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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2017
The 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was held at Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, Hollywood, C.A on Sunday, February 26, 2017 and televised live on ABC Network and live streamed in more than 225 countries. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the Oscars honored outstanding film achievements of 2016. La La Land was top winner with six Oscars including Best Director for DAMIEN CHAZELLE and Best Actre...
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Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" for violation of Academy campaign regulations. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members of the Sound Branch during the nominations phase to make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a cam...
Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep an...
Grammy® and Tony® nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles will deliver a special "In Memoriam" performance during the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
"Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched ...
Recently a journalist asked Ate de Jong if film should reflect what happens in our world today. According to Mr de Jong every film is a political film, even a simple, intimate love story, as well as an over-the-top Special Effects extravaganza. As a film director Ate de Jong focuses on characters with personal dilemma’s living in a society full of traditional rules. Examples are: The yearning of a young actress for immortality in All Men Are Mortal based on Simone de Beauvoir...
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Dev Patel in 'Lion'
Other honorees at the festival’s closing-night ceremony include Sting, Maria Bello and Gianfranco Rosi.
The L.A. Italia festival on Friday night will hold its closing ceremony at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with its own awards show before Oscar Sunday.
Academy Award nominee Dev Patel will receive the fest’s best su...
By Maria Esteves
The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) World Premiere Press Conference of 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, with writer and director Mike Mills; cast members Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann and Elle Fanning moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater, NYC, Friday, October 7, 2016. Question posed to cast members Elle Fanning and Lucas Jade Zumann by moderator Jones "Did it help orient you guys to be looking at older ...
Berlin Short Film Nominee for the EFA
Prizes of the Ecumenical Jury
Prizes of the FIPRESCI Jury
Amnesty International Film Prize
Guild Film Prize
CICAE Art Cinema Award
Label Europa Cinemas
Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Jury Award
Tagesspiegel Readers' Jury Award
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Volker Schlöndorff (Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)
Nina Hoss (Actress)
Susanne Wolff (Actress)
Regina Ziegler (Producer)
Francis Boespflug (Co-Producer)
Moderation: Robert Fischer
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For those who can join us in celebrating the life of Rob Stewart, a funeral service will be held at Toronto's Bloor Street United Church on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 1:00pm. Please find details here. The Stewart family is asking friends and family attending to wear blue, in honour of Rob's love for the ocean. All are welcome.
For those who cannot attend, there will be a livestream here: facebook.com/sharkwater.
FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 19: HOMAGE TO YOSHIHARU TSUGE
Renewing the fruitful partnership between FEFF and Canicola: the graphic novel The Man without Talent to be presented in Udine.
Thirty years since the retirement of great cartoonist Yoshiharu Tsuge, and on the 80th anniversary of his birth, Canicola edizioni has announced it will publish the graphic novel The Man without Talent this coming April. The novel will be presented during Udine’s 19th Far East Film Festival (21st ...
The 65th edition of the San Sebastian Festival and the Spanish Film Archive will dedicate a retrospective to the North American director who settled in the UK, Joseph Losey
In the seventies, Joseph Losey represented the greatest expression of auteur or art-house cinema with works like The Servant (1963), King and Country (1964), Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971), all of which, with the exception of the second, were writte...
Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
"We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the...
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
"These actors are why we love to go to the movies," said De Luca and Todd. "From blockbusters to art house films, these artists deliver every time and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage."
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars®
telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.
“No matter who you ...
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Rob Stewart accomplished so much in his life, but there’s still more to do. To honour Rob’s memory, the Stewart family is collecting donations through WWF-Canada in order to continue his conservation work.
Rob cherished ocean wildlife and inspired others to do the same. Born in Toronto, he started taking underwater photographs at age 13, a skill he turned into a career as a wildlife photojournalist and filmmaker. His critically acclaimed documentary Sharkwater ...
Submissions for the Gold Coast Film Festival 2017 and SIPFest are closing soon!
Entries for the 2017 SIPFest close 18 February. Short film entries must be under 10 minutes and produced in the last two years. SIPFest winners have the opportunity to be awarded $8,000 in cash prizes.
Categories and prizes include:
Best Film: $3000
Runner up Best Film: $1000
People’s Choice: $1000
Best Film by a Gold Coast resident: $500
Best film showcasing Surfers Pa...
INTERNATIONAL JURY OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION FANTASY FILMS
Cashell Horgan - director "The Clockmaker's Dream 2016 (Ireland)
Christian Hallman - Director of the Public Award for "Sensoria" (Sweden) (2016)
Luis Rosales - Sci-fi World Journalist (Spain)
JURY OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION DIRECTOR'S WEEK
Adelaide Teixeira - actress (Portugal)
Marc Lahore - winner director Week 2016 Directors with "The Open" (Fra)
Jakob Lass talks about his film "Tiger Girl" at the Berlinale 2017.
Born in Munich, Germany in 1981, he initially worked as an actor. At the same time, he applied to study directing, but was rejected by all the German film schools. After his short film Bademeister Paul started to win awards, he participated in the 2008 Berlinale Talents, studied at filmArche and from 2009 directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. In his first year th...
Siraj Syed reviews Biddu’s autobiography, Made in India: Lone Trojan’s Adventures of a Lifetime
That life-time has now seen 72 summers. Karnataka-born world musician Biddu Appaiah, with Coorgi nativity, has chased his recent summers from London, to Spain, to Mumbai to Goa, every year. For one who strongly believes that musicians should retire at 65, including greats like Paul McCartney, he has just about lived up to his conviction. The only creative work he has done in the last se...
European Shooting Stars 2017 at the Berlinale Palast
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Tonight the renowed British actor Timothy Spall welcomed to the Berlinale Palast stage this year's ten up and coming young actors from all over Europe - the European Shooting Stars 2017. The prestigious programme - celebrating its 20th anniversary - is financially s...
CONTENT IS KING. BUT ALL HE WANTS TO TALK IS ABOUT KONG!
I sat down with Marc and discussed VR and scripts for International audiencces. Fascinated by the prospects. I thank my good friend Jurgen Schau (former Sony colleague: he used to run Sony in Germany)
Marc Lepetit (left, Bruno Chatelin, Jurgen Schau (right)
Producer and director (UFAFiction Gmbh), VR and cross media expert find out more on Marc here.