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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...

14th International Cloud Computing Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 10, 2014 The amazing 14th International Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition (Cloud Expo 2014) encompassing Big Data Expo and DEVOps Summit commenced June 10-12, 2014 at Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, this year's mega conference introduced Internet of Things Expo presented by @ThingsExpo Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of Tau Institute for Global ICT Research. The Internet of Things (IoT), is an inter...

Let's Help Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov! an appeal to EFA members

Dear EFA Members, today we are contacting you with an update on Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The EFA Board feels that it is important to support him, also by donating for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children (details at the end of this mail). Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simf...

EFA Launches Fund for Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Deeply worried by the latest developments concerning the case of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, the European Film Academy has launched a fund to collect money for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children. 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 bro...

Director Ann Hui President of the Orizzonti Jury

Her new film The Golden Era will close the 71st Venice Film Festival   Orizzonti: the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema The most important woman director in Hong Kong, Ann Hui, will chair the International Jury fortheOrizzonti section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival 2014, which will award the Orizzonti prize for Best Film and the other official awards.   Her latest work, The ...

Composer Alexandre Desplat President of the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition

< Back it is the first time a film composer chairs the Jury for the competition of the Venice Film Festival   the Jury will award the Golden Lion for Best Film Alexandre Desplat (photo: Brigitte Lacombe), the internationally renowned French film composer, will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2014), which will award the Golden Lion...

JASMINA BOJIC, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), awarded UNESCO's Fellini

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The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), in recognition of her exceptional contribution in promoting the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the art of document...

Norm Bolen becomes the newest chair of the NSI board of directors

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the election of Norm Bolen as the newest chair of the NSI board of directors, with Prem Gill serving as vice-chair. Raja Khanna and Brad Pelman, co-chairs since 2009, will remain on the board. “I am so pleased about the opportunity to chair such a well-respected board that represents all facets of the screen industry,” said Norm. “NSI staff and faculty continue to deliver m...

Woody Allen's performances extracted from all his movies on the occasion of World Kissing Day July 6 2014

Woody Allen's performances extracted from all his movies on the occasion of World Kissing Day July 6 2014 you can find here: This is part of iwoody.pl project hosted by Dariusz Zawislak film director and producer of "Happy Birthday Woody Allen & Keep Going!" together with the young artists from Academy of Fine Arts from prfessor Szymanski Studio of Alternative Imaging ...

Zurich Film Festival will honor Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer   The third International Film Music Competition will be held during the 10th Zurich Film Festival and will bring with it legendary cinema composer Hans Zimmer, who will be honoured with a special Lifetime Award.   The International Film Music Competition is an exceedingly popular, one-of-a-kind program running congruently with ZFF’s ‘celebration of cinema’ and is organized and run in collaboration with Forum Filmmusik and the Tonhalle-Orchester Z&uu...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

In the Blink of His Eye: Walter Murch Makes It Look Easy, Film Editing’s Genius

By Quendrith Johnson   Sometimes you forget how intricate filmmaking is based on how easy it all appears on screen. And along comes someone like Oscar winning editor/sound-pioneer Walter Murch who throws light on every aspect that makes cinema loved worldwide. On the nuances of sound design, Murch off-handedly lays down the fundamentals of an art he actually helped shape.  “My mantra is: ‘clarity and density.’ If something in a film is too dense (too rich or intr...

Love Steaks Grand Prize Winner at First Time Fest 2014

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By Maria Esteves – June 26, 2014 FIRST TIME FEST: The Second Time Around (FTF 2014) Gala Awards for extraordinary achievements in cinema by first time international filmmakers hosted by director of programming David Schwartz, First Time Fest, commenced Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:00pm at 42 West, New York. The Grand Prize Award presented by co-founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward, First Time Fest, went to LOVE STEAKS, directed by Jakob Lass. The John Huston Award for outstanding achievem...

Bill Plympton & Laurie Gordon interviewed at TV 8 MontBlanc with Alain Zirah - Annecy 2014

On le Cynge boat docked on beautiful blue green glacial lake Annecy at the OFF Annecy during the Annecy International Film Festival. Watch as this talk show takes place in the most casual fun filled manner in the Savoie region of France.   Impromptu moments and unrehearsed interviews made for a super delightful gathering of animators, musicians and film lovers. Why is Annecy so much fun? Just because!  ...
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