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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a trend ? I see 16 conferences and panels a...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order".     Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious car...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

MULAN's Rosalind Chao was inspired by MISERY, watch her say so for AFI

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There’s a certain frequency on a cellular level that Kathy Bates hits among all women, and men too, but especially for anyone under-represented, discounted, or written-off. Bates own story, which is mostly unknown to viewers, is about how a feisty manager named Susan Smith literally forced her from stage to screen. Their tandem is almost a movie in and of itself. Smith died in 2013, aged 71, from cancer, but her legacy lives on. Client B...

Jury Members confirmed for Iris 2020

  Iris Prize is honoured to welcome a group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members judging the films in Best British and the international Iris Prize categories. The chosen winners will then be revealed on the closing night of the festival. With the festival programme available online for free, UK-wide audiences will be able to view all the shorts films for the first time. With Film 4 supporting the Best of British Award, Iris...

Olivia Colman receives Golden Eye Award THE FATHER as Gala Premiere at ZFF

Olivia Colman   The 16th Zurich Film Festival honours the actress Olivia Colman with its Golden Eye. She excels alongside Anthony Hopkins in the drama THE FATHER.    The British Academy Award-winning actress plays the daughter of a dementia-suffering father who refuses to be helped in director Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER. The Zurich Film Festival honours the actress with a Golden Eye for her achievements. Colman, who is currently filming and unable to tr...

SUBMISSION START NOW IISFF - CINEMASCOPE AWARDS 2020

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!! SUBMISSION START NOW !! 2nd Indian International Short Film Festival CINEMASCOPE AWARDS 2020 The competition will be held on the online premiere screening, from 10 am to 7 pm. Date - 16th to 24th December. Mail Id – cinemascopeawards@gmail.com  Ph No – +91 9748275141 / +91 7044298663 /+91 9875615399   Please send your film details AND share your film link by Google Drive/We Transfer/YouTube Link for online submission.   Entry F...

Missing Michael Lonsdale, our friend and festival president of Sacred Beauty Fest in Cannes

Good bye Michael. I took these shots in Cannes at Wim Wenders' film on Pope Francis... We came as a team of Sacred Beauty Festival in Cannes! My comment to Wim at the premiere screening "2 words Wim": "too short" I was so moved by the film! ...

Top 3 tips from Matthew Helderman of BondIt Media Capital for filmmakers

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Distance learning is all the rage with the pandemic making shut-ins of most of us. That said, BondIt CEO Matthew Helderman agreed to have his brain picked for a quick trio of tips for filmmakers. BondIt has worked on such projects as FORCE OF NATURE, starring Emile Hirsch, Mel Gibson, and David Zayas, directed by Michael Polish
. BondIt Executive Produced FORCE OF NATURE by providing pre-sales and tax credit financing to ...

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson.   As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and elevate t...

Rebels with a cause: fest honchos advocate for cinema during the opening gala

  “It’s time to return to the cinema” José Luis Rebordinos, at the opening gala of San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition, said: “We have an unequivocal engagement to show films before a physical audience in film theatres” Thierry Frémaux: “Cinema will never die” Woody Allen: “I hope you like the film as much as we liked living and shooting it in San Sebastian” Rifkin’s Festival, the new romantic com...

Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon, Viggo Mortensen and Gina Gershon grace San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

  British actor Joe Alwyn completes the official jury chaired by Luca Guadagnino Elena Anaya, Candela Peña, Blanca Suárez, Paz Vega, Raúl Arévalo, Alejandro Sanz, Javier Cámara, Irene Escolar, Bárbara Lennie and Roberto Álamo are some of the Spanish cinema stars attendees currently confirmed   San Sebastian Festival will have at its 68th edition a long list of guests who will visit the city to accompany the films and projects i...

Top Conversations and Master classes at San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

Aaron Sorkin, Francisco Ramos, Ted Hope and Marc Orts, leading figures of the Conversations and Master classes at San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition Thought and Discussion, the Festival’s new area dedicated to promoting discussion on the cinema, will also include the European Film Forum, conferences and round tables All of the activities will be broadcast in streaming mode on sansebastianfestival.com       ...

Busy Jury Duty this week for Bruno Chatelin as Virtual Jury in Estonia and Florida...

I spared some carbon for our planet and some fatigue, judging films from a distance, not attending Matsalu Nature Film Festival where I was scheduled to attend. That same week I had also accepted to become a jury at Miami Short Film Festival! Also I skipped my usual fest attendance in Deauville, TIFF and Venice!  Social distancing !!! BUT I MISS EACH OF THEM A LOT! I am happy to share more about these festivals, (my final votes are still under embargo of course but I can tell I saw some...

Disaster, not a movie: here's the Cal Fire 20 Biggest California Fire List, 1932 to 2020

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Many in Southern and Northern California are under heavy smoke and even evacuation warnings. Screenwriters wouldn't even pitch a script with this much devastation in the plot. But this is not a disaster movie, this is happening right now. Near us, the #BobCatFire is only 15% contained with 60,000 plus acers on fire as of this morning in Los Angeles. The true devastation is in the raw statistics recorded by CAL FIRE. Read on... From Screenm...

Happy to be in the jury at Matsalu nature film festival in Estonia

By Bruno Chatelin I am just sad it's going to be virtual experience (instead of beautiful Matsalu National Park situated barely ten minutes from the festival venue) due to COVID Quarantaine restrictions... I ll be joining my jury fellows and the festival team via zoom. Happy to introduce them to you though. CATEGORY: NATURE (FL) MARIS LAJA ESTONIA Maris is promoting nature education in Tallinn Zoo already for the ninth year, along with her active team. She is...

Checking IMDme: The private community for select IMDb members

We would like to share with you the news of the launch of this new private community for select IMDb members. They are currently recruiting members with free subscriptions. You can perhaps use our referral to your advantage. Applications reviews are based on their place on the waitlist. Inviting friends will move you up on the list. Click anytime!   Interested in joining?   APPLY NOW   IMDme just launched the private community for sele...

The Reel Thing: Kubrick’s 2001, AITAF Veterans Day Benefit PM Q&A, 11/11

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It's been a while since the obelisk fell among the primates in Stanley Kubrick's seminal film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. And whist there are many Hollywood insiders who whisper his involvement in a "staged moon landing" let's face it, George Méliès faked a moon landing in 1902 with Le Voyage dans la Lune. Imagine where humankind would be without having taken this pioneering adventure into the mind of th...

Video ambiance and red carpet interviews from Venice 77

77th Venice International Film Festival red carpet moments and filmmakers interviews at the Corradi Cinema Lounge / Ausonia Hungaria.   The 77th Venice International Film Festival has officially dropped the curtain, after an inevitably particular edition, which is the first spokesperson for a sign of hope for the world of cinema and the arts, in this very special period. 28 film casts this year chose the Corradi Cinema Lounge as the ideal setting for their printing activities....

Leone d’Argento for "New Order" by Michel Franco

Official Selection of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, Leone d’Argento for "New Order" by Michel Franco, our guest at the Corradi Cinema Lounge / Ausonia Hungaria Images and videos now available on   The 77th Venice International Film Festival has officially dropped the curtain, after an inevitably particular edition, which is the first spokesperson for a sign of hope for the world of cinema and the arts, in this very special period. ...

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson.   As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and ele...

Sara Bilbatua will receive the Zinemira Award at the San Sebastian Festival’s 68th edition

The casting director from Eibar will collect the award at the Basque Cinema Gala on September 22 Casting director Sara Bilbatua will receive the Zinemira Award given by San Sebastian Festival and the Ibaia and EPE/APV producers associations in recognition of an outstanding personality of Basque cinema. Bilbatua, responsible for the casting on more than 75 audiovisual productions in the last 25 years, will collect the award at the Basque Cinema Gala in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre on September...

Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival

  Award-winning musician Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival TIFF and Bell Media announce ETALK’s Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards as hosts Presenters for the broadcast include Olivia Colman, Regina King, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Delroy Lindo, Tabu, and more     Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, together with Bell Media are ...

Alberto Barbera in conversation: a festival director calling for action (in cinemas)

Join Alberto Barbera as he shares his thoughts on how great cinema can drive different perspectives, ignite emotions, and even influence our lives from the moment the opening credits roll. Through these stories, attendees will explore the impact that lasts far beyond the film itself, from the conversations that films can start to the movements and moments they can inspire. ...

Eight artistic directors from leading European film festivals united to defend cinema

On Wednesday 2 September 2020 the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival was officially opened. As part of the opening ceremony in the Festival Palace, eight artistic directors from leading European film festivals (Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, London, Karlovy Vary, and Venice) appeared on stage to read from a shared statement. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was represented by artistic director Karel Och. “This unique document reflects ...
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