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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin and the previous chat on the 2020 edition !   Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Glastonbury festival suffers major loss of Robert Richards 65

In London, a beacon of light in the entertainment world was extinguished this week with the sudden passing of Robert Richards, 65, on January 12. Richards had worked passionately at Glastonbury Festival for over thirty years, having most recently held the position of Head of Partnerships, where he secured large commercial partners and sponsors. A lifelong cinephile, Richards had worked with Director Julien Temple as an editor of the film “Scissor Sisters: Return to Oz” (2004) and a...

VIDEO: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar about her film experience as a writer director producer and the importance of HOPE

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar in a zoom conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Marie-Castille will be heading the features and short film jury of the Festival International du Film sur le Handicap to be held in Lyon 4 -9 February 2022. The festival aims at changing the way we look at human diversity ... through a journey through amazing, fantastic, funny, surprising stories from elsewhere. Thus, festival-goers will travel to Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Quebec,...

Meet the directors of Beyond Borders and their plans for the future and the 7th edition

A few hours before the closing ceremony of the 6th edition we met with Irini Sarogliou and Michel Noll and discussed casually by the port the plans for the future and the 7th edition of Beyond Borders Discussing the Documentary Film Festival in Castelorizzo BEYOND BORDERS with the festival directors: Irini Sarogliou and Michel Noll! Thanks to RGB Studios who filmed the interview by Bruno Chatelin. CAMERA OPERATORS; DIMITRIS MAVROFORAKIS, GRIGORIS VOUKALIS CREW ASSISTANT; GIORGOS LA...

Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 94th Oscars set to air March 27

    The Oscars® show producer Will Packer announced today that veteran director Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 94th Oscars.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. “You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film. I’m fortunate to be working with him,” said Packer. ...

Presenting the jury for the 2022 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize during the Göteborg Film Festival

  The four jury members for the NOK 200,000 (€ 20,000) Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award 2022 are now official! For the sixth consecutive year, the award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, will be presented during the Göteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision. This year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize jury consists of Finnish actor Alma Pöysti, Hungarian writer and creative producer Gábor Kr...

Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize.The Festival takes place January 20-30 via our enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues around the country during the Festival’s second weekend. Sixteen celebrated voices ac...

Javed Siddiqi will be honored in Jaipur at the opening ceremony of JIFF Inbox

Javed Siddiqui, a widely known screenplay and dialogue writer would be honored with Jaipur International Film Festival’s Life Time Achievement Award. Born in 1942, in Rampur, Javed Siddiqi has earned great name and fame by writing screenplays and dialogues for more than 60 super hit films in his career. He’s been honored with the prestigious Film Fare Award twice, in 1994 for super hit film Baazigar and in 1996 for blockbuster Dil Wali Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Besides, he has been award...

Martine Thérouanne, director of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, promoted to Officier des Arts & Lettres

Mr. Alain Chrétien, mayor of Vesoul, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite presented this Thursday, December 23, 2021, the Medal promoting the rank of Officier des Arts et Letters Mrs. Martine Thérouanne, director and co-founder of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Cinemas d'Asie, on behalf of the Minister of Culture, and by virtue of the powers conferred on her, for her lifelong commitment to serving culture, particularly cinematography, contributing t...

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson confirmed as new Chair for the National Endowment for the Arts

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, the New Chair for the National Endowment for the Arts  The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson as the 13th chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Dr. Jackson issued the following statement upon confirmation: "I am honored to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and excited to build on the arts endowment’s strong work to serve all communities across our nation t...

Emmanuel Itier in Peace with talents at Red Sea International Film Festival

Emmanuel Itier wears many hats: he is a producer, actor, director, and writer (for filmfestivals.com, Allo Cine...) he is also starting a career in politics, running for Presidency in France. Actress Karam Taher Emmanuel Itier and Darin J. Sallam - director Samir Nasr   Sara Mester   Fatima al-banawi Jawaher alamri et  Hind Alfahhad Yamina Benguigui Haifaa Al-Mansour  He has directed the films Tell me no Lies, Scarecro...

Interview with FARHA director Darin J. Sallam and actress Karam Taher

‘FARHA’ AT RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Actress Karam Taher and Darin J. Sallam - director Interview by Emmanuel Itier for filmfestivals.com                                                How can one not be touched by directorial tour de force from Darin J. Sallam: ‘FARHA’ (https://redseafilmfest.com/en/our-films/page/8/?f...

Carmen Stadler wins Best Director for Sekuritas at Anatomy Crime - Horror International Film Festival

Anatomy Crime - Horror International Film Festival (A.C.H.I.F.F.) is an annual international event dedicated for independent filmmakers. Established 2017 by “THE BASEMENT” a nonprofit and non-governmental Cultural and Education Organization (B.C.E.O.). Located in the city of Athens, we look forward to be hosting an amazing event with you and your friends. The A.C.H.I.F.F. is a multi-day event that takes place each Halloween (October 31st) at venues throughout Athens-Greece. T...

Byron Bay International Film Festval welcomes Only Human - a chat with Igor Ivanov

Only Human (Homo) Part black comedy, part thriller and part deep social drama, director Igor Ivanov explores the essence of humanity, personal  identity and self determination. We had a chat to Ivanov about the abstract nature of his third feature film and its commentary on contemporary society.   Screening at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay Sunday 21 December at 6:30pm Buy tickets   ...

BECOMING - interviews with 4 bad-ass Lady filmmakers: Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Sara Mesfer et Fatima Al-Banawi

RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL 2021 “BECOMING” Interview with Directors: Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Sara Mesfer et Fatima Al-Banawi Jawaher Alamri, Emmanuel Itier, Hind Alfahhad Interview by Emmanuel Itier for filmfestivals.com If there was one movie not to miss at The Red Sea International Film Festival of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia It is: ‘Becoming’ (https://redseafilmfest.com/en/films/becoming/ ). Not only this is the first Saudi movie combining the enlightening vi...

Saudi artist Abdulrahman Mohammed is set to take the stage at Maraya in AlUla performing his experimental project "The Hope Will

  “The concert is set to be on January 7, 2022. Start the new year off in style at this fantastic concert”   The Saudi Artist Abdulrahman Mohammed is set to take the stage at Maraya in AlUla performing his experimental project "The Hope Will Never End" on January 7, 2022.   An improvisational composer, independent, experimental singer and musician, Abdulrahman Mohammed's passion lies in creating Arabic improvisational composing, combing it wit...

Jennifer Davidson has been promoted to Chief Communications Officer for the Academy

Jennifer Davidson has been promoted to Chief Communications Officer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, to whom she will continue to report.  Davidson has served as Executive Vice President, Communications since joining the Academy staff in March 2020. In this expanded role, she will continue to oversee publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Oscars® and internal membership communications, a...

Kelley Kali and Waad al-Kateab to receive the 2021 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women

Kelley Kali and Waad al-Kateab have been selected to be the domestic and international recipients, respectively, of the 2021 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.  Part of the Academy Gold global talent development and inclusion initiative, the Fellowship for Women is a one-year program that combines direct financial support, personalized mentorship and access to once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities for emerging women filmmakers to further their pursuits in the field.  The Academ...

VIDEO CHANNEL: Akshay Kumar guest of honour at Red Sea Fest

Akshay Kumar at Red Sea Fest with the festival heads Mohamed Al Tariq and Shivani Pandya  Hundreds of fans turned up for a glimpse of megastar Akshay Kumar, who participated in an in-conversation event: watch the moments.     ...

In conversation with Haifaa Al-Mansour

RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL 2021 HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR: A CELEBRATION   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Last week, at The Red Sea film festival (https://redseafilmfest.com/en/ ) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;  the most important Saudi female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haifaa_al-Mansour ), was finally celebrated for her courage, her talent and her vision to encourage waves of changes in this country with a “bad reputation”. Such reputation is sure to be s...

In conversation with Red Sea Immersive Michael Salmon

Bruno Chatelin met with Red Sea Immersive producer Michael Salmon Liz Rosenthal Red Sea IMMERSIVE with her jury members: Victoria Mapplebeck and Laurie Anderson. Interview by Bruno Chatelin Red Sea: Immersive is an exciting programme of virtual reality experiences, running from 7 to 15 December. Hosted at Jeddah’s new creative complex, Hayy Jameel, Red Sea: Immersive features an array of award-winning international artists and directors, presenting 21 projects from 23 countri...

RSIFF interview with French director Yamina Benguigui in Jeddah

RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     By Emmanuel Itier Yamina Benguigui (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamina_Benguigui ) is truly a force of nature in France. She is a very respected filmmaker as well as a political voice whose visions bring changes to this world. Therefore, this was not a surprise that the first edition of The Red Sea International Film Festival ( https://redseafilmfest.com/en/ ) selected her recent film ‘SISTERS’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch...

World Trailer Awards - Meet the Judges

  Join us and some of our esteemed judges for the first of our industry talks on the future of entertainment marketing. Meet the judges Series Thursday 16 December 7pm - 8pm (AEDT) 8am – 9am (GMT)   Speakers Chris Ebeling Creative Director & Co-Founder, Virtually Human Metatainment - The future of digital entert...

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