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Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Speakers announced for Wildscreen Science in Storytelling

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Wildscreen brings together world-renowned scientists and wildlife filmmakers for science communications summit in Bristol   Wildscreen will host a brand new one-day hybrid event in Bristol on 12 March that will bring together scientists and filmmakers from the wildlife film and TV industry to discuss the impact of communicating scientific research and knowledge effectively on screen.    Science in Storytelling, which takes place at the Bristol Beacon, w...

Donna de Varona, sports journalist to be honored with the 2024 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award

  New York Festivals® Television & Film Awards will honor trailblazing sports journalist, Olympic champion, and award-winning broadcasting pioneer, Donna de Varona with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.   The New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders, innovators, and driving forces in the broadcast industry whose accomplishments have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award...

VIDEO Interview with Min Bahadur Bham, director of SHAMBHALA my pick for this year's Golden Bear

  (A still of Thinley Lhamo from Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham, © Aditya Basnet / Shooney Films)   By Lindsay R. ''Lulu'' Bellinger Shambhala is a glorious exploration of womanhood, being true to one's self and determination. Thinley Lhamo's riveting and subtle portrayal of Pema is so gentle yet strong. I would not be at all disappointed if she won the Silver Bear for best leading performance. Pema becomes the wife of Tashi and his two ...

VIDEO: The Tanzanian film director Cece Mlay commenting on her new documentary "The empty grave"

The Tanzanian film director Cece Mlay commenting on her new documentary "The empty grave" she coproduced with Agnes Lisa Wegner about the bloody history of German collonial killing in Tanzania.   The film team of “The Emoty Grave” at the @berlinale world premiere! Priscilla Mlay (better known as Cece by her creative family) is a passionate storyteller who has been a part of creative teams that bring stories to life on various media platform...

Katja Riemann on her role in the new film by German director Kilian Riedhof : "Stella. One Life"

Katja Riemann talks about her role in the new film by German director Kilian Riedhof. In "Stella.a life" by Alice Kanterian Riemann plays the mother of Stella Goldschlag and the action is based in the 40 in Nazi Germany. It is the true story of Jewish jazz enthusiast Stella Goldschlag (Paula Beer) who is denouncing other Jews in order to save her parents who are also musicians from deportation to Auschwitz. The film is based on researches and is also questioning says Rie...

VIDEO Interview with Swiss co-director Carmen Jaquier. for her Panorama Premiere of "Les Paradis de Diane"

by Alice Kanterian during Berlinale / EFM 2024 The reception at the Swiss Embassy was dedicated to Swiss Films lead by Mr. Ruffo, the new Director of Swiss Films but an also an internationally well connected media expert.  Among the highlighted films was  "Les paradis de Diane-Paradises of Diane" which runs in the prestigious Panorama section. Alice Kanterian also spoke with co-director Carmen Jaquier.  ...

VIDEO: Swiss Film Managing Director Nicola RUFFO interviewed at Berlinale 74

Interview with Nicola RUFFO (Managing Director SWISS FILMS) by Alice Kanterian during Berlinale / EFM 2024 The reception was dedicated to Swiss Films and so Mr. Ruffo, who is not only the new Director of Swiss Films but an also an internationally well connected media expert is an acknowledged interdisciplinary networker in the field of film, digital media and innovation presented the Swiss films. Among them "Gloria!" the only Swiss film in the oficial competition with the premiere on ...

VIDEO Interview of Carmen Jaquier for her Panorama Premiere of "Les Paradis de Diane"

Interview by Alice Kanterian A woman strolls through the bustling streets of Benidorm in Spain. She is alone and carrying nothing except a bag from the pharmacy. Diane has abandoned her newborn child and her boyfriend Martin in a maternity ward in Zurich. As night falls over Benidorm, the streets are lit by neon lights and Diane’s shadow moves to the rhythm of the city. Her quiet, impenetrable escape raises questions: What is she looking for in this foreign world? Among the pac...

Interview with Celia Aniskovich for Taking Back the Groove premiering at SBIFF

TAKING BACK THE GROOVE SBIFF 2024 With Director: Celia Aniskovich By Emmanuel Itier Taking Back the Groove reintroduces the world to Bronx-born ’80s disco superstar Richie Weeks. A writer, singer, and producer who was compared to Quincy Jones at his height, Richie created quintessential New York Disco and performed in the likes of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage, all while maintaining day jobs as a postal worker and bricklayer. His mega-hit Rock Your World made it to #1 on the dance char...

VIDEO: SBIFF 24 Filmmakers interviewed on the red carpet before the Jeffery Wright Montecito Award

Video by Marc Bennett and Guy Kennedy. Jeffrey Wright has been honored with the Montecito Award at the 39th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Wright received the award on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at an in-person conversation about his career leading up to this year’s performance in Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios’ AMERICAN FICTION, written and directed by Cord Jefferson. Wright has received lead actor nominations from the Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Gold...

VIDEO: SBIFF 2024 - Heather Graham Closing Night Film "Chosen Family" Red Carpet Interviews

Chosen Family is a 2024 American comedy-drama film, written and directed by Heather Graham. It stars Graham, Julia Stiles, Thomas Lennon, Michael Gross, Andrea Savage and John Brotherton... It had its world premiere at the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on closing night February 17 Video by Marc Bennett and Guy Kennedy.   ...

VIDEO: Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese

The Berlinale presented today this year’s Honorary Golden Bear to to Martin Scorsese: a filmmaker who has constantly pushed the medium toward uncharted paths. With a body of work spanning six decades and over fourty features, running the gamut from crime epics to animated features and religious dramas, Martin Scorsese has revolutionised the medium, and reinvented himself with every new film. His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films), is a vivid and...

VIDEO Richard Paradise interviewed on his 6 festivals at Martha's Vineyard

Richard Paradise : Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival founder in interview at Ritz Carlton Berlin, during Berlinale 2024 Filmfestivals.com late Sandy Mandelberger had interviewed Richard some 18 years ago, Richard's passion is intact! Check the interview!   ...

VIDEO Interview with Greg Reitman Blue Water Film Festival founder

Meet our friend Greg Reitman : two hats and one passion for film as a Filmmaker and Festival founder of The Blue Water Film Festival in San Diego CA. Interview by Bruno Chatelin during Berlinale 2024.   Watch the Festival Trailer   Greg Reitman producer of the Sundance Audience Award Winner doc Fuel (2008) Greg Reitman (May 10, 1971) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. He is best known for directing, producing an...

VIDEO: Michel NOLL interviewed on his 6 film festivals

Find out about the 6 festivals Michel Noll has launched in this Interview at MGB during EFM 2024 (by Bruno Chatelin). Michel Noll (born 10 May 1949) is a French television director and producer. Born in Cologne in Germany, Noll has lived in France for more than 40 years. After reading Economics and Sociology at the University of Cologne in Germany, he became a producer/director of television programmes when, in 1977, he joined TELECIP in Paris, then the leading ...

VIDEO Ted Chalmers back to MGB with his Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films companies

Ted Chalmers has been involved with the sales and distribution of such well-known films as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, HELLRAISER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, ONE FALSE MOVE, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, SOCIETY and EVIL DEAD 2. Most recently was also Senior VP of Media Brokerage for ICAP Media/Moving Pictures, a division of ICAP Plc. He both founded Summer Hill Entertainment and TomCat Films. Bruno Chatelin sat down with Ted at the end of a b...

Interview with Lisa D’Apolito director of SHARI AND LAMB CHOP selected at SBIFF

Interview by Emmanuel Itier: With Director: Lisa D’Apolito for SHARI AND LAMB CHOP.   Television star Shari Lewis broke nw ground in the 50’s and 60’s with her ventriloquism and beloved puppet: ‘Lamb Chop’. Now, director Lisa D’Apolito, who brought us the brilliant ‘Love, Gilda’, is bringing for a very emotional portrait of Lisa and now she truly revolutionized children tv shows. This film brought tears to my eyes as it reminded be ...

10 european shooting stars 2024 lived this unforgettable moment on the Berlinale Red Carpet

  f.l.t.r.: Džiugas Grinys (Lithuania), Valentina Bellè (Italy), Katharina Stark (Germany), Suzy Bemba (France), Salome Demuria (Georgia), Margarita Stoykova (Bulgaria), Asta Kamma August (Sweden), Thibaud Dooms (Belgium), Éanna Hardwicke (Ireland) and Kamila Urzędowska (Poland); Photo: Harald Fuhr The European Shooting Stars 2024 were welcomed on stage at the Berlinale Palast by German actress Corinna Harfouch, starring in this year’s competition entry Dying&nb...

VIDEO: Teresa Cavina joins Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival as new Artistic Director,

                          Second Edition set for 22nd June - 30th June 2024 in Valletta, Malta   Superb launch reception of the Malta mediterannee film festivalat iconic Berlin Adlon Kempinski Hotel during Berlinale 2024. A passionate introduction by Malta Film Commissionner Johann Grech and the newly appointed Festival Veteran : Teresa Cavina who joins as Artistic Director of the festival. Enjoy their presentation and welc...

VIDEO: Interview with IMZ Avant Premiere Secretary General Max Beckham-Ortner

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin got to speak with Max Beckham-Ortner: IMZ General Secretary, the organizer of the AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET 2024 in Berlin, during Berlinale. Max offered some time from his busy opening day as we wanted to understand and share the synergies with EFM attendees! Watch what he had to say and learn about the very successfull event which runs in paralell to EFM and is dedicated to live performing arts, music and ballet...     ...

VIDEO : 2024 SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti

SBIFF 2024 Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti ...

VIDEO Interview Andrei Cohn romanian director of Holy Week in Berlinale 74 forum selection

World premiere in Berlinale Forum section 133 minutes : Romania / Switzerland 2024 A film by Andrei Cohn with Doru Bem, Nicoleta Lefter, Ciprian Chiricheș, Mario Gheorghe Dinu, Ana Cioneta Leiba lives with his wife Sura and their son Eli in a village located within a Romanian landscape so beautiful it could be a painting. The Jewish family runs the village inn, a meeting point for travellers and the village community at the end of the 19th century. At first glance, the people that eat and dri...

VIDÉO: Oscar Nominees - Women's Panel at 2024 SBIFF

  2024 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WOMEN’S PANEL MODERATED BY MADELYN HAMMOND PANELISTS FEATURED: Maite Alberdi (THE ETERNAL MEMORY) - Director/Producer Karen Hartley-Thomas (GOLDA) - Hair and Make-up Laura Karpman (AMERICAN FICTION) - Composer Diane Warren (FLAMIN’ HOT) - Songwriter Julie Zachary (NIMONA) - PGA and Head of Production at Annapurna Animation Quotes from the Panel: JULIE ZACHARY - Nimona ...

Meet the Institute of Documentary Film delegates in Berlink

Institute of Documentary Film delegates Anna Kaslová Ex Oriente Film documentary laboratory and East Doc Forum Manager, and Ivana Formanová KineDok Manager are heading to Berlinale. They’ll be there from Saturday, February 17 till Thursday 22. Don’t hesitate to schedule a meeting. And don’t miss a screening of IDF Alumni film I’m Not Everything I Want to Be.   ...

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