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Chantal Akerman opens desert installation

14 July 2014 6:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jerusalem exhibition is multi-layered immersive e

Belgian-born, Us-based filmmaker and artist Chantal Akerman will open her desert-inspired installation De la mer(e) au désert at the Mamuta Art and Media Centre on Tuesday evening at Hansen House, a former leper colony-turned-cultural centre close to the Jerusalem Cinématheque.

Based on a trip to the town of Arad on the border of the Negev and Judean deserts, the multi-layered De la mer(e) au désert installation features several moving tracking shots projected onto the Jerusalem stone walls of the vaulted basement of building.

Interviewed by Screen on the eve of the installation’s opening as she was setting up, Akerman described the installation as an immersive experience that is meant to disorientate the visitor, giving them the impression they are travelling through a non-specific desert setting at high speed.

“I wanted to play with this specific space,” she said. “It’s a very physical experience that I am trying »

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Jonze, Park, Seidl to hit Jerusalem

10 July 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Directors are among the high-profile international guests at this year’s festival.

Directors Spike Jonze, Park Chan-wook, Ulrich Seidl, Chantal Akerman and actress Martina Gedeck are among the high-profile international guests due to attend the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The festival said in statement: “Despite the security situation, more than 100 distinguished international guests are on their way to Jerusalem…The Festival’s international guests have expressed their support of the non-cancellation of the Festival and are due to arrive in Jerusalem in the coming days.”

Jonze, who recently won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for his sci-fi romance Her, will give a masterclass following a screening of his Oscar-nominated fantasy comedy Being John Malkovich — which marks its 15th anniversary this year.

It is the first time Jonze, whose father was descended from a German Jewish family, has visited Israel.

Korea’s Park will also give a masterclass and participate in a panel on his country’s cinema »

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Short Film: Saute ma ville, by Chantal Akerman

7 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In 1968, at the age of 18 and six years before the release of her masterpiece, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Chantal Akerman made this short film, which announces themes and strategies she continues to this present day. From Amber Frost at Dangerous Minds: Akerman actually dropped out of film school before completing a single term in order to make it, selling stocks and working in an office to fund the twelve and a half minutes that eventually paved the way for her three hour plus opus. As with Jeanne Dielman, intense, oppressive boredom and domestic isolation […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Lfs's Ben Gibson to join Aftrs

3 July 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Outgoing director of the London Film School to join Australian Film School.

Ben Gibson, the departing director of the London Film School, has been appointed to a new senior role at Aftrs, the Australian Film Television & Radio School, as director, degree programs. He will start work in Sydney in September.

Gibson will play a key leadership role in ensuring the successful delivery and development of a new three-year Aftrs Bachelor of Arts (Screen) degree and Aftrs Screen and Screen Business Masters degrees, which are being restructured and relaunched for 2015.

Prior to joining the Lfs in 2001, Gibson worked as a film distributor and independent producer, and as head of production at the British Film Institute (BFI) from 1988 to 1998.

His production and executive production credits include Terence DaviesThe Long Day Closes, Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein, John Maybury’s Love is the Devil, Carine Adler’s Under the Skin and Jasmin Dizdar’s Beautiful People, as well as »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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Conversaton with Joanna Hogg about Unrelated, Archipelago and Exhibition

22 June 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Walking to the castle in Unrelated: "Anna wears that looks like a maternity dress. It belonged to Kathryn Worth's mother."

In part 2 of our conversation Joanna Hogg and I discuss the influence of Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli on Archipelago, how Edith Head would not have come upon Tom Hiddleston and Kathryn Worth's capes in Unrelated, the many roles Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick have in Exhibition, A Nos Amours starting with Chantal Akerman, Catherine Deneuve in Jacques Demy's Donkey Skin, and games people play.

Anne-Katrin Titze: Unrelated, Archipelago, Exhibition, each have totally distinct concepts about costumes.

Joanna Hogg: It's so much about the different stories. With Unrelated, there is a dress that Anna wears that looks like a maternity dress. It belonged to Kathryn Worth's mother. Stéphane [Collonge] and myself were looking at what Kathryn has of her own clothes that might fit into the story. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Jailed Iranian Director Mahnaz Mohammadi Sparks Mounting International Outrage

19 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in Iran’s Evin Prison, on the outskirts of Tehran, on charges of “plotting against state security” and “propaganda” against the Iranian regime.

The charges are purportedly prompted in part by allegations that she shot documentaries for the banned BBC Persian service and other Western outlets, and also worked for Al-Jazeera, besides her work on a docu about the disputed 2009 presidential elections that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the time claimed to have won.

The Evin prison, known for its political activist wing, is sometime referred to in Iran as “Evin University” due to the number of intellectuals who have been detained there.

“I have never worked with the BBC, and none of my films have ever been broadcasted on this network, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Mohammadi starts prison sentence

13 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail.

Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran last weekend.

The filmmaker was given a five-year prison sentence earlier this year on charges of being involved in “a plot against state security” and producing “propaganda against the government”.

She was first arrested in July 2011 on charges linked to her work with the Western media outlets such as the BBC, Al Jazeera, Radio France and Voice of America. She was imprisoned briefly before being placed under house arrest.

There has been no official statement on her incarceration in Evin but sources close to the filmmaker in Paris say she was taken into custody on June 7.

The French Directors Guild (Sfr) launched a petition on Thursday [June 12] calling for Mohammadi’s release.

“We are greatly »

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Mohammadi starts five-year prison sentence

13 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail.

Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran last weekend.

The filmmaker was given a five-year prison sentence earlier this year on charges of being involved in “a plot against state security” and producing “propaganda against the government”.

She was first arrested in July 2011 on charges linked to her work with the Western media outlets such as the BBC, Al Jazeera, Radio France and Voice of America. She was imprisoned briefly before being placed under house arrest.

There has been no official statement on her incarceration in Evin but sources close to the filmmaker in Paris say she was taken into custody on June 7.

The French Directors Guild (Sfr) launched a petition on Thursday [June 12] calling for Mohammadi’s release.

“We are greatly »

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The Noteworthy: "Gradiva", Dior Addict Fragrance, Ozu's Cinephilia

11 June 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Leos Carax has a new short film, Gradiva, made in conjunction with the opening of Galerie Gradiva. Watch it here! Only a few hours remain to help fund Fireflies, a new film zine, on Indiegogo. They've put up a preview of their interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul:

"Gmc: You also revisit certain techniques, for example the Pov shots from inside moving cars. One of our contributors [Vadim Rizov] wrote a lovely text about those shots, actually. What is it you so like about them?

Aw: It’s just that I really like straight angles. I don’t like angles from the diagonal, so I mostly shoot from the side or the front. And for me, the driving of the car, this direct perspective, really accentuates the frame itself. It creates a journey where you almost feel hypnotised. That’s the basic purpose of cinema, to hypnotise, and I think this direction works best. »

- Adam Cook

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Don't Miss Chantal Akerman's Study of Pina Bausch at Lincoln Center

3 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

'I was overcome by an emotion I can't quite define — something to do with happiness," Chantal Akerman says during her sole, fleeting onscreen appearance in the sublime One Day Pina Asked . . ., the 1983 documentary she made on Pina Bausch and her dancers. The director is attempting to elucidate the feelings stirred by watching one of the works by the mighty, if blade-thin, choreographer; what Akerman can't express in words, she makes piercingly specific with her images.

Bausch revolutionized the art with her Tanztheater ("dance theater"), her choreography emphasizing big emotions, Sisyphean gestures, and the pleasingly absurd. Akerman and her crew — including her frequent cinematographer Babette Mangolte, who shot Judson Dance Theater cofounder Yvonne Raine »

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Ralph Steadman, Chantal Akerman: this week's new film events

23 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ralph Steadman: For No Good Reason | London Turkish Film Festival | Hellfire Video Club | Chantal Akerman

Steadman's twisted, splattery illustrations are synonymous with countercultural satire and gonzo recklessness, via his association with Hunter S Thompson (who judged Steadman even crazier than himself) and Withnail & I. But the artist is no caricature; this new documentary reveals him to be passionate, political and often good-natured. Led by Johnny Depp, the film is full of anecdotes, cameos and footage of the master at work. Steadman discusses his career with the film's director and producer after a special screening this Friday.

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- Steve Rose

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Branco to produce Conrad's Outpost

17 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Veteran producer to adapt Joseph Conrad’s novel.

Veteran Portuguese producer Paulo Branco is planning a big screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s An Outpost of Progress.

After backing an adaptation of Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly in 2011, made by Chantal Ackerman, Branco is now working on a film version of the novelist’s short story.

Written in 1897 and drawing on his own experience in the Congo, it deals with two European men who are assigned to a trading post in a remote part of the African jungle. But as isolation demoralises the pair and diseases weaken them, the story ultimately ends in tragedy.

The film will shoot in Angola, close to the location in which Conrad wrote the story, and will be directed by Hugo Vieira Da Silva. The cast is led by Nuno Lopes. It will be made through Leopardo Filmes and Amour Fou Vienna as a Portuguese-Austrian coproduction.

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- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Entertainment Education: Film School Programs Overseas

30 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome

The National Film School, launched in 1935 as the Experimental Cinematography Centre, is the oldest school of cinema in the world. Specializing in teaching cinematographic and audiovisual art and technique, the legendary institution also houses Italy’s National Film Archive.

Famu, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

The fifth-oldest film school in the world, Famu is divided into 11 branches of study, from directing fiction to scriptwriting to its interdisciplinary Center of Audiovisual Studies. A highlight of the school is its Famu Studio, providing complete professional facilities from Hdv, digital Betacam and HDTV to 16mm and 35mm facilities for students’ work.

Fundacion Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Students at the school produce some 150 short and feature films every year, many of which go on to receive national and international acclaim. International industry players such as Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, »

- Variety Staff

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Cannes calls These Final Hours

22 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

These Final Hours, an Apocalyptic thriller from first-time writer-director Zak Hilditch, will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors. Fortnight section in May.

Its selection enhances the Australian profile at the festival with David Michôd.s The Rover getting a midnight screening out of competition and Rolf de Heer.s Charlie.s Country showing in the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

.I think it.s every director.s dream to have their work screen in Cannes. This is a huge achievement for everyone who worked on the film,. Hilditch told If on Tuesday night.

In a joint statement with his producer Liz Kearney, he continued, .We are feeling so excited and proud to have our debut feature film selected for Directors' Fortnight. We are really looking forward to sharing These Final Hours with an international audience for the first time and could not ask for a better platform to premiere the film internationally in. »

- Don Groves

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Film London backs screenings

16 April 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Seven awards granted to film venues in London.

Seven traditional and non-traditional film venues are to receive £3,000 ($5,000) each in order for them to broaden their programming as part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

Allocated by Film London, the Film Hub London’s Boost Awards will bring film-makers from countries including Canada, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands and France to speak about their work at screening events in London.

Funding includes an expansion of A Nos Amours’ Chantal Akerman season, re-scoring of silent films in South London, Cutting East presenting Egyptian music documentary and a director Q&A, Open City Docs Fest’s retrospective of Israeli documentarian Avi Mograbi, the screening of a Canadian sci-fi film in a World War II bunker in Dalston and the screening of Dutch comedy Matterhorn with director Q&As around London, presented by Loco.

Boost Award 2014 Awardees

A Nos Amours – Chantal Akerman: Expanded

Partnering with the Ica and JW3

Screening »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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