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Covert Media is announcing the launch of a new foreign language label, Lexica Films

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Independent production, financing and distribution company Covert Media has launched a newly formed international sales label –Lexica Films -championing foreign language feature film titles for the worldwide marketplace, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson. Covert will add the foreign language titles to its quickly growing sales and production slate to present to buyers around the globe. Covert Media is aiming to launch 5-10 films per year through Lexica, identi...

Official Selection additions ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal''

The Japanese animated film ''Kimi no Na wa / Your name'', the living will of Bigas Luna ''Bigas x Bigas'' and ''Colossal'', the latest production by Nacho Vigalondo, complete the Official Selection   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The Official Selection will include fou...

Zinemira will present more Basque productions than ever

The section will include seventeen films produced in the Basque Country, eight of which will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award Ramón Barea will receive the Zinemira Award at the Basque Film and ETB Gala, setting for the premieres of ''Igelak (Frogs)'' and ''Agirre Lehendakaria'' The Zinemira section will include more Basque productions than ever at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Seventeen productions will compose the overview...

The five filmmakers selected for Ikusmira Berriak share their experiences at the Tabakalera residencies

Leo Calice The residencies running for the second edition of Ikusmira Berriak, a programme providing support to audiovisual projects organised by San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture 2016, Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary culture and the San Sebastian Festival, with the collaboration of Donostia Kultura and the Filmoteca Vasca, began on August 15th. During the residencies, lasting for six weeks, filmmakers Leo Calice, Mikel Gurrea, Aitor and Amaia Merino and Kiro Rus...

Kormákur, Xiaogang and Sang-il join others to compete for the Golden Shell at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The first works by Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres round off the competitive Official Selection   Eiðurinn / The Oath Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland) Finnur is a successful heart surgeon and father of t...

A Baltic co-production and a film from the Netherlands join the New Directors selection

Sixteen filmmakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award     Two new titles complete the New Directors section uniting sixteen first or second works by filmmakers from all over the globe. Martijn Maria Smits (Breda, Netherlands, 1980) will present her second feature, Waldstille, whose lead character returns to his hometown after serving prison for causing his girlfriend’s death in an accident. The town is also home to his in-...

Opening Gala dinner for the opening of Venice Festival cancelled in support to the communities struck by the earthquake

  < Back La Biennale di Venezia announces that it has cancelled the gala dinner and reception on the beach that have traditionally followed the opening ceremony of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, scheduled for August 31st. La Biennale di Venezia shares in the bereavement, expresses its deepest sorrow for the victims, and its utmost solidarity and support to the communities struck by the earthquake. ...

Alice Lowe's PREVENGE premieres at Venice and TIFF ft. "breakout" performance from baby Della Moon

PREVENGE (Acquisition Title, ICM Partners and XYZ Films) World Premiere (Venice) / North American Premiere (TIFF) Written and Directed by Alice Lowe Starring Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Katie Dickie, Joe Hartley   Featuring a "breakout" performance from baby Della Moon, a star both inside and outside the womb       Synopsis:  A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Hot Fuzz,  Paddington), Prevenge follows Rut...

Flanders line up for Toronto & Venice

     Orizzonti   Home Fien Troch Seventeen-year-old Kevin starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. He quickly adapts to his new home and gets along with his cousin Sammy. Through Sammy’s circle of friends he meets John. John lives in an unbearable situation with his mother and Kevin feels the urge to help his new friend. One evening fate intervenes and questions ...

Are we not cats? Venice FF Premiere!

Are you a fan of David Lynch? Alex Cox? Then meet Xander Robin.  His debut feature film ARE WE NOT CATS has been selected as the closing film for the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Critics' Week. The only US film featured in the section this year, it's a macabre arthouse indie, centered around a hairy love story.  The film has already captured imaginations at IndieWi...

Surf Film Fest hits Outer Banks

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Films       Surfalorus Selections 2016   Southeastern NC Surfing Director: John Burkett 35:00 // The pulse, surf, and stories form the people who live and surf coastal southeastern North Carolina.          Lunar Director: Luca Meril 8:34 // Leah Dawson expresses her art — surfing, shaping and music — in the unique landscape of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.     ...

Next Uranium Film Festival in Berlin. Sept 28 to Oct 02, 2016

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"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it", warns Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana(link is external). See here the amazing program and all films of the next International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin taking place Sept 28 to Oct 02., 2016 http://uraniumfilmfestival.org/de/berlin-2016-programm   70 years ago, July 16th 1945, exploded the first Atomic Bomb in New Mexico, at the Alamogordo Test Range, and the ...

Additional Master Classes at the TIFF Industry Conference.

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Ewan McGregor has established himself as one of cinema's most versatile actors - equally at home in independent film as he is with big budget studio fare. He joins us to discuss his career, his ambitious directorial debut, American Pastoral, and his goals as a director. Co-presented by Pinewood Studios. Rob Reiner returns to TIFF with his new film LBJ, and to discuss the versatility of his career in film and television, and hi...

CineFest Hungary`s 2016 lineup

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New sections, a stronger selection in the competition program and more colorful specials at the Miskolc IFF, the leading international film festival of Hungary, 9-18 September.   This year eighteen films have made it to the feature competition program. Movies like the Sundance hit Swiss Army Man, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople by the New Zealand helmer Taika Waititi or the renowned American director Kelly Richard’s new piece, Certain Women are all part of the program.   The Da...

Sunscreen Film Fest Announces New Programming Team

              Experienced Programmers to add experience and connections.            ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 22, 2016) – Film Festival Veterans Joe Restain...

The TIFF Industry Conference lineup

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The TIFF Industry Conference will feature a lineup of internationally-focused premium programming comprised of high-profile speakers, progressive discussions, and innovative strategies for creative and business leaders. The seven-day Conference takes place during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival® from September 9 -15, and includes Mogul sessions with Cheryl Boone Isaacs (President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), David Glasser (President & COO, The Weinstein...

Opening the Set of This Year's Blockbusters

  2016 has been the year of the superhero in the cinema – Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse have all been some of the biggest movies of the year. The graphic by Truedor below shows where the latest Captain America, Batman v Superman, Deadpool, X-Men, Ghostbusters, the BFG, Jungle Book and more 2016 films were recorded: Deadpool has been a massive success having made more than €750 million at the box office despite ...

Serge Losique welcoming guests at "Kiss me like a Lover" opening Red Carpet

Despite the shadows and questions around the Festival's fate a huge crowd was waiting for Serge Losique at the Imperial August 25 at 7.00pm  for the official opening of the 40th edition (the toughest since the hotel and cinema partnerships fell at the last minute). Nevertheless guests of the festival were flocking on the red carpet, with elegant attire, waiting for the late Jury (some of them were late at the airport) and the complete cast and crew of Kiss me Like a Lover by Andre ...

Claude Gagnon opens the 40th edition of Montreal World Film Festival

CLAUDE GAGNON, recognized Quebecois film director, declares inaugurated the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, at Theatre Imperial. Serge Losique, founder and director of the festival, previosly presented the event. ...

Vidnet 2016: Casting the content net far and vid--Bollywood, Hollywood, and..?

Vidnet 2016: Casting the content net far and vid--Bollywood, Hollywood, and..? MUMBAI: Bollywood, Hollywood and sports content will certainly get you traction, but ultimately, well thought out differentiated content, partnerships with platforms and targeted audience will not only get the eyeballs, but also return on investment for content creators on OTT platforms. This was the message that spr5ead itself like a canopy, taking content creators and OTT platform operators under its span, at the ...

CinefestOZ Film Festival Reveals Official 2016 Program

  CinefestOZ today revealed its 2016 program and continues its proud tradition of showcasing the best of Australian film. CinefestOZ is an immersive film and destination experience where audiences are invited to explore a diverse program of quality film from Wednesday August 24 to Sunday August 28. Over 68 venues and spaces will welcomingly open their doors to audiences and VIP guests alike, offering something for everyone with over 110 film and event options. Festival CEO M...

CinefestOZ 2016 Film Prize Jury Chair announced

  CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, is delighted to announce that award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director Gillian Armstrong has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 2016 Festival. Armstrong is one of Australia’s most successful and respected filmmakers. Her feature film directorial debut, My Brilliant Career, adapted from the breakthrough Miles Franklin feminist novel, was a huge success both here and abroad, launching the...

"Backtrack" (2015); Interview With George Shetsov

  Writer/Director Michael Petroni's film “Backtrack” was sold to international territories at this year's EFM in Berlin by sales agent Bankside Films. The film tells the story of psychologist Peter Bower (Adrien Brody) who is himself troubled by a forgotten past that has come back to haunt him. Visited by ghosts of his childhood, Peter seeks to uncover his unconsciously buried memories. But the more he seeks the truth, the more his life and the lives of his family ...

New Orleans Film Society Announces 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, October 12th – 20th, 2016

    New Orleans Film Society Announces 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, October 12th – 20th, 2016   Festival unveils documentary, narrative and Louisiana feature competition lineup + official program artwork   The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced today the feature competition lineup for the 27th annual New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), taking place October 12th – 20th at venues across New Orleans, with an increased presence in the downtown...
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