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Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching: French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Films!

Friends, the Early Bird Deadline for the 4th Annual French Riviera Film Festival is December 18th, so please don't miss out. We recently added a new Activism Category.  Please submit your short films to: USE CODE: FRFFNEWS for an additional 25% off discount on submission fees. The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital p...

VIDEO CHANNEL: Akshay Kumar guest of honour at Red Sea Fest

Akshay Kumar at Red Sea Fest with the festival heads Mohamed Al Tariq and Shivani Pandya  Hundreds of fans turned up for a glimpse of megastar Akshay Kumar, who participated in an in-conversation event: watch the moments.     ...

VIDEO CHANNEL: '83' BY Kabir Khan The Red Carpet frenzy moments

‘83, presented by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Kabir Khan Films, will have its world premiere at the Festival’s public closing on 15th December, ahead of its release across the Gulf region on December 23rd and worldwide release on 24th December. The highly anticipated sports biopic is being distributed across the GCC by VOX Cinemas.                     Toni El Massih, Managing Director, VOX Cin...

VIDEO: The Red Sea Souk Awards

Festival (RSIFF) today announced the winners of the Red Sea Souk Awards that featured four days of industry talks, workshops, an active project market and networking sessions. All films in the Red Sea Souk were deliberated on by two separate juries for the Project Market and the Works-in-Progress to grant the Red Sea Souk Awards. More than 700,000 USD were awarded to the projects selected in the Red Sea Souk Awards with funds provided by the Red Sea Fund as well as generous industry sponsors.&...

VIDEO: Closing Ceremony and Awards

Mohamed Al-Turki and Naomi Campbell Photo RSIFFF /GETTYImages ...

The 83 Biopic World Premiere closed The Red Sea International Film Festival

Acclaimed director Kabir Khan along with with cricket legends Kapil Dev, Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath in attendance for a sensational send off to the Festival’s inaugural edition. Sports biopic is being distributed across GCC by Festival Partner, VOX Cinemas       The first edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) in partnership with VOX Cinemas, MBC GROUP and Saudia Airlines closed on a high this evening with the world premiere of t...

In conversation with Haifaa Al-Mansour

RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL 2021 HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR: A CELEBRATION   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Last week, at The Red Sea film festival ( ) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;  the most important Saudi female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour ( ), was finally celebrated for her courage, her talent and her vision to encourage waves of changes in this country with a “bad reputation”. Such reputation is sure to be s...

WorldFest-Houston Film Festival wishes you a Wonderful Christmas! January 15, 2022 Late Entry Deadline

      Howdy from Houston! Apologies for this very final reminder of our Main Entry Deadline!   We know you have a few other things on your mind!   January 15, 2022&nb...

Universal Studios Hollywood – Special Holiday Celebration

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS…HERE COMES THE HOLY JOYFUL SEASON!!! Here comes the most joyful moment of the year where we can finally slow down, forget (almost) about the last two years of this messy covid crisis, and celebrate with the whole family the holy season. Nothing better but an escapade to Universal Studios Hollywood ( ) setting up its Christmas celebration for the whole month of December. How can one not fall in love with the yearly...

IFFI 52, 038: Shiraz Bazin Moussi on the value of short films

IFFI 52, 038: Shiraz Bazin Moussi on the value of short films Every edition of IFFI adds to the breadth and depth of the cinematic experience, greeting film lovers with many festival firsts. As part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the festival and OTT platforms, cine enthusiasts attending the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India got a rare opportunity to attend a virtual Masterclass on the topic “Why short films are valued by producers?”, by none o...

Spiderman - No Way Home, Review: Spidermen

Spiderman - No Way Home, Review: Spidermen Indian release today, American release tomorrow. How exciting! Shot during the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic. How daring! Third part of a Trilogy – Homecoming (2017) and Far from Home (2019). How challenging, if you are not a die-hard fan and do not remember the previous homings well-enough! A cast that consists of Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, J.K...

IFFI 52, 037: Blood flows through the streets in Killing of the Eunuch Khan

IFFI 52, 037: Blood flows through the streets in Killing of the Eunuch Khan Iranian film Killing the Eunuch Khan (Koshtan-e Khajeh in Persian), by director Abest Abed, is in contention for the coveted ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India, an award given to the IFFI film that best reflects Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence. It portrays a serial killer’s apparently insatiable quest to slaughter others, to...

White on White, Theo Court, Chile, 2019

WHITE ON WHITE 2019 (Blanco en Blanco) is the second feature by the Cuban trained director Théo Court who grew up in Chile and Spain. White on White has a superb cast, exquisite photography by Jose Alayon, and a factually based screenplay, stripped down to essentials by Théo Court and Samuel Delgado. Set more than 100 years ago in the desolate Tierra del Fuego region of southern Argentine,  the narrative focuses on a dozen European descendants and a few barely visible indige...

In conversation with Red Sea Immersive Michael Salmon

Bruno Chatelin met with Red Sea Immersive producer Michael Salmon Liz Rosenthal Red Sea IMMERSIVE with her jury members: Victoria Mapplebeck and Laurie Anderson. Interview by Bruno Chatelin Red Sea: Immersive is an exciting programme of virtual reality experiences, running from 7 to 15 December. Hosted at Jeddah’s new creative complex, Hayy Jameel, Red Sea: Immersive features an array of award-winning international artists and directors, presenting 21 projects from 23 countri...

IFFI 52, 036: Asian premiere of Night Forest

IFFI 52, 036: Asian premiere of Night Forest “Night Forest is a children’s film but adults can also relate to this film. It is a fun film that everyone in a family can watch together”, said Katrin Milhahn, director of the film Night Forest, in a press conference at the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. The film had its Asia Premiere at the 52nd IFFI. It was also competing for the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 52. André Hörmann is her collabora...

Red Sea International Film Festival final day December 13 in focus

Fatima Al-Bawami Photo RSIFF / GETTYImages Final huge day of screenings of fabulous films, with a couple we have been saving for last and lots of chances to catch up on ones you have missed. There is also a  special celebratory screening of Elephant God, one of Indian director Satyajit Ray’s greatest masterpieces.    Yes, the prizes are handed out today december 13 and the official part of the festival draws to a close. But it’s not over yet!!! There are still two...

RSIFF interview with French director Yamina Benguigui in Jeddah

RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     By Emmanuel Itier Yamina Benguigui ( ) is truly a force of nature in France. She is a very respected filmmaker as well as a political voice whose visions bring changes to this world. Therefore, this was not a surprise that the first edition of The Red Sea International Film Festival ( ) selected her recent film ‘SISTERS’ (

Back with a Bang: Winners announced for makers & shakers Awards 2021 ‌ ‌

The winners have been revealed for this year’s makers & shakers Awards. The ceremony took place at BAFTA Piccadilly on Wednesday 8th December 2021 and was kindly supported by Neom, Cinema Tech, Maui County Film Office and Ouarzazate Film Commission from Morocco.  ‌ Launched by The Location Guide, makers magazine and FOCUS, the Awards revealed the winners of its six categories after rigorous judging by leading industry figures. Hosted by the hi...

IFFI 52, 035: Ring Wandering aims to show the real Tokyo

IFFI 52, 035: Ring Wandering aims to show the real Tokyo The Ring Wandering (Ringu Wandaringu) is a film about a Manga artist in Tokyo discovering the remains of the Second World war buried in the grounds of Tokyo. The film from Japan competed for the Golden Peacock Award, along with 14 other films, at the 52nd International Film Festival of India. Masakazu Kaneko, the director of the film, said, “During the Second World War, lots of bombs were dropped on Tokyo leaving many dead bodies...

IFFI 52, 034: Some competition films not competitive, below par

        IFFI 52, 034: Some competition films not competitive, below par When you have already attended 44 IFFIs, you pretty much know what to expect. Or do you? Arriving from Mumbai by train on the 20th morning, the day of the inauguration, I found my usual hotel in an unkempt state. The owner, who had a flat there till some years ago, has let it sink into squalor, but critics like me, who fund all own expenses at IFFI, cannot really complain. A couple of hours later, after...

DPA Film Contest Winners Weigh-in on Brand Experience

In an effort to support first-time and indie filmmakers through the height of the pandemic, DPA Microphones partnered with Rycote on a “Pay-it-Forward” giveaway in late 2020 from which three lucky winners acquired a full cinema mics kit from the brands. The contest’s prizes included DPA’s 4097 Micro Shotgun, 4017 Shotgun and 6060 CORE Subminiature microphones―along with virtual mentoring sessions, an array of Rycote accessories and other equipment loaners. The recipie...


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