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The Red Sea Souk launches today with 23 video pitches and a program celebrating Haifaa Al Mansour and women in film

Today is the first day of the Red Sea Souk, with the Video Pitch of 23 projects as our opening event for registered Souk participants. It’s also another exciting day at the festival itself, with a special celebration of women in cinema including an “In conversation” meeting with Haifaa Al Mansour, whose film Wadjda was the first feature to be shot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and went on win numerous international awards, including the BAFTA for the best film in a languag...

IFFI 52, 020: Covid and a crow

IFFI 52, 020: Covid and a crow IFFI 52 Indian Panorama Film Teen Adhyay seeks to light a candle of hope in the darkness, following COVID-19. It is based on the optimistic dictum: “However deep the night, there will always be a new dawn.” “During the COVID-19 lockdown, I saw a crow making its nest by my window; this scene made me forget everything else happening around me.” This singular focus which followed what may otherwise have been dismissed as an inconsequential ...

IFFI 52, 021: Sainbari massacres missing from history books

IFFI 52, 021: Sainbari massacres missing from history books Why is the battle of Sainbari not in our history books, where 15,000 people were killed in just one night, was the question posed by the director of IFFI 52 Indian Panorama Non Feature Film Sainbari to Sandeshkhali. “If Jallianwala Bagh, Battle of Panipat and Battle of Buxar appear in our history books, why not Battle of Sainbari?” This is the rather incontestable question raised by Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, director of th...


Today’s Talks Akshay Kumar In Conversation 14.30 to 15.30 Vox Cinemas Al Balad 2   The hugely popular actor, film producer, martial artist and television personality – and the only Bollywood actor to make it on to the Forbes rich list – shares his inspiring story. He shared a few words on the red carpet earlier, on opening night.   Lumiere! 16.00 to 17.35 Vox Cinema Al Balad 1   Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Fremaux brings passion and...

Impressive opening of the Red Sea International Film Festival

What a treat of an opening film celebrating the power of the words!. Cyrano, from director Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. A very touching and smart adaptation of the classic play by Edmond Rostand, which has already inspired so many great talents, a few musicals and great films : Jean-Paul Rappeneau (starring a magnificent Depardieu), or Roxanne the 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Stev...

2021 Nihilist Film Fest will be Presented Online

  For more than twenty years, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation has presented the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented online at the Vimeo website.  The show will start at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 18. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (...

“Labours of Cinema” – The Theme of the 20th Berlinale Talents

20 editions, 10,000 alumni, seven hubs from Beirut to Buenos Aires and a yearly tally of more than 100 former participants with films in the festival: the Berlinale’s talent development initiative has a lot to celebrate. For the 20th edition, taking place from February 12 to 17, 2022, Berlinale Talents is optimistically looking forward to a physical event with digital components, all destined to bring together the 200 invited Talents across 13 disciplines. Mariette Rissenbeek an...

Entries are now open for the next Sydney Film Festival 2022

  Entries are now open for the next Sydney Film Festival, returning to cinemas from 8—19 June 2022 for its 69th Edition.  The Festival will continue to showcase the best of Australian and international cinema.  Each year, Sydney Film Festival presents a diverse slate of features, documentaries and short films from around the world at venues across Sydney.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2022 Sydney Film Festival. E...

FYC Awards Season: Fireside Chat with director and actors of Kiều (Vietnam) | December 6, 2021, 4 PM PST/ 7 PM EST

Tune into a special Fireside Chat with the director and lead actor of Kiều at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST on Monday, December 6, 2021. Watch on YouTube: Watch on 3388 Films' Facebook page. FYC for the 2022 Golden Globes, Kiều is directed by female director Mai Thu Huyền, who also stars in one of the film&rsqu...

IFFI 52, 019: Life in post-Soviet Union Ukraine

IFFI 52, 019: Life in post-Soviet Union Ukraine “My film, Rhino, is very violent and tough. I wanted to show the life in Post-Soviet Ukraine during the ‘wild’ 1990s through this film,” said director of IFFI 52 World Panorama film, Rhino, Oleh Sentsov. He was addressing a media interaction at the 52nd International Film Festival of India. “I am a self-taught person and moved to film-making late. Life is short and I want to keep making films,” said Oleh Se...