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Jurors at the 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival unveiled their winners as the Mexican festival came to a close at the weekend.
In the Parallel Awards, the Cabos Discovery Ctt Exp & Rentals Award – equivalent to four weeks of filming equipment – was presented to Paulina del Paso for her film A Flor De Piel (Skin Deep). The award carries a $75,248 (Mxn 1,256,000) prize.
The Cabos In Progress Chemistry Award carrying a $45,000 prize in colour correction services went to Sebastián Hiriart for Carroña (Carrion),
The Cabos In Progress Fox+ Award went to La Habitación (The Bedroom) directed by Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas and Natalia Beristáin. The award carries a $30,000 cash prize and rights to broadcast the film in Latin America.
The Producers Network Badge Award went to producer Mayra Espinosa Cabos Discovery entry Calla (Keep Quiet).
The México Primero Art Kingdom Award was presented to Jack Zagha »
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AFI Fest will take place November 5 – 12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and events will be held at the historic Tcl Chinese Theatre, the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, the El Capitan Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.
World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year; Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process; Midnight selections will grip audiences with terror; and Cinema’s Legacy highlights classic movies and films about cinema. World Cinema and Breakthrough selections are among the films eligible for Audience Awards. Shorts selections are eligible for the Grand Jury Prize, which qualifies the winner for Academy Award®consideration. This year’s Shorts jury features filmmaker Janicza Bravo, »
- Melissa Thompson
The American Film Institute has completed its AFI Fest lineup: 127 films from 45 countries will screen from Nov. 5 to 12.
The festival includes 38 films directed/co-directed by women, 17 documentaries and 10 official foreign-language Oscar contenders, including Argentina’s entry “The Clan,” Hungary’s “Son of Saul” and Romania’s “Aferim!” along with Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Dheepan.” The screenings and events will take place at the Tcl Chinese Theatre, Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian, El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood Roosevelt.
AFI has already announced a trio of world premieres: the opening night film, Angelina Pitt Jolie’s “By the Sea,” on Nov. 5; the Will Smith drama “Concussion” on Nov. 10; and the closing night film, Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” on Nov. 12. It’s also scheduled galas for Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” on Nov. 7 and the Chilean miners drama “The 33” on Nov. »
- Dave McNary
The festival, set to run in Mexico from November 11-15, has unveiled the selections in its After Dark, American Specials and Green programmes.
Entries in the After Dark genre section feature films that have garnered acclaim at other festivals and include Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales and the Latin American premieres of Robert Eggers’ The Witch (pictured) and Bo Mikkelsen’s What We Become.
The Green strand presented by Discovery Channel showcases the Latin American premiere of Cyril Barbançon and Andy Byatt’s Hurricane 3D and the Mexican premieres of Louie Psihoyos’s Racing Extinction and Luc Jacqyet’s La Glace Et Le Ciel.
Festival top brass have also announced entries in the Cabos In Progress initiative for films in post that are made in or being produced with Mexico.
The selections »
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Madrid – Completing one of the biggest Latin America- U.S.-Europe co-productions in history, Canana, the Mexico-l.A.-based production house of Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has boarded Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama,” one of Latin America’s most awaited and most ambitious movies.
A partner with Im Global in Mundial, a pioneering Latin America sales company, and with Participant Media in Participant PanAmerica, beyond its own lead productions – “Miss Bala,” “Cesar Chavez,” Cannes 2015 Un Certain Regard player “The Chosen Ones” — Canana has been a key driver of first moves to create a pan-regional Latin American film industry, co-producing milestone recent Latin American co-productions such as Pablo Larrain’s “No” and Pablo Fendrik’s “Ardor.”
“We are thrilled to join such a group of colleagues — all admired »
- John Hopewell
'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' poster. With Daniel Radcliffe. Rupert Grint. Emma Watson. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' quiz question: Does state-of-the-art CGI equal movie magic? (Oscar Movie Series) Alfonso Cuarón seems like an odd choice for director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the Harry Potter movie series. That is, if one thinks only of Cuarón's pre-Harry Potter sleeper hit, the François Truffaut-esque Y tu mamá también, while ignoring two of his earlier efforts, the critically acclaimed A Little Princess and the moderately respected Great Expectations. This time around, working with a reported $130 million budget (approx. $163 million in 2015), state-of-the-art special effects, and the Harry Potter franchise, Cuarón surely could do no wrong. At the box office, that is. For although Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is stylistically superior to Chris Columbus' previous work in the series, »
- Andre Soares
6 items from 2015
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