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Becoming Led Zeppelin by Bernard MacMahon selected out-of-competition

Becoming Led Zeppelin by Bernard MacMahon, with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant playing themselves, will feature in the out-of-competition section at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Photo: Led Zeppelin by Dick Barnatt - Redferns_London_December 1968_Getty Images     Becoming Led Zeppelin, directed by Bernard MacMahon (American Epic), and co-written and produced by Allison McGourty, with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham a...

The Locarno Kids Award is launched: the first edition will go to Mamoru Hosoda

  Starting this year, a new award has been added to the Locarno Film Festival's list of honors: the Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare, given to someone capable of bringing cinema to younger viewers. At the viewing of the Piazza Grande presentation of Mamoru Hosoda's Belle: Ryū to sobakasu no hime (Belle, 2021), the master of animation will be the first to receive the award, and he will do so from Japan.  The Locarno Kids Award thus completes the Festival's offerings for chi...

Big Sky Film Institute Annual Report

Bonus: DocShop 2021 Recorded Sessions   A YEAR LIKE NONE BEFORE For the first time in 18 years, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival did not swell the streets of downtown Missoula with film-goers. Filmmakers did not grace the stages at The Wilma, The Roxy, the Elks Lodge or the ZACC, where bucket seats stayed folded, popcorn machines empty and box offices dark. No showing off the MAM or the Radius Gallery to festival tourists, no chance meeti...

Burgas International Film Festival 2021

With huge interest of the audience, a lot of guests and many side events the sixth edition of Burgas International Film Festival has passed. Yesterday during the last evening the winners were announced. The jury ( Kamen Kalev, Martina Apostolova, Kaloyan Bozhilov, Deben Van Dam and Atanas Cholakov) gave the big prize “Danny Lerner Award” to the movie “Mighty flash” and the director Ainhoa Rodríguez. In the short movie categories gave the prizes to “Muse&rdquo...

Better World Fund impact full event in Cannes 74

From images to action, the BWF joined forces with selected partners to create a platform assembling filmmakers, writers, scientists, environmentalists and project leaders to explore and activate palpable initiatives to preserve and protect the planet. The Better World Endowment Fund is composed of a team of world-class experts, influencers and activists from the business, academia, media and entertainment industries. This tribe of highly - influential people is continuously connected digitally a...

Universal Studios Hollywood: WELCOME BACK!

  By Emmanuel Itier Needless to say that after waiting for over a year and half, due to the covid pandemic, my family and I couldn’t wait to be back in the land of the movies: Universal Studios Hollywood ( ). Our expectations were high, and we were not disappointed. Universal had managed the “tour de force” to build a new attraction, “The secret life of the pets: off the leash!”, revamp their legendary &ldq...

Double program for the preopening of 78th Mostra edition

La Biennale di Venezia /   Double Preopening event of the 78th Venice International Film Festival /   Tuesday August 31st 2021, Sala Darsena (Lido di Venezia): ·      6:30 pm: La Biennale di Venezia: il cinema al tempo del Covid, a diary in film by Andrea Segre ·      9:00 pm: Per grazia ricevuta (1971) by and with Nino Manfredi, a tribute on the one-hundredth anniversary of the actor and director’s birth ...

Madres paralelas by Pedro Almodóvar with Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón to open Venice

Madres paralelas© El Deseo D.A. S.L.U._photo by Nico Bustos Madres paralelas, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, with the participation of Julieta Serrano and Rossy De Palma is the Opening Film, in Competition, of the 78th Venice International Film Festival within La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (1 – 11 September 2021).   "I was born as a film director i...

TIFF 2021 unveils selections for Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery programmes

TIFF 2021 unveils selections for Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery programmes TIFF Rewind presented by Bell brings back iconic Festival premieres TIFF hosts in-person Press & Industry screenings   The Toronto International Film Festival announced today films from around the globe that are included in the Contemporary World Cinema programme presented by Sun Life and the Discovery programme presented by Dyson as part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s 46th edit...

Sundance Institute Announces Inaugural Uprise Grant Fund Recipients & Arts Organization Grants: Supporting Bipoc Artists

  Over $420,000 Provided in Unrestricted, Targeted Funding to Artists and Arts Organizations and Collectives   As part of the nonprofit Sundance Institute's continued commitment to supporting artists from historically excluded communities, the Institute announced today its latest grantees for both the Uprise Grant Fund and Arts Organization Grants. The Uprise Grant Fund supports BIPOC artists whose careers and creative development have been harm...

Women’s Financing Intensive, from WIF & Sundance Institute, Elevates Twelve Feature Projects with Tailored Support

Women’s Financing Intensive, from WIF & Sundance Institute, Elevates Twelve Feature Projects with Tailored Support Intensive equips filmmakers with financing strategies and introduces them to leading financiers. Los Angeles — The Sundance Institute and WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles) today announce the projects and creators selected for the annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive. The Intensive is designed to help women producers—fiction and documentar...

StepIn 2021 — Envisioning a healthier workplace in the film industry

After nine successful years in existence, StepIn – Locarno Pro’s think tank – is back in the physical space. Once again, the initiative will allow for a free-flowing exchange of ideas between selected industry professionals and a host of prestigious speakers, all joining together on Thursday August 5th, during the Locarno Film Festival.   A proactive environment in which accredited professionals from diverse backgrounds can openly share their experiences with their c...

Documentaries in competition at the 6th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo (22-29/8/2021)

A total of 27 documentaries (11 feature films, 5 medium-length films and 11 short films) from 15 countries will be competing at the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo. Once again the official selection includes compelling films from around the world. Please, find below a summary and a trailer of all the films in competition:   Short Films in competition:   The Method: Captured / Greece, 2017, 13’ Directed by: Haris Gioulatos &nb...

Symposium European Film Factory

European Film Factory Symposium   The European Film Factory is celebrating its first year of existence with a symposium on film education from July 26 to 28, 2021 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in partnership with the EducaTIFF section of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF).   This European meeting will be divided in two parts, and it will be an opportunity to highlight the importance of film education in the school and extra-curricular life of young Europeans. On July 26...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Memoria" wins Cannes Jury Prize

Memoria is a film of exceptional quality directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul starring Tilda Swinton. Upon receiving the Jury Prize Weerasethakul said that the two of them have a fruiful collaboration that they will be continuing in future films.   Swinton plays Jessica Holland, an Englishwoman living in Medellín who runs a flowershop. She visits her sister who is in the hospital in Bogota and suddenly begins hearing a haunting booming noise. She has He...

Cannes Docs wrapped, Doc Day July 13

  Docs-in-Progress Docs-in-Progress offered an exclusive series of eight showcases of curated docs-in-progress in finalization stage, presented both online on our dedicated platform (6-9 July) and onsite in the Riviera 2 screening room at the Marché du Film (9-12 July).  The event opened with two online showcases: . Tuesday 6 - 14:30-15:15 | Showcase Sheffield Doc Fest Go to Event . Tuesday 6 - 16:15-17:30 | Showcas...

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Multi Award-Winning Documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians”

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Multi Award-Winning Documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians” For Audiences Everywhere September 21st, 2021 “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians” Offers a View Into The Magical World of Gibbons to VOD/Digital & Blu-Ray/DVD Audiences Across North America This Fall  Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North America rights to Emmy® Award winning filmmaker Alex M. Azmi (“To Climb a Gold M...

Cannes Special Screening "The Year Of The Everlasting Storm"

Anthony Chen's The Breakaway ©Festival de Cannes Cannes Special Screening: THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM:  Jafar PANAHI , Anthony CHEN , Malik VITTHAL , Laura POITRAS , Dominga SOTOMAYOR , David LOWERY , Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL Seven filmmakers made films for an anthology during the pandemic. They were presented at a special screening at Cannes. Producer NEON explained that the films are inspired by the work of...

Beckett by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, will open Piazza Grande

  © Yannis Drakoulidis - Netflix Beckett, the new film by Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, produced by Luca Guadagnino, is to open the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival in Piazza Grande on August 4. Following its premiere at the Festival, the film will also be available exclusively on Netflix from August 13. The opening ceremony of the 74th Locarno Film Festival will be held on Wednesday 4 August in Piazza Grande, the iconic open-air theater which w...

NEON has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival sensation A Chiara

NEON announced today that it has taken North American rights to Jonas Carpignano’s festival sensation A Chiara, which won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight section at Cannes.    The film marks the second time Carpignano takes the award, after previously winning for 2017’s A Ciambra, the second film in his Calabrian Trilogy.  Written by Carpignano, the drama stars Carmela Fumo, Claudio Rotolo and Swamy Rotolo. Ph...

JOE BELL rings true, somber for an America in transition

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent While Mark Wahlberg as JOE BELL, the grieving father who was initially ambivalent about his gay son Jadin, might seem a curious casting choice to some on the topic of bullying, it makes sense from the standpoint of where “Marky Mark” started out in life. Wahlberg, who turned 50 this year, is from Winter Hill gang-boss Whitey Bulger's birthplace Dorchester, Mass. The place was a notorious 1970's hotbed of racial and homoph...

2021 Comic-Con International: San Diego, to Be Held Online with 10 Taiwanese Comic Creations Building a "Future Island"

America’s biggest comic convention, Comic-Con International: San Diego, will be held on July 23rd-25th, as a free, online event, Comic-Con@Home. Featuring “Future Island,” Taiwan will present 10 comics and animation works of science fiction and an online talk for Comic-Con@Home 2021. All 10 works are included in the limited edition 2021 Taiwan Exhibit Guide, welcome to browse and download:    The online talk “Survival is the A...

7 Short Films selected for the 60th Semaine de la Critique are now on Festival Scope

    Sur Festival Scope | Du 15 au 21 juillet  On Festival Scope | From July 15 to 21 ...


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