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Ewan McGregor has established himself as one of cinema's most versatile actors - equally at home in independent film as he is with big budget studio fare. He joins us to discuss his career, his ambitious directorial debut, American Pastoral, and his goals as a director. Co-presented by Pinewood Studios. Rob Reiner returns to TIFF with his new film LBJ, and to discuss the versatility of his career in film and television, and hi...

Sunscreen Film Fest Announces New Programming Team

              Experienced Programmers to add experience and connections.            ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 22, 2016) – Film Festival Veterans Joe Restain...

Claude Gagnon opens the 40th edition of Montreal World Film Festival

CLAUDE GAGNON, recognized Quebecois film director, declares inaugurated the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, at Theatre Imperial. Serge Losique, founder and director of the festival, previosly presented the event. ...

Ethan Hawke to receive a Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Images in high resolution The four-time Academy Award nominee will receive the Lifetime Achievement award honouring his illustrious career the evening of Saturday, September 17th followed by a screening of his latest film The magnificent seven. On September 17th, Ethan Hawke will be honoured with a Donostia Award at ...

Newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors

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Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas a...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

CHERYL BOONE ISAACS RE-ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT     Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: ·         Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) ·         John Bailey, Vice Presi...

2016 Academy Film Scholars announced: Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott

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Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on female screenwriters in the early years of American cinema and the representation of slavery in Classical Hollywood films.  The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals. “Both Kornhaber and...

RIP Arthur Hiller Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president

Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died this august in Los Angeles of natural causes.  He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling.  Our condolences go out to his lo...

CinefestOZ 2016 Film Prize Jury Chair announced

CinefestOZ, Australia’s premier destination film festival, is delighted to announce that award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director Gillian Armstrong has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 2016 Festival. Armstrong is one of Australia’s most successful and respected filmmakers. Her feature film directorial debut, My Brilliant Career, adapted from the breakthrough Miles Franklin feminist novel, was a huge success both here and abroad, launching the careers of...

Lorenzo di Bonaventura to be honored with Zurich Career Achievement Award

    Legendary Producer Will Present His Latest Film “Deepwater Horizon” at the Festival     The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” and “GI Joe” franchises” “RED,” “Salt”)  will be the recipient of ZFF’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 &nd...

Hugh Grant will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2

  Grant’s Latest Film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, Directed by Stephen Frears and Co-Starring Meryl Streep, To Screen in Zurich   The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Hugh Grant will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recogniti...

New Additions to the BIFF X Team!

New Co-Director Tilke Hill - Prior to stepping up as co-director, Tilke operated as Buffalo International Film Festival's first Diversity Development Director. She is also the CEO of The New Hotness, Inc. (TNH) a new media company with a social mission - inclusion of underrepresented voices on and of screen. She is also the show runner (creator/writer/ep) of her company's first in-house production - Why I Murdered My Roommate - a new television series in which Buffalo plays a...

Oldenburg honors Auteur Christophe Honoré with Retrospective

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“I really treasure the lessons I learned from the New Wave, because as soon as I feel a subject is taking over in my films I tend to sabotage my screenplays to give more space, some freedom to invent form.”     ...

The competitors for the Horizontes Award

Juan Andrés Arango, Daniel Burman, Amat Escalante, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Carlos Lechuga and Christopher Murray, among the competitors for the Horizontes Award Five former participants in last year’s Films in Progress will this year feature in the selection of the best in Latin American cinema   The Horizontes Latino selection, consisting of feature films not yet screened in Spain, produced totally or partially in Latin America, is made up of thirteen films,...

Post-Brexit: What Now? by Mike Downey, Deputy Chairman of the EFA Board

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The UK’s eventual departure from the EU family is one which the European Film Academy regrets, however, like many institutions is waiting to see which form this split will actually take in the fullness of time. The fact is that from the EFA perspective as an organisation that includes all Council of Europe countries as well as Israel and Palestine it will be very much business as usual as the participation of our UK membership and UK films in our selection process wi...

When Stellan Skarsgård Calls About His New Movie In Order of Disappearance, You Better Answer

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent The first thing you hear when Stellan Skarsgård and Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland call at 8:00 am LA time for a phone interview from New York is Stellan’s unmistakable laugh. This is a far cry from the stoic Nils he plays in their new movie In Order of Disappearance that opens Aug. 26. Between the -40 celsius setting and the operatic violence, whereby Skarsgård picks off a succession of formidable enemies, including Bru...

The Jury at Animaze 2016

LUC CHAMBERLAND Luc Chamberland was born in St. Lambert, Montreal and was raised on a early intense diet of Television, comic books and animated cartoons. He studied Cinema at Concordia University and backpacked his way through Europe. For twenty years he lived and worked, directing commercials in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, Rome and mainly London. His animation credits include Asterix, Spielberg’s Fievel Goes West, We’re Back, and Space Jam. For Dreamworks, he was t...

Animaze Speakers at the conferencce program

   Animaze Speakers Dave Sidaway News photographer, Montreal Gazette Mary Hughson Graphic Artist, Montreal Gazette Gerald Potterton Director 3x Academy Award nominee, My Financial Career, The Railroader, Heavy Metal Aislin Cartoonist, Montreal Gazette Marie-Claude Beauchamp Co-Founder, CarpeDiem Film & TV ...

Isabelle Adjani attends Montreal with Carole Matthieu by Louis-Julien Petit

Isabelle Adjani, icon of the French cinema, will attend the 40th Montreal World Film Festival  to accompany the showing Carole Matthieu the new film by Louis-Julien Petit (Discount) in the World Greats section.  ”One of the best known stars of international cinema, Ms. Adjani is an actress of immense versatility and talent and we will have the great honour of having her presence once again grace the Festival,” declared MWFF president Serge Losique.  ...

American film star Willem Dafoe to attend Montreal with his film My Hindu Friend by Hector Babenco

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American film star Willem Dafoe, a favourite actor of such directors as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Alan Parker, William Friedkin, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara and Sam Raimi, will be in Montreal to accompany the showing of My Hindu Friend, the last film by Hector Babenco (Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman) , who died last month in Brazil. “We are especially proud to present the last film of this great director,” declared Montreal World Film...

Jury of the first feature Prize

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MARIANGIOLA CASTROVILLI   Mariangiola Castrovilli was born in Rome where she attended the International University of Journalism Pro Deo, now Luiss. She worked for RAI as a journalist and programmer- director, and for the newspaper Il Giornale, then contributed to leading European newspapers. A member of FIPRESCI, she served on numerous juries including  those at Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian. She is a member of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists, which each year...

AWS Summit New York 2016 Opening Keynote Photos

By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2016 The Amazon Web Services Summit New York 2016 (AWSSNY16) Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of AWS commenced Thursday, August 11, 10AM at Javits Convention Center. Vogels announced the launch of Application Load Balancer, derail architecture framework, launch of RDS for Aurora, two EBS updates, service oriented architect, container management service, micro services, launch of Amazon Kinesis Analytics, creati...

Werner Vogels Opening Keynote at AWS Summit New York 2016

By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2016 The Amazon Web Services Summit New York 2016 (AWSSNY16) Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of AWS commenced Thursday, August 11, 10AM at Javits Convention Center. Vogels keynote announcements included the launch of RDS for Aurora, launch of Amazon Kinesis Analytics, creation of executable reference architectures for serverless applications, launch of IPv6 Endpoints for Amazon S3, launch AWS Key Management Se...

Zurich Film Festival Celebrates with Retrospective and Lifetime Achievement Award for Producer Marcel Hoehn

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   Swiss Producer Marcel Hoehn will receive the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Hoehn’s production company, T&C Film, has hugely influenced the Swiss film scene over the past 40 years. To celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, the festival will show a comprehensive selection of his most important works. Marcel Hoehn is regarded as the most successful producer of the New Swiss Cinema. His career began in 1978 with Rolf Lyssy’s ...

Ellen Shanman has come on board to pen the live action remake of the insanely popular Japanese series TIGER & BUNNY.

Up and coming screenwriter Ellen Shanman is set to pen the adaptation of TIGER & BUNNY for Imagine Entertainment, All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures who are developing and producing the English-language live action feature film based on the smash hit Japanese anime series and feature films. Ellen Shanman is the author of two novels from Random House/Bantam Dell, ‘Right Before Your Eyes’, and ‘Everything Nice’ which she adapted for Charli...
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