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Agnès Varda is to receive an honorary Palme d’or during the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes.

© Ciné-Tamaris   Previously, only Woody Allen, in 2002,Clint Eastwood, in 2009, and Bernardo Bertolucci, in 2011, have been granted this supreme distinction by the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes. The award is given to renowned directors whose works have achieved a global impact but who have nevertheless never won the Palme d’or. Agnès Varda is the first female director to garner the prestigious trophy. With her legendary humo...

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, guest at Next May 15th

In Conversation With Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, at the 2015 Marché du Film.   May 15th, 2015 at 10:00am - Salle Buñuel Palais 5th Floor Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, the leading Internet television network, will attend an In Conversation session at the 2015 Marché du Film. Ted Sarandos’ session will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:00am with NEXT, an exclusive program for Marché participants, dedicat...

Producer Bero Beyer appointed general and artistic director of International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, 6 May 2015: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Supervisory Board confirmed today its appointment of award-winning independent producer Bero Beyer as the new General and Artistic Director of IFFR. Beyer, who brings with him a wealth of international film expertise, on both the creative and industry side, formally joins IFFR on August 1st. He will be attending the Cannes Film Festival in his current capacity...

Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum join AMBI's animated feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad

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Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures has begun securing its voice cast for the epic 3D, CGI animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad.”   Alec Baldwin (“The Departed,”  “Blue Jasmine,” “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation”), John Cleese (“A Fish Called Wanda,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Life of Brian”), James Franco (“The Interview,” “...

The French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or Jury this year

Sabine Azéma © Getty Images   The French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or Jury this year, to select the best first film presented in Cannes. Following in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia, Sabine Azéma is getting ready to dedicate her enthusiasm and love of cinema to the directors of their first film. She will be accompanied by the director&n...

In Conversation With Netflix Chief Content Officer, at the 2015 Marché du Film

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, the leading Internet television company, will attend In Conversation sessions at the 2015 Marché du Film. The Marché du Film is the market arm of the Festival de Cannes and runs this year from May 13 to 22. Ted Sarandos’ session will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10am within NEXT, an exclusive program for Marché participants, dedicated to the future of cinema. Speaking for the first time during the prestigi...

Costa-Gavras as guest of honor of Cannes Classics 2015

Costa Gavras © AFP / A.C. Poujoulat   Costa-Gavras as guest of honor, a double celebration of Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, Ousmane Sembène the « father of African cinema, » Gaumont with a place of honor, Argentinians, Hitchcock, Truffaut, Russians, Hungarians, open-air screenings, Marcel Pagnol, Julien Duvivier, documentaries about cinema, restorations from all around the world, The Golden Palm's Legend and the 120 years of the Cinéma...

Future Frames: a new initiative by EFP and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

A new initiative by EFP and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival FUTURE FRAMES: Ten new filmmakers to follow  A new initiative by EFP and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 23.04.2015 THE OFFER by Moïra Pitteloud   EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY by Patr...

Robust panel series at Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival (BFF)

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Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), which debuts May 5-9, today unveiled a robust panel series that covers over a dozen topics addressing women, diversity and their intersections within the entertainment industry, featuring many well-known and highly regarded participants from various sectors of the industry. The Festival also revealed details of several special events including a softball game headlined by “A League of Their Own” stars Geena Davis and Rosie O&rsq...

« Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography » Tribute to ROGER A. DEAKINS

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May 22nd 2015 - Palais des Festivals / Bunuel theater Thales Angénieux, as Cannes Film Festival Official Partner since 2013, makes a tribute every year to a prominent international director of photography. After Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC) in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Angénieux is honoring this year the English Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins, who has worked closely with the Coen brothers. Roger A. Deakins : a prolific DoP Deakins was born in Torquay, ...

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Alexis Alexiou (Director/Writer - Wednesday 04:45)




 A life's work becomes a prison for jazz club owner Stelios when a shady Romanian gangster calls in his debts. This gripping, underworld drama is a parable on the perils of accumulated debt, and a depiction of the descent of a mostly decent man. Director Alexis Alexiou perfectly balances the complex emotions that drive a man to take the most drastic measures available. Stelios is the owner of a Jazz club in Athens. A few years ago, with the help of his former associate Vassos,...

On Friday April 24th, to kick off the film section, another cult figure on stage at FEFF: mister Jackie Chan!

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Udine Far East Film Festival 17 Special Gala Concert with JOE HISAISHI,  for the very first time in Italy, Miyazaki and Kitano’s composer!   On Thursday April 23rd, at 8.30 pm, the one and only Japanese musician will officially open the 17th Far East Film Festival! On stage at “Giovanni da Udine”, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Everything is ready, at Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine”, for the double (historical!) Far East Film Festival 1...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival Names Ariana Cohen-Halberstam New Artistic Director

      The Boston Jewish Film Festival is proud to announce Ariana Cohen-Halberstam as its new Artistic Director. Cohen-Halberstam comes to the Festival from the JCC Manhattan where she was Associate Director of Film Programming. She has been active in the New York film community for over ten years and now brings her comprehensive curatorial and festival production experience to Boston. Cohen-Halberstam’s background inclu...

Ellen Havenith is Dutch Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival

  www.international.eyefilm.nl   Ellen Havenith of PRPL will represent the Netherlands as Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival (May 13 - 24). The Producers on the Move networking programme is organised by European Film Promotion (EFP) for the 16th consecutive year at the Cannes International Film Festival. During the four-day event (May 15 - 18) EFP spotlights twenty of the most dynamic emerging producers from across Europe. They have been selected f...

The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes

  Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes. This year they will be joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The Jury will thus be made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights.  Their task will be to decide am...

Diane Raver Steps Down as Executive Director from Garden State

  Garden State Film Festival Founder and Diane Raver announced she is retiring from her role as Executive Director. She remains on the board of trustees and will retain some responsibilities, but not the full-time management position she has held for 14 years.   Margaret Fontana, a media professional with Meridian Health and GSFF board member, has been named the new Executive Director.  "When the late, great Bobby Pastorelli and I envisioned and planned the Garde...

Jill Godmilow to Receive Knight's Cross of the Republic of Poland

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The President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, announced that American independent filmmaker Jill Godmilow will receive the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland on April 25, 2015 during the premiere of her film, Far from Poland, at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland. The award is being given in recognition of Godmilow's "artistic commitment to the cause of the 'Solidarity' movement and Polish culture." Godmilow will be decorated by Hen...

Ingmar Trost PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE

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INGMAR TROST GERMAN PRODUCER ON THE MOVE   This is the 16th time that European Film Promotion (EFP) is inviting promising young producers from Europe to Cannes to participate in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE networking platform. Ingmar Trost of the Cologne-based production company Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion will be representing Germany. He was nominated by the EFP member German Films. In total, 20 producers from 20 different European countries will be showcased and be able to make internati...

Seeking Volunteers (& Interns!) for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE

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  Seeking Volunteers for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE Now in its twenty-first year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and provides the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Our volunteers are a key component to making the ...

Sir Sydney Poitier gives his name to The Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award

BIFF founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool and Sir Sydney Poitier  Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin (BIFF Advisory Board Member) is particularly happy to announce that The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Academy Award® winner and renowned global icon Sir Sidney Poitier has agreed to the naming of the prestigious Career Achievement Award at the Bahamas International Film Festival the “Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award.” BIFF f...

Snapshots Pierre Lescure Thierry Fremaux - Press Conference Cannes 2015

                                          Pierre Lescure et Thierry Fremaux présentent leurs choix et sélections pour la 68ème édition du festival de Cannes   ...

A jury on the lookout for new talent at CPH PIX 2015

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The international jury at CPH PIX will find a winner among the ten films in the main competition New Talent Grand PIX and reward its filmmaker with a 10,000 Euro cash prize. From 'Portrait of the Artist' Ten debuting directors from all around the world are nominated for the New Talent Grand PIX. The honour comes with a 10,000 Euro Cash prize intended to push the winning director towards the next production. The jury will reward the distinct vision and personal signature. This yea...

New York Indian Film Festival – Interview with Aroon Shivdasani

         Celebrating its 15th anniversary from May 4-9, 2015, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the largest and most influential, helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. As other specialty or niche festivals, the NYIFF has ...

Susan Sarandon & son Jack Henry Robbins on Their Doc “Storied Streets” & No Vote for Hillary, ps

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Sometime last month it was reported that Susan Sarandon, 68, exited the five-year personal relationship with New York-based ping-pong venture partner Jonathan Bricklin, 37, and while this isn’t an essential footnote in her long Oscar-winning career, ironically it does have a connection to her son’s new documentary “Storied Streets” since the impetus for the film was a player at the Sarandon-Bricklin club SPiN. Last night,...
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