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Charles Herzfeld Technicolor Wreaks Havoc @ TIFF - OMG!

    Charles Herzfeld is a 25 year veteran Technicolor senior VP Features. He shares his view on TIFF and why he loves this festival so much. Talking shop to Laurie Gordon for  filmfestivals.com, Charles tells us why he has attended TIFF for the past 15 years. At this year's TIFF 2014 Technicolor worked on Chris Rock's latest film TOP FIVE and Pink Floyds THE WALL new version   ...

Laurie Gordon Albert Nerenberg & Johnny Brower at E One TIFF 2014

Johnny Brower is the writer and producer of “The POP 69 Movie.” This is based upon the historical events that prompted John Lennon and Yoko Ono to travel across the world to perform for the first time as the Plastic Ono Band... Albert Nerenberg (born October 13, 1962) is a Canadian independent filmmaker, actor, journalist, and laughologist. His films include Stupidity (2003), Escape to Canada(2005), Let's All Hate Toronto (2007), and Lau...

Jury at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

                    Seven important personalities from the film scene will sit on the Official Jury at the San Sebastian Festival Alongside them will be an eighth member: the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, arrested on 10 May of this year by the Federal Security State of the Russian Federation (FSB) and today in a Moscow prison for having backed the Euromaidan protests in Kiev and his opposition to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. To defe...

Interview with Santiago Esteinou for his documentary: Los anos de Fierro

Los anos de Fierro The years of Fierro tells the story of Cesar, the oldest Mexican prisoner on death row in the United States. Cesar has waited for his execution date for more than 30 years, always insisting that he is innocent. The years of Fierro is a reflection on justice, imprisonment, punishment, guilt and brotherly love, through the eyes of Cesar and his brother, Sergio. These two brothers still hope to meet again, no matter the time or the distance. The director, Santi...

Interview with Oscar Ruir Navia who screened LOS HONGOS at TIFF14

Colombian director, Oscar Ruiz Navia, screened Los Hongos at TIFF (Jury Award winner in Locarno)  Trailer ...

Interview with Clara Pasieka for Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars

Short Interview by Leopoldo Soto with actress Clara Pasieka. Promoting her role in David Cronenberg's Maps to the stars . The Trailer ...

Mett your TIFF programmers and say hello...I have a film you should see

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Canadian Features Alexander Rogalski, Short Cuts Canada Andréa Picard, Wavelengths, Future Projections Brad Deane, TIFF Cinematheque Cameron Bailey, South Asia, Western Europe, USA, the Caribbean, CTC: Seoul, Galas Colin Geddes, Midnight Madness, Vanguard Diana Sanchez, Spain, Portugal, Latin America Dimitri Eipides, Eastern & Ce...

International protests helped – directors, artists still curtailed

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Dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof had his passport confiscated by the Iranian government, and was unable to come to the Stockholm International Film Festival, or any other film festival, with his film, Manuscripts Don’t Burn. His passport has now been returned to him, and he has left Iran. During the 2013 Stockholm Film Festival Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn was screened. The film deals with the Iranian government’s censorship of art and film. Rasoulof...

Sergei Loznitsa to head CinEast’s international jury

  The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has accepted the honour of becoming the president of the international jury of the 7th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 9 to 26 October 2014.   The CinEast (pronounced “ciné-East”) festival specialises in showcasing and promoting the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CinEast also strives to b...

Talent attending the 62st edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Other names to have confirmed their attendance alongside Denzel Washington and Benicio del Toro, are: Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Pedro Almodóvar, Viggo Mortensen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessica Chastain, Josh Hutcherson, Omar Sy, Ricardo Darín, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Leonardo Sbaraglia, and many more This morning, the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival was presented in the María Cristina Hotel. Jose Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director and Management Com...

The 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival dedicates a cycle to the filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

  Images in high resolution  Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema, the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood's Golden Age. In its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival pays homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women's incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood s...

Anahí Berneri, Susanne Bier, Maxime Giroux, Cristián Jiménez and Cédric Kahn join the selection at the 62nd San Sebastian Fest

A new international corps of reputed moviemakers will present their films in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival. All of these titles, along with those already announced, will compete for the Golden Shell. We will shortly confirm the new films to complete the Official Selection.   Aire libre (Open Air) Anahí Berneri (Argentina) Argentinian director Anahí Berneri returns to competition in the Official Selecti...

Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to EFA President Wim Wenders

Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vi...

Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure at EFA

"I want to be surprised" Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, producer Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure and as a member of the Discovery committee for this year's European Film Awards. The selection procedure for this year’s European Film Awards is now coming to an end. What is that, who is involved and how does it work? Sounds like a simple question, but it isn&rsq...

The ReBranding of Bill Murray, “St. Vincent” of Haha, His Own Day & A Birthday 9/21

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It’s a lucky thing for us Bill Murray, whose new movie St. Vincent even came with its own “Bill Murray Day” yesterday (Sept. 5) at the Toronto International Film Festival, dropped out of Jesuit college in his misspent youth to focus on being a comedian. In Murray fashion, the unlucky thing for him was that he got busted for Marijuana not long afterwards. The Illinois-born funny man, who celebrates a birthday on Sept. 2...

Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to Wim Wenders

Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vielseitiges Werk als Film...

Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – September 6, 2014 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York TADASHI SHOJI Spring 2015 Ca’ d’Oro Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Thursday, September 4, 2014. Shoji’s Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the sunsets overlooking the Grand Canal and the gothic details of Ca’ d’Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia) in Venice. The runway show included lace belted trench, sheath and full skirt dresses; tulle, chiffon, shirt waist blo...

Mavericks / onstage conversations with industry leaders in TIFF

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Engaging onstage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.         The 50 Year Argument Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | USA Martin Scorsese co-directs this documentary tribute to the New York Review of Books, whose six-decade history saw it frequently on the frontlines of cultural and political debate. Do I Sound Gay? David T...

TIFF Launch of the exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick

TIFF® announced today the lineup of special guests and events that will enhance the in-cinema experience and complement the upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick will make its Canadian premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, 2014 until January 25, 2015. More than a decade has passed since Kubrick was honoured with a retrospective in Toronto, and the exhibition will be accompanied by the comprehensive look at his oe...

September 5 is named Bill Murray Day

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  “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” — Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES SEPTEMBER 5 BILL MURRAY DAY Special FREE screenings of Ghostbusters, Stripes and Groundhog Day and the world premiere of St. Vincent TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, com...

Editor Thelma Schoonmaker receives The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement with a video message from Martin Scorsese

  Tuesday September 2nd, at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) 09 | 02 | 2014 With a video-message from Martin Scorsese The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Thelma Schoomaker will be held on Tuesday September 2nd at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) (access: public, all accredited visitors).During the ceremony a video-message from Martin Scorsese will be projecte...

NYFW Timo Weiland Men’s Spring 2015 Collection

By Maria Esteves – September 5, 2014 New York Fashion Week kicked off with TIMO WEILAND RTW Men’s Spring 2015 Presentation at the Highline Hotel, Tuesday, September 3, 2014. This season’s classic nautical collection by designers personal inspiration included the navy raincoat; leather bombers; zippered and button down jackets; pleated trousers; sweaters; shorts; sweatshirts and sweatpants in cotton and linen with multi-stripe and solid prints using top colors for Spring 2...
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