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Molodist Workshop with Lordan Zafranovic Photo Gallery

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21.10. WORKSHOP BY LORDAN ZAFRANOVIĆ   ...

Masterclass with Marion Hansel (Molodist 2013 Jury) Photo Gallery

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21.10. WORKSHOP BY MARION HANSEL   ...

Indian star and activist Shabana Azmi will be the guest of honour of the 13th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

The best of contemporary Indian cinema at Cinema Odeon, Florence, from 22nd to 28th November 2013   Indian star and activist Shabana Azmi will be the guest of honour of the 13th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival with the first Italian tribute to her work   After Florence, the Festival will bring its ‘best of’ to Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome (29th November - 1st December), and to Spazio Oberdan in Milan (February 2014)   &...

Paco Delgado wins the European Costume Designer Award 2013

The European Film Academy  rewarded Paco Delgado´s  work in Blancanieves  (directed by Pablo Berger) “for a costume design combining meticulous research of Spanish tradition and craft with the freedom of a gothic fairy tale.”  EFA members of the jury were: Tuomas Kantelinen, Francesco Ranieri Martinotti,  Karel Och, Simón de Santiago, Hervé Schneid, Marek Septimus Wieser and Jasmila Zbanic  Paco Delgado won the Goya for Best Wardro...

Thierry Fremaux guest of Regiofun to introduce Lumiere works (retsored version)

Head of Cannes Fest and Institut Lumière (and Lumière Fest) will host of Katowice Regiofun. Exciting program of 80 minutes of original restored footage by Lumière Brothers will be shown thursday 24th... ...

Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise photo exhibit and retrospective opens Molodist IFF

    Ulrich Seidl brought to Kiev 42 photographs (rints from screenshots) dedicated to his «paradisal» trilogy. The very same trilogy will be shown at the Molodist IFF as a part of the world's first complete retrospective of the director: Ulrich Seidl. Total Retrospective. Sexuality, spirituality, physicality - three women from a European family are looking for different ways of how to satisfy their hidden desires. 42 original photographs on the verge of vo...

Meet the EFA Board memberJANI THILTGES

Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, producer Jani Thiltges from Luxembourg talks about the beginnings of his career, winning an award and learning from mistakes …    You are involved with production entities across Europe, in Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Portugal. Does that simply reflect the need for international co-production or are there other factors at play? I'd like to be a great ...

Molodist jury members

JURY     INTERNATIONAL Marion Hänsel Director, producer Belgium  Marion Hänsel was born in 1949 in Marseille and grew up in Antwerp. She set up her own company, Man's Films in 1977. She produced all of the eleven films she directed, and won many international prizes. Marion Hänsel also produced or co-produced more than 10 feature films of other directors ("La Puritaine," "No Man’s Land"). Retrospectives of h...

Bio of Alexandra Yacovlef, Partner of Little Studio Films.

ALEXANDRA YACOVLEF   She started in the Entertainment business in the early eighties in film consulting in financing with the European offices of Studios such as Columbia and Universal and acted as a consultant for the department of film financing at the Wall Street brokerage firm SMITH BARNEY. In 1988 she  represented  International Film distributors in the USA from 11 different countries.  Her fluency in 5 languages and financial experience helped her clients close de...

Bio of Alexia Melocchi, Partner of Little Studio Films.

ALEXIA MELOCCHI Alexia Melocchi  is the Partner of Little Studio Films.   Alexia Melocchi had a successful career in the international marketplace, as both a sales agent and buyer’s rep for eleven territories, giving her diverse exposure to all types of films and functions in the entertainment industry.  As consultant she works on packaging films, securing co productions and arranging for US and International Distribution of  several projects of her clients using ...

John Turturro, Rick Carter and Joan Churchill honored at 2013 Camerimage Film Festival

Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner John Turturro (Transformers, Fading Gigolo, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers: Dark of the Moon); Two-time Academy Award® winner Rick Carter (Avatar, Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park), and celebrated filmmaker Joan Churchill (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Shut Up & Sing, Kurt & Courtney) will be honoured at CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which takes place November 16th – 23rd.  ...

The Art of Film (in Dallas) to welcome keynote precious Lee Daniels

ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER OF MONSTER’S BALL AND PRECIOUS, LEE DANIELS! The Dallas Film Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that celebrates films and their impact on society, has announced it will honor filmmaker Lee Daniels at the annual fall benefit event, The Art of Film.  Set in the historic Hall of State in Fair Park, The Art of Film offers a rare opportunity for 350 film lovers to gather at an elegant dinner and be a part of an intimate conversation with Daniels and renown...

Will Ferrel Guest Star at the Viennale 2013

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The Viennale is pleased to announce another highlight of this year’s program. The festival, taking place from October 24 to November 6, is devoting a comprehensive film tribute to the great American actor and comedian Will Ferrell. Chosen in collaboration with Will Ferrell, the selection of films includes some of his absolute classics, such as STEP BROTHERS (2008), TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (2006) and OLD SCHOOL (2002), but also less known works like CASA DE MI PADRE ...

European Film Academy Honours Catherine Deneuve

<                                       Picture: EFA / Kurt Krieger The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Catherine Deneuve with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work. Born into a family of actors, Catherine Deneuve started her acting career somewhat by coincidence through her sister Françoise. Very quickly, how...

Bruno Chatelin in the jury of Regiofun

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION   Bruno Chatelin Bruno Chatelin started his professional career in the biggest international advertising agencies such as Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he cooperated with e.g. Unilever, Mars Foods and Mastercard. In 1985 he went into film distribution on behalf of Sony, which he left after ten years, so as to create a fusion of 20th Century Fox with UGC in France. After the fusion, he quickly situated the company on th...

Braunschweig Film Festival honors Birgit Hein

  The 27th Braunschweig International Film Festival (05.-10.11.2013) pays homage to Birgit Hein, filmmaker and performance artist. Birgit Hein, who is considered to be the pioneer of underground- and experimental film, will be personally presenting nine of her films from the years between 1968 and 2013.   Born in 1942, Birgit Hein studies history of art and theatre arts in Cologne. Her profound involvement in the fine arts lead her to develop a strong interest ...

Nicolas Gonda will deliver the Keynote Address at the American Film Market’s Marketing Conference

Nicolas Gonda, Producer and Co-Founder of Tugg Inc, will deliver the Keynote Address at the American Film Market’s Marketing Conference on Monday, November 11th.  The 2013 American Film Market (AFM), the world’s largest motion-picture trade show, takes place November 6th – 13th in Santa Monica.   As a producer, Gonda has worked with Terrence Malick on The Tree of Life and To the Wonder.  He has several projects in various stages of production, which include p...

New York Lauds Godard with Awesome Retrospective

Fifty years ago this fall, from September 10-19, 1963, the first New York Film Festival was held. The cinema world was different in those days. In an era before home video and DVDs, the few venues for film fanatics to see non-mainstream or foreign films were repertory cinemas, college film societies or festivals. The top grossing film that year was Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And although Beatlemania had reached a critical mass in Britain, the band had yet to conqu...

Filmfest Hamburg waits for Rasoulof

Mohammad Rasoulof © Elle Driver Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof will probably be unable to attend the German 1 October premiere of his film „Manuscripts Don’t Burn” at Filmfest Hamburg. Rasoulof had flown to Iran on  19 September, hoping to return to Hamburg on 26 September. Filmfest Hamburg has learned, however, that Iranian authorities confiscated Rasoulof’s passport upon his arrival. So far, it has not been returned to him. ...

DONOSTIA Award Ceremony ''Hugh Jackman'' video tribute

Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Grace McNeil (née Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, a Cambridge-trained accountant.[5][6] His parents were English-born, and had come to Australia, in 1967, as part of the "Ten Pound Poms" immigration.[6] One of Jackman's paternal great-grandfathers was Greek.[7] His parents were devout Christians, having been converted by Evangelist Billy Graham after their marriage.[6]&nbs...

DONOSTIA Award Ceremony ''Carmen Maura'' video tribute

Maura began her career as a cabaret singer. Maura's film career was launched in 1970 with an appearance in the film The Man in Hiding. This was followed by a major role in the 1977 film Tigres de papel. Although Maura has played dramatic roles, she is often noted for her comedic roles in films like Sal gorda (1984), Sé infiel y no mires con quién (1985) or Tata mía (1986). Maura appeared in the first film by Pedro Almod&oac...

Helena Bonham Carter misses the 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival

    Helena Bonham Carter, announced to attend the presentation of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet at the closing gala, is unable to accept the Festival’s invitation due to incompatibilities with her professional agenda. The screening of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet on 28 September will be introduced by its director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and its leading character, Kyle Catlett, at both the Kursaal Auditorium and the Velodrome.   ...

Savage Cinema kicks off with the presence in San Sebastian of major athletes and filmmakers in the action sports film world

  Savage Cinema, the section dedicated to action and adventure sports films, turns the spotlight on San Sebastian, converted for a few days into a meeting place between cinema, sport and the general public. The first to arrive in the city were Dave Rastovich and Chris del Moro, two of the big names in the cast of Bella Vita, stars of surf worldwide, who visited the revolutionary Wavegarden artificial wave installation, with the result of the video accompanying this note. We will see them ...
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