In support of Ukraine, the Göteborg Film Festival is teaming up with Story, Draken Film and Folkets Bio to host screenings of Simon Lereng Wilmont's festival winner A House made of Splinters, set in a children's home in Eastern Ukraine. The screenings will take place in cinemas throughout Sweden and online via Göteborg Film Festival’s streaming service, Draken Film. All money raised from the screenings will go in full to the organization Voices of Children in Ukraine.
For decades, the Delphi Filmpalast theatre has been among the venues of the Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale, one of the largest public film festivals in the world. With a 673-seat capacity, the iconic cinema, located in a historic theater building just steps away from Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station, in the heart of West Berlin, is considered Germany’s biggest independent screen and one of Berlin’s most important premiere venues.
Rooftop Films is now accepting submissions for films to be screened during its 2022 summer series. The deadline to enter films is February 18.
The nonprofit Big Sky Film Institute has announced the full lineup of official selections for its 19th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. A hybrid exhibition in 2022, the festival will screen films in-person February 18-27 in theaters across downtown Missoula, Montana in addition to online screenings February 21 through March 3 in Big Sky’s virtual cinema.
New York Women in Film and Television has partnered with iWomanTV to showcase the work of the association’s talented members through its fifth annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes.
Goldcrest Post provided post-production services for three films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include Academy Award–nominee Ramin Bahrani’s documentary 2nd Chance, Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes’ documentary The Janes and director Ricky D’Ambrose’s narrative film The Cathedral. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival takes place as a fully virtual event January 20-30.
Arts Alliance Media has announced a new software partnership with the Tromsø International Film Festival to use AAM’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System to handle the festival’s content and scheduling.
Citing concerns about the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates and the limits of health safety, travel, and other infrastructures across the country the organizers of the Sundance Film Festival have announced that the festival’s in-person Utah elements will be moving online this year.
The Göteborg Film Festival is introducing The Hypnotic Cinema – what the organizers are calling “a mind-bending experiment where visitors are challenged to lose control in the cinema by being hypnotized.” The Hypnotic Cinema examines the possibility to intensify the film experience for those courageous visitors who dare to let loose in the cinema. This year’s festival is being held January 28 through February 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
To inspire youths into a future in the film industry, Alicia Vikander and the Göteborg Film Festival are launching the Alicia Vikander Film Lab – an educational film program that seeks to give young people the tools to express themselves through filmmaking, awaken cinematic dreams and increase diversity in the film industry.