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Meet Atomic Filmmakers in Berlin

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The International Uranium Film Festival will be for the 5th time in Berlin. From September 28 to October 2nd, the festival will screen 22 nuclear movies and documentaries with the presence of more than 10 filmmakers from 8 countries. All films will be screened in English, German or with German or English subtitles. Venue: The cinema of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin East. Program: MITTWOCH 28.9.2016, 19.00 Uhr THE IDEALIST - Geheimakte Grönland (Idealisten...

Animaze Daze in Cannes Selection The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure by Varsha Bansal

  10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues. Feature film: 01:28:00 KAMAL BANSAL Director   Satyajit Ray Writer   K...

Interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius

Brazilian Director Kleber Mendonça Filho directs his second feature film Aquarius after successfully entering the film festival circuit in 2012 with his debut Neighbouring Sounds. Starring Sonia Braga as a 65 year old retired music critic who, although remaining the last resident of the Aquarius complex in Recife, decides to give a battle and keep her property which unexpectedly takes on a journey back in time. Old memories and her life adventures are brought up to the surface of her co...

SFF 2016: Kleber Mendonça Filho on Aquarius

Brazilian Director Kleber Mendonça Filho directs his second feature film Aquarius after successfully entering the film festival circuit in 2012 with his debut Neighbouring Sounds. Starring Sonia Braga as a 65 year old retired music critic who, although remaining the last resident of the Aquarius complex in Recife, decides to give a battle and keep her property which unexpectedly takes on a journey back in time. Old memories and her life adventures are brought up to the surface of her co...

Giant: A VR film presented by HP

Giant, an innovative Virtual Reality film presented by HP in collaboration with the NEXT pavilion in Cannes this year, is the first film utilising the latest technology in fully immersive film experiences.  The 6 minute short is about two parents, who, trapped in an active war-zone, struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale. Inspired by real events, this cinematic virtual-reality experience, transports the viewer into the family's makeshift b...

Baher, a short film by Hassan Akhondpour

  A stylish fairytale, Baher (Her mind) is an extravagant interpretation of how far human mind can go when logic departs and the heart takes the lead.    Iranian director Hassan Akhondpour creates a 25 minute eerie, yet sophisticated journey through a female mind, delving into his character’s deepest desires and emotions. Obsessed with the idea that her husband is seeing another woman, the character gradually enters a world of emotional paranoia where the lines between ...

The Awards of the 69th Festival De Cannes

The Jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes, presided by George Miller, has revealed the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Laurent Lafitte welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The American actor, Mel Gibson, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 21 films in Competition. The French actor, Jean-Pierre Léaud, received...

Animation Day in Cannes: Wrap-up

  The second Animation Day in Cannes took place on May 18th at the Salon La Renaissance, the Palais des Festivals and the UAE pavilion at the Marche du film, putting for a second year animation on the map of Cannes screenings and events and generating audiences from the animation industry and beyond, along with animation cinephiles and festival professionals.    The two panel discussions, one on Virtual Reality and the impact that it has in the animation world of filmmaking a...

Alain Guiraudie talks about Staying Vertical (Interview)

For the first time in Competition, Alain Guiraudie comes back to Cannes with Staying Vertical (Rester Vertical), an exploration of contemporary relationships in the jungle of the modern world that are tangled with symbols connected to tradition, religion and of course a serious dose of romantic and simultaneously raw eroticism.   Rester Vertical - Alain Guiraudie / Cannes Competition 2016    Your previous film Stranger by the lake was much more intimate and personal whereas h...

European Film Forum creates buzz with public conference and showcases

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Financing films in the European Union is more of a complicated issue than ever.  The European Film Forum recognizes this and is hosting meetings in Cannes with professionals.  The goal is to exchange views and debate with professionals and stakeholders for inspiration.   The main public conference on Monday May 16th was a huge success and covered many topics under financing European works in the digital age.  Dimitri Rassam, a French film producer, spoke with the p...

Afterglow goes international!

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We are pleased to announce our newest member to the board of directors... Brian Kalafatian, Director of International Development! From Marseille, France, Brian is a law student at the University of Provence and is on the TEDxAix organizing team. He is an avid film enthusiast who was born wearing a suit and tie. As writer and event reporter for Conso-Mag.com, he's had many adventures covering events hosted by Red Bull, as well as the Eurockeennes de Belfort (one of the greatest m...

Carrie Fisher and (Dog) Gary present Bright Lights in Cannes

In advance of the premiere of Bright Lights, a documentary with unseen before archive footage focusing on her life and relationship with her mother Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher came by the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Market to talk about Women in the film industry, Hollywood, Star Wars and many more.  Sitting side by side with her dog Gary that stole all the attention from the press, Carrie threw in some humorous answers to hot topics about her career and her relationship with...

Champagne Reception at Russian Pavilion

To celebrate the russian presence in Cannes this year, the country's representatives organised a succesful champagne reception at the Film Market gathering media and market professionals to speak about Russian cinema and its new horisons. One of the biggest moments for Russian cinema this year in Cannes is the film "Uchenik (Student)" by Kirill Serebrennikov, part of this year's Un Certain Regard official selection.  Here are some photos from the event yesterday afternoon...

Friday May 13: Cannes Film Festival Screening Schedule

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CO : Official Competition • HC : Out of Competition • CC : Cannes Classics • CR : Un Certain Regard • BLUE TITLE : Film screened for the first time at a market QR : Directors Fortnight • SC : Semaine de la critique • press : Press allowed • invite only : By invitation only • priority only : Priority badges only Cannes Film Festival Screening Schedule THURSDAY 12 LUMIÈRE 08:30 (...

Founder of Social Media Platform "Stage 32" Leads Panel at Cannes Film Festival

As the world of film, television and theater continues to get increasingly competitive, it can be nearly impossible to land your dream job or to hire the perfect crew. However, with Stage 32, an online platform created to help you get connected with people in the entertainment industry, life is made seemingly easier. Richard Botto, the CEO/Founder of Stage 32, spoke with a panel on Thursday, May 12 at the Cannes Film Festival on how to utilize his website and how to find success in the ever-c...

Bilal: Animation Feature from the UAE at Cannes 2016 (Review)

  A seemingly conventional story for the eternal battle between good and bad transforms an ancient myth into an epic animation that can move both younger and older audiences.    Bilal is the story of a young slave who becomes the symbol of equality and freedom for his people, by turning against the tyrannic ruling of the wealthy and powerful and adopting a new faith. Originally inspired by one of the most widely known myths in Islam culture, this animation feature makes an at...

11 Films at the Cannes Short Film Corner to Watch Out For

With over 2000+ short films present at the Cannes Short Film Corner, we have narrowed the list down to a few shorts attending the Cannes Court Metrage and are definitely worth the watch and probably picked up by the buyers. Here’s a quick look at these short films: Finding My Lebanon (Mark Abouzeid) An interesting film about seasoned director Mark Abouzeid’s personal discovery of finding his Lebanese roots. After the death of his father, Abouzeid was determined to...

You are invited to Cannes Red Carpet Fashion and Film Awards

Couture Fashion Week New York and the Global Short Film Awards are pleased to present a very special event: CANNES RED CARPET FASHION & FILM AWARDS to be held during the world-famous Cannes International Film Festival. SATURDAY MAY 21 | Awards Gala | Intercontinental Carlton Cannes 1000€ ticket  / Discounted to 850€ with promotional code for filmfestivals.com readers GOLUXE Includes a free ticket to the opening party...

World Premiere of Enoc The Resplendent Stargate by Martha Marin

You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere of our film in Cannes May 17. An artistic journey between fiction and documentary film at the same time, throughout space, time, dimensions, light and music, that are conducting through the full sequence to a live experience of Enoc the Resplendent Stargate Energy® Screening in Cannes May 17 1.30 PM Les Arcades 1 May 17  6pm Olympia 2 Kindly confirm : marketing@enoctherresplendent.com  Schedule your meeting in...

Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a Blast

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Press Release: International Uranium Film Festival rocked in Los Angeles    Rio de Janeiro / Los Angeles / May 2nd - In its 6th year, the International Uranium Film Festival, the Atomic Age Cinema Fest was held for the first time in Hollywood. Highlight of the premiere in the famous Raleigh Studios Hollywood April 27th was the award winning docudrama "The Man Who Saved The World", presented by `Braveheart´ executive producer Steve McEveety. After the screenin...

Cannes 2016: Official Selection

It is finally here! The official selection of the 69th Festival De Cannes was announced at a press conference this morning and the expectations are set high for this year's Competition with names like Xavier Dolan, Jim Jarmusch, Alain Guiraudie, the Dardenne bros, Pedro Almodovar, Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach among the directors who will compete next month for the Palm D' Or.  Here is the full list of films in Competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight and Special Screenings.  ...

Cannes to open with Woody Allen's Café Society

  The 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes will launch with a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, on Wednesday 11 May in the Palais des Festivals’s Grand Théâtre Lumière as an Official Selection Out of Competition title. It’s a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened the Festival twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending, and again in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.   The...

With His Award-Winning Debut Feature Film "Krisha", Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults Continues to Live and Enjoy the Journey

    Writer/director Trey Edward Shults reacts to his film “Krisha” winning the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 27.  Celebrating with him from left, are Wilson Smith and Justin R. Chan, who along with Shults and Chase Joliet, produced the movie. Photo by Michael Goro Takeuchi      From a beginning that was modest even by the status of independent filmmaking, “Krisha” writer/directo...

Cannes Riviera "Biblical Rain" - MIPCOM still a go

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“Actual biblical rain right now,” tweets one reporter at the international TV market, as Cannes shuts down. Severe weather created a deluge at Cannes, the film festival holyland. MIPCOM television market is set to begin October 5th but severe thunderstorms poured down upon the fall flooding the streets threatening the event taking place in this riviera city. No electricity power in Cannes Sunday and phone and mobile service was intermmittent at best.  Hotels along the Croisett...

Yellow Oscar to Seven Years of Winter

Berlin/Rio de Janeiro, October 03, 2015: The International Uranium Film Festival Berlin ended with glamour and stars from the German cinema. Film director Marcus Schwenzel received in Berlin the Uranium Film Festival’s Yellow Oscar 2015 for his movie "Seven Years of Winter". Together on the stage were Casting Director Uwe Bünker from Berlin and famous German actor Roman Knizhka who is one of the leading actors of Marcus Schwenzel´s Chernobyl movie.    ...
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