Inuit filmmaker’s story of shaman’s quest highlights return of animation festival after pandemic pause

The Ottawa International Animation Festival held its first screening since the start of the pandemic on Oct. 3, featuring some of the best Canadian animated shorts developed over the last few years. On the bill was the award-winning The Shaman’s Apprentice. In the wake of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the screening was … Read more

Filmmakers and producers, opposed to changes to the Film law

Santo Domingo. Among the tax reforms that the administration of President Luis Abinader has proposed, there is, as it has transpired, a possible modification to Law 108.10 to promote the film industry, legislation that has made possible the development of the industry and the arrival in the country of millionaire international film productions. According to … Read more

Hispanic filmmakers begin to benefit from Latino passion for horror

HISPANIC CINEMA Miami, Oct 13 (EFE) .- October is the month of fear in the United States. And for the first time this year, Latinos, the most avid consumers of horror films in the country, have a large and historical representation among the creators, producers, directors and actors of the new releases in horror and … Read more

Lights ! Cameras! Revenues! Filmmakers flocking to North Carolina

Filmmakers working in North Carolina are on track to have a $409 million economic impact on the state’s finances this year, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. These investments are on track to be the biggest since the creation of the state’s Film and Entertainment Grant program in 2014, Cooper said, during a press conference at … Read more

‘Something Borrowed’ Star Colin Egglesfield Worried Filmmakers Because He Was a Tom Cruise Lookalike

Something Borrowed star Colin Egglesfield was the perfect match for the role of Dex with one oddly concerning quality – he looked a lot like actor Tom Cruise. And while looking like Cruise wouldn’t normally be a bad thing, director Luke Greenfield worried that the audience might wonder why Cruise was in a rom-com. Thankfully, it … Read more

Three Women Filmmakers Among Possible Selections That Could End 30-Year Drought

France has been a supreme force in the Oscars’ international feature race for decades. This year, three acclaimed films from women directors — Céline Sciamma, Audrey Diwan and Julia Ducournau — are believed to be at the top of the list to represent the country for the upcoming 94th ceremony, set to take place on … Read more

‘It’s those invisible lines’: Midlands film-makers on lack of diversity | Movies

The Birmingham-based film-maker Abdul Rahman remembers an event that he says sums up one of the biggest problems in the Midlands film industry. After a Q&A with a director, Rahman, who is known as AR Ugas, took a moment to survey the room. “I was standing with my friends who are black film-makers, then on … Read more

New York French Cinema festival is giving emerging French filmmakers a platform to share stories of diversity, identity

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Burning Brighter, a French Cinema festival, is celebrating the diversity of emerging voices in French Cinema this weekend at Florence Gould Hall. The French Institute Alliance Française’s Burning Brighter: New Voices … Read more

‘Woman On The Roof’ filmmakers on why they wanted to explore the mind of a menopausal woman | Features

Polish filmmaker Anna Jadowska was keen to explore the richly complex character of a menopausal woman in her fourth feature Woman On The Roof, now in post-production and the winner of the Screen International Best Pitch Award at this year’s Polish Days event. Woman On The Roof is about a 60-year-old woman and midwife who … Read more

The Clock is Ticking: Filmmakers on Surviving Through the Pandemic

Luka Sabbat, Selena Gomez and Austin Butler in The Dead Don’t Die (Photo by Frederick Elmes, courtesy of Focus Features) Time may be running out for independent filmmakers. Sure, even as the pandemic has completely disrupted their entire workflows and business models, they’re a scrappy and resourceful bunch. Like restaurants pivoting to drive-thru, delivery and … Read more