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Venice Picks Projects for Gap-Financing Market

The Venice Gap-Financing Market has picked the 63 international projects that will pitch producers and financiers at this year’s event, which runs Sept. 2-4 alongside the 2022 Venice International Film Festival. The ninth edition of the gap-financing market includes more than 30 feature projects and more than two dozen immersive and VR works from around […]

TikTok Becomes Sponsor of San Sebastian Film Festival

TikTok is determined to bring together the worlds of auteur cinema and short-form mobile video. On Thursday, TikTok unveils that it has become an official sponsor of the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain’s leading cinema event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, running Sept. 16-24. The move follows TikTok’s sponsorship of the 2022 Cannes […]

‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ World Premiere to Open London Film Festival

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The annual fest, scheduled for Oct. 5-16 and held in partnership with American Express, unveiled its opening night gala on Thursday. Matilda will gets its world premiere in London on Oct. 5 at the Southbank Centre, “ahead of Sony Pictures U.K. and […]

‘Superheroes’ to Open, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ to Close Karlovy Vary Festival

Two romantic dramas will bookend the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The A-list Czech festival will kick off its 56th anniversary event with opening film Superheroes, the new feature from Italian director Paolo Genovese (Perfect Strangers) on July 1, and will close, July 9, with a gala screening of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of […]

Lucy Hale’s ‘Which Brings Me to You’ Sells Across Europe, Australia (Exclusive)

Which Brings Me to You, the upcoming romantic comedy featuring Ragdoll and Truth or Dare star Lucy Hale, has closed multiple international deals following its pitch to global buyers at last month’s Cannes International Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment, which is handling world sales on the project, said Which Brings Me To You has pre-sold […]

Locarno Film Festival Goes Green With Environmental Film Fund, WWF-Backed Award

The Locarno Film Festival is going green — literally and figuratively — with a series of programs aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues. For its 75th edition, which runs Aug. 3-13, Locarno will introduce a new award, the Pardo Verde WWF, presented in collaboration with environmental group the World Wildlife Fund, for the film […]

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Central Europe’s Biggest Cinema Party, Returns in Style

In a region of the world — central and eastern Europe — that hasn’t had much to celebrate recently, the news that the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is returning in full force this year (the 56th KVIFF runs July 1-9) is truly a reason to party. “We had a physical event last year but […]

Ukrainian Works-in-Progress, Scheduled for Odesa Fest, Premiere in Karlovy Vary

In a typical year, fans of Eastern European cinema, after enjoying the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in early July, would hop on a two-hour flight to Odesa, Ukraine for the Odesa International Film Festival, the No. 1 annual event for Ukrainian cinema. 2022, of course, is far from typical. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. […]

Five Karlovy Vary Hot Spots Not to Miss

No trip to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival would be complete without a visit to some places to eat, drink and be merry in the legendary Czech spa resort. Here is a closer look at five local hot spots. Hotel Thermal The Hotel Thermal is the heart of the Karlovy Vary Festival: a pearl […]

Comic-Con: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Sandman’ In, Warners and DC Booth Out (Exclusive)

House of the Dragon, The Sandman and Harley Quinn will be showcased in a big way as Warner Bros. Discovery, still fresh from its merger, hits its first ever San Diego Comic-Con next month. Yet the company, headed by CEO David Zaslav, is making big changes to its approach to Comic-Con as its various divisions […]

Marvel Studios Headed to Comic-Con for Hall H Panel

In 2019, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige laid out the future of the MCU with a news-packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con that ended with the surprise reveal that Mahershala Ali was attached to a Blade movie. Little did the screaming 6,500 fans in Hall H know, that would be the last Marvel Comic-Con panel for […]

David Cronenberg To Receive Lifetime Honor at San Sebastian Film Festival

Canadian master of horror David Cronenberg will receive the Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement honor, at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Cronenberg will receive the award at a gala on September 21 in San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by the screening of his latest movie, Crimes of the Future. The dystopian drama, which […]