Following its second successful event in 2022, FilmLight will shortly be inviting entries for the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards. The awards, which are open to colorists on any grading system, will be presented at the International Film Festival EnergaCamerImage in November.
National CineMedia, the U.S. representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the winners of the 2023 U.S. Young Lions competition. More than 280 entries were submitted this year by creative rising stars working across the advertising, digital, media, creative and PR industries, a 16 percent increase of Young Lions entrants to the competition compared to last year.
The 2023 Lower East Side Film Festival has announced the programming for its 13th annual event, which includes exclusive feature film premieres, specialty short showcases, industry panels, and parties from May 4 - 8 at the Village East Cinema, DCTV Firehouse Cinema, plus virtually through May 14.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Los Angeles Brazilian International Film Festival will take place October 23 at the new The Culver Theater in Culver City, California. An Opening Night Gala will kick-off the festival with a red-carpet event and a premiere film followed by a cocktail party.
The American Film Institute has announced that Todd Hitchcock will oversee the national programming team tasked with programming the 37th annual AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Hitchcock was recently named to the position of director of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
The SFFilm festival in San Francisco has announced the feature film BlackBerry from co-writer and director Matthew Johnson is the 2023 recipient of the SFFilm Sloan Science on Screen Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film.
The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival has announced that its 15th annual edition will be held October 18-22 at Regal L.A. Live cinemas in downtown Los Angeles
The Seattle-based National Film Festival for Talented Youth is excited for their 16th edition, with 25 screenings showcasing more than 200 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.
On March 15 the Göteborg Film Fund is opening a call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. This is part of a bigger program for Ukraine, which was initiated in June 2022 with residency filmmakers working in Sweden, continuing with supports for dissemination and promotion of Ukrainian films, and development grants during the autumn.
National CineMedia, the U.S. Representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has names The Creative Ladder, a nonprofit dedicated to making creative careers more accessible and inclusive for young people, as the official charity partner for the 2023 Young Lions Competition.