AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Film Festival Lineup

AFI announce the full lineup for this year’s virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi! The festival features 124 titles – 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year’s reimagined virtual festival runs online Oct. 15-22. The newly announced films will play in the World Cinema,…

Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced that Gina Duncan will join the Sundance Film Festival team in the newly-created role of Producing Director, reporting to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with Programming Director Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with the…

OLIVIA MUNN TO STAR IN ALEPPO FOR MILU ENTERTAINMENT

  It has been announced that award-winning actress Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO for MiLu Entertainment. The announcement follows her recent casting as the lead in the much-anticipated action title REPLAY at the 2020 Virtual Cannes Market. Munn will also lead the thrilling…

Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists

2020 Screenplay Competition Winners Announcement Dates Quarterfinalists | September 15, 2020 Semifinalists | September 22, 2020 Top 12 | September 29, 2020 Awards Ceremony* | October 8, 2020 *This year’s awards ceremony will be live streamed and open to all. Please check back for more information.  Quarterfinalists Features A Splendid Place by Andy Gillies &…

Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling as they produce and promote work…

Pandemic Feature Film “Hall” Has Its World Premiere at FRIGHTFEST

  FRIGHTFEST, UK’s leading genre film festival, has just announced the selection of Francesco Giannini’s debut pandemic feature HALL for a World Premiere presentation on August 30th at 6:00PM local time. The anticipated high-tension thriller about a scary virus outbreak will be available to a worldwide highly curated audience during the virtual festival held exceptionally…

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Creative Producing Labs Fellows

 Sundance Institute has announced Fellows and Advisors for the five-day 2020 Creative Producing Labs, redesigned digitally to take place for the first time ever on Sundance Co//ab. The Labs begin July 27, and is a flagship convening for the Institute’s Creative Producing Program, which champions and develops current and rising generations of independent producers across…

“Days of the Whale” Review: A Relevant Message For Today

By Joanna Panayi Director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo was born in Medellín, Colombia. In 2010 she co-funded Rara, an-art house producing company based in Medellín. Her debut film, Days of the Whale, won two screenplay awards, the most important Colombian production fund (FDC), and had its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW film festival. It will have…