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The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes

The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller.   Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, George Miller will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italia, France, Canada and Hungary. The Jury will therefore include four women and four men around George Miller. Their task will be to decide between the ...

Sujata Mehta: Teaching grandma to suck eggs

Sujata Mehta: Teaching grandma to suck eggs Yesteryear film actress and popular stage performer Sujata Mehta is someone known to me from the 1980s. Her husband, Latesh Shah, is known me perhaps a little longer. Both were stage actors, with Latesh also being a gifted director. Both won prizes at inter-college short play competitions, including those organised by the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), where I had occasion to serve as judge. Sujata got film breaks, like Pratighaat...

Independent Heroes: Paul Verhoeven and Vincent Macaigne

IndieLisboa 2016 is born out of the usual balance between the return of several filmmakers the festival has accompanied and the introduction of a vast set of newcomers – mainly in the International Competition – that we are sure will return in the next years. Not by accident, Whit Stillman and Mia Hansen-Løve will open and close, respectively, this year’s festival with the presentation of their most recent works in a kind of afterword to the retrospectives we dedica...

Paula Ortiz will be honored at the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese

PAULA ORTIZ TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRIZE ‘CIUDAD DE HUESCA’ IN 44TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL    THE AWARD RECOGNIZES THE TALENT AND PROJECTION OF THIS YOUNG ARAGONESE DIRECTOR   HER LAST WORK, THE BRIDE, TO BE SCREENED IN THE ICONIC LORETO CHAPEL, NATURAL SETTING OF THE FILM   Aragonese director Paula Ortiz will be honored with the Ciudad de Huesca Prize in the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of the Upper Aragonese capital city....

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 18 hosts BEYOND GODZILLA, a retrospective of 10 films dedicated to Japanese Sci-Fi.

Guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko  FEFF 18 hosts a retrospective of 10 films, a book and a guest of honour: Obayashi Nobuhiko, grandmaster of Japanese Sci-Fi who, on the 25th of April, will be receiving the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Though 'Japanese Science Fiction' usually makes us Westerners think of Godzilla, the eighteenth edition of the Far East Film Festival is ready to expand our horizons with a retrospective called - not coincidentally - Beyo...

Ellen Burstyn to Receive Peter J. Owens Award for Acting at SFIFF59

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    Actor Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night and Onstage Tribute at Victoria Theatre   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Ellen Burstyn, a legend of stage and screen, will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5). The award will be presented to Burstyn at Film Soci...

Mel Gibson Set for Mark Gordon Period Drama

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The Mark Gordon Company has unveiled the brand-new series The Barbary Coast, which will be directed and co-written by Mel Gibson and star Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson. Gibson will also co-star via a recurring role in the show. The show will use Herbert Asbury’s book The Barbary Coast as one of the elements that will influence the series. Bruce Davey, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell and Rick Nicita will executive produce along with Gibson, Russell and Hudson. Entertainm...

Sasha Lane in Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY

Photo: Sasha Lane in Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY Copyright © Parts & Labor LLC/Pulse Films Limited/The British Film Institute/Channel Four Television Corporation 2016 SCREENING IN OFFICIAL COMPETITION AT THE CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Oscar and BAFTA-winning British director ANDREA ARNOLD is heading to Cannes next month with her latest feature “American Honey” which will screen in competition in the Official Selection.  Arnold prev...

TFI Interactive at Tribeca

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TFI Interactive, with the support of the Ford Foundation, assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators for an all-day forum that explores storytelling in the digital age. The Interactive Playground connects participants with a selection of groundbreaking projects.   During TFI Interactive, participants come together to explore how the evolving digital world is impacting their industries and the art of storytelling. Key speakers and skilled media artists give a series of short talks t...

Video of the Presentation of the Cannes 2016 line up by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, present the Official Selection of the 69th Festival de Cannes Press Conference. The Festival de Cannes will be held from May, 11th until May, 22th 2016.   ...

Tavernier's Documentary at Cannes Classics 2016

© 2016 - Little Bear - Gaumont - Pathé Production Bertrand Tavernier with a world premiere preview, a conversation with William Friedkin, a 1966 celebration, the 70th anniversary of the Fipresci prize, Wiseman & Depardon, two giant documentary filmmakers, unknown features from far away countries, film libraries honored, Eastern Europe movies, documentaries about cinema, great popular films, genre films, science fiction, comedies, an animation film, gothic hor...

TFF16: The First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program

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By Maria Esteves – April 18, 2016 The 15thTribeca Film Festival 2016 (TFF16) First Annual Whoopi’s Shorts Program introduced by festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal commenced Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Festival Hub in New York. The eight captivating films that inaugurated the animated shorts program were Fear, directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; I am a Pencil (Je suis un crayon), directed by Joe D’Arcy; The Loneliest Stoplight, directed by Bill Plympton; Lucens, di...

China Panorama Section Awards Closing Gala with Lifetime achievment to Lisa Lu

Panorama China Chairman Ray Jiang Ambassador Award to Wang Zhifei Lifetime achievment to Lisa Lu Bruno Chatelin likes the twins! ...

Panels and workshops at 49th WorldFest Houston

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MASTER CLASSES SEMINAR SCHEDULE Come and see what the heart of the film industry is all about with this set of innovative and exciting topics such as Casting for Indie Films, SAG/AFTRA, noted Film Critic Nick Nicholson’s take the world of film, Drones for Indie Filmmaking, All about DCP, NASA insiders tips for amazing footage for filmmakers, to our traditional Indie Directors’ Forum, Scriptwriters Hollywood Protocol plus much more. WHEN: April 14th, 15th, 16th at 10AM...

2016 Isabel Santos Tribute at Havana Film Festival New York

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By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2016 The 17th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY16) tribute to Cuba’s iconic actress ISABEL SANTOS commenced Monday, April 11, 6:00PM at the Instituto Cervantes New York. The premiere films VESTIDO DE NOVIA (His Wedding Dress), directed by Marilyn Solaya starring Isabel Santos and Santos directorial debut of EL CAMINO DE LA VIDA (The Path of Life) documentary short preceded the panel discussion The Actor And The Camera with actress/director Santos ...

William Friedkin's will offer a Masterclass at 69th Cannes

William Friedkin © Pat York American director William Friedkin will give the Cinema Masterclass of the 69th Festival de Cannes. Following in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai, Quentin Tarantino, Marco Bellocchio, Philip Kaufman and Jacques Audiard, he will take to the stage at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals  to talk with the audience. The Masterclass will be hosted by film critic Michel Ciment.    William Friedkin...

Guillermo del Toro will be giving a Masterclass in Annecy

Trollhunters © DreamWorks Animation Annecy is proud to announce a Masterclass event featuring award-winning master storyteller Guillermo del Toro as he reflects on his prolific career leading up to the world’s first glimpse at his latest creation, DreamWorks Trollhunters, debuting later this year.         A Storied Career ...

Gus Van Sant producer of Revolution receives an homage in France at La Cinémathèque

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 An exhibition designed by La Cinémathèque française Co-produced with the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin), the Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne) and la Cinémathèque suisse (Lausanne) With participation from the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée Thanks to support from the Neuflize OBC Bank, the Fondation Gan pour le cinéma and Vivendi Major benefactors of...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Q&A with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris

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By Maria Esteves – April 5, 2016 The MOMS MAMARAZZI Special Presentation of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, directed by Kirk Jones and written by Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos was held in New York, Friday, March 18, 2016. Actress/writer Nia Vardalos (Toula) and actress Elena Kampouris (Paris, Toula's daughter) appeared for a Q&A session after the presentation moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions and discussions posed by The Moms...

SIFF Honors Meg Ryan With SONOMA SALUTE AWARD

The Sonoma International Film Festival celebrating the best in film, food, wine and spirits program took place Wednesday, March 30 to Sunday, April 3. Considered one of the nation’s top destination film festivals, SIFF presents over 100 films shown at 6 venues, all within walking distance from Sonoma’s historic plaza -- dubbed SIFF VILLAGE -- in the heart of California Wine Country and will host nearly 200 filmmakers from around the world. “Every year we set out to bring uni...

Filmmakers attending Cannes with animation : WATCH OUT FOR THIS ! Register for free by April 7

Established 1995 filmfestivals.com is the online gateway into the world of festivals offering film professionals guidance on the circuit, access to contacts, films, festivals, winners, line up and focus on film luminaries in key festivals and markets. We own the most comprehensive database with 7 000 festivals , 13 000 media, 4 500 film buyers, major sales agents and distributors from around the world.    filmfestivals.com has developped into a portal with news and dailies fro...

Jennifer Garner Attends The Moms Miracles From Heaven Presentation

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By Maria Esteves – April 2, 2016 THE MOMS Special Presentation of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, directed by Patricia Riggen was held at Hearst Tower, New York, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. A Q&A discussion immediately followed with American actress Jennifer Garner moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions posed to actress Garner by The Moms included: "How did you decide to do MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN? Does it make a difference to you jump...

SAMMO HUNG: a living legend comes to Udine!

After last year’s sensational guests Joe Hisaishi and Jackie Chan, this year the Far East Film Festival will welcome another big name of Asian cinema: Sammo Hung, who will also be awarded the Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement On the Closing Night of April 30th, all spotlights will be on Hung and his much awaited for European première action thriller “The Bodyguard”.   Press release, 28th March 2016 For immediate release  UDINE – After...
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