Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes is the winner of the MIAMI GEMS 2019 Gigi Guermont Audience Award, at Miami Film Festival (MFF)’s annual fall extension.
NAME OF FILM: CAPERNAUM (CAPHARNAÜM) (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Nadine Labaki
STARRING: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Zain, a 12-year-old boy serving a five-year sentence in a Beirut prison for stabbing someone. Zain has decided to sue his parents, and when a judge asks him to explain why, he says, “Because I was born.” Then in flashback, Zain’s stunning tale unfolds, showing his life of neglect in the Beirut slums, and his failed attempts to save his young sister from being given away in marriage to a much older man. Capernaum, which translates to “chaos” in Arabic, is not the easiest watch, but it is a captivating and unforgettable one, moving audiences to tears and applause all over the world.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
Present.Perfect. directed by Zhu Shengze, described as a “daring film” by the jury, won the top prize – Tiger Award at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars nominations today, dominated by Roma and The Favourite, each receiving 10 nominations.
The Favourite leads the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in 2019 with nominations in 12 categories, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma dominated the North Carolina Film Critics Association 6th annual Film Awards winning the awards for Best Narrative Film, and Best Foreign Language Film.
9 Award Categories incl. Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Short Film Shortlists Revealed for 91st Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars in nine categories.
2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival to Screen 223 Films, Opens with Kenneth Branagh’s ALL IS TRUE
The 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 223 films; opening with All is True directed by Kenneth Branagh, and closes with Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford.
The Favourite leads the nominations for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture.
Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” is the clear favorite with the Chicago Film Critics Association, earning the most nominations of all for their 2018 film awards with nine.
The nominations were announced this morning for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and films nominated for the top prize – Best Motion Picture Drama include BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk along with Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born.
The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) which comprises of 60 DC-based film critics from the District, Maryland and Virginia announced their nominees for the 2018 awards. The Favourite lead with 10 nominations
Beats, a film by Brian Welsh about an unlikely friendship set against a backdrop of illegal raves in the 90s will world premiere at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
AT ETERNITY’S GATE to Open 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival, Fest Unveils Official Selection
From November 30 to December 8, 2018, festival-goers and cinema-lovers alike will discover no fewer than 80 films coming from 29 different countries at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival
GREEN BOOK Wins Best Film, CAPERNAUM, THE PUSH Win Awards at 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival
The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) presented seven major filmmaking awards during the course of the 2018 festival, with the award for Best Film going to “Green Book” directed by Peter Farrelly.
As the 48th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) fast approaches, the festival is announcing the first 26 confirmed titles, including new films by Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke and Garin Nugroho.
THE FAVOURITE Starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz Leads 2018 British Independent Film Awards Nominations
The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s black comedy about the 18th century court of Queen Anne, leads the list of nominations for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 13 noms including Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
2018 St. Louis International Film Festival to Screen 413 Films + Opening Night Premiere of DESTROYER
The 27th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will run November 1 to 11, and screen 413 films: 88 narrative features, 77 documentary features, and 248 shorts.
The 63rd Cork Film Festival, running from November 9 to 18, 2018, will showcase Irish and international films with a focus on current global issues.
The World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi will showcase the most celebrated international films of the year and feature 28 titles from 27 countries.
Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards.
The 19th annual Calgary International Film Festival wrapped up this past Sunday, and today the Festival announced the winners of the Audience Favourite Awards and Fan Favourite Award,
The European premiere of the award-winning Irish film, Float like a Butterfly from writer and director Carmel Winters, will be this year’s Opening Night Gala film of the 63rd Cork Film Festival
The Napa Valley Film Festival returns this fall with its five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films from November 7 to 11 in Napa, California.