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Business Of Film Conference, SEEfest 2016

Early Saturday morning, filmmakers congregated at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles to discuss new areas of interest that have been generated over the year. This year the conference focused on technology and convergence in the movie/media world. With the main question being, will this entire new wave of tech help to ... Full story

Sam Mendes Heading the Jury for the 73rd Venice Film Festival

On the endorsement of Venice Film Festival’s director, Alberto Barbera, the Biennale di Venezi board of directors, chaired by Paolo Baratta, has selected the British filmmaker Sam Mendes (‘Spectre,’ ‘Road to Perdition’) to preside over the 73rd Festival’s jury.Mendes will ... Full story

A Look Into the 2016 New York Indian Film Festival

From May 7 to 14, film enthusiasts will enjoy a line-up of independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films connected to the Indian subcontinent at the 16th New York Indian Film Festival. Organizers have in store 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 ... Full story

The Egyptian Film ‘Clash’ Only One Of Its Kind At Cannes

This Thursday morning, Mohamed Diab's latest film ‘Clash’ (or ‘Eshtebak’) was selected for screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It will compete in Cannes’s ‘Un Certian Regard’ section. ‘Clash’ will be the sole representative film from Egypt to be ... Full story

Iranian Short Film ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ Awarded Best Cinematography

After taking home a number of prizes from previous festivals, ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ (2014) has grabbed itself another. Atlas International Film Gmbh has awarded the Iranian short film with Best Cinematography. The film’s star, Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, ... Full story

Palms Springs’ ShortFest Wins Cinema Without Borders’ Seal of Excellence

Burbank, California, April 15, 2016: Today, Cinema Without Boarders announces the winner of our “Seal of Excellence.” The award is to recognize organizations that have taken extraordinary steps in creating an exceptional work of art or event in relation to ... Full story

Winners of the 2016 Saudi Film Festival

The 2016 Saudi Film Festival concluded Monday night in the Gulf coast city of Dammam, after four days of screenings and filmmaking workshops aimed at establishing a well-founded Saudi film industry.More than 50 Saudi screenplays, still awaiting production, and 70 ... Full story

Winners of India’s 2016 National Film Awards

Ahead of the official ceremony, to be held on May 3rd, the awards to India’s 63rd National film awards were announced. The big winner of the night was the historical Bollywood drama ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ taking home five awards, while at ... Full story

Softbank of Japan Invests $250M in WME-IMG

Japan’s Softbank has invested $250 million in WME-IMG, which values the talent and sports agency at $5.5 billion, the companies announced today. Private equity firm Silver Lake is the biggest shareholder in WME-IMG, having invested $200m for a 31% stake back ... Full story

Brititsh Film Insititute Strikes Deal with Chinese Streaming Platform iQIYI

iQIYI,  a Chinese Streaming site with over 10 million paying customers, recently made a deal with the British Film Institute that would allow BFI an opportunity to expand into the Chinese market. Currently the agreement allows the BFI to curate ... Full story

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