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Venice Film Festival

‘Life Is Beautiful’ Director Roberto Benigni to Receive Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

The Oscar-winning actor-director will be honored with a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival.

‘Moffie’ Director Oliver Hermanus on the Toxic Masculinity of Apartheid

The South African filmmaker, who is mixed race, takes a scathing look at institutional racism and homophobia in his Afrikaans-language drama, which bows in the U.S. today.

‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ Takes Top Jury Prize at Miami Film Festival

Jasmila Žbanić’s war drama about the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica also picked up this year's critics prize.

IFC Films Acquires Gia Coppola’s ‘Mainstream’ Romantic Drama

Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke star in Coppola's sophomore feature that debuted in Venice.

Polish Oscar Contender’s Directors on Breaking the Rules, Casting ‘Stranger Things’ Star Alec Utgoff

'We took the risk of making a film that's not based on some direct, straight-forward story," say directors Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert about 'Never Gonna Snow Again' featuring 'Stranger…

Venice Film Festival Unveils New Section

The 78th Venice Film Festival will introduce a new sidebar, the Orizzonti Extra, for experimental works, with a jury awarding a prize for best film.

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho Named Venice Festival Jury President

Oscar-winning South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho will head up the international jury for the 78th Venice Film Festival in September.

Topic Studios Inks First-Look Deal With The Population

Spotlight producer Topic Studios has signed a first-look deal with The Population, the independent production company formed by producers Mynette Louie, Mollye Asher, and Derek Nguyen.

AFM Hidden Gem: ‘Run Hide Fight’ Examines a School Shooting Through an Action Movie Lens

Isabel May plays a teenager who fights back against a group of school shooters in Kyle Rankin's 'Run Hide Fight.' The action thriller premiered in Venice but is likely to get a warmer reception from…

‘The Third War’ (‘La Troisième Guerre’): Film Review

Italian director Giovanni Aloi's French-language debut feature 'The Third War,' about a squad of soldiers patrolling Paris, premiered in Venice and recently played Busan.

Philadelphia Film Festival Unveils 2020 Lineup (Exclusive)

The Philadelphia Film Festival has unveiled its 2020 lineup for an Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 event set to stream movies and feature nightly drive-in screenings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Neon Takes Venice Winner ‘New Order’ for North America

Neon has picked up North American rights to Mexican drama 'New Order,' winner of the Silver Lion in Venice.