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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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2018 Cannes: Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve Among the Jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Award-winning actors, filmmakers and musicians will join jury president for the 71st Cannes Film Festival, among them Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart and Denis Villeneuve. They represent seven nationalities and five continents and break female on the gender ratio line 5 to 4. This year’s festival runs May 8-19. The jury for this year’s festival is: Chang Chen – Chinese Actor ...

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2018 Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight brings ‘Birds of Passage,’ Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’

The 50th edition of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight will open with Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage. This is Guerra’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated foreign language film Embrace of the Serpent, which represented Colombia. Birds tells the story of an indigenous family who embarks on the drug trade in 1970s Colombia. Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, which debuted ...

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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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Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Among 2018-19 Academy FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

Additional Support Awarded to Film Archives Impacted by Natural Disasters: Cinemateca de Cuba, Permanencia Voluntaria and Archivo de Imagenes en Movimiento LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today recipients of its 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants.  In addition to the 51 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants awarded, the grants committee set aside $15,000 to ...

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Gong Li, Jet Li, Donnie Yen Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’

Disney’s live-action Mulan film has scored some major Chinese talent in the form of Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern), Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Hero) and Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Drunken Tai Chi). Jet Li, one of China’s most enduring megastars, will play the Emperor of China. Li was a martial arts ...

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Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet is back in ‘Hot Summer Nights’

“Sending me away from the summer, what a cliché.” A bit on the nose, sure, but who isn’t going to welcome Timothée Chalamet in another summer coming-of-age story? The Oscar nominee (Call Me By Your Name) will hit your movie screens this summer in the comedy-drama Hot Summer Nights set in 1991 Cape Cod. Part Boogie Nights, part Last American ...

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