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Tom Skerritt to get top honor at the 26th Satellite Awards for 2022

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent This just in: a quick news item from The International Press Academy about their 2022 Satellite Awards show, in a year when some Award Season regulars won't even have a red carpet or an event... Los Angeles, CA: The International Press Academy (IPA) has named Tom Skerritt, indelibly famous for his TOP GUN franchise run, as the recipient of one its highest honors. Skerritt will received the “Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artist...

12th Hour selected to Riviera International Film Festival May 10-15

RIFF is an independent film festival that take place in Sestri Levante and Portofino, Italy Great films from directors under 35, Events, Masterclasses from top level Hollywood professionals, Documentaries and panels on the Environment and Climate Change. 10 Directors under 35 compete and attend the festival. We have actors, journalists, artists, guest speakers and many guest national and international participating to the festival. The atmosphere is relaxed and you get the chance to actually...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°995 release of our weekly newsletter

  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE HEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from  Berlin, IFFI Goa, Sundance, Rotterdam, PSIFF, SBIFF, Capri, CANNES, San Sebastian, French Riviera and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 995 // 994 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 196 000 s...

“American Cherry” will open the Chandler International Film Festival

Individual, All-Day, Streaming and Festival Passes Available for Purchase   The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is excited to announce that “American Cherry” has been selected to kick off the sixth annual film festival on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at LOOK Dine-In Cinema (1 W Chandler Blvd) in Chandler. The night will begin with a Hollywood style red carpet opening at 6:30 p.m. before the film makes its Arizona premiere at 8 p.m. There will be an after-party following the ...

10th Antenna Documentary Film Festival’s Full Program Revealed

     From February 2 to 13, across 12 days and nights, Antenna celebrates the very best in non-fiction cinema — once again turning Sydney into a doc-lovers paradise. 50 of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe fill the program, with several international and Australian premieres showcasing the funny to the sobering, the real to the surreal. From intimate personal stories to political exposés, Antenna promises to ...

The 55th WorldFest-Houston Film Festival New Years Wishes: January 15, 2022 Late entry deadline with a discount

Wonderful WorldFest New Years Wishes for 2022! Happiest of New Years! We wish you a Very Bountiful 2022 New Year!   ​​​​​​​Just a final reminder from the 55th Annual WorldFest-Houston that our Final Entry Deadline is Saturday, Midnight, January 15th. The 'evil' Late Fee is Waived as a very special courtesy! Be part of the Wonderful WorldFest, the festival that gave First Honors to Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, David Lynch, the Coen Brother...

Capri Hollywood 2021 The Award Winners announced

2021 “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD” - AWARD WINNERS (Selected by a board chaired by Golden Globe Winner and Oscar nominated Music Composer Tony Renis)   Best Picture - The Power of the Dog (Netflix) Best Director - Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God) Best Actor – Peter Dinklage (Cyrano) Best Actress – Lady Gaga (House of Gucci) Best Supporting Actor – Jamie Dornan (Belfast) Best Supporting Actress – Ariana Debose (West Side Story) ...

French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Films! Submissions open

  February 13, 2022  Regular Deadline   March 13, 2022 Late Deadline   April 2, 2022 Extended Deadline   April 13, 2022 Notification Date   May 21 – 22, 2022 Event Date SUBMIT I Website I Profile on I  Email contact The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, telev...

Nominees announced for the 2022 Göteborg Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Five Nordic drama series are nominated for the NOK 200,000 (€20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award, presented at Göteborg Film Festival´s TV Drama Vision. 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 Göteborg Film Festival. Five series from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been nominated for the prize, awarded to the main writer(s) behind...

Penske Media announces the acquisition of The American Pavilion

Today, Penske Media (PMC) announced the acquisition of The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, a relied upon communications,  hospitality, and media center for global attendees. For over 30 years, The American Pavilion has made its mark providing an impressive array of facilities and services, including membership for the international film community, provocative and insightful programming, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and im...

Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" wins Best Film and Paolo Sorrentino received the Best Director award at Capri Hollywood

Bille August Madalina Ghenea and Pascal Vicedomini @ Capri 2021 JANE CAMPION'S 'THE POWER OF THE DOG' NAMED BEST PICTURE AND PAOLO SORRENTINO WINS AS BEST DIRECTOR FOR 'THE HAND OF GOD' AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2021   'Cyrano' Garners Three Awards; 'Belfast' and 'West Side Story' Win Two Each   Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" was named Best Film and Paolo Sorrentino received the Best Director award for "The Hand of Go...

San Sebastian The way it was in 2021

  Thanks to everyone. We look forward to seeing you next year! In these last days of 2021, on behalf of the team who make the Festival possible, I would once again like to thank you for y...

VIDEO: IFFR 2022 full line-up announcement

The 51st edition of IFFR is approaching and the full film programme for the online programme of IFFR 2022 was announced during the IFFR 2022 press conference on Friday 7 January, 2022. We announced the Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selections – which will be made available internationally for accredited press and industry guests online. We also revealed the IFFR 2022 selection for audiences, the opening film, P...

Sadly Sundance will be moving online this year

As a nonprofit arts organization, the Sundance Institute has held the Sundance Film Festival for close to forty years to support artists and introduce their work to audiences, creating a community around independent storytelling.   We have been looking forward to our first fully hybrid Sundance Film Festival and our teams have spent a year planning a festival like no other. But despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility...

Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize.The Festival takes place January 20-30 via our enhanced online platform at and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues around the country during the Festival’s second weekend. Sixteen celebrated voices ac...

IFFI 52, 052: Veterans not allowed to contribute

IFFI 52, 052: Veterans not allowed to contribute Among International Film Festival of India (IFFI)’s regular attendees, one man claims that he attended the first ever IFFI, held in 1952, as a 16 year-old. I am not aware whether there was any age restriction back in 1952, but for several decades since then, you cannot attend an IFFI unless you are 18 years old. He was there at IFFI 52, 2021, too. That would make him 85 years old. He confesses he missed out on two IFFIs, but has attended ...

IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs

IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs What makes a good international film festival? Some criteria. Good international films Good Indian films Good scheduling Good international participation Good fringe events Good ‘festival’/festivities Good venues, with good projection Good budget Good (long-term) independent directors and heads of departments Good and early planning Quality of films selected is a reflection of the ...

12th Hour by Susan Kucera will screen at The Colorado Environmental Film Festival

CEFF 2022: February 24-27 (Golden, CO) Virtual CEFF 2022: February 27-March 6 ...

12th Hour selected to play at Cinema Verde February 12 – 14, 2022

Thank you dear Trish Riley Festival Director - Cinema Verde Cinema Verde, an Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida, was created to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts. We will hold our thirteenth annual festival February, 2022. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance ...

SBIFF's Virtuosos Award honorees announced!

  VIRTUOSOS AWARD PRESENTED BY UGG HONORING CAITRIONA BALFE (BELFAST), ARIANA DEBOSE (WEST SIDE STORY), JAMIE DORNAN (BELFAST), ALANA HAIM (LICORICE PIZZA), EMILIA JONES (CODA), TROY KOTSUR (CODA), SIMON REX (RED ROCKET), AND SANIYYA SIDNEY (KING RICHARD), SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, 2022 SBIFF has just announced the recipients to receive the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG®, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film h...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners with SPARQ for 2022 Hybrid Global Event

    The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.  FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 20 and 21, 2022. returning as media partner. ...

28th Sedona International Film Festival Going Fully Live, Feb. 19-27s

“We’re getting people back in theaters seeing films they way they should, on screen”: Pat Schweiss, Executive Director The 28th annual Sedona International Film Festival returns to its original last-week-of-February timeframe with an all-live event that will put “people back in the theaters seeing films the way they should, on screen,” according to Executive Director Pat Schweiss.             COV...

Palm Springs International Film Festival will be postponed to June 21-27, 2022

Based on the current rise of COVID cases, the Palm Springs International Film Society has announced that the Film Festival will not take place this year from January 7-17. This follows the cancellation of the January 6 Film Awards. After thoughtful consideration, the Film Society feels this is the most responsible decision to ensure the safety of our patrons, filmmakers, and staff. Those who have purchased festival tickets and passes will receive a refund. For most, the refund will b...

Health Protocols at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The SBIFF film festival will go on! And we thank you for your support. We cannot wait to see you and share time and movies together. We predict that you may have some concerns about the upcoming SBIFF when it comes to COVID-19 and recent new variants. We want to assure you that your safety is of the upmost importance to us, and after consulting with health professionals, we will institute and enforce strong protocols to ensure that the 2022 edition is safe for all attendees. Below is... will be covering locally the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Emmanuel Itier will be conducting interviews with some of the 2022 SBIFF Filmmakers.  He is based in Santa Barbara and a regular contributor to the portal!  An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier ...


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