Arriving in Berlin in 1948 as "Film Officer" for the U.S. military administration, Martay was charged with authorizing and supervising German film producers' activities.
Now in its 13th year, European Film Promotion's initiative gives emerging acting talent, chosen by a jury, an open stage in front of the global biz over a two-day program of events (Feb. 13 - 15)
For smaller countries in the Oscar race, recognition on the international stage makes it worthwile.
Arriving at TIFF hot on the heels of its world premiere at the Sarajevo fest, "Slovenian Girl," the latest feature from filmmaker Damjan Kozole, marks his latest attempt to chronicle the darker side…
One of the Czech Republic's most prolific helmers, Jan Hrebejk has now made nine features, at a rate of roughly one per year -- mostly in collaboration with his regular screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky.
Autumn circuit highlights
In Australia's self-proclaimed "cultural capital," the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival occupies a significant place in the city's artistic calendar.
Now in its third year, the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival's 37°South co-financing market has emerged as one of Australia's more developed international industry fixtures -- and the only one held in…
Of all the Australian fests, Melbourne's program is by far the most fluid, seeming to reconfigure itself each year, adding and shedding sections as its programmers deem appropriate.
For John Malkovich, the decision to move into producing was not so much desirable as necessary.
As film fests grow bigger and more ambitious and squabble over a limited number of available films, it's easy to forget the end user in all of this: the audiences.