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Line-up For 2016 Venice Days Revealed

Out of the 11 titles in competition representing 20 nationalities and including seven female directors, 10 of these films will be world premieres and seven of them will be first works. Long time independent sidebar to the Venice International Film Festival, Venice Days will run from August 31 to September 10. Spanning ... Full story

Warner Bros. Sets Plans To Expand Local Film Productions In S. Korea

First-time writer and director Lee Ju-yeong along with other established South Korean directors like Kim Jee-woon (‘The Good the Bad, and the Weird) are riding a tidal wave of new local production being rolled out by Warner Brothers. The company plans ... Full story

Toronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line Up

This past Tuesday, TIFF offered a first glance at the panels to come for its September event. These include discussions on the Brexit as well as Hollywood’s gender bias problem. To top it off, there will also be a conversation ... Full story

Judges For New Zealand’s Best Short Film Competition Announced

This past Thursday morning, the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) selected the team of judges who will work together to choose New Zealands next best short film. Carthew Neal and Emily Perkins will join Buffy Mckinnon to judge six short ... Full story

Aspen Film Names Trio Of Festival Experts As Guest Programming Directors For 2016-17 Season

Aspen, CO (July 20, 2016) – Tapping three female industry veterans to lead its slates in the coming year, Aspen Film today announced special guest programmers for its flagship events during the 2016-17 season. Rachel Chanoff has been named Director of ... Full story

China Film Group Co. Sets Records As It Prepares For $611M Stock Offering

Breaking records for the Shangai Stock Exchange, China Film Group Corporation's $611 million intial public offering will be the largest in the history of Chinese entertainment.  The $611 million translates to 4.09 billion yuan.  China Film Co. is a state run ... Full story

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 Award Winners

This past weekend Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2016 awarded some of the best films from across the globe. ZIFF 2016 took place from July 9th to the 17th with more than a week of film screenings and special events ... Full story

Thousands Attend Funeral For Iranian Film Director Abbas Kiarostami

Thousands of Iranians, including artists, intellectuals, and others have attended the funeral ceremony in Tehran of the country’s top filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, who died last week at the age of 76.Kiarostami, the winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes ... Full story

Toronto Film Festival Partners With Instagram To Create Digital Shorts Competition.

The Toronto International Film Festival, taking notice of the flurry of photos and videos posted to Instagram, has partnered with the Facebook-owned app to launch a digital shorts competition. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival will see new and established filmmakers from around ... Full story

China’s Box Office Drops In the Second Quarter of 2016

After years of surging growth, China's box office experienced a 4.6 percent decline in the second quarter of 2016, with the first-half gain of 21 percent its lowest in years.A few months ago, it would have seemed inconceivable.China's box office ... Full story

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76

Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish.Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme ... Full story

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