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RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work

RIFF, 08, 2022, 12: A talk show on Raj Kapoor-The Master at Work On Tuesday, the fifth day of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) 2022, a talk show was held on the topic "Cinema and Books - A Boundless Relationship". The basis of the discussion was the book "Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work", written by Rahul Rawail, who worked as assistant director to the late genius for several years. Since then he has carved a niche for himself as a director of great merit, b...

RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films

RIFF 08, 2022, 10: Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films On the third day of Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), Jodhpur, a talk show was held on the subject Challenges and Future of Regional and Rajasthani Language and Films In this talk show, Ramesh Bohrana, Theatre Artiste and Film Actor Shailendra Vyas, Vice President of Rajasthan Mela Authority and French Film Director and Writer Fabienne Le Houérou, who has made a full length documentary o...

RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society

RIFF 08, 2022, 09: Films for change in society As a regular feature, the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) holds Talk Shows, on the lines of the Open Forum, conducted by the Federation of Film Societies of India, at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In the first talk show, ‘Films for change in society’, held on 26 March 2022, Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta, Indian film producer, writer and director Chandrashekhar Narvekar (N. Chandra), famous Indian...


          For two years, artists have had all the difficulties to express themselves to their public.  To allow the OFF DE CANNES to continue to defend their interests in a more efficient way, we are pleased to announce the reopening of the Great International Web Contest since Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The goal of the team, this year, is to give us the means to bring artists and art lovers more visibility in order to obtain a real recognition from our insti...

SBIFF in Tweets: Outstanding Director Award last night

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Not to say that Steven Spielberg phoned it in last night, but the WEST SIDE STORY teller had to appear by video link at the 37th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) due to what Executive Director Roger Durling said was? "They tested positive for Covid." Did he mean Spielberg, who looked healthy as a peach on the link? Or Jane Campion on the screen from New Zealand? Perhaps DRIVE MY CAR&#...

2021 festival filmmaker Q&A livestream

Filmmakers from around the world participated in a livestreamed Q&A session during our 2021 festival.

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award

RIFF, 08, 2022, 04: Komal Nahta chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award According to an official announcement, Mumbai-based Komal Nahta has been chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to The Business of Cinema award at the 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). Belonging to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the venue of RIFF, Komal Nahta is a leading film trade analyst. His magazine, Film Information, founded by his father, Ramraj Nahata, is the oldest trade magazi...

Sundance is back online AND single film tickets are on sale this week

  After making some updates to optimize our Festival website over the weekend, our site is live once again! And with that, Festival packages are on sale once more, which means you can still get advance access to ticket selection and secure the films you want to see! This is your last chance to purchase your packages before Single Film Tickets go on sale this Thursday (Wednesday for our members pre-sale). Current ticketholders: If you made a ticket selection before January 5, 2022...

Penske Media announces the acquisition of The American Pavilion

Today, Penske Media (PMC) announced the acquisition of The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, a relied upon communications,  hospitality, and media center for global attendees. For over 30 years, The American Pavilion has made its mark providing an impressive array of facilities and services, including membership for the international film community, provocative and insightful programming, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and im...

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:...

VIDEO: The Telfaz 11 Diner party during RSIFF

  Telfaz 11 held a garden diner reception in a gallery in Jeddah, you can meet them at the Souk where they have a booth. Telfaz11 is a creative media production company with offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, specializing in locally-relevant entertainment content from the Middle East. Combining narratives drawn from local culture with elements of comedy and drama that resonate strongly with both regional and global audiences, Telfaz1...

VIDEO: Visit to Jeddah's old town, al balad

A few shots from my daily visits to al balad! Al-Balad (Arabic: البلد‎) is the historical area of Jeddah, the second largest city of Saudi Arabia. Balad can literally be translated as "The Town." Balad is the historic center of the City of Jeddah. Al-Balad was founded in the 7th century and historically served as the centre of Jeddah.     ...

VIDEO: ATHR Gallery Red Sea Festival reception

Guests of the festival were transported to the rooftop diner reception at ATHR Gallery. I have been treated with a quick visit to the installed works of art. ATHR Gallery is proud to present its 7th edition of YSA – “From the Form of Spirit to the Spirit of Form” Exhibition. In this year’s edition of YSA, we join the nationwide celebration of the significance of Arabic calligraphy, and for the first time, opened our call for submissions to the Arab ...

VIDEO: NEOM reception with a view during Red Sea Festival

NEOM MEDIA HUB NEOM is the cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 that plans for the future of the Kingdom. NEOM’s focus is to become the regional epicenter of media industries, offering an unparalleled environment for content creation and establishing itself amongst elite global media hubs. NEOM is creating a new center for the region’s media and creative industries. It will deliv...

VIDEO Opening Ambiance Wyclef rocked the house (the park actually)

The beautiful evening ended in high volume!. (we could hear the beat from the cinema ...) Held at nearby South Park Al Balad, with Wyclelf Jean, Haitian singer (former member of FUGEES) and Artbat  DJ duo from Kiev (Artur and Batish).   What a night!   ...

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...

IFFI 52, 017: Rafaela actress Judith Rodriguez found IFFI magical and inspiring

IFFI 52, 017: Rafaela actress Judith Rodriguez found IFFI magical and inspiring “Watching the world premiere of our movie with viewers yesterday was an awe inspiring experience which will remain etched in our hearts forever. It was our first time watching the film with an audience and it was amazing to see that they loved the movie.” Rafaela film Actor Judith Rodriguez was thrilled as she shared her experience on her film that was premiered at the 52nd International Film Fest...

IFFI 52, 06: Campion’s The Power of the Dog to be mid-fest film

IFFI 52, 06: Campion’s The Power of the Dog to be mid-fest film New Zealander Jane Campion, who has won international recognition with such well-crafted films like Sweetie, An Angel at My Table and The Piano, and deals mainly with family relationships, has moved away slightly, into the Western genre, with The Power of the Dog, a 2021 production. IFFI 52 is showcasing it as its mid-fest film. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Based on a1967 novel of the same name, by Thoma...

Going emotional about Sundance: Filmmakers share their past festival memories

  In anticipation of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, unspooling online and in person January 20–30, Sundance Institute shared stories from award-winning filmmakers Kirsten Johnson, Yance Ford, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, and Nicole Holofcener, who told us all about their adventures at the Sundance Film Festival.  Kirsten Johnson (left) with her dad Yance Ford:  “I remember the house was packed. My family was all there — all these people that I respected,...

2021 live music + film performance highlights: "Fix It"

One of the high points of our 2021 live music + film performance was the electrifying closing number, “Fix It,” sung by Kimberly Sunstrum with cinematic visuals created by filmmaker Hingman Leung. See some of their amazing collaboration here: Co-presented by Girls+ Rock Ottawa. Cover photo by Adrienne Row-Smith. Full video of this epic show coming very soon!   ...

2021 live music + film performance highlights: "The Train"

Revisit a highlight of the stunning live music + film performance from our 2021 festival. Watch as Ottawa singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum performs their song “The Train,” with live visuals created in real time by local filmmaker Hingman Leung! Link: Co-presented by Girls+ Rock Ottawa. More video from this epic show coming very soon! ...

From Film to Food - a Culinary Screening Event at San Diego Fest

My Sunday opened with about as pleasant a greeting as it gets, with a glass of champagne and a good documentary. The film followed a renowned chef in Juan Mari Arzak as he passed the torch down to his daughter, Elena Arzak and their collective journey towards legendary chef status. For a food documentary, it was less focused on the dishes themselves, and more on the creators behind the dish. Juan has spent decades solidifying himself as one of the world's premiere chefs, accumulating mult...


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