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Tim Roth to Receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award

In recognition of his exceptional contribution to the art of film, Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award will be given out to British actor Tim Roth. The Award Ceremony will be held at 20:30 on 20th August, at Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema. Before that, Roth will make a Red Carpet appereance with Photo Call. He will also hold a Masterclass on the same day, at 18:00 at Meeting Point Cinema.   Born in London, now residing in Los Angeles, Tim Roth has made a career out of portraying u...

63rd BFI London Film Festival American Express Gala is European Premiere of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s American Express Gala will be Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, will be this year’s American Expre...

Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi to receive the Campari Passion for Film award

His new work, the series The New Pope by Paolo Sorrentino, will have its world premiere screening Out of Competition (episodes 2 and 7). Campari Passion for Film La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, The Way We Laughed, Bread and Tulips) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The award, instituted last year at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks to ...

Gael Garcia Bernal among special guests of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival

Celebrated Mexican actor-director Gael Garcia Bernal, the winner of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award of the 2014 Sarajevo Film Festival, will be a special guest of the Festival’s 25th edition. In 2014 in honour of Gael Garcia Bernal, the Festival screened legendary feature AMORES PERROS in which Bernal played one of the starring roles. The film was made by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the winner of the 2019 Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award.   ...

Locarno's Leopard Club Award - Hilary Swank - Interview and Video

© Massimo Pedrazzini / Locarno Film Festival  Hilary Swank, this award is given to you by the Locarno Film Festival in recognition of your career achievement. Your story is indeed a model of how to achieve the dream of becoming an actress. From a trailer park, via sports, to Hollywood, where it only took you a few years to win two Academy Awards. How important is tenacity in successfully expressing your talent?  I appreciate that it seems so quick! But it actually too...

Keynote Conversation with Ricky Gervais - VIDEO - Variety TV Summit

Ricky Gervais is speaking to Henry Chu, International Editor, Variety Ricky Gervais was at the Variety TV Summit in London and shared his thoughts with us (on his show "After Life, on working with Netflix, on his creative process) Here is our coverage of the keynote:       ...

Joaquin Phoenix to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural tribute Gala

Photo by Diana Ringo   JOAQUIN PHOENIX TO RECEIVE TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD ATINAUGURAL TRIBUTE GALA TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time AcademyAward–nominated actor ​Joaquin Phoenix​ will be honoured with one of two ​TIFF Tribute Actor Awards​ at thisyear’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, ...

The 15th Hollyshorts Film Festival Opening Night

Tonight the 15th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival will open at TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Hollyshorts is an Academy Award qualifying film festival for the short film category. Watch out for "The Trap" directed and written by Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) and "Stucco" by Janina Gavankar and  Russo Schelling, starring Debra Messing For more information checkout today's schedule and tickets ...

Two new films complete the 76th Venice Film Festival line-up

The world-premiere films by Nate Parker and by Graeme A. Scott & Buddy Squires set to enter the Sconfini section. Two new films in their world premiere screenings, American Skin by American director, actor, screenwriter and producer Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) and Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope, a documentary about the work of the NGO, 'Emergency', the debut as a director of English film producer Graeme A. Scott and American cinematographer Buddy Squires, compl...

TAIKA WAITITI TO RECEIVE TIFF EBERT DIRECTOR AWARD ATTRIBUTE GALA

Photo by Gage Skidmore TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker ​Taika Waititi​ will be honoured with theTIFF Ebert Director Award​ at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema.Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto Internation...

David Rubin elected new President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

David Rubin has just been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The following were also elected by the Board of Governors: • Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) • Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) • Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee) • Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee) • Mark Johnson, Treasurer (c...

International premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Closing Night gala will be Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Irishman (2019) - Credit: Courtesy of Netflix The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that The Irishman will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award wi...

European premiere of Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield to open 63rd BFI London Film Festival

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield.   The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)   The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by the multi-award-wi...

Variety European TV Summit - VIDEO - Panel discussion 'Distribution'

Panel discussion Have Content, Will Travel Content producers have more options than ever before to have their projects reach audiences all over the world. How are distributors fine-tuning curation and helping audiences discover new programming? Which kinds of platforms work better in which territories? What is the best way to market at scale and be engaging at the same time across countries and cultures? Panel Speakers:       Stewart Clarke -...

Variety TV Summit Europe - VIDEO - Panel discussion 'Online Platforms'

Panel discussion Platform (Di)agnostic It’s easy to get whiplash with content options in every direction. How are global media companies broadening their reach with new platforms and new ways of accessing content? How does audience behaviour vary from territory to territory? How are online platforms staying competitive as traditional media companies sharpen their digital focus? Panel Speakers:     Leo Barraclough - International Features Editor, Variety ...

Variety TV Summit Europe - Day Overview

As part of London Tech week, Variety has teamed up with KNect365 and put together an impressive line-up of speakers for the Variety TV Summit in London.  The speakers are giving us invaluable insights on how their respective worlds are evolving, on how they are adapting to the tech disruption brought on by players such as Netflix and Amazon in the industry. VIDEO Day's Summary ...

Variety TV Summit Europe Coming to London on June 13

filmfestivals.com will be covering Variety's TV summit Europe which will be happening as part of London Tech Week. The conference is co-organised by Variety and global events company Informa’s KNect365 division. The one-day summit will focus on the intersection of content and tech within the multiplatform TV industry, and feature speakers across legacy and new networks, digital platforms, and services and technology partners. “We are pleased to partner with KNect365 to expan...
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