Browsing: Festivals

Auth The first Danube Film Festival (DFF) was officially opened yesterday with the screening of the film that also opened the Cannes Film Festival called “Everyone Knows” by Asghar Farhadi, staring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. At the first DFF, a total of 35 films made by the filmmakers from 10 Danube countries will take place in different locations. The Festival’s guest host is Jugoslav Pantelic, the Yugoslav Cinematheque Director and Artistic Director of FEST, with eight films competing, including the Hungarian “The Whiskey Bandit” by Nimrod Antal, “The Lemonade# by Romanian director Joanna Uricaru, “The Interpreter” by Martin Sulik…

It’s been a year since Cristyn Steward launched the Columbus Black International Film Festival. Does running a film festival get easier in its second year? In a word: No. “It’s easier in terms of navigating what needs to get done and how and when,” Steward says. “This year it was more of that. I know what needs to go into this to make this great, so what can I add to it to make it better?” But she says things became more challenging because the festival is growing. “We have more films, we have more people interested in what we’re…

The 7th edition of the Persian International Film Festival, which will be held in the Australian cities of Sidney and Melbourne, has announced the official lineup. The Sidney program will be held from August 30 to September 2 and Melbourne will host the festival from September 6 to 9, the organizers have said. “A Man of Integrity”, a drama by Mohammad Rasulof, will open the festival, which will go on with “Redhead” directed by Karim Lakzadeh, “Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh, and “Advantage” by Mohamad Kart. https://youtu.be/LNtKDFzWw5U “Disappearance” by Ali Asgari, “The Charmer” by Milad Alam, “Privacy” by Ahmad Moazzemi, and…

he rising tide of titles continued Wednesday as the Toronto International Film Festival released a fresh batch of program announcements ahead of this year’s event, which runs from Sept. 6 to 16. Leading the way are 19 titles in the Canadian Features section, including nine films directed by women, six debut features and three world premieres that showcase indigenous talent. Those are Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s “Edge of the Knife,” the first feature-length film made in the endangered language of Haida; Darlene Naponse’s “Falls Around Her,” starring renowned Métis actor Tantoo Cardinal; and Miranda de Pencier’s “The Grizzlies,” a…

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its upcoming roster of films, which includes the North American premiere of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. The festival, which takes place in September, will see the premiere of Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk as well as Damien Chazelle’s Ryan Gosling-led First Man, marking both directors’ followups to their Best Picture hot contenders (in Jenkins’ case, winner) from two years back. Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carrell’s drug addiction drama Beautiful Boy will also premiere. Robert Pattinson will be seen in High Life, Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo and Michelle Rodriguez will appear in Widows, and Julia…

For eighteen days in August, MIFF is once again a film lover’s Christmas. Running August 2–19 at cinemas all over the Melbourne CBD, here’s a quick look at some highlights of the 2018 program. The opening night film is a promising one: American actor-turned-director Paul Dano’s debut film Wildlife, starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal and Australian teenager Ed Oxenbould, charts the collapse of a 1960s American family. It received great reviews at the recent Cannes, and it’s good to see Oxenbould getting a foothold on the world stage. Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda brings two new films, including his Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters.…

Nollywood is on my mind and it’s for a heartwarming reason. This Made-in-Lagos industry caught the attention of the world last week in a very significant way. First, two of its illustrious stakeholders – Femi Odugbemi, cerebral filmmaker; arrowhead of IRep International Documentary Film Festival and the man that will drive Multichoice’s Talent Factory as well as star actor Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde were invited into the new set of cineastes from across the globe to join the Academy of Motion Picture Association as voting members. In other words, Femi and Omotola now have voting rights in determining which films and filmmakers…

Filmmakers from all over the world were honored at the 13th Cyprus International Film Festival (Cyiff) awards ceremony held at Palia Ilektriki in Paphos on Sunday evening. Short and feature films of all genres competed in main categories including, ‘Cyiff got talent’ for first and second time filmmakers and a veteran’s category for more experienced filmmakers. Cyiff actively supports new and emerging filmmakers and women in film. Véronique Mériadec with her film ‘A Thousand Pieces’ (France) won numerous categories in the ‘Golden Aphrodite Awards’ for film makers competing with their first feature film, including the golden Aphrodite for the best…

“Blockage”, an acclaimed drama by Iranian director Mohsen Qarai, will be competing in the 36th Munich International Film festival – Filmfest Munchen, which will run from June 28 to July 7. The film, which shared the best film award in the New Currents category at the Busan International Film Festival with “After My Death” by Kim Uiseok from South Korea in 2017, will be screened in the International Independents competition, the organizers have announced. https://youtu.be/gXHbO7IcFYA The film is about Qasem, a young man who is working at Tehran Municipality and his job is to prevent vendors from selling their merchandise…

Pera Museum begins the summer season with the “On the Beach” movie program. With movies from 1951 to the present day from Turkish and world cinema, the program offers a wide selection of examples from classic and current cinema. Addressing the beach as a space, “On the Beach” is being held in parallel with “Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches.” It focuses on the transformation from the sea bath to the beach in the 1870s and the 20th century at the Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute. The movies shown within the scope of the program indicate…

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