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The International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, presents the International Critics Award at the Cannes Film Festival ever since its first edition.
The FIPRESCI Jury in Cannes awards three prizes: one in the Official Competition, another in Un Certain Regard, and a third one in either one of the sidebars: the Semaine de la Critique or the Directors' Fortnight.
The members of the 2015 jury are:
Mario Abbade Neto, Brazil, jury President
Borborah Bitopan, India
Alex Masson, Fra...
Rio de Janeiro/Quebec 14/05/2015 - The International Uranium Film Festival thanks Canadian movie star Karine Vanasse for her support and presence at the opening of the festival in Quebec City, April 2015. "We are very honoured to have stars like Karine Vanasse or like the famous Indian actress Amala Akkineni from Hyderabad on our side", says the Festival´s executive director Marcia Gomes de Oliveira.
The question of nuclear power is an important but also at the same time...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
On May 15, IFC Films will release GOOD KILL starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, and Jake Abel. It’s an unusual war-related drama in that it uncovers the world of armchair drone pilots and how they go about the business of warfare from 7000 miles away. Set in 2010, the year President Obama made headlines for biggest number of drone strikes in US Military History, Ethan Hawke plays an F-16 fighter who is r...
Broad Green Pictures today has appointed veteran marketing and distribution executive Dylan Wiley as the studio’s President of Specialty Releasing. Wiley, who has been working with the company since November, is charged with managing all aspects of the release of Broad Green’s specialty film slate across all media.
Under Wiley’s oversight, Broad Green Pictures plans to release 8-12 specialty titles annually via varying styles of exploitation...
Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, reveal the team of 22 programmers who will make the selections for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, which runs Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Europe, City to City: London, Special Presentations, Gala Presentations
Handling is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of TIFF. He has held th...
Women Make Great Movies: Strategies for success
Monday, May 18th
11.00 to 12.30
La Pantiéro, Pavillon des auteurs de la SACD - n° 204
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most visible moments of the annual film calendar. As of today, women directed 2 films in the main competition out of a total of 17 films for a total of just 11%.
Many women’s film festivals, organizations and institutions throughout the world have been working for several decades to...
Previously, only Woody Allen, in 2002,Clint Eastwood, in 2009, and Bernardo Bertolucci, in 2011, have been granted this supreme distinction by the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes. The award is given to renowned directors whose works have achieved a global impact but who have nevertheless never won the Palme d’or.
Agnès Varda is the first female director to garner the prestigious trophy. With her legendary humo...
In Conversation With Ted Sarandos,
Netflix Chief Content Officer,
at the 2015 Marché du Film.
May 15th, 2015 at 10:00am - Salle Buñuel Palais 5th Floor
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, the leading Internet television network, will attend an In Conversation session at the 2015 Marché du Film.
Ted Sarandos’ session will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:00am with NEXT, an exclusive program for Marché participants, dedicat...
Rotterdam, 6 May 2015: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Supervisory Board confirmed today its appointment of award-winning independent producer Bero Beyer as the new General and Artistic Director of IFFR. Beyer, who brings with him a wealth of international film expertise, on both the creative and industry side, formally joins IFFR on August 1st. He will be attending the Cannes Film Festival in his current capacity...
Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures has begun securing its voice cast for the epic 3D, CGI animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad.”
Alec Baldwin (“The Departed,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation”), John Cleese (“A Fish Called Wanda,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Life of Brian”), James Franco (“The Interview,” “...
Sabine Azéma © Getty Images
The French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or Jury this year, to select the best first film presented in Cannes.
Following in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia, Sabine Azéma is getting ready to dedicate her enthusiasm and love of cinema to the directors of their first film.
She will be accompanied by the director&n...
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, the leading Internet television company, will attend In Conversation sessions at the 2015 Marché du Film. The Marché du Film is the market arm of the Festival de Cannes and runs this year from May 13 to 22.
Ted Sarandos’ session will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10am within NEXT, an exclusive program for Marché participants, dedicated to the future of cinema.
Speaking for the first time during the prestigi...
Costa Gavras © AFP / A.C. Poujoulat
Costa-Gavras as guest of honor, a double celebration of Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, Ousmane Sembène the « father of African cinema, » Gaumont with a place of honor, Argentinians, Hitchcock, Truffaut, Russians, Hungarians, open-air screenings, Marcel Pagnol, Julien Duvivier, documentaries about cinema, restorations from all around the world, The Golden Palm's Legend and the 120 years of the Cinéma...
A new initiative by EFP and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
FUTURE FRAMES: Ten new filmmakers to follow
A new initiative by EFP and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
THE OFFER by Moïra Pitteloud
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY by Patr...
Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), which debuts May 5-9, today unveiled a robust panel series that covers over a dozen topics addressing women, diversity and their intersections within the entertainment industry, featuring many well-known and highly regarded participants from various sectors of the industry. The Festival also revealed details of several special events including a softball game headlined by “A League of Their Own” stars Geena Davis and Rosie O&rsq...
May 22nd 2015 - Palais des Festivals / Bunuel theater
Thales Angénieux, as Cannes Film Festival Official Partner since 2013, makes a tribute every year to a prominent international director of photography. After Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC) in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Angénieux is honoring this year the English Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins, who has worked closely with the Coen brothers.
Roger A. Deakins : a prolific DoP
Deakins was born in Torquay, ...
A life's work becomes a prison for jazz club owner Stelios when a shady Romanian gangster calls in his debts. This gripping, underworld drama is a parable on the perils of accumulated debt, and a depiction of the descent of a mostly decent man. Director Alexis Alexiou perfectly balances the complex emotions that drive a man to take the most drastic measures available.
Stelios is the owner of a Jazz club in Athens. A few years ago, with the help of his former associate Vassos,...
Udine Far East Film Festival 17 Special Gala Concert with JOE HISAISHI, for the very first time in Italy, Miyazaki and Kitano’s composer!
On Thursday April 23rd, at 8.30 pm, the one and only Japanese musician will officially open the 17th Far East Film Festival! On stage at “Giovanni da Udine”, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
Everything is ready, at Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine”, for the double (historical!) Far East Film Festival 1...
The Boston Jewish Film Festival is proud to announce Ariana Cohen-Halberstam as its new Artistic Director.
Cohen-Halberstam comes to the Festival from the JCC Manhattan where she was Associate Director of Film Programming. She has been active in the New York film community for over ten years and now brings her comprehensive curatorial and festival production experience to Boston.
Cohen-Halberstam’s background inclu...
Ellen Havenith of PRPL will represent the Netherlands as Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival (May 13 - 24).
The Producers on the Move networking programme is organised by European Film Promotion (EFP) for the 16th consecutive year at the Cannes International Film Festival. During the four-day event (May 15 - 18) EFP spotlights twenty of the most dynamic emerging producers from across Europe. They have been selected f...
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes.
This year they will be joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
The Jury will thus be made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights.
Their task will be to decide am...
Garden State Film Festival Founder and Diane Raver announced she is retiring from her role as Executive Director. She remains on the board of trustees and will retain some responsibilities, but not the full-time management position she has held for 14 years. Margaret Fontana, a media professional with Meridian Health and GSFF board member, has been named the new Executive Director.
"When the late, great Bobby Pastorelli and I envisioned and planned the Garde...
The President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, announced that American independent filmmaker Jill Godmilow will receive the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland on April 25, 2015 during the premiere of her film, Far from Poland, at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.
The award is being given in recognition of Godmilow's "artistic commitment to the cause of the 'Solidarity' movement and Polish culture." Godmilow will be decorated by Hen...
INGMAR TROST GERMAN PRODUCER ON THE MOVE
This is the 16th time that European Film Promotion (EFP) is inviting promising young producers from Europe to Cannes to participate in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE networking platform. Ingmar Trost of the Cologne-based production company Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion will be representing Germany. He was nominated by the EFP member German Films. In total, 20 producers from 20 different European countries will be showcased and be able to make internati...
Seeking Volunteers for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE
Now in its twenty-first year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and provides the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.
Our volunteers are a key component to making the ...