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Winners of MIAFF Animation Film Awards 2017

  Simon Hultgren, Neil Bell, Martin Petrov, Alice Chen, Tsuya Shizuko, Laurie Gordon, Rei, Soumyaa Behrens, Catypa Plate Best International Short Film  Ex aequo award to Meeting MacGuffin by Catya Plate (US) and Drifting Away by Cyprien Clement Delmas (Spain) Best Canadian Short Film  Cigare by Tom Tassel (Canada) Best Short Film: Student Film Contest  Nana by Alexandra Kellner (Canada) With a special mention to In a ...

Plenty of Film Guests at MIFF 2017

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  Every year MIFF welcomes a wide variety of guests – local and international – to participate in the festival. From introducing their films and taking part in post-screening Q&As with you, the audience, to sitting on MIFF Talks panels or taking over our social media, our guests are a vital part of what makes the MIFF experience unique. In 2017, MIFF is hosting guests at the following screenings and VR events, and their associated Talks: Across | directo...

Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals guest-list,

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.   It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with CURSE OF CHUCKY and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly for the opening World Premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY.  Also attending five year...

Nicole Garcia will head Dinard Jury 2017

Other jury members include:     Valérie DonzelliRéalisatrice/Actrice/Scénariste - Française         Philippe BESSONEcrivain/Scénariste - Français ...

Ariel Wengroff from BROADLY (VICE Women's Channel) Today at 1.30pm ET on Facebook /Instagram live!

Chelsea Film Festival October 19-22, 2017 www.chelseafilm.org             ...

Maestri and debutants attending #Venezia74

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Maestri and debutants Are attending the Official Selection:   ·         4 Golden Lion-winning directors (Tsai Ming-liang for Vive l'amour, 1994; Gianni Amelio for Così ridevano, 1998; Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler, 2008; Samuel Maoz for Lebanon, 2009) ·         2 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement-winning directors (William Friedkin, Frederick Wiseman) 6 Academy Award-w...

RIP Jerry Lewis

 Photo by Alan Schoenauer Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, they starred in a successful series of comedy films for Paramount Pictures. Lewis was also known for his charity f...

Glenn Close to receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

  The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Glenn Close will receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival,  which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Golden Icon Award is the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress. Glenn Close will be honored with the award on Sunday October 1.   Ms Close will also present her latest film, THE WIFE with her...

Meet Keith Garcia Programming Manager for Denver Film Society and the Sie FilmCenter

      Allow me to (re)introduce myself. I'm Keith Garcia and I'm happy to announce that I will be the interim Programming Manager for Denver Film Society and the Sie FilmCenter for the next little while. Some of you may know me from my salad days when I held this same position for the organization for nearly a decade - going all the way back to the ol' Starz FilmC...

Jameson CineFest honors Jiři Menzel and Magda Vásáryova

The leading Hungarian film event, the 14th Jameson CineFest awaits the audience in 8-17 September 2017. On the 8th of September the festival opens its gate with the screening of ‘Shortcuts’ aka ‘Cutting it Short’ with the director, JiřiMenzel and the leading actress, Magda Vásáryova as special guests. The Academy Award winner director is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Aawrd winner, and the actress and diplomat Vásáryova ...

Oldenburg Honors Maverick Producer Ed Pressman with Retrospective

“Film seemed to be a way of changing the world”- Ed Pressman This personal credo resonates through his body of work and pioneering creativity and passion for story telling that has enabled and launched the careers of cinemas most acclaimed directors and stars. On the 50th Anniversary of his first foray into filmmaking in 1967, and with nearly 90 films to his credit, Ed Pressman is an iconic and prolific force to whom modern cinema and so many of its greatest artists ...

Franz Schwartz, the former director of Vienna’s Stadtkino, appointed interim artistic director of the Viennale.

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Following the death of our director of many years, Hans Hurch, the Viennale board of trustees has entrusted Franz Schwartz, the former director of Vienna’s Stadtkino, with the interim artistic direction of the Viennale. Franz Schwartz has already started work and will remain in charge until the appointment of a new permanent director at the beginning of next year. “Tragically, the Viennale 2017 is Hans Hurch’s last. Working together, the experienced team of the Viennale and I...

Brett Ratner to Close 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival as Keynote

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Brett Ratner, one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, will close the Academy Awards® qualifying 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival w...

What If There’s No Back to School or Normal: Ai Weiwei’s HUMAN FLOW for UN’s WHD

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Maybe you’ve never heard of Ai Weiwei, who turns 60 on Aug. 28. Once a pro blackjack player, Weiwei still takes huge gambles as China’s best-known living artist, conceptual artist, and filmmaker who is often jailed or at odds with his government. There’s a link to his timeline and bio below. But for tomorrow Aug. 19, which the United Nation declared “World Humanitarian Day” back in 2003, Weiwei’s new fil...

Check out the hysteria with Billy' Flynn's fans

Watch Billy Flynn getting an amazing welcome   https://www.facebook.com/1504880126420139/videos/1953435961564551/ ...

Dead on Arrival D.O.A. Team on stage with cast at RIFF

The team on stage at RIFF   Dead on Arrival on marquee ...

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford

The Electric Horseman (1979) by Sydney Pollack Thursday, August 31st in the Sala Volpi (5:30 p.m.) A tribute to Jane Fonda and Robert Redford 2017 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement   In honor of Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, who will each be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, there will be a screening of one of the four movies in which the two great actors performed together. The film, The Electric Horseman (1979), was directed ...

Consensus New York 2017 Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves The Consensus New York 2017 (3rd Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the Marriott Marquis, New York, May 22-24, 2017. The Internet’s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) and Cryptocurrency annual event included the launch of a decentralized blockchain storage system by Blockstack.org, R3 Corda Blockchain operating system, PRISM cryptocurrency portfolio by ShapeShift.io, TOKEN browser/messaging app by Coinbase, a special presentation of EOS...

Consensus New York 2017 Coverage

By Maria Esteves The Consensus New York 2017 (3rd Annual Blockchain Technology Summit) presented by CoinDesk was held at the New York Marriott Marquis, May 22-24. The Blockchain as a Service and Cryptocurrency annual event included a special presentation of EOS, Blockchain operating system; the launch of R3 Corda Blockchain operating system, the Blockstack decentralized browser and Token virtual chain, PRISM cyptocurrency portfolio by ShapeShift.io, and TOKEN messaging app by Coinba...

Joe Bang Gives Up James Bond for Channing Tatum in Tenn., LOL, for LOGAN LUCKY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Some good news Down South as Channing Tatum, who stars in LOGAN LUCKY directed by Steven Soderbergh, has gotten James Bond to dye his hair blonde — "Dye Another Day" would be a great 007 title -- wait, that's not real news. Even though Daniel Craig’s surprise Hillbilly-meets-Okie mega-cameo as Joe Bang in this movie is quite a towhead, the real news? Well, over a ways yonder in Tennessee the cast of LOGAN, which will b...

You Think Google Has Issues: Rachel Feldman Has Something To Say About Women & Directing, Okay?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One hot week in August leading up to a full moon, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, there was a kind of ground zero for the D-word from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. We’re talking hot-button issues inclusion, fairness, and equity under the heading of Diversity. If you haven’t heard what happened, a recap is in order. Here’s a timeline: on July 31 “CBS This Morning” covers a new USC Annenberg study that cites “inclusion c...
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