Ivar Halstvedt, director of cinema at Kulturmeglerne and former country manager, Norway, at Nordic Cinema Group and Odeon Cinemas Group, has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on October 7 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
The Harlem Film House’s sixth annual Hip Hop Film Festival will offer film screenings, live block parties, rap battles, master classes known as Master Cyphers, and more. The festival takes place August 1 through September 3, with in-person events at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Downtown Brooklyn, live events on 247films.tv, and in the Harlem Film House VR Metaverse. The opening night Art of the Score pre-festival event, to be held August 1, will feature hip hop legend Chuck D of Public Enemy.
The Golden Trailer Awards have announced the nominees for their 21st annual awards ceremony, which will be filmed at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 22.
Currently short-listed for an Association of Independent Commercial Producers Post Award, Banh Ultimatum is a campy, two-minute spot disguised as a trailer for a 1980s vintage, action movie. The film was conceived and directed by freelance creative Jim Heekin and promotes Boulder, Colorado restaurant Daikon, which specializes in Vietnamese-style sandwiches. The editorial, visual effects, sound design and post-production services were completed at the post house 11 Dollar Bill.
The 21st annual Golden Trailer Awards ceremony will be live streamed from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greenville, Tennessee on July 22. It is an unconventional ceremony that honors excellence in movie marketing, and this year is dedicated in appreciation of all the medical professionals, first responders and frontline workers who kept the country functioning throughout the COVID-19 economic shutdown. The ceremony will be live streamed for industry and film fans alike.
The 2021 Hollywood Professional Association Awards call for entries for creative categories has opened. For over fifteen years, the HPA Awards have recognized the creative brilliance of the HPA community, honoring artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. A sought-after honor, the HPA Awards have recognized the most compelling and important work from around the world.
Sony Electronics has launched Create Action, a new $1 million grant program designed to support underserved, underrepresented communities by amplifying the efforts of local, non-profit organizations embedded within these communities. This program is part of Sony’s broader social justice efforts, with funding sourced from the company’s Global Social Justice Fund.
Cherokee Nation Film Office and deadCenter Film, the state’s largest film festival, have partnered to recognize Indigenous filmmakers with the festival’s inaugural award for Best Indigenous Short Film. This year’s honoree will be recognized and awarded a $1,000 cash prize, provided by the generosity of the Cherokee Nation, on Sunday during the festival’s annual award show.
FilmLight has announced a new program of awards which will honor colorists and the art of color worldwide. The awards are being organized in association with professional bodies and are open to colorists using any grading technology, with the winners announced at EnergaCamerImage 2021 in Poland.
AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's documentary film festival, has announced that it will honor Dawn Porter as the 2021 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. The festival runs June 22-27.