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MFF 21 Movie Mela, II: New Blood- Ananya, Janhvi, Mrunal, Radhika & Avinash ring in the Next Generation

MFF 21 Movie Mela, II: New Blood- Ananya, Janhvi, Mrunal, Radhika & Avinash ring in the Next Generation Five of the most promising new generation actors--Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Radhika Madan and Avinash Tiwary—jammed with anchors Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand, without inhibitions, at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star 2019, held on 13 October 2019 at the Rang Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai. This was a precursor to the film festival proper, which gets going on the 17t...

Deepika Padukone in MFF 21 Movie Mela: Pre-festival feast of conversations with stars, directors

Deepika Padukone in MFF 21 Movie Mela: Pre-festival feast of conversations with stars, directors For the last few years, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has been holding Movie Mela as a forerunner to the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF). They skipped it last year because some of the likely male panellists were facing groping and molestation charges, but it came back this year with renewed vigour. Mela is Hindi/Urdu for feast/carnival. It is held in the shape of interviews/interactions between...

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival opens today!

Dev Patel - Photo by The BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, October 2, with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" A lot of the cast was here tonight on the red carpet at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London, including Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Hugh Laurie, Rosalind Eleazar and Nikki Amura-Bird.     Morfyyd Eleazar - Hugh Laurie - Other coverage for "The Person...

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor

10th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai-I: Sweet and sour, like the candy of the sponsor Accreditation as a media-person was not a problem, this year, probably due to the intervention of the Principal Correspondent of Jagran, Ms. Smita Srivastava. Jagran is a media major, and this was the tenth Jagran Film Festival (JFF) they held across India, culminating at Mumbai. It was a short festival, lasting just four days, with screenings and sessions at the four auditoria of Cinépolis (once known a...

Shriekfest Film Festival reveals its trailer

48 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS   SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2019 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to share the OFFICIAL TRAILER of the festival featuring clips from many of the selected films. The NINETEENTH annual horror film festival, returns to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theaters from September 26-29, 2019.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "I am absolutely thrilled with the selection this year, we are close to selling out some...

Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann at Manaki Brothers festival

Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann in the Big Hall of the Center for Culture in Bitola 17 September, Bitola – Moderated by Gena Teodosievska, a masterclass was held with the exceptional guests of the 40th edition of the “Manaki Brothers”, the director Fatih Akin and the cinematographer Rainer Klausmann, who work as a tandem for more than 15 years. Because of the big interest of the film lovers and the ones who pay res...

The laureate Arvanitis and the guests of the “Manaki Brothers” festival gathered by the grave of Milton Manaki, a partner of the festival, was represented by Phillip Bergson in sunny Bitola in the group shot by the grave of Milton Manaki, a festival tradition. Paying respect to the work of the Manaki brothers and the visit of Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola is a tradition which is kept up for years by the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, together with the hosts from the Commune of the Vlachs and the Council of the Municipality of Bitola. ...

My very best moments in Deauville 2019 Video ambiance

I had a blast last week shooting with Sienna Miller Geena Davis, and covering the amazing scenes from Deauville ...

Sienna Miller Deauville Talent Award with Mayor of Deauville on the beach

"Stop telling me what to do" she shouted back to the photographers ...

76th Venice Film Festival Overview in images

By Alex Deleon         Catherine Deneuve and curvaceous Binoche opened the show                      Scarlett and Brad, pretty faces on Day No. two    The Carabinieri were there to keep the peace (and check all bags)   ...

The protest on the red carpet

The protest against the cruise ship ???? in Venice is on the red carpet. Many police agents ready to clear the tapis rouge.   Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico for   ...

Venice Rainy Impressions by Alex Deleon

In the warm weather many young people camped out under umbrellas in from of the central Red carpet wall.  Priceless festival accommodations.. After a full week of sunshine on the last day the Rains Came... Johnny Depp, a hard nosed officer in a desert fort in The Barbarians The latest from Columbian director Ciro Guerra Mick Jagger, ageless Rolling  Stone (age 76) lends his instantly recognizable features to "The Burnt Orange Heresy" which will be...

Venice 76. Views by Stella Selvatico

Red Carpet on a rainy ☔️ and windy ???? day   Microphone to Bonifacio Angius, the director of Destiny (a short film about faith, religion and superstition). Letizia Battaglia, the extraordinary photographer and star of “La mafia non è più quella di una volta”.   The poster of “The Laundromat” Palazzo del Casinò on a hot sunny day Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains  Li...

Venice Exhibition “300 Giant Polaroid” at Hotel Des Bains Lido

Hotel Des Bains (where Luchino Visconti shot “La morte a Venezia”) Photos by Stella Selvatico ...

Venice 76. Views by Alex Deleon

  Glamorous Chinese superstar Gong Li arrives on Red Carpet for opening of her new film "Saturday Fiction" (Lan Xin De Ju Yuan) accompanied by her latest French Husband, musician Jean-Michel Jarre. (former husband of Charlotte Rampling)... After a full week of sunshine on the last day the Rains Came... Johnny Depp, a hard nosed officer in a desert fort in The Barbarians The latest from Columbian director Ciro Guerra Mick Jagger, ageless Rolling &...

Luxury Fashion on the red carpet

Actress Bella Thorne dazzled in Avakian Fine Jewellery at the 76th Venice Film Festival for the screening of  “Joker” The stunning actress stole the show on the red carpet with a magnificent double choker necklace from the Links Fine Jewellery Collection. The exquisite necklace is comprised of 4,400 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a total of 120cts. Model Sofia Resing chose Avakian Fine Jewellery at the 76th Venice Fi...

Venice Friday, Day 3, pretty faces from Hollywood and a Masterpiece from Polanski.

By Alex on the Lido   J’ACCUSE (AN OFFICER AND A SPY) by Roman Polanski press conference and photocall, Polanski not attending. Photos Credit Mostra   ...

TIFF 2019 Fact sheets, just facts: 333 titles, about 20 days of viewing,

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FACT SHEET (Numbers in parentheses are 2018 statistics)     333 Titles in the Festival: 245 features, 82 shorts, 6 series (342 titles: 250 features, 88 shorts, 4 series) 229 Features or series that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 133, 25, and 71, respectively (232 total: 138 World, 22 International, 72 North American Premieres) 7,925 Total submissions: 6,866 international; 1,059 Canadian (7,926 total: 6,846 internati...

"Raindance means Raindance"

If it's Tuesday, it must be Raindance, or at least if the 22nd August then a double helping of events to launch and promote the 2019 edition of the  most independent, idiosyncratic and always-interesting film festival held in the heart of the West End of London. An early call (9.30 for 10am) to the largest auditorium inside the Vue cineplex off Leicester Square (for years Warner Bros's UK showcase as the Warner West End, home to Stanley Kubrick's feature debuts, with the maveric...

VIDEO: The Best of Locarno 2019

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Day three at Golden Apricot Festival in Yerevan

Armenian French actor/Director Serge Avedikian introducing new french documentary on French artists of Armenian background   Finally a good day -- three very good films so far and another, a Secret screening coming up.  The one that just finished was a tremendous French documentary about Armenian artists, film , dance, and musicians, born and raised in France but searching for their Armenian identify and heritage through art. Long interview with Serge Avedikian and both of his sons...

Opening concert at 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

  Friday 28 June in front of the Hotel Thermal, 10:45pm This year, our traditional opening night concert and fireworks for the general public will present the immortal hits of the Beatles. At CNSO and Beatles Night, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, will perform the legendary band’s most famous songs, such as “She Loves You”, “Yesterday”, and many others. The opening concert is being organized by the Karlovy Var...

US in progress at Champs Elysees Festival (then at Wroclaw American Film festival)

US IN PROGRESS is an industry event held biannually in Paris, France during Champs-Elysées Film Festival (this year from June 19 to 21) and in Wroclaw, Poland during American Film Festival (November). This professional programme is a collaboration between these two festivals and seeks to facilitate the circulation of American independent cinema in Europe by bringing decision makers from all over Europe to discover new US filmmakers. During 3 intensive days, the select...


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