Adam Driver will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award recipient, Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival announced today. The festival will celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort in Maui.
The 61st edition of the Taormina Film Festival, the oldest film festival in Italy, is set for June 13-20, in Taormina, Sicily. Organizers announced key program highlights and the first of the festival’s celebrity honorees at a press conference in Cannes.
The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the festival which takes place in Missoula, Montana February 19-28, 2016. The festival is now offering cash awards to winners.
Christie has signed a new agreement to be technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival for a further three years. This means that for the ninth year running, the famous showcase, held May 13-24, will use Christie's solutions for all its movie screenings. The enduring relationship offers a fascinating insight behind the iconic red-carpet event and – beyond – to how the industry of cinema is evolving.
Rooftop Films has announced its opening weekend, features and select highlights of the 19th annual Rooftop Films Summer Series. This year’s series will feature over 40 outdoor screenings in 19 spectacular venues, with huge crowds, live music, special enhancements and the best in new, independent films from around the world. This year’s edition kicks off on Friday, May 29th, at their principal venue, Industry City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with some of the greatest new short films from around the world.
QuVIS has announced the availability of the Ovation II DCP player, a player capable of supporting 4K playback in a small form factor and at an affordable price. The company believes Ovation II can ease the challenges faced by independent film festival organizers for playback and screening and provide a platform for independent film producers to efficiently and effectively test out their digital cinema packages before showing them on the big screen.
Technicolor PostWorks provided post-production services for six films screening at this month’s South By Southwest Film Festival. They include headliners Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, in its world premiere, and Manglehorn, in its U.S. premiere. Also screening are Adult Beginners (Festival Favorites/U.S. Premiere), The Final Girls (Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere), The Grief of Others (Narrative Competition/World Premiere) and Mania Days(Narrative Spotlight/World Premiere).
The White House and the American Film Institute in collaboration with Participant Media's TEACH campaign announced today that the second annual White House Student Film Festival will be held March 20 and 21 in Washington, DC.
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
Aspera was an official partner at the Sundance Film Festival, which ended last week. The festival took place on January 22 – February 1 in Park City, Utah. Sundance chose Aspera faspex TM to enable independent filmmakers from all over the world to submit their work quickly, efficiently and securely for this year’s festival.