Film Festivals

AFI Docs Names Audience Award Winners

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:10 -- Nick Dager

The AFI Docs five-day festival wrapped up this week in the Washington, DC area. This year's Audience Award for Best Feature went to What Happened, Miss Simone? directed by Liz Garbus. This year's Audience Award for Best Short went to A Conversation with My Black Son directed by Blair Foster and Geeta Gandbhir. With 81 films from 25 countries, the festival brought together artists, national policy and opinion leaders along with global representatives.

Red, Surfer Magazine Announce ReDirect Surf 2015

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Red Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine announces the kickoff of ReDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the ReDirect series – a competition and celebration of filmmaking visionaries across the globe, highlighting varying genres. Red and the award-winning skateboarding organization Berrics joined forces early last year to launch the first ever ReDirect, and after an extremely successful collaboration and film festival showcasing the most renowned skateboarding filmmakers in the world, the focus now turns to the art of capturing surfing.

Christie Supports Shanghai International Film Festival for Seventh Year

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

Christie is serving as the exclusive digital projection partner for the Shanghai International Film Festival for the seventh consecutive year. The 18th annual Shanghai International Film Festival will take place from June 13-21. Known as China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films, the festival kicked off in style with the screening of veteran Hong Kong director Derek Yee’s new film, I Am Somebody, while China-Russian co-production Ballet in the Flames of War will close the event.

Majority of Films at Cannes Film Festival Shot with Arri Gear

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 13:27 -- Nick Dager

Nearly 60 percent of the feature films from all selections at the recently wrapped Cannes film festival were shot with Arri equipment and more than 40 percent were captured with the Arri Alexa and Arri cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used Alexa as their main camera, Arri announced today.


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