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Support Iranian Filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani

On the morning of 10 May, internationally renowned Iranian documentary filmmakers Mina Keshavarz and Firouzeh Khosravani were arrested in Tehran after their homes were searched and their personal and professional belongings such as mobile phones, harddrives and laptops were confiscated. On 17 May, Keshavarz and Khosravan were released on bail and banned from leaving the country for six months. There has been no official charge since their arrest.   Firouzeh Khosrovani is a graduate ...

The European Film Reception in Cannes: Getting Back Together

Agnieszka Holland, President of the European Film Academy   Academy members Damir Ibrahimovic (producer, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Simon de Santiago (producer, Spain) and Jasmila Žbanić (director, Bosnia & Herzegovina)    Academy members Anne Lajla Utsi and Liisa Holmberg (International Sami Film Institute)   Organised by the European Fil...

2022 Pierre Angénieux Tribute to Darius Khondji

­ Guillaume Canet, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Winging Refn, Amira Casar, Agnès Godard, Emmanuel Sprauel, Séverine Serrano & Dominique Rouchon were in attendance at the Pierre Angénieux Tribute to celebrate: DARIUS KHONDJI (A.F.C., A.S.C) - Pierre Angénieux Tribute 2022 & cinematographer of 2022 Official Competition Cannes title Armageddon Time by James Gray ­ ­ ...

International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival in partnership with filmfestivals.com

Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress...

Nesta Cannes sketcher interviewed in french!

Nesta Cannes filmfestivals.com Sketch Artist ...

Emily Watson in conversation sketched at The American Pavilion 20th May 2022

Here’s my sketch with London’s own Emily Watson, where the actress is in conversation at The American Pavilion. Emily shares her remarkable story in film, her heartfelt embrace for the catatonic writer of Royal Shakespeare rhythms, and she goes back to the time with Lars Von Trier, Paris in 1996 for her dress by Dior (I’ll drop that into a colour sketch in the next edition !). Check out her performances in Breaking The Waves, The Boxer, War Horse and Chernobyl, she’s ...

Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Winners are: DRAMA (Tie) Phase D...

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, best acting award for Holy Spider

Powerful statement by Zar Amir Ebrahimi, best acting award for Holy Spider who was forced into exile in 2006 by a smear campaign for a film she was in. She said she had been "saved by cinema". "This film is about women, it's about their bodies, it's a movie full of faces, hair, hands, feet, breasts, sex -- everything that is impossible to show in Iran".The film is inspired by the true story of a working class man who killed prostitutes in the early 2000s a...

Repeat of winning films from Un Certain Regard in Paris 1-7 June

  Repeat of winning films from  Un Certain Regard in Paris 1-7 June such as Queer Palm winner Joyland directed by Saim Sadiq, the first Pakistani film to be screened at cannes, Corsage - best actress award to Vicky Krieps, best actor to Adam Bess in Harka.                                                                &n...

The Cannes Festival & Market Beat with Awards N°7

Coverage from our team in Cannes May 17 - 28: Vanessa McMahon, Moira Sullivan, Quendrith Johnson, Nesta Morgan and the blog patrol led by Bruno Chatelin your editor !     Cannes Festival & Marché du Film pre roll Newsletter  I Cannes Beat 1 I Cannes Beat 2 I Cannes Beat 3 I Cannes Beat 4 I Cannes Beat 5 VIDEO Interview with Guillaume Esmiol Ma...

Ruben Östlund takes home second Palme d'Or for "Triangle of Sadness"

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  Feature Films Palme d'or TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND Grand Prix (jointly awarded) CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS ...

International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival

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International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress Arianna Veronesi recognized for acting   Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Mu...

Nesta Sketching the stars from Cannes 2022

We are Uk film panel Cannes 20th May 2022 Insights into changing markets with Mia Bays, director of the BFI Film Fund, film producer & cultural activist #ReclaimTheFrame from the UK pavilion at Cannes. Sketch stars (left to right) : Rene Bourdages of Cultural Telefilm, Canada, and Matt Brodlie of C.P. Upgrade Productions, and Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia, with our panel host Mia Bays, director of The BFI film fund and @miafilms (twitter). The message to filmmakers is T...

KAJAWOOD STUDIOS… a concept State-of-the-art film studio to open early 2023 in Sotkamo, Kainuu region, Finland

 A BUBBLE STUDIO DESTINATION   KAJAWOOD STUDIOS comes as the result of a Joint task between Miika J. Norvanto and Timo Puustinen. Together they built a unique studio ecosystem, located an hour and a half by plane from Helsinki set to welcome productions from all over the world. Currently under construction, the studio is a combination of the latest technology including a led screen and technical capabilities, designed facilities, concept-to-production-to-distribution ‘know-h...

101 Films International has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail

101 Films International, the UK based sales division of Amcomri Entertainment, has boarded worldwide sales for new comedy SciFi fantasy film This is The Night Mail.    Written by Joanne Reay (MindGamers), This is the Night Mail stars a plethora of well-known and beloved talent including Stephen Fry (Bright Young Things), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).    Andrew Goth (MindGamers) and Joanne Reay have directed the film which is cu...

Book Review ‘‘Film Appreciation’’ written by Mr. Utpal Dutta, translated by Dr. Dipshikha Bhagawati © Mr.Lalit Rao 28.05.2022

Book Review ‘‘Film Appreciation’’ written by Mr. Utpal Dutta and translated by Dr. Dipshikha Bhagawati © Mr. Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) dated 28.05.2022.                                                          ...

RSIFF ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ Gala at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival

Mohamed Al Turki and Naomi Campbell Rossy de Palma In ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’, the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF), hosted a gala event at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes.  The ‘Celebration of Women in Cinema’ gala event recognises and celebrates female filmmakers and acting talent’s incredible work being showcased on the Festival circuit....

Cannes Forever Forever Cannes Photos of the day Javier !!!

Javier Bardem enjoying the power of Cannes   ...

Interview with Brazilian Model/Actress Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival Brazilian born model and actress Barbara Vitorelli (29) attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival where she heated up the red carpet in a sustainable dress designed by Venera Tabakin. A former international beauty queen, the striking and soulful Vitorelli has travelled the world as a model and appeared on the cover of Harpers’ Bazaar, among multiple other fashion magazines. Currently living in London,...

Interview with Brazilian Filmmaker Eduardo Maia for "Living Colors" (2022)

  Brazilian born Engineer and filmmaker Eduardo Maia recently co-wrote and edited short film “Living Colors”, directed and co-written by Melanie Robertson about Sally Fox who grows pesticide-free, dye-free colored cotton for over four decades. Eduardo is a Brazilian-born filmmaker and film student of City College of San Francisco with a passion for creating films that resonate with universal conversations happening on a global scale. He is planning to attend the MFA ...

Interview with Program Director Steve Shor and Artistic Director Kevin McNeely of Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

 Steve Shor (left) and Kevin McNeely (right)    As a devoted attendee over the last decade to Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), and after two years of it going strictly digital due to the global Covid pandemic, the festival held an in person edition this year for its 25th anniversary. It was a smashing success! After attending its 25th Annual edition, I sat with program director Steve Shor and artistic Director Kevin McNeely. In our interview together,...

Short Films in Competition and LA CINEF Selection to be screened in Paris

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Short films in Competition and winning student films from the LA CINEF Selection will be screened in Paris on May 31st.  Head over to the Cinéma du Panthéon to discover the very best short films from the 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes.                   6.30 pm                 The winning student films from the LA CINEF Selection First Prize IL BARBIERE COMPLOT...

Directors fortnight premiere of 'Maria Schneider, 1983'

The Festival de Cannes Directors fortnight premiere of Maria Schneider, 1983 (16mm) by Elisabeth Subrin will be held May 26 featuring Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval. Together with other filmmakers, Subrin said she was asked to work on an unpublished screenplay for Antonioni's film Technically Sweet in the 1980's to be shot on video.  It was never made when Jack Nicholson refused to shoot on location in the Amazon. Antonioni ins...

Top prizes for Un Certain Regard 2022

Top prizes for Un Certain Regard were announced tonite at Cannes.   Best film went to Les Pires - "The Worst Ones" directed by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret (France). The film concerns a film shooting in Picasso, a suburb of Boulogne-sur-mer in north France and the casting of four teenagers  -  “worst ones?   Jury prize went to the first Pakistani film to screen at Cannes - Joyland by Saim Sadiq about the youngest son of a family who fall...

Top prizes for Un Certain Regard announced at 75th Festival de Cannes

    Top prizes for Un Certain Regard were announced tonite at Cannes. Best film went to Les Pires - "The Worst Ones" directed by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret (France). The film concerns a film shooting in Picasso, a suburb of Boulogne-sur-mer in north France. Four teenagers are chosen to play in the film. and everyone in the neighborhood is surprised: why only take the “worst ones? Jury prize went to the first Pakistani film to screen at Cann...

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