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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...

Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to EFA President Wim Wenders

Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vi...

Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure at EFA

"I want to be surprised" Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, producer Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure and as a member of the Discovery committee for this year's European Film Awards. The selection procedure for this year’s European Film Awards is now coming to an end. What is that, who is involved and how does it work? Sounds like a simple question, but it isn&rsq...

The ReBranding of Bill Murray, “St. Vincent” of Haha, His Own Day & A Birthday 9/21

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It’s a lucky thing for us Bill Murray, whose new movie St. Vincent even came with its own “Bill Murray Day” yesterday (Sept. 5) at the Toronto International Film Festival, dropped out of Jesuit college in his misspent youth to focus on being a comedian. In Murray fashion, the unlucky thing for him was that he got busted for Marijuana not long afterwards. The Illinois-born funny man, who celebrates a birthday on Sept. 2...

Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to Wim Wenders

Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vielseitiges Werk als Film...

Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves – September 6, 2014 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York TADASHI SHOJI Spring 2015 Ca’ d’Oro Runway Show was held at the Stage in Lincoln Center, Thursday, September 4, 2014. Shoji’s Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the sunsets overlooking the Grand Canal and the gothic details of Ca’ d’Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia) in Venice. The runway show included lace belted trench, sheath and full skirt dresses; tulle, chiffon, shirt waist blo...

Mavericks / onstage conversations with industry leaders in TIFF

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Engaging onstage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.         The 50 Year Argument Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | USA Martin Scorsese co-directs this documentary tribute to the New York Review of Books, whose six-decade history saw it frequently on the frontlines of cultural and political debate. Do I Sound Gay? David T...

TIFF Launch of the exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick

TIFF® announced today the lineup of special guests and events that will enhance the in-cinema experience and complement the upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick will make its Canadian premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, 2014 until January 25, 2015. More than a decade has passed since Kubrick was honoured with a retrospective in Toronto, and the exhibition will be accompanied by the comprehensive look at his oe...

September 5 is named Bill Murray Day

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  “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” — Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES SEPTEMBER 5 BILL MURRAY DAY Special FREE screenings of Ghostbusters, Stripes and Groundhog Day and the world premiere of St. Vincent TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, com...

Editor Thelma Schoonmaker receives The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement with a video message from Martin Scorsese

  Tuesday September 2nd, at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) 09 | 02 | 2014 With a video-message from Martin Scorsese The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Thelma Schoomaker will be held on Tuesday September 2nd at 5.15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) (access: public, all accredited visitors).During the ceremony a video-message from Martin Scorsese will be projecte...

NYFW Timo Weiland Men’s Spring 2015 Collection

By Maria Esteves – September 5, 2014 New York Fashion Week kicked off with TIMO WEILAND RTW Men’s Spring 2015 Presentation at the Highline Hotel, Tuesday, September 3, 2014. This season’s classic nautical collection by designers personal inspiration included the navy raincoat; leather bombers; zippered and button down jackets; pleated trousers; sweaters; shorts; sweatshirts and sweatpants in cotton and linen with multi-stripe and solid prints using top colors for Spring 2...

71st Venice Film Festival - 3 coeurs Benoit Jacquot and his actresses

Press conference and red carpet of "3 coeurs" (Venezia 71) ...

Mike Leigh is this year's guest of honour at RIFF 2014

  His latest film, Mr.Turner shown at the festival Distinguished British director, Mike Leigh  will be guest of honour at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, RIFF.  His latest film, Mr.Turner will be screened at the festival. Leigh has directed various films throughout the years and gained attention for his different take on topics such as the British lower-classes.  His most famous films are undoubtedly Naked and Secrets &Lies ...

The Art of Discovery cofee table book by Wireimage Jeff Vespa

Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications. The coffee table book presents 100 full-color photographs of the most recognizable faces in entertainment, coupled with anecdotal, often deeply personal first-hand accounts of the moments that helped to shape their careers. Participants include Tilda Swinton, Matthew McConaughey...

The USA Film Festival to celebrate author James Ellroy with screening of LA Confidential

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The USA Film Festival celebrates author James Ellroy and the release of his new book PERFIDIA: A NOVEL along with screening of L.A. Confidential DALLAS -- The USA Film Festival, one of the nation's foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will honor author James Ellroy in conjunction with the publication of his new book “Perfidia: A novel” on October 8, 2014, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas....

Interview with Hyppolite Girardot for Life of Riley (Closing FFM 38)

AIMER, BOIRE ET CHANTER / LIFE OF RILEY 2013, Colour, France, World Greats    Production Team Director : Alain Resnais Screenwriter : Laurent Herbiet, Alex Reval, Jean-Marie Besset Cinematographer : Dominique Bouilleret Editor : Hervé De Luze Cast : Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Girardot, Michel Vuillemoz, Alb ...

No Land'S Song Interview with Ayat Najafi and Sarah Najafi winners for Best Documentary in Montreal FFM 38

      NO LAND'S SONG / NO LAND'S SONG 2014, Colour, Germany, France, Documentaries of the World  Every year FFM offers a few interesting feature documentaries, and once again, the most precious one was made by an Iranian author living abroad - Ayat Najafi’s No Land’s Song (German-French co-production). Arguably winning the audience award for best docume ...
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