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Stockholm Visionary Award 2014 goes to director Roy Andersson

Roy Andersson in Venice   Stockholm Visionary Award is awarded to one of Sweden’s most distinctive filmmakers, Roy Andersson. He was recently awarded the Gold Lion for his latest movie, the critically acclaimed A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. Andersson will be present in Stockholm to recieve the Bronze horse and meet the audience during an exclusive Face2Face.  Justification: Ever since his breakthrough with »A Swedish Love Story«, Ro...

Stephen Frears will receive a BFI Fellowship at London Film Fest

  At this year’s BFI London Film Festival annual Awards Ceremony one of Britain’s finest directors Stephen Frears will receive a BFI Fellowship – the highest accolade the UK’s lead organisation for film can bestow. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 18 October, at Banqueting House ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®.   A BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outsta...

Malkovich and Director Matt Shakman to Present Their Latest Film “Cut Bank” at Zurich Festival

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   Two-time Oscar® nominee John Malkovich (‘Red,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Being John Malkovich”) will receive the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award at this year’s Festival and also present, alongside director Matt Shakman, his latest starring vehicle, the thriller “Cut Bank,” which has been selected as a gala premiere.   The ‘Golden Eye’ ...

Honorary Award for Steve McQueen during next EFA Ceremony in Riga, Dec 13, 2014

In recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Steve McQueen with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA.    British video artist Steve McQueen began making short-subject works, almost exclusively silent and black-and-white. They included the short BEAR (1993), which depicts a brief and unusual encounter between two naked men; the 1997 DEADPAN, in which a gentleman stands in the mi...

RIFF Visit to Hrafn Gunnlaugsson's Recycled House by the sea

Hrafn has a tradition for inviting guests from RIFF at his home, weather permitting it includes a visit to his roof when the wind is not too strong... We spent a delightful evening in good company, and we did not try his snake wine, some did. I personnally know someone who survived the drink.   Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (born 17 June 1948) is an Icelandic film director. He is the brother of the actress Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir. He is mostly known for his series of Viking&nb...

Picture Up, Roll Sound: Salute to John Williams’ 49 Noms, Movie Music’s 49 Best List & More

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Last night LA Philharmonic opened the season with a Tribute to John Williams, featuring virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman and his greatest movie music moments from Indiana Jones to Star Wars, so this is a perfect time to examine the world of cinema’s renowned music composers.  While none can match the record-stealing 49 Oscar nominations of Williams, some credit should go to the amazing cast of characters (say 49, why not?) who have ...

Stephen Colbert Reunites With Steve Carell For The Montclair Film Festival’s Annual Celebrity Fundraiser

The Montclair Film Festival  today announced that Stephen Colbert will host an evening with his longtime friend Steve Carell on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM.  A Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, held in support of the Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey’s leading non-profit film organization, will feature the pair in an on-stage conversation, bringing these two comedy lege...

Ruben Östlund to be guest of honor at RIFF

  Ruben Östlund started as a director of skiing films in the 1990s, and eventually went on to study at the film school in Gothenburg from which he graduated in 2001. He was accepted to the school based on his skiing films. Together with film producer Erik Hemmendorff he is the co-founder of the production company Plattform Produktion, which produces his films. His 2004 film The Guitar Mongoloid won the FIPRESCI Award at the 27th Moscow Film Festival. Östl...

CAMERIMAGE presents the jury of the 2014 edition

CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS JURIES FOR 2ND ANNUAL 3D FILMS COMPETITION   CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has assembled a distinguished roster of esteemed individuals from the world of cinema to serve as jurors in its 3D Films Competition category. The popular 3D Films Competition returns for the second year to the Festival, which takes place November 15th – 22nd in Bydgoszcz, Poland.   The 3D Films Competition ai...

Naomi Kawase cancels her visit to the San Sebastian Festival

    Director Naomi Kawase who had to present her film Futatsume no mado / Still the Water at San Sebastian had to cancel her visit to San Sebastian. She couldn’t be on time in twon because of the strike of airline Air France. Naomi Kawasi apologizes to the San Sebastian audience and festival’s organizers and regrets not being able to attend one “of her favourite festivals in the world” in her own words.     ...

Orlando Bloom will attend the San Sebastian Festival to present "The Greasy Hands Preachers"

The actor is the Executive Producer of the film, which will have its world premiere in the Savage Cinema section Actor Orlando Bloom has confirmed his attendance at the San Sebastian Festival to present the world premiere of one of the films in the Savage Cinema section, The Greasy Hands Preachers, directed by Arthur De Kersauson and Clément Beauvais, on 26 September at 24:00 in the Chamber Hall of the Kursaal (K2). The actor is Executive Producer of the film. Bloom will roll...

Indian director and producer Shekhar Kapur will serve as Chairman of the 19th edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Fi

ACCLAIMED INDIAN FILM DIRECTOR SHEKHAR KAPUR TO CHAIR THE 2014 CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Festival’s 19th Edition To Begin December 26th During the Heart of Oscar® Season    The great Indian director and producer Shekhar Kapur will serve as Chairman of the 19th edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival. Scheduled to run from December 26, 2014 through January 2, 2015, the Event, regarded as a major player of th...

Many New Film Buyers to Attend AFM

Don’t let your competition discover the latest films and projects before you. New film buyers registered to attend AFM, include Bonsai Films, Feature Films Pty (Australia), China DBSTAR Co, Ruby's Culture Media Company, TG-Town Pictures Co.(China), Chrysalis Films (France), Bravos Pictures Limited (Hong Kong), B4U Broadband, Eros International Media (India) Eros International Media Ltd. (India), Modern Star Trading (United Arab Emirates) B4U Televis...

Star Trek's George Takei Hosts VSPC Film Commission Q&A Oct 4 at Sullivan Studio

Star Trek's George Takei Hosts VSPC Film Commission Q&A Oct. 4 Event at Sullivan Studios Gives Locals, Visitors Rare Chance to Mingle with Star     Buy Tickets  |   Film Commission  |   YouTube   The St. Pete/Clearwa...

Karra Elejalde, José Coronado and Edurne Ormazabal, gala presenters at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival opening

  Actor Karra Elejalde and the presenter Edurne Ormazabal were the masters of ceremonies of the 62nd San Sebastian Festival opening gala,  on 19 September at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. To present the contents of this edition, they were accompanied by other big names from Spanish cinema: Maribel Verdú, Unax Ugalde, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Mireia Gabilondo, Eduard Fernández and Imanol Arias. During the gala, Denzel Washington received the Don...

Jury announced for Curtocircuito 2014

THE JURY Santiago de Compostela 2O14   JURIES   RADAR JURY   ADRIAN MARTIN   Adrian Martin is Professor of Film Studies at Goethe-Universität (Goethe University, Frankfurt) and Monash University (Melbourne). He is pub...

Sandor Sara and Vilmos Zsigmond, two super cinematographers at CINEFEST MISKOLC 2014

By "Oroslanyi Sandor Deleon", Miskolc     The VIP high point of cinefest 2014 was reached on the next-to-last day by the visitations in back-to-back master classes of two of the classiest cinematographers in living captivity, Sándor Sára (80) and Vilmos Zsigmond (83)  multi-acclaimed Hollywood cameraman of incontestably Hungarian origin. Sándor Sára Sándor Sára (born 28 November 1933) is an Hungarian cinematogr...

Meet The IFFS Staff

International Film Festival Summit For addittional information regarding IFFS, please reach out to:   Laurie Kirby, Esq. President + Chief Creative Officer (p) + 1.626.470.6043 (f) + 1.917.398.2125 (e) laurie.kirby@imfcon.com           Anastasia Maracin Bisson VP Business Development (p) + 1.530.363.3506 (e) anastasia.bisson@imfcon.com          ...

Meet the IFFS Advisory Board Members

The IFFS Advisory Board brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film festival industry today. Bruno Chatelin COO filmfestivals.com & fest21.com ...

The Denver Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce special guests to CINELATINO

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