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FOCUS ON RUSSIA at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Russia and Italy relaunch the dialogue on cooperation From 4 to 6 September, a series of events FOCUS ON RUSSIA took place as a part of the business program of the 78th Venice International Film Festival – Venice Production Bridge –with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of Italy, ROSKINO, ANICA SERVIZI and Istituto Luce Cinecittà. For the first time the festival became a platform of professional Russian-Italian ...

A Passage to his Pinnacle: Satyajit Ray Centenary Year Relook at the Master’s ‘Ghare Baire’ (1984)

  Babu Subramanian     Swatilekha Chatterjee (Sengupta) & Victor Banerjee in ‘Ghare Baire’   Even before Satyajit Ray made history with his first film ‘Pather Panchali’ in 1955, he had written a script based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel published in 1916, “Ghare Baire” (The Home and the World) [1], that was to have been directed by a friend Harisadhan Dasgupta according to the official website of Ray [2]. ...

Festival selections confirmed so far for Zero Gravity by Thomas Verrette

28 important festival selections announced so far for Zero Gravity one of the Best for Fests! CINEQUEST 2021 world Premiere ---------------------------------   WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 16 April 2021 --------------------------------- OTB | Only The Best Film Awards May 31, 2021 ---------...

'The Sound of us' opens the Bozeman Film Celebration

The Sound of Us documentary feature by Chris Gero: BZN OPENING NIGHT FILM & WORLD PREMIERE Join us Thursday September 9th in The Crawford Theater at 5 PM for Our Opening Night Film Fund Gala!! Catered by Plonk Catering & emceed by brilliant comedian Bassem Youssef, and joined by MSU film student senior pitches, we will host the world premiere of The Sound of Us followed by a brief Q&A ...

Bozeman Film Celebration Closing Night Film: The First Step, Documentary Feature

  DOCUMENTARY FEATURE CLOSING NIGHT FILM The First Step by Brandon Kramer Join us Sunday September 12, at 7PM in the Crawford Theater for our Closing Night of BZN2021, supported by Shonkinite. Live Q&A with Brandon Kramer & Louis Reed and cocktail party by Plonk Catering to follow. Purchase Tickets SYNOPSI...

Catalan Films in Venice

CATALAN FILMS AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2021 September, 1 - 11 | Venice, Italy VENEZIA 78 COMPETITION OFFICIAL COMPETITION Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat ...

Russia at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

  The industrial platform of the Venice International Film Festival Venice Production Bridge will focus on Russia for the first time in history. A series of events will gather leading Russian and Italian industry professionals as part of the festival’s business program. Besides that, Russia is widely presented in competition and parallel programs of the festival itself. Evgenia Markova, ROSKINO CEO: «Significant Russian presence at festivals started at the Cannes Film F...

VR Treats in Venice

La Biennale di Venezia /78th Venice International Film Festival /   Glimpse, from Academy Award-winner Benjamin Cleary and Michael O’Connor, the story of a panda voiced by Taron Egerton (Elton John in Rocketman), completes the In-Competition line-up of the Venice VR Expanded section of the 78th VIFF   Glimpse (UK, France, Ireland; 22’), from Irish filmmakers Benjamin Cleary (Academy Award-winning director of the short film Stutterer, 2015) and Michael O’Connor, ...

Interview with Director: Justine Bateman for Violet at TIFF

“VIOLET” TIFF 2021 With Director: Justine Bateman Interview by Emmanuel Itier Q: Where did the idea come from and the genesis for this unique picture?   Justine: I wrote this script in 2011 and during these years I had made a lot of “fear based” decisions, just enough to feel I wasn’t being myself. When I work through that I realized a few things. If I thoughts about the fears as if somebody else was saying them to me instead of being my own,...

Test screening in Kastelorizzo of the new Doc: ENOUGH! Lebanon's darkest hour

Daizy Gedeon presenting on stage her new documentary which exposes the state of corruption at the highest levels in Lebanon, and the cause for the terrible situation in lebanon. the film was extremely warmly received and followed by a Q&A   ...

Official selections at THREE international animation film festivals.

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I hope that all is well with you. It has been a fruitful couple of weeks at HawkMedia Studios. Two of our short animation films are official selections at THREE international film festivals. MOTHER EARTH – from the womb to the tomb – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the Warsaw Animation Film Festival in Warsaw, POLAND. PLUS AND MINUS CREATION – AN ANIMATION FILM is an official selection of the BUEIFF film festival in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA. PLUS AND MINUS CREA...

2021 festival photos

  Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos of our 2021 festival by Adrienne Row-Smith! Adrienne snapped awesome shots of the Kimberly Sunstrum x Hingman Leung live music + film performance, our technicians hard at work, and Q&As with filmmakers from the New Visions and Moving Images programs! Photos here: https://bit.ly/3sGT79N ...

Beijing Film Academy’s BFA Century Group Sets First-of-its-Kind Partnership with Stars Collective and Starlight

Peter Luo - Starlight Media and Weike Le - BFA Beijing Film Academy (BFA), recognized as the premier film academy in Asia, through its educational institute BFA Century Group, has established an official partnership with Peter Luo’s Stars Collective Program and Starlight, that establishes academic and educational projects in the global film industry; cultivates global talents; explores and promotes cutting-edge film production technology; and incubates global films with diversity a...

Venice Film Festival_Three Special Screenings complete the Line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival

Three Special Screenings complete the line-up of the 78th Venice Film Festival: Ricostruire insieme – Biennale Architettura 2021 by Graziano Conversano and Ges – 2 by Nastia Korkia (documentaries about Architecture) and Pietro il grande by Antonello Sarno, a tribute to photojournalist Pietro Coccia   Three Special Screenings are added to and complete the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021) of La Biennale di Venezia, ...

SPECIAL SCREENING of Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin

Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, presented by Nicolas Winding Refn, a new addition to the Special Screenings of the 78th Venice Film Festival   Inferno rosso. Joe D’Amato sulla via dell’eccesso, a documentary by Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin, presented by Nicolas Winding Refn, about filmmaker Aristide Massaccesi known as Joe D’Amato, joins the line-up of Special Screenings at the 78th...

Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore 'A Portrait of Ennio Morricone', Out of Competition in Venice

    La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that the line-up of the 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021 will include, Out of Competition, Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore, a comprehensive portrait of Ennio Morricone, well-known and beloved all over the world, among the most influential and prolific musicians of the twentieth century, the winner of two Academy Awards® and composer of over 500 unforgettable movie soundtracks.   The documentary tells his story in ...

Aspen Wheeler Opera House announces the returnof Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

WHEELER OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE COMING IN AUGUST – FIRST SHOW SINCE MARCH 2020   After reopening for community rentals in May, the Wheeler Opera House is thrilled to announce that it will resume its own programming with Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. The show will be coming to the Wheeler on Friday, August 27 at 7:30 PM with full seating c...

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative

Cinemasthan in Rajasthan: A RIFF Film Club initiative Cinemasthan is an Online Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming platform initiated by RIFF Film Club. Cinemasthan primarily focusses on Rajasthani Language content, and also offers Short Films, Music Video Albums, Feature films, Documentary Films, Animation Films & Regional Films, from India and abroad. Cinemasthan is Rajasthan's first local OTT Platform which has a highly evolved video streaming technology and pays high attention to t...

AFI FEST 2021 will open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s Tick Tick Boom

  AFI FEST 2021 will take place November 10–14. The 35th edition of the festival will open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut, the film is based on the autobiographical musical by “Rent” playwright Jonathan Larson and stars Academy Award® nominee and Tony Award® winner Andrew Garfield.   This year’s hybrid festival will feature bo...

LEGOLAND Movie World - opened for business!

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT: BUCKLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDES!!! In the Spring 2020, we all were ready to celebrate the brand new opening of the ‘The LegoMovie World’ (https://www.legoland.com/california/things-to-do/theme-park/the-lego-movie-world/ )… but, the pandemic happened! Jump to one year later and finally, we were able to partake in the launch of Emmet’s immersive world of the hit movie coming to life! The most breathtaking experience is definitely ‘Emmet...

Pitching Lab at Beyond Borders Festival : The Final 20 entries

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Project Selection Suggestions   Proposed order of pitching days   Day 1 Women of the Arab Spring Greek Female Photographers – An Unknown Saga GO & SEE Stories of a lie Carlito (or How I Became a Dog Abuser)   Day 2 Sonaturi Sound System Movements of the Spirit-Mind End of season The Kilit The big top of AMAR   Day 3 A century of resistance My Grandmother's Sister Through the f...

Belgian film La Civil is to open 48th Film Fest Ghent

La Civil, the fiction debut of the Belgian-Romanian Teodora Ana Mihai, is the official opening film of the 48th edition of Film Fest Ghent, which rolls out the red carpet on 12 October. The gripping drama about a Mexican mother whose daughter is abducted by a drug cartel had its world premiere at the Cannes film festival, where it won the Prix du Courage. The film is a compelling, fictionalised portrait of everyday reality, including the increased violence against civilians in Mexico, and give...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T premiere in Los Angeles with stunning Jennifer Hudson

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent All you need to know is one quote from Aretha Louise Franklin, the subject of biopic RESPECT starring Jennifer Hudson from United Artist Releasing that opens on Friday the 13th. “Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.” Those words truly capture the fierce energy that was Aretha, from her top charting Billboard hits, “...

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