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Karra Elejalde, José Coronado and Edurne Ormazabal, gala presenters at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival opening

  Actor Karra Elejalde and the presenter Edurne Ormazabal were the masters of ceremonies of the 62nd San Sebastian Festival opening gala,  on 19 September at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. To present the contents of this edition, they were accompanied by other big names from Spanish cinema: Maribel Verdú, Unax Ugalde, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Mireia Gabilondo, Eduard Fernández and Imanol Arias. During the gala, Denzel Washington received the Don...

Jury announced for Curtocircuito 2014

THE JURY Santiago de Compostela 2O14   JURIES   RADAR JURY   ADRIAN MARTIN   Adrian Martin is Professor of Film Studies at Goethe-Universität (Goethe University, Frankfurt) and Monash University (Melbourne). He is pub...

Sandor Sara and Vilmos Zsigmond, two super cinematographers at CINEFEST MISKOLC 2014

By "Oroslanyi Sandor Deleon", Miskolc     The VIP high point of cinefest 2014 was reached on the next-to-last day by the visitations in back-to-back master classes of two of the classiest cinematographers in living captivity, Sándor Sára (80) and Vilmos Zsigmond (83)  multi-acclaimed Hollywood cameraman of incontestably Hungarian origin. Sándor Sára Sándor Sára (born 28 November 1933) is an Hungarian cinematogr...

Meet The IFFS Staff

International Film Festival Summit For addittional information regarding IFFS, please reach out to:   Laurie Kirby, Esq. President + Chief Creative Officer (p) + 1.626.470.6043 (f) + 1.917.398.2125 (e) laurie.kirby@imfcon.com           Anastasia Maracin Bisson VP Business Development (p) + 1.530.363.3506 (e) anastasia.bisson@imfcon.com          ...

Meet the IFFS Advisory Board Members

The IFFS Advisory Board brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film festival industry today. Bruno Chatelin COO filmfestivals.com & fest21.com ...

The Denver Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce special guests to CINELATINO

    Director, Richard Montoya Producer, Edward James Olmos ...

TIFF Piers Handling at TIFF 14 Closing Night Leopoldo Soto

  Video by Leopoldo Soto  Piers Handling offered a few words before the closing film, proud of his achievments and perspectives, 6000 industry delegates attending, 41 film sales...and is excited about the future 40th anniversatry of TIFF for  2015. As the 39th Toronto International Film Festival concludes on a high note, setting a new record for industry delegate attendance and delivering strong film sales. This year saw the Festival’s highest film sale t...

TIFF 14 Kate Winslet at the Closing night

Video by Leopoldo Soto KATE WINSLET, and Dir. Alan Rickman, presenting A little chaos, during the closing night ceremony, at 2014 TIFF.   ...

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...
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