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St Kilda Film Festival partners with Palm Springs ShortFest and Fandor

3 April 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The St Kilda Film Festival, running over ten days from May19-28, will program four specialty programs unveiled before the full program launch later this month.

A specially curated program direct from the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest will be showcased on May 28.

In addition, the chief content officer of online platform Fandor Jonathan Marlow will join this year.s festival, co-curating a program of Fandor's films.

Taking a step-back in time, the festival is showcasing a collection of vintage comedy with the Nostalgia program in partnership with the National Sound and Film Archive (Nsfa)..

The festival will also host an indigenous retrospective, featuring short films by directors such as Tracey Moffatt, Warwick Thornton and Richard Frankland..

.It.s important to highlight our indigenous and overseas contributors among our emerging and established talent", City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss said..

"Each year the Festival goes from strength to strength, and »

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Berlin: 'Artefacta' sold to new Us outfit Grasshopper

17 February 2016 3:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary centres on one of Latin America’s most controversial artists.

New independent distributor Grasshopper Film has secured all North American rights Nicola Costantino: The Artefacta, Natalie Cristiani’s documentary about one of Latin America’s most controversial and admired artists.

The film, which debuted at Canada’s HotDocs last April and went on to screen at the BFI London Film Festival, follows visual artist Costantino from the first origins of her work up to participation at the Venice Biennale 2013.

New York-based Grasshopper Film launched this week at Berlin’s Efm (European Film Market). The independent film distributor, founded by former Cinema Guild acquisitions chief Ryan Krivoshey, aims to release eight to 12 films a year theatrically - starting with Asghar Farhadi’s 2006 drama Fireworks Wednesday - and more than 50 on VOD.

Grasshopper is partnering with on-demand streaming Fandor for its combined day-and-date premium Svod and theatrical release in the Us this spring.

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

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Berlin: New U.S. Indie Shingle Grasshopper Film Buys North American Rights to Buzz Doc ‘The Artefacta’ (Exclusive)

16 February 2016 11:09 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — New indie distribution shingle Grasshopper Film has acquired all North American rights to buzz documentary “Nicola Costantino: The Artefacta,” about one of Latin America’s most controversial artists. They are partnering with on-demand streaming Fandor for its combined day-and-date premium Svod and theatrical release in the U.S. this spring.

Grasshopper Film is founded by Ryan Krivoshey, former acquisitions chief of New York-based boutique distributor the Cinema Guild. His new company, which just launched at Berlin’s Efm mart, plans to release eight to 12 titles theatrically per year and more than 50 pics on VOD, digital and nontraditional outlets.

Helmed by Italian editor-turned-director Natalie Cristiani, “The Artefacta” world premiered at Canada’s HotDocs 2015 to a positive reception and more recently screened at the BFI London Film Festival, during which it screened in a limited window in Europe on premium subscription streaming service Mubi. Subsequently it caught the attention of both Fandor and Grasshopper Film. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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