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New York Film Critics Circle Adds Six New Members

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Critics to Vote on December 2, 2015   The New York Film Critics Circle announced today that six new members will join the group.  Additions include Sara Stewart, NY Post; Alison Willmore, Buzzfeed.com; Nicolas Rapold, The L Magazine; Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian; Ed Gonzalez, Slant.com; Richard Brody, The New Yorker. The NYFCC will vote for the 2016 awards on December 2 and hold their annual Gala Awards dinner in January 4 at Tao Downtown.   “What keeps the NYFC...

Homage to MILCHO MANCHEVSKI (Before the Rain) in Fantasporto 2016

  Milcho and filmfestivals.com editor (in Aruba)   The 36th edition of Fantasporto- Oporto International Film Festival will be held between  the 26th February and the 5th March 2016., at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli. As always, trying to join innovation with the promotion of Cinema, both national and international ,  Fantasporto will celebrate Music as the theme of the year.  Competitions  for Fantasy Films (features and shorts), the Directors Wee...

Kim Longinotto, Sundance winner of Best Director, receives The Grierson Trustees' Award

    Kim Longinotto, winner of Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival for her newest film, DREAMCATCHER, has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious BBC Grierson Trustees' Award and DOC NYC's Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence, which comes with a $5,000 prize.    The Grierson Trustees' Award is the Grierson Tru...

Meryl Streep Appointed Jury President of the Berlinale 2016

66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (11. - 21. Februar 2016) American actress and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be Jury President of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. It will be the first time in her longstanding career that this world famous star takes on the role of a juror at a film festival.   “Meryl Streep is one of the most creative and multifaceted film artists. To mark our enthusiasm for her extraordinary talent we awarded her the Hon...

Meet the Lumière Ambassadors

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The Ambassadors   This edition of the Lumière Festival is pleased to welcome the Lumière Ambassadors, a team of filmmakers and cinema critics, who will lend their expertise to present many films of the program lineup throughout the festival!   Regis Wargnier  Among other classics, he has directed, Indochine, a historical epic whose success reached beyond French borders. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1993 and received fi...

New Screenwriters Residency Program for BIFF 2015 : 6 Finalists Announced

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Back by popular demand! The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce the return of its popular Screenwriters Residency Program (formerly known as the Filmmakers Residency Program), which provides screenplay writers from around the world to tell their stories with the opportunity to receive invaluable mentoring from industry professionals.   BIFF’s Screenwriters’ Residency Program seeks to nurture new filmmakers and screenwriters by providing them with an...

London FF 2015: Simon Stone on his debut feature The Daughter

Simon Stone is mostly known for his work in theatre. His adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck received great reviews, characterised as a ‘searing modern-day tragedy’ after its Barbican premier last year. In The daughter, Stone adapts the original script for the big screen, creating a tantalising family drama, set in rural Australian countryside. Geoffrey Rush stars as local factory owner Henry, whose son Christian (Paul Schneider) returns after years of absenc...

AFM 2015 Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed

    Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed   Panelists include Clay Epstein, Arclight Films, Lise Romanoff, Vision Films; Paul Davidson, The Orchard; Richard Gray, Yellow Brick Films; J. Todd Harris, Branded Pictures Enterta...

Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans and Henry Cavill set to star in SAND CASTLE

Nicholas Hoult (upcoming EQUALS, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Luke Evans (FURIOUS 7, THE HOBBIT film series) and Henry Cavill (upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, MAN OF STEEL) are set to star in the intense war drama SAND CASTLE, produced by Oscar® nominated Mark Gordon (STEVE JOBS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) of The Mark Gordon Company, Justin Nappi (ARBITRAGE, ALL IS LOST) through his company Treehouse Pictures and Ben Pugh (upcoming COLLIDE, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH) of 42, it was announced toda...

Christian Siriano Spring 2016 Runway Collection

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By Maria Esteves – October 12, 2015 CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear runway show was held during New York Fashion Week at ArtBeam, Saturday, September 12, 2015. Siriano’s Spring 2016 collection was inspired by the imperial cities of Morocco, culture, lifestyle and the annual Feast of the Throne celebration. His beautiful and feminine red carpet evening wear included black lattice laser-cut and silk cage collar gown and dress, burnout plunging neckline gown in i...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

Guests from around the world in Mannheim-Heidelberg

Award-winner Olivier Assayas will be in attendance and numerous guests from the international film and serial drama industry are expected.   When the 64th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg opens on Friday, October 9, 2015, the Festival Director Dr. Michael Kötz and Program Manager Daniela Kötz will have once again invited an exquisite selection of directors, actors and producers to the festival.   With the Master of Cinema Award for Olivier Assayas, the ...

Super List of Goodies with this Kickstarter campaign on the documentary made around Gerald Potterton, collectors...

The Flying Animator - Documentary - 3x Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton! On Kickstarter!   Musivision Films has launched its Kickstarter campaign for the The Flying Animator documentary on 3x Oscar nominated animator Gerald Potterton. Director Laurie Gordon has been filming Gerald for nearly five years at his home in Quebec and in London, Toronto. Still scheduled for more shooting days Laurie is really excited about editing the film into shape. Oh so many surprises and gems to b...

Alan Parker will be presiding over the international jury during the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent (13 - 24 October)

  British director Alan Parker will be presiding over the international jury during the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent (13 - 24 October). Joining him on the jury will be Marjane Satrapi, Caroline Strubbe, Boyd van Hoeij and Franco Lolli. Besides announcing the jury, Film Fest Gent also unveils the festival’s official poster featuring British style icon Twiggy in honour of this year’s British focus.  With regard to the choice of Alan Parker to chair the jury, Artistic Dire...

Niels Lind Larsen returns to CPH PIX as Head of Programme

    This month film critic Niels Lind Larsen returns to Copenhagen's biggest film festival for feature films, CPH PIX, as Head of Programme. 'We are thrilled that Niels is coming back to us', says Festival Director Jacob Neiiendam, who worked with Larsen on the first edition of CPH PIX in 2009. 'Even though a...

Betsey Johnson 50th Anniversary Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – October 7, 2015 BETSEY JOHNSON Spring 2016 The Curios Case of Betsey Button celebrated 50 years in the fashion industry at the Arc on Friday, September 11, 2015. Johnson’s extraordinary and memorable themed runway show dedicated to Ann K. Pimm (Johnson’s childhood dance instructor) and dance venues such as Limelight, Palladium, Mud Club, Electric Circus, and Max’s Kansas City displayed five decades of vintage designs from present day to 1950s. Models...

Get Happy Production Team

Director : Manoj Annadurai Screenwriter : Tom Shipley Cinematographer : Eric Giovon Editor : Matt O’Brien Cast : Chris Riggi, Adam LaVorgna, Rebecca Blumhagen, Jordan Lane Price, Lauren Sweetser Music : Allison Tartalia Film production and Sales : Prod.: Sania Jhankar, Monomyth Enchantment Inc., 300 EAST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10017 (États-Unis), tél.: (646) 246-2549, sania@ilaughicryfilms.com. Synopsis Charlie Kane is a perpetually miserable...

The team behind Get Happy

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY   Chezhian who was the protégé of P C Sriram, has handled the camera for the films Kalloori, Rettai Suzhi, Thenmerku Paruvakaatru and now Bala’s Paradesi. Cameraman Chezhiyan deserves accolades for bringing the serene villages and paddy fields from Kerala-Tamil Nadu border on screen. His camera intensely follows the life of the youngsters, recording the subtle and touching moments in their lives. You can watch his work at...

Video Interview with Manoj Annadurai and Sania Jhankar for Get Happy showing in Montreal World Fest

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  Manoj Annadurai and Sania Jhankar Director - Producer ...

The Annapolis Film Festival names new Board Members and Officers

The Annapolis Film Festival (AFF), which returns for a fourth year March 31 – April 3, 2016, has announced four new Board members and a new slate of Board officers for 2015-2016. The officers are: Lucy Spiegel, President; Lynn McReynolds, Vice-President; Emil Gallina, Treasurer; and Mandisa Henry, Secretary.   The four new members of the Annapolis Film Festival’s Board of Directors are Chip DiPaula, Ellen Weber Libby, Cheryl Miller and Susan Walker.   Chip DiPaula is co...

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin to speak at inaugural Fest Forward Festivals Conference in Santa Barbara on Future of Festivals

The Future of Festivals   The last frontier of the “tribal gathering” according to Seth Godin is the festival. With expansion in every festival vertical under the sun, the death of the festival is greatly exaggerated. Let’s hear from our team of experts in food, wine, music & film about where we are heading in the industry The panel will be hosted by Laurie Kirby, AboutFest / FestForward co founder. Speakers     ...

Christopher Plummer to receive a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Gent

  On Wednesday 14 October, Christopher Plummer will receive the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at the 42nd Film Fest Gent. With this accolade, the festival honours guests who have made a special contribution to the art of filmmaking. “If there is one actor deserving of the Joseph Plateau Award then it is this immensely versatile and talented Canadian icon", claims the festival’s artistic director, Patrick Duynslaegher. Film Fest Gent will also screen 'Reme...

Nancy Vuu Spring 2016 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves Style Fashion Week NANCY VUU Spring 2016 runway show was held during New York Fashion Week in Gotham Hall, Thursday, September 10, 2015. Vuu’s high-fashion collection for children and teens is graced with sheer elegance. She believes every child is a prince and a princess from the one true king! ...

Ron Perlman to be honored at Sunscreen Film Festival

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  The THIRD annual Sunscreen Film Festival West will honor the work of actor Ron Perlman with its Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday evening, October 3rd, prior to showing the Festival premier film DESIREE (Also starring Kate Walsh and Walton Goggins) The South Bay festival takes place in Hermosa Beach October 2-4, with more than 70 films competing in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Short, Documentary Short, Experimental Short & Web ser...

Video Homage to Emily Watson

Emily Watson received the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career.       Born in Islington (UK), Emily Watson trained as an actress at the prestigious London Drama Studio after completing her university studies. She began her professional career in theatre, with works including Lilian Hellmann’s The Children’s Hour, Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, and, in ...
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