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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

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. ...

L’Evenement - happening screening and Q&A at Viennale

Actress Ana Maria Vartolomei and director Audrey Diwan after a commended L’Evenement screening at The Viennale film festival event today. “Soul and mind together, with a small smile is a huge smile; the eyes, a look for her to escape”. Nesta Morgan The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world. Every October, the Viennale takes place in beautiful cin...

2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release

      It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners. full list here: http://www.bkkdoc.com/bkkdoc-awardwinners2021.html In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.&rd...

Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize

  Peccadillo Pictures MD to take over the role as festival looks to the future and 20th anniversary in 2026 and Alice Blanc also appointed to the Board     Tom Abell has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Iris Prize. The announcement was made prior to the 2021 Iris Awards in Cardiff, by outgoing Chair Andrew Pierce, who leaves the role after almost seven years.   Accepting the role, Tom Abell paid tribute to Andrew Pierce for all of his work in securing major...

Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Sundance Institute Vanguard Award Celebration Honoring Summer Of Soul director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and CODA director Siân Heder Celebration took place October 20, 2021                The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that it will present the 2021 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder for her work on her feature film CODA, and film...

Diane Warren brings smash-hit feel to open Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, NC

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Smoke machines opened last night’s 2021 Spotlight Award for Diane Warren in advance of the 12-time Best Song Oscar nominee’s arrival at the Caraway Village Drive In. Then, against the eerie artificial atmosphere, a sky-wide laser show tore open Warren’s lyrics sung by Celine Dion, Cher, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, and Rita Ora in a weave of colors above the marquee at the fourth annual Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill.  ...

Black Nights Stars 2021 welcomes eight emerging young talents

  Black Nights Stars, the initiative of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, has announced the young actors from the Baltic Sea region to participate in the programme this November. The Black Nights Stars programme is designed to bring together internationally operating casting directors and the emerging talent from the region to enhance their international visibility. The initiative aims to help the young talents from the Baltic Sea region to promote their talent outside their h...

Sundance Institute Names former TIFF executive Joana Vicente as new CEO

Jona Vicente Comes to Sundance Primed to Further Its Mission as a Fierce Advocate for Independent Artists That Inspire and Influence All Around the World   The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees announced today that it has named longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente as its next CEO. She joins the renowned media and arts nonprofit at a time of extraordinary growth and impact, in which it is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity...

Interview with Producer, Director and Writer Rob Schroeder over "Ultrasound" (2021) at MLFF

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Award Winning Producer, Director and Writer Rob Schroeder, whose credits include: “Sun Choke" (2015), "Uncle Kent" (2015), “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" (2014-2020) and “Rainbow Time” (2016), is the co-founder of Los Angeles based production company Lodger Films. Rob's latest film “Ultrasound” (2021), written by Conor Stechschulte, is a Sci-Fi thriller that deals with a lost driver, a married couple, a...

Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected IFTA Chairperson

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Chairperson and Board of Directors for the organization for the 2021-2023 term.  The elections took place by electronic ballot and the results were unveiled during IFTA’s Meeting of the Board of Directors on September 30. Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment, has been elected Chairperson.  The following seven individuals have been elec...

What jumped off the page for Matt Damon in THE LAST DUEL & red carpet footage

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Ridley Scott is back in action again as helmer of THE LAST DUEL, and this weekend at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater re-teamed stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck from GOOD WILL HUNTING walked the red carpet with Jodie Comer and Harriet Walter, to lift the curtain on this “based on actual events” period action thriller. The film opens from 20th Century Studios on Oct. 15 and features Adam Driver at his very best....

Interview with Actor Théo Christine for French biopic "Supremes" (2021)

One of the most compelling films I have seen in the past year was at the 74th Cannes Film Festival at the world premiere of the French film “Suprêmes” (2021). Produced by Nord-Ouest Films, directed by Audrey Estrougo (“An Ordinary Story”, 2014) and starring Sandor Funtek (“Blue is the Warmest Colour”, 2013; “Dheepan”, 2015) and Theo Christine (“How I Became A SuperHero," 2020; “War of the Worlds, 2019), this ...

Interview with Director Michael Ginthoer for "Beautiful Idiots" (2021) at 7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Award winning tragicomic documentary/mockumentary “Beautiful Idiots” (2021), written, directed, produced, and edited by Michael Ginthoer and starring David Auerbach is a coming-of-age story involving three men in the dusk of their life who travel to Greece to make a film about the economic crisis there in 2016 and end up filming a labyrinthian quest for the meaning of life through sacred numerology and the Fibonacci code. Reminiscent of the wit and satyr of Monty Python in th...

Interview with Founder & Festival Director, Shira Dubrovner, about Seventh Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Above photo: Festival Director Shira Dubrovner (left) and Director of Programming Paul Sbrizzi (right). MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierras held over Memorial Day weekend.   How did your career in film begin before creating this festival? SHIRA: I went to film school back in 1996 and worked in independent film and tele...

Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®

THE 94TH OSCARS®  SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, 2022, ON ABC  Emmy®-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022. “Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing a boundless energy and a...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Fourth Annual “Production Without Borders” Online Event on November 2, 2021

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Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Professionals, including E! Founder Larry Namer, FilmCapital.io’s Ali M. Aksu, Anteriya Films’ Anna Fishbeyn, Actor/Filmmaker Angelo Reyes, and Three-time Telly Award Winner Sue Vicory, with Moderator Reel360.com’s Colin Costello   Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the fourth annual "Production Without Borders” special event&n...

This year, the LUMIERE Bernard Chardère Prize will be attributed to Thierry Lounas

The passion for cinema can also be found between the pages of books, biographies, fine arts publications or film reviews. In this spirit, every year the Bernard Chardère Prize recognizes an illustrious critic, historian, author or publisher. The prize is named after the film critic and historian from Lyon Bernard Chardère, founder of Positif in 1952 and former managing director of the Lumière Institute in 1982... and who never left Lyon.   This year, the Bernar...

Bruno Chatelin Honoured with UN Supported Organization @Cannes Film Festival

  Bruno Chatelin, back home with his lifetime achievement award 9th Annual AFI World Peace Initiative honours "Bruno Chatelin" @Cannes Film Festival alongside the “Embrace Award” given to Two Time Oscar Nominee Barry Alexander Brown whilst Student Oscars Committee congratulates Founder working year-round for peace through film.   Founder HRH Princess Angelique A. Monet    Manuel de Collas LaRoche, Lorenzo Giovnelli, Michela Scolari Steph...

Interview with Director Michael Ginthoer for "Beautiful Idiots" (2021) at 7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Award winning tragicomic documentary/mockumentary “Beautiful Idiots” (2021), written, directed, produced, and edited by Michael Ginthoer and starring David Auerbach is a coming-of-age story involving three men in the dusk of their life who travel to Greece to make a film about the economic crisis there in 2016 and end up filming a labyrinthian quest for the meaning of life through sacred numerology and the Fibonacci code. Reminiscent of the wit and satyr of Monty Python in the 1980...

Key West Film Festival Announces “Golden Key For Costume Design” Honoring PAUL TAZEE Emmy &Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer

  KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SIXTH ANNUAL “GOLDEN KEY FOR COSTUME DESIGN” HONORING EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING  COSTUME DESIGNER PAUL TAZEWELL 2021 FESTIVAL RUNS NOVEMBER 17TH -21ST New York, NY- October 5, 2021 — The Key West Film Festival announced today the recipient of its sixth annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design, honoring Emmy and Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell.  ...

Competition juries for the 65th BFI London Film Festival

Phoebe Waller-Bridge leads the judging panel for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award, as shortlisted filmmakers are announced. Phoebe Waller-Bridge © Faye Thomas The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has announced its jury line-up for this year’s festival awards. The awards will be held virtually on Sunday 17 October at 16:00 on BFI YouTube and...

New Project Director at European Shooting Stars: Magdalena Gorgieva takes over from Karin Dix

  Magdalena Gorgieva (r.) takes over from Karin Dix After 22 years, Karin Dix is now passing the baton for the project director of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS to Magdalena Gorgieva. Karin has worked for EFP since 1999 and also been active as a producer and international distributor for theatre productions. EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS is one of EFP’s flagship programmes - a springboard for actors which was established and developed by Project Director Karin Dix from the very outset of the v...

Dilip Kumar, legendary Indian actor, dies at 98.

By Alex Deleon Dilip Kumar, one of Bollywood’s most revered actors has died. The Indian actor died Wednesday ,July 7, in a hospital in Mumbai after a long illness. He was 98. Kumar was known as the “Tragedy King.” because of the many heartbroken lovers he portrayed, which became his calling card during the Golden age of Hindi cinema.  His active career spanned five decades from 1944 to  1998 during which. time he appeared in over 160 films.    Among ...

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