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‘Spencer’ Director Pablo Larraín Endorses Chilean Oscar Entry ‘White on White’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Spencer” director Pablo Larraín has thrown his weight behind Chilean Oscar entry “White on White” (“Blanco en Blanco”), hailing it as a “really interesting, strange and highly violent film.” “White on White” also addresses issues that are “highly unsettling and complex and which haven’t been resolved or at least discussed at sufficient length,” Larraín adds. […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Ventana Sur, Alfredo Castro, Pablo Larrain, Larrain, Cinemachile

Ventana Sur: Major Highlights of the Just-Wrapped Edition, From Netflix to Brazil and Top Deals

As new COVID protocols bedeviled travel to the U.K. and other parts of Europe, 3,000 lucky souls, including several hundred execs from Europe, were able to enjoy summer sun and post-lockdown reunions at Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur. Latin America’s biggest film and TV market and forum, it wrapped Friday Dec. 3 with an humungous, though […]
Tags: Europe, Global, Netflix, Festivals, Brazil, Ventana Sur, Buenos Aires, U K, Ventana Sur Latin America

Saudi Multi-Hyphenate Hisham Fageeh on How Hollywood Mentoring Can Help Arab TV

Saudi Arabian stand up comedian, actor, writer and producer Hisham Fageeh in 2013 posted a satirical video on YouTube titled “No Woman, No Drive” that became the country’s most popular YouTube video and probably helped the movement to strike down Saudi’s ban on female motorists in late 2017. He also acted and co-produced groundbreaking Saudi […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Global, Hisham Fageeh, Middle East Media Initiative, Hollywood Mentoring Can Help Arab TV

How Platforms and a Latin Gaze are Reshaping Genre Filmmaking Debated at Ventana Sur’s Blood Window

Ventana Sur’s genre-dedicated sidebar Blood Window hosted a special panel this year, The Phenomenon of Fantasy Genre in an Ibero-American Environment: New Content, Formats and Trends. There, filmmakers, producers, festival heads and other industry professionals met, discussed and debated the state of genre filmmaking in Latin America and Spain, coming to a positive consensus concerning […]
Tags: News, Global, Spain, Markets & Festivals, Ventana Sur, Blood Window, Latin America, Ibermedia

Riz Ahmed Boards Dina Amer’s ‘You Resemble Me’ as Executive Producer Ahead of its Middle East-North Africa Region Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Riz Ahmed has boarded Egyptian-American director Dina Amer’s “You Resemble Me,” a bold exploration of the roots of Islamic radicalization through the story of Hasna Aït Boulahcen – who in 2015 was wrongly believed to be Europe’s first female suicide bomber – ahead of the pic’s premiere in the Middle East and North Africa region […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Middle East, Festivals, North Africa, Hasna Ait Boulahcen, Middle East North Africa, Riz Ahmed, Dina Amer, You Resemble Me, Riz Ahmed Boards Dina Amer

‘I Love Men But I Am Inspired by Women,’ Monica Bellucci Says at Torino Film Festival

“I am a product of my dream. Even as a child, I wanted to be an actress and enter this world, even though it was very far from my reality,” said Monica Bellucci at the Torino Film Festival, where she accepted the Stella Della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation. Bellucci also held a masterclass at […]
Tags: News, Global, Monica Bellucci, Bellucci, Torino film festival, Stella Della Mole

A Country’s Fate Lies with Seven Call Girls in Fernando Mamari’s Blood Window Work in Progress ‘Niobe’

The most colorful contributor to this year’s Ventana Sur Blood Window Works in Progress section, where it won the Chemistry Award for post-production services, is “Niobe,” a high-octane dark comedy thriller set in a fictitious South American country run by a group of ruthless men. Pajé Produções Culturais founder Fernando Mamari produces and directs the […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Ventana Sur, Blood Window, Fernando Mamari, Ventana Sur Blood Window Works

With Pitch Sessions and XR Initiatives, Torino Short Film Market Is Looking to Leave a Mark

When the Torino Short Film Market kicked off its inaugural edition in November 2016, the young event already set a clear intention: To catapult new talents into the wider film industry. “The short film world is kind of detached from the feature and docs markets,” TSFM artistic director Enrico Vannucci tells Variety. “Our job is […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Variety, Torino Film Industry, Torino Short Film Market, Turin Film Festival, Enrico Vannucci

Lucy Animation Studio Brings the Magic of ‘Halloween’ to Colombia

Lucy Animation Studio’s Colombian cartoon “Halloween” was one of two feature films, alongside Star Toons Animation’s “Chaskis – Mensajeros del sol,” honored with the MIFA/Annecy Award from this year’s Ventana Sur Animation! sidebar. Teams representing the two films will receive full accreditation to Annecy 2022 and its MIFA marketplace, where they will pitch as part […]
Tags: News, Global, Colombia, Animation, Markets & Festivals, Ventana Sur, Annecy, Lucy Animation Studio, Ventana Sur Animation

‘The First 54 Years’ Director Avi Mograbi on Danger, Irony and Exhausting Himself

Since 2004, Israeli documentary filmmaker Avi Mograbi has sat on the board of Breaking the Silence, a whistleblower organization that collects and publishes testimonies about life in the Occupied Territories, all while exploring similar subjects via oft-irreverent films. And as Mograbi’s still ongoing festival tour with his latest film, “The First 54 Years – An […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Torino film festival, Avi Mograbi, Documentaries to Watch, Mograbi

Academy Museum Honors Satyajit Ray Centenary With Two-Part Retrospective

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is honoring the centenary of cinema giant Satyajit Ray with a major two-part retrospective. May 2, 2021 was the birth centenary of Ray, the Indian master who won an honorary Oscar in 1992, shortly before his death, and remains the country’s best known filmmaker internationally. The first part of […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Ray, Satyajit Ray, Pather Panchali, Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures, Academy Museum Honors Satyajit Ray Centenary

‘Ayelen,’ ’Journey,’ ‘Berg’s Books,’ ‘Upiro’ Win Big at Ventana Sur

Argentina’s “Ayelén and the Forest Shadow,” Uruguay’s “The Eagle Heist,” Mexico’s “Journey to the Land of the Tarahumara,” Brazil’s “Berg’s Books”and Spain’s “Upiro” proved top winners at a Ventana Sur prize ceremony which in its very form stressed just how much the biggest film-TV market in Latin America has expanded. Prior to the pandemic, prize […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Spain, Netflix, Festivals, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Ventana Sur, Latin America, Berg, Cannes Marche du Film

French Far Right Presidential Candidate Slammed for Using Footage From Godard, Besson

Eric Zemmour, the French far-right pundit and TV journalist who has been called “France’s Trump,” sparked a scandal in French media earlier this week when he announced his presidential bid with a video that incited nationalist fervor and included unauthorized footage from classic movies, TV shows, newscasts and soccer games. The controversy echoes musicians such […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Luc Besson, Trump, Éric Zemmour, Breathless, Far Right Presidential Candidate Slammed, Godard Besson

Turin Is Ready for its Close-Up as Release of Matthew Vaughn’s ‘The King’s Man’ Nears

Home of Fiat, birthplace of Gianni Agnelli, and site of one of cinema’s most memorable vehicular chases in 1969’s “The Italian Job,” the northern Italian city of Turin has always been car central. So when it comes to big screen representation, besting that iconic Michael Caine caper might be no easy task, but the local […]
Tags: Global, Spotlight, Festivals, Fiat, Michael Caine, Turin, Filming Locations, Matthew Vaughn, Gianni Agnelli, Torino film festival

‘Doctor Who’ Star Peter Capaldi, Raindance Founder Elliot Grove Among Winners at First Ever British Short Film Awards

“Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi and Raindance founder Elliot Grove have been honored at the first ever British Short Film Awards. Capaldi was given the Icon Award while Grove was handed the Impact Award The British Short Film Awards, in partnership with the HearArt Project, were hosted by presenter Alex Zane on Friday evening. The […]
Tags: News, Global, Peter Capaldi, Shorts, Grove, Raindance, CAPALDI, Star Peter Capaldi Raindance, Elliot Grove, Alex Zane

Les Arcs Film Festival Unveils Work-in-Progress Lineup

Les Arcs Film Festival has unveiled the 15-title lineup of its Work-in-Progress session, the popular industry sidebar whose alumni roster include Vladimar Jóhannsson’s “Lamb,” Lukas Dhont’s “Girl” and Nora Fingscheidt’s “System Crasher.” The section, curated by Frederic Boyer, the artistic director of Tribeca and Les Arcs Film Festival, will include “Opponent,” a drama by Swedish […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Les Arcs European Film Festival, Tribeca, Frederic Boyer, Les Arcs Film Festival, Nora Fingscheidt, Vladimar Jóhannsson

Western Is Just One of the ‘Flavors’ of ‘The Mute Man of Sardinia,’ Director Matteo Fresi Says

In his film “The Mute Man of Sardinia” (“Il Muto di Gallura”) Turin-born Matteo Fresi reignites the feud between the Vasa and Mamia families, which caused the deaths of more than 70 people in mid-19th century Sardinia. Focusing on deaf-mute Bastiano Tansu, he shows an outsider who – mistreated and marginalized all his life – […]
Tags: News, Global, Turin, Sardinia, Muto, Torino film festival, Matteo Fresi, Sardinia Focusing, Bastiano Tansu

Outsider Pictures Plots Academy Run for Brazilian Claymation Feature Pickup ‘Bob Spit: We Don’t Like People’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Los Angeles-based Outsider Pictures has picked up North American rights to the award-winning Brazilian stop-motion feature “Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People,” this year’s Best Film winner from Annecy’s Contrechamp section for innovative and outside-the-box toon features and the Best Animated Feature at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Outsider is currently planning an Academy […]
Tags: News, Global, Los Angeles, Ventana Sur, Annecy, Outsider Pictures, Coala Filmes, Bob Spit, Ottawa International Animation Festival Outsider

Arab Star Hend Sabry on Challenging Local Taboos and Regional Stereotypes in Netflix’s Upcoming ‘Finding Ola’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cairo-based Tunisian film and TV star Hend Sabry is debuting as an executive producer on upcoming Netflix Arab Original “Finding Ola,” a series she proposed to the streamer. The show sees Sabry reprise her role as the widely beloved Ola Abdel-Sabour character she played 10 years ago in groundbreaking social drama “I Want to Get Married” […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Cairo, Hend Sabry, Sabry, Finding Ola, Ola Abdel Sabour

Magician Jason Latimer Launches Lesson Plans With Sony Pictures TV’s Impossible Science Channel – Global Bulletin

EDU-TAINMENT Sony Pictures Television‘s YouTube channel Impossible Science, fronted by magician Jason Latimer, has partnered with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide programming blocks in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The lesson plans, which are funded via Sony Pictures Global Relief Fund for […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Sony Pictures Television, Los Angeles Unified School District, Sony Pictures TV, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Jason Latimer, David Gulpilil, Global Bulletin, Sony Pictures Global

Antony Sher, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ Actor, Dies at 72

Antony Sher, the South Africa born theater actor known for his Shakespearean roles, has died of cancer. He was 72. The news was revealed by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) on Friday. Sher was born in South Africa in 1949 and was raised there before proceeding to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of […]
Tags: London, News, Global, South Africa, Royal Shakespeare Company, Antony Sher, Sher, Royal Shakespeare Company RSC, Shakespeare In Love, Antony Sher ` Shakespeare, Webber Douglas Academy

Asian Academy Creative Awards: Full List of Winners

Spread over two nights of virtual ceremonies, the Asian Academy Creative Awards handed out 38 prizes to Asian-made TV and streaming content. 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Lee Je-hoon in “Move to Heaven” (Korea) Page One Films / No 3 Pictures/ Netflix Best Actor in a Supporting Role Lee […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Awards, Global, Netflix, Lee Je hoon, Asian Academy Creative Awards

Jeremy Chua, Nicole Midori Woodford Talk Japan Co-Production During COVID-19 – ATF

Prolific Singaporean producer Jeremy Chua (Cannes titles “Rehana,” “A Yellow Bird”) and compatriot Nicole Midori Woodford were among the many filmmakers affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The duo were prepping “Last Shadow at First Light,” the debut feature from Woodford who had made several acclaimed shorts including Clermont Ferrand selection “Permanent Resident” and Busan […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Production, Woodford, Busan, Cannes, ATF, Clermont Ferrand, Seafic, Nicole Midori Woodford, Asia TV Forum, Jeremy Chua, Rehana, Jeremy Chua Nicole Midori Woodford Talk Japan Co

George Clooney Turned Down $35 Million for One Day’s Work

George Clooney turned down an offer of $35 million for a day’s work for an airline commercial, the star revealed to the U.K.’s The Guardian newspaper. In an interview published in the newspaper on Friday, Clooney said: “I was offered $35 million for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal […]
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Where is Film Production in Central America and the Caribbean Heading? Panama Film Match Has Some Answers

IFF Panama’s co-production forum, the Panama Film Match, launched in 2020 in a virtual format. It’s now holding its first in-person format between Dec. 2-4 as part of the 10th Panama Intl. Film Festival (IFF Panama). Creating a co-production forum has been a long-standing goal for IFF Panama, the highest-profile film event in Central America. The […]
Tags: Global, Festivals, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, IFF, IFF Panama, Panama Intl Film Festival IFF, Panama Film Match Has Some Answers, Panama Film Match

Primera Mirada: IFF Panama’s First Look at Rough Cuts from Central America

Launched in 2015, IFF Panama’s rough-cut sidebar Primera Mirada has proved a vital launch pad for Central American and Caribbean films in post, providing that all-important impetus towards their final completion. A jury led by Diana Sánchez, Marcelo Quesada and Paula Gastaud along with head curators, festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron and IFF Panama industry head […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, IFF, IFF Panama, Pituka Ortega Heilbron, Primera Mirada, Diana Sánchez Marcelo Quesada, Paula Gastaud

Claire Denis, Michel Franco, Shaka King, Abner Benaim Energize 10th Panama Film Festival

Throughout the pandemic that has ravaged Central America, the region’s most prominent film event, the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama), has forged on virtually in its continued bid to bolster local projects and talent. To mark its 10th anniversary this year, a smaller hybrid edition kicks off on Dec. 3 with “Plaza Catedral,” Panama’s […]
Tags: Global, Festivals, Central America, Panama, IFF Panama, Panama International Film Festival IFF Panama

Jack Thorne Launches Underlying Health Conditions Pressure Group, Publishes Major Report Into Disabled Representation in TV Industry

Writer Jack Thorne (“His Dark Materials”) today launched the pressure group Underlying Health Conditions (UHC) alongside “The Silence” star Genevieve Barr, production manager Katie Player (“Churchill) and producer Holly Luban. To coincide with the launch, which took place at the Tate Gallery in London on International Day of Disabled Persons, the group also published a […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Disability, Jack Thorne, Tate Gallery, Genevieve Barr, Underlying Health Conditions UHC, Katie Player `` Churchill, Holly Luban

Sony India Puts Production Focus on Local IP That, Like Korean Content, Can Go Global – ATF

The Indian arm of Sony is planning to produce local content that has the potential to travel globally. Speaking at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum and Market on Friday, Vivek Krishnani, MD at Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India, said: “We are strongly focusing on creating Indian IPs, which can crossover into the mainstream and therefore, to […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, Production, Sony, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ATF, Taapsee Pannu, Asia TV Forum, Vivek Krishnani, Sony India Puts Production Focus, Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India

‘Swirl’ Director Clarissa Campolina, Producer Luana Melgaço Talk ‘Faraway Song,’ the Future for Brazilian Cinema

A decade back, Clarissa Campolina burst on the filmmaking scene co-directing with Helvecio Marins Jr. “Swirl” (“Girimunho”), a portrait of an elderly faith healer on Brazil’s arid highlands and the beliefs, myths and habits of rural Brazil before they are swept aside by the passing of a generation. Activated by producer Luana Melgaço, Campolina and […]
Tags: Global, Features, Brazil, Ventana Sur, Clarissa Campolina, Luana Melgaço, Helvecio Marins Jr, Luana Melgaço Campolina