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Italian-American actress Maria Bello to chair LA, ITALIA FESTIVAL

Italian-American actress Maria Bello has been selected by the Board of the Capri in the World Institute to chair the 13th Annual Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest, which runs February 25th to March 3rd.  The 2018 Festival comes to Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists all scheduled to participate in the week-long pre-Academy Awards celebration showcasing the best of Italian culture and will ...

Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet, John Boyega, More Honored at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  The 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) had its biggest day yet on Saturday, playing host to the Producers Panel, Writers Panel, and Virtuosos Awards honoring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).   The Lobero Theater served as a major attraction to festival attendees early in the day as it hosted both the Produ...

Press & Filmmaker Breakfast, Writer's Panel, Producer's Panel Feb 3

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  PRODUCER’S PANEL 10 AM Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. – 12 noon Lobero Theatre presented by Mirai   Panelists: Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name), Lisa Bruce (Darkest Hour), Emma Thomas (Dunkirk), Sean McKittrick (Get Out), Evelyn O’Neill (Lady Bird), Daniel Lupi (Phantom Thread), J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), and Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Moderator: Glenn Whipp   The Producers Panel brings together some of today&rsq...

SingularDTV Rounds Out Marketing Team with Two Director Appointments

  Thessa Mooij (director of communications) and Simone Cassas (director of creative services).          Photo credit: Jill Wachter for SingularDTV SingularDTV, the blockchain entertainment studio, rounds out its marketing team with Thessa Mooij as Director of Communications and Simone Cassas as Director of Creative Services. Both work out of the company's New York office and report to Senior VP of Marketing Oliver Mahrdt (formerly North American represe...

Diversity at Berlinale

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  Ever since its foundation in 1951, the exploration of the multivoicedness and diversity of society has been a defining element of the Berlin International Film Festival’s identity. Art and culture always engage themselves in both contemporary aesthetic and social issues - a phenomenon reflected in the film programmes of the different sections and in the initiatives of the Berlinale each year. As an international cultural event, we are a forum where questions and ideas are heard an...

Berlinale Camera 2018: Awards for Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiří Menzel

  Since the award’s inception in 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has been honouring individuals and institutions from the world of film that the festival feels particularly connected to with the Berlinale Camera, as a token of gratitude for their contributions to cinema.                                  &n...

Berlinale 2018: International Jury

Adele Romanski, Foto: © James Laxton; Tom Tykwer, Foto: © Joachim Gern; Stephanie Zacharek  Chema Prado, Foto: © Chema Prado; Cécile de France, Foto: © Ben Dauchez; Ryūichi Sakamoto, Foto: © nss (zakkubalan) Once again a multitalented International Jury will decide who will take home the Golden and the Silver Bears at the Berlinale 2018. 19 films are competing for the awards in this year’s Competition. The winners will be announced at the Berlinal...

32. TEDDY AWARD – Meet The international Jury

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We are happy to present to you the jury of the 32nd TEDDY AWARD, which will be awarded on February 23rd in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Seven renowned filmmakers and festival organisers will choose the laureates from the queer films of the Berlinale in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film and Best Short Film. Furthermore, they will award the TEDDY Jury Award. Natascha Frankenberg is the programmer of begehrt!, the queer film section of the International Women&rsquo...

Guests and Debates of Berlin Critics’ Week 2018

    Godard, Sargnagel, Arslan, Bonnefoy, Löbau, Bekolo, Szymanski, Meilicke, Nazzaro, Angerer, Seibel, Mendonça Filho, Knörer: The Who’s Who of the Berlin Critics’ Week Debates 2018. In the span of seven nights, between the 15th and 22nd of February, the Berlin Critics’ Week sparks debates on questions of p...

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...
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