Events, seminars fill Palm Springs fest slate

Cinematography sessions fete still photography, digital cinema

2000 INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER RECIPIENTS

For the first time, the Palm Springs festival will be honoring three individuals who are considered truly international filmmakers.

Pedro Almodovar – Sunday, Jan. 16

Catherine Deneuve – Tuesday, Jan. 18

Zhang Yimou – Saturday, Jan. 22

INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS PANEL

Sunday, Jan. 16, 1-2:30 p.m.

Moderated by Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos,this panel will look at the effect of Hollywood on the international filmmaking community. Panelists include: Pedro Almodovar, Hector Babenco, Tony Bui (“Three Seasons”), Hildi Heier (“The Prompter”) and Max Farberbock (“Aimee & Jaguar”)

FILM FINANCE SEMINAR

Saturday, Jan. 22, noon

Geared to the independent filmmaker, participant include Louis Horwitz, Shelley Surpin, F. Gary Grey, Tristan Rogers and Carl Colpaert. Fernando Antonio Periera moderates.

CONVERSATIONS WITH CATHERINE DENEUVE

Tuesday, Jan. 18

A look at Catherine Deneuve’s amazing and award-winning career, preceeded by the screening of French Oscar submission “East/West” and followed with the screening of “Place Vendome.”

CONVERSATIONS WITH ZHANG YIMOU

Saturday, Jan. 22

Through film clips and comments, the audience will have an opportunity to look over the career of one of China’s most important filmmakers. Zhang will be joined by former fifth generation classmates from the Bejiing Film Academy, award-winning cinematographer, Gu Changwei and Laura Wan manager in international Academy, Xiaocheng (Woody) Mu and Stanley Rosen, professor of Chinese cinema and politics at USC. Preceeded by the screening of “Not One Less”

CINEMATOGRAPHER’S DAY 2000

Seminars:

Jan. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Still Photography: A comparison of still photography to the photography of moving images, moderated by Luciano Tovoli, Irvin Kershner and Monty Rowan with discussants Maggi Weston, Michael Kenna, Paul Caponigro, Rod Dresser, John Toll, Laslo Kovacs, John Bailey, and Da Vinci Award nominees.

Jan. 14, 4 p.m.

Technicolor Dye Transfer:

Moderated by Technicolor, with screening clips of Luciano Tovoli’s “Titus” and John Toll’s “The Thin Red Line.”

Jan. 15

Dogme 95: Moderated by Monty Rowan and Alar Kivilo. Panelists may include: Anthony Dod Mantle, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Thomas Vinterberg, Hector Babenco, Lauro Escorel, Benedict Neuenfels, Changwei Gu, Jean-Marc Barr, Zhang Yimou

Jan 15

Collaborative Relationship of the Cinematographer and Director: Moderated by Irvin Kershner. Panelists to include: Raoul Coutard, John Alonzo, Vilmos Zsigmond, Conard Hall, Jost Vacano, Anette Haellmigk, Todd McCarthy and Claudia Florio

Jan. 16, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Digital Cinema:

Moderated by Garnett Smith of Paramount Studios. This informal seminar explores all facets of digital filmmaking from participation to projection and includes works of top cinematographers and leading experts on digital cinema including John Alonzo and Laszlo Kovacs.

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