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Tallinn Black Nights adds Baltic Film Competition for 2018 edition

Festival re-launches Estonian competition with Baltic focus.

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has added a new competition strand ahead of its 2018 edition.

Running November 16 – December 2 this year, the festival is re-launching its Estonian Film Competition as the Baltic Film Competition, expanding the programming area to accept submissions from the entire Baltic region (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia).

While in its previous guise the programme used the same jury as Black Nights’ First Feature Competition, this year a new international jury will judge the films in the Baltic Competition.

The programme will have no restrictions in terms of premiering status and
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Sheffield Doc/Fest to host industry summit focusing on live cinema

Festival reveals first events for 2018 edition.

UK documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has unveiled the Live Cinema Summit, a two-day event it will host to discuss trends in live cinema.

As part of the festival’s 25th edition, the summit (June 8-9) will include panel sessions with international professionals in the live cinema field, live screenings with live performance and immersive elements, behind-the-scenes artist and producer talks reflecting on Doc/Fest film and alternative realities events, and workshops for participants of varying experience levels.

The full programme will be announced in the coming months.

The event takes inspiration from the 2016 Live Cinema Conference,
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'The Kindergarten Teacher' sells across Europe, Asia (exclusive)

Sundance premiere sells to Italy, Scandinavia, China, Korea.

Following the film’s market debut at last month’s European Film Market in Berlin, the Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring The Kindergarten Teacher has added a raft of international distribution territories.

UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has sealed agreements for Italy (Officine Ubu), Benelux (Splendid), Cis (Russia World Vision), Scandinavia and Baltics (Non Stop Entertainment), Former Yugoslavia (McF), Hungary (Ads), Israel (Lev Films), Poland (M2 Films), Greece (Strada), Portugal (Alambique), Turkey (Filmarti), Middle East (Front Row Entertainment) and Cinesky (Airlines). In the Asia region the film sold to China (Times Vision), Taiwan (Movie Cloud
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2018 Canneseries competition line-up revealed

2018 Canneseries competition line-up revealed
The event launches in Cannes this April.

Canneseries, the international TV festival launching in Cannes this April (7-11), has revealed the ten series in its official competition selection.

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The titles include Killing Eve created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and starring Sandra Oh and Fiona Shaw, and Aquí En La Terra, created by Gael García Bernal with Kyzza Terrazas and Jorge Dorantes.

The titles were selected by Canneseries artistic director Albin Lewi.

The festival was founded by David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes and presided by former French culture minister Fleur Pellerin. It will run alongside Miptv.
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Canneseries Sets First Competition Lineup With Gael García Bernal, Mafia Crime-Dramas & Sandra Oh Thriller

The Cannes Intl. Series Festival has unveiled an ambitious inaugural Competition lineup including Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh, Here on Earth, co-created by Gael García Bernal, and The Hunter, a new Italian Mafia drama sold by Gomorrah co-producers Beta Film. (Scroll down for full line-up.) Canneseries will take place between April 4-11 in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals alongside the Miptv market. The majority of the lineup will be world…
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Canneseries Unveils Competition Lineup for Inaugural Edition

Canneseries Unveils Competition Lineup for Inaugural Edition
The Cannes Intl. Series Festival has unveiled its inaugural competition lineup, showcasing a wide range of 10 ambitious and anticipated new series, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Killing Eve,” Omri Givon’s “When Heroes Fly,” and “Here on Earth,” co-created by Gael García Bernal.

Killing Eve,” based on Luke Jennings’ Villanelle novellas, stars Sandra Oh as a security operative hunting for an assassin (Jodie Comer). The series was made for BBC America and is being sold by Sid Gentle Films and Endeavor Content.

“When Heroes Fly” is a 10-part thriller following four Israeli special forces veterans on a mission to track down a missing girl in Colombia.
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Oscars 2018: Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige Turn In Amazing Musical Performances

While many Oscars viewers were greatly anticipating who would win the coveted trophies, over here, we were excited for the musical performances. Okay, and we were excited about the awards too, but seriously, this year was a stacked list of performers that got us hyped.

First, we have to mention that the Oscar for Best Song went to “Remember Me” by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez from the film “Coco.” Performing that song live was Miguel, Natalia Lafourcade, and actor Gael García Bernal.
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‘Coco’ Wins Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Remember Me’

‘Coco’ Wins Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Remember Me’
“Remember Me” from “Coco” has won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote the music and lyrics for the popular earworm, which is performed several times throughout the acclaimed Pixar film about a boy’s musical journey through the land of the dead — Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, and Ana Ofelia Murguía all do their own renditions.

Also nominated in the category were “Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” and “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.” Elsewhere in the musical categories, “The Shape of Water” won Best Original Score by beating out “Dunkirk,” “Phantom Thread,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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“Coco” also won the award for Best Animated Feature earlier in the evening. Other winners include Sam Rockwell,
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You Probably Missed This Detail About Gael García Bernal's Oscars Performance

When Coco star Gael García Bernal stepped on stage to perform at the 2018 Oscars, he sent a loud and proud message to his home country of Mexico before even opening his mouth. The actor, who voices Héctor Rivera in the touching Disney-Pixar film about the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, wore a special tie for his performance of "Remember Me." You might have missed the tie if you were distracted by the beautiful set or by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade's impressive duet that followed Bernal's opening song, but it's an important detail: a red, white, and green ribbon bow tie modeled after the Mexican flag. Coco is the biggest blockbuster in Mexico's history, and Bernal's tie is just one of many nods to the nation throughout Coco's Oscars presence: comedian Eugenio Derbez shouted "Viva México!" when introducing the performance, and 12-year-old Anthony Gonzalez (the voice of

If You Love Coco, This Oscar Performance Will Have You Slamming the Replay Button

What a stunning performance of "Remember Me" from Coco featuring @Miguel and @lafourcade! #Oscars - Channel 9 (@Channel9) March 5, 2018 Miguel, Gael García Bernal, and Natalia Lafourcade brought a pop of color to the 2018 Oscars with their lively performance of "Remember Me" from Disney's Pixar film Coco. The trio delivered a jaw-dropping visual that brought the now-beloved song to life, and we couldn't help but enjoy every moment of it. The song is also nominated for best original song, so fingers crossed it takes home the gold. Watch their performance in full above and prepare to get on your feet as well.
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Gael García Bernal Talks About His "Remember Me" Performance at Oscars 2018

Gael García Bernal Talks About His
Gael García Bernal went from presenting last year to performing this year, and he couldn't be more excited!   But the Coco star saw this moment coming as he explains to E!, "When I heard that the song was nominated I was like, 'Oh, my God!' I was happy, but I was a bit in shock because I thought, 'Ok, they're going to make me sing the song." The star says he's "hoping for the best" and is very excited.  García Bernal also explains that he thinks that Coco has made people openly discuss something that is sometimes uncomfortable for many.  "It's just very interesting movie to open the pathway to death, to...
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2018 Oscars: Who will present and perform on the 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel?

2018 Oscars: Who will present and perform on the 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel?
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway back for a do-over after they named the wrong winner of Best Picture last year. They had been given the Best Actress envelope by mistake and when Dunaway saw the words “La La Land” under the name Emma Stone she blurted them out. The real winner was “Moonlight.”

Stone is also set to present but, in a break with tradition, she won’t be handing out Best Actor at the 90th Academy Awards. That honor goes to two veteran Oscar winners, Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren. Two others past Best Actress winners, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence have been tapped to present that prize this year (last year’s winner of Best Actor, Casey Affleck, would have traditionally done that but he bowed out of appearing in the wake of the #MeToo movement). However, last year’s supporting winners
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2018 Oscars: What time does the show start, who will win, who hosts the 90th Academy Awards?

The 2018 Oscars air live nationwide on Sunday, March 4 from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et on ABC. The 90th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”). He was invited back to emcee after doing an outstanding job last year, especially in those chaotic closing moments after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that “La La Land” had won Best Picture when it was really “Moonlight.”

Those two Oscar winners have been invited back for a do-over. They will be presenting Best Picture again, which we are predicting will go to Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Our exclusive odds — which are based on Oscar predictions by 30 expert journalists, our in-house team of 7 editors and thousands of readers — also forecast that the film’s star, Frances McDormand, will win a second Oscar for her searing performance
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Predictions, Envelopegate and Time's Up! Everything to Know About Sunday's Oscars Ceremony

Get ready movie lovers, the 90th annual Academy Awards are just days away!

Ahead of one of the film industry’s biggest night, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about this year’s show — and whether to expect another Envelopegate!

When Are the Oscars?

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt, with a preshow starting at 6:30pm Et/3:3opm Pt.

Watch People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live this Sunday,
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Zorro Movie Reboot Plot & Character Details Possibly Revealed

Potential plot and characters details have been revealed for Z, the upcoming Zorro movie reboot from writer turned writer/director Jonás Cuarón. There have been various attempts to bring the people’s hero Zorro back to the big screen since his last appearance in 2005’s The Legend of Zorro (the sequel to 1998’s The Mask of Zorro), but Z is the only one still standing at this point. Z has been slowly but steadily moving forward for two years now, starting with Cuarón signing on and then Gael García Bernal becoming attached to star – having previously been set to lead the now abandoned reboot, Zorro Reborn.
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The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

Critics Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Jessica Kiang selected some of their favorite films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, including titles from Wes Anderson, Alonso Ruizpalacios and Julien Faraut.

Isle of Dogs

After the non-events of “Nobody Wants the Night” and “Django” in the last two years, Berlin’s opening-night slot needed a shot in the arm. Luckily, Wes Anderson was on hand to deliver the best Berlinale opener since, well, his own “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in 2014. Independent cinema’s reigning king of quirk returns to the stop-motion territory of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” but to weirder and more beguiling effect this time. A gorgeously rendered man’s-best-friend adventure mixed in with intricate Japanophilia and a low-key liberal message, it was a welcome shot of inspired silliness in a festival otherwise short on laughs. – Gl


In a low-key Competition lineup short on major auteur names, Germany’s Christian Petzold was marked early on as one of
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'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear at 2018 Berlin Film Festival

'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear at 2018 Berlin Film Festival
Wes Anderson named festival’s best director for Isle Of Dogs.

The awards of the 68th Berlin Film Festival were handed out on Saturday evening (February 24), with the Golden Bear for best film going to Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not, which also scooped best first feature.

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There were 24 films in this year’s competition section, 19 of which were eligible for the Golden Bear.

Wes Anderson won the festival’s Silver Bear best director prize for his competition opener Isle Of Dogs. Anderson regular Bill Murray accepted the award on the director’s behalf.

This year’s international competition jury was headed up by German director Tom Tykwer, who was joined by Cécile de France, Chema Prado, Moonlight producer Adele Romanski, Ryūichi Sakamoto, and film critic Stephanie Zacharek.

The jurors took a different view to Screen International’s jury of critics and awarded the Golden Bear to Touch Me Not, which
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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Sufjan Stevens to Perform ‘Mystery of Love’ at the Oscars

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Sufjan Stevens to Perform ‘Mystery of Love’ at the Oscars
Now that he’s been nominated for an Academy Award, Sufjan Stevens is about to take the next logical step: performing at the actual ceremony. The singer/songwriter received a nod in the Best Original Song category for “Mystery of Love,” one of two tunes he contributed to the “Call Me by Your Name” soundtrack; his other, “Visions of Gideon,” didn’t receive a nod.

Also performing next weekend are Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, and Common, who won in the same category for “Glory,” from the “Selma” soundtrack. Bernal, Lafourcade and Miguel will perform “Remember Me” from “Coco,” Blige is set to perform “Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Common and Andra Day are performing “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” and Settle will perform “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”

A critical darling, “Call Me by Your Name” is also nominated
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‘Museum’ Starring Gael Garcia Bernal Is An Endlessly Entertaining Heist Story [Berlin Review]

One of the perks of the film festival model is its ability to nurture talented filmmakers. These potential auteurs work their way up from selective short film programs to sidebars, hoping to eventually enter the big-league competitions of the European Three: Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios fits this description to a tee; after cutting his teeth on lauded short films, the director left the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014 with a justly-deserved Best First Film prize for “Güeros.” Ruizpalacios returns to the Berlinale — in Competition, no less — with the Gael García Bernal-starring “Museum.” It’s an endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios’ status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema.
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Berlin: Gael García Bernal’s ‘Museum’ Powers Up Sales for Luxbox

Berlin: Gael García Bernal’s ‘Museum’ Powers Up Sales for Luxbox
The highest-profile Latin American film at Berlin, Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Museo” (Museum), starring Gael García Bernal, has racked up first major territory sales, with more in the pipeline, its sales agent, Luxbox, announced out of Berlin.

World premiering Thursday in Berlin competition, “Museo,” – a “gorgeous, giddy shaggy-dog movie,” according to Variety – has been licensed to France (Memento Films Distribution) and Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Greece (Spentzos Film), Turkey (Bir Film) and Taiwan (Filmware International).

Cinepolis Distribución, the theatrical distribution arm of Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis, acquired rights to Mexico and the rest of Latin America in a deal announced on the eve of the Berlin Film Festival.

Interest in the film has grown, said Luxbox’s Hedi Zardi. “We have received offers from many additional territories, and look forward to closing more deals this weekend,” said Distant Horizon’s Anant Singh.

That should come as no surprise. Written by Ruizpalacios and Manuel Alcalá and marking the director’s follow-up
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