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Production Designer Marcus Rowland announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award

Marcus Rowland created the sets for Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright, to be presented Out of Competition, will be honored at the 78th Venice International Film Festival   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the production designer Marcus Rowland (Last Night in Soho, Rocketman, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2...

Film Fest Ghent reveals the first nominations for the 21st World Soundtrack Awards

On behalf of the World Soundtrack Academy, Film Fest Ghent proudly announces the first batch of names for the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2021. The first round of nominees, in the categories of Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song, includes established composers and emerging talent. Some composers even receive double nominations. Nicholas Britell, Daniel Pemberton and Emile Mosseri are nominated twice, with each of them obtaining a nod in th...

Jackson Wild™ Media Awards Finalists Announced!

This year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different countries competing for 24 awards.   Congratulations to the 2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards, our annual international competition considered to be the highest bar of achievement in natural history filmmaking. Reflecting the growing importance of media to combat the global climate change crisis, this year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different c...

Congratulations to The 2021 Works-in-Progress Lab Recipients!

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A partnership between Cucalorus & Working Films, the Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) supports social justice documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. This immersive program gives artists a chance to engage distinct audiences for feedback and to create strategies for action related to the issues raised in their projects.   This year, five projects were selected for the WiP lab. We are beyond excited to share their projects with you!        ...

Shriekfest Film Festival reveals the screenplay finalists for 2021!

The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala September 30 LOS ANGELES (July Sept 26, 2021) –  The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition announces the 45 Screenplay Finalists selected for its International Screenplay Competition. The Finalists were selected from submissions from across the globe in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres!  Festival Founder/Direct...

The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film Festival Winners

World Premiere “Homebird” Big Winner with Grand Prize & Audience Choice Awards  The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film Festival, presented by Heartland Film (Indy Shorts), successfully concluded its six-day run on Sunday, July 25. The festival showed growth across many areas, including record numbers in attendance and nearly double the number of films programmed from previous years. Indy Shorts guests were treated to a&nb...

14th APSA Awards Ceremony & 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum

  David Wenham, Cliff Curtis, Tracey Vieira, Mayor Tom Tate We are thrilled to announce today that a full competition line-up will be delivered for the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, with the Awards Ceremony and 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum to be presented on Australia’s Gold Coast in November.   When launched in 2007 on the Gold Coast, APSA was a groundbreaking initiative to create an Academy and Awards that would connect and celebrate the cinematic excel...

Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke with the Festival President's Award

Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke, an American actor, director, and writer, who will receive the Festival President's Award at its 55th edition taking place August 20–28, 2021. The Award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of contemporary world cinema. (credit: Ethan Hawke, Paris Match, November 29, 2019, photographer Francois Berthier)   We are thrilled to welcome to Karlovy Vary an artist we&rs...

Lamb wins "Prize of Originality" in 74th Cannes Festival Un Certain Regard

  Lamb from Iceland directed and written by Vladimar JOHANNSSON competed for the Camera d ‘Or in "Un Certain Regard" headed by jury president Andrea Arnold, maker of the out of competition documentary Cow. Here’s to the inclusion of animals in films and Lamb is the best in this division with a mythical story of walking "Ram men" who impregnate domesticated sheep.  Noomi Rapace in an outstanding performance as M...

Audience Award - Armani beauty for the best film in the new Orizzonti Extra section

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    The Biennale di Venezia inaugurates a new prize for the 78th Venice International Film Festival, to be awarded - by the spectators - to the best film of the new Orizzonti Extra section. It does so with the support of the Festival's main sponsor, Armani Beauty.   The new Audience Award – Armani beauty will be assigned through a voting process that will involve all the spectators of the Orizzonti Extra section, or rather, those who buy a single ticket, those who ha...

4 Honorary Oscar Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 12th Governors Awards on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound imp...

The Locarno Film Festival’s Leopard Club Award goes to Kasia Smutniak

© Andrea Gandini Kasia Smutniak, defined by artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro as “a skilled, very personal actress”, will receive the Leopard Club Award at the 74th Locarno Film Festival (4-14 August 2021). The award ceremony, slated for the evening of Friday 6 August in Piazza Grande, will be followed on Saturday 7 August by a conversation with the audience, moderated by Piera Detassis, at the Forum @Rotonda by la Mobiliare, plus a screening of the film Nelle tue mani ...

Grossmann Festival 2021 Awards

The best feature film of the 17th Grossmann Festival is YUMMY. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, American directors Gary Sherman and William Lustig. On Saturday, the 24th of July, the 17th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 36 feature films, 9 documentaries and 34 short films from 30 countries, with 6 features, 7 music documentaries and 31 short fil...

Palme d'or to Julia Ducournau's Titane!

Titane is a brilliant film of epic and cathartic realms. Ducournau said at the press conference for the film that David Cronenberg is a favorite and also responded to questions about the use of violence in the film. It has extraordinary editing, acting and cinematography. Titane is overwhelmingly  engaging from beginning to end. You could start at any point of the film and find a compelling thread of the narrative to follow about a young girl in a car accident with a titanium implant in ...

The Pardo d’onore Manor 2021 goes to John Landis

  The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to the unrestrainable comic and creative genius of U.S. director, screenwriter, and actor John Landis, who on Friday August 13 in Piazza Grande will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award. On Saturday 14 August at the Forum @Rotonda by la Mobiliare, Landis will also join a panel discussion with the audience, while Locarno7...

The 2021 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to : DRIVE MY CAR by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Official Competition)

For its poetic rumination on the healing power of art and words through a long journey towards forgiveness and acceptance. This is a film that solidly portrays a universal message of overcoming the communication barriers of convention, class, nationality and disability. And a Commendation to : HYTTI N°6 (COMPARTMENT N°6) by Juho Kuosmanen (Official Competition) ...

French cinema bags more than 20 awards at Cannes!

Discover all of the French productions and coproductions honored at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. UniFrance rejoices in the strong presence of French productions in this year's Cannes awards list and the many accolades won by French coproductions. Our congratulations to all of the award winners and their film crews! All the award-winning French films at Cannes 2021 Official Selection - In Competition Palme d'Or: Julia Ducournau Grand Pri...

We still heart Spike Lee & NEON nabs Jonas Carpignano

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Never mind the recent Spike Lee leak that named “Titane” as a winner as NEON took their second Palme d’Or in a row, just off the heels of Parasite, with Julia Ducournau’s new film. NEON also announced that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival favorite A Chiara... CANNES FRANCE: NEON just announced that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano&rsq...

Titane wins the Palme d'Or at the 74th Festival de Cannes

The winners of the 74th Festival de Cannes © V. HACHE / AFP It's been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing. Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d'or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 July, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

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                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and our filmmaker winners in attendance, Anna Fishbeyn and Colin Costello. Thank you to Eugenia Kuzmina for presen...

The 2021 Un Certain Regard winners' list

PHOTO © Mathilde Gardel Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Caméra d'or. The opening film was Arthur Harari's Onoda - 10 000 nights in the jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the dire...

La Semaine de la Critique announces the Awards winners

  Les lauréats et le Jury de la 60e Semaine de la Critique The winners and the jury of the 60th Semaine de la Critique   ...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 (virtual) Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and o...

2021 Women In Motion Awards ceremony

Kering and the Festival de Cannes had the pleasure of welcoming Spike Lee, Andrea Arnold, Maggie Gyllenhaal, JR, Catherine Corsini, Tahar Rahim, Mati Diop, Lou Doillon, Jodie Turner-Smith, Eva Husson and Mélanie Laurent to the official dinner of the 7th edition of Women In Motion ​ In the presence of the festival jury, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Fr&ea...

The Sound of us honored in Cannes with 'The Movie that MATTERS' Award

Chris Gero could not make it to Cannes unfortunately. his award was handed in Cannes by Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com founderwith Manuel Collas dela Roche during the BETTER WORLD FUND Charity Gala Juky 12 on th ecroisette prestigious 3.14 beach; The PARTY of the day, where Spike Lee and Barry Brown were honored! Chris sent his acceptance speech and caring words, we are happy to share them with our audience. Pab the artist wo did Chris Gero's trophy had a special message b...

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