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 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.
The 18th annual Brooklyn Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with a gala evening its new venue, the Wythe Hotel, handing out a total of $50,000 in products and film services.
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.
CineXpert and the French Commission Supérieure Technique de l’image et du Son worked together to monitor the projection equipment at the Palais des Festival during this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The 2015 Maui Film Festival has announced its line up of honorees, screenings and special events.
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.