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Video highlights of Ben Barenholtz, awarded a Berlinale Camera by festival director Dieter Kosslick and the Cohen brothers

Important film figure in the indie scene, Ben Barenholtz, awarded a Berlinale Camera by festival director Dieter Kosslick at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.  Honorific speech by Joel and Ethan Coen. ...

European Shooting Stars are welcomed to Berlin

(From left to right/back row): Kacey Mottet Klein (Switzerland), Atli Óskar Fjalarsson(Iceland), Daphné Patakia (Greece), Richard Shen, CEO TESIRO, Sara Serraiocco (Italy), Reinout Scholten van Aschat (The Netherlands), Jella Haase (Germany), (front row) Lou de Laâge (France),Martha Canga Antonio (Belgium), Tihana Lazović (Croatia) and María Valverde (Spain). 12th Februar...

Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT cast announced

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SUPPORTING CAST ANNOUNCED FOR Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT   Geoffrey Rush, director Stanley Tucci and Armie Hammer in rehearsal     Stanley Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAIT, about the artist Alberto Giacometti, starts principal photography on 15 February. This, Tucci’s fifth directorial turn, is adapted from James Lord’s memoir ‘A Giacometti Portrait’.   Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as ...

The team of Exodus to Shanghai prepares for a busy day at EFM, press day, market premiere and red carpet after party

  The team is in town to attend the Market Premiere of Exodus to Shangai and the after party at The Pearl Michel Adam threw a Team Diner at the Marriott to prepare for a very busy day on February 12, including one on one interviews and photocall, Special features for Bunte, Stern and  international press. Screening at 7.00 at DFF, followed by a red carpet - after party at The Pearl, the magnificent club next to Zoologischer Garten. We see here below Anthony Hickox th...

Best short film Competition - Ever! We fund you to collaborate!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10K for the short script. Up to $25K for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.     The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Mel Gibson to judge Tropfest

Academy Award Winner Mel Gibson joins the 2016 Tropfest judging panel   Tropfest, presented by CGU Insurance, today announces Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker and Hollywood acting legend Mel Gibson will join Tropfest’s judging panel for short film’s night of nights – this Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February, 2016.   Gibson, a NIDA graduate who catapulted onto the global stage with the Mad Max trilogy, and has too many films to his credit to count...

Fortissimo Films announced today a multi-picture representation of Chinese writer, producer, director Zhang Wei

Fortissimo Films announced today a multi-picture representation of Chinese multi-hyphenate, Zhang Wei, to include his first two films, FACTORY BOSS and DESTINY.  The representation will commence in Berlin, where FACTORY BOSS, which won the Best Actor award at the Montreal Film Festival, will also feature in the upcoming Berlin Chinese Film Festival.   Zhang Wei transitioned to filmmaking after becoming a successful business man/ entrepreneur. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Bei...

Guests and speakers/panelists for all seven nights of this years BERLIN CRITICS’ WEEK confirmed their participation.

        The focus of the 2nd BERLIN CRITICS’ WEEK will again lie on negotiating cultural, political and aesthetic questions of filmmaking, inspired by a diverse film programme. Besides filmmakers and critics, philosophers and visual artists accepted the invitation to our panels.   Besides others, we will welcome the filmmakers Jennifer Reeder, Tatjana Turanskyj, Marita Neher, Denis Côté, Philippe Grandrieux and Lewis...

Tara Mateik and Michelle Parkerson Attends Flaherty NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2016 The Flaherty NYC Winter/Spring 2016 (FNYCWS16) Queer Transitions was held at Anthology Film Archives, New York, Tuesday, February 2, 7:00PM. In collaboration with The New School; co-presented by Women Make Movies; programmed by Lana Lin, associate professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; and Cauleen Smith, professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts; the six documentary shorts presentation included Michelle Parkerson’s Storme: Lady of t...

MIFF 2016: Festival Director and Jackie Shroff meet the press

Midway through Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), the Director and the Brand Ambassador met the press on Monday, 01 February, at the Media Centre, in the Films Division Complex. It was the customary mid-fest conference, but with the addition of a new feature, the brand ambassador. “I am delighted to see that large numbers of viewers are sitting in our halls and watching documentary, short and animation films from around the world,” began Mukesh Sharma. (He was being...

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma

MIFF 2016: Master Class by Festival Director Mukesh Sharma Varied experience and a long, eventful career, make Mukesh Sharma just the person to speak on ‘How not to make films’. And he speaks so fast that he can compress so much in an hour-and-a-half! On 30 January 2016, a packed and refurbished RRIII theatre, on the 10th floor, of the Phase I building, at the Films Division headquarters in Mumbai, heard him talk about his acclaimed film children’s feature film Anokha Aspata...

No, Johnny Depp Didn’t Get Overlooked, He Got Leonard Maltin’s Modern Master Award

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Tonight Johnny Depp’s alleged "Oscar slight" was put into perspective by esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “There are only five slots,” Maltin said of Depp’s absence from the Best Actor category for BLACK MASS. “It was a career high for him.” This was on the red carpet right before a sit-down interview with Johnny Depp before the Maltin Mode...

Video Master Class Tom Hooper Danish Girl Live from Göteborg Film Festival

GFF Live: Master Class Tom Hooper Danish Girl Honorary Dragon Award ...

Philippe Dauman to Become Viacom Executive Chairman

Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman has been appointed as the company's executive chairman, replacing Sumner Redstone, who becomes chairman emeritus Philippe Pierre Dauman (born March 1, 1954) is the President and CEO of Viacom. He has served at this post since September 2006. Dauman is a longtime associate of the company's chairman Sumner Redstone. Dauman served from 1994 to 2000 as a member of Viacom's executive committee and as executive vice president in charge of strateg...

No Future without a Past Feb18: A discussion on feminism, diversity and film archives on the occasion of the 66th Berlinale

          NO FUTURE WITHOUT A PAST – Save Your Place in Film History! A discussion on feminism, diversity and film archives on the occasion of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival 18 February 2016 - Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth / Berlin Who decides today what we will remember tomorrow? What are the ways and means to secure the place of women film-makers in the history of film? How t...

Fundamental Films and Company Films Tap Harald Zwart to Direct 'RALLY CAR' Starring Keanu Reeves

Leading Chinese production and distribution outfit Fundamental Films and Company Films announced that Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Karate Kid) will direct their upcoming action film, Rally Car, (working title) starring Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix Trilogy). Jeremy Lott (Spy Kids) has penned the script which is based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Reeves and Hamel will produce under their Company Films banner along with Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao an...

Krakow Film Festival Dragon of Dragons for Marcel Lozinski

THE DRAGON OF DRAGONS, MARCEL ŁOZIŃSKI   Marcel Łoziński, one of the most renowned Polish filmmakers, frequently awarded at international festivals, winner of countless film festivals and many prestigious awards, will be honoured by Krakow Film Festival with the title "Dragon of Dragons" for lifetime achievement.   "Programme Council decided to award this year's Dragon of Dragons to Marcel Łoziński for his absolute fidelity to documentary film, and, withi...

BERGAMO Film Meeting 2016 to Honor Anna Karina.

By Alex Deleon ~ filmfestivals.com                The 34th edition of the Bergamo film festival in Northern Italy (officially known as The BERGAMO FILM MEETING) running this year from March 5 - 13, will be featuring one of the most interesting personal actor tributes of the as yet early 2016 festival season.  The hommage and retro in question is to the iconic goddess of the early French Nouvelle Vague, Danish-French actress (and vocalist) Anna...

Jury for the Best First Feature Award

Since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-quality viewf...

We have a jury for Berlinale 2016, headed by Merryl Streep

With actress Meryl Streep serving as Jury President  the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland). Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA &nbs...

The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller

   George Miller © Carl Court / AFP   The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller. Along with his Jury, it will fall to him to award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival, to be held from 11 to 22 May.   On receiving his invitation from the Festival, George Miller exclaimed, "What an unmitigated delight! To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of c...

His Holiness Pope Francis To Appear In Family Feature Film "Beyond The Sun" From AMBI Pictures

  A “first” in both cinema and Catholic Church history will be made as the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis will play himself in the family film “Beyond the Sun” from AMBI Pictures.   In his feature film debut (and film debut for any Pope in the history of the Church), His Holiness Pope Francis portrays himself in the inspirational story based on the Gospels, told in several tales with Jesus’s message, so children c...

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) 56 Pays Tribute to Susan Sarandon

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) is pleased to welcome one of the most outstanding actresses of our times as its guest of honor this year. Susan Sarandon, the New Yorker who has appeared in everything from dramas and cult films to comedy and animated movies in a career spanning over 40 years, joins the party with a retrospective featuring six films in which she gives some of her most acclaimed performances. Little did Sarandon imagine she would become one of Hollywood’s...

Sundance 2016 Cinema Café: Anomalisa co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Join "Anomalisa" co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, cinematographer Joe Passarelli, and producer Rosa Tran live at Sundance Film Festival's Cinema Café. ...

Sundance 16 Video -Power of Story: The Art of Film with Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, and Rachel Morrison

7Meet (on video) Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, Rachel Morrison, and moderator Alex Ross Perry for a discussion on the aesthetics of film, its intrinsic qualities, and its appeal to filmmakers who have made the artistic choice to use film as a shooting format. ...
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