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'At The End Of The Tunnel' triumphs in Seattle

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'At The End Of The Tunnel' triumphs in Seattle
Argentinian filmmaker also wins best director prize.

Rodrigo Grande’s At The End Of The Tunnel claimed the Golden Space Needle Award for best film as the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) came to a close on Sunday.

Argentinian filmmaker Grande (pictured) also won best director, while Peter Bratt’s Dolores won best documentary and David Jons (I, Daniel Blake) and Lene Cecilia Sparrok (Sami Blood) claimed the acting prizes.

The Winter (El Invierno) by Emiliano Torres won the Ibero-American competition grand jury prize, while Canada’s Chloé Robichaud won the New Directors Competition for Boundaries (Pays), and Sj Chiro’s Lane 1974 won the New American Cinema Competition.

Interim artistic director Beth Barrett said: “This year at Siff, we celebrated extraordinary cinema from 80 countries over a marathon 25 days bringing to our audiences more than 750 screenings and events and introducing them to over 350 filmmakers and industry guests.

“Executive director Sarah Wilke and I were thrilled to present
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Seattle International Film Festival: ‘Sami Blood,’ ‘At the End of the Tunnel’ Come Out on Top

Seattle International Film Festival: ‘Sami Blood,’ ‘At the End of the Tunnel’ Come Out on Top
The 2017 Seattle International Film Festival announced its audience award recipients and official competition winners on Sunday. Films “At the End of the Tunnel” and “Sami Blood (Sameblod)” and documentaries “Dolores” and “Becoming Who I Was” were the standouts from the Washington-based competition.

Over 82,000 ballots were cast at Siff this year for the five official categories and six audience awards.

Amanda Kernell’s coming-of-age drama “Sami Blood (Sameblod)” from Sweden, Norway, and Demark was named the grand jury prize winner for the official competition. The jury chose the film as its main festival winner “for its beautifully nuanced and spare portrayal of the struggle to discover who you are, both because of and in spite of where you are from.” They also praised the inclusion of the Scandinavian setting’s rarely seen culture.

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Emerging Pleasures at New Directors/New Films 2017

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The Summer Is GoneOne of the greater pleasures of New Directors/New Films, the yearly collaboration in New York between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art, is reveling in the mystery of emerging directors. Of course, many and most festivals have offerings from first (and second and third time) directors, but at none is this explicitly the point. When a minimum of information is offered, save for a brief bio, relinquished is the burden of pre-viewing research and any expectations that may arise from it. More prominent titles have been covered by the Notebook already, but here are highlights from around the globe, from directors not-yet-known, though hopefully for not much longer. The Summer Is Gone echoes the ghosts of Edward Yang by locating drama in a particular moment in history, wedding personal histories to political ones. Set in inner Mongolia, the film throws back to the ever-receding 90s,
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9 Must-See Films From Emerging Indie Filmmakers At This Year’s New Directors/New Films

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9 Must-See Films From Emerging Indie Filmmakers At This Year’s New Directors/New Films
Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s New Directors/New Films festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.”

Read More: 2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

Now in its forty-sixth year, Nd/Nf has played home early films from such heavy hitters as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, Pedro Almodovar,
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New Directors/New Films 2017 Line-Up Includes ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe,’ ‘Lady Macbeth,’ and More

One of the best festivals during the first half of the year is The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films, which kicks off its 46th year this March, running from the 15th to the 26th. With last year’s line-up including some of the year’s best films, including Cameraperson, The Fits, Kaili Blues, Neon Bull, Weiner, and more, we can expect many more discoveries this year.

Opening with Patti Cake$ and closing with Person to Person, in between will be one of our favorite films from Sundance as the centerpiece, Beach Rats. Also among the line-up is a handful of other festival favorites, including The Dreamed Path, The Giant, Menashe, and Lady Macbeth.

“Authenticity is an elusive thing these days, and without it we risk ruin. This is particularly true in cinema,” says Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief
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2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

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2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More
The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announces their complete lineup for the 46th annual New Directors/New Films (Nd/Nf), running March 15 – 26. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.” Other standouts include “Menashe,” “My Happy Family,” “Quest” and “The Wound.”

Read More: The Sundance Rebel:
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New Directors/New Films 2017: ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Person to Person’ Lead Slate

New Directors/New Films 2017: ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Person to Person’ Lead Slate
New Directors/New Films, the annual New York festival of work by emerging filmmakers presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has set a 2017 lineup of 29 features and nine shorts that includes Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$,” Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” and Dustin Guy Defa’s “Person to Person” in prominent slots.

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All three films premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. “Patti Cake$,” about a Jersey girl’s quest to become a rapper, will open the festival, while ensemble comedy “Person to Person” — with a cast that includes Abbi Jacobson and Michael Cera — will close it. Brooklyn-set sexual-awakening tale “Beach Rats” screens as the centerpiece.

“Patti Cakes$” turned heads at Sundance when it emerged from the festival with a $9.5 million distribution deal with Fox Searchlight, while new indie label Neon nabbed “Beach Rats.
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Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection

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Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection
Exclusive: Iffr reveals lineup and jury for programme focused on emerging filmmakers.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) (25 Jan – 5 Feb) has announced the full line-up of its Bright Future programme, including the titles that will compete for the Bright Future Award.

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The competition for the Bright Future Award 2017 consists of sixteen debut films, including Chinese documentary Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of Ghosts by Rong Guang Rong and Caroline Leone’s melancholy Brazilian road movie Pela Janela. Also competing are Belgian title Inside the Distance and German feature Self-Criticism Of A Bourgeois Dog.

The jury for the award will be made up of Italian film producer Marta Donzelli (Le Quattro Volte); Marleen Slot, Netherlands producer for Viking Film (Neon Bull) and chair of Film Producers Netherlands (Fpn); and Jean-Pierre Rehm, director of the French film festival Fid Marseille.

Outside of this competition, Bright Future also presents
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‘Sense of an Ending’ to Open Palm Springs Film Festival (Full Lineup)

‘Sense of an Ending’ to Open Palm Springs Film Festival (Full Lineup)
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open Jan. 2 with the world premiere screening of “The Sense of an Ending,” starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

“Ending” is directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne, based on the novel of same name by Julian Barnes. The film also stars Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Dockery.

The festival will close with Robert De Niro’s “The Comedian,” directed by Taylor Hackford on Jan. 15. “The Comedian” premiered last month at the AFI Fest.

Special presentations including the world premiere of “Breakable You”; the U.S. premiere of “King of the Dancehall,” directed by Nick Cannon; “Old Money,” directed by David Schalko and starring Udo Kier; and the North American premiere of “The Hippopotamus.”

The Palm Springs Festival will screen 190 films from 72 countries, including 58 premieres.

View the complete lineup below:

World premieres:

– The Beautiful Fantastic (UK/U.S.
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'The Sense of An Ending' to open 2017 Palm Springs fest

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'The Sense of An Ending' to open 2017 Palm Springs fest
The world premiere of Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of the Julian Barnes novel starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling will kick off proceedings at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5.

The Sense Of An Ending (pictured) is Batra’s second film after The Lunchbox and will open through CBS films on March 10.

Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian starring Robert De Niro will close the event (Spc opens the film on January 13) as festival brass unveiled the full roster of Premieres, New Voices/New Visions, Modern Masters, True Stories and After Dark.

World premieres include Colin Hanks’s Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (Us-France); Andrew Wagner’s Breakable You (Us) starring Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub and Alfred Molina; Catalina Aguilar Mastretta’s Everybody Loves Somebody (Mexico); and Simon Aboud’s The Beautiful Fantastic (UK-us).

Rounding out the world premieres are: The Concessionaires Must Die! (Us) by [link
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Tiff 2016 Movies

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Tiff 2016 Movies
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival was another dense program filled with lots of new films in need of distribution. Fortunately, many of the highlights — from awards season heavyweights like “Jackie,” which went to Fox Searchlight, to smaller-scale crowdpleasers like “Tramps,” a Netflix acquisition — are guaranteed to find audiences beyond the Tiff arena. And most buyers agreed that this was, generally speaking, a pretty healthy year. Nevertheless, as the festival came to a conclusion, several great movies in the lineup remained homeless. Here are some of the ones that IndieWire wants to bring to the attention of all the buyers out there. We hope they’re paying attention.

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Boundaries

With her underrated debut film “Sarah Prefers to Run,” Chloé Robichaud made one of the best coming-of-age stories in recent years. For her follow-up, the Québécois writer-director widened her focus,
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Toronto: Emily VanCamp Muses Over Her New ‘Boundaries’

Toronto: Emily VanCamp Muses Over Her New ‘Boundaries’
Canadian actress Emily VanCamp is known for action-oriented characters like Emily Thorne (ABC drama “Revenge”) and Sharon Carter / Agent 13 (Marvel’s “Captain America” films). But to play an American mediator in Quebec filmmaker-to-watch Chloe Robichaud’s second feature “Boundaries” (eONe, in Canada), which premiered in Toronto Sept. 10, VanCamp had to aim for neutral ground. Before heading north to visit her family in Port Perry, Ontario, VanCamp talked to Variety about her first French-speaking role, the art of listening, and life outside the Marvel Universe.

You were fluent in French as a teenager studying ballet in Montreal, but was it tough returning to the language?

I have occasions to speak French. But my first reaction when this role came up was — this is crazy! But when I read the script, and saw Chloe’s first film (“Sarah Prefers to Run”), which I loved, I knew I had to do it. Fear
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Toronto: Canadian Filmmakers in the Fest Grab Global Attention

Toronto: Canadian Filmmakers in the Fest Grab Global Attention
The 2016 Toronto Intl. Film Festival’s slate of 20-plus homegrown features reveals Canadians as engaged citizens of the world, ready for action. While Canadian films often land with domestic distribution and international sales rep set, an increasing number of films have been working the fest with U.S. reps, and finding stateside success. (Geared towards Canadian talent, Sept. 12’s panel “The American Dream” addresses U.S. market realities and digital-age strategies.) U.S. reps aim to further momentum of Xavier Dolan’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” Stella Meghie’s “Jean of the Joneses,” Nathan Morlando’s “Mean Dreams,” and Kim Nguyen’s “Two Lovers and a Bear” — all well received at international fests this past spring. (Fun fact: The voice of Nguyen’s bear, beloved Canadian thesp Gordon Pinsent, is also the subject of Brigitte Berman’s Toronto-preening doc “The River of My Dreams.”) Reflecting the
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Indie Sales Acquires Lucia Carreras’ ‘Tamara & the Ladybug’ Ahead of Toronto (Exclusive)

Paris– Ramping up its world cinema slate, Indie Sales has acquired Lucia Carreras’s “Tamara & the Ladybug” (“Tamara y la Catarina”) which will premiere at Toronto’s contemporary world section.

A heartfelt drama showcasing Mexico’s popular culture, “Tamara & The Ladybug” centers on a forty-year old woman suffering a mental illness who takes a seemingly abandoned baby girl under her wing.

“Tamara & The Ladybug” stars Angeles Cruz (“The Violin”) and Angelina Pelaez. It’s produced by Ana Bojorquez who produced Carreras’s “The Greatest House in the World,” which played at Berlin, and Sandra Paredes, whose credits include Cannes Critics Week’s screener “Blue Eyelids.”

Besides “The Greatest House in the World,” Carreras has directed “Missing Dad.” A critically-aclaimed screenwriter, Carreras also co-wrote the script of Un certain regard player “The Golden Dream” and Cannes Golden Camera winner “Leap Year.”

At Toronto, Nicolas Eschbach’s Indie Sales reps Chloe Robichaud’s “Boundaries,
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Tiff Adds ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ ‘Voyage of Time’ And Many More

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The Toronto International Film Festival is mere weeks from kicking off, yet the annual fall fest is showing zero sign of slowing down when it comes to announcing the titles that will round out this year’s event. Today’s announcement brings with it a number of Cannes favorites, including Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “I, Daniel Blake,” Olivier Assayas’ divisive Kristen Stewart-starring “Personal Shopper” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

The slate will also play home to the Dardenne Brothers’ latest, “The Unknown Girl,” which has reportedly been through an edit since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. Other standouts from Cannes include Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius,” Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada.
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Tiff 2016. Lineup

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A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of
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First Trailer For ‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ Starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan

After a promising initial line-up, the Toronto International Film Festival has delivered more titles with their full Canadian slate. Among the line-up is Xavier Dolan‘s It’s Only the End of the World, Bruce MacDonald‘s new feature Weirdos, Deepa Mehta‘s Anatomy of Violence, as well as Two Lovers and a Bear, starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, which we have the first trailer for today.

We said in our review from Cannes, “Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear is a film that suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. Like an indie playlist stuck on constant shuffle, unapologetically reveling in a sort of manic unclassifiable genre. This isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, but, for some reason, Nguyen’s scattershot tonal shifts — which hop between a romance on the rocks; a self-serious study of grieving; and a surreal buddy comedy — can prove quite jarring.
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Toronto unveils Canadian titles

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Toronto unveils Canadian titles
A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

New work from Deepa Mehta, Bruce McDonald and Chloé Robichaud are among the Canadian features set to receive their world premieres, while Xavier Dolan and Kim Nguyen earn North American premieres for their latest films following their Cannes debuts.

Wednesday’s announcement included the slate of Canadian short films, the festival’s four Rising Stars, and participants in the Talent Lab and Telefilm Canada Pitch This! programmes.

Talent Lab alumnus Andrew Cividino is named the 2016 Len Blum Resident. The film-maker will take up residency at the Festival Tower for three months later this year and receive one-on-one script consultations with screenwriter Blum, mentoring from Tiff’s industry and programming teams, and support from Tiff partners.

Cividino will work on his screenplay, We Ate the Children Last, a feature
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Toronto unveils Canadian selections

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Toronto unveils Canadian selections
A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

New work from Deepa Mehta, Bruce McDonald and Chloé Robichaud are among the Canadian features set to receive their world premieres, while Xavier Dolan and Kim Nguyen earn North American premieres for their latest films following their Cannes debuts.

Wednesday’s announcement included the slate of Canadian short films, the festival’s four Rising Stars, and participants in the Talent Lab and Telefilm Canada Pitch This! programmes.

Talent Lab alumnus Andrew Cividino is named the 2016 Len Blum Resident. The film-maker will take up residency at the Festival Tower for three months later this year and receive one-on-one script consultations with screenwriter Blum, mentoring from Tiff’s industry and programming teams, and support from Tiff partners.

Cividino will work on his screenplay, We Ate the Children Last, a feature
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Tiff Adds New Round of Titles, Including ‘It’s Only the End of the World,’ ‘Mean Dreams’ and More

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced an additional selection of feature picks — all falling under the banner of Canadian-made films, appropriately enough — along with their Tiff Rising Stars group, the recipient of the Len Blum Residency and a selection of Canadian shorts. Major programming standouts including Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Grand Prix winner “It’s Only the End of the World” and Nathan Morlando’s Cannes debut “Mean Dreams.” Other films of note include April Mullen’s “Below Her Mouth” and Kim Nguyen’s Dane DeHaan-starring “Two Lovers and a Bear.”

This year’s Tiff Rising Stars — four Canadian actors who will take part in a series of specialized programming organized by Tiff’s Industry team — include Jared Abrahamson, Grace Glowicki, Mylène Mackay and Sophie Nélisse. Additional international Rising Stars will be announced in the coming weeks.

Screenwriter and filmmaker Andrew Cividino is the 2016 Len Blum Resident. Cividino,
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