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Sundance Film Festival: Juries, Awards Night Host Announced

chaz Ebert and 24 Jurors to Award NUMBER Prizes, Including New NEXT Innovator’s Award Jason Mantzoukas (The Long Dumb Road) to Host Livestreamed Awards Show; Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud) to Perform   Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with 28 ...

Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to be Awarded by Filming on Italy in Los Angeles,

Filming on Italy in Los Angeles, a three day cultural event, is honoring on Jan 31 and February 1st 2018, Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida with the Filming on Italy and IIC (Italian Institute of Culture) Los Angeles Creativity awards as a recognition for their excellency in the world. . Filming on Italy will be screening the movie “MALÈNA” by Giuseppe Tornatore, who made Monica Bellucci an international star, and the US premiere of the movie “ON THE MILKY ROAD&r...

Thessaloniki 20th Doc Fest gives a Carte Blanche to Sara Driver

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2-11 March, 2018     A multifaceted artist who fully embodies the term “independent filmmaker”, American director, writer and producer Sara Driver is given a carte blanche in the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select some of her favorite films that will be presented in this year's event.   Driver will attend the 20th TDF to accompany the films (10 documentaries and one fiction film),...

Seventeen IFP-supported projects hit Park City as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival begins next week

IFP Alumni at Sundance       The Sundance line-up includes Elan Bogarín and Jonathan Bogarín's 306 Hollywood, Michael Pearce's Beast, Tolga Karaçelik's Butterflies, Stephen Maing's Crime + Punishment, Kimberly Reed's Dark Money, Cathy Yan's Dead Pigs, Amy Scott's Hal, RaMell Ross' Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Michael Dweck's The Last Race, Reinaldo Marcus Green's Monsters and Men, Christina Choe'...

Jane Alexander to Receive 2018 Sedona International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Four-time Academy Award nominee and multiple Emmy Award-winner Jane Alexander will receive the Sedona International Film Festival’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 24th annual festival, Feb. 24-March 4.             The Festival will feature 150 films from narrative features to documentaries to shorts at three venues: The Mary D. Fisher Theatre, the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Sedona Harkins 6.  ...

Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as Head of Acquisitions

Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as Head of Acquisitions with immediate effect, it was announced today by CEO Dave Bishop. The appointment comes ahead of a busy year for the international finance, production and sales company as it seeks to expand its critically acclaimed sales slate for the upcoming markets.   Reporting to Bishop, Stewart will oversee the procurement of the kinds of prestige titles that have become synonymous with the Protagonist brand. She will atte...

We are very happy to welcome Viennale new artistic director: Eva Sangiorgi

          After having been chosen by the Viennale board to succeed Hans Hurch as Viennale Director and having been appointed by the City Counselor Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, the 39 year old Italian was introduced to the press this morning. "The Viennale festival is an iconic event that rounds off the year’s calendar of film events and has been important to me fo...

Mario Dorminsky welcomes you to the 38th Fantasporto!

Starting next February 20th, the 38th edition of Fantasporto- Oporto International Film Festival, ends on March 3rd (competitions) and March 4th (the awards screenings), 3 more days than usual. A great festival, full of household names and sensational discoveries. The Official Opening will screen the feature “Marrowbone”, from the producer of “Pan’s Labirynth”, and the Competitions Opening will present the Russian mega-production “Anna Karenina: V...

From IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente

    Dear Friends of IFP,   Stories have the power to transform us and our world. 2017 revealed this truth to us again and again in remarkable and unexpected ways.   As we begin the new year, we reaffirm our convicti...

Cucalorus seeks is recruiting the Development Director for the Festival

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Good news!! Cucalorus seeks an outgoing, motivated, and detail-oriented human for the position of Development Director to lead fundraising efforts that support the foundation’s programming, communications and operational activities. The Development Director works in a collaborative environment with other key staff at Jengo’s Playhouse in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The Cucalorus Development Director manages multiple fundraising campaigns including grants, spons...

Global Content Bazar 2018 will be inaugurated by Minister of Culture and Sports, Government of Maharashtra

India’s very first content market for buying and selling of films and content, now in its 2nd year, will be inaugurated by Shri Vinod Tawde, Minister of Culture and Sports, Government of Maharashtra on 19th January 2018 at 10:00 AM at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. This 2-day event is a market for buying, selling, distributing and syndicating of all sorts of content including films, television serials, web series, short films, documentaries, et al. The market als...

AMEC 2018 - Melody Sweets to perform - A&R Worldwide to present Music Counsel of the Year Award

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The world of music will take a prominent role at the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) of the Year Awards to be held in Manhattan Beach on January 25, 2018.  AMEC announced today that A&R Worldwide will present the prestigious “Music Counsel of the Year” Award at their AMEC Awards ceremony at their annual black-tie event later this month.  Globally recognized as the leading music producer and management record label, A&R Worldwide is known for...

Australian actress Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes

Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes, the 71st edition of which will be taking place in May 2018.   “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition,” she declared, “but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours.”   Cate Blanchett follows Pedro Almodóvar, ...

The Adventures of a Roving Film Festivaleer

ADVENTURES ON THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT by Alex Deleon (Herman Pevner) (filmfestivals.com) The very first film festival I ever attended was the San Francisco Festival of 1975. I had by then begun to publish articles about Japanese films in San Francisco and was invited by former festival director Albert Johnson, whom I knew from hanging out at the fabled Mediterraneum Caffe in Berkeley, and Albert used his influence to arrange a pass for me. To this day I must say it was one of...

SFFILM Announces First Round of Winners for Brand New Initiatives in Support of Immigrant Filmmakers and Women Championing Peace

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Three Filmmakers to Receive Inaugural New American Producer Fellowship and Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship     SFFILM announced today the recipients of the first round of fellowships in su...

Trevor Jamieson to become Revelation Ambassador

    Revelation Perth International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that acclaimed actor Trevor Jamieson has joined the Revelation team as a permanent ambassador.   Soon to be seen in the upcoming re...

Women In Film: Grace Jones & Rae Dawn Chong at BIFF

& PRESENTS GRACE JONES: Bloodlight & Bami Trailer Grace Jones Supermodel, Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Record Producer to be in attendance Principal Cast:  Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Ivor Guest SHOWTIMES Friday, D...

Interview with Filmmaker Brian Metcalf for 'Living Among Us' (2018)

  Filmmaker Brian Metcalf wrote, directed, produced and DP'd his found footage vampire tale 'Living Among Us' (2018). In one of the late actor John Heard's last performances, this horror/sci-fi flick follows some documentarians as they make an ethnological study on vampires living among mortals. Produced by Brian's Red Compass Media production company, Vision Films is handling international sales and US distribution in association with Sony Pictures Home Entertain...

Jonas Carpignano, director of “A Ciambra”, will receive the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 22nd edition of Capri, Hollywood

    The Award Will Be Presented December 30th in Anacapri   CAPRI, Italy, November 28, 2017 – Italian-American filmmaker Jonas Carpignano, director of “A Ciambra,” the movie which will be representing Italy for consideration as Best Foreign Language film at the 90th Oscars®, will receive the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 22nd edition of Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival, which takes place here from December 27, 2017 through...

Happy Holidays

  Best wishes from the whole team, and from our group of correspondents around the world for a happy peaceful & successful new year for you and yours on the festival circuit. Best wishes for a happy peaceful & successful new year for you and yours  ...

Shashi Kapoors don’t die: Part I

Shashi Kapoors don’t die: Part I Showbiz is often cruel, usually ruthless. It takes so many factors to make it as an actor, luck or lineage included. Then, you need to stay on, weather flops and hits, and keep grabbing opportunities, in the hope that the next one will do it for you. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Balbir (Shashi) Raj Kapoor had done his bit of drama at his Papajee’s Prithvi Theatre, like his two older brothers (Ranbir) Raj Kapoor and Shamsher (Shammi) Raj Kapoor. They h...

Results of the elections of The board of EFA

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Wim Wenders has been re-elected as president. Agnieszka Holland has been re-elected as chairwoman. Mike Downey and Antonio Saura have been re-elected as deputy chairmen. Joanna Szymańska has been elected for Central & Eastern Europe. Béatrice Thiriet has been elected for France. Graziella Bildesheim has been elected for Italy. Baltasar Kormákur has been elected for the Nordic Countries. Ada Solomon has been re-elected for the North-Eastern Mediterranean. Katriel Schory...

Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen) will host the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018,

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Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen) will host the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, an event which is simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT), Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. As the SAG Awards has never had an emcee before, Connell and the SAG Awards Committee are breaking a long-standing custom by inviting the multi-faceted actor to fill this prestigious role. “We are delighted to have Kristen Bell as the first-ev...

Bergamo Film Meeting dedicates to Liv Ullmann the 36th edition retrospective

BERGAMO FILM MEETING International Film Festival 36th edition, March 10 – 18, 2018   The first tidbit about the BFM36 program is the ample retrospective dedicated to Norwegian actress, director, and screenwriter Liv Ullmann: a brilliant opportunity for a journey across the 20th century authorial cinema - not just Bergman, but also Bolognini, Harvey and Buñuel, among others - that will lead us to the most recent works by Ullmann herself, behind the camera. As usual,...
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