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Festival Directors wine tasting party at AFM

Bruno Chatelin and the Filmfestivals.com Team, Laurie Kirby and Stuart MacNaught from FestForums and Lise Romanoff VisionFilms CEO Request the pleasure of your company and a taste from your country to share with fun and with other festival directors and peers at our AFM reception. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL FILMFESTIVALS.COM WINE TASTING PARTY FOR FESTIVAL DIRECTORS.   November 3rd , 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Loews Las Flores Suite 8th floor. Reserved for Festival Direc...

EFA Calls for Release of Kirill Serebrennikov

The Board of the European Film Academy wishes to express its deepest concern about the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov being placed under house arrest and calls for his immediate release.   Kirill Serebrennikov, one of the most prominent Russian theatre and film directors who was part of the EFA Selection 2013 with BETRAYAL (Izmena) and 2016 with THE STUDENT (Uchenik), for which Ilya Demutsky received the award European Composer 2016, and whose films were presented at f...

Katie Holmes is set to star in the feature film The Secret, directed by Andy

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Katie Holmes (All We Had, upcoming Logan Lucky and The Gift) is set to star in the feature film The Secret, directed by Andy Tennent (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) and based on the best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson. Robert Cort will produce the film with Hanson. Covert will finance and handle worldwide sales on the feature.   Based on the groundbreaking self-help book, the screenplay is written by Bekah Brunstetter, writer on NB...

NIFFF 2017 : guests and Jury members

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Pedro Almodóvar, President of the Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes

      Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: 'I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to...

Jurys - Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs

    Le Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs est heureux d’accueillir, pour sa 8ème édition, de nombreux talents du cinéma européen !  Les Arcs E...

Steve McQueen to receive BFI Fellowship at LFF Awards Ceremony

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The BFI and BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, today announces that Steve McQueen, the visionary Turner Prize-winning video artist and Oscar®-winning producer, director and screenwriter will receive its highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship. The presentation will take place at the BFI London Film Festival’s annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday 15 October at Banqueting House.  Josh Berger CBE, Chair of the BFI, said: “As winner of both the Turne...

Actor Christoph Waltz Honorary Guest at ZFF

  Four Swiss Films Nominated for Filmmaker Award Zurich, September 2, 2015 German-Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will attend the Zurich Film Festival on its opening day. The two-time Academy Award winner will arrive in Zurich on Saturday September 26 for a packed programme of activities. Waltz will preside over the jury for the 100’000 Swiss-franc endowed Filmmaker Award, hold a key...

Cinematographer Lol Crawley to Discuss Creative Choices at Camerimage

Kodak Panel to Focus on the Modern Film Workflow Kodak will host an in-depth conversation with Lol Crawley, BSC and colorist Greg Fisher on November 20 during Camerimage, the international film festival of cinematography. The discussion will focus on the process of choosing an origination format and how that translates to post, as well as address ways to control the look from camera to screen in today’s multi-format landscape. Clips from Crawley’s award-winning films will be show...

In conversation with RIFF Fest Director Hrönn Marinósdóttir

Hrönn Marinósdóttir Festival Director talks to Bruno Chatelin The RIFF Manifesto   RIFF | INNOVATION – NETWORKING – DIALOGUE The aim of Reykjavik International Film Festival is to become one the foremost film festivals in Europe, placing continued emphasis on presenting not only progressive, independent cinema and a wide range of documentaries touching on explosive subjects, but also a young and unusual Cap...

NOMADIC CHILDHOODS interview with Christophe Boula

  NOMADIC CHILDHOODS / NOMADIC CHILDHOODS 2014, Colour, France, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Christophe Boula Screenwriter : Christophe Boula, Tenzin Kunchap Cinematographer : Arnaud Hémery Editor : Christophe Boula Cast : Sonam Wangmo, Sampel Gyatso, Sasha Uvaroskaya, Kolya Fedotov, Otgonjargal Huygbaatar, Irka Erden Baatar Music : German Khatylaev Film production and Sales : Prod.: La...

Andy Glynne elected new chairman of the EDN - European Documentary Network

ANDY GLYNNE NEW EDN CHAIRMAN The Executive Committee of EDN - European Documentary Network has elected Andy Glynne as the new chairman of the organisation. The British director and producer Andy Glynne has been elected as Chairman of EDN, the documentary organisation involved in over 50 documentary events a year and serving 1000+ members. Glynne takes the position with immediate effect. Andy Glynne is a double-BAFTA winning director, producer and author. He is currently the Managing D...

Bart Vandesompele, general director of Film Fest Gent

The Board of Directors of Film Fest Gent has appointed Bart Vandesompele as general director of Film Fest Gent. Bart Vandesompele, who comes from the private sector, has already been the business manager since February 2013. He previously held senior management roles in a number of companies and joined Film Fest Gent in September 2012. The Board of Directors appointed a three-person Management Committee in February 2013 as an interim measure. This trio was appointed to ensure that the 40th (a...

Frans Weisz at Shortcutz Amsterdam in November

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    Gouden Kalf winner Frans Weisz will be a guest at Shortcutz Amsterdam Special Documentary evening on 12 November. The session will be co-hosted by producer Harmen Jalvingh, a two-time Gouden Kalf winner and jury member of Shortcutz Amsterdam.   Other guests this month include Michiel ten Horn (The Deflowering of Eva van End), Rosto (Lonely Bones), and Willem Baptist (I’m never afraid & Wild Boar).   Plus eight films in competition.   More informatio...

Cinema my love – Lumière brothers in focus...an amazing meeting with Thierry Fremaux

“Cinema taught me history, cinema taught me geography, cinema taught me public relations, and finally, cinema taught me love” – this is how Thierry Fremaux, director of the biggest film festival in the whole world, spoke about his greatest passion in life, during today’s meeting in Kino Światowid. This extremely busy man found some time to visit Katowice and share his experience. He spoke about his work connected with the festival (pic...

Seven international film festival programmers come to San Sebastian on invitation by AC/E and the ICAA

The invitation is part of the PICE programme and permits international programmers of the different artistic disciplines to find out what’s on offer in Spain’s creative scene Seven international film festival programmers will attend the coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival, from September 20-28, to take a closer look at the reality of our cinema. This action is part of the Programme for Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) promoted by Acción Cultural Espa&...

Presentation video for L Autre Maison by Mathieu Roy

L’Autre Maison stars Marcel Sabourin in the role of the father, Roy Dupuis in the role of Gabriel, the jet-setting reporter, Émile Proulx-Cloutier in the role of Eric, the pilot in training, and Florence Blain in the role of Maia. The film also features French actress Julie Gayet and the Senegalesemusician Zal Sisshoko. Henri Bernard, 86, suffers from memory loss and periodically escapes from his house in search of a mor...

Filmfestivals.com Ambassador in Cannes - Nadine Vinzens' Diaries May 19th

  Borgman by Alex Van Warmerdam   Director:  Alex van Warmerdam Writer:  Alex van Warmerdam Stars:  Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval | It's a shame I did not get to see this movie, because it got a lot of positive Feedbacks.  Borgman's arrival in the tree-lined avenues of an exclusive residential area is the beginning of a series of unsettling events around the carefully cons...

Bradford International Film Festival to honor John Hurt and Nicolas Roeg

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Bradford International Film Festival today announced that it will be presenting John Hurt with its annual Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th edition of the Festival in March this year.  John Hurt will be attending the Festival to receive the award, take part in a live on-stage Screentalk interview at the National Media Museum and also to host a retrospective of his work.  10 films, representing the very best work in a career spanning almost 50 years, will play during the 11-...

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Jonathan Demme to chair the Official Jury at this year’s edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival

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Jonathan Demme, winner of an Oscar for best director for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and director of films including Something Wild (1986), Philadelphia (1993), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) will chair the Official Jury at the coming edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Academy Award-winning director, Jonathan Demme will present his new feature film, Rachel Getting Married, and a “work in progress” version of his latest Neil Young con...
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