The Mosaic World Film Festival (MWFF) 2022 has lined up its lineup of 78 films for its 15th annual event to be held at the RPL Nordlof Center in Rockford, Illinois from September 16-18. This year’s selections were selected from hundreds of submissions and 57 countries around the world, includingRead More →

Marrakech, Morocco- Italian director Paolo Sorrentino will chair the jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival, which aims to discover filmmakers from around the world and will take place in November, festival organizers have announced. As with so many important arts events, the week-long festival in Marrakech, scheduled for NovemberRead More →

ROCHELLE — On August 25, longtime Colonial Flowers & Gifts owner Naomi Baldwin received the Blackhawk Waterways Tourism in Northwest Illinois Above & Beyond for Tourism Award at the organization’s annual dinner at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center. Blackhawk Waterways seeks to promote tourism in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside countiesRead More →

TEXT and PHOTOGRAPHS by KB DIXON As with the portraits in previous episodes of this series, I have focused on the talented, dedicated and creative people who have made significant contributions to the art, character and culture of this city and this state – in this case, a sculptor, twoRead More →

top of KF article All four films feature eye-catching new packaging (Photo: Ars-Imago) German film brand Silbersalz has announced four ECN-2 films, renowned versions of Kodak film emulsions. The four 35mm color films include two tungsten-balanced and two daylight-balanced films and are: Silbersalz35 050D Silbersalz35 250D Silbersalz35 200T Silbersalz35 500TRead More →

There are quite a few wonderful MENA titles featured in this year’s Venice Film Festival lineup. In fact, the opening day of the festival also signified the world premiere of Lebanese filmmaker Wissam Charaf’s modern neorealism title. Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous – which was the opening movie of the Giornate degliRead More →

08/30/2022 – A committee made up of a wide range of European experts has chosen 13 films to compete for this year’s awards Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius The European Film Academy has revealed the titles of this year’s feature-length documentaries that have been recommended for nomination at the EuropeanRead More →

08/30/2022 – A committee made up of a wide range of European experts has chosen 13 films to compete for this year’s awards Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius The European Film Academy has unveiled the titles of this year’s feature-length documentaries that have been recommended for nomination at the EuropeanRead More →

The VAiFF community has a place for you. Live music. Performances. Special guests. Film preview of the winners of the 2021 production grants. Awards and surprises and spectacular announcements. A filmmaker’s passion for a project doesn’t stop at the festival’s standard two-year deadline for submissions. They should be allowed toRead More →

08/30/2022 – A committee made up of a wide range of European experts has chosen 13 films to compete for this year’s awards Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius The European Film Academy has revealed the titles of this year’s feature-length documentaries that have been recommended for nomination at the EuropeanRead More →

Here’s the Riot Fest schedule plus 2022 dates, lineup and tickets This year’s three-day music festival will feature a long list of artists, and many performances are expected to overlap. On Thursday, the festival’s official website released the schedule. Riot Fest 2022 dates are scheduled for September 16-18 at DouglassRead More →

by Nathaniel R. This year’s European Film Awards ceremony (which changes location each season) will take place in Rekyjavik, Iceland on December 10. Although the nominations won’t be announced until November 8, we now know 30 of the titles that are being considered for these nominations (another dozen are usuallyRead More →

Published August 23, 2022 picture by Beautiful Beings / Join Motion Pictures, Sturla Brandth Groevlen Two Icelandic films have been shortlisted for the European Film Awards 2022: “Beautiful Beings” directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson and “Godland” by Hlynur Pálmason. To celebrate reaching 200 episodes of RVK Newscast on Youtube, asRead More →

Hollywood-based international film festival, HollyShorts Film Festival will screen seven Filipino short films through August 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Philippines is this year the country of honor at the 18th edition of the world festival of short films qualifying the Academy. The HollyShorts Film Festival selected overRead More →

CHICAGO (WLS) — It’s been three years since St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago was able to hold its annual celebration of all things Ukrainian. Dubbed “Uketoberfest”, the two-day festival brings together the best of Ukrainian arts and crafts, food and music. In the past, the festival served asRead More →

It is a great honor for Kisaloy Roy. The Kolkata-based musician won the ‘Burt Bacharach Award for Best Soundtrack’ at the IMAGO International Film Festival in Civitella del Tronto (Italy) for Amartya Bhattacharyya’s experimental Bengali feature film ‘Ketu’. It was the only Indian film at the film festival where theRead More →

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 68th national awards for films that have been submitted to the board in 2020 were announced on Friday. The awards are announced by the Film Festivals Directorate, an organization under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Here is the full list of winners: Most cinema-friendly state: Madhya Pradesh (specialRead More →

Film festivals are the lifeblood of the film industry. Thousands of people descend on a city for a week to watch dozens of brand-new movies and seek out adoring fans. Some independent films are out there looking for distributors to put them in theaters or on streaming platforms. Others areRead More →

Tamil film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ wins best film award, while directors Sachidanandan KR and Sudha Kongara, and actors Ajay Devgn and Aparna Balamurali also take top honors Tamil film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ wins best film award, while directors Sachidanandan KR and Sudha Kongara, and actors Ajay Devgn and Aparna Balamurali also takeRead 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 →