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175 Oscar® nominees will come together at annual Nominees Luncheon

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More than 175 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 5, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Timothée Chalamet, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Kaluuya, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep are expected to attend the pre-Oscars® event. Supporting Actor and Actress nomi...

Interview with William Dafoe honored at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Day 2 of the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was underway yesterday with the presentation of the Cinema Vanguard Award to three-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe at The Arlington Theatre. The honor, which was presented by director Josh Boone, was bestowed upon Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project.” Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF During a Q&A discussion led by Pete Hammond which included clips highlighting Dafoe&rsq...

Interview with Alec Baldwin from Santa Barbara

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka Description - SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 31: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin at the Opening Night Film "The Public" Presented by Belvedere Vodka during the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for SBIFF) Keywords - Arts Culture and...

Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen & More Kick Off Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) officially kicked off yesterday with the world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s “the public” and the Opening Night Gala. On hand to celebrate was SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling; Estevez and fellow cast members Alec Baldwin, Michael K. Williams, Jena Malone, Che Smith, Spencer Garrett and Jacob Vargas; festival jurors Anthony and Arnette Zerbe, Artie Schmidt, Geoffrey Cowper, Jan Biivoet, Jesus Lloveras, ...

IFFR festival director kicked off the festival

Bero Beyer Festival Director Everyday we are fed a seemingly unstoppable flow of images. Whether we like it or not, the stories they convey have an impact on how we view the world and ourselves. But it is up to us to decide whether to stay glued to the repetitive stream of easy-answer-imagery or to open our minds to alternative visions that inspire us; images and stories that ask questions and broaden our horizons: cinema!     Last year International ...

Masterclasses and talks at IFFR 2018

  Clockwise: Armando Iannucci, Charlotte Rampling, Lucrecia Martel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Paul Schrader, Sean Baker     ...

Berlinale Talents 2018 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents

Berlinale Talents 2018: Nancy Schreiber, Agnès Godard, Christian Petzold, João Pedro Rodrigues, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Gus Van Sant, Carla Simón, Lav Diaz, Lauren Greenfield, David and Nathan Zellner, Josephine Decker, Samuel Maoz, Tom Tykwer and Other Guests Share Secrets The Berlinale Talents programme is complete. 25 public talks and five film screenings invite Berlin audiences and 250 Talents to join into a dialogue about filmmaking. It is all about secrets, and not just...

The Sundance Kid is moving on, Trevor Groth leaves Sundance to join 30WEST

"After 25 years I have decided to leave Sundance for an exciting opportunity to work at 30WEST. I owe everything to Robert Redford and John Cooper. They were amazing mentors, colleagues and friends and I can’t thank them enough for everything they did for me. Happy trails Sundance!" In a memo to staff, Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper was typically gracious. “Every new idea or program that was developed since I became director has been ...

New Filmmaking Book Alert – Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers - 5 Stars on Amazon!

Stage 32’s Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto’s book Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers:Indie Film & The Power of the Crowd is receiving rave reviews and accolades throughout the industry. The book, which was published under the ‘American Film Market Presents’ banner for Routledge Press and is a must read for any independent film, TV or content creator around the world. ​If you’re a creative, this book will take you through everything you...

Sergei Loznitsa with Dragon of Dragons Award

This year, the Krakow Film Foundation Programme Council decided to honour the eminent director of documentary films, Sergei Loznitsa, with the Dragon of Dragon award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of the international cinema. The 21st laureate of this prestigious award is at the same time the youngest winner of the award in history.   "Winning the Dragon of Dragons award at Krakow Film Festival is a great honour for me. My first documentary film, ...

We Want More - Diversity & Visibility...Panel in Berlin on the status of women in film business and gender equity

We Want More - Diversity & Visibility 6th Discussion on the status of women in film business and gender equity on the occasion of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. February 22nd, 11.30 a.m. “There are certain images, possessing them gives you power.” belit sağ For greater diversity in the areas of gender, race, age, sexual orientation and disability. How to stop the ongoing and significant underrepresentation in the film industry? Recognise and acknowledg...

German Films goes in third year with Faces to Faces

    © German Films/Joachim Gern German Films today announced that its on-going initiative supporting German cinema internationally, FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS, will focus on the artists behind the camera as the campaign enters its 3rd year.   Six of the most prominent German directors working today: Emily Atef, Valeska Grisebach, Lars Kraume, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Burhan Qurbani and David Wnendt, will represent German cinema’s current accomplishments and dynam...

GWFF Best First Feature Award Jury

  Since 2006, when it introduced the GWFF Best First Feature Award, the Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers. The award is endowed with 50,000 euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director will be awarded with a high-q...

The crew behind Cut Off

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Jowan Carbin Writer | Director | Executive Producer Jowan Carbin was born and raised in California’s Bay Area. As an undergraduate, he pursued the craft of acting and received a BA in theatre with a minor in film from the University of Southern California. Soon after, Jowan attended Columbia University, where he received a MFA in film with high honors. Jowan has written and directed numerous short films, but it was his short film Welcome to Lif...

The Cast of Cut Off

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  JOHN ROBINSON AS “CLIVE STONE”  John Robinson was born  on October 25, 1985. From role to role, actor John Robinson exuded an all-American presence and look that made him a shoe-in for portrayals of average, well-rounded young men, but he also projected a subtly haunting quality that lent him perfectly to material with a slight edge. On that note, Robinson is arguably best known for his contributions to Gus Van Sant’s explosive 2003 drama Elep...

3 Filmmakers Awarded Inaugural Sundance Institute Open Borders Fellowship

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  Sundance Institute Selects Three Filmmakers for 2018 Sundance Institute Open Borders Fellowship Presented by Netflix, in Recognition and Support of Emerging Independent Filmmakers Working in Narrative and Documentary Film   ...

The Future of Indie TV with Stephanie Allain, Steven Soderbergh, Bernie Su and David Wain

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As the world of serialized content widens from traditional broadcast and cable television to streaming platforms, the way we consume content is changing rapidly. Where do independent voices fit into this increasingly competitive industry? There is more demand than ever for different forms of episodic content, but how do artists and investors find their audience and make a return on their investment? Join Stephanie Allain (Leimert Park), Steven Soderbergh (THE KING), Bernie Su (chief creative off...

Alex Deleon busy in Rajahstan with Jury Duty at RIFF 2018

Rajasthan film festival is the biggest film festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It gives a new level of platform to filmmakers, artists and technicians of Rajasthani cinema to motivate them, so that they work harder and take Rajasthan Cinema to a new level altogether. From the last four years this festival has brought an amazing change in the Rajasthani cinema and has been appreciated by all the people nationally. After a roaring success in 2016, the fifth ed...

Sundance '18 Day One Press Conference with John Cooper and Robert Redford

Join Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford, Executive Director Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper in conversation with Barbara Chai, head of arts and culture coverage at Dow Jones Media Group and the editor of MarketWatch Entertainment, followed by a Q&A with press in attendance. ...

250 Participants @ Berlinale Talents 2018

50/50, interdisciplinary and diverse: The Berlinale Talents team is proud to welcome 250 filmmakers from 81 countries in Berlin from February 17 - 22, 2018, including 128 women and 122 men. For six days they will have the opportunity to engage with one another, with experts and the public, to critically question their own artistic standpoint and to further develop their film projects. A vast array of artistic and technical backgrounds The selection for 2018 includes, amongst others, Angela Gue...

Berlinale Shorts Introduces the 2018 International Short Film Jury: Diogo Costa Amarante, Jyoti Mistry and Mark Toscano

Jyoti Mistry     Portuguese filmmaker and winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale 2017, Diogo Costa Amarante; US filmmaker and curator Mark Toscano; and South African filmmaker and academic Jyoti Mistry will make up the International Short Film Jury in 2018. They will award the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award. In addition, they will nominate a film for the European Film Awards in the category European Short Film 2018. “...

THE 2018 EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS: Diversity at its Best

  EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the 10 most promising up-and-coming actors from Europe that will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018 For the 21st edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, this year’s jury of industry experts has selected a list of what they deem to be 2018’s ten most talented, up-and-coming actors from all over Europe, who are ready to step out onto the international film scene. They will be presented to the film industry, p...

Wendy Mitchell and Roberto Cueto, new San Sebastian Festival delegates in the Nordic countries and South Korea respectively

  Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager at the British Council, is the new San Sebastian delegate for the Nordics. Mitchell, Nordic correspondent for Screen International, editor of the European Film Academy’s Close-Up magazine and collaborator with the Göteborg and Zurich festivals, replaces producer Marianne Slot as the Festival representative in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland.  Slot, who has produced directors such as Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and...
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