The European Genre Forum, which is co-organized by Screen Division, has come to an end for the 2017 season. Eight projects were presented and pitched at the labs in Amsterdam, Zagreb and Tallinn and the filmmakers participated at masterclasses and beneficiated from the input of various film industry players. We thanks them for their availability, for their dedication and bid them farewell.
Unifrance, the French organisation for the promotion of French Cinema has listed the 26 French companies that are taking part in the Oscar Race 2018. Dearest Sister, coproduced between Lao Art Media and Screen Division, has been submitted for Best Foreign Feature. Check out the entire list HERE (text in French).
The Closing Night of the Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya was an emotional one. Our production 78/52 won the Audience Award in the Panorama Documenta Section. We’re thrilled and honored! The festival, which took place Oct 5-15, celebrated its 50th edition this year. The Spanish distributor A Contracorriente will release the film early next year.
Complete Awards List HERE.
Laos has chosen Dearest Sister to be the first ever Oscar submission of the country for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, directed by Mattie Do, is the first ever Lao film to be directed by a woman and the first ever international coproduction of the country. A lots of “first ever” for which we are very proud.
The Deauville American Film Festival has been on our bucket list for a very long time and so we could not be happier to announce that 78/52 will be playing at the festival in the section “Les Docs de l’Oncle Sam”.
We couldn’t be prouder to announce that 78/52 will be playing in Official Competition at the 50th edition of the Sitges Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastic de Catalunya next October. This festival has been a darling of ours and we’ve been attending for the last 15 years. It’s a real honor to be part of the 50th edition.
With the summer holidays and all the selections our doc 78/52 has been garnering, we forgot to mention that the doc has also been selected to play at the IndieBo Fest in Bogota! The film played in the Ventanas Abiertas (Open Windows) section.
IndieBo was born from the firm belief that culture is fundamental to animate, humanize and connect the members of any society. This belief becomes a reality when sharing universal stories that inspire people and nurture their dreams. Exposing the public to art that opens the mind to new perspectives, IndieBo strives to motivate people to get involved with their community, and raise their level of commitment to society at large. In addition to promoting independent filmmaking, this festival promotes initiatives in the creative industry, contributes to the training of entrepreneurs through workshops and master classes, and creates a space where advent-garde work is visible to critics, investors and the public in general. IndieBo is becoming the most important independent film festival for interactive audiovisual experiences, both within Colombia and on the international stage.
78/52 will be part of the official selection of the Fantastic Fest in September. We are so thrilled!
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of “10 Film Festivals We Love,” a list which included industry heavy-hitters such as Cannes, Toronto and Telluride. We’ve also been named as one of the “25 coolest film festivals” and the “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine.
78/52 has been invited Down Under and will play at the Melbourne International Film Festival this month of August.
“A documentary that all true cinephiles cannot afford to miss“, says the festival’s webpage !
MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.