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VIDEO: Conversation with Oliver Stone at Deauville Film Festival

  Oliver Stone revealed in excellent French, and in American, the three lies that defined his personality, the divorce of his parents, then the heavy state lies around Vietnam and Kennedy, his quest for the truth and his investigation into the assassination of Kennedy. He came to Deauville to present his latest documentary "JFK revisited: on the other side of the mirror", presented at the last Cannes film festival. ...

Wim Wenders will be this year’s Honorary Award winner at 10th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

To celebrate 10 years of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), held annually in the city of Palma, Mallorca, Benito Zambrano (Solas)’s Mallorca-set Pan de Limón con Semillas de Amapola (Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake) will kick-off the festivities and the seminal filmmaker Wim Wenders will be presented with the festival’s highest accolade; the Evolution Honorary Award.   The international film festival has been curated by Mallorcan native and Festival...

Mikis Theodorakis, Greece's Last Great was honored by LAGFF with an Orpheus Award

  MIKIS THEODORAKIS, GRRECE’S LAST GREAT (1925-2021) Mikis Theodorakis If you were alive in the 60s and 70s in Greece, it would have been impossible not to know – and be impassioned by – the forbidden songs of Mikis Theodorakis. Then, the younger generations knew him as the giant composer who was always involved in politics and was a proponent of world peace and social justice. In short, Theodorakis is integral to the modern Greek identity. His loss on September 3rd, ...

FEST launches a 'Virtual Production Day' in its 2021 Industry Program

  As the festival dates rapidly approach, FEST's Industry Program starts to take shape, adding to its already strong roster of speakers the newly announced Epic Games' Producer Nancy Xu, and Glassbox Technologies' Executive Producer Johannes Wilkes, who will each lead masterclasses dedicated to Virtual Production. FEST's Industry program will take place between the 5th and the 10th of October in Espinho, Portugal — on...

Five best sports documentaries

  The silver screen has had a long-running love affair with the sports industry. Hollywood has produced many famous movies based on fictional sports characters with Rocky Balboa being one of the most famous. The story of the boxing underdog who defied the odds to become world heavyweight champion led writer and star Sylvester Stallone to be inducted into the sport’s international hall of fame for services to boxing. As the old saying goes, fact is often stranger than fiction an...

The Waltz Continues - IEM's Exclusive Interview with Executive Team of Dances With Films

Indie Entertainment Media had the chance to catch up Dances With Films’ executive team, co-founders Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent, and producing partner Jackie Tepper. Now in its 24th year, the DWF:LA execs have a lot of insight to share with us on how to achieve long-term success in the indie film world and to smartly navigate the current global health crisis. Leslee Scallon                            &n...

The World in Shots by Cecilia Mangini and Paolo Pisanelli at Venice Film Festival

  Il Mondo a scatti - The World in Shots Cecilia Mangini, Paolo Pisanelli, Documentario - Italia, 2021, 89'   Cecilia Mangini has been filming and photographing nearly her entire life and was the first female documentary filmmaker in Italy. In the documentary presented at Venice. In The World in Shots she collaborates with Paola Pisanelli , artistic director of the "Festa di Cinema del reale (Cinema de Reale)" in Lecce Italy who provides movement to her st...

Kristen Stewart portrays Lady Diana Spencer in Pablo Larrain's artistic biopic.

©Photo: La Biennale di Venezia   Chilean director Pablo Larrain and Kristen Stewart at debut of Spencer at Venice. Larrain calling Stewart a "miracle" made her wince. The film operates around the "mystery" of Diana Spencer and the projections those who didn't know her made. Pablo Larrain's vision was to "make a film his mother would like", a film that took three days to make, a visual choreography set to Jonny Greenwood though when filmed, the ...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°978 release of our weekly newsletter

  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from Cannes, Marché du Film and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 978 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US :           ...


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