Die Hard has been named the UK’s favorite action movie of all time, according to new national research. The 1988 all-out-action classic, starring Bruce Willis as a New York City police detective, took 18 percent of the vote, beating out competition from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and Tom Cruise favorite Top Gun (13 percent), according to the nationwide study carried out by Showcase Cinemas.
Three Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have been selected for residencies at Göteborg Film Festival. The three selected participants will spend August-September in Gothenburg, working in different ways with their projects at the offices of Göteborg Film Festival and getting introduced to the local film industry. The residency program is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gothenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland.
The International Cinema Technology Association has announced the 2023 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design, and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Cineplexx Ljubljana, Slovenia (Best New Build Cinema of the Year), Cineplex Münster, Germany (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year) and Forum Sittard, The Netherlands (Best Classic Cinema of the Year).
The Adobe Foundation, USC Annenberg, and Dr. Stacy Smith have released the results of the first-ever The Inclusion List, a new data-driven ranking that provides the titles of the 100 most inclusive theatrically released films from 2019 to 2022.
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has announced that novelist, screenwriter, film and television producer, George Pelecanos, will receive the 2023 Honorary Orpheus Award at the Festival’s Opening Night Ceremony on June 3 in the James Bridges Theater in collaboration with The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.
Last week, the four winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2 premiered their completed short films at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
On May 10, the International Cinema Technology Association will present its Presentation Excellence Award to Klaus Ungerer, operator of the Cinema film theatre in Munich. The presentation will take place during Germany’s cinema exhibitor convention Kino 2023 in Baden-Baden.
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.
Chris Meledandri will receive this year’s CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Animation, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Meledandri will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 27 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.