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Berlinale Goes Open Air from June 15 to 29 : Programme Online

Berlinale Goes Open Air: Programme Online / Ticket Sales Start on June 3 / Limited Number of Free Tickets for Nurses and Doctors from Berlin Hospitals   Good news for film fans: From June 15 to 29, the Berlinale will present festival highlights from the February programme in a summery outdoor atmosphere (see also the May 16 press release).   In cooperation with five Berlin outdoor cinemas and the films’ distributors, films from various Berlinale sections will be shown over ...

General Assembly of CICAE in Cannes: Board and members discuss future of arthouse cinemas

CICAE Board of Directors (from left to right): Detlef Roßmann (Casablanca-Kino, Oldenburg), Tanja Helm (Leokino & Cinematograph, Innsbruck), Hannele Marjavaara (Kino Tapiola, Espoo), Domenico Dinoia (FICE, Italy), Javier Pachón (PROMIO, Spain), Mario Fortin (AQCAE, Canada), Tobias Faust (SSV/ASCA, Switzerland), Christian Bräuer (AG Kino – Gilde, Germany), François Aymé (AFCAE, France), David Obadia (AFCAE), Michele Crocchiola (FICE) and Boglárka...

Göteborg Film Festival presents the 2022 Nostradamus Report

  Göteborg Film Festival's 9th Nostradamus Report, ”Imagining a Sustainable Industry”, was presented today May 23 at the Marché du Film in Cannes. The annual report looks into the near future of the audiovisual industries through research and interviews with industry experts. How can we build a long-term sustainable industry, taking into consideration financial, social as well as environmental perspectives? How do we create qualitative content that is relevant...

First look for John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured

Picture credit:  Carlos Latapi/Silent Night Productions Inc John Woo’s highly anticipated Silent Night starring Joel Kinnaman (pictured), Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Harold Torres, and Catalina Sandino Moreno was released today. The film, which is the first U.S. action film in over a decade to be directed by the iconic filmmaker, recently wrapped principal photography in Mexico City. SILENT NIGHT Status: Post-production Genre: Action-thriller Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Sc...

The Electric Shadow Company is announcing their new documentary miniseries “Original Sin” and along with the FIRST look photo

UK based production and financing group Electric Shadow Company (ESC) and BAFTA Award-Winning  production company Rogan Productions are producing and financing the documentary miniseries Original Sin exploring the calculating murderer Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren, it was announced today by ESC’s co-founders John Jencks and Jay Taylor. After violently murdering his girlfriend Andrea Venter, when she was 25, in front of witnesses and CCTV cameras, and escaping prison twice, van Vuuren ev...

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s funded film, Stolen, has been confirmed to commence principal photography in London

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s funded film, Stolen, has been confirmed to commence principal photography in London during the month of June, and resume production in Durban, South Africa in July 2022.   Starring Christine Adams, Jimmy Jean Louis, Noxolo Dlamini, Luka Peros, Michael Landes and Danielle Harold, the story centers around Seline, whose life takes a tragic turn when her teenage daughter Tenika is involved in a fatal shooting on the streets of Durban while on holiday ...

Director Colin McIvor has boarded the family feature film Beeswing from Electric Shadow Company (ESC

D Director Colin McIvor (Samuel Goldwyn Films’ Zoo starring Toby Jones and Ian McElhinney, Cup Cake) has boarded the family feature film Beeswing, it was announced today by producers John Jencks and Jay Taylor of UK based production and financing group Electric Shadow Company. Writer Georgia Goggin also joins the project to co-write the screenplay. Goggin’s previous credits include writing and directing BBC Drama’s “Bend” starring Robin Weaver and Greg Wise and he...

57 SECONDS - First Look Picture of Morgan Freeman

 Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson Photo credit is Eliot Brasseaux  57 Seconds, the action sci-fi thriller starring Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games movies). Production is currently underway in Louisiana    57 SECONDS Status: In production Genre: Action science-fiction thriller Cast: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson, Lovie Simone, Greg Germann, Bevin Bru Writer: Macon Blair Director: Rusty Cundieff Prod...

Jeremy Piven, Casper Van Dien, Liam McIntyre Danny Trejo and Tricia Helfer to Star in OCCUPATION: RAINFALL CHAPTER 2

  Next films in the highly anticipated Occupation: Rainfall franchise to include most robust and thrilling cast, special effects  and storyline yet, as well as their own custom-built stage     Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment and Luke Sparke’s Sparke Films announce the next feature films in the sci-fi action thriller OCCUPATION: RAINFALL franchise, OCCUPATION: RAINFALL CHAPTER 2 (with CHAPTER 3 already in the works).  The film stars Jeremy P...

São Paulo’s Film and Audiovisual Company announced the second edition of the 30% cash rebate progamme

SÃO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT AND CITY HALL GREENLIGHT THE COUNTRY’S SECOND CASH REBATE The pioneering cash rebate increases fourfold for its second edition to support local and international Film and TV production   Cinematic city of São Paulo leads the way as the most popular destination in Brazil for international production Film and TV production spend in the City of São Paulo reaches over USD 2.75 billion annually, creating more than ...

Studio 100 Film Partners With POP Entertainment & Telegram For New Animated Movie "Being Betty Flood"

Germany’s Studio 100 Film, Australia’s POP Family Entertainment, and Ireland’s Telegael jointly announce their partnership for the whimsical and wacky animated comedy film Being Betty Flood. The announcement was made today by Thorsten Wegener, Director of Business Operations at Studio 100 Film, POP Family Entertainment’s Executive Producers Carmel Travers and Gerry Travers, and Cathy Ní Fhlaithearta, Head of Production at Telegael.   The 87-minute feature ...

Meet Pab Street Artist on the Croisette

These are the posters PAB has created and offered to Jérôme Paillard and Jonathan Wolf respectively Executive Director of Marché du Film and AFM, both quitting their current job this year. "I liked the idea of asking PAB to use the official  poster of the 75th edition, their last Cannes in office and transform it with his art, on top of the poster: top of the stairs actually, is the question "Your last Cannes"?. I am quite sure this wont be the last time...

Serbia: Father, Sdran Golubovic, 2020

Premiering in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, SERBIA won several awards for its realistic portrayal of a father’s struggle to reclaim his children, removed from him because the local welfare office declared him incompetent to take care of them. Nikola is an underemployed semi-skilled blue collar worker, denied the compensation he was owed when he lost his last job.  Because of the seemingly insurmountable problems they face, his wife tries to kill herself and is ad...

25th Galawej International Festival to be Held in Sulaymaniyah

The 25th edition of Galawej International Festival is held in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and will be presided by Mala Bakhtiar, set to feature scholars, poets, translators, and critics from all around the world.   Bearing the motto "Intuition and freedom are ornaments of Galawej", the Bronze Jubilee category of Galawej International Literary Festival is an effort by Galawej Intellectual Institute, directed by Dr. Ibtisam Ismail Qadir, featuring...

TV Kids Summer Festival to Explore Opportunities in the Metaverse

 As part of the TV Kids Summer Festival, which you can register for here, Dubit’s David Kleeman will host a special session on opportunities in the metaverse that will feature a conversation with WildBrain’s Anne Loi. Kleeman, senior VP of global trends at Dubit, will offer up some tips on how IP owners can tap into the new creative and commercial opportunities presented by the metaverse before catching up with Loi, executive VP for M&A and chief commercial officer a...

Award winners of the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival

Honor award for Masatoshi Nagase / Jury award for unconventional high-school drama / Audience awards for heartwarming family drama, story of disabled lovers, and documentary about Kurdish refugees in Japan After six days and numerous sold-out events, the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, ended on Sunday, May 29th 2022 with a grand award ceremony. At twelve venues, the festival screened around 100 short and feat...

Lynda Belkhiria is appointed Manager of the 9th Cairo Film Connection

  The 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) that will be held from 13 - 22 November opens now for submissions for the 9th Cairo Film Connection, the Festival’s co-production market. Cairo International Film Festival announces also the appointment of Lynda Belkhiria as the Manager of the 9th edition of Cairo Film Connection. Hussein Fahmy, President of CIFF, expresses his delight to receive new film projects to participate within the Cairo Film Connection, w...

Land InSights, a source of inspiration

  André Dudemaine will give the Key Note speech tomorrow at the Festival Academy workshop being held in Montreal this week as part of the Festival TransAmériques activities. This training and exchange session, held annually in a different country, brings together young emerging arts festival directors from around the world.   André Dudemaine, one of the co-founders of the organization Land InSights, has been directing the Montreal First Peoples Festival for 32 y...

FilmHedge and Winston Baker reception for Women in Entertainment Finance

Amy Baker (Winston Baker) and Jon Gosier (FilmHedge) Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, growth and innovation. The company hosted its 12th Annual International Film Finance Forum in partnership with Marché du Film and FilmHedge, on the Main Stage at the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20th, 2022. The Women in Entertainment Finance Event followed on Saturday, May 21st at FilmHedge Terrace on L...

The 56th Karlovy Vary IFF unveils Its official selection

The selection features 33 films from 5 continents screening across 3 sections Thirty-three films comprise the eclectic lineup for the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), the programming team led by the artistic director Karel Och has revealed today. The selection includes twenty-seven world premieres, three international premieres, and three European premieres, covering five continents. In addition to Crystal Globe Competition and Special Screenings section, KVIFF’s ne...

Mansi Bagla producer of Bollywood Films debuts her first red carpet walk at Cannes Film Festival 2022

Talk about making a splash in the industry! Mansi Bagla is no longer a newcomer to the world of cinema. From launching her debut film’Forensic’ as a producer to walking the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet in 2022, Mansi has come a long way. She confirmed signing director Mohit Suri for the anthology “Falling In Love Again” before she headed for Cannes, where she was invited to speak about her collaboration with Ruskin Bond and his stories. Her film, Forensic teaser and ...

impACT & Cannes Next rewind

impACT is an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ and Marché du Film’s investment in corporate social responsibility that will dictate how the market and companies operate today and tomorrow. impACT is designed to reflect on the film industry’s new reality. Each event will be an opportunity for industry professionals to exchange ideas openly and freely, reflect on the current climate, ask questions, engage in constructive debate and focus on the values aligned w...

The Awards of Cannes 75th edition

After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its winners' list among the 21 films presented in Competit...

Russell Crowe to direct and star in the upcoming thriller Poker Face

Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe directs and stars in the upcoming thriller Poker Face, from a script he co-wrote with Stephen M. Coates (John Doe: Vigilante).  The cast includes Emmy nominee Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA.  Set in the world of high stakes poker, Crowe stars as billionaire gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they'll never forget, a chance to win more money than they've ever dreamed of. But to pla...

MUZZLE: New Film Starring Aaron Eckhart

Stephen Lang (Twentieth Century Fox’s Avatar franchise, CBS’ “The Good Fight”), Nick Cassavetes (Paramount Pictures’ Academy Award-nominated Face/Off, New Line Cinema’s My Sister’s Keeper) and Diego Tinoco (Netflix’s “On My Block,” MTV’s “Teen Wolf”) join Golden Globe-nominee Aaron Eckhart (Warner Bros.’ blockbuster The Dark Knight, Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking) in the...


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