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Festival aims to “empower stories celebrating courageous People”
Razzies honours worst films according to critics
Lee Isaac Chung’s coming-of-age film Minari
Bong Joon Ho also accepted the award for Best Director.
International film experts and young cineastes comprise the official juries. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition. Each will award the Grand Prix for the Best Film (endowed with €7,500) and the Special Prize for the Best Short Film (endowed with €2,500)
English actor Jeremy Irons will head the jury of the main competition
Joker won three awards: Joaquin Phoenix won Leading Actor, Shayna Markowitz won the inaugural Casting award, and Hildur Guðnadóttir won Original Score.
“This edition of IFFR Pro proved that bringing together talent and ideas, and those who can support them, remains a very relevant thing to do. Cinema and the stories we aim to bring to fruition are relevant and have meaning. I am very proud of this year’s edition and look forward to tweaking our endeavours in the future to both create and reflect change,” Head of IFFR Pro Marit van den Elshout said.
The jury consisted of recently appointed director of Kunsthal Rotterdam Nathanja van Dijk, French filmmaker and previous Tiger Award for Short Films winner Safia Benhaim (La fièvre, IFFR 2014), and Los Angeles-born, Belgrade-based film curator and writer Greg de Cuir Jr.
Actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director, historian, and anti-war activist died last week after losing a battle with dementia.
The top-class cast of the Berlinale opening film stars Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley (most recently seen in Fosse/Verdon, Seberg and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Douglas Booth.
Best Documentary award went to the Sudanese film Talking About Trees
Waxworks by Paul Leni will open Berlinale Classics 2020 with a digitally restored version
The festival also appointed film critic, writer, and curator Cristina Nord as the director of the Forum section
25 Palestinian films are being screened from 3pm-7pm
The festival is widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and is said to be attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 accredited press and powered by more than 2,000 volunteers last year.
The market’s programme, the festival said, will provide many opportunities to network with Chilean producers, distributors, investors, creators, and to get to know Chilean productions.
Selections for Tiger, Bright Future, and Big Screen competitions announced
The festival will be hosted by award-winning film and stage Actor Samuel Finzi
Grand Prix went to Japanese Kontora and the Best Director award went to Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Jana for Kalel
Tunisian film A Son by Barsaoui takes three awards, newly created Audience Award went to the Egyptian film Let’s Talk
Mexican filmmaker talks origins, history, and passion during the Cairo International Film Festival
In the Stalingrad neighbourhood, not very far from the Arc de Triomphe, hundreds of refugees camp to sleep in the street, waiting in front of the government building where they need to apply for papers.
“Don’t believe the director who says that success is in festivals and that receiving awards is more important than the box office’s success.”
According to the curator, Intishal Al Timimi, a Black Nights curator who is also the head of the programme of the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, the special programme is most likely the largest of its kind ever screened at an international festival in Europe.
The first award goes to the Cinematographer Diego García and will be presented at IFFR 2020.
Through different and special visualisation, Let’s Talk is follows four women from four different generations in the family of the late director Youssef Chahine, Khoury’s uncle, who’s originally from the Levant (historical region of Syria), western Asia.
Kauffman worked closely with JFS students from diverse film backgrounds
During the coming edition, the Faten Hamama Award will also be granted to the American-British director-actor-screenwriter Terry Gilliam.
Workshop will consist of masterclasses which will be open to all CIFF accredited guests and delegates