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VIDEO Slideshow from the awards ceremony: emotions in motion!

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Cybill Shepherd to receive The Star of The Valley Award on August 23rd

    CYBILL SHEPHERD ANNOUNCED AS STAR OF THE VALLEY AWARD HONOREE FOR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BY THE VALLEY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE The Valley Economic Alliance in celebration of its 25th Anniversary announced award-winning Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model&nbs...

Costa-Gavras to be honored at the 67th San Sebastian Festival

                                          Costa-Gavras, a French filmmaker of Greek origin, will receive the second Donostia Award at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival which, with this distinction, applauds the militant cinema of the author of movies including Z, Missing and Capital, with which he competed for the Golden Shell in 2012. The filmmaker will coll...

Open Doors Award Ceremony

photo: © Samuel Golay / Locarno Film Festival The Open Doors Grant, totalling CHF 50,000, co-financed by the Swiss film production fund Visions Sud Est – with the backing of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – and the City of Bellinzona, goes to Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak (Indonesia/Singapore). the prizewinners of the international coproduction platform Open Doors Hub and the producers training workshop Open D...

The 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival closes this evening with the award winners

© Locarno Film Festival   The 2019 edition, the first under the artistic direction of Lili Hinstin, ended successfully and awarded the Pardo d'oro to VITALINA VARELA by Pedro Costa. It’s no easy task to single out one moment to encapsulate and tell the story of eleven days of the Festival. Locarno72 brought 246 films and 432 screenings. There was the tenderness of Fredi M. Murer and the true grit of Hilary Swank, the understanding between SONG Kang-ho...

The Moving Ahead Award goes to THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (Single Channel) by Ja’Tovia M. Gary

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Locarno Film Festival’s Moving Ahead Award for the Best Film has been granted to THE GIVERNY DOCUMENT (Single Channel) by Ja’Tovia M. Gary. Two special mentions also go to THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER by Jessica Sarah Rinland and to SHĀN ZHĪ BĚI (Osmosis) by ZHOU Tao. The Moving Ahead section aims to explore film’s frontier territories, engaging with new forms of narration and innovation in filmic language. This year’s jury is made up ...

John Waters - Pardo d'onore in Locarno

© Marco Abram / Locarno Film Festival John Waters is like fly paper. If you meet him, bump into him or listen to him, you will not be able to shake him off. Armed with irreverence, bluntness and happiness, the Pope of Trash has the strength of truth an the power of simplicity. It's his truth, of course, but it's so infectious and proud that is seems global. Unfiltered yet elegant, every word is an embroidery on a jacket no one could wear without looking ridiculous. Except for him...

Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi to receive the Campari Passion for Film award

His new work, the series The New Pope by Paolo Sorrentino, will have its world premiere screening Out of Competition (episodes 2 and 7). Campari Passion for Film La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, The Way We Laughed, Bread and Tulips) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The award, instituted last year at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks to ...

World Soundtrack Awards announces first wave of nominees

This first wave of the 2019 World Soundtrack Award Nominees includes multiple Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominees, the best of contemporary film and television music as well as hiphop's biggest rock star Post Malone and other pop artists.    The nominees for Best Film Composer are AcademyAward® nominees Nicholas Britell, John Powell and Alan Silvestri and Golden Globe® nominees Daniel Pemberton and Benjamin Wallfi...

SONG Kang-Ho - Excellence Award - Locarno Film Festival 72

Locarno72 will pay tribute to SONG Kang-ho as winner of this year’s Excellence Award, with the South Korean actor as a guest in Piazza Grande on Monday, 12 August. The Locarno Film Festival Excellence Award for SONG Kang-ho is the first dedicated to an Asian film personality. Locarno72 will pay tribute to SONG Kang-ho as winner of this year’s Excellence Award, with the South Korean actor as a guest in Piazza Grande on Monday, 12 August. The Locarno Film Festival Excellence Award for...

Hilary Swank received the Leopard Club Award in Locarno "Telling stories that need to be told is my biggest passion"

Named after the supporting association of the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination.    foto: © Sabine Cattaneo / Locarno Film Festival You saw her on the red carpet and in Piazza Grande: magnificent, strong, entertaining. We all know her on the screen, be it the ferocious youth of Boys Don't Cry or the broken adrenalin rush of Million Dollar Baby. In the silence of a one-on-one interv...

Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, The Way We Laughed, Bread and Tulips) to receive the Campari Passion for Film Award

CAMPARI PASSION FOR FILM La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, The Way We Laughed, Bread and Tulips) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The award, instituted last year at the 75th Venice Film Festival, seeks to highligh...

Joaquin Phoenix to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural tribute Gala

Photo by Diana Ringo   JOAQUIN PHOENIX TO RECEIVE TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD ATINAUGURAL TRIBUTE GALA TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time AcademyAward–nominated actor ​Joaquin Phoenix​ will be honoured with one of two ​TIFF Tribute Actor Awards​ at thisyear’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, ...

Taika Waititi to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight      Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, duri...

Best British Shortlist announced for Iris Prize 2019

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  ·        Pinewood Studios Group continue to offer the £20,000 award for Best British LGBT+ short film ·         “There is a sense of unease through some of the films this year, whether through honest depictions of coming out as transgender in modern Britain or a look back to the past which feels all too familiar.” ·         A document...

28th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival Winners Announced

    “Gutterbug” wins Jury Award for Best Narrative Drama & Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; “Banana Split” wins Jury Award for Best Narrative Comedy; and “Runner” wins Best of the Fest Audience Award   WOODS HOLE, MA–The Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands and one of the top fifty film festivals in the world worth the entry fee for five years running according to M...

2019 Jackson Wild Media Awards

  2019 Finalists Announced! Congratulations to this incredible lineup of finalists! This year's submissions included over 1,000 category entries - a record number - competing for more than 30 awards. We are deeply grateful to our more than 250 int...

TAIKA WAITITI TO RECEIVE TIFF EBERT DIRECTOR AWARD ATTRIBUTE GALA

Photo by Gage Skidmore TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker ​Taika Waititi​ will be honoured with theTIFF Ebert Director Award​ at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema.Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto Internation...

SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 goes to Klaus Doldinger (‘The Boat’, ‘The Neverending Story’, ‘Tatort’)

Klaus Doldinger is not only the composer of Germany's most famous main title theme music for the cult series Tatort - he has also become an international star of the film music scene with global successes writing music for Das Boot and The Neverending Story. His music also adorns films such as Peter in Magicland and Der Herr der Wüste (‘The Lord of the Desert’), series such as Polizeiruf 110 (‘Police Call 110...

Sir Lenny Henry to host 58th Rose d’Or Awards in London

The Rose d’Or is delighted to announce that Sir Lenny Henry, the multi-talented actor, comedian and campaigner for diversity in the Arts, will host this year’s prestigious Gala Awards on Sunday December 1 at Kings Placein London. Sir Lenny began his career at the age of 16 rising from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Europe’s best-known comedians – as well as a writer and award-winning actor. Alongside his extensive TV work Sir ...

Award Winners of the 18th NaturVision filmfestival 2019

  Congratulations to the winners! German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award   A Plastic Surgery: Coca Cola's Hidden Secrets France 2018 – 53 min Author, Director: Sandrine Rigaud Camera: Mathias Denizo, Christophe Barreyre, Pierre Tailliez, Eric Nappi Production: Premières Lignes Télévision German Wildlife Fil...

New FIPRESCI Award at FNC Montreal

A NEW AWARD FIPRESCI – the International Federation of Film Critics – will present the prestigious International Critics Prize to a first feature from any section screened. This award is intended to encourage young filmmakers in their art. The arrival of the prize is a testament to the FNC’s quality programming and boosts its well-earned status as an unmissable event for both industry and audiences. Created by FIPRESCI for the first Cannes Festival in 1946, the Internati...

Meryl Streep to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural Tribute Gala

  Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe   TORONTO — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, Sponsored by RBC at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the Gala is an annual fundr...

Wrapping up the 17th edition with a wonderful selection of winners in Ischia

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL 2019 – AND THE WINNER IS… CUBA, BUT ALSO ITALIAN CINEMA The crowning moments of a week in the name of great cinema and civil commitment The eight days (plus one, including the pre-opening dedicated to Bernardo Bertolucci with an ad-hoc exhibition ) of the Ischia Film Festival 2019 come to an end with the victory of one of the “jewels” found by co-directors Michelangelo Messina and Boris Sollazzo, Club de Jazz, a Cuaròn-like music-centred m...

Grossmann Festival 2019 Awards

  The best feature film of the 15th Grossmann Festival is TUMBBAD. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, actress Christina Lindberg and director Sam Firstenberg.   On Saturday, the 20th of July, the 15th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 35 feature films, 12 documentaries and 43 short films from 36 countries, with 6 feature...
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