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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...
The 56th edition of La Semaine de la Critique celebrates Brazilian cinema by inviting one of the most talented directors of today, Kleber Mendonça Filho, to be the President of the jury. As a parallel section dedicated to revealing emerging talents, La Semaine de la Critique is happy to welcome the frontrunner of the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers arising on the international scene.
After his sumptuous debut, Neighboring Sounds, Kleber Mendon&cced...
Monica Bellucci © Tiziana Fabi / AFP
On the invitation of the Festival de Cannes, the Italian actress Monica Bellucci has agreed to play the role of Mistress of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 70th Festival de Cannes to be held from 17 to 28 May 2017, under the presidency of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.
Monica Bellucci's friendship with the Festival de Cannes goes back a long way: in 2000, she walked up the st...
Cristian Mungiu, President of the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury © Dan Beleiu
For the 70th Festival de Cannes (17-28 May), Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, having been a member of Steven Spielberg’s jury in 2013. The director, screenwriter and producer follows in the footsteps of Naomi Kawase, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami and Jane Campion.
As an eminent representative of the Romanian...
In-Depth Conversation between Shah Rukh Khan and Brett Ratner Will Precede a Screening of My Name Is Khan at the Castro Theatre April 14
SFFILM announced today that global superstar Shah ...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Corresponden
What is it with ‘ripped from the alt-news headlines’ movie plots lately? KONG: SKULL ISLAND has a hollow earth slash reptilian b-story, even a CIA mind control “Monarch” reference on a briefcase. Now LIFE, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, has a waterborne microbe from Mars mass-extinction horror twist.
While scary stories about hostile life on Mars is a running theme since B-movies in the 50&r...
MAITE ALBERDI FROM CHILE, ONDI TIMONER FROM USA, JIMENA FRANCO AND JÜRGEN UREÑA FROM COSTA RICA, ROBER CALZADILLA FROM VENEZUELA, VERÓNICA PERROTTA FROM URUGUAY, AND ÁNGELES CRUZ AND LUCÍA CARRERAS FROM MEXICO AMONG THE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SIXTH EDITIO
Maite Alberdi returns to the International Film Festival of Panama
Among the list of directors that will pa...
By Maria Esteves
The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Closing Night Premiere Press Conference of THE LOST CITY OF Z, with director James Gray; cast members , Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, and Angus Macfadyen moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Questions posed to director Gray and cast members by moderator Jones and members of the press included: When did you read this materi...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
"Hello World,” is usually a newbie’s first line of code in programming, but as of Wikileaks Vault 7 data dump about CIA covert hacking on Mar. 7, followed by Julian Assange’s “Press Conference” on Mar. 9, the whole world is actually reeling, as in the wake-up call: Hello World!
But fear not, leave it to the much-maligned Entertainment Journalists to tread where no investigative reporter dare to go.
Later on, ...
UNIJAPAN has appointed ...
19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
3-12 March, 2017
“We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice”
The 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival hosts a special tribute that honors the iconic late British art critic, author and painter John Berger (1926-2017), a highly influential, multifaceted intellectual whose legacy will be cherished.
The tribute presents two documentary films: The Seasons in Quincy: Fo...
Renowned Greek festival programmer Dimitri Eipides, the man who established the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in 1999 and directed it ever since until 2016, is given a carte blanche at the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select
10 documentaries that will be screened in this year's event.
The festival thus honours a special person that has been devoted to cinema for many decades; “a godfather of interesting cinema”, as the director Jim Jarm...
Major exhibition on Martin Scorsese illuminates his work, life and passion for cinema
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976, Columbia Pictures)
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Today, a familiar face left the Hollywood landscape as TCM host Robert Osborne, 84, died on Monday Mar.6, 2017. But he was much more than just another talking head about movies and movie stars. Osborne came to Tinsel Town from “off the farm,” as he recounted when we spoke about the Oscars history in 2011.
Instead of penning a typical tribute, here’s a real inside look back at a man whose work in show business lives on. Ironical...
March 12, 2017
We are pleased to announce the launching of the First Annual Iranian Film Festival in Silicon Valley, as part of the Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in September 2017. To see the films, please click here.
Sponsored by Iranian Federated Women’s Club (IFWC)/Payvand and Azari Property Management
•Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others. Showtime, 6:00 pm. The wife of a famous actor takes on a role...
The actress and the author will be present on March 3 and 4 at the Municipal Theater Rivoli, in Porto, to present the new fantastic series of TV Globo at the festival.
Globo and Fantasporto invite the OCS to a press conference with actress Mariana Ximenes, Bruna from the series 'Supermax', and author Glória Perez, who signs the series 'Double Identity'.
The Workshop will take place at 5:00 pm on March 3 and will be coordinat...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Selfie from THE LAST WORD cast.
Never start a headline with a bad pun, and never write your own obit might be two unwritten rules of journalism, but in new movie THE LAST WORD, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, a lot of rules are broken so let’s skip the logline and go straight to the press conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The timing is key here, because this takes place, Friday, March, 3, in the wake of M...
Japanese SSF&A Festival Director SeigoTono on India tour
Tuesday, the 28th 0f February, saw the screening of four Japanese shorts at the Rangswar mini-auditorium, located inside Chavan Centre in South Mumbai. Organised by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, courtesy Prabhat Film Society, which completed 50 years this year, it was presented by Seigo Tono, Director of Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) and Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFFA), Japan. It will be held during June 1-12...
TV Globo Portugal has just confirmed to Fantasporto the presence of multi-award-winning screenwriter of television series and telenovelas Glória Perez in Oporto.
The screenwriter will be at Rivoli to present her "Double Identity" series and to hold a workshop on writing for television.
Glória Perez will give her Workshop on Friday (March 3rd), at 5:00 PM, on Floor 3 of Rivoli; On Saturday, at 12:00 will give, in the same place, a pres...
Get to know the personalities of the world film industry, in charge of deciding the productions that will be carried out by India Catalina, in the different categories of Official Competitions of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias. On Monday, March 6, at 8:00 pm, in the Closing Ceremony, we will know the most outstanding productions, of almost a hundred films competing in this edition.
Official Fiction Competition
The actress April Pearson arrived in Oporto today, playing one of the main roles in the British youth series "Skins", which was extremely successful throughout Europe between 2007 and 2013 and became a cult series for the generation of "teenagers" of that time .
"Skins" was a British drama series that accompanied the lives of a group of teenagers in their late high school years in Bristol, South West England with their controversial stories, exploring is...