The Western Australian independent production company White Spark Pictures has launched a new standalone technology business for its virtual reality distribution concept Surround Sync. Led by COO and managing director Benn Ellard, the new company will be responsible for the delivery of the patent-pending technology to cinemas and other venues around the world, as well as distributing third-party VR films and immersive content.
The DTLA Film Festival – a leading showcase for independent films in Los Angeles – will host three free-to-the-public film-TV industry panel discussions on November 3 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Source Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Showcase Cinemas UK will be exclusively screening the specialist guinea pig documentary, The Keeper of The Pigs, starting November 9. The film, which follows the humorous and heart-warming adventure of director Sharon Walia and rescue center owner, Shaz Kelly, on their voyage from the UK to Peru, sets out to discover the forgotten history of the guinea pig, in one of the first major documentaries about the curious creatures.
The 15th annual DTLA Film Festival, set to run from November 1-5 at the Regal L.A. Live, has announced its full feature lineup. A total of 15 feature-length films are slated to screen alongside 15 shorts, web series and TV pilots, with each making their World Premiere, US Premiere, West Coast Premiere, or Los Angeles Premiere.
The Other Israel Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 17th annual festival, to take place in person at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and virtually November 2-9 in New York. The festival remains the only American film festival focused on both Israeli and Palestinian cinema. This year, it proudly continues its tradition of providing a platform for important conversations on this tumultuous region.
Arts Alliance Media has extended its software partnership with the prestigious San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain to enable Producer and Screenwriter to manage all content and scheduling for a ninth consecutive event.
One of this year's most talked-about documentaries opened the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival, with a surprise appearance by a certain famous Irish rock band and a little help from their cinema technology friends.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that American Documentary has received eight nominations for documentary films featured in its POV and America ReFramed series in the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback, the new feature-length documentary about the making of the television special that revitalized Elvis Presley’s career and influenced music, television, and pop culture for decades to come, will play on more than 800 movie screens worldwide beginning July 30 for special one-day-only presentations.
The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival has become the first South Asian Film Festival to earn the status of an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the world. The festival is held annually in Seattle.