The March on Washington Film Festival, a nonprofit entity of the Raben Group, has hired Samantha Abrams as executive director. This announcement comes on the heels of the group’s most successful festival to date as it strives to build on its recent success. Abrams is a longtime Washington D.C.-based corporate and nonprofit business leader.
Michael Jackson's long-rumored Thriller 3D will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017 August 30 to September 9 in Venice, Italy. The Michael Jackson estate made the announcement today.
Sony Pictures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic science fiction adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind with a series of special events. As a highlight of the celebration, the film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen in the United States and Canada.
Dixie State University’s DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival today announced its 2017 lineup of 40 feature length and 24 short films. The festival runs September 4-9, includes films from 15 countries.
Legacy Empire Management has announced that the first Africa Cinematography Festival will take place in Lagos, Nigeria in the second week of November. “The ACF will provide a platform for film equipment manufacturers to reach the desired market with their latest offerings and technologies.” Said Legacy Empire’s CEO Henry Emenike. “Quality filmmaking is tied directly to good technologies; sadly, there is a huge gap in this aspect among film makers.”
Christie is the exclusive digital projection partner for the Shanghai International Film Festival for the ninth consecutive year. The event, which is taking place from June 17-26, is China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films. Currently in its 20th year, the star-studded festival kicked off in style with the screening of Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director Bille August’s latest film The Chinese Widow starring Emile Hirsch and Crystal Liu, while Chinese director Zheng Chang’s crime action film Detonator will close the event.
New York Women in Film & Television invites its members, as well as members of Women in Film chapters worldwide to submit their short films for consideration for the Women Calling the Shots showcase, which will take place at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival October 5-9.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, will be held June 11 in Tokyo.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is accepting submissions for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Hosted by SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Alliance, the film festival is an international competition open to full-time students from around the globe.
Dolby’s short animated film Escape, a sequel to two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning short Silent, premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Chosen for the Tribeca short film category out of a record number of 4,38 submissions, Escape is the story of a lone space explorer who crash-lands on a desolate planet and must find a way to make her new home habitable.