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Venice Film Fest Remakes Market With New Co-Production Program

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
For its 73rd edition, the Venice International Film Festival is revamping its market, outdoor venue and awards program. The Venice Film Market, entering its fifth year, will revitalize its offerings with a new Venice Production Bridge, focusing on the ...
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Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury

Broadway World - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (August 31 - September 10, 2016), which will assign the ...

Sam Mendes to Lead Venice Film Festival Jury

TheWrap - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Mendes, the filmmaker behind “American Beauty” and the James Bond movies “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” was chosen as the president of the international jury of the competition by the Biennale di Venezia board of directors, based on a recommendation by the ...
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Ex-director of Asia's top film fest charged with fraud - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The row prompted a group of 100 prominent overseas cineastes including the directors of the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals to issue a rare open letter in February, condemning the “political pressure” being brought to bear on the festival ...

Belmont World Film to celebrate 15 years

Wicked Local - ‎5 hours ago‎
“Neon Bull” was an award winner at both the Venice and Toronto International film festivals. The main character, Iremar, works the vaquejadas, a traditional sport similar to rodeo from the rural northeast of Brazil and Brazil's second highest grossing ...
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Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

Japan Today - ‎21 hours ago‎
Officials of the Busan International Film Festival say the feud between organizers and the host city Busan, its largest financial sponsor, started two years ago when the festival's program displeased government officials.

Venice Film Market Revamps and Rebrands Itself as Innovative Projects Mart

Variety - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Venice Film Festival's Venice Film Market is rebranding as the Venice Production Bridge, a mart mainly dedicated to original projects and works-in-progress.

Visaaranai: Samuthirakani receives his first National Award for best supporting role

India Today - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Vetrimaaran has directed the film, which has been screened in many International Film Festivals. Visaaranai was notably the first Tamil film to be screened at Venice International Film Festival. The film stars Attakathi ...
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Exclusive: Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Announces Rich African Pictures Program Lineup of Features and ...

Indie Wire (blog) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
In 2012, SIFF (the Seattle International Film Festival) was the recipient of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences multi-year grant for its African Pictures program - a total of $150,000 over a three-year period - funds that would go towards ...

Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival opens May 6

Gusto - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival is the third oldest continuously running festival of its kind in the United States - three years behind San Francisco's, and only one year behind Philadelphia's.

New York African Film Festival opens with 'Tanna'

Screen Africa (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
On opening night of the 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will shine a spotlight on an unknown corner of the African diaspora - the South Pacific - with an outstanding film, Tanna. Stars from the diaspora, including Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes ...
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Terrence Malick's The Voyage of Time will be released in IMAX this fall

The Verge - ‎May 1, 2016‎
As The Film Stage points out, a fall release points to a likely premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival or Venice Film Festival. The premise of The Voyage of Time is an ambitious one: it's about the life and death of the universe. The doc ...

The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

The Boston Globe - ‎15 hours ago‎
JULIA & THE ZEROUNIAN ENSEMBLE Armenian vocalist and actress Julia Zerounian is a one-woman international cabaret, interpreting songs in English, French, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and even Yiddish.

Film shot in Uttarakhand selected for Toronto Film Festival

Hindustan Times - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Devbhoomi, an Indo-Serbian joint film venture shot in Uttarakhand, has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to be held in September this year. Directed by European filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic, the film will be screened at ...
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Xavier Veilhan to Represent France at 2017 Venice Biennale

Artforum - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Xavier Veilhan to Represent France at 2017 Venice Biennale ... The announcement was made by Audrey Azoulay, France's minister of culture and communication, and Jean-Marc Ayrault, the minister of foreign affairs and international development ...

10 Picks for the San Francisco International Film Festival, Week Two (April 28 - May 5)

SF Weekly (blog) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A hit at Sundance and the Venice Film Festival, Anna Rose Holmer's debut feature stars the 10-year-old Royalty Hightower as a Cincinnati tomboy torn between training to be a boxer and joining a dance troupe, a turmoil that may be expressing itself as ...

Cannes 2016: Renault Talisman casts a spell over the 69th Edition

Automotive World (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
At that time, Renault's factories were close to the first cinema studios in Billancourt. Since then, Renault has been partner to the world's leading film festivals: Lyon, Deauville, Angoulême, Cabourg, Seville and the Mostra International Film Festival ...

It's Back! You Can Now Dine on the Original Orient-Express

Condé Nast Traveler - ‎May 2, 2016‎
... the legendary long-distance train—which discontinued its Paris-Istanbul service in 1977—has been brought back to life, and is resurrecting the glory days of travel for a limited time this summer: To coincide with the Cannes Film Festival, the ...

New York African Film Festival features award-winning film 'Tanna' on opening night

Screen Africa (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Opening night of the 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will shine the spotlight on an unknown corner of the African diaspora—the South Pacific—with an outstanding film, Tanna. Stars from the diaspora, including Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes and ...
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The Must List: Inside Amy Schumer rules, Beyoncé's 'Freedom' inspires

Entertainment Weekly - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
... her past (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) spices things up. The film was nominated for the prestigious Golden Lion - the Venice International Film Festival's top honor - ahead of screening at the London Film Festival to positive ...