LES ARCS, French Alps– Nataliya Kudryashova’s “Pioneer Heroes” was named best work-in-progress at Les Arcs Film Festival’s 1950 Coproduction Village. “Heroes was pitched along with nine other movies…
The American Film Institute's guest artistic director Agnès Varda has unveiled her pick of four films to screen at this year's AFI Fest. The French director will return to Los Angeles to present a…
German director Caroline Link, who won the foreign-language film Oscar with "Nowhere in Africa," is in Toronto with her latest film, "Exit Marrakech." She feels at home at the festival, Link tells…
VENICE – Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is peeved about Telluride stepping up the number of its world-preem "sneak previews" this year and he intends to put a freeze on it…
The North American premiere of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, will launch the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 7 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. “Saving Mr. Banks,” also…
New Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian hasn't reinvented the wheel, but it's clear he's keen on adding luster to the Swiss event with a promisingly diverse lineup for its 66th edition.
CANNES –Gallic actor-director Guillaume Gallienne's comic confessional "Me Myself and Mum" topped the 45th Directors' Fortnight, scooping both its Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors…
The Doha Film Institute has appointed Palestinian director Elia Suleiman as its artistic advisor, in a clear sign that the Doha Film Festival, which it runs, is rethinking its identity after recently…
"We Are What We Are," "Magic Magic" and a Jodorowsky double bill are set to unspool in the Cannes sidebar.
ROME - Marco Mueller has been appointed artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, with a mandate to boost the budding Eternal City Extravaganza, ending protracted political wrangling over the…
Legit actor Lonny Chapman, artistic director of North Hollywood's Lonny Chapman Theater for 34 years, died Oct. 12 in North Hollywood of heart disease. He was 87.
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