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.
Hans-Joachim Flebbe, founder and managing director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named the 2023 recipient of the UNIC 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 June 22 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback will receive this year’s CinemaCon Rising Stars of the Year Award, the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced today.
Tonis Kiis, the senior vice president of international distribution at Warner Bros., has been named CineEurope’s 2023 International Distributor of the Year award recipient. The award will be presented June 22 as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Zendaya will receive this year’s CinemaCon Star of the Year Award. Mitch Neuhauser, the convention’s managing director, made the announcement. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The cast of Lionsgate’s Joy Ride will receive this year’s CinemaCon Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award, said the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
Nordisk Film Cinemas has been named as the 2023 recipient of the International Exhibitor of the Year award by CineEurope.
Vancouver Film School has announced that 82 Oscar winners out of 130 total nominees were VFS alumni who graduated from there and worked on Oscar winning projects. Winning projects for Best Visual Effects included 31 alumni for Avatar: The Way of Water and six alumni for Best Animated Film for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas with the NATO Spirit of the Industry Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, made the announcement.
Daniel Bishop, SOC, has received the Society of Camera Operators Camera Operator of the Year in film for his work on All Quiet on the Western Front. Dave Chameides, SOC, and B camera operator Cristian Trova won the Camera Operator of the Year award in television for Ozark, season 4, episode 14, A Hard Way to Go.