Browsing: Festivals

Marcus Lindeen’s new documentary confronts its viewers with their obsession with sex and violence. Santiago Genovés, a Mexican anthropologist, decided to isolate and study a group of people on a raft while crossing the Atlantic ocean for 3 months in 1973. He got the idea for this study when, in November 1972, he was flying to a conference on violence and his plane was hijacked by a group of terrorists. Santiago was hoping that by this isolation and confronting the participants with harsh situations, he would find the root of the human conflicts. After many people volunteered to participate in…

Right out of the theater and both hyped up and disturbed by this important film. A great work of investigative journalism, Cold Case Hammarskjiöld is a must-see for everyone to see the dark history of the genocide of Africans by the American and British intelligence services. Shown as part of the Wisconsin Film Festival, the film starts with a black-and-white animation showing a plane being blown up in the sky. Soon, we find out the plane belonged to Dag Hammarskjiöld, the second secretary general of the United Nations. Mads Brügger adopts a combination of animation, photos, and live-action to make…

The following French films are included in the lineup of 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival: A FAITHFUL MAN (L’HOMME FIDELE), directed by Louis Garrel, screening on April 12 (6:30pm, Roxie Theater) and April 17 (6pm, YBCA Screening Room) Louis Garrel stars in his own buoyant romantic farce as Abel, sweetly passive and buffeted by others’ whims. His lover, Marianne (Laetitia Casta), dumps him for his friend Paul, only to come back into the picture years later, while Paul’s winsome younger sister Eve (Lily-Rose Depp) acts out on a years-in-the-making obsessive crush. Garrel wrote the screenplay with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière (Belle…

DC Independent Film Festival has announced the Award winners for its 20th edition. One of the winners is Sedika Mojadidi that has received Best Film by a Woman Director Inaugural Award for her film FACING THE DRAGON. https://youtu.be/UVSRq1KWpfo Sedika Mojadidi, director/producer/cinematographer, is an Award winning independent filmmaker, Sedika Mojadidi has directed two feature documentaries, “Motherland Afghanistan,” (2006, PBS< Independent Lens) and “Facing the Dragon”, (PBS, 2018). Some of her television work includes: the critically acclaimed ABC News documentary series, “Boston Med” and television/documentary projects for PBS, The Discovery Channel, TLC, A&E, Guardian Multi Media and Human Rights Watch. Her writing is published…

WINSTON-SALEM — Celebrating its 21st season, the RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 4 to 14, bringing about 160 screenings to Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Based in Winston-Salem, RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary Short and Animated Short. In April 2018, RiverRun was named by Moviemaker magazine as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worldwide Worth the Entry Fee.” More recently, in January, USA Today named RiverRun one of the “10 amazing film festivals worth traveling for.” RiverRun is evaluating more than 1,600 films that were submitted for consideration. The 2019 festival lineup will…

The seventh Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, that kick-starts on Wednesday, will set some new highs this year. Organised by Goethe Institut, along with Marupakkam, the city-based cinema collective, the festival lasting five days will offer an interesting line-up for film aficionados. Curated by Amudhan RP, the festival director as well as the founder of Marupakkam (established in 1996), the festival will screen around 35 documentaries and 15 short films from across India and countries like Germany, Spain, Russia, Israel, China, and Italy. “We have chosen contemporary films that are made over the past two years. Since I curate…

The 20th Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will continue over this weekend on  January 19th and 20th at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills. “top films from the top of Europe” featuring “Oscar” submissions and other current films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA–Baltic neighbors Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. www.sffla.net The festival has become a highlight of the “film season” run up to awards season culminating in the Oscars. The festival has been called “Nordic film’s ‘home away from home’ in the film capital of the world.” The annual residency has created…

If there was one through line in the IFC’s first (and hopefully not last) annual Iranian Film Festival New York, it would be the idea of artistic stasis—of artists either incapable or not allowed to create. Many of the films are self-reflexive examinations of filmmaking within Iran’s notoriously tightly-censored industry, while in others writers struggle to conquer seemingly insurmountable writer’s block. But beyond the confines of the creative industry, we find families paralyzed by internal divisions or trapped within desperate socio-economic circumstances. Regardless of their differences, the films featured represent both the current art cinema Iran gained international fame for…

The 20th Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will be in residence at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills January 5, 6, 19 20 with “top films from the top of Europe” featuring “Oscar” submissions and other current films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and with BalticFilmExpo@SFFLA–Baltic neighbors Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. www.sffla.net The festival has become a highlight of the “film season” run up to awards season culminating in the Oscars. The festival has been called “Nordic film’s ‘home away from home’ in the film capital of the world.” The annual residency has created…

A thriller about corrupt politicians and a feel-good comedy about special-needs basketball players will face off at the 33rd annual edition of Spain’s top film honors, the Goya Awards, taking place in Seville on Feb. 2. With 13 nods, political thriller The Realm led the nominations to the Goya Awards unveiled Wednesday in Madrid, followed closely by Spain’s foreign-language Oscar nominee Champions, which got 11 nods. Both will compete for best film against Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, San Sebastian International Film Festival Golden Shell winner Between Two Waters, and Carmen & Lola, the Madrid-set love story between two gypsy women…

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