Palm Springs Film Festival Awards: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Dogman,’ and More

Palm Springs Film Festival Awards: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Dogman,’ and More The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its juried award-winners, with the Fipresci prizes going to “Shoplifters,” “Italy,” and “Cold War.” The three films — all of which premiered ...

Iran Shortlists 10 Films as Potential Oscar Submissions

Iran's Farabi Cinema Foundation has shortlisted 10 films that are being considered as potential candidates to represent the Middle Eastern nation in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th ...

Sydney Film Festival unveils 2015 competition titles

Sydney Film Festival unveils 2015 competition titles The 12 titles include Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale winner, Roy Andersson’s Venice victor and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Sundance prize-winner.Scroll down for competition line-up A story shot entirely on ...

Premieres galore at Sydney Film Festival

Neil Armfield.s Holding the Man, Simon Stone.s The Daughter, Jeremy Sims. Last Cab to Darwin and Jen Peedom.s feature doc Sherpa will have their world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival. The ...

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, Schedule of Events Videos

The Farhang Foundation will sponsor the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, curated by UCLA Film & Television Archive.This year marks the 26th anniversary of the popular film series, which kicks off ...

I for Iran: Interviews with Brad Deane and Amir Soltani

As the I for Iran series has taken the Tiff Lightbox by storm, with several sold out screenings and great press coverage, Sound on Sight has taken a moment to ask some questions on what has brought ...

The Noteworthy: Farber's Systems of Movement, Film Comment Selects, The Year of the Video Essay

Edited by Adam Cook Above: the incredible new issue of Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema is online now under the theme of "Manny Farber: Systems of Movement". Among the included pieces is a conversation on ...

Stockholm: Wrapping Up with Uma, Ingmar Bergman and Abba!

Glenn's last report from the Stockholm Film Festival... The Stockholm International Film Festival is now over and as I try and drain the last remaining symptoms of jetlag out of my body (not to ...

Stockholm to honour Uma Thurman

The festival’s 25th edition will feature a contribution from Ai Weiwei and competition titles including Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher. The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is ...

Abu Dhabi scores nine world premieres

Abu Dhabi scores nine world premieres Adff to present 197 films from 61 countries. The 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Adff), backed by twofour54, will present nine feature world premieres, eight of them from the Arab world. The short film ...

Iran's Tales sold to Benelux, LatAm

Iran's Tales sold to Benelux, LatAm Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s controversial feature picked up the screenplay award at Venice. Iranian drama Tales (Ghesse-ha) has been sold by Paris-based sales agent Noori Pricture to Benelux (Contact ...

Iran's Tales selected for int'l festivals

Iran's Tales selected for int'l festivals Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s feature, which upset Iranian censors, is in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Tales, the new film from acclaimed Iranian female director-writer-producer Rakhshan ...

Venice 2014: 'Tales' review

★★★☆☆Entering the race for the prestigious Golden Lion prize at this year's 71st Venice Film Festival, Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's Tales (Ghesse-ha, 2014) presents the interlocking lives ...

Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Laika's 'Boxtrolls' are heading for Venice

Films by David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol and Abel Ferrara will bring world premieres to the Lido di Venezia this year, as the Venice Film Festival has announced its selections for the 71st edition ...

Mohammadi starts prison sentence

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail. Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail ...

Mohammadi starts five-year prison sentence

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail. Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail ...