Film Festival Chiefs Debate Move to Virtual and Shifting Dates at UniFrance Rendezvous

Speaking at a panel organized as part of UniFrance’s Rendezvous With French Cinema market on Tuesday, festival directors Vanja Kaludjercic of Rotterdam, Carlo Chatrian of Berlin, and Mickaël Marin of Annecy made clear that in order to survive this challenging … Read more…

‘Riders of Justice,’ Starring Mads Mikkelsen, to Open 50th Rotterdam Film Festival

Anders Thomas Jensen’s action comedy “Riders of Justice,” starring Mads Mikkelsen, will open the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The festival will be staged in two parts this year: the first, in a hybrid format, running Feb. 1-7, and the … Read more…

Malaga Festival Director Juan Antonio Vigar on Spanish-Language Market Trends, Series, New Talent

Few figures in the Spanish film industry dress as formerly, or as well, as Malaga Intl. Film Festival director Juan Antonio Vigar. But then he takes his job very seriously indeed. While many other Spanish festival directors have more or … Read more…

New Locarno Chief Talks Working With Streamers & Studios, Being A Marvel Fan, 2021 Festival Vision & COVID Planning

Giona A. Nazzaro was today appointed as the new Artistic Director of Switzerland’s historic Locarno Film Festival. He will be tasked with trying to bounce back the event, one of the key European summer film fests, from a pandemic-disrupted year … Read more…

Michel Audiard’s ‘Hidden Gem’ of French Post-War Noir, ‘The Night Affair,’ Showcased at the Lumière Festival

The hallmarks of screenwriter Michel Audiard – slang-laden dialogue, absurd situations and explosive confrontations – are all in evidence in Gilles Grangier’s “The Night Affair” (“Le Désordre et la nuit”), screening at the Lumière Film Festival as part of the … Read more…

Oliver Stone, Feted at France’s Lumière Festival, Talks Trump, Inspiration, the Future of ‘the American Empire’

“À la recherche de la Lumière” – the French title of Oliver Stone’s memoirs, “Chasing the Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood,” couldn’t find a more fitting place than Lyon’s Lumière Festival to make headlines. The U.S. director … Read more…

Oliver Stone, Viggo Mortensen, Mads Mikkelsen Brave Clampdown as Lyon’s Lumière Festival Opens On Site

“Ouf!” – “Phew!” in French: the sigh of relief was the first word to appear in the inaugural clip at the opening ceremony of Lyon’s Lumière Festival, which kicked off on Saturday night as the city was put on maximum … Read more…

London Film Festival is easier than ever to watch this year – here’s everything you need to know

While the coronavirus pandemic has led to some film festivals cancelling, some going entirely virtual, and some attempting to crack on as normal, the 64th London Film Festival is going with a hybrid model – so is both physical and … Read more…

China’s Pingyao International Film Festival Lineup Packed With Venice Titles, New Chinese Fare

The Pingyao International Film Festival, founded by Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke and former Venice head Marco Muller, has released its full lineup of global and local films. The selections in the two main sections focus on first or second features. … Read more…

Ava DuVernay, ‘Succession’ Producer Jane Tranter Join BFI London Film Festival Industry Program

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “13th”) and “Succession” executive producer Jane Tranter are among a range of figures participating at this year’s British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival’s industry program. The program, which is virtual this year, is headlined … Read more…

Kourtney Kardashian’s POOSH Virtual Wellness Festival Will Offer Self Guided HYPNOSIS!

Kardashians! SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

‘Nomadland’ Wins Toronto People’s Choice Award But What Does It All Mean For Oscar? Plus Festival Wrap Up As TIFF Ends And NYFF Gets Going

As expected Chloe Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner Nomadland took the often Oscar-predictive Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award announced this morning. Regina King’s One Night In Miami was second ,and  Beans was third in the slimmed down competition at the fest which had … Read more…

Hamptons Film Festival Adds ‘Ammonite,’ ‘Wander Darkly’ and ‘Minari’ to Lineup

The Hamptons International Festival has added awards contenders “Ammonite,” “Wander Darkly” and “Minari” to its screening schedule for the 28th edition. HIFF previously announced the festival would open with the world premiere the documentary “With Drawn Arms” on Oct. 8. … Read more…

Global Bulletin: Jude Law, Carrie Coon’s ‘The Nest’ Wins Big at Deauville American Film Festival

In today’s Global Bulletin, “The Nest” tops Deauville, ITV outlines plans for carbon neutrality, Abacus Media Rights sells “People You May Know” in key territories, Southeast Europe gets its first premium independent series co-production and Sky enlists Gabriela Sperl to … Read more…

Gender Neutral Festival Awards Work in Theory, But Raise Questions in Practice, Say Venice Attendees

Once the Venice Film Festival branded this year’s modified version of the event as a trial balloon for future gatherings, industry minds began to wonder: With the festival scene undergoing such shifts, what other conventional wisdom was suddenly less than … Read more…

‘Supernova,’ ‘African Apocalypse,’ ‘Mogul Mowgli’ Among BFI London Film Festival Selections

The 64th edition of the British Film Institute London Film Festival (LFF) revealed its full program Tuesday, containing a robust line-up of 58 features from around the world, as well as a range of extended reality (XR) projects and shorts. … Read more…

Cate Blanchett Proves “It’s Chic to Repeat” While Wearing 5-Year-Old Dress at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Some outfits are absolutely worth repeating. Earlier this week, Cate Blanchett stepped out for the 2020 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. In one of the first red carpet… E! Online (US) – Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to … Read more…

ABFF Creators Launch Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival, Michael B. Jordan And Opal Tometi To Serve As Co-Ambassadors

As the world perspective shifts and a reckoning continues to pulsate through the country when it comes to the social and economic issues facing Black and Brown communities, American Black Film Festival creators Jeff and Nicole Friday are launching the … Read more…

Lucrecia Martel, Mari Alessandrini, Miguel Gomes Win Big at Locarno Film Festival

Upcoming movies from two Argentine filmmakers, Lucrecia Martel’s “Chocobar” and Mari Alessandrini’s “Zahori,” won the top Pardo 2020 Awards at the Locarno Film Festival’s The Films After Tomorrow, its highest-profile competition, the festival announced Friday. Of other major plaudits in … Read more…

Telluride Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup Despite Cancellation Of This Year’s Labor Day Weekend Event

Following in the footsteps of Cannes which was forced to cancel its famouis film festival in May but still went on to reveal what its schedule would have been anyway, so it is that the Telluride Film Festival which was … Read more…

‘Succession’s’ Lucy Prebble, Russell T. Davies Join Edinburgh TV Festival Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading television industry event the Edinburgh TV Festival has added two sessions to its lineup, with “Succession” writer Lucy Prebble and Russell T. Davies, the former “Doctor Who” showrunner, among the speakers. Davies, executive producer and writer of “Doctor Who,” … Read more…

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Chocobar’ Among Locarno Festival Lineup of ‘Films After Tomorrow’ Works-in-Progress

New works by prominent auteurs Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Lisandro Alonso and Wang Bing grace the lineup of works-in-progress unveiled by the Locarno Film Festival. The canceled Swiss fest dedicated to indie cinema on Thursday announced 20 titles that made … Read more…

Maria Ressa Film ‘A Thousand Cuts’ Wins Top Prize at New Zealand’s Doc Edge Festival

“A Thousand Cuts,” a film that chronicles how Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation, was Friday named the best international feature at New Zealand’s Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival. The festival is being held online … Read more…

France’s Lumiere Festival Confirms Dates, Michel Audiard, Clarence Brown Tributes

In a reaffirmation of its ambitions to hold an on-site event this year, France’s Lumière Festival, run by filmmaker and film historian Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes Festival head Thierry Frémaux, has formally announced dates for its 2020 edition The Lumière … Read more…

How Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Wife Brittney Built a Fashion Empire Bigger Than Any Festival

Dressing in comfort and style is just how Brian Kelley and Brittney Kelley roll. While many know this country music couple from their red carpet appearances and life on the road–after… E! Online (US) – Fashion Police Special Tip Update!

Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture And Online Entertainment

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture And Online Entertainment

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture And Online Entertainment

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture And Online Entertainment

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE: