The 63rd Venice Film Festival opens today as Lido topper Marco Muller and his counterparts at the nascent RomeFilmFest trade blows. Universal's Brian De Palma noir "The Black Dahlia" opens the Venice…
Fashion house Gucci is launching an award at the Venice Film Festival dedicated to personalities outside the movie industry who have made a remarkable artistic contribution to film over the past 18…
What will the new RomeFilmFest, with its debut coming just one month after Venice, mean for the old Grand Dame?
When Rome's Cinecitta Studios were known as Hollywood on the Tiber during the 1950s and '60s, Alvaro Grassi, whose family had been tailors for countless generations, created the body armor for…
Marco Muller, in his third year as Venice artistic director, says he really put his stamp on the Lido fest this time.
Nicole Kidman starrer "Fur" will world preem as the out-of-competition opening film of the first RomeFilmFest. The biopic of photographer Diane Arbus will unspool Oct. 13, with Kidman expected on the…
South African helmer-producer Tebobo Mahlatsi will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival's Corto Cortissimo sidebar, dedicated to short films, where 17 entries from 15 countries are set…
The RomeFilmFest has chosen 12 novice European helmers to show their first features and pitch their sophomore projects at the nascent event's New Cinema Network co-production mart.
Italian state film entity Istituto Luce is starting the country's first national school dedicated to documentary-making, headed by Mimmo Calopresti, helmer of the Steven Spielberg-produced holocaust…
Former Locarno fest chief Irene Bignardi has been appointed prexy of FilmItalia, Italy's promotional body for film exports.
Italian B-movies -- that distinctive genre of gory, garish, and stylish pics that did killer biz for decades, before going dormant in the early 1990s -- have been reawakened by Quentin Tarantino.