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Honorary Award for Bruno Bozzetto ("Signor Rossi") Appreciation to an animator, humorist and humanist

  He is one of the great animation artists of the last decades, his figure "Mister Rossi" belongs to the cultural heritage and has inspired a whole generation: The honorary "trickstar"-Award of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is given to the Italian animation artist and legend Bruno Bozzetto. As part of the award ceremony on 7 May, American animator and cartoonist Bill Plympton, in his laudatio Bozzetto's work and social commitment...

Heavy Hitters Panels featured at the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival

  Web Series Superstar Panel and Masters Technology Panel   June 6, 7, 8 at The Landmark Theater The New Media Film Festival has always been on the cutting edge of filmmaking and this year will be spectacular.  They are bringing in the heavy hitters with superstars and masters for their Web Series and Technology Panels. The 8th Annual New Media Film Festival is happening June 6, 7, 8, 2017 at The Landmark Theater, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA...

Spanish Violinist/Actress Rebeca Nuez To Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards

Spanish actress and violinist Rebeca Nuez will be introduced to Cannes audiences this year in both musical and acting roles. The classically trained musician was invited to perform at the prestigious Cannes Fashion and Short Film Awards, scheduled for May 20th at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel. Nuez will also make her debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, cast in major roles in “In Search of the Miraculous,” “House of Deaths” and “...

Jeff Bridges and Diane Lane to Star in Untitled Reed Morano Project for EMJAG Productions and Bankside Films

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Bankside Films announced today that Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will star in the Untitled Project (formerly known as First Chair), to be directed by Reed Morano, who is currently receiving rave reviews for her work as the Director / EP of the pilot and episodes 2 & 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu.  Script was written by Academy Award nominee Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right).  Film marks the first film developed by Bankside ...

Kosovo Cinematography Center at Cannes International Film Festival 2017

  Kosovo Cinematography Center together with Albanian National Center of Cinematography will be present at International Village Pantiero no. 212 from 17 – 26 May 2017. In the last five years, Kosovo’s film industry has had a transcendental development. During these years Kosovo Cinematography Center has supported approximately 100 films in different categories and has had numerous collaborations with many other countries. Our film industry has had enormous achievements wit...

Julius Ponten: Dutch Producer on the Move, Cannes 2017

  Julius Ponten Julius Ponten, co-founder of New Amsterdam Film Company, will represent The Netherlands as Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival (May 17 - 28). Ponten quickly established his production credentials with the brilliant and uncompromising feature films Wolf (Jim Taihuttu, 2013) and Rabat (Jim Taihuttu and Victor D. Ponten, 2011) and a series of award-winning documentaries and shorts. He is currently producing the first feature under the New Ams...

'Hugo Villa Appointed as the new director of Los Cabos International Film Festival

  Hugo Villa Smythe has more than 30 years of experience in the filmmaking industry and is renowned for his work as producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer has been appointed by the board of Los Cabos Arte y Cultura...

Christina Aguilera, Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux casted in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, by Drake Doremus

Christina Aguilera (Burlesque, ABC’s Nashville), Theo James (The Secret Scripture, Divergent series), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, Angie Tribeca) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, Showtime’s Homeland) have joined Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Beauty and the Beast, Fargo, Miles Ahead) and Léa Seydoux (Spectre, The Grand Budapest Hotel) in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance ZOE, to be directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Breath In), it w...

Route One Adds Fisher Stevens to Direct Blacklist Script PALMER

Acclaimed director and producer Fisher Stevens has signed on to direct the heartfelt drama Palmer, it was announced today by Route One Entertainment CEO and producer on the project Russell Levine. Stevens recently co-directed the Cannes 2016 Official Selection and HBO Documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. He also directed National Geographic’s critically acclaimed Before the Flood, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2008, he won the Independent Spirit Award...

Grace Helbig to star in Trey Fanjoy's SOMETHING IN THE WATER / Miranda Lambert signs on as Executive Music Producer

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LOionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Bleecker Street Entertainment announced today that online comedy sensation Grace Helbig will star in Trey Fanjoy’s Something In the Water and award-winning country recording star Miranda Lambert will serve as Executive Music Producer. The film is the latest to be produced by Lionsgate as part of its digital film and television initiatives starring leading YouTube influencers.   A friendship comedy set in the South, the film centers...

EFP presents the 18th edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE

  EFP (European Film Promotion) and its member organisations have again selected 20 of the most promising up-and-coming European producers to take part in EFP's high-profile networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival (May 17 - 28, 2017). During the five-day event between May 19 and 23, the exclusive group will enjoy a tailor-made programme of roundtable pitching sessions, 1:1 speed dating, case studies, including one in co-operation with the pan...

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form.

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form which needs to be preserved at all costs.                              © Mr.Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) “Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” has been penned by one of world’s foremost authority on film archiv...

Filmography & Resume Hassan AKHONDPOOR

  Producer and director of the feature film “The City that never sleeps” ·      Will be screened in Iranian cinema and is winner of several foreign film festivals.   Director of the feature film “Angel's Savation" - "Fereshteh, daughter of ahmad” ·      11 nominations in multiple categories of Jasmine International Film Festival - Winner of Best Writing, Best Production Design a...

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Interview: Dinarte Freitas (actor) "A Thousand Junkies"

"A Thousand Junkies" tells the story of three friends Tommy, Blake, and TJ that have their day all sorted out. Until they don’t. When their dealer suddenly abandons them, these three heroin addicts criss-cross Los Angeles searching for an alternate source of relief. Along the way they debate increasingly reckless options for securing a new stash. It’s not long before debate becomes action. With a sensitive eye and no loss of comic skill from his days as a screenwriter...

Geoffrey Gilmore and Fisher Stevens Opening Keynote Speakers at Fest Forums NY

Ask filmfestivals.com to receive a unique promo discount code, exclusive to our readers! New York Edition April 27 - 28, 2016 Santa Barbara November 19 - 21, 2016 What happens when you bring immensely talented actor/director/Academy Award winning producer Fisher Stevens together with the always brilliant Geoffrey Gilmore, former head honcho aka Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca and ...

Seattle Fest to honor Anjelica Huston at this year’s 43rd edition and include the world premiere of her newest film, Trouble

One-Night-Only Event Includes On-Stage Interview and Screening               The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will honor Anjelica Huston during this year’s 43r...

There is still time to get in on the action at Tribeca

This year's Tribeca Film Festival is another a great opportunity to see some great films, join some exciting discussions about movies, and even to rub shoulder with some of your favorite celebrities. Photos © Mustafa Önder   The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. With strong roo...

America Ferrera and Maria Elena Salinas Honored at 2017 NAB Show

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– NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology, kicked off today in Las Vegas. NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith opened the convention with his annual State of the Broadcast Industry Address, and a broad range of industry professionals led sessions dealing with the latest advances in filmmaking, television production and content creation. This year’s NAB Show runs through Thursday, April 27. In his annual address...

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered the annual NAB State of the Industry address

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered the annual NAB State of the Industry address during the 2017 NAB Show. Below is a transcript of his remarks as prepared for delivery. *** Thanks again to our friends in NASA and astronaut Peggy Whitson for that special message. Back here on Earth at the NAB Show, we are witnessing the thrilling innovations taking place in 4K UHD and Next Generation Television, along with new technologies bringing radio to every device. Indeed, the story of broad...

Panels and Workshops at 50th WorldFest Houston

MAKING A MOVIE WITH THE WRITE STUFF! Nick Nicholson Thursday, April 27th at 10:00 AM   National film critic Nick Nicholson will reveal the seemingly ever-elusive list of things to do and not to do in your film projects on topics of writing, directing, producing, distribution and all in between. Member, Broadcast Film Critics Assn., Broadcast TV Journalist Assn., SAG-AFTRA, HCC-TV & CNN Radio & Co-founder of Houston Film Critics Society. CUT TO ...

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes has been announced

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes © RR Under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar, the Jury for the 70thFestival de Cannes will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world. Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from among the films in Competition. The winners will be announced on Sunday 28th May at the Closing Ceremony, following wh...

The Festival and Market Managing Team

Reza Mirkarimi Festival Director with Mehdi Yagdegari Film Market Manager. http://fajriff.com/en/ The Iranian Film Market (IFM) is one of the main sections of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), which is legally funded by Iran’s Cinema Organization. The 20th Iranian International Market for Films and TV programs (IFM) will take place in Tehran from April 21st to 26th, 2017. The market is trying to create a platform for promotion and distribution of family, humane and moral co...

Uma Thurman will Preside the Jury Un Certain Regard

  © V. Z. Celotto / Getty Images In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both present...

Festival guests and Companies attending the Fajr market

Festival Organizers are pleased to announce that well over 350 guests from 66 countries will be in attendance. Speaking to reporters, spokesperson Alireza Shojanouri said there will be appearances from 31 Asian, 23 European, and 6 African countries. At least 5 special guests from the American continent and Australia will also participate. There will be celebrity guests from 24 Muslim nations as well. Shojanouri explained that the guests come in different groups, mainly A-list directors, scre...

NYF’s International Television & Film Awards Announces Grand Jury: 2017 Jury Includes 180 Jurors, 34% Women

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® competition has announced the 2017 Grand Jury.  To date, this year’s powerhouse Grand Jury of prominent international broadcast and film industry executives represents 34 countries on 6 continents. The 60+ women on the jury are directors, producers, journalists, writers, and filmmakers who are passionate about excellence and innovation. The Grand Jury panel’s stellar reputation and diverse areas of expertise acro...

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