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Best Documentary award went to the Sudanese film Talking About Trees
Waxworks by Paul Leni will open Berlinale Classics 2020 with a digitally restored version
The festival also appointed film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord as the director of the Forum section
25 Palestinian films are being screened from 3pm-7pm
The festival is widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and is said to be attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press and powered by more than 2,000 volunteers last year.
The market’s programme, the festival said, will provide many opportunities to network with Chilean producers, distributors, investors, creators, and to get to know Chilean productions.
Selections for Tiger, Bright Future, and Big Screen competitions announced
The festival will be hosted by award-winning film and stage Actor Samuel Finzi
Grand Prix went to Japanese Kontora and the Best Director award went to Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Jana for Kalel
Tunisian film A Son by Barsaoui takes three awards, newly created Audience Award went to the Egyptian film Let’s Talk
Mexican filmmaker talks origins, history, and passion during the Cairo International Film Festival
In the Stalingrad neighbourhood, not very far from the Arc de Triomphe, hundreds of refugees camp to sleep in the street, waiting in front of the government building where they need to apply for papers.
“Don’t believe the director who says that success is in festivals and that receiving awards is more important than the box office’s success.”
According to the curator, Intishal Al Timimi, a Black Nights curator who is also the head of the programme of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, the special programme is most likely the largest of its kind ever screened at an international festival in Europe.
The first award goes to the Cinematographer Diego García and will be presented at IFFR 2020.
Through different and special visualisation, Let’s Talk is follows four women from four different generations in the family of the late director Youssef Chahine, Khoury’s uncle, who’s originally from the Levant (historical region of Syria), western Asia.
Kauffman worked closely with JFS students from diverse film backgrounds
During the coming edition, the Faten Hamama Award will also be granted to the American-British director-actor-screenwriter Terry Gilliam.
Workshop will consist of masterclasses which will be open to all CIFF accredited guests and delegates
Another video was displayed to pay tribute to the late Tunisian director Chawki Mejri and to some other Arab and African filmmakers who recently left us.
The festival announced Wednesday in a press release that the Netflix film, which is based on Charles Brandt’s book, reunites director Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro for their ninth collaboration, and will see its MENA premiere in Egypt.
Vietnam pulled the film from cinemas last week
The two-time Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner will receive the award on Tuesday, October 22, during a masterclass at which the actor will meet with festival’s audiences.
This year’s jury was led by Belgian director-screenwriter Joachim Lafosse, and was further supported by film critic Guy Lodge, sound designer Midge Costin, director Radu Jude, and producers Fiorella Moretti and Dora Bouchoucha Fourati.
Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit will close the 30th edition
“This is a mature, grown-up movie and the director exhibited confidence and understanding of cinema language which set the film apart. [It was] good to see a strong gender-balanced cast,” the jury added.
Hefzy reiterated his commitment to making progress in the international stage, using the CIFF as a tool for Egyptian cinephiles to discover otherwise unknown great films and to support Arab cinema.
Actress Viola Davis to receive the lifetime achievement award, while Cristina Comencini’s Tornare to be the closing film of the festival
Police in several major cities in the US said they will continue to closely monitor theatres playing the new film Joker, which was released on Friday in US theatres, according to American local media.
Cruz received the award from British band U2 Bono front man, Bono, who acknowledged her humanitarian work on and off screen.