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AFM Conferences Line UP 2016

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AFM Conferences give attendees knowledge, insight, access, value and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts who all converge annually at the AFM. Everything is covered – from treatment to screen!     Thursday, November 3 China Conference sponsored by China Beijing Film Delegation   9:15am – 10:45am Producing in China ...

Annette Bette Kellow- the period English rose rising to International Stardom

Annette Bette Kellow is widely known in the UK for her vintage dance and acting roles in film, but she has now played two period International roles, both set in early century worlds. Harley and the Davidsons has just been released on Discovery Channel with an audience of 4.5million viewers on its first showing whilst BBC's Taboo, starring Tom Hardy is to be released early 2017. Taking a break from her new live show Glitterati, Annette explained that, 'Through dance, acting and movemen...

Audrey Tautou and vintage cars are the stars of the 53rd opening of Antalya Fest

French Star Audrey Tautou Honor Award at the festival, with Festival President, sec Menderes TÜREL and agriculture and animal Minister...   ...

Hugh Hudson heads Jury for International Antalya Film Festival’s International Competition

        The jury lineup for the International Competition of the 53rd International Antalya Film Festival has been completed. British filmmaker Hugh Hudson will serve as president, alongside Andie MacDowell, Rutger Hauer, Najwa Najjar, Nursel Köse, Wash Westmoreland and Mirsad Purivatra.   Organized by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, these respected film industry professionals will perform their duties between 16-23 October, 2016.   The jury will be ...

EDN Online Pitching Session: Women in Opposition

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  EDN - European Documentary Network is calling all filmmakers to submit their documentary projects for EDN's upcoming online pitching session focusing on 'Women in Opposition'. The unique format allows filmmakers to pitch their projects to financiers and decision makers in an online video conference. The submission deadline is 11 November 2016 at noon. EDN Online Pitching Sessions offer filmmakers and producers an easy and innovative way to enter the market and get access ...

Chelsea Festival 2016 Jury

The Chelsea Film Festival Official 2016 Jury will select the Grand Prix Award ($10,000 camera package sponsored by Panavision), Petite Prix Award ($5000 camera package sponsored by Panavision) and 22 other prizes. • Jayce Bartok JAYCE BARTOK has appeared in numerous films and television shows as an actor, most notably Richard Linklater’s SUBURBIA, Sam Raimi’s SPIDERMAN and Tom McCarthy’s THE STATION AGENT. TV Series appearances include frequent roles on THE FOLLOWI...

Interview with Jonathan Wolf Managing Director of AFM

(Jonathan in Cannes) Jonathan Wolf has been Managing Director of AFM (American Film Market) since 1998. He has been a visionary and passionate independent film advocate and pivotal force in the film industry for over two decades. I interviewed him in the Dubai Pavilion at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Here is what he had to say:   Vanessa McMahon Can you explain, for people who don't know, how important is the American Film Market in relation to the Cannes Film Fes...

AFI Tribute and Gala Screening of ELLE will Celebrate Isabelle Huppert's Career

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will honor acclaimed actress Isabelle Huppert with a Tribute and a Gala screening at the festival. The Tribute will celebrate her storied career and will include a conversation with the actress, followed by a Gala screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ ELLE (directed by Paul Verhoeven) on Sunday, November 13. In ELLE, Isabelle Huppert plays Michèle, who seems indestructible, bringing the same ruthless attitude to her lo...

Katharine DeShaw named Managing Director, Advancement and External Relations at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

  Katharine DeShaw, Photo by Brant Brogan The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the appointment of Katharine DeShaw as its Managing Director, Advancement and External Relations. Beginning on November 1, DeShaw will direct all aspects of fundraising, including completion of the $388 million capital campaign to support the new Museum, now under construction. She will play a key leadership role in expanding external relations efforts, including community and civic outr...

Wajda, the Iron Man of Polish Cinema leaves the scene at ninety

in Memoriam by Alex Deleon   I Must say that I was a little shocked to hear the news last night on Kossuth Radio, Budapest, of the passing of Andrzej Wajda, the Polish cinema  maestro. Not that it is surprising when a man of ninety finally cashes in his chips, but Wajda who just delivered his 47th feature film this year, "Afterimage" ('Powidoki', released in September 2016) was the kind of director you kind of expected to keep truckin' until a hundred. H...

Mirja Wester the New CEO appointed at Göteborg Film Festival

Mirja Wester takes over as CEO of Göteborg Film Festival. Mirja is well-established in the film industry and has worked at the festival for several years in different capacities, most recently as Festival Manager. “Motion pictures are becoming increasingly important in shaping the way people view the world. Therefore, it is also increasingly important to portray diversity in film narratives. G&o...

Composer DAVID ARNOLD (James Bond, Independence Day) in talks to join seminar line-up

David Arnold, best known for scoring five James Bond movies, Independence Day, Godzilla and much more, is currently discussing coming to Ramsgate to talk about how music can make or break a movie, as part of the seminars line-up of the 1st Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival. The importance of music in films, with David Arnold Filmography Features 1993 : The Young Americans de Danny Cannon 1994 : Stargate, la porte des étoiles&n...

SIMON YOUNG (BFI, Shorts International) to head short films jury at Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival

  It is with great pleasure that we can announce Simon Young as a Jury member for the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival’s Short Films competition. Simon is best known as Director of Acquisitions and Audience Development with Shorts International - the world’s leading short movie entertainment organisation.  An expert of many years standing, Simon is also a programme advisor at the BFI London Film Festival and has been a member of panels and...

Acclaimed Director Shunji IWAI Appears to Highlight Japan Now Section

  A press conference was held to highlight the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)’s Japan Now section, followed by a screening of internationally acclaimed creator Shunji IWAI’s latest film, A Bride for Rip Van Winkle, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) this evening, on October 4. Following a welcoming address from Yasushi SHIINA, Tokyo International Film Festival Director General, the Programming Advisor of the Japan Now section, Kohei ANDO, talke...

60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announces 2016 juries

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This year’s Jury Presidents are: Athina Rachel Tsangari (Official Competition), Sarah Gavron (First Feature Competition), Louise Osmond (Documentary Competition) and Mat KirKby (Short Film Competition)     Other Jurors are: Official Competition –  Anthony Chen, Radu Jude, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan   First Feature Competition – George Amponsah, Guy Lodge, Matthew Macfadyen, David Nicholls, Nira Park   Documentary Competition &nda...

David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards

Honorary Awards will be presented to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.Casting director and producer David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  “David’s creativity and broa...

Academy Award® Winning Producer Greg Shapiro Joins IM Global as President of Feature Film Production

Acclaimed producer Greg Shapiro has joined vibrant independent studio IM Global as President of Feature Film Production it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO and Stuart Ford. Shapiro was a Best Picture Academy Award® Winner for Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 drama The Hurt Locker, which won a total of six Oscars. He was also executive producer on Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, which received five Academy Award® nominations.  Most recently, Shapiro produced Child 4...

Highlights and Previews from the Festival Circuit Volume 741 - Filmfestivals.com

  Wishing you all much success on the festival circuit! Read this online     FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                   Advertise in our AFM dailies and Newsletter from 200€ email us for a quote   Register to Fest Forums Santa Barbara with a filmfestivals.com discount ...

Marco Mueller will run The new Macao International Film Festival

Marco Mueller, the former head of the Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals, (recently consulting for this year’s Beijing International Film Festival, and the Silk Road International Film Festival) has been appointed director of the inaugural Macau International Film Festival (Dec 8-13). Hosted by the government of Macau and the Macau Film & Television Productions and Culture Association, the new festival will be held at the Macau Cultural Centre, the Macau Science Centre and &nbs...

Abel Ferrara guest at CurtocIrcuito: Intl Cinema Festival - Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) - 3rd to 9th October

  Two special guests, American filmmaker Abel Ferrara and Ucranian documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa will travel to Santiago de Compostela during the next edition of Curtocircuíto. Internationally renowned, both will visit the festival after the likes of Cannes, Venice or Berlinale. Abel Ferrara will visit Curtocircuíto as a programmer, curating a special program featuring some of the essential movies in his training as filmmaker....

Aronofsky, Mehta and Sevigny guests at Reykjavík International Film Festival 2016

Eleven top-notch films compete for the Golden Puffin   The Cannes awarded The Aquatic Effect by the late ms. Sólveig Anspach will be the 13th Reykjavík International Film Festival’s opening film on Thursday September 29 . Among other films at the festival this year are the critically acclaimed The War Show by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon, Mister Universo by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, nominated at Locarno earlier this year and the 2016 Golden Berlin ...

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Park Chan-wook added to Screen Talk London Fest line-up

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  The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winner® Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel  will discuss their careers and current feature LION, this year’s American Express Gala. Eminent South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook, whose film THE HANDMAIDEN is this year’s Dare Gala, also join the Screen Talk series. Previously announced Screen Talk participants are Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven and Ben Wheatley...

TIFF 2016 in conversation KARAN JOHAR

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The Bollywood Renaissance man, industry titan, and multi-hyphenate (director-producer-actor-costume designer) joins us for a discussion about his blockbuster success as both a filmmaker and the mogul behind film-distribution dynasty Dharma Productions. ...
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