Regional News Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings are part of the August 7 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Ravinia Festival Sincerely, Stephen Sondheim also features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings The Ravinia Festival in HighlandRead More →

Karen Carderelli, Executive Director of FACETS, said, “Entrepreneur, editor, author, producer and philanthropist Chaz Ebert has spent her career championing overlooked films and filmmakers, providing invaluable opportunities for new and diverse voices. Her work as a film producer, most recently in Rebecca Hall’s “Passing,” has reinforced diversity and change inRead More →

Kim Kyeong-bae’s “Amen a Man” won the gold award for best animated short at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. [FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL] Three Korean animated shorts, including director Kim Kyeong-bae’s “Amen a Man,” received awards at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival, which ran from July 14 to WednesdayRead More →

2022 has proven to be a great run for Marathi cinema at the National Film Awards. “Goshta Eka Paithanichi”, which will be released soon, with Sayali Sanjeev, received the national award for best Marathi film. On the other hand, the very famous and acclaimed movie ‘June’ with Neha Pendse-Bayas andRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 27, 2022 Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival: Three Mile Island Merger Q&A on the filmmakers and panel discussion WHAT: This remote discussion of the fascinating Netflix docuseries Merger and how nuclear safety issues remain pressing concerns and ongoing efforts to strengthen legal protections for nuclear whistleblowers. ThisRead More →

The first feature film by Leiv Igor Devold Norwegian Dream received the Screen International Best Pitch Award as one of the works in progress featured at this year’s Polish Days, the industry event for the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw (July 21-31). The million-euro Norway-Poland-Germany co-production by SpaettRead More →

BAFTA has made changes to the voting rules and eligibility criteria for its 2023 Film Awards. Scroll down for the changes in their entirety. Primarily, the changes give more power to voting members in the performance and director categories. Last year’s awards were praised for their strong diversity, but someRead More →

Some have expressed concerns about safety at Chicago’s summer festivals after gunfire disrupted a Shakespeare performance in the parks on Thursday night, resulting in a chaotic scene and the cancellation of weekend performances. Crowds had gathered in Columbus Park to see Shakespeare in the Parks when all the sudden gunshotsRead More →

The Festival of stories and films in Râşnov (FFIR), in central Romania, will present a selection of documentaries produced in Chile, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Romania, France, Australia, United States, Belgium, Ukraine and Moldova. The selected documentaries are 130 Hermanos by Ainara Aparici (Chile), Operation Chocolate by Silvia Maturana, Carlos CastroRead More →

Several Romanian films that have won awards at international festivals, including Cannes or San Sebastián, will be screened during this year’s edition of Anonimul International Independent Film Festival. The event takes place from August 8 to 14 in Sfântu Gheorghe, in the Danube Delta. The program includes two short filmRead More →

The Luminary Award honors a transformative industry figure whose work and journey inspires the film community. HOLLYWOOD, CA., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Next Generation Indie Film Awards have presented a special award, the first-ever Luminary Award, to the Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Rian Johnson. The Luminary Award, the highestRead More →

July 11-22, 2022 | Starting at midnight on Monday, July 11, audiences will be able to watch and share all 27 films. The 2022 festival carries the tagline “Stories that Stick” to highlight the impact of powerful storytelling. In addition, a panel of nine jury members will select their favoriteRead More →

Romania’s biggest film festival, Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), celebrated its 21st edition between June 17 and 26 in Cluj-Napoca. The Romanian Cinema Days (Zilele Filmului Românesc) is one of its main sections, a competition featuring the most recent, already created and upcoming Romanian productions. The winner is Miracle/Miracolthe secondRead More →

About the movie In this film, Alexander uses their artwork to take us on a journey through gender identity, expression, flirting, and being queer in a Midwestern town. Through on-screen interviews in front of different color backdrops, Alex tells her personal story in a way that feels universal to allRead More →

Reading time: 4 minutes The International Fantasy Film Festival is my favorite beat to cover, not just because of the genre offerings, but because of the depth of Asian cinema it brings. With manga adaptations, grindhouse takes, intense action, and thrilling drama, I’ve always been blown away by the festival’sRead More →

The Locarno Film Festival has announced the full line-up and juries for its 75th edition, which will take place August 3-13. The festival will have a star-studded kick-off on August 3 with the international premiere of David Leitch’s action-comedy High-speed trainfeaturing Brad Pitt alongside an ensemble cast of Joey King,Read More →

The 2022 Cleveland Italian Film Festival will screen award-winning Italian films from August 25 through September 8, 2022 at Cedar Lee Theater and Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. All films are $12 each and will screen Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets clevelanditalianfilm.eventbrite.com or by calling 216-456-8117.The 16th Cleveland Italian FilmRead More →

Nicholas Bruckman, Director, Best Picture Overall, “Not Going Quietly” (L to R) Andrew Jenkins, Therese ‘Tag’ Goulet, Catherine Goulet, Calum Worthy – Indie Film Founders Awards Next Gen Indie Film Awards Laurel Logo 2nd Annual Ceremony, Hosted by Calum Worthy, Presentation of Awards, Including a $150,000 Service/Credits Grand Prize, LargestRead More →

MORRISON — The lineup for the second annual Northwest Illinois Film Festival includes a docudrama about slavery, a faith-based romantic drama, a thriller and two shorts. The Northwest Illinois Film Bureau organized the festival, which celebrates independent filmmakers with ties to Northwest Illinois. The films will screen June 24 andRead More →

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s Pride Fest is back. “I think it’s cool. I love seeing everyone come together and show their sexuality and support for everything,” said Imani Drozd, a participant. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the legendary annual street festival has returned to theRead More →

Director, Rian Johnson Next Gen Indie Film Awards Laurel Logo Calum Worthy, actor and comedian, will host the Next Generation Indie Film Awards 2022 The Luminary Award honors a transformative industry figure whose work and journey inspires the film community. “We are thrilled to honor Rian Johnson with our first-everRead More →

With tens of thousands of people visiting Chicago’s famous festivals throughout Pride month, local health officials want festival-goers to be aware of rising cases of monkeypox. On Tuesday, the CDC reported 65 cases in the United States, including eight reported in Illinois. Seven of those eight are in Chicago, accordingRead More →

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The opening of the 2022 Korean Film Festival was held on June 10-11 in Lebanon, attended by Korean Ambassador SE IL Park. The 2022 edition of the Korean Film Festival organized by the Korean Embassy in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Korea Foundation, screened two films “Juror 8” and “Luck-Key”.Read More →

The big comeback, a new documentary about long-running efforts to promote reparations for African Americans, premiered Monday, June 13 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film highlights Evanston’s reparations program, which “for the first time in American history” provides a funding mechanism to initiate payment for reparations. For more informationRead More →