and the world enough for a person to go down in history? Is over half of a century worth of creating memorable film images and inspiring subsequent generations of cinematographers, critics and viewers enough of an artistic output to be called a legend? Born in Great Britain, but now worthy of  being called „a citizen of the world”, Chris Men...

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” has been selected to open the 11th Zurich Film Festival

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Director Matthew Brown, Producer Ed Pressman and Stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel To Present Film in Zurich The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Matthew Brown’s dramatic bio-pic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” has been selected to open the 11th edition of the Festival taking place September 24 – October 4. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   Matthew Brown directed the film from his screenplay based on Robert...

Gay Rugby World Cup documentary SCRUM to open Iris 2015

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  Organisers of the Iris Prize Festival have confirmed that the Cardiff based LGBT film festival has adopted a rugby theme for their opening night to coincide with the Rugby World Cup. Supported by the Welsh Rugby Union, who allowed the festival team to film their cinema advert at the Millennium Stadium, the 2015 festival will open with the rugby documentary Scrum.    Directed by Australian film maker Poppy Stockell (pictured left), who will be in Cardiff for the screening, the...

Broken Heel Festival couldn’t get any more spectacular

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Just when you thought that the 2015 Broken Heel Festival couldn’t get any more spectacular, the party that celebrates Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s 21st Birthday has released its full programme and it’s sure to have your inner Ru Paul shivering with anticipation. With over 15 Drag Queen and Drag King artists performing, cabaret, street parties, comedy, fireworks and live music over three jam-packed days, the outback has never looked this fabulous! The Festival is on from F...

42nd Film Fest Gent reveals first 15 titles

Last week the official festival jury and the visual of the 42nd edition were announced as part of the British focus. Today Film Fest Gent releases its first 15 titles. Besides the best films from its own soil as well as international features, the programme also includes the closing event and anniversary of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards. The official competition includes the French-Belgian co-production ‘Les Cowboys’ by Thomas Bidegain, also known as Jacqu...

The Young Pope – First Official Photo with Jude Low

Jude Law in the Sky, HBO and Canal+ original co-production, The Young Pope, as Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII ----------   Copyright line © Sky, HBO, Wildside 2015 ---------- PLEASE NOTE: HIGH-RES IMAGE ATTACHED   ROME/LONDON/LA, AUGUST 26, 2015 – The first official image from Sky, HBO and Canal+ original co-production, The Young Pope, has been revealed, featuring two-time Academy Award® nominee Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII.   The image, t...

The 35th Atlantic Film Festival announces the full festival program

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The 35th Atlantic Film Festival will run Sept. 17- 24 in Halifax, NS   The 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival announces its full festival program, featuring over 200 films and a full slate of special events, to be presented over eight days in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 17-24. "Our audience will find that in this year’s program in particular the diversity of culture and community is on display like never before”, said Wayne Carter, Executive Director. &ldqu...

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival announces finalists

Film Festival recognizes 80+ of the best wildlife and nature films   The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, (JHWFF) the premier event of its genre, has announced the 2015 finalists for its 13th biennial Festival. Winners will be unveiled in Jackson, Wy at the Grand Teton Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. The awards are one part of a five-day industry conference hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park, September 28-October 2, 2015, that attracts the ...

Kerem Ayan appointed to Head Istanbul Fest

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the Istanbul Film Festival goes through a restructuring after 9 years. Azize Tan, Festival Director for the last 9 years, hands the post over to Assistant Director Kerem Ayan. As of October, Azize Tan is stepping down as Director of the Istanbul Film Festival, and the Istanbul Film Festival’s Assistant Director for the past 9 years, Kerem Ayan will be taking over the position. With the Istanbul Film F...

Aspen Film Announces Maggie Mackay As Artistic Director

Aspen Film, one of Colorado's premier non-profit film organizations and presenter of Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Shortsfest and Academy Screenings, announced today the appointment of Maggie Mackay as Artistic Director.    Mackay brings 15 years of industry experience to the organization, most recently having served as Director of Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival under the ...

The 59th BFI London Film Festival Closing Night film will be STEVE JOBS.

Working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, STEVE JOBS is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. The film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to create a revealing portrait of the man at its epicentre. STEVE JOBS stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael  Stuhlbarg, and K...

Film Fest Gent welcomes new Managing Director Martijn Bal

The Board of Directors of Film Fest Gent has appointed Martijn Bal as Managing Director of the festival in Ghent. He will be assuming his duties officially on 1 October 2015. Chairperson Claire Tillekaerts is very happy that this crucial vacancy was successfully filled in time for the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent. "The Board of Directors is confident that Martijn Bal, with his love of film and strong reputation within the industry, will be a tremendous asset for Film Fest Gent. The ent...

Amy Paffrath, host of VH1’s hit reality series Dating Naked, and Alicia Malone to Hhost the opening of Hollyshorts

 Amy Paffrath, host of VH1’s hit reality series Dating Naked, and Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek, are set to co-host the upcoming and highly anticipated HollyShorts opening night celebration on Thursday August 13.  The event takes place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. The star-studded HollyShorts opening night will feature short movies starring Rose McGowan, Jason Patric, Sharon Lawrence, Rose McIver, Beth G...

Wim Wenders: Portraits Along The Road," a major touring retrospective

Janus Films announced today "Wim Wenders: Portraits Along The Road," a major touring retrospective of the legendary German director's work. It will launch at the IFC Center in New York (with Wenders present for select screenings) on August 28, and travel to a 15+-city tour of the nation's top art houses, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Austin and Van...

AMY to Become Biggest Ever British Documentary at the UK Box Office

Altitude Film Distribution’s AMY is poised to overtake director Asif Kapadia’s 2010 film SENNA to become the highest-grossing British documentary of all time, at the UK box office. With AMY currently sitting on £3.16million, SENNA’s lifetime box office total of £3.17million will undoubtedly be surpassed in the next 24 hours.   Following AMY’s July 3rd release, the documentary, about the late Amy Winehouse, received the biggest ever opening weekend for a...

Tom Gilroy Awarded Unique One-Month Writer's Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains to Develop His Script for Our Lady of the Snow

The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, today announced that Tom Gilroy has been awarded the 2015 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship, for continuing development of his script Our Lady of the Snow. The Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship provides uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction, making this award unique in its capacity to pr...

Next generation of Iranian filmmakers at the 11th Zurich Film Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4.

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The 11th Zurich Film Festival welcomes the film producing country Iran as its guest country in the NEW WORLD VIEW section. The programme contains approximately a dozen new feature and documentary films from the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers.   The film producing country Iran has garnered international attention through the work of such masters of the medium as Abbas Kiarostami (Golden Palm in Cannes 1997 for TASTE OF CHERRY), Asghar Farhadi (Oscar 2011 for A SEPARATION) and Jafa...

50 films lined up at the Milan Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte

50 films in the final 21 Countries bring the world to the screen     Cifra tonda per la selezione del Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte: sono 50 i film finalisti, provengono da 21 Nazioni! Il comitato di selezione li ha scelti tra le oltre 500 opere ricevute in concorso per la 14° edizione del Festival. ...

Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore.... and Director Mario Van Peebles wrapped production this week on USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

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Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, Cody Walker and Director Mario Van Peebles wrapped production this week on USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. The production left the entire cast and crew deeply touched by the men and the memory of the USS Indianapolis.   The film is inspired by the true events of the sinking of WWII’s USS Indianapolis and her brave crewmen. The original ...

Zurich Film Festival Announces First Gala Films

The Zurich Film Festival has revealed the first batch of galas! Details Below! Among them: KILL YOUR FRIENDS by Owen Harris; MISTRESS AMERICA by Noah Baumbach; the dramas MISS YOU ALREADY by Catherine Hardwicke, HIGH-RISE by Ben Wheatley and MON ROI by Maïwenn and the biopic thriller THE PROGRAM by Stephen Frears….   COMEDIC, DRAMATIC, BIOGRAPHIC  ZFF ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST GALA PREMIERES Zurich, August 4th, 2015     The 11th Zurich Film Festival ann...

International Cast Joins Jude Law And Diane Keaton In Paolo Sorrentino-Directed The Young Pope

Further details of the international cast of The Young Pope have been revealed following the announcement of two-time Academy Award® nominee Jude Law in the title role, and Academy Award®-winning female lead Diane Keaton.   Production on the series, which is a joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +, began last week.  All eight episodes will be directed by Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning film “The Great Beauty” as well as ...

The Transporter Refueled will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format for a theatrical IMAX® release

The Transporter Refueled, the re-imagining of the successful trilogy in the studio's highly profitable action franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres domestically on Sept. 4, followed by a select international footprint in IMAX theatres.   Starring newcomer Ed Skrein, The Transporter Refueled, which will be distributed dome...

Film4 FrightFest 2015 announces guest line-up plus reveals festival trailer

  Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose amongst dazzling array of guests set to re-animate FrightFest     Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in WE ARE STILL HERE, ROAD GAMES and SUN CHOKE plus makes a cameo appearance in TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she...
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