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Film Fest 919 celebrates NC’s Ariana DeBose, her Oscar nom for WEST SIDE STORY & Contenders

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent During Award Season, no doubt it's the worldwide circuit of film festivals that helps shape predictions and forecasts for feature film (and TV) standouts that will resonate each year, and Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has become one of the key indicators to watch for trends leading up to the biggest show of all, The Oscars. Founders Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall hit the target again this time, with their 2021 choices ringi...

7 filmmakers invited to the 7th annual FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS panel event during the Berlinale

  To celebrate their 7th annual FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign, German Films would like you to join us for a panel event during the Berlinale, spotlighting this year’s seven filmmakers: Documentary writer-director SARAH NOA BOZENHARDT, actor-producer-writer SARA FAZILAT, actor-director JERRY HOFFMANN, film editor JULIA KOVALENKO, writer-director MATTHIAS LUTHARDT,  cinematographer and director ZAMARIN WAHDAT and actor ANNE ZANDER. Since its first edition in 2016, the an...

Cinema critic and professor Hamed Soleimanzadeh will join the FIPRESCI award jury

Officially invited by the 72nd Berlinale and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), the international cinema critic and professor will join the FIPRESCI award jury.   Hamed Soleimanzadeh, researcher, critic, and international professor of Iranian cinema has experienced the jury panel in France’s 74th Cannes Film Festival, 2021, and he will join two prominent world cinema critics Alexander Zwart from the Netherlands, and Bettina Hirsch from Germany to judge the Foru...

The Thrill by Gordy de St. Jeor: The Team and Cast

Gordy De St. Jeor   Gordy De St. Jeor. is 19 years old, but has been working in the film industry since the age of 13 as an actor. Eventually, he decided he wanted to create films for himself, and he has been DP'ing and directing films and music videos ever since. He has a strong background in music, having been on tour 5 times shooting video content for bands like "The Driver Era", "Iron Maiden/The Raven Age", and "Jesse McCartney", while also be...

THE THRILL: Director Biography - Gordy De St. Jeor

My name is Gordy De St. Jeor. I'm 19 years old, but I've been working in the film industry since I was 13 as an actor. Eventually, I decided I wanted to create films for myself, and I've been DP'ing and directing films and music videos ever since. I have a strong background in music, having been on tour 5 times shooting video content for bands like "The Driver Era", "Iron Maiden/The Raven Age", and "Jesse McCartney", while also being a music...

Remembering Rob Stewart: December 28, 1979 to January 31, 2017

Activist, Filmmaker, Author, Biologist. Friend and mentor to many; a son, brother, cousin, uncle, nephew. Champion for sharks and the oceans. Founder of United Conservationists, Shark Savers, Fin Free and the creator of the Shark Free movement. January 31st was the day the world lost Rob Stewart. We want to take a moment to remember all the good he did — through his films Sharkwater, Revolution and Sharkwater Extinction, books, photographs, public appearances and magazine sto...

VIDEO: In conversation with Ron Tucker about his Beaufort International Film Festival

RON TUCKER President, Beaufort Film Society CO-Film Festival Director in conversation with Bruno Chatelin Ron is originally from Woodruff, SC, located in the Upstate near Greenville/Spartanburg. He served in the Marine Corps for  21 years, retiring at the rank of Captain in 1992. He served three tours in the Beaufort area during that time and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.   In 1993 he formed a video production company Sandbar Productions, LLC dba Good-To-Go V...

Sundance Film Festival 2022 - Interview with Amy Berg, Director of PHOENIX RISING ~ By Claire Varney

The first half of PHOENIX RISING, a two-part documentary series set to air on HBO this Spring, premiered at the all online Sundance Film Festival, January 23rd, 2022.  The series follows actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood as she takes her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice, heal generational wounds and reclaim her story. Almost a decade after escaping a dangerous relationship, Wood co-authors and successfully lobbies for passage of ...

Interview with Ben Epstein director of WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE Mammoth Film Festival Interview with director: Ben Epstein.     By Emmanuel Itier Q: What was the idea making this film, how did it come together?   Ben: I remember being a teenager very well and I remember realizing that my parents were also “people”! It’s not so simple to navigate the adult world and it’s like unraveling some sort of emotional mystery. My own emotional detective work is like so removed from Alex, played by the...

The Thrill by Gordy de St. Jeor: The Team and Cast

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Gordy De St. Jeor   Gordy De St. Jeor. is 19 years old, but has been working in the film industry since the age of 13 as an actor. Eventually, he decided he wanted to create films for himself, and he has been DP'ing and directing films and music videos ever since. He has a strong background in music, having been on tour 5 times shooting video content for bands like "The Driver Era", "Iron Maiden/The Raven Age", and "Jesse McCartney", while also being a...

THE THRILL: Director Biography - Gordy De St. Jeor

My name is Gordy De St. Jeor. I'm 19 years old, but I've been working in the film industry since I was 13 as an actor. Eventually, I decided I wanted to create films for myself, and I've been DP'ing and directing films and music videos ever since. I have a strong background in music, having been on tour 5 times shooting video content for bands like "The Driver Era", "Iron Maiden/The Raven Age", and "Jesse McCartney", while also being a ...

Meet the Berlinale 2022 Juries

Competition The International Jury M. Night Shyamalan © Bryan Bedder/Getty images for Universal Pictures, Anne Zohra Berrached © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale, Tsitsi Dangarembga © Hannah Mentz, Karim Aïnous © Denny Sachtleben, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Connie Nielsen © Dennis Stenild, Said Ben Saïd © Patrick Swirc Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2022. The other ...

Koji Fukada guest of honor at the 28th Vesoul IFF of Asian Cinemas

Koji Fukada complete world premiere (February 1 – 8, 2022). Koji Fukada, Japanese director in his forties, has renewed the cinema of the Rising Sun over the past twenty years. Through hard work, he has become the emerging Japanese filmmaker of the twenty-first century. The 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas has carried out a search for all copies of the films of this talented director in order to present all of his work. Screening the complete films of a fil...

Girl Picture - Sundance 2022: Interview with cast and director

Interview by Emmanuel Itier with: Director Alli Haapasalo and actresses: Aamu Milonoff (“Mimmi”), Linnea Leino (“Emma”), Eleonoora Kauhaner (“Rönkkö”).     Q: Where does this movie come from and what were you trying to explore with it?   Alli: It started with a conversation with the screenwriters Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen who wanted to explore with me what it is like to be a young female teenager today. I got a treat...

Sundance Institute Announces Fox Maxy as 2022 Merata Mita Fellow

Seventh Year of Fellowship Honors Artistic Contributions of Late Māori Filmmaker Sundance Institute announced today the recipient of the 2022 Merata Mita Fellowship, an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010) designed for  Indigenous women-identified artists who are striving to direct a feature film. This year's Fellow, Fox Maxy (Payómkawichum and Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians) wa...

Talent featured in German Films’ 2022 FACE TO FACE campaign ANNOUNCED

  The annual platform spotlights the most exciting rising and established talents working across various disciplines in film and TV in the country today.   German Films, the national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide, today announced the talent who will feature in its 7th annual signature FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign. The prestigious, high-profile platform aims to bring international visibility to the wealth of ground-breaking t...

European Shooting Stars 2022 - 10 Talents destined to dazzle at the 72nd Berlinale

  European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce the ten emerging European talents for this year's 25th anniversary edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS. From 11- 14 February 2022, seven actresses and three actors will be presented to the international press, the industry, and the public in an exclusive hybrid programme during this year's 72nd Berlinale (10 – 20 February 2022) adapted to the current Covid protocol. One of the programme's many highlights wil...

VIDEO: Watch Robert Redford introducing the 2022 Sundance edition

Sundance 2022 : Robert Redford Welcome Message ...

ALL THAT BREATHES : Sundance 2022 Interview with Director: Shaunak Sen-All

ALL THAT BREATHES   Sundance 2022   Interview with Director: Shaunak Sen-All Interview by Emmanuel Itier   Q: Where did the inspiration come from, why this passion for these birds: the black kites?   Shaunak: It wasn’t really clear at first what I wanted to do with this film even, so it was in the back of my mind for a while. When you live in Delhi, you’re in the middle of grey skies and that bad air you’re beathing constantly with so many houses ...

MARS ONE: Interview with director: Gabriel Martins.

Interview by Emmanuel Itier with Gabriel Martins, director of MARS ONE      Gabriel Martins’ MARS ONE, had its World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival - World Dramatic Competition. DRAMA / BRAZIL / 115' Written and Directed by Gabriel Martins. T...

Glastonbury festival suffers major loss of Robert Richards 65

In London, a beacon of light in the entertainment world was extinguished this week with the sudden passing of Robert Richards, 65, on January 12. Richards had worked passionately at Glastonbury Festival for over thirty years, having most recently held the position of Head of Partnerships, where he secured large commercial partners and sponsors. A lifelong cinephile, Richards had worked with Director Julien Temple as an editor of the film “Scissor Sisters: Return to Oz” (2004) and a...

VIDEO: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar about her film experience as a writer director producer and the importance of HOPE

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar in a zoom conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Marie-Castille will be heading the features and short film jury of the Festival International du Film sur le Handicap to be held in Lyon 4 -9 February 2022. The festival aims at changing the way we look at human diversity ... through a journey through amazing, fantastic, funny, surprising stories from elsewhere. Thus, festival-goers will travel to Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Quebec,...

Meet the directors of Beyond Borders and their plans for the future and the 7th edition

A few hours before the closing ceremony of the 6th edition we met with Irini Sarogliou and Michel Noll and discussed casually by the port the plans for the future and the 7th edition of Beyond Borders Discussing the Documentary Film Festival in Castelorizzo BEYOND BORDERS with the festival directors: Irini Sarogliou and Michel Noll! Thanks to RGB Studios who filmed the interview by Bruno Chatelin. CAMERA OPERATORS; DIMITRIS MAVROFORAKIS, GRIGORIS VOUKALIS CREW ASSISTANT; GIORGOS LA...

Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 94th Oscars set to air March 27

    The Oscars® show producer Will Packer announced today that veteran director Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 94th Oscars.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. “You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film. I’m fortunate to be working with him,” said Packer. ...

Presenting the jury for the 2022 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize during the Göteborg Film Festival

  The four jury members for the NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award 2022 are now official! For the sixth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during the Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision. This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury consists of Finnish actor Alma Pöysti, Hungarian writer and creative producer Gábor Kr...
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