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Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Selection with films from Jeff Nichols, João Pedro Rodrigues and Todd Solondz and more

  Two outstanding first films from Latin America and the short films by Bertrand Bonello and Jia Zhang-ke figure in the section’s first competitive edition The section showcasing the year’s most eye-opening movies, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will comprise 24 titles at the 64th San Sebastian Festival. In its first competitive edition, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera adds to the titles announced in July the works of Pablo Álvarez, Bertrand Bonello, Aaron Brookner, Paz Encina, Chema Gar...

4th edition of Savage Cinema brings the most heterogeneous selection in adventure and action sports films

The early days of surf in Gipuzkoa, the iconic journey of snowboarder Travis Rice, the psychedelia of the 60s and the awaited story of Bunker Spreckels are among the highlights of the selection   Savage Cinema, San Sebastian Festival’s non-competitive section for adventure and action sports films created in the collaboration with Red Bull Media House, will present in its fourth edition five titles reflecting the cycle’s intention to exhibit works in different genres and subj...

EFADs and CACI launch Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant at the San Sebastian Film Festival

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      The Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI) and the association of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) have agreed to launch a jointly funded grant for the development of a project presented at the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum of the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival.   The aim of the EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant is to build a structured partnership between Europe and Latin-America...

The world premiere of ''L’Odyssée / The Odyssey'' to close the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

  The 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival will come to a close with the world premiere screening of L’Odyssée / The Odyssey, a film on the life of Jacques Cousteau, written and directed by Jérôme Salle. The film looks at the adventures of Cousteau, pioneer of underwater exploration and filming, and his son Philippe, a personal journey which seriously dented their relationship due to the progenitor’s impossible dreams. The screenplay is based on...

Full retrospective of Jacques Becker's filmography in San Sebastian

The retrospective of Jacques Becker will include all his feature films in the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival French director’s son, the filmmaker Jean Becker, will attend the presentation Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Jacques Becker, who was born and died in Paris (1906-1960), only made thirteen fe...

17 projects in development from 11 countries to be presented at the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

The Forum will run on September 19th, 20th and 21st in the framework of the San Sebastian Festival’s 64th edition Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Sixteen projects, most of them never seen before at international co-production forums, have been selected from a total of 194 projects submitted from 28 countries. Additionally, in the framework of the Festival’s collaboration with t...

Venice Production Bridge Sept 1–5, 2016

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This year the Venice Production Bridge will be held during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (31st August – 10th September 2016), an initiative to both continue and fine-tune the idea of the Venice Film Market of the past years. The Venice Production Bridge will take place from September 1 to 5 in the third floor of the Excelsior Hotel of the Lido di Venezia. It will join and reinforce the Industry Office, which will continue to work, as it has in past years, throughout the entir...

'Emerging Talent' shortlist for The BUFF Awards 2016 announced

Winner to be announced at the BUFF Awards ceremony on 18 September. Laya Lewis, Abrantee Boateng, Johnny Sachon and Joseph Marshall have been shortlisted for the British Urban Film Festival Best Emerging Talent Award, sponsored by BBC Films. The award, celebrating the work of emerging talent in urban independent film, is in its’ second year having been won in 2015 by writer/director Vicki Kisner. This year’s winner will be announced on 18 September at Lo...

Winter Film Awards 2017 Indie Film Fest CALL FOR ENTRIES - Early Deadline Sept 1

Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers. Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates!  Early Bird Deadline September 1 - Regular Deadline October 15 - Late Deadline November 15 The Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival (WFA) announces a Call for Entries for its 6th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held Februa...

AAIFF16 A Tale of Three Cities Premiere Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – August 9, 2016 The U.S. Premiere Press Conference of A Tale of Three Cities, presented by director Steve Barclay, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, with Award-winning Hong Kong filmmakers Mabel Cheung and Alex Law was held during 39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (AAIFF16), Friday, July 22nd. Directors Cheung and Law discussed the making of A Tale of Three Cities, a biopic about the life of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan's parents. ...

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Roadside at Vimeo

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The San Sebastian Festival’s Official Selection selects works of Bertrand Bonello, Fernando Guzzoni, Arnaud des Pallières...

  Three debutants: North America’s Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Sweden’s Johannes Nyholm and Britain’s William Oldroyd will also compete for the Golden Shell   The competition for the Golden Shell at the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival, running from September 16th to 24th, will have as its protagonists some of the most eye-catching moviemakers on the international panorama. Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama), Fernando Guzzoni (Jesus), Johannes Nyholm (Jätt...

''American Pastoral'', the directorial debut by Ewan McGregor, to compete in the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Festiva

          The San Sebastian Festival will host the European premier of American Pastoral, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. The Scottish actor, Donostia Award Winner in 2012, will compete in the Official Selection with his directorial debut. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyll...

Fourteen moviemakers will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award

    Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution Today saw presentation of the selection of films making up New Directors, the se...

LOcarno 2016 events August 5

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  Highlight The conversation with Jane Birkin tomorrow at 10.30 (Spazio Cinema Forum) has been canceled. The conversation will take place at 16.15 at Palavideo and it will be followed by the screening of LA FILLE PRODIGUE by Jacques Doillon   Piazza Grande Events, 5 August JASON BOURNE by Paul Greengrass INTERCHANGE by Dain Iskandar Said  Leopard Club Award to Stefania Sandrelli   Special Events/Conversations with guests 5 August, 11.00,...

And the TWIST opening night film is...

    Three Dollar Bill Cinema is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Clyde Petersen's feature film debut, TORREY PINES, as the Opening Night film of the 2016 TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival. The film will screen ...

Free Fire to close this year’s LFF

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Free Fire to close this year’s LFF   The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Ben Wheatley’s high-octane action thriller Free Fire.   Massachusetts late ‘70s. Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Iri...

A Brief Chat with Expulsion’s Kenneth Andrew Williams

We had a quick phone call with up and coming writer/director Kenneth Andrew Williams and here’s what we learned about race, MTV and his upcoming horror film Expulsion. What inspired you to become a writer/director? I was enamored with movies at a very, very early age. In fact, I wanted to be an actor when I was 8 years old because, at that age, all I could see were the people in front of the camera. And I thought they were making up everything as they fucking went. A short whi...

AFTERLOV receives Locarno World Premiere

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  AFTERLOV, the debut feature from Greek director Stergios Paschos, will receive its world premiere in the Locarno International Film Festival’s "Concorso Cineasti del Presente" on 8 August, 2016.  Greek sales company Heretic Outreach have come on board to handle worldwide sales, with all territories available. It’s summertime - a time when Athens feels hotter than the desert.  Nikos, a broke 30-year-old musician, is chilling poolside and drinking cocktails...

Mabel Cheung: AAWMM Talk Back

By Maria Esteves – July 31, 2016 The Asian American Women Media Makers (AAWMM) Talk Back with multi-award winning Hong Kong director and screenwriter Mabel Cheung, moderated by co-founder S. Casper Wong, AAWMM, was held at the Museum of Chinese in New York (MOCA), Saturday, July 23, 12PM. Presented by AAIFF16, director Cheung discussed her early film career from Hong Kong to England to New York, her first trilogy works (The Illegal Immigrant, An Autumn's Tale, Eight Tales of Gold)...

Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona is “Treasure of European Film Culture”

The European Film Academy awards the Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”. picture: Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya. AVIOTEC. In October 1964, Orson Welles used the Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona as the location for CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, his personal Shakespeare adaptation, with himself in the leading role. Although shooting lasted nine months, o...

Spa Night Q&A with Andrew Ahn and Joe Seo

By Maria Esteves – July 29, 2016 The 39th Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (AAIFF16) Opening Night Premiere of SPA NIGHT, directed by Andrew Ahn was held at Asia Society, New York, Thursday, July 21, 2016. A special Q&A session with director Ahn and lead actor Joe Seo moderated by festival programs manager Haisong Li, AAIFF, immediately followed. Questions posed to Ahn and Seo by Li and the audience included: "What message did you wanted to deliver by makin...
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