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Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– BAMcinématek has announced the full lineup for the ninth annual BAMcinemaFest (Jun 14 – 25, 2017), which features 24 New York premieres, one North American premiere, and two world premieres. Opening the festival on Wednesday, June 14 is the New York premiere of Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” This year’s Closing Night selection is the New York premiere of Brooklyn filmmaker Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature, “Golden Exits.”
Other highlights include “En el Séptimo Día,” “A Ghost Story,” “Landline,” and “Whose Streets.” Check out the full lineup here.
– The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 3rd annual festival running June 1 – 4, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
“Bending the Arc,” a documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years »
- Kate Erbland
In Hollywood, there’s an oft-debated version of the eternal “chicken and egg” question: Who first made cinema, the United States or France?
Jean-Noel Tronc, president of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, doesn’t dare wade into the debate. And it doesn’t matter which nation gets credit for inventing the movies, he says, because at the Colcoa Film Festival, which, for the past two decades has taken pride in presenting French film, television and web content to American audiences, the world’s two greatest cinematic powers are combining forces for the greater good.
“France and America have contributed, more than any other countries in the world, not only to the creation of cinema but also the transformation of cinema as an art and as an industry,” Tronc says.
Colcoa — whose name, acronymic for City of Lights, City of Angels, is an ode to the world’s two great cinema cultures »
- Debra Kamin
The festival, now in its seventh edition, runs April 16-23, at locations across the Chinese capital.
Films in competition and competing for the Tiantan Award include “Caffe,” the first film to be made under the Chinese-Italian co-production treaty, last year’s Hong Kong-Chinese box office hit “Operation Mekong,” and Chinese wartime drama “Mr. No Problem.”
International selections include “The Sis,” “The House of Others” and “Dim the Fluorescents,” which have all been rewarded at other events on the festival circuit.
- Patrick Frater
Colcoa is keeping up with the times. Now in its twenty-first year, the lauded French film festival, sponsored by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, has added a pair of forward-thinking new categories for its newest edition. This year will include a virtual reality program and a web series competition, in addition to its Cinema, Television and Shorts competitions.
“These two new popular formats offer more opportunities to showcase the creativity of French producers and filmmakers as well as the diversity of French production,” said François Truffart, Colcoa Executive Producer and Artistic Director. “While entertainment is still the key word for the program, with a balanced mix of comedies and dramas, several topical issues will cover the program this year, including the environment, discrimination, racism, terrorism, and the role of the artist in society. More than ever, Colcoa will offer a unique opportunity to see these universal topics from different angles.”
- Kate Erbland
Claude Lelouch’s “Everyone’s Life” will open the 21st Colcoa French Film Festival on April 24.
The festival, which will be held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, will showcase a record 82 films, television series and, for the first time, web series. A total of 70 of these will be in competition for Colcoa awards.
“Colcoa will reach a new level in 2017 with two new categories – a virtual reality program and web series competition – added to the Cinema, Television, and Shorts competitions,” said François Truffart, executive producer and artistic director. “These two new popular formats offer »
- Dave McNary
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