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Come meet with Ted Chalmers Summer Hill Entertainment in Cannes!

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Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

  A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:   This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What's the general feeli...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venie 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. ...

Isabelle Giordano, UniFrance managing director says Iran, France enjoy the potential to have mutual artistic cooperation

  Isabelle Giordano, the general director of UniFrance, has Headed to Iran to attend the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival kicked off officially today in Tehran. She is also a former French journalist with extensive experience in print, television, and radio journalism. Isabelle Giordano also founded the association "Cinema pour Tous" and is a member of several boards of directors: the Forum des Images, the Forum d'Avignon, and the Fondation HSBC pour l'E...

Director of Taken 3 Olivier Megaton attending 36th Fajr Int'l Film Festival says despite cultural differences, we are bound

  The French director, writer, and editor best known for directing The Red Siren, Transporter 3, Colombiana, and Taken 2, and Taken 3 is attending the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival. He said his interest in Iran's cinema has been the biggest motif to participate the ongoing event.   He added despite cultural differences between Iran and France, two countries are still bounded, noting nations could be friends despite the differences.   Interview with Ol...

Italian Franco Nero at 36th Fajr international film festival says Iran's cinema is lucky to have great directors

Italian well-known actor and director, Franco Nero who has been attending the 36th edition of Fajr international film festival said Iran has significantly good directors and casting who can benefit the country's cinema to great extent. Numerous famous figures of the world cinema have been invited to attend the Fajr festival, which will take place in Tehran from April 19 to 27.  Franco added there are many well-known directors in the country like Asghar Farhadi, Kiarostami and Majid ...

Russian documentarian says festivals create opportunity to exchnage culture and art

  The future of a nation lies in the hands of its youth who are the greatest wealth of their country in all fields and areas. Hence, if we want to ensure a guaranteed future for the world, we need to provide them with right kind of education they need which could benefit them scientifically, logically, culturally, artistically and morally. Without proper education, our youth couldn’t find their desired path and would remain in great dissatisfaction. Art is no exception. In order t...

Armenian student attending Darolfonoun section calls festivals good chance to be unified culturally

  Fajr International Film Festival began its adventurous journey with 7th hour and Darolfonoun sections on April 17th. There are so many young and brilliant foreign university students attending the Darolfonoun section this year.  We had an Interview with Khane Poghosyan, Armenian student of documentary film making .She is attending Darolfonoun section of Fajr International Film Festival this year. Interview with her comes as following: 1. What made you choose Darolfonoun section...

MAG Film Studios Chaired by Jasmin Espada launches in Puerto Rico and LA

MAG Film Studios, the first Puerto Rican company for the production and distribution of films, documentaries and educational content, announced its official launch taking place on April 19, 2018.  The studio portfolio includes the films 23 hours, 200 Letters, Por Amor en El Caserio (HBO LATINO), Dos Caminos, Yerba Buena, Aventura Verde, Prodigal Heart, What If We Start Again? and The Eye of God, curr...

Interview with Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman for “Cancer Can Be Killed” (2018)

 Jeff Witzeman   Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman's “Cancer Can Be Killed” is a groundbreaking labor of love documentary sending ripples of controversy and debate through the oncology world. The film tells the story of Jeff's wife Kerry Witzeman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Instead of undergoing surgery and chemo therapy, as her traditional American doctors had suggested, she opted for an alternative medicine treatment in Germany. Kerry and Jeff traveled to Ge...

GOLDCREST, NYWIFT, PGA & WIP "A celebration of Female Producers" Party

NEW YORK, NY: Mustafa ÖNDER GOLDCREST, NYWIFT, PGA & WIP hosted "A celebration of Female Producers at Tribeca" Party during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Common Ground Bar on April 18, 2018 in New York City. •Goldcrest operates as leaders in picture finishing, sound and dailies. In the last two years Goldcrest has expanded its range of Post-Production finishing services to build a stellar reputation for high-profile Feature and Television Pi...

Arben Zharku got re-elected as director of Kosovo Cinematography Center

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Mr. Kujtim Gashi has appointed Arben Zharku as the director of Kosovo Cinematography Center. The mandate of the director is four years and this is the second mandate for Zharku. “I’m very honored for getting re-elected as director and I’m confident that in the next four years I’ll contribute even more on developing Kosovo’s film industry. In my second mandate, among other duties I will focus in adaptin...

Join Global Road, Participant Media, Arclight and more: Film Finance Forum in Cannes - Register by April 20 with FEST21WB

International Film Finance Forum | May 11, 2018 • Intercontinental Carlton Hotel • Cannes, France   The 9th Annual International Film Finance Forum will be a half-day program on the afternoon of May 11, 2018 geared towards global strategies for financing films in a changing ...

Gerald Potterton to receive Animation That Matters Award for Yellow Submarine on the occasion of the 50th anniversary

Gerald Potterton is one of the very few major animator contributor to Yellow Submarine still alive. The filmswas released to much success in July 1968. Restored 4K Yellow Submarine to be released across North America this July in celebration of its 50th anniversary.     ...

Congrats to Cameron Bailey Appointed Co-Head of TIFF

Image courtesy of TIFF, Photo by Matt Barnes   TORONTO — The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held s...

Terry Gilliam and Lars von Trier return to the Cannes Film Festival

Here are the 10 new films added to the composition of the Official Selection 2018. (of which three in the main competition)   Competition Added films are: Un couteau dans le cœur (Knife + Heart) by the French Yann Gonzalez starring Vanessa Paradis Ayka by the Kazakh Sergey Dvortsevoy, director of Tulpan, winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard in 2008 These two films by Yann Gonzalez and Sergey Dvortsevoy are both directors’ second feature. It will be their ...

Daniel Fellman has been named governor of the Academy’s Executives Branch, following Bill Mechanic's resignation

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  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Daniel Fellman has been named governor of the Academy’s Executives Branch. Fellman will serve out the remainder of William Mechanic’s term which concludes on June 30, 2019. Mechanic announced his resignation from the Board on April 12. Fellman returns to the Board after previously serving one term as governor from 2014-2017. Per the Academy’s bylaws, should any vacancy occur in the Board of Gover...

Meet the Governors in charge of the Academy’s strategic vision

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The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.  Three governors from each of the Academy’s 17 branches are elected to serve for a three-year term.  Governors may serve a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms (nine years). Governors attend six to seven board meetings in person, or by video conference when out of town, are required ...

FMX 2018 Animation – The Art of Animation and From Indie to IP

The contents of the The Art of Animation track are now fixed . Lisa Allen and Scott Carroll (both Blue Sky) will talk about creating dynamic character relationships for the movie Ferdinand. Directors Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer and Bin-Han To (all alumni of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) will give an insight into the making of the Oscar-nominated Roald Dahl adaptation Revolting Rhymes. Visual Development Artist Manu Arenas and Visual Effects Supervisor Kyle Odermatt (both Walt Disney Anim...

Meet the Jury in Fajr

International Competition (Cinema Salvation) Jury Giovanni Spagnoletti Born in Milan, 12/02/1949, Giovanni SPAGNOLETTI studied in Rome and at the “Freie Universität” in Berlin and received a degree in German studies at the roman university “La Sapienza” with the maximum grade. Since 1991 he has taught “Cinema and Criticism” at “La Sapienza” and since November 2000 has been Professor of Cinema and Criticism at Rome’s “Tor ...

Jean-Pierre Léaud to attend 2018 Fajr International Film Festival

French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, best known for Francois Truffaut’s 400 Blows and Jean Luc Godard’s Masculin Feminin, is heading his way to help celebrate the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.   The French actor’s career has gone hand in hand with the great directors of the French New Wave, but he has remained a compelling and continuing presence long after that movement ended. He has influenced a further generation of French directors, as...

Oliver Stone to Attend 2018 Fajr International Film Festival

  Acclaimed American director, screenwriter and producer, three-times Oscar winner, Oliver Stone is scheduled to attend the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival.   Festival Director Reza Mirkarimi broke the news at a presser in Tehran on Wednesday. The legendary film maker is best known for the hit films Platoon, Scarface, Born on the Fourth of July and Natural Born Killers.   Oliver Stone, by name of William Oliver Stone, (born September 15, 1946) is known for his ambitio...

Fajr to Unveil New Book on the Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami

A new book on Abbas Kiarostami and his cinema will be unveiled in Tehran concurrent with the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival. The book includes articles and translated materials written about the late Iranian film director of Where is the Friend’s House?, Life and Nothing More, Through the Olive Trees, Close Up, A Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, Ten, Shirin, Certified Copy, and Like Someone in Love. Kiarostami is largely credited for his contributions to the Iranian New ...

The Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes

Facing a renewed Competition which presents filmmakers who will compete for the first time, the Jury of the next edition of the Festival de Cannes (8-19 May 2018) invites 5 women, 4 men, 7 nationalities and 5 continents under the presidency of Cate Blanchett. The Jury will reveal his prize list on Saturday, May 19 during the Closing Ceremony.   THE JURY 2018     Cate Blanchett – President (Australian actress, producer)     ...

Video - Bruno Chatelin, Costa Ferris and Bill Butler (Jaws) Masterclass on Film and Music

Bridges International Film Festival: Masterclass with Bill Butler, Bruno Chatelin and Costa Ferri The Municipal Music School's children choir and the conductor Mr Giannis Nikolopoulos performed a an excellent music program PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bridgesfi..     Contacts Email 0030697-208-0441 P.O.BOX 70 AGIOI THEODORI, CORINTHIA 20003 Greece Website Facebook Twitter Venue ...
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