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George Lucas Receives Honorary Palme D'or

George Lucas received the honorary Palme D’or today in recognition for his legendary work. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars series as well as the founder of Lucasfilm. During his rendez-vous today he discussed his early career in hollywood, how he got started in film, and how he sees the industry today.         Lucas started out studying anthropology and social sciences, it was on a whim that he decided to take the University of South...

Udine FEFF 26 closed with Zhang Yimou

On Thursday 2 May the legendary Chinese director received the Golden Mulberry and hosted a masterclass.   The last two days are packed with unmissable titles: from cult Philippine comedy Becky and Badette to the world premiere of high-octane Hong Kong actioner Customs Frontline!       A whole year of preparation for nine days of programming: nine joyful, intense days which, once the countdown starts, slip away at the speed of light... Yes, it's already time to a...

41st Miami Film Festival to honor Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and director Michael Showalter

41st ANNUAL MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR SHERYL LEE RALPH (PRECIOUS GEM AWARD) AND MICHAEL SHOWALTER (ART OF LIGHT AWARD)   Today, the Miami Film Festival, produced by Miami Dade College, announced it will honor Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and director Michael Showalter during the 2024 festival taking place from April 5-14. Ralph will receive the Precious Gem Award on Saturday, April 13, following a conversation about her career. S...

Tom Hiddleston to Receive Variety Virtuoso Award at Miami Film Festival

  Variety will present Tom Hiddleston with the Variety Virtuoso Award at the Miami Film Festival on Tuesday, April 9. The award will be for his career achievements across film, theater and television.   "From screens large and small to the Broadway stage, Tom Hiddleston is one of our most versatile and engaging actors,” said Jenelle Riley, Variety Focus Awards and Features Editor. “With Season two of 'Loki,' he brought a Shakespearean arc to a fan-favorite...

Variety to Honor Molly Ringwald with the Creative Vanguard Award at Miami Film Festival

  Variety will honor Molly Ringwald with the Variety Creative Vanguard Award at the Miami Film Festival on Saturday, April 6. The award will be for her outstanding career achievements, earning acclaim from critics and audiences alike.   Ringwald will participate in a Q&A about her extensive work in film and TV with Variety Senior Awards Editor Clayton Davis.   "It's important to remember that before Molly Ringwald was the iconic young star of John Hughes' t...

Cinema for Peace Gala 2024 Honored Hilary Clinton

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Sharon Stone present The Cinema for Peace Honorary Award to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. Cinema for Peace Gala 2024 Honors Pope Francis, Secretary Hillary Clinton, UN SG Ban Ki-moon, Helen Mirren, and the World's Most Influential Filmmakers by Sharon Stone, Pussy Riot, Sir Bob Geldof, Ann Curry, Ukrainian Nobel Peace Laureate Oleksandra Matviichuk, and 102-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Margot Friedländer The C...

Donna de Varona, sports journalist to be honored with the 2024 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award

  New York Festivals® Television & Film Awards will honor trailblazing sports journalist, Olympic champion, and award-winning broadcasting pioneer, Donna de Varona with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.   The New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders, innovators, and driving forces in the broadcast industry whose accomplishments have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award...

VIDEO: Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese

The Berlinale presented today this year’s Honorary Golden Bear to to Martin Scorsese: a filmmaker who has constantly pushed the medium toward uncharted paths. With a body of work spanning six decades and over fourty features, running the gamut from crime epics to animated features and religious dramas, Martin Scorsese has revolutionised the medium, and reinvented himself with every new film. His latest, "Killers of the Flower Moon" (Apple Original Films), is a vivid and...

VIDEO : 2024 SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti

SBIFF 2024 Cinema Vanguard Award Honoring Paul Giamatti ...

John Wilson Special Guest 2024 for the 55th edition of the Visions du Réel Festival (12 – 21 April)

  Visions du Réel is delighted to announce that the Special Guest for the 55th edition of the Festival (12 – 21 April) will be American filmmaker John Wilson. He is mainly known for his documentary series How To with John Wilson, nominated for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards, in which he explores the eccentricities of daily life through a succession of quirky and hilarious comic detours. To accompany a selection of episodes from his series and earlier works presented dur...

B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE: https://filmfreeway.com/BtchFestFilmFestivalandScreenplayContest Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shatterin

Palm Springs International Film Awards to present Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell with the Chairman's Award

The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell are the recipients of the Chairman’s Award for their critically acclaimed song “What Was I Made For?” from Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed, record-breaking film Barbie. The song has been nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards and received Best Original Song Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards nomina...

Palm Springs International Film Awards to present Colman Domingo with the Spotlight Award, Actor

The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Colman Domingo is the recipient of the Spotlight Award, Actor for his performance in Rustin. The Film Awards will take place on January 4, 2024, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through January 15, 2024. The event will be sponsored by Entertainment Tonight and IHG Hotels & Resorts.  “In Rustin, Colman Domingo demonstrates his impressive talents bringing to life civil rights activis...

Robert Guédiguian to receive the “Pier Paolo Pasolini' Lifetime Achievement Award at Laceno d’Oro International Film Festival

48. Laceno d’Oro International Film Festival | December 3/10 2023 | Avellino   To Robert Guédiguian the “Pier Paolo Pasolini' Lifetime Achievement Award   The master of French social cinema second international guest announced after Paul Schrader (USA)   The French director Robert Guédiguian, winner of the "Pier Paolo Pasolini" Lifetime Achievement Award, will open the 48th edition of the Laceno d'Oro Internat...

Costa Gavras and Cristian Mungiu will be the guests of honour at The Cinema Heritage festival closing

Costa Gavras and Cristian Mungiu The Cinema Heritage festival announces the 9 films in the International Competition after more than 500 films were viewed. Eva Peydro, Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière and Philip Cheah, who make up the Selection Committee for the first edition of the Cinema Heritage festival, have viewed 500 films from 56 different countries and are presenting the finalists. The I...

Ynon Kreiz, Mattel Chairman to receive the 2023 IFF Industry Leadership Award at the 36th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles

Ynon Kreiz, Mattel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who has transformed the company and spearheaded its global blockbuster film, Barbie, will receive the 2023 IFF Industry Leadership Award at the 36th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles Opening Night Gala on November 1st.  Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival, made the announcement.   Fenigstein noted: “Ynon Kreiz’s visionary leadership and incredible achievements at Mattel, m...

Production Designer Tonino Zera announced as the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award

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Tonino Zera will receive the Campari Passion for Film Award / He created the sets for The Palace by Roman Polanski, to be presented Out of Competition   La Biennale di Venezia and Campari are pleased to announce that the production designer Tonino Zera (The First King, Rose Island, Angel of Evil) is the recipient of the Campari Passion for Film Award of the 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th - September 9th, 2023).   The Campari Passion for Film Awa...

Wes Anderson to receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker 2023 Award in Venice

His new work film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (40’) to premiere at Festival   La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier are pleased to announce that the American director, writer and producer Wes Anderson (The French Dispatch, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award of the 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th – September 9th, 2023), dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly ori...

"Beat" Takeshi, the Wildman of Japanese Cinema, is the Special Guest of the 20th GAIFF film festival

2023 Golden Apricot Film Festival  in Yerevan runs July 9 – 16, 2023 By Alex Deleon  for Filmfestivals.com Takeshi Kirano at the height of "beatness" in "Violent Cop", 1989 Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, born January 18, 1947), better known as Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし, Bīto Takeshi) in Japan, is a Japanese comedian, actor, and filmmaker.  The nickname "beat" which he adopted as...

Locarno76: full program announced, plus Excellence Award Davide Campari to Riz Ahmed

Today’s press conference in Bern saw the unveiling of the official program for the 76th Locarno Film Festival, together with eagerly awaited competition line-ups and the presentation of the non-competitive sections. British actor Riz Ahmed was also revealed as the recipient of this year’s Excellence Award Davide Campari.  ©Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images  From the 2nd to 12th of August the passion ...

Yousry Nasrallah will receive the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award at the 45th Edition of CIFF

‎‏Hussein Fahmy President of CIFF: He is a unique director. His works are so prominent in the history of cinema. ‎‏Amir Ramses Director of CIFF: His works include a special cinematic language. He used the terms of Egyptian cinema in a brave way. ‎‏Yousry Nasrallah: I’m glad to be granted the Golden Pyramid Honorary Award. I appreciate being honored at CIFF. ‎‏Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced honoring the iconic director Yousry Nasra...

Karlovy Vary IFF to Honor Ewan McGregor

EWAN McGREGOR WILL RECEIVE THE FESTIVAL PRESIDENT'S AWARD This year’s 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival welcomes as its guest Scottish actor, director, and producer Ewan McGregor. This winner of a Golden Globe, an Emmy, two European Film Awards, and numerous other awards will be on hand to receive a Festival President´s Award and to present his new film You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder, in which he appears alongside his daughter Clara, who will als...

Festival of Cinema NYC to honor filmmaker Dito Montiel at the 2023 festival this summer!

Festival of Cinema NYC is excited to announce that director Dito Montiel, who will be serving on our Jury panel, will be in attendance to receive our first ever honorary filmmaker award. The festival will also be presenting a retrospective screening of his film A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS with a moderated Q & A to follow. Sponsored by  The 2023 Festival of Cinema NYC will be taking place at the legendary Regal UA Midway in Forest Hills, with additiona...

Composer Laurence Rosenthal will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at 23rd World Soundtrack Awards

  Composer Laurence Rosenthal is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, which takes place as the concluding event of Film Fest Gent on Saturday 21 October. The 50th edition of the festival crowns two grandmasters of the world of film music in its anniversary year. Earlier, it was announced that Italian composer Nicola Piovani will be a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award as well. A veteran composer for film, television ...

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 05: Iranian film Open Season bags the Best Short Film award at Asian Film Festival

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 05: Iranian film Open Season bags the Best Short Film award at Asian Film Festival The week-long Third Eye Asian Film Festival was held at the P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, from December 12 to 18. Deputy Secretary in the Tourism and Culture Department of the Maharashtra Government, Mrs. Vidya Waghmare was present at the closing ceremony of the festival. Mrs. Vidya Waghmare, Kiran Shantaram (Chairman, Asian Film Foundation and Third Eye A...

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