Tag Archives: feature films

Is this the most pirated short film in the world?

Could award-winning Australian-Greek director Kosta Nikas’ narrative short UTOPIA be the most pirated short film in the world? There was a mad rush of netizens to translate and subtitle it into their own language; a phenomenon generally observed for feature films, not for short films! Filmed in 2016 and released …

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DGA Awards 2022: film and television awards

The 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards took place Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. PT with Judd Apatow organize the ceremony in person and not televised. (Read our minute-by-minute live blog.) These congratulations honored the year’s best directors in film and television, as voted on by more than …

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The Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

by Amanda Ong This year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) celebrates its 10th anniversary with virtual features as well as in-person screenings at the Stonehouse Café and the Northwest Film Forum. For its second year online, SAAFF will offer more than 100 short and feature films, documentaries, animated …

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Tinseltown Talks: Sharon Gless writes about a rewarding and empowering journey in Hollywood | Characteristics

Not even a youthful warning from her grandfather, a powerful entertainment advocate in the golden age of cinema, could stop Sharon Gless from attempting the trip to Hollywood. Neil S. McCarthy, who counted Cecil B. DeMille, Katharine Hepburn and Lana Turner among his clients, warned his young granddaughter that the …

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Hong Kong Industry Director Jacob Wong Explains How to Take Films From ‘Cradle to Maturity’ | Characteristics

It has been six months since the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) brought together all of its industry initiatives under one roof, appointing Jacob Wong as Director of HKIFF Industry. The film festival programming and project market veteran previously served as the director of the Hong Kong-Asia Film …

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Klamath Film is seeking entries for the 10th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon – Klamath Film, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes filmmaking in the Klamath basin, is now accepting film entries for the 10th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival (KIFF) until June 1. The festival, set to take place September 16-18 at the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls …

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MyCinema Global Film Festival Announces Winners, “Udvega (The Anguish)” Takes Top Honors

MyCinema Global Film Festival, an online film gala screened on the myCinemaHall app, has unveiled its list of winners with the short film ”Udvega (The Anguish)” emerging as the overall winner. ”Udvega (The Anguish)”, a Hindi short film directed by Suman Kumar, won honors in the MyShorts Best Short Film, …

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Turn off the lights! The Big Muddy Film Festival returns to familiar surroundings

CARBONDALE — As the 44th annual Big Muddy Film Festival prepares for another year of showcasing some of the best independent filmmakers, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s signature events will return to a more familiar setting: a theater. After the 2021 edition was limited to a virtual format due …

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Melbourne International Film Festival Presents $140,000 Best Picture Award

Move over to Cannes and co: With the announcement that MIFF will now offer one of the world’s richest cash prizes for a feature film, Melbourne is clamoring for a place at the high table at film festivals around the world. “We want Melbourne to be seen and talked about …

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The Recorder – Saving Hampshire College: New film looks back at the student uprising during the 2019 college financial crisis

AMHERST – It was a story that quickly left the pages and television screens of local media to attract the attention of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and other national media sources: Hampshire College, the experimental and progressive liberal arts college founded in 1970, was facing …

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National Arts Month: Even cemeteries are being used as places to keep the arts alive during the pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — The annual celebration of National Arts Month in February is mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 683, issued in 1991. In 1992, Republic Act 7356 appointed six agencies to carry out national arts and culture guidelines. These are the offices of the National Museum of the Philippines, the …

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Germany goes wild for French films at the Berlinale

Every year in February, the German capital hosts one of the biggest international film festivals, the Berlinale. The festival turns since 1951, the dawn of the Cold War, as a “showcase of the free world” and its evolution through Berlin’s divided history made it a uniquely qualified platform for uncovering …

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Asian Film Festivals in 2022 – The Reel Bits

The past two years have made us think about what the future of film festivals could be. After all, global festivals have evolved so much over the past few years that they might need to take a Dramamine for motion sickness. Yet cinema always finds a way. As we look …

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Ranking Every Taika Waititi Movie, Hollywood’s Sexiest Female Director Today

Taika Waititi is a name that has had a lot of success in the industry in recent years. Due to massive hits like the MCU blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok and Oscar winner JoJo Rabbit, he has become a force to be reckoned with in mainstream Hollywood. However, before all that hype, …

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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival fills the bill

printable versionEmail the page to a friendPDF version CHICAGO – The 2022 Sundance Film Festival heads into day seven and features online events as well as films (see below). Like last year, the festival is virtual/online, meaning anyone/anywhere with a ticket or pass (link) can indulge in film offerings and …

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Last Minute Weekend Ideas in the DC Area 1/20-1/23

A “Roomie-bot”. Photo courtesy of Arts and Industries Building. Have a nice week end Hello neighbor, A scoop for you! The National Geographic Museum has just announced that it reopen in February with two exhibitions: “Once Upon a Climb: Stories From Everest” and “The Greatest Wildlife Photographs”. The museum offers …

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Asians made huge strides at the 2021 Oscars. This group wants to make sure it wasn’t a blip.

At last year’s Oscars, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win Best Director and Youn Yuh-jung became the first South Korean artist to win an Oscar for acting, two landmarks for Asian representation at the Oscars. They were part of a welcome and long overdue increase in …

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Tickets available for the 2022 Sundance Virtual Film Festival

printable versionEmail the page to a friendPDF version CHICAGO – As announced earlier in the month, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival has moved from a hybrid (online and in-person) to a strictly virtual festival from January 20-30. For all information, including tickets and ticket packages, click SUNDANCE 2022. For 2022 …

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Where have we seen the stars of Belfast before?

Caitriona Balfe Instantly recognizable to Outlander fans, Caitríona Balfe plays the time-traveling Claire Fraser in Starz’ historical drama. While traversing periods of history, Claire falls head over heels (literally) in love with rugged highland warrior Jamie Fraser and finds herself embroiled in various hairy situations, including the bloody Jacobite Rising. …

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Why Chicago Med’s Crockett Looks So Familiar

In the years leading up to his role in “Chicago Med”, Rains appeared in numerous independent feature films: the family fantasy film “AXL” in 2018, “Marjoun and the Flying Scarf” of 2019, “The Romance of 2019” Draupadi Unleashed “and Amazon Prime original” Takes From the Loop “, where he recorded …

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Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to wave of viruses

NEW YORK (AP) – Just two weeks before being held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its festival in person and reverting to a fully virtual edition due to the current wave of coronavirus. Festival organizers announced on Wednesday that the festival will begin as scheduled …

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Double Dose of Flee and Billie Eilish – The Hollywood Reporter

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the finalists of 15 finalists in 10 Oscar categories: feature documentary, short documentary, international feature film, makeup / hairstyle, original music, original song, short film by animation, live-action short, sound and visual effects – gives us some clues as …

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Full Circle Lab Philippines extended for three years | News

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the French production and consulting company Tatino Films are teaming up for a new three-year cycle (2022-2024) of the Full Circle Lab Philippines for film professionals from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Launched in 2019, the Project and Talent Development Program …

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Pedro Almodóvar always makes shocking films

In the 1970s, when he made his first shorts in Super 8 and his first feature film, Almodóvar’s uninhibited imagination allowed him to revise the plots on the fly as the friends who played his characters entered and left the rooms. shootings. From the start, his work challenged all the …

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Streaming Boom Pushes Big-Budget UK Production Spending to £ 6 Billion | Television industry

The amount spent on making Hollywood hits such as the latest Indiana Jones film and big budget dramas including the Star Wars TV spin-off Andor in the UK this year is on track to hit a record high of £ 6bn, thanks to a pandemic-fueled spending spree as streaming giants …

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Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF 2021 expands with “Money Heist” series

The 4th Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF 2021 presented by SBI in association with Anup Jalota was held LIVE ONLINE this year. MWFIFF, Devashish Sargam (Raj) the Founder and Director, along with his jury Anup Jalota, Jaspinder Narula, Gufi Paintal, Pt. Suvashit Raj, Yogesh Lakhani, added another new …

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List of the 2022 Oscars in animation, documentary and international feature films

The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has announced the eligibility lists for international animated films, documentaries and feature films, which are expected to have another very competitive year. There are 26 animated feature films eligible for this year’s awards, although some of the films have not yet had their …

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North Carolina State Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 Highlights Incentives for Film Industry

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – After a strong year in North Carolina, the state budget presents changing incentives for filmmakers. The new state budget for the next fiscal year changes the conditions for films requesting a rebate through the NC Cinema and Entertainment Exchange. The NC Film and Entertainment Grant program …

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Best Pokémon Book – WKRG News 5

Which Pokémon book is the best? Pokemon started out as a card game where two players pit magical creatures against each other. Each card represents a different Pokémon character, each with their own unique abilities. The game has grown incredibly popular and now covers video games, TV shows, and even …

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Alexandria Film Festival 2021 extended until December

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Film Festival, a regional showcase of independent films from around the world, has been extended for 15 days, the festival’s executive committee has announced. The 15-day extension is a nod to the festival’s 15th anniversary. Originally scheduled from November 11 to 25, the festival takes …

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South Buffalo’s New Film Studio Nears $ 2 Million Completion

More than $ 81 million has been awarded to support 97 priority projects in New York State under the eleventh cycle of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. This year, $ 150 million in Empire State Development grants were made available on an ongoing and competitive basis to meet the …

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Rising artist Sulene talks about influences, TV and film works, and more

Photo courtesy artist Brooklyn-based independent electro-pop artist born and raised in South Africa sulene sat down with Variance’s Ethan Ijumba to discuss her work as a composer for television and film, refreshing and well-received covers of the ’90s pop classics she recently released, from the times she has toured as …

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Cinedigm acquires North American rights to romantic comedy ‘7 Days’

The film, by the Duplass brothers, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2021 / Cinedigm today announced that the Company has acquired all North American rights to the romantic comedy 7 days, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film …

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Andrew Garfield Eyes Supporting Actor Submission for “Tammy Faye’s Eyes” (EXCLUSIVE)

In order to avoid dividing the votes and allowing for the possibility of securing two acting nominations this year, Searchlight Pictures will campaign Andrew Garfieldthe performance of televangelist Jim Bakker in “Tammy Faye’s eyes”For supporting acting consideration, based on an invitation that was sent to BAFTA voters for an upcoming …

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Halloween Kills to equal 13th record on special Friday

Halloween and Friday the 13th have always been equally beloved slasher franchises, but Michael Myers is close to tying an important record with Jason. The next Halloween kills is set to tie a major franchise record with Friday 13. These two long-running slasher franchises have been scaring and entertaining audiences …

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Eva Lanska’s award-winning film “Little French Fish” premiered on ShortsTV in Europe on Amazon Prime and other platforms on September 19th.

(September 22, 2021, JNS wire) London director Eva Lanska’s award-winning short Small french fish held its European premiere on the major shorts entertainment network ShortsTV on September 19, 2021. The film premiered on ShortsTV in North America on September 9, 2021 on DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Google Fiber, Frontier Communications and …

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Rozálie Brožková | Programming profile

Rozálie BrožkováProducerVernesCzech RepublicPitching: Seniors What’s the biggest problem facing the animation industry?In the animation industry in the Czech Republic we have had a lot of success and investment in short films, but we do not have funding for feature films or series. This is on top of the fact that …

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Global trade moves to the digital economy

IF anything positive came out of the pandemic, it could be the accelerated transition to the digital economy. As mentioned earlier in this space, the health crisis has highlighted the weaknesses of our telecommunications infrastructure and underscored the urgency of developing quality Internet connectivity. But with quarantines still limiting travel, …

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CII SummitFX 2021 saw eminent personalities talk about the current state, growth and future possibilities of the AVGC industry

CII’s Media and Entertainment Committee hosted the second edition of CII SummitFX, which lasted for six days and saw some interesting sessions from August 24-29. Fittingly, the theme for 2021 was “The Reset”. Emerging from the two waves of COVID 19, many industry verticals in the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming …

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Film festivals put Arkansas cinema in the spotlight

A growing number of film festivals are attracting the attention of filmmakers in northwest Arkansas and could create more jobs supporting the state’s creative economy, organizers say. “What’s so interesting about cinema is that it’s not just an art, it’s business, it’s economic development, it’s tourism,” said Kathryn Tucker, Director …

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Why Netflix Movies Look So Weird

The history of cinema as an art parallels its history as technology. Have you ever wondered why the color of The Wizard of Oz is so saturated? Well, it wasn’t the first technicolor film, but it was the first to effectively advertise MGM’s new 3-band color process to a global …

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Video & Film e-flux: the staff chooses Anocha Suwichakornpong, Graceland (2006) and Nightfall (2016) – Announcements

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter e-flux Video & Film is very pleased to present this month’s staff selection, with two short films by Anocha Suwichakornpong: Graceland (2006) and Nightfall (2016), streaming from Thursday July 1 to Saturday July 31, 2021. Anocha Suwichakornpong’s moving image works are innovative, stimulating and empowering. …

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2022 Governors’ Awards Profile: Samuel L. Jackson

Almost six years have passed since Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley snipes, and Denzel Washington present Spike lee with an honorary Academy Award in recognition of his influential career. Flanked by his colleagues, Jackson spoke for more than seven minutes about Lee’s impact on the film industry, with particular emphasis on …

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