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15th Asian Film Awards: Nominations Announced by the Asian Film Awards Academy

  From left: KASE Ryo, the winner of Best Supporting Actor, HIKARI, the winner of Best New Director and KUREISHI Yoshifumi, the winner of Best Sound at the AFA14 The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy or AFAA) announced the nominations for the 15th Asian Film Awards (AFA15) today. AFA15 will present 16 awards recognizing artistic and technical achievements in Asian cinema, and two Japanese films, Wife of a Spy (Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi) and Wheel of Fortune and Fantas...

VIDEO: the awards ceremony in Deauville

We missed it...ALREADY GONE BACK  to Paris, but we have the images for you, thanks to Le Publicsystem Cinéma, the organizers of the festival. Check the video of the full ceremony!     The Grand Prize goes to DOWN WITH THE KING by Diego Ongaro   Money Merc, a famous rapper, leaves to isolate himself in a house far from it all to revive his creativity and write the successful album that his producers and his label are waiting for. But, he quickly di...

Deauville 47th edition delivers its awards

The Grand Prize goes to DOWN WITH THE KING by Diego Ongaro   Money Merc, a famous rapper, leaves to isolate himself in a house far from it all to revive his creativity and write the successful album that his producers and his label are waiting for. But, he quickly discovers an unexpected taste for nature and the simple things of life on the farm, far from the stress that his job has brought him. It is this contrast between these two worlds that makes it a simple, ef...

VIDEO: The Awards Ceremony of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

The Venezia 78 Jury, chaired by Bong Joon Ho and comprised of Saverio Costanzo, Virginie Efira, Cynthia Erivo, Sarah Gadon, Alexander Nanau and Chloé Zhao, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: L’ÉVÉNEMENT (HAPPENING) by Audrey Diwan (France) SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to: È STATA LA MANO DI DIO (THE HAN...

Oliver Stone to receive Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

  © Michael Segal Photography   Academy Award-Winning writer and director Oliver Stone will receive the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF) Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s 13th edition, presented this upcoming October. The Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony will be followed by a screening of an Oliver Stone film.   "Mr. Oliver Stone is one of the very greatest American movie makers of our time,” said SFiFF Artistic Di...

Awards for Final Cut in Venice

For the fifth year, La Biennale di Venezia will give a cash award of € 5,000 to support the best film in post-production. The Jury of La Biennale di Venezia Prize, composed of Edouard Waintrop (Red Sea Film Festival), Beatrice Gulino (Teodora Film) and Manola Novelli (Pluto Film) has awarded the film: HANGING GARDENS, by Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji (Iraq, Palestine, United Kingdom) Producer: May Odeh 2021 “We were impressed by the quality of the selection an...

Ojai Film Festival Adds New YouTube Award

The Twenty-Second Annual Ojai Film Festival expands its reach from independent films to the world of YouTube. A panel discusses exploring the free-flowing creativity of the worldwide YouTube phenomenon takes place on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m.. The premiere recipient of the Outstanding YouTube Filmmaker Award will accept the honor at the Festival’s Awards Brunch on Sunday, November 7 at 11 a.m.. John Branagan, Festival Board Member and filmmaker, spearheaded the development of this awar...

Ojai Film Festival Adds New YouTube Award

The Twenty-Second Annual Ojai Film Festival expands its reach from independent films to the world of YouTube. A panel discusses exploring the free-flowing creativity of the worldwide YouTube phenomenon takes place on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m.. The premiere recipient of the Outstanding YouTube Filmmaker Award will accept the honor at the Festival’s Awards Brunch on Sunday, November 7 at 11 a.m.. John Branagan, Festival Board Member and filmmaker, spearheaded the development of this award. Branagan sports over 200 films and television shows on his resume and continues to work as a stuntman/stunt coordinator. Some of his latest credits include the feature film “Searching,” starring Jon Chu, the ninth season of the FX show “American Horror Stories,” and a miniseries for Hulu titled “Pam & Tommy.”

Ornano-Valenti Prize at 47th Deauville festival

Dur­ing the Award Cer­e­mo­ny of the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val, the 2021 Prix d’Ornano-Valenti is giv­en by Jean-Noël Tronc, Pres­i­dent of the Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund along with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the MPA, and Jean-Guil­laume d’Ornano, Pres­i­dent of the Jury of the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti com­posed of Anglo-Sax­on jour­nal­ists, to the fi...

Deauville Close Encounter with Michael Shannon

Cred­it­ed with over 100 films and series and thou­sands of the­atri­cal per­for­mances, a two-time Deauville Fes­ti­val attendee with Jeff Nichols’ Take Shel­ter (2011) and Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes (2015), two Grand Prize-win­ning films, Michael Shan­non returns this year to receive a Deauville Tal­ent Award. Avid for expe­ri­ence, his quest has been not for seduc­tion or the norm, but for the unique­ness and unea...

Dylan Penn will receive the Hollywood Rising-Star Award

The Hol­ly­wood Ris­ing-Star Award was inau­gu­rat­ed in 2011 by the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val to com­mend the tal­ent, pas­sion, and involve­ment of actors and actress­es start­ing on the path to cre­ation. These emerg­ing per­form­ers are the faces of tomor­row’s cinema. In our past edi­tions, Ryan Gosling (2011), Jes­si­ca Chas­tain (2011), Paul Dano (2012), Robert Pat­t...

TIFF announces Dionne Warwick & Danis Goulet as honourees of 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards

Third annual TIFF Tribute Awards airs on CTV Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 pm/8atl TIFF People’s Choice Award and Platform Prize winners to be announced LIVE during one-hour event on CTV and streamed to global audiences by Variety   Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced today that six-time Grammy Award–winning music icon and activist Dionne Warwick will be honoured at the TIFF Tribute Awards with the Special Tribute Award, and that Night Raiders director ...

6th “Beyond Borders” winners announced

JURY VERDICT for 6th BEYOND BORDERS International Documentary Festival       The jury     SPECIAL MENTION High Maintenance by Barak Heymann …for the sensitive portrayal of the internationally praised artist Dani Karavan, giving the audience a gripping insight into a free-minded personality.           BEST SHORT LENGTH DOCUM...

New-style Golden Calf acting awards at the 41st edition of the Netherlands Film Festival

The Golden Calves, the most important film awards in the Netherlands, are getting an update. From this year’s edition of the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF), there will be a single award for both Best Leading Role and Best Supporting Role, rather than separate awards for actors and actresses. Five performances will be nominated for each award. Equally, the Drama Series category will now have one Golden Calf for Best Leading Role and one for Best Supporting Role. There will also be a ne...

Nomadland by Chloé Zhao will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2021 for the Best Film of the Year

    Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao, has obtained the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2021 after having been voted best film of the year 2021 by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. Participating in the vote were 593 critics from all over the world, who have chosen this North American production from all of the films released after 1st July 2020.     The other four finalists were Another Round (Druk) by Thomas Vinterberg, winner of the ...

Winners at KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section

WINNERS OF KVIFF EASTERN PROMISES 2021    Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+   KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has the exciting mission of being a bridge between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. A total of 29 film projects were screened within the 3 programs (Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+) dedicated to feature films...

Michael Caine will be presented with a KVIFF Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema

KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER MICHAEL CAINE This year’s special guest of the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF will be British actor and winner of two Oscars, the European Film Awards, and more than forty other commendations Sir Michael Caine. At the festival’s opening ceremony, Caine will be presented with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. During a career spanning six decades, Caine has played more than a hundred roles in a var...

Ridley Scott awarded in Venice with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker 2021 prize

Ridley Scott's new film The Last Duel to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier are pleased to announce that the legendary British director and producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2021), dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry. &nbs...

The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival award winners announced

The 2021 edition, the first under the artistic direction of Giona A. Nazzaro, ended successfully and awarded the Pardo d’oro to SEPERTI DENDAM, RINDU HARUS DIBAYAR TUNTAS (Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash) by Edwin. Furthermore, to end the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival with a surprise, tonight on the Piazza Grande the great master Dario Argento will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and his surprising acting in VORTEX by Gaspar Noé. ...

The 17th Zurich Film Festival honours the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino for his cinematic oeuvre

Paolo Sorrentino to receive the A Tribute to... Award. >     Photo © Gianni Fiorito Paolo Sorrentino will receive the award before presenting his latest work THE HAND OF GOD (È STATA LA MANO DI DIO) as a Gala Premiere on September 29. The film tells the story of young Fabietto, who grows up in Naples in the 1980s and witnesses the arrival of world football star Diego Maradona. Sorrentino thus creates an indulgent tragicomedy about family and the t...

The IndieFEST Film Awards Announces Latest Winners!

  Contact:                                     Rick Prickett, Competition Director 858-454-9787 TheIndieFEST.com Info@TheIndieFEST.com     The IndieFEST Film Awards strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure and credibility they dese...

Production Designer Marcus Rowland announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award

Marcus Rowland created the sets for Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright, to be presented Out of Competition, will be honored at the 78th Venice International Film Festival   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the production designer Marcus Rowland (Last Night in Soho, Rocketman, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2...

Film Fest Ghent reveals the first nominations for the 21st World Soundtrack Awards

On behalf of the World Soundtrack Academy, Film Fest Ghent proudly announces the first batch of names for the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2021. The first round of nominees, in the categories of Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song, includes established composers and emerging talent. Some composers even receive double nominations. Nicholas Britell, Daniel Pemberton and Emile Mosseri are nominated twice, with each of them obtaining a nod in th...

Jackson Wild™ Media Awards Finalists Announced!

This year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different countries competing for 24 awards.   Congratulations to the 2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards, our annual international competition considered to be the highest bar of achievement in natural history filmmaking. Reflecting the growing importance of media to combat the global climate change crisis, this year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different c...

Congratulations to The 2021 Works-in-Progress Lab Recipients!

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A partnership between Cucalorus & Working Films, the Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) supports social justice documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. This immersive program gives artists a chance to engage distinct audiences for feedback and to create strategies for action related to the issues raised in their projects.   This year, five projects were selected for the WiP lab. We are beyond excited to share their projects with you!        ...

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