Browsing: Festivals

No Spain’s 18th International De Cine, Las Palmas has announced the festival’s award winners: The Chinese film Xiao Gua Fu Cheng Xian Ji (The Widowed Witch), by Cai Chengjie, receives the Silver Lady Harimaguada; its director, the José Rivero Award for Best New Director and its actress,Tian Tian, the Best Actress Award The Iranian film No Date, No Signature, by Vahid Jalilvand, wins the Audience Award and Navid Mohammadzadeh, its leading actor, the Best Actor Award The co-production Mi amado, las montañas, by Alberto Martín Menacho receives the Best Short Film Award The 18th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International…

Besides the Oscars, the Cannes lineup announcement probably most feels like Christmastime for cinephiles everywhere. When festival director Thierry Frémaux finally reveals (usually at a painfully deliberate pace) the names of his guests at the most A-list of all festivals, you get – in one go – a pretty solid idea of what the best of world cinema has to offer for the rest of the year. Naturally it’s a moment as fraught with suspense as it is genuinely exciting. And so, before we learn who made the cut at #Cannes71 on April 12, let’s indulge in a little game…

Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller “Everybody Knows,” starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, is set to open the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned. “Everybody Knows” (“Todos Lo Saben”) will mark only the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodovar’s “Bad Education,” which kicked off the festival in 2004. It is also one of the few openers in recent memory not in either English or French. The festival will likely make an official announcement about the selection of “Everybody Knows” as the opening night film either later Wednesday or in the coming days.…

SEEfest, South East European Film Festival LA, is an important film festival for fans of international cinema. SEEfest growth over the last 13th years is just amazing and Vera Mijojlic, Founder and Director of the festival has managed to transform it from a small event to a major local film festival. To learn more about the upcoming SEEfest we had a video interview with Vera Mijojlic. https://vimeo.com/263033128 2018 SEEfest with the theme of “Passport to Trieste,” runs for 8 days from April 26 to May 3rd. SEEfest 13th will include film screenings, gala opening and closing events, international speakers, Q&A…

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The 42nd annual Cleveland International Film Festival will open next week, featuring 214 feature films and 253 shorts representing 72 countries. But the number Director of Programming Mallory Martin is most proud of is the percentage of female directors coming to CIFF, which runs Wednesday, April 4, through Sunday, April 15,  at Tower City Cinemas and other neighborhood screening locations: 108 short films and 79 feature films are directed by women. That’s 43 and 37 percent, respectively. “That’s well above the industry norm,” said Martin during a film festival preview at their Ohio City offices last month. In…

We are well aware of the scarce representation of blacks in Hollywood and television. And when we are highlighted on the big screens, many times it is not in the best light. One way to change this is to support films formed by black directors and producers or movies starring black actors. The Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival is a new formulation by filmmaker and writer/journalist Nia Hampton. The aim is to “center femme-identified people of color, calling for short films, abstract videos or moving image pieces that center on black femmes.” The event is slated to take place at…

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Jury President, Cate Blanchett kicks off in France May 8th, and in celebration of all the international hotness headed our way, here are three of the hottest movie pairings we could hope to see making their debut this year. From Scotland to England, and Spain to Denmark and the Netherlands, the multinational casts of these upcoming movies might take away your breath. Directed and written by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation); starring real-life husband and wife, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Barbara Lennie, Ricardo Darin and Inma Cuesta: Everybody Knows Psychological thriller wherein Cruz’s married (to Javier, duh!) with children, Spanish-born Laura…

There’s almost enough exposition before the main title appears in Don’t Leave Home to fill most movies. But writer-director Michael Tully dispatches that challenge with brisk economy, laying intriguing foundations for a story in which religion, urban legend, dreams and surreal waking nightmares collide in a landscape both beautiful and unsettling. While this twisty tale of an “evil miracle” connected to a self-exiled former priest ultimately withholds too much to resolve all of its enigmas, the atmospheric mood and persuasive performances keep you watching. It’s definitely on the more subdued end of the Irish horror spectrum, but that shouldn’t keep it from…

The Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday revealed the feature film lineup for its 17th edition, which is set to take place in April in New York. The festival’s closing-night film will be the world premiere of Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus’ documentary The Fourth Estate, which follows The New York Times as it covers Donald Trump’s first year as president. That screening will be followed by a conversation with Garbus and the Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet, Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and Washington investigative correspondent Mark Mazzetti. The Fourth Estate is set to air as…

The Cannes Film Festival forever fascinates with its flavor. The festival’s unwavering method that the French themselves are famous for, has held the festival flying high. Every January, the festival announces the chairman of its international jury. Cate Blanchett, it will be this year, the Australian actress renowned for movies like Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Blue Jasmine, which fetched her an Oscar for best actress. And of course, three weeks before the festival starts, the titles are announced at a Paris press conference. This year, Cannes’ 71st edition begins on May 8,…

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