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Cannes Film Festival Sets 2019 Date

The Cannes Film Festival announced on their Twitter feed today the dates for the 72nd : May 14-25th, 2019. This moves the festival back to its more regular schedule of previous years. This last summer saw the festival with an earlier bow, May 8, and on a Tuesday. The new dates will keep the Tuesday start and Saturday finish. “The festival ...

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Barry Jenkins shares ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ first look at Essence Fest with Regina King, Stephan James and KiKi Layne

It’s been less than two years but people have been highly anticipating the follow-up to Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight, which won Best Picture, Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Adapted Screenplay (for Jenkins and short story creator Tarell Alvin McCraney) at the 89th Academy Awards. He came to Essence Fest in New Orleans to share a first look at that ...

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar race

The Foreign Language Film Oscar is fully underway with the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals already providing us with a wealth of contenders and plenty to talk about. I chatted with AwardsWatch’s foreign correspondent Mina Takla on what the state of the race is right now. EA: We’re at the halfway point of the year and we just got the ...

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14th Traverse City Film Festival to feature ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles, Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’

For the last decade and a half, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) has brought world-class films and filmmakers to the small bay city of Traverse City, Michigan to make it a destination festival. This year’s slate is a combination of new films, classic films, shorts, kids’ film, foreign films and tributes including: The North American premiere of Mark ...

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Frameline42 Unveils Roster: Transmilitary, Ideal Home, We the Animals, Studio 54 and more

Frameline42, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, will take place June 14-24 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, with an expected attendance of over 60,000. Frameline, the world’s longest-running and largest LGBTQ film festival, showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema from more than 35 countries, including Brazil, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, Paraguay, Kosovo, South Africa, and Malaysia—with 52% ...

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Cameron Bailey Appointed Co-Head of TIFF

The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of Festival Co-Director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the ...

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SFFILM Awards: ‘Eighth Grade’ Wins Audience Award, New Directors Prize Goes to Ana Urushadze

The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4-17) announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions and the two Audience Awards (for Documentary and Narrative features) at an event held at The Lab. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. The SFFILM Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving filmmakers and their ...

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