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Women’s History Month Film Series

“2 Weeks in Lagos” with Mawuli Gavor and Beverly Naya

The selection of films from ADIFF’s Women’s Month Film Series is a modest contribution to the work of national and international filmmakers…

Some films deal with women, but other films by some of these authors go behind the camera to talk about men, and they do it with a firm hand.

— ADIFF

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs at Teachers College of l Columbia University – hosts The Women’s History Month Film Series, a selection of films celebrating films made by and celebrating women.

The film industry is a male-dominated industry all over the world. The selection of films from ADIFF’s Women’s Month Film Series is a modest contribution to the work of national and international filmmakers who, against all odds, have shattered the glass ceiling and succeeded in creating a work of cinematic art. significant. Films from Ethiopia, Tunisia, USA, Cuba, Brazil, Nigeria, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada, Samoa and Chad are part of the program.

Some films deal with women, but other films by some of these authors go behind the camera to talk about men, and they do it with a firm hand. They talk about issues of incredible relevance today such as Islam and women, racial identity, healing from abuse, tradition and modernity, race and education in Latin America and the United States. United, etc. They are revolutionary women whose works deserve an appreciation and understanding that some of them never had due to the fact that they speak with their voices in a field dominated by men.

The ADIFF Women’s History Month film series takes place virtually throughout the United States, including Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from March 18-21, 2022.
The series includes 3 programs, 8 documentaries and 9 stories. Ticket prices will range from $10 to $12 for a screening/program and $45 for an all-access pass.
ADIFF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
– Film “Loimata, The Sweetest Tears” by Anna Marbrook (New Zealand), a poignant but tender story of a family’s unconditional love in the face of intergenerational trauma. They return to their homeland of Samoa in their commitment to heal, find their identity and become whole again.

– “Fighting for Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI” by Joanne Burke (USA), a documentary that captures the plight of African American soldiers who fought in World War I, receiving the military decoration of the Croix de Guerre from France , while fighting discrimination and hate at home in America

– Le Regard féministe de Raja Amari, a program that includes two feature films by the Tunisian filmmaker: “Foreign Body”, a drama about a young Tunisian woman who flees her country and goes illegally to France; and the feature-length documentary “She Had a Dream” about Ghofrane, a young black Tunisian activist who embodies Tunisia’s current political upheaval.

– “The Fig Tree” by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia), a drama set during the Ethiopian Civil War about a Jewish teenager who hatches a scheme to prevent her Christian boyfriend from being conscripted.

– The Afro-Latino Women Behind the Camera program includes “Roots of My Heart” by Gloria Rolando (Cuba), a documentary that explores the 1912 massacre in Cuba of thousands of members of the Independents of Color, Cuba’s first black political party. hemisphere outside of Haiti; and “Baobab Flowers” ​​(USA/Brazil) by Gabriela Watson-Burkett, a personal documentary mixing poetic and observational images on the journey of two high school teachers: Storm Foreman (Nyanza Bandele), in Philadelphia, USA , and Priscila Dias , in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ADIFF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES AT A GLANCE:
“2 weeks in Lagos” by Kathryn Fasegha (Nigeria/Canada)
“Baobab Flowers” by Gabriela Watson-Burkett (Brazil/USA)
“Destroyed Childhood” by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
“Decade of Fire” by Vivian Vásquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran (USA)
“Feminine Dilemma” by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
“The Fig Tree” by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia)
“Fighting for Respect: African-American Soldiers in WW1” by Joanne Burke (USA)
“Foreign Body” by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
“Joy” by Solomon Onita Jr (USA)
“Kuessipan” by Myriam Verreault (Canada)
“Loimata: The Sweetest Tears” by Anna Marbrook + Zoom Conversation (New Zealand/Samoa)
“Mama Gloria” by Luchina Fisher (USA)
“Myopia” by Sanae Akroud (Morocco)
“Roots of my heart” by Gloria Rolando (Cuba)
“Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker” by Alessandra Muller (Cuba/Switzerland)
“She had a dream” by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
“White Lies” by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The ADIFF Women’s History Month film series is made possible through the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by the LMCC, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival wraps up https://cannesfest.org/virgin-media-dublin-international-film-festival-wraps-up/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 16:40:26 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/virgin-media-dublin-international-film-festival-wraps-up/ Irish language films An Cailín Ciúin and Roise & Frank scooped prestigious awards at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. Coming of age drama An Cailín Ciúin received the award for best Irish film, while Roise & Frankwhich tells the story of a woman who believes her late husband was reincarnated as a […]]]>

Irish language films An Cailín Ciúin and Roise & Frank scooped prestigious awards at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Coming of age drama An Cailín Ciúin received the award for best Irish film, while Roise & Frankwhich tells the story of a woman who believes her late husband was reincarnated as a stray dog, received the Best Ensemble award.

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Both films were made under the TG4, Screen Ireland and BAI CINE4 program and are due to hit cinemas later this year.

An Cailín Ciúin is the feature debut of writer/director Colm Bairéad and producer Cleona Ní Chrualaoi of Inscéal and Bairéad also received the Aer Lingus Discovery Award at DIFF earlier this week.

The film, which plays, debuted at the Berlinale Film Festival last month, becoming the first Irish-language feature to appear at the Berlinale, and was awarded the Generation Kplus International Jury Grand Prize for Best Film and received a special mention from the Children’s jury after its world premiere at the festival.

Roise & Frankdirected by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy and produced by Macalla Teo’s Cúán Mac Conghail, follows Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain) who lost the love of her life, her husband Frank, two years ago but begins to believe he can -having come back to life when a mysterious dog arrives and seems determined to connect with her.

Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, producer of An Cailín Ciúin said: “It’s a huge honor to receive the award for Best Irish Film. We are very honored to have been chosen from a host of fantastic Irish films.

“This award is a resounding endorsement of the Cine4 program, in which An Cailín Ciúin has been achieved, and of the vision of TG4, Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to develop and fund Irish language feature films.

“Go raibh míle maith agaibh to these backers, to our amazing cast and crew, to the Dublin Film Critics Circle and the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival for believing in our film and bringing it to an Irish audience for the first time.”

Rachael Moriarty, Director, Roise & Frank said: “I am delighted that Róise & Frank was well received at DIFF! It was brought to the big screen by a team of excellent actors who undoubtedly deserved recognition and we are delighted to receive the award for better together.

Roise & Frank is a fascinating and humorous story. The film is currently being screened at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in California, and audiences here are enjoying it as well. For many here, it’s the first time they’ve heard Irish and seen hurling!”

A Cailin Ciúin and Róise & Frank hits theaters later this year.

The curtain fell on the 20th anniversary of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival last night with the Irish premiere of My old schooldirector Jono McLeod’s look at the story of Brandon Lee in the 1990s, one of the strangest and most notorious impostor cases of modern times.

McLeod and fellow Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Were among those present at the closing ceremony of the 12-day festival.

Also last night, the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) Awards named Vortex as best film, with the award for best Irish film going to An Cailín Ciúin.

Speaking about this year’s festival, Gráinne Humphreys, Director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, said: “There has been a particular intensity in the audience reactions to screenings at this year’s festival.

“Tears flowing after our movie Opening Night An Cailín Ciúin to the laughter of our comic section (Roise and Frank, The good boss among others) to the emotional exhaustion of Gasper Noe Vortex to the horrors that rend the nerves you are not my mother and Celebration.. it was a roller coaster!

“I have to pay tribute to the tireless team at the festival who have worked so hard to bring this year’s film to life – to the filmmakers whose work we celebrate and to the audience who joined us, we are tired but very happy”

This year’s winners at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival:

Best film : Vortex

Best Director: Laura Samani, small body

Best Screenplay: Terence Davies, Blessing

Best actress: Anamaria Vartolomei, Event

Best Actor: Udo Kier swan song

Best First Feature: Blerta Basholli, Hive

Best Editor: Sean Baker, Red Rocket

Best Cinematography: Frédéric Noirhomme, Playground

Best Overall: Roise and Franck

Best Documentary: Maisie

Best Irish Film: The quiet girl

Best Irish Documentary: vicky

Special Jury Prize: Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest

George Byrne Maverick as Tristan Heanue (Harvest – short)

Discovery of Michael Dwyer: Kelly Campbell (An encounter – short)

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“Whirlwind of Emotions”: The Ottawa International Film Festival prepares for its first in-person screenings https://cannesfest.org/whirlwind-of-emotions-the-ottawa-international-film-festival-prepares-for-its-first-in-person-screenings/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:10:42 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/whirlwind-of-emotions-the-ottawa-international-film-festival-prepares-for-its-first-in-person-screenings/ Breadcrumb Links local arts OTTAWA – March 3, 2022 – Kelly Neall, Tish Chambers, Christina Frovolova- Gregory, Ben Compton, Tom McSorley, Devin Hartley, Sarah Lamoureux, Amanda Misko from the Ottawa International Film Festival. Photo by Wayne Cuddington /.jpg Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on […]]]>

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When 21-year-old filmmaker Adam Bowman was asked if he would like his short film to screen at the Ottawa International Film Festival, he didn’t hesitate to answer.

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“I was like, sure. Is that a rhetorical question?” said Bowman, a Toronto resident and director of the award-winning documentary short, A Man and His Murals.

Bowman and his team of eight – including Ottawa natives Julian Orzel, Käthe Zahn and Andrew Robichaud – will see their film in theaters for the first time on March 12.

“Honestly, it’s going to be a whirlwind of emotions,” he said of the idea of ​​opening for Kubrick in Kubrick, a three-time international award-winning documentary feature. “It’s nerve-wracking. Will people pay attention? Will people think it’s just the short before the movie they bought tickets for?

“At the same time, for me and my peers to be able to go in there and see it and kind of block it all out and enjoy the seven-minute movie that we’ve created, it’s just going to be the best feeling ever, to be honest. ”

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The film – which is about one of the very first street performers in Toronto – has been selected as part of the Ottawa International Film Festival, which opens March 9-20 for in-person screenings for the premiere. times in the short history of the event. The ByTowne Cinema, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Mayfair Theater will host screenings of the festival’s 26 internationally acclaimed feature films and 26 Canadian short films.

The first edition of the festival was supposed to take place in March 2020, but was canceled due to COVID-19. After screening the festival online for the 2021 season, IFFO is now turning on the spotlight for its first-ever in-person viewings.

“There is no substitute for having an audience sitting together in a theater and being able to discuss the film afterwards,” said Kelly Neall, Executive Director of IFFO. “We’ll try to keep it as open as possible so people can have a chance to meet filmmakers and talk to each other.”

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“We are thrilled to present IFFO 2022 as a primarily live event,” Tom McSorley, Executive Director of IFFO and the Canadian Film Institute, said in a press release. The festival will also present five films online for those from Ontario and Quebec.

McSorley said the festival “will adhere to public health and safety protocols.” For example, customers will be asked to provide a proof of vaccination QR code with government-issued photo ID at all venues before entering. There will also be mandatory masking when not eating or drinking, physical distancing and self-screening before arrival. Hand disinfection at planned stations will be available.

All of these measures will allow filmmakers to see their creations in person on the big screen for the first time in a long time – or in Bowman’s case, for the very first time. His film, which follows the artistic life and career of Toronto native Walter Ruston, entered seven festivals after being completed in May 2021. It won two awards for best documentary and best short film at the Canada Shorts festival.

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But all of these festivals were only screened online.

“You can’t show up, you can’t attend a panel, you can’t network or make your way to more festivals like most filmmakers,” Bowman said of film screening challenges. online only. “I didn’t think these opportunities would arise anymore.”

Luckily for the young filmmaker, IFFO’s programming team looked to festivals around the world to find candidates for this year’s event. “(It’s) the best kind of event of festivals,” Neall said.

IFFO is organized to allow an Ottawa audience to enjoy an international film festival in their own neighborhood, Neall said.

“We’re not really trying to compete with TIFF or any of the festivals in Montreal. (We) just bring people downtown to enjoy a night out and watch a screening and create a really dynamic and interesting attraction for the city.

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Twenty-six of the feature films will be paired with a Canadian short film that will be screened beforehand. “It will be a good duality there. You get the punchy short and then the more esoteric feature,” Bowman said.

Tickets start at $15 for a single screening, $50 for five screenings, and $200 for a full festival package.

“We really hope people will come. We try to offer our screenings to a younger audience, but I think it will appeal to everyone,” Neall said.

IFFO will work closely with its partners in ByTowne, OAG and Mayfair to project the festival.

“We hope people will be as excited as we are about coming to a film festival,” Neall said.

For more information, visit iffo.ca.

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The Toronto International Film Festival returns in person this fall https://cannesfest.org/the-toronto-international-film-festival-returns-in-person-this-fall/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 15:39:00 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-toronto-international-film-festival-returns-in-person-this-fall/ The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will return in person this fall, welcoming local and international guests from September 8-18. TIFF’s networking and celebratory events also return in-person, including the opening night, industry conference, filmmakers’ dinners, industry networking events, press and programming events and the Tribute Awards Gala. The move follows two consecutive years of […]]]>

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will return in person this fall, welcoming local and international guests from September 8-18.

TIFF’s networking and celebratory events also return in-person, including the opening night, industry conference, filmmakers’ dinners, industry networking events, press and programming events and the Tribute Awards Gala. The move follows two consecutive years of hybrid or largely digital festivals, a concession that TIFF, like many other film gatherings, made for public health reasons as COVID raged. In 2021, TIFF held live screenings, albeit at reduced capacity, and the festival had significantly fewer international attendees. Obviously, this edition will look much more like the pre-pandemic TIFF releases unless variants spoil those plans.

The festival also announced the addition of five new film curators to its programming team. Leading the team is Robyn Citizen, who has been appointed Director of Festival Programming and TIFF’s Film Library. Andréa Picard becomes principal curator of TIFF and the Cinémathèque. Also on the programming team are Kelly Boutsalis, Associate International Programmer, Canadian Feature Films; Jason Ryle, International Programmer, Indigenous Cinema; Jane Schoettle, senior international programmer, special presentations; and Ravi Srinivasan, Senior Director, TIFF Programming.

Returning seasonal programmers for TIFF 2022 include Jason Anderson, Diana Cadavid, Giovanna Fulvi, Nataleah Hunter-Young, Peter Kuplowsky, Dorota Lech and Thom Powers. TIFF’s team of programmers is complemented by full-time staff Steve Gravestock (festival programming) and Geoff Macnaughton (lead programmer, prime time).

TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey will select the gala presentations for the festival.

“We are thrilled to share this news about TIFF 2022 and introduce new voices to our programming team,” Bailey said in a statement. “Their expertise, passion and insights will both deepen and broaden TIFF’s curation. As we prepare our selections for the year-round TIFF Bell Lightbox and the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, we can’t wait to see what our new programmers will add to the mix.

Picard added: “The TIFF Cinematheque has played a huge role in my life as a dedicated film buff, its exceptional and generous programming having set the bar for film preservation around the world. Cinematheque screenings continually renew my passion for cinema, my admiration for filmmakers, and make me feel part of a larger community. I intend to honor this legacy, ensuring that TIFF audiences have access to programming that engages in international dialogue, is dynamic, relevant and meets the highest exhibition standards. It’s an exciting time for contemporary cinema, as well as for the history of cinema with its wide-open canon.

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Sydney & Melbourne: Win tickets to the 2022 International Jewish Film Festival! https://cannesfest.org/sydney-melbourne-win-tickets-to-the-2022-international-jewish-film-festival/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 13:20:58 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/sydney-melbourne-win-tickets-to-the-2022-international-jewish-film-festival/ Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal star in the Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Stage 6 film ‘HERE TODAY’ Australia: To celebrate the INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – which will run from February 23 to April 3 – we have organized a ticket offer for our subscribers in sydney and melbourne! From stories of unlikely friendships, […]]]>
Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal star in the Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Stage 6 film ‘HERE TODAY’

Australia: To celebrate the INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – which will run from February 23 to April 3 – we have organized a ticket offer for our subscribers in sydney and melbourne!

From stories of unlikely friendships, strange real-life events to heroes of history, the International Jewish Film Festival is making its sparkling return to Australian cinemas, showcasing the best of Jewish cinematic gems from around the world. Presenting 55 premiering films from 20 countries, the Festival will offer an extensive program; presenting 31 feature films, 25 documentaries and episodes of a TV series and 6 short films plus a suite of live arts events to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra, with the exciting new addition of the Gold Coast.

Among the many highlights: that of Olivier Dahan (Life in pink) moving and monumental biopic Simone Veil: a woman of the century; drama Here todaydirected by Billy Crystal, who also co-stars with Tiffany Haddish; tiger insiderecounting the initially strained friendship between a Holocaust survivor (Ed Asner, The farewell drink) and a runaway teenager; A radiant girl, a film presented at Cannes Critics’ Week 2021 on the experiences of a young woman during the Occupation in Paris; haunting drama The conference, shot on location at Lake Wannsee in Berlin, depicting the Nazi conference where the idea to murder millions of Jews across Europe was conceived; and documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohenan exploration of the singer-songwriter and his internationally acclaimed anthem’s journey from record label rejection to chart-topping hit.

For the full program and more information, visit the official festival website HERE.


2022 International Jewish Film Festival Screening Dates:

SYDNEY: March 3 – April 4 at the Ritz Cinema, Randwick, March 3 through April 23 at March Roseville Cinemas, Roseville. MELBOURNE: 2 March – 3 April at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick, March 3 – April 3 at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn. BRISBANE: March 10 – March 20 at New Farm Cinemas, New Farm. GOLDEN COAST: From March 26 to April 3 at Dendy Cinemas, Southport (Queen Street Village). CANBERRY: March 10 – March 20 at Dendy Cinemas, Canberra. PERTHE: February 23 – March 16 at Luna Palace, Leederville.


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Sedona Film Festival launches cameras starting this weekend https://cannesfest.org/sedona-film-festival-launches-cameras-starting-this-weekend/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 20:17:14 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/sedona-film-festival-launches-cameras-starting-this-weekend/ Lea Purcell An image from “Drover’s Wife” by Leah Purcell. The Sedona Film Festival kicked off this weekend and will continue through next Sunday. It’s a throwback to all in-person screenings following last year’s hybrid model. Unlike the Cannes or Toronto film festivals, executive director Pat Schweiss said Sedona offers unique access for filmmakers. “Of […]]]>

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An image from “Drover’s Wife” by Leah Purcell.

The Sedona Film Festival kicked off this weekend and will continue through next Sunday.

It’s a throwback to all in-person screenings following last year’s hybrid model.

Unlike the Cannes or Toronto film festivals, executive director Pat Schweiss said Sedona offers unique access for filmmakers.

“Of the 145 films, we probably have three-quarters of them represented by a filmmaker or a movie star or someone who’s here to do a Q&A. They make themselves so readily available to our audience who can talk to people who made the movies and you are shoulder to shoulder with them,” he said.

The programming will include feature films, short films, student films and special programs as well as a varied selection of workshops. Schweiss said the festival judges try to feature films that aren’t available on the small screen, but that’s sometimes difficult due to tandem releases in theaters and on streaming platforms.

“We always want people to experience movies the way they’re meant to be seen on the big screen, surrounded by other people watching the same movie and having that shared experience,” Schweiss said. “Streaming services are wonderful for what they do, but they’re sort of the antithesis of a film festival.”

Although proof of vaccination is not required to attend, masks are mandatory.

“We did not want to become the vaccination police. We didn’t want to put that on our volunteers and staff, having to watch that. But we thought people are respectful. You go to a Broadway show, you keep your mask on the whole time. You are traveling on a flight, you keep your mask on all the time. We can definitely do that for a 90 minute or 2 hour movie,” Schweiss said.

The films will screen at the Mary D. Fisher Theater, the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, and the two largest theaters at Harkins Theaters Sedona 6.

Among the workshop hosts is award-winning writer/producer David Isaacs, who won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Drama Series for his work on the second season of “Mad Men.” His work also includes episodes of “M*A*S*H,” “Frasier,” “The Simpsons” (with Ken Levine), and “Cheers,” for which he and Levine won a Primetime Emmy.

28and-Sedona International Film Festival annual selections

Narrative characteristics

Ahed’s Knee, Albatros, Americanish, Atlas, Betrayed, Black Box, Black White and the Greys, De Gaulle, Dear Zoe, Delicious, The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, Drunken Birds, Four for Fun, France, Helene, Implanted , Kiss Me Kosher, The Last Bus, Lifeline, Moon, Luzzu, Margrete: Queen in the North, Marvelous and the Black Hole, Our Almost Completely True Story, The Pact, Peace Through Chocolate, Peeky, Pie in the sky, Plan A, Tokyo Shaking, Two Eyes, Wake Up, You Will Remember Me.

Documentary Features

The 12th Hour, The Addict’s Wake, After Antarctica, The Art of Making It, Ascension, Boycott, Bring it Home, Building a Bridge, Calendar Girls, Carlos Ghosn: The Last Flight, Cat Daddies, Code Name: Nagasaki, The Conductor, A Crack In The Mountain, Exposer Muybridge, Faith Can Move Mountains, Free Renty: Lanier c. Harvard, Life & Life: A Story of Redemption, Me To Play, The Neutral Ground, The New Gospel, Representation, Powerlands, Refuge, The Return: Life After ISIS, River, Scenes from the Glittering World, The Sound of Us, Speer Goes to Hollywood, Three Minutes: A Lengthening, A Tree of Life, Trust Me.

Narrative Shorts

27 Children, : 60 Seconds, Beautiful Violence, Biology 101, Ruth’s Book, CA•DENCE, Meltdown!, Cyn, Distances, Dog Years, Dreamy, Enough., Faith, Goodnight, Gum, Johnny The Dime, The Lady Edison, Leylak, A Life Within, Lioness, The Little Drummer Boy, Masque-19, Nur et Abir, of our intrusions., Orbital Christmas, Read No More, Ready Forward, Recipiphany, Sproutland, Tell me something, These Last Hours, To Be Saved, True Story: I Feel, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Urania Leilus, Volley, Welcome to Forever.

Animated short film

The park bench and the space race.

Documentary short films

Arche de l’Apocalypse, Añay Kachi: The Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes, Before They Fall, The Bitter Root, California on Fire, Cloud of Witnesses, Coded, A Concerto is a Conversation, Fog, Footsteps, For Our Girls: A Conversation with black women, from my window, full picture, give and take, guardians of paradise, Inga, in the circle, Joychild, lawnmower men, learning to breathe, love bugs, the last fresco by Lydia Emily, the mountain and the girl, Neurodivergent, Our Daughters, Second Sight, Senior Prom, A Ship from Guantanamo, Snowy, The Sound of Gravity, Sound of Judgment, Spirits and Rocks: An Azorean Myth, The Spiritual Exercises, Tehachapi, Unlivable Oasis , Voice Above Water, When We Were Bullies, The Wild Inside.

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022 announces new virtual guests and other industry events https://cannesfest.org/virgin-media-dublin-international-film-festival-2022-announces-new-virtual-guests-and-other-industry-events/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 16:39:50 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/virgin-media-dublin-international-film-festival-2022-announces-new-virtual-guests-and-other-industry-events/ blank media Dublin International Film FestivalFounded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda for the year with its program of outstanding Irish and international films. Following is delighted to announce a host of new additions to the program, including an exclusive online chat with award-winning actor and Festival regular Andrew Scott; as […]]]>

blank media Dublin International Film Festival is delighted to announce a host of new additions to the program, including an exclusive online chat with award-winning actor and Festival regular Andrew Scott; as well as an online industry masterclass with acclaimed director Susanne Bier (In a better world, The night manager), the first female director to win a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and a European Film Award.

We were delighted with the response to our 20and Anniversary festival program from new Irish feature films to the comedy selection, cult films and the extensive showcase of world cinema and now we’ve added some extra elements and guests. We are delighted and honored to present a very special anniversary conversation with the famous Andrew Scott who shares his memories of showing films at the festival and much more in a wide-ranging conversation about Irish cinema and the importance of seeing films At the movie theater. Our Directors Masterclass will celebrate the career of award-winning Danish director Susanne Bier – hosted by our very own Neasa Hardiman.

Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director

Accustomed to the Festival, he attends the screenings of his films by Anton Tchekov The dualup to The deer and handsome devilAndrew Scott will join festival director Gráinne Humphreys in an online conversation about his distinguished career and to celebrate Festival 20and Birthday.

Also marking the 20andAnniversary journalist Tara Brady has written an oral history of the festival with reminiscences from attendees and audience members, looking back at some of the Festival’s hilarious and heartwarming moments over its 20-year history.

A highlight of the Industry programme, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will present an exclusive online filmmaking masterclass with Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier, hosted by acclaimed Irish director Neasa Hardiman. Bier’s films are often set in a large-scale global context, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring explosive emotions and the complexity of family ties. This unique combination is part of the formula that made her Denmark’s first female director and a global powerhouse.

Always popular industry events, this year’s casting event will see top casting directors Maureen Hughes, Shakyra Dowling, Susan Shopmaker, Barry Coyle and Manuel Puro take part in a live online panel discussion on how they navigate the industry in a post-covid world, cast your favorite movies and how to spot a star.

Raising Films Ireland, supporting and defending the rights of parents and guardians in the screen industries, will present the groundbreaking findings of its first report at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. The Pursuit Of Change interviewed over 450 professionals and reveals how a ‘lost generation’ has been forced to choose between a career and a family life due to a lack of flexibility and prejudice. The research team led by Raising Films Ireland board member Dr Susan Liddy (MIC, University of Limerick) included Dr Anne O Brien (University of Maynooth) and Fergal Rhatigan (University of Maynooth). The day’s panel will include Anna Rogers (director/producer), Lenny Abrahamson (director), Jody O’Neill (playwright), Macdara Kelleher (producer).

Continuing the Festival’s outreach to local communities, the Screen 8 This year the program has been extended to older people from the Dublin 8 community who, with the guidance of filmmaker Paul Farren, have created their own short film which will premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on February 25. In addition, the Older Film Critics initiative, facilitated by journalist Esther McCarthy, will create an informal educational space for more mature people to engage with international cinema and older/classic and independent authors. Participants from both initiatives will be joined by public health officials for a panel discussion on seniors on screen about the importance of screen representation and the positive mental and physical effects of cultural engagement.

This year, the Festival will present a small selection of films with HOH subtitles, or “closed captions”, this additional capacity is to ensure that the widest possible audience can participate in the Festival. HOH subtitles refer to subtitles specifically intended for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These subtitles are shown on the screen during specially advertised screenings. The film selection is as follows: Roise & Frank, Nitram, The worst person in the world, Bergman Islandand My old school (second screening).

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival and NCAD have collaborated in recent years on a bespoke poster exhibition for the screening of films as part of the Festival, NCAD Poster Exhibition. The highly imaginative and original approach to the film posters showcases the breadth and variety of the Festival, as well as the Irish and international nature of the programme. This year, the exhibition will be presented at Light House Cinema from 21stFebruary for the duration of the Festival.

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022 box office is now open at www.diff.ie

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Full program announced for 36th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival https://cannesfest.org/full-program-announced-for-36th-bfi-flare-london-lgbtqia-film-festival/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 19:21:16 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/full-program-announced-for-36th-bfi-flare-london-lgbtqia-film-festival/ The 36th edition of IBF Rocket: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival unveiled its complete program tonight with a launch event at IBF Southbank as well as on IBF FlareFacebook and IBF Youtube. One of the largest and longest running queer film events in the world this year IBF Flare will take place face-to-face, and will also […]]]>

The 36th edition of IBF Rocket: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival unveiled its complete program tonight with a launch event at IBF Southbank as well as on IBF FlareFacebook and IBF Youtube. One of the largest and longest running queer film events in the world this year IBF Flare will take place face-to-face, and will also offer a selection of titles available on IBF Player at UKto a wide audience, and to international audiences through Five Films for Freedom – now in its seventh year, in partnership with the British Council. This year features 6 world premieres, 56 feature films and 84 short films from 42 countries, with tickets going on sale via bfi.org.uk/flare on February 24.

As previously announced, IBF Flare opens Wednesday, March 16 with the UK premiere of Alli Haapasalo’s award-winning coming-of-age drama Girl Picture, about three girls on the dawn of womanhood, which won the Sundance Cinema Drama Audience Award and just screened at the Berlinale. The festival closes on Saturday March 26 with the world premiere of Kevin Hegge’s feature-length documentary TRAMPS!, a look at 1980s London and the unique cross-fertilization of British art, fashion, music and film that culminated in the ‘New Romantics’.

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Other world premiere screenings at the festival include Jean Carlomusto’s Esther Newton Made Me Gay, who exudes wisdom, passionate research and a healthy dose of New York savvy in this celebratory portrait of the pioneering octogenarian American scholar whose the work of life formed the foundation of LGBTQIA+ cultural anthropology. Director Matt Carter’s In from the Side explores the lives of a gay London rugby team, both on and off the pitch, revealing the many different games people play. Two young men learn to navigate Iranian courts to begin their transition in Saeed Gholipour’s documentary This Is Not Me; and Jacquie Lawrence’s Gateways Grind joins Sandi Toksvig on a journey through lesbian London to uncover the history of the legendary Gateways club, one of the oldest lesbian clubs of all time, and the women who drank, danced and loved inside.

Esther Newton Made Me Gay (2022)

This year IBF The Flare program demonstrates how the richness and diversity LGBTQIA+ stories in the film can be. For so long, queer stories have been largely hidden. It took generations of individual and community bravery, ingenuity and struggle to make these stories visible. This 2022 edition includes untold stories; both imagined and those that explore personal truths and stories, bringing to light the LGBTQIA+ champions of the past.

The festival features a compelling selection of documentaries that uncover lost or hidden queer family histories. Jimmy’s world premiere in Saigon sees filmmaker Peter McDowell embark on a heartfelt journey to understand the truth behind his brother’s mysterious death, while Robin Hunzinger’s startlingly poetic film Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang brings the long-hidden story of her Marcelle, grandmother’s rebellious schoolgirl sweetheart in the 1920s. Plus, the international premiere of It Runs in the Family tells the richly textured story of a queer filmmaker who discovers that it is linked to a long-forgotten pioneer of Caribbean cinema, Oscar Torres.

The European premiere of Boulevard! A Hollywood Story is the latest documentary from IBF Flare favorite Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Tab Hunter Confidential), who uncovers some of Hollywood’s hidden queer history and proves that life does indeed imitate art.

Framing Agnes is Chase Joynt’s anticipated sequel to No Ordinary Man, which screened at IBF Flare last year. An intriguing recreation of forgotten trans history, co-written with Morgan M Page, and starring Zackary Drucker, Angelica Ross and Silas Howard.

This year IBF The Flare program also looks at the queer women who have shaped the face of modern music, without always getting the credit they deserve. Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music is a light-hearted celebration of the unsung heroes behind some of country music’s biggest hits of the past four decades, and Fanny: The Right to Rock is a celebration of the 1970s rock band that was l one of the first all-girl groups to release an album in the weand were championed by David Bowie, who claimed they were as important as the Beatles.

For those who like their music heavy, Sirens is a lively, loud and thought-provoking documentary straight out of Sundance about an all-female Middle Eastern queer thrash rock band from Lebanon, while Leigh Brooks’ The Sound of Scars, a captivating chronicle of the metal group Life of Agony, whose singer Mina Caputo came out as transgender in 2011.

Screening is also Charli XCX: Alone Together is a warm DIY Bradley documentary & Pablo following acclaimed pop star Charli XCXwho teamed up with her legions of queer fans around the world to create a new album during the 2020 lockdown.

This inspiring selection of musical documentaries is contextualized by a IBF Flare-themed event, Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves: Queer Women in Music, helping to raise the profile of queer women working at the heart of the industry today.

The screening of the archives is Mohamed Camara’s 1997 queer African cinema classic, Dakan. Dubbed West Africa’s first film on homosexuality, this is an opportunity to reevaluate the significance of Dakan, a film that was funded by the Guinean government and was the subject of protests during of its production.

Presented in partnership with African Odysseys, Madame Satã is Karim Aïnouz’s bold, beautiful and epic tale of an extraordinary and notorious Brazilian nightlife legend, criminal, queen and folk heroine of Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian underworld. The film is followed by a Questions and answers discussion with Aïnouz and lead actor Lázaro Ramos discussing how LGBTQIA+ and representations of race in Brazil have evolved in the 20 years since its Cannes premiere.

“A recurring theme in IBF Flare 2022 is the rediscovery of forgotten queer histories and the recognition of LGBTQIA+ pioneers whose pioneering work has so often been overlooked,” says Michael Blyth, IBF Main programmer of Flare. “By reflecting on the past, we can better understand the present, appreciate how far we’ve come, while recognizing how much there is still to do. At the heart of this year’s festival is a glorious celebration of a collective queer history that we cannot take for granted.

Tricia Tuttle, IBF The Director of Festivals, says: “We are all looking forward to welcoming the public back to an in-person event. IBF Flare, our first since 2019, and with the bonus of online screenings for the public who cannot go on site, wherever they are in the UK. And this year’s program truly offers something for every queer audience and movie fan – engaging personal stories and bold, adventurous films.

On the Other Side (2022)

Now in its eighth year, the IBF Rocket x BAFTA Crew Mentoring Program in partnership with IBF NETWORKwhich discovers, develops and funds new and emerging filmmakers through National Lottery funding, offers six emerging programs LGBTQIA+ filmmakers the opportunity to strengthen and develop their industry knowledge and professional relationships. Selected mentees will receive year-round mentorship from a senior industry leader, as well as a tailored program of workshops and 1-2-1 meetings, masterclasses and talks festival accreditation, and access to BAFTAprogram of events throughout the year. Previous program mentors have included Luca Guadagnino, Kate Herron Oliver Hermanus, Isaac Julien, Desiree Akhavan and Russell T Davies.

For professionals working in the film and screen industries, this year IBF The Flare industry program will be back with delegate networking and dedicated events. Press and industry screenings will return to IBF Southbank and the digital visualization library will be powered by Shift72. Full IBF The lineup of Flare industry programs will be announced in the coming weeks.

Once again, IBF Flare will be in partnership with the British Council for Five Films for Freedom, which is making five LGBTQIA+ thematic short films available for the whole world to watch online for free for the duration of the festival. Available internationally via the British Council’s YouTube channel, Five Films for Freedom has been on the air since 2015 and the program has seen nearly 15 million people view the films in over 200 countries and principalities, including many parts of the world. where homosexuality is criminalized, and in some cases, punishable by death.

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Originally published: February 15, 2022

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The Cleveland International Film Festival hopes you’ll make this year’s theme shine https://cannesfest.org/the-cleveland-international-film-festival-hopes-youll-make-this-years-theme-shine/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 16:22:36 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/the-cleveland-international-film-festival-hopes-youll-make-this-years-theme-shine/ There is more than just a glimmer of optimism in the theme, unveiled Friday morning February 11, for the next Cleveland International Film Festival: “Shine On”. CIFF said in a press release that the marketing campaign, designed by Cleveland’s Type Twenty Seven team, “is not just a nod to the festival’s stunning new home in […]]]>

There is more than just a glimmer of optimism in the theme, unveiled Friday morning February 11, for the next Cleveland International Film Festival: “Shine On”.

CIFF said in a press release that the marketing campaign, designed by Cleveland’s Type Twenty Seven team, “is not just a nod to the festival’s stunning new home in Playhouse Square, but also a celebration of the spark of excitement generated by the return of CIFF’s in-person format.”

This year’s festival, known as CIFF46, will take place from Wednesday March 30 to Saturday April 9 at Playhouse Square. It will be followed by a virtual version – CIFF46 Streams – available from April 10 to 17 on the festival’s streaming platform. The festival in 2020 and 2021 was entirely virtual due to the pandemic.

Brittyn DeWerth, Creative Director and Owner of Type Twenty Seven, in a statement described the philosophy of the ‘Shine On’ theme thus: “One aspect of the film festival that has always resonated with our team is the dedication of patrons and their unwavering love for the Festival. During the last years of uncertainty, they persevered. This year, our goal was to express this dedication with a slogan that sums up their resilience in the face of the beauty of the place. Everyone is a beacon of light celebrating together as they all shine.”

Another important piece of CIFF’s marketing campaign – the festival trailer – is in the works. CIFF is once again working with Fusion Filmworks of Cleveland to produce the trailer, which will be released on the opening night of CIFF46.

The festival will feature over 300 films, as well as Q&A sessions with filmmakers and events focused on audience engagement. CIFF will announce the lineup on Friday, March 4. Tickets will go on sale to CIFF members on Friday March 11 and to the public on Friday March 18.

Membership information is here.

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River Valley Film Society Announces Second Fort Smith International Film Festival – The Free Weekly https://cannesfest.org/river-valley-film-society-announces-second-fort-smith-international-film-festival-the-free-weekly/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 19:55:30 +0000 https://cannesfest.org/river-valley-film-society-announces-second-fort-smith-international-film-festival-the-free-weekly/ MONIQUE HOOPER mhooper@nwadg.com Plans for the second Fort Smith International Film Festival are underway, with the River Valley Film Society holding a press conference on January 20 to announce details of the summer event and the significance of the “Borderlands” theme. The first festival received 396 submissions from 43 countries, with more than 130 […]]]>


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Plans for the second Fort Smith International Film Festival are underway, with the River Valley Film Society holding a press conference on January 20 to announce details of the summer event and the significance of the “Borderlands” theme.

The first festival received 396 submissions from 43 countries, with more than 130 short films, music videos, documentaries and feature films screened.

“I love movies, so being able to share my love of movies with the town of Fort Smith and the river valley – it’s just a joy to have people come to see movies they never would have seen,” Brandon Chase Goldsmith, chairman of the film company and executive director of the film festival, said.

Goldsmith said the 2022 film festival will take place August 26-27 at Temple Live, 200 N. 11th St. He said Temple Live was chosen because the historic theater building will provide an all-in-one cinematic experience. one, with room for several of the screenings, Q&A panels, workshops and a lounge.

Submissions open via Film Freeway on February 4 and run through the end of June. This year’s categories are People of Color, Indigenous, Music Videos, High School and College Student Submissions, Documentaries, Short Films and Feature Films.

“So basically we have a whole range of films that we’re looking for, and throughout the process we try to keep our entry fees very accessible,” Goldsmith said. “They only go from $10 to $25 for very late entries on our fee. But students until the end of registration are free, because we really want to encourage student participation in the festival.

Goldsmith said the theme is both a nod to Fort Smith’s history as a frontier town and a way filmmakers and cinephiles live their lives — on the borders between different aspects of life like l age and ethnicity – allowing for a range of experiences and perspectives to be presented. .

“The film has a way of showing where those borders are overcome, or where people bump into borders. That’s where the creativity happens, it’s within those boundaries, and the movies bring those experiences to the big screen,” he explained.

“To me, that means we are at the limit of what is possible. We’re on the edge of what can be,” said Jeff Smith, member of the film company’s board of directors and chief financial officer of production company TGE Global Entertainment. “And when we sit at that threshold, when you sit at that line, that’s when dreaming can happen. For me, it’s one of the beautiful things about cinema. It’s someone’s dream, someone’s vision, and they can tell a story through that dream.

Smith said members of the TGE were invited to be keynote speakers at last year’s film festival, which led to a partnership with the film company to produce a film about the federal court deputy. ‘Arkansas, Bass Reeves.

TGE is also the company working on the construction of a multi-million dollar soundstage and film studio at Chaffee Crossing.

Brandon Goldsmith, president of the River Valley Film Society, speaks during a press conference Jan. 20 at Temple Live in Fort Smith announcing the 2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival. The event will take place on Jan. 26-27 August at Temple Live. (The Free Weekly/Hank Layton)

“That’s exactly why film festivals like this are so important to economies like Fort Smith,” Smith said.

Goldsmith noted that the festival also strengthens the local creative economy by creating jobs and showcasing regional talent to the world.

Talicia Richardson, executive director of 64.6 Downtown, explained that the creative economy involves the material and financial support needed to provide art in the community.

“By bringing another level of art to our community with the international film festival, we are expanding our reach in the community,” she added. “The young talent, the seasoned talent that is available in our community is here. It is time for us, through this film festival, to bring them out.

Goldsmith said he hopes the covid numbers will drop by August to allow more people to attend, but the film company intends to continue offering tickets online so people around the world can watch without having to travel. He added that once submissions open next month, the film company will provide more information on a series of pre-festival films in Fort Smith and Van Buren that will feature some of last year’s submissions.

“One of the things with cinema and independent film is that we have to build an audience,” Goldsmith said. “Plus, they’re just fun to watch.”

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FAQs

Fort Smith International Film Festival:

Borderlands

WHEN — August 26-27

WHERE — Temple Live, 200 N. 11th St. in Fort Smith

COST — Ticket packages coming soon

INFO — fortsmithfilm.com

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