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IFFI 52, 031: World première of Goan short, Kumpacho Dareyo

IFFI 52, 031: World première of Goan short, Kumpacho Dareyo Even as we stretch ourselves ceaselessly towards worlds of new opportunities, even as we fly high and touch the skies, we must always remember our origins, we must not forget to stay true to our roots. Set in the idyllic Goan countryside, the story of the last meeting between Maanvi and Joy, before the latter leaves Goa and heads off to Mumbai in search of “greener pastures”, seeks to touch and move film lovers, ge...

The Mise En Scene Company has sold North American rights for American Reject to major independent distributor 1091

It was announced today that the London based sales outfit The Mise En Scene Company has sold North American rights for American Reject to major independent distributor 1091 Pictures known for such titles as Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows'. The agency which launched at last year's AFM has seen a rapid growth since last December and the deal marks a significant progression for the MSC outfit. American Reject will be available to r...

World Trailer Awards - Meet the Judges

  Join us and some of our esteemed judges for the first of our industry talks on the future of entertainment marketing. Meet the judges Series Thursday 16 December 7pm - 8pm (AEDT) 8am – 9am (GMT)   Speakers Chris Ebeling Creative Director & Co-Founder, Virtually Human Metatainment - The future of digital entert...

IFFI 52, 030: BRICS film festival held alongside IFFI

IFFI 52, 030: BRICS film festival held alongside IFFI “We are all from different cultures, different backgrounds and different thought processes; coming together on the same page to pick out a best film for this competition unanimously is quite an achievement”, said Rahul Rawail, noted Indian film director, editor and Jury Chairperson of the BRICS Film Festival, at a press conference at the 52nd International Film Festival today in Goa. For the first time, the BRICS Film Festival...

IFFI 52, 029: Kalkokkho is a phantasmagorical movie

IFFI 52, 029: Kalkokkho is a phantasmagorical movie Amidst the paranoia and dread inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, an apathetic but adept doctor is taken hostage by a young woman. Captive in an almost desolate house with three women – the paranoid young woman along with an amnesic old woman and a lonely young girl – the doctor discovers that forces beyond his comprehension are at play and he might be trapped not only in space but also in time. The film explores the sense of dre...

The winners of the inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival.

The Red Sea International Film Festival in partnership with VOX Cinemas, MBC GROUP, and Saudia Airlines today announced the winners of the Red Sea competition sections. The 16 strong feature, 18 shorts selection and 21 ground-breaking global virtual reality experiences are a celebration of the most exciting, innovative new films and cinematic storytelling from established and emerging filmmakers from the Arab world and Africa. The inaugural edition recognises the incredible range of talent wit...

IFFI 52, 028: Bodo language film Sijou unveils brutal feudal system

IFFI 52, 028: Bodo language film Sijou unveils brutal feudal system Hitherto unknown and unexplored, Sijou, a Bodo language film, unveils the inhuman brutality of the feudal land tenure system, prevalent across the Indo-Bhutan border, until 1958. The film, screened at the 52nd IFFI under the Indian Panorama Feature film section, revolves around a young boy, Sijou, of Saikhong Guri village, near the Indo-Bhutan border, in Assam. His life takes an unfortunate turn when he becomes a victim of t...

IFFI 52, 027: Identity of world’s largest democracy addressed in Bharat, Prakriti ka Balak

IFFI 52, 027: Identity of world’s largest democracy addressed in Bharat, Prakriti ka Balak What is the essence of Bharat, our country? What is the meaning underlying this idea? How did it come into existence? What is its culture, traditions and geography? Bharat, Prakriti Ka Balak (India, Child of Nature), a Hindi documentary film, directed jointly by Dr. Deepika Kothari and Shri Ramji Om, was screened in the Indian Panorama Non Feature Film section of the 52nd International Film Festiv...

IFFI 52, 026: Garhwali film Sunpat addresses the migration crisis

IFFI 52, 026: Garhwali film Sunpat addresses the migration crisis ‘Sunpat’ is a story of love and friendship set in the backdrop of migration driven crisis in the villages of Uttarakhand, a state in North India. The word Sunpat denotes the loneliness felt by us, and even the nature and mountains, when everyone around leaves. It is the emptiness at a festival ground when crowds desert the place after the celebrations are over. In his Garhwali language film Sunpat, director Rahul R...

Bruno Chatelin joins the jury of inaugural edition of The World Trailer Awards

World Trailer Awards 2022 February 12 & 13,  2022 Inaugural edition    Honouring the world's best creatives marketing the world's best entertainment. The World Trailer Awards are open for entry and will honour outstanding entertainment marketing across Cinema, TV (Broadcast & Cable), Gaming, Podcast & Radio, Streaming Services and Social Media. For more information and to enter: To be ...

DOC NYC 2021 Interview with Alessandro Rossellini, Director of THE ROSSELLINIS

Alessandro Rossellini is the grandson of Roberto Rossellini (ROME, OPEN CITY), one of Italy's most prominent directors of Italian neorealist cinema.    Alessandro is a photographer who struggled with drugs for years before becoming a drug rehabilitation counseler.     He discusses why he wanted to make this documentary about his famous family. The film that delves deep into their past and present, and examines the ongoing impact of family relations and influence....

Regular Deadline for Your Script Produced Season 3 coming soon: December 31, 2021

Discovering and Producing Talented Writers and Filmmakers left behind by the entertainment industry, worldwide! The return of Entertainment's unparalleled event! Season 3 SPECIAL EDITION: Accepting the following submissions: Features, Pilots, Shorts AND Documentaries! THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON SUCCESS! WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL AGES, WORLDWIDE! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST submit a parental consent form. ALL GENRES / SUB GENRES ACCEPTED! *****Judges revealed in ...

Red Sea International Film Festival December 12 in focus

Everything is back at the Vox Cinemas in Al Balad today – but that doesn’t mean it’s over! There are still more exciting films screening for the first time today, as well as loads of repeats so you can catch up on films you have missed. The jury is still working hard, watching the last of the films in competition before they meet to make their decisions on who will win the inaugural Red Sea Film Festival prizes…     Talent days starts today, and it provides ...

Awards of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival

  AWARDS OF THE 43rd CAIRO FILMFESTIVAL International Competition Awards   Henry Barakat Award   For Best Artistic Contribution   JOSÉ ÁNGEL ALAYÓN For the cinematography of   They Carry Death   Helena Girón – Samuel M. Delgado (Spain - Colombia)  -------------------------------------------------------   Best Actress Award   SWAMY ROTOLO   For her performance in   A Chiara   J...

700 000$ awarded to the winners of the Red Sea Souk

The Red Sea International Film 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...

Cinewaves Films and Film Clinic Indie Distribution announce an artistic cooperation

The film sector witnessed at the beginning of 2021 an artistic-commercial cooperation between two leading companies (Cinewaves Films) and (Film Clinic Indie Distribution), in pursuit of a wider spread of Arabic artwork in the Saudi market, the Middle East, and North Africa. A joint statement was issued by the distribution company (Cinewaves Films), represented by its chairman, Mr. Faisal Baltyour, And the production and distribution company (Film Clinic Indie Distribution), represented ...

IFFI 52, 025: Ruben Sainz and Alvaro Turrion talk about their film, Maogoado

IFFI 52, 025: Ruben Sainz and Alvaro Turrion talk about their film, Maogoado 'Magoado' is the emotional drama of a man who is not ready to take responsibility of a father: Music Composer Alvaro Turrion at IFFI 52 Clueless about being a parent, nor interested in being one, Peio is shaken from his secretive life spent in hiding when his adolescent son makes a sudden and unexpected appearance into his life. The forced challenge of parenthood that is thrust upon him leaves him with a cho...

IFFI 52, 024: Niraye Thathakalulla Maram kindles kindness, care and compassion

IFFI 52, 024: Niraye Thathakalulla Maram kindles kindness, care and compassion “We are losing our ability to empathise, to show kindness and care” said Jayaraj, director of Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Tree Full of Parrots), a Malayalam language film shown at IFFI Goa 52, in the Indian Panorama Feature Film Category of the festival. The selfless care and wholesome concern a young boy shows toward a visually challenged old man, who has lost his way and most of his memory form the ...

Winners of the 34th European Film Awards

Winners 2021   Moderated this year by Annabelle Mandeng, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. This year’s award for European Lifetime Achievement is given to the legendary Hungarian filmmaker Márta Mészáros. The Award for European Achievement in World Cinema 2021 goes to Danish helmer Susanne Bier who will be one of the evening’s on‑site guests. And she will be joined by the prolif...

December 11 is the last day of the Red Sea Souk

Today is the last day of the Red Sea Souk, bringing a week packed with information, discussion and successful pitching sessions to a close with the Industry Awards – a night specially for Souk badge holders. For the rest of us, it’s a normal Saturday – and for some of you, that’s a big day out with the kids. The Red Sea Film Festival has plenty to offer, with the films in our Next Generation section geared to inspire future filmmaking stars!  To know more about&nbs...

Tribute talk with Egyptian icon Laila Eloui

The Red Sea International Film Festival yesterday hosted a tribute talk with Egyptian icon Laila Eloui at VOX Cinemas Al Balad 1. The star of more than 70 movies including A Little Love Much Violence, and The Destiny ( AlMasser) by Youssef Chahine. Laila talked about her love of art and film that fuelled her career, and her strive to tell stories that concern the wider society in Egypt and the Arab world. Laila is renowned for being versatile in her roles and insightful portrayal of Arab women s...

RSIFF Saturday 11 December in focus

Saturday, 11 December, PRESS JUNKETS: Europa and Take Me To The Cinema Press Junkets: 11:00 - 13:00 - Al Rawasheen Press Centre Ghodwa and Broken Keys Press Junkets: 14:00 - 16:00 - Al Rawasheen Press Centre Champions, Route Ten and Rupture Press Junkets: 16:00 - 17:45 - Al Rawasheen Press Centre   TOMORROW’S IN CONVERSATION: In Conversation with Hind Sabri: 16:30 - VOX Cinemas Al Balad 1   INDUSTRY SESSIONS Red Sea Souk Award Ceremony:...

Talent Days begins with a busy panel and keynotes schedule

TALENT DAYS runs DECEMBER 12 — 13, 2021   Taking place on December 12-13, Talent Days is the opportunity to develop skills and insight to take projects to the next level, touching on everything from production to financing. Led by ind...

Chandigrah Kare Aashiqui, Review: Engendered species

Chandigrah Kare Aashiqui, Review: Engendered species A film that takes a taboo subject head-on, but takes its own time to get there, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is handicapped by its own title. Running on three, or rather, three-and-a-half parallel tracks, the film has nothing to justify Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, except that it is set in the north Indian city of Chandigarh. Its lead pair turns in largely convincing performances, and when it comes to using language that is brazen and bold, to it ...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°992 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 Red Sea International Film Fest, Oscar, Berlin, AFI, Cairo, IFFI Goa, Bangkok Doc, Sundance, Rotterdam and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 990 // 991 Documenting the festivals experience since 1995, reaching over 196 000 ...


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