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Film Adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Best-Selling Novel Stars ‘Shang-Chi’s’ Simu Liu

Simu Liu  Photo credit : Miller Mobley   Highland Film Group announced today the company has locked distribution deals in key international territories in all media for the romance One True Loves, starring red hot Simu Liu, who currently stars in Marvel’s box-office smash Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film also stars Emmy and Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Luke Bracey (Netflix’s Holidate) and is the film adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid&rsquo...

Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour wins Audience Choice Award at the 11th annual Arlington Int'l Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival  will run November 4- 14, 2021 Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2014 AIFF was awarded the Community Recognition Award by the Arlington Martin Luther King Committee, in 2013 the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts and ...

Enough! Lebanon's darkest hour premieres in Paris; Daizy Geden to speak in Panel on Lebanon's revolution

The film is part of of the FOCUS « THAWRA » (REVOLUTION) at the second edition of the LEBANESE FILM FESTIVAL IN FRANCE. Daizy will speak in the panel dedicated to“Social and political revolt: what impact and what future for Lebanese culture and cinema?” Followed by an exchange with the public   Participants: Michelle Keserwany, Philippe Aractingi, Salim Saab, Daizy Gedeon Moderation: Michel Abouchahla, president of the weekly cinema magazine: ...

Tehran International Short Film Festival Joins Academy Award® qualifying fests

IYCS public relations reports according to Tehran times, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved registration the Tehran International Short Film Festival as an event whose awards can qualify a film for the Academy Awards®, the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) that is the main organizer of the festival announced recently. “We were informed that the festival will be a gate to the Oscars late last week. Meanwhile, there are few festivals in Asia having this hon...

Yelena Popovic’s ‘Man of God’ Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis – A Global Success Story

Just weeks since the August 26 theatrical release of Yelena Popovic’s “Man of God,” the film has reported ticket sales of over 272,000 to watch the international production, setting box office records in cinemas across Greece and Cyprus.  Starring Mickey Rourke, Alexander Petrov and Aris Servetalis, “Man of God” won its second Audience Award at the 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in May, confirming that the film speaks to the he...

Nest, San Sebastian Festival's competitive section for short films by film school students worldwide, turns twenty in 2021

A publication, a podcast, a commemorative video, masterclasses and Zinemaldia + Plus screenings to celebrate Nest’s 20th anniversary Filmmakers Céline Sciamma, Laura Wandel, Mina Fitzpatrick, Inês de Lima, Kiro Russo and Óscar Vincentelli will participate in the activities, as will the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola alumni Noemí Cuetos and Marcela Hinojosa Nest, San Sebastian Festival's competitive section for short films by film school students world...

The documentary series 'Raphaelismo', a Movistar+ original, will be presented at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition

The Movistar+ Gala will take place on Sunday 19 at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre with the presence of Raphael and the exclusive preview of one episode The documentary series Raphaelismo, a Movistar+ original, will be presented at San Sebastian Festival’s 69th edition, to run from September 17-25. Its release on the platform is scheduled for 2022. The series brings an intimate portrait of the artist’s successes, secrets, fears and dreams, including unseen audiovisual footage, m...

Bread & Dementia @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Bread & Dementia, directed by Kaveh Azizi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Flasher @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Flasher, directed by Pantea Mehdinia at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Closed Circuit @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Closed Circuit directed by Milad Rezae at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Demonstration @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Demonstration directed by Henrik Johansson at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Hiss...! @] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Hiss...! directed by Morteza Fadaei at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Entangled @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Entangled directed by Sam Javadi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

One More Kiss @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

One More Kiss directed by Aydin Aryainejad at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

KulbarF @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

KulbarF with Hossein Soleimani, Hossein Mehri, at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20 to 26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Drown @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

Drown with Javad Ezati, Amir Aghaei, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Pantea Bahram, at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

The Slaughterhouse @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

The Slaughterhouse with Hossein Fathi and Mani Haghigh at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

47 @ 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

47 with Ladan Mostofi and Mehdi Ahmadi at the [virtual] 14th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco. September 18-19, 2021. The on-Demand [VOD] option is also available from September 20-26, 2021. Tickets on Sale Now. www.IranianFilmFestival.org  

Splendid Land by Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing: a succesful start on the festival circuit

Splendid Land is a china / Greece production shot in 2021  (documentary short film 21 minutes)' shot by Eleni Vlassi & Huaqing Jin The film reveals the beauties of the wonderful land of Xinjiang, China and its ancient customs through the eyes of a musician pursuing the Mukam music and the spectacular landscape. Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is a landlocked autonomous region of the People's Republic of China&nb...

Splendid Land - the documentary makes a succesfull entry on the film festivals circuit

The Greek co director  Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing  captured the memory of Xinjiang from an old man. The China-Greece co-production documentary Splendid Land, directed by Eleni Vlassi & Jin Huaqing, won the Best International Short Documentary Award and the Audience Award, in the International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra & Awards and the International Film Festival of Crete, which took place in Crete from 7 till 21 August 2021. This film presents the wonde...

TIFF Director interviewed: Michael McGowan for ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

ALL MY PUNY SORROWS TIFF 2021 With Director: Michael McGowan   Michael McGowan  Michael McGowan’s touching adaptation of Miriam Toews’ beloved novel about two sisters boasts a fine cast led by Alison Pill and Sarah Gadon. Michael  is a Toronto-born writer and director for film and television. His feature films Saint Ralph (04), One Week (08), Score: A Hockey Musical (10), and Still Mine (12) all played the Festival. ...

TIFF Director interviewed: Neus Ballús for ODD-JOB MEN

  THE ODD-JOB MEN TIFF 2021 With Director: Neus Ballús  Photo by By Guillem Medina - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0   INTERVIEW by Emmanuel Itier Q: So, where did this idea about this unique movie come from?   Neus: The inspiration for this film comes from my step-father who is a plumber. He always told me about his strange stories that happened with some of his customers. I found them very weird and very revealing about human relationship. He has access to...

TIFF Director interviewed: Wi Ding Ho for TERRORIZERS

TERRORIZERS TIFF 2021 IN CONVERSATION with Director: Wi Ding Ho   By Emmanuel Itier   Q: What was the inspiration for this film and what were your intentions making it?   Wi: I’m a filmmaker and I like telling engaging stories. So many movies are so linear today. But when you read a book there is a notion of going back and forth. I wanted to try to do something not linear, not predictable, not necessarily structured with a 3 acts construction and an obvious protago...

Arclight Films has locked distribution deals for the comedy Queen bees

Arclight Films’ chairman Gary Hamilton announced today the company has locked distribution deals in key international territories in all media for the comedy-drama Queen Bees, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Ann-Margret and James Caan.      Directed by Michael Lembeck and written by Donald Martin, Arclight Films has sold the rights to Queen Bees to MGM for the territories of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Iceland, UK, Middle East, Gree...

Venice Production Bridge (VPB) Wrapped, with significant increase in professional attendance

Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects - held from September 2nd to 7th, 2021, during the 78. Venice International Film Festival, has successfully wrapped. Above all we wish to express our thanks to all of the 2.001 Industry delegates who made the trip to Venice (or joined online). This is an increase of 52,16% compared to last years' edition. The Venice Production Bridge gave space to the film ...

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