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Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 dedicated to Lauren Bacall

This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Lauren Bacall, one of our times greatest stars, who was also the recipient of The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.   Lauren Bacall was one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, known for her acting, her deep voice and her gaze. Her film debut in the 1944 “To Have and Have Not” made her famous and she quickly became a legend a term she resisted saying that was a reference to the pa...

Camerimage to pay tribute to John Alcott in 'Remembering the Masters' series

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.   A retrospective of Alcott’s award-winning body of work will be screened throughout the festival, which takes place November 15 – 22. Included in the retrospective series will be Alcott’s four-time Aca...

Liam Neeson is guest of honor at the 10th Zurich Film Festival

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 Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th.   A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema corso.   Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK...

If You Loved Him in "Lucy", Korea's 'Robert De Niro' Choi Min-Sik Is "The Admiral" Next!

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Though the nickname may be over the top, actor Choi Min-Sik is often called the 'Robert De Niro' of Korea, and with the villain he plays opposite Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's box office smash LUCY, you can see why some people would say this of him. Okay, okay, he is much younger (52) and some say better looking than Robert De Niro, but audiences sometimes need a peg to appreciate an international actor. With hi...

Robin Williams joins Dead Poets’ Society

Thatman Robin joins Dead Poets’ Society Comedy is heart wrenching, and can be fatal. For the comedian, that is. As it was, for Robin, the genius, who ended his 37-year career, and his 63-year life, by apparently killing himself, on 11 August 2014, at his home. What really killed him? Cocaine? Alcohol? Depression? Parkinson's? Maybe a combination of all. But cinema lost one of its most versatile, innovative actors, who was also incomparable in his wit, mimicry and motor-mouth reparte...

Roman Polanski forgoes Festival del film Locarno appearance

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    The Festival del film Locarno regrets to announce that Roman Polanski has decided to cancel his visit to its 67th edition. Only a short while ago, the leadership of the Festival has received the following message from Roman Polanski (in Italian):  ”Dear Friends, I am sorry to inform you that having considered the extent to which my planned appearance at the Locar...

Comedy’s Dark Day, 8/11, The Death of Robin Williams

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Traditional obituaries are hard to write for comedians, especially legends like Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - Aug. 11, 2014) who died today, because they have all died so many times. First they all die, then, if they are lucky like the late great fast-talker Robin Williams, they learn to “kill.”    But today 8/11 the giant killer, the phenomenon who was the heir to all the gifts of Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters, George ...

Berlinale Talents: Florian Weghorn is the new programme manager / Application round for Berlinale Talents 2015 underway

Florian_Weghorn-Copyright_Gerhard_Kassner On July 1, 2014, Florian Weghorn took over as programme manager for Berlinale Talents. Weghorn was formerly deputy head of the section Generation. Together with project manager Christine Tröstrum, Florian Weghorn will be responsible for the general direction of Berlinale Talents for the future.   "Florian Weghorn brings his programming experience and knowledge of the festival to Berlinale Talents. We're very happy that through him...

Roman Polanski, the film Maestro at Locarno

© Guy Ferrandis   One of the most influential figures in film history, Roman Polanski, accompanied by the actress Emmanuelle Seigner, will be a guest of honor at the 67° Festival del film Locarno, where he will give a talk about film that is open to the public. Director, actor, producer and screenwriter, Roman Polanski has had a profound impact on the history of modern cinema. His unmistakable humor and ability to master such a range of different styles, while always retain...

From Shock to Anger: The Case of Oleg Sentsov

  Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and brought to Moscow where he is still detained and awaiting trial. Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, EFA Deputy Chairman Mike Downey (pictured) talks about Se...

Hippolyte Girardot will attend Montreal showing of Resnais’ last film Aimer, boire et chanter

Montreal World Film Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard are pleased to announce that a posthumous tribute will be paid to Alain Resnais at this year’s Festival to mark his extraordinary career. Actor and personal friend of Resnais, Hippolyte Girardot, will attend the film’s showing to accept the Festival’s award in Resnais’ honour. One of the giants of French cinema, Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated h...

Montreal FFM pays Tribute to Michael J. Werner

  The Montreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to international distributor-producer Michael J. Werner, chairman of film sales of Fortissimo Films. The veteran America-born producer has been located in Hong Kong over the past two decades from where he guided the production and distribution of Asian films to markets around the world.   “Michael J. Werner is an essential figure in the world of independent cinema, a shining example of how to make and distribute quality fil...

Jury of the 38th Montreal World Film Festival

Sergio Castellitto, president    The Montreal World Film Festival is pleased to announce that  Franco-Algerian director-producer Rachid Bouchareb, Andréanne Bournival, grande dame of Quebec television and cinema, and noted Icelandic producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson will complete the international jury of the 38th Festival. These three join already announced jurors, actresses Ana Torrent and Jane Zhang under the presidency of Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitt...

Revelation Perth International Film Festival announces the appointment of a new Chairman to its Board of Director

Joining the Revelation Board is the former State Manager for Paramount Pictures and United International Pictures Ian Hale. Having built a formidable reputation over his years in the industry, Ian is about to embark on his own production as Managing Director of The Backlot Perth, a 50-seat, state-of-the-art cinema designed for not only for corporate film screenings and presentation use but also to service film makers with post-production and editing facilities. The announcement of the new Ch...

Giancarlo Giannini at Locarno for the Excellence Award

    Italian actor and director Giancarlo Giannini will attend the 67° Festival del film Locarno as one of the guests of honor of the Titanus retrospective and will receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. Following his successes in the theater, directed by Zeffirelli, and on television, Giancarlo Giannini made his film debut in 1965 in Gino Mangini’s I criminali della metropoli. In 1967 his talents as a singer and dancer led him to take on the ...

Denzel Washington will receive the Donostia Award

Denzel Washington will be opening the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival with the European premiere of "The Equalizer", a film by Antoine Fuqua. The actor will receive the Donostia lifetime achievement award. The Equalizer, a film directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, will be opening out-of-competition the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival on the 19th of September. Actor and director will be presenting the film in the Kursaal Auditorium. In 2001, Fuqua dir...

Salaud, on t'aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) by Lelouch will open the 38th edition of Montreal

  Salaud, on t’aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) the latest film by celebrated French director Claude Lelouch, will open the 38th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 21, it was announced by the MWFF’s president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. “I am faithful to this great festival and I am very happy to return to Montreal to show Salaud, on t’aime,” declared Lelouch. “The Montreal World Film Fest...

Fantasia VIPS Guest List - Brings the BEST of Genre Film to Montreal!

This year Fantasia continues its tradition of inviting the best and brightest genre filmmakers from around the world to the city of Montreal. The festival is proud to host more than 76 directors, producers and actors coming to Fantasia to premiere their films at the festival’s 18th edition. Fantasia will welcome filmmakers from all over the globe, from countries ranging from Brunei, Japan, and South Korea, to France and the Netherlands. With this year marking the 3r...

Locarno pays tribute to Jean-Pierre Léaud

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  Pardo alla carriera to Jean-Pierre Léaud EN © DR The 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud in awarding him a Pardo alla carriera, career award. In honor of Jean-Pierre Léaud the Festival will screen 4 films spanning his career: Masculine-Feminine (Masculin Fémin, 1966) by Jean-Luc God...

The official juries for the 67th edition of Locarno Fest

      © Festival del film Locarno This is to announce the composition of the official juries for the Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente, Pardi di domani and Best first film. The jury for the Concorso internazionale will have as its President the Italian director Gianfranco Rosi, winner of last year’s Leone d’oro at Venice for Sacro GRA. He will be accompanied by German filmmaker Thomas Arslan (Dealer, 1999; Gold,...

Khalo Matabane presents “The Films That Made Me” at the 35th Durban International Film Festival

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  Returning to the Durban International Film Festival (17 – 27 July) for the second time, The Films That Made Me section presents a programme of five films selected by a prominent South African director to bear testament to the films that have shaped his or her directorial voice. This year, DIFF is delighted to announce that it has invited acclaimed South African filmmaker, Khalo Matabane (director of State of Violence and Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me), to...

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Expands Advertising Sales Team with Appointment of Su Wei Wong as Associate Director

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today its appointment of Su Wei Wong as Associate Director, Advertising Sales. Based in CTE’s newly-opened office in Kuala Lumpur, Wong will be responsible for driving advertising sales in Malaysia. She will be working closely with Astro Media Sales to boost advertising revenue for CTE’s channels Celestial Movies and KIX HD.    “We a...

Cambodian supernatural drama, FREEDOM DEAL screens on the West Coast, USA at 'Music and Turmoil', San Francisco

The Camerado-produced supernatural Asian drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', screened July 11th at the 1970: Music and Turmoil event in San Francisco, CA, USA accompanied by the film's director, US filmmaker, J "Jack RO" Rosette, who spent more than half a decade in Cambodia developing and researching the ongoing 'FREEDOM DEAL' project. Also attending was rock historian, Richie Unterberger, author of the definitive Velvet Undergrou...

14th International Cloud Computing Expo Photos

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By Maria Esteves - July 14, 2014 The 14th International Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition 2014 (CloudExpo14) Opening Night Exhibitors Show Floor and Reception was held at Javits Convention Center, New York, Tuesday, June 10, 6:00pm. The event included Red Hat’s launch of ManageIQ, an open hybrid cloud management product based on OpenStack platform and book release signing of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” with co-autho...
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