The shared experience of the cinema is unmatched. But has contemporary scrolling on individual screens hurt audiences’ ability to participate in a collective screening? What happens when a director gets to direct his audience? During an exclusive screening of Triangle of Sadness at the Göteborg Film Festival, director Ruben Östlund will break the fourth wall and step into the movie theater; not only having directed the film showing on the screen, but also directing the audience in the cinema.
Ruben Östlund has been appointed as the new Honorary President of the Göteborg Film Festival. Östlund will be an advisor for the festival and leave his artistic imprint on the festival program, starting with the upcoming Göteborg Film Festival 2023.
The defiantly independent film festival and Los Angeles favorite, Dances with Films, is celebrating 26 years by expanding to New York City. The festival champions innovation, talent, and creativity by spotlighting important, diverse, quality films and developing lasting relationships with filmmakers.
Nice Shoes helped directors Dawn Mikkelson and Keri Pickett tell the story of the incredible women who are changing the rhythm of the male-dominated art of Taiko in the new independent documentary Finding Her Beat. The facility provided post-production services for the film—screening at this month’s Doc NYC festival—with senior colorist Oscar Oboza working directly with the two filmmakers in applying the final grade.
Barco will be showcasing its high dynamic range Lightsteering projection technology at this year’s Asian World Film Festival being held November 9-18 in the Marina Del Rey section of Los Angeles.
Films from across the world will be screened at the upcoming 11th edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, which is set to be held from November 3-6 at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. The movies will be screened at inflatable theatres.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival returns for its 10th annual weekend dedicated to films for kids, by kids, and about kids. Featuring workshops, panel discussions and nearly 80 films from a dozen different countries, BIKFF will run November 18-20 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center has announced the full festival schedule for the 28th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, which will take place in person November 4-20 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and virtually from November 21-27. This year’s festival will be dedicated to Sergio Mims, the co-founder of the festival and its longtime co-programmer and consultant, who passed away October 4.
The second annual Auntyland Film Festival is seeking film submissions now through January 2023. A Women's History Month tradition, this hybrid festival will offer both digital and in-person film screenings on March 8, International Women's Day, and through the end of March 2023.
With the support from Consulate General of Japan – Los Angeles, the inaugural edition of the Global Stage Hollywood Film Festival will be at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood October 28-29. The opening film will be Poupelle of Chimney Town which has been recognized with several awards, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an Annie awards nomination for Best Music – Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature.