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Lamb wins "Prize of Originality" in 74th Cannes Festival Un Certain Regard

  Lamb from Iceland directed and written by Vladimar JOHANNSSON competed for the Camera d ‘Or in "Un Certain Regard" headed by jury president Andrea Arnold, maker of the out of competition documentary Cow. Here’s to the inclusion of animals in films and Lamb is the best in this division with a mythical story of walking "Ram men" who impregnate domesticated sheep.  Noomi Rapace in an outstanding performance as M...

Audience Award - Armani beauty for the best film in the new Orizzonti Extra section

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    The Biennale di Venezia inaugurates a new prize for the 78th Venice International Film Festival, to be awarded - by the spectators - to the best film of the new Orizzonti Extra section. It does so with the support of the Festival's main sponsor, Armani Beauty.   The new Audience Award – Armani beauty will be assigned through a voting process that will involve all the spectators of the Orizzonti Extra section, or rather, those who buy a single ticket, those who ha...

4 Honorary Oscar Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 12th Governors Awards on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound imp...

The Locarno Film Festival’s Leopard Club Award goes to Kasia Smutniak

© Andrea Gandini Kasia Smutniak, defined by artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro as “a skilled, very personal actress”, will receive the Leopard Club Award at the 74th Locarno Film Festival (4-14 August 2021). The award ceremony, slated for the evening of Friday 6 August in Piazza Grande, will be followed on Saturday 7 August by a conversation with the audience, moderated by Piera Detassis, at the Forum @Rotonda by la Mobiliare, plus a screening of the film Nelle tue mani ...

Grossmann Festival 2021 Awards

The best feature film of the 17th Grossmann Festival is YUMMY. The Honorary Vicious Cats were received by the festival's guests of honour, American directors Gary Sherman and William Lustig. On Saturday, the 24th of July, the 17th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a magnificent conclusion. This year, there were screenings of no less than 36 feature films, 9 documentaries and 34 short films from 30 countries, with 6 features, 7 music documentaries and 31 short fil...

Palme d'or to Julia Ducournau's Titane!

Titane is a brilliant film of epic and cathartic realms. Ducournau said at the press conference for the film that David Cronenberg is a favorite and also responded to questions about the use of violence in the film. It has extraordinary editing, acting and cinematography. Titane is overwhelmingly  engaging from beginning to end. You could start at any point of the film and find a compelling thread of the narrative to follow about a young girl in a car accident with a titanium implant in ...

The Pardo d’onore Manor 2021 goes to John Landis

  The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to the unrestrainable comic and creative genius of U.S. director, screenwriter, and actor John Landis, who on Friday August 13 in Piazza Grande will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award. On Saturday 14 August at the Forum @Rotonda by la Mobiliare, Landis will also join a panel discussion with the audience, while Locarno7...

The 2021 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to : DRIVE MY CAR by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Official Competition)

For its poetic rumination on the healing power of art and words through a long journey towards forgiveness and acceptance. This is a film that solidly portrays a universal message of overcoming the communication barriers of convention, class, nationality and disability. And a Commendation to : HYTTI N°6 (COMPARTMENT N°6) by Juho Kuosmanen (Official Competition) ...

French cinema bags more than 20 awards at Cannes!

Discover all of the French productions and coproductions honored at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. UniFrance rejoices in the strong presence of French productions in this year's Cannes awards list and the many accolades won by French coproductions. Our congratulations to all of the award winners and their film crews! All the award-winning French films at Cannes 2021 Official Selection - In Competition Palme d'Or: Julia Ducournau Grand Pri...

We still heart Spike Lee & NEON nabs Jonas Carpignano

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Never mind the recent Spike Lee leak that named “Titane” as a winner as NEON took their second Palme d’Or in a row, just off the heels of Parasite, with Julia Ducournau’s new film. NEON also announced that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival favorite A Chiara... CANNES FRANCE: NEON just announced that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano&rsq...

Titane wins the Palme d'Or at the 74th Festival de Cannes

The winners of the 74th Festival de Cannes © V. HACHE / AFP It's been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing. Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d'or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 July, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

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                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and our filmmaker winners in attendance, Anna Fishbeyn and Colin Costello. Thank you to Eugenia Kuzmina for presen...

The 2021 Un Certain Regard winners' list

PHOTO © Mathilde Gardel Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Caméra d'or. The opening film was Arthur Harari's Onoda - 10 000 nights in the jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the dire...

La Semaine de la Critique announces the Awards winners

  Les lauréats et le Jury de la 60e Semaine de la Critique The winners and the jury of the 60th Semaine de la Critique   ...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 (virtual) Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and o...

2021 Women In Motion Awards ceremony

Kering and the Festival de Cannes had the pleasure of welcoming Spike Lee, Andrea Arnold, Maggie Gyllenhaal, JR, Catherine Corsini, Tahar Rahim, Mati Diop, Lou Doillon, Jodie Turner-Smith, Eva Husson and Mélanie Laurent to the official dinner of the 7th edition of Women In Motion ​ In the presence of the festival jury, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Fr&ea...

The Sound of us honored in Cannes with 'The Movie that MATTERS' Award

Chris Gero could not make it to Cannes unfortunately. his award was handed in Cannes by Bruno Chatelin filmfestivals.com founderwith Manuel Collas dela Roche during the BETTER WORLD FUND Charity Gala Juky 12 on th ecroisette prestigious 3.14 beach; The PARTY of the day, where Spike Lee and Barry Brown were honored! Chris sent his acceptance speech and caring words, we are happy to share them with our audience. Pab the artist wo did Chris Gero's trophy had a special message b...

The Cannes Jury has announced the winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

© Mathilde Gardel The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury comprised of Sameh Alaa, Kaouther Ben Hania, Carlos Muguiro, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Pariser and Alice Winocour, has awarded the 2021 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 1835 entries coming from 490 film schools around the world. First Prize  &nbs...

The Jury has announced the winners of the 24th Cinéfondation Selection

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury comprised of Sameh Alaa, Kaouther Ben Hania, Carlos Muguiro, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Pariser and Alice Winocour, has awarded the 2021 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 1835 entries coming from 490 film schools around the world.        ...

VIDEO: Women In Motion Awards 2021 - Ceremony and ambiance

Celebrating women in the film industry with Women In Motion and Cannes Film Festival. Photo : @anthonyghnassia ...

CANNES DOCS-IEFTA Work-in-Progress 2021 Award Winner announced: Cent’anni received a 10,000€ Prize

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) In Collaboration With Cannes Docs and The Marché Du Film Is Pleased To Announce For The Third Year The Winner of IEFTA’s 10,000€ Prize For Documentary Works-In-Progress Prize Awarded To:  Cent’anni Directed by Maja Doroteja Prelog — Showcase CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator —   The Monaco-based International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), in the third year of its Docs-In-Prog...

Successful 5th edition of the Better World Fund took place in Cannes on Monday July 12th.

  Kiera Chaplin, Barry Alexander Brown, and his trophy, Manuel Collas de La Roche Kiera Chaplin, Michel Moawad, Manuel Collas de La Roche, Marcelo Vieira, Clarice Alves reception at the 3.14 beach  photo credit Stéphane Gendre    Dr. Okyere Darko-Mensah This endowment fund created for women's rights, education, children and the preservation of the oceans takes advantage of major international festivals to ensure that cinematographic art is us...

Winners of the 19th UniFrance Short Film Awards

Version:       Jonathan Koulavsky, has won the 2021 Solarium by Alice Bloch (Horacio by Edwina Liard – Ikki Films) – Coproducer: Innervision) GRAND ACTION PRIZE & RTBF PRIZE Caroline Brami & Carine Ruszniewski (de films en aiguille) MOVISTAR+ PRIZE Sandrine Stoïanov & Jérôme Barthélemy & Caïmans Productions) BE TV PRIZE Martin Soudan – Producer: Adrien Guillon Verne (The Wo...

Today Doc Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Doc Alliance Award

Today Doc Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Doc Alliance Awards, one short film & one feature film chosen from the titles nominated by each of the seven festival members. Congratulations to the two winners!         ...

E is for EMMYS livestream here, even if you catch it after the fact

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In case you missed it, The 2021 EMMY® Awards were just announced in Los Angeles and New York via livestream from the Television Academy. Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) co-hosted in tandem with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, as he describes "tender moments and news... it's so good to be getting back on a set. I can't tell you how much I missed it.&q...

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