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Tom Tykwer Named President Of Berlin Film Festival Jury In 2018

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Tom Tykwer Named President Of Berlin Film Festival Jury In 2018
German filmmaker Tom Tykwer has been set as President of the jury for the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. As one of the highest-profile German directors working in the past 25 years, it’s hard to believe Tykwer hasn’t previously held the role. He has, however, presented six films at the Berlinale since 1992. His first time at the festival was with short film Epilog in the 1992 Panorama section. He has also opened the fest twice with Heaven (2002) and The International (2009)…
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Tom Tykwer Named Jury President of 2018 Berlin Film Festival

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Tom Tykwer Named Jury President of 2018 Berlin Film Festival
The Berlin Film Festival has named filmmaker Tom Tykwer as its 2018 Jury President. To-date, Tykwer has presented six of his own movies at Berlinale. Two of those, 2002’s “Heaven” and 2009’s “The International,” have actually opened the festival. Tykwer’s first feature film was 1993’s “Deadly Maria.” Also Read: 'On Body and Soul' Wins Golden Bear Award at Berlin Film Festival “The Berlinale has always been my favourite and my home film festival, and has supported me since I began working as a filmmaker. We have a fantastic and broad history with each other,” Tykwer said in a statement accompanying his appointment.
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Tom Tykwer to Preside Over 2018 Berlin Film Festival Jury

Tom Tykwer to Preside Over 2018 Berlin Film Festival Jury
Tom Tykwer, the director of “Run Lola Run,” “Cloud Atlas” and “A Hologram for the King,” has been chosen to preside over the jury of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival.

The 52-year-old Tykwer has had six of his films screen at previous Berlinales. He is also the director of the ambitious new German TV series “Babylon Berlin,” one of the most expensive dramas to be made in Europe.

Tom Tykwer is one of the highest-profile German directors and has established himself on the international stage as a great filmmaker. His outstanding talent and innovative trademark have been on display in a variety of film genres,” said Dieter Kosslick, the festival director.

“The Berlinale has always been my favorite and my home film festival, and has supported me since I began working as a filmmaker,” Tykwer added. “We have a fantastic and broad history with each other. Now I can look forward to two focused and fun weeks of films
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Fajr International Film Festival Tehran 35th Anniversary this April

Fajr International Film Festival Tehran 35th Anniversary this April
Following the Persian New Year of Nowruz * arrive the eight days of the festival where the last works of great filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Cristian Mongiu, Dardenne brothers, Denis Tanovic, Francois Ozon, Sion Sono, Agnieszka Holland, Aki Kaurismaki, Terrence Malick, Ken Loach and three Iranian Masters of Cinema will screen along with several special sidebars.

For the first time in Fajr International Film Festival, Shadow of Horror Midnight Screenings will host six horror films screening, every night at 11:30 pm in a program designed to entice an unaccustomed Iranian audience’s attention to this genre. Five of the features are from South Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland and Mexico. The sixth, an Iranian feature will have its International Premiere.

At least 68 students from 32 countries as well as 52 students from Iran are to take part in the inspiring, educational film making workshops of the 2017 Fajr. The program is called “Darol Fonoun
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8 of the Best Movie Shootouts Ever

Ben Robins with eight of the best movie shootouts ever…

With Ben Wheatley’s Boston-set shootout comedy Free Fire finally hitting UK screens this week, it seems only appropriate to remind ourselves of all the best and bloodiest gunfights to date, which there’ve been many of. In fact, narrowing it down to just the eight listed here was an almighty task in itself. You could very happily write an entire book just on movie shootouts alone.

*Spoilers may follow*

The Matrix (1998) – The Lobby Shootout

Quite easily one of the most influential action scenes of the last twenty years, the Wachowskis very much set the pace for almost every shootout since with this ridiculously explosive second act monster. From the opening kung-fu to the now iconic industrial score, it’s a beautifully barmy bit of Hollywood filmmaking, full of crazy backflips, running up walls and needlessly spraying huge amounts of bullets.
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‘12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Final Season at Syfy

‘12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Final Season at Syfy
Syfy has given one more renewal to sci-fi drama “12 Monkeys.”

The third season of “12 Monkeys” won’t premiere until May, but Syfy has already ordered a fourth installment of 10 episodes. The catch: Season 4 will be the show’s last.

Syfy is adopting a different linear strategy for Season 3, as well. The entire season will air over three nights, beginning on May 19. Four episodes will air on the 19th, then three on each of the next two nights. The strategy is an answer to the anemic live ratings the show drew over its first two seasons, which grew upwards of 70% in DVR viewing.

“’12 Monkeys’ has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support
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Whistler Film Festival 2016 Winners

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Whistler Film Festival 2016 Winners
Winners of the 2016 Whistler Film Festival were announced at the Awards Celebration this morning on the final day of the 16h annual Festival.Before The Streets (Avant Les Rues) Canadian director Chloé Leriche’s first feature, won the $15,000 cash prize sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia and the $15,000 post-production prize sponsored by Encore Vancouver in the 13th edition of the coveted Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film. The moving story of Shawnouk, a young First Nations man who banishes himself into exile after committing a horrible crime during a routine break-in at one of the local summer homes. The first feature film ever shot in the Atikamekw language is an accomplished first film by filmmaker Chloé Leriche.

The Borsos Jury chose Before The Streets for the Best Canadian Feature because “this surprising, unexpected film grips you from its powerful, intense opening chant, to well beyond the final credits,
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Film Festival Roundup: MoMI and India Center Foundation Launch India Kaleidoscope Festival, Palm Springs Announces More Tributes

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Film Festival Roundup: MoMI and India Center Foundation Launch India Kaleidoscope Festival, Palm Springs Announces More Tributes
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and The India Center Foundation are launching India Kaleidoscope, an “exciting new festival that will present film lovers with a chance to immerse themselves in the unique sights and sounds that make up the Indian regional, independent film landscape.”

The inaugural India Kaleidoscope Festival, taking place December 8 – 11 at the Museum, will feature eight films, including seven new titles that will be making their U.S. or North American premieres and one special presentation of a classic Indian film. Most films will feature directors in person. The Opening Night film is “India in a Day,” an ambitious documentary project initiated by Google and comprised of images shot by thousands of people throughout India, artfully edited by director Richie Mehta
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Works in Progress 2016

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The Works in Progress 2016 Awards at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film FestivalIndustry@Tallinn and Baltic Event is one of the fastest growing entertainment sector development summits in the winter season. They are held during the annual Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the only Fiapf accredited Competition Feature Film Festival in Northern Europe.

The Works in Progress sessions were first organized 15 years ago as a regional showcase part of the Baltic Event. Last year, upcoming international films were added to the program and today, its 2 sections, Baltic Event Works in Progress and International Works in Progress, offer buyers, producers and programmers a diverse and dynamic range of local and international projects to discover.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event organized this year as well their Works in Progress pitching sessions. As a matter of fact, 26 films in production or postproduction looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres were presented on
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Antalya Film Festival Winners

53rd Antalya International Film Festival in Turkey Announces Winners of its Golden Orange Award“Clair-Obscur” by Turkish director Yeşim Ustaoğlu wins International Competition for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. In the National Competition, it wins Best Actress while “Blue Bicycle” wins for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. “My Father’s Wings” Wins Audience Award for Best Film and National Competition Awards for Best First Feature, Best Actor and the Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Award for Sound Design.

The 53rd International Antalya Film Festival, co-hosted by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and Festival President, Menderes Türel, and Elif Dağdeviren, the Festival’s Director, is a festival which is weathering the storms hitting Turkey. Just months after an attempted government coup, Turkey is a country increasingly involved in the long war in neighboring Syria; it has been the target of several recent terrorist attacks which scare
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Watch an exclusive clip from slasher The Windmill Massacre

Slasher film The Windmill Massacre is out now in the UK, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which you can watch here courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment…

Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach-load of tourists embarking on a tour of Holland s world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she and the other tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common a shared secret that seems to mark them all for doom.

Starring Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders,
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Colorado’s Telluride Horror Show Announces First Wave of Titles, Guests; All Going Down This October!!

Colorado’s Telluride Horror Show (running October 14-16) has quickly become one of the year’s most loved film festivals, and it seems like that tradition is set to continue, with the announcement of this year’s first wave of films and guests. Films like Richard Bates, Jr.’s festival darling Trash Fire, the Awesome Another Evil (review) and many more (we’re stoked to hear what you fright fanatics think of Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist, a short film we’re all absolutely in love with), this year already kicks ass and it’s just the first wave being announced. Read on for more info!

Special Guest

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale, a native of East Texas, is the acclaimed author of over forty novels, three hundred short pieces of fiction and non-fiction, plays, poetry, screenplays, and graphic novels. Film adaptations of Lansdale’s work include the cult
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Kathryn Bigelow Expands Detroit Riots Drama Cast, Jennifer Lawrence to Fight Joel Edgerton in ‘Red Sparrow,’ and More

While Kathryn Bigelow has found her lead for her currently untitled Zero Dark Thirty follow-up, she is still shaping the rest of the cast. Now, Deadline reports, Anthony Mackie has joined the film that charts the Detroit riots of 1967 which lasted over 5 summer days and was one of the most destructive in history. Mackie, re-teaming with the director, reportedly plays a Vietnam veteran who is a key role in the unfolding narrative. Off a script penned by Mark Boal (Zero Dark, The Hurt Locker), the film is said to focus on the discrimination that led to the protests.

This comes with news from Variety that three other roles have been filled by Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, currently in unknown roles. Reynor was recently in Sing Street, while Poulter shared a lot of screen time with Tom Hardy in The Revenant, and O’Toole can be seen next
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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Third Season

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The time traveling chess match between James Cole and the Army of the 12 Monkeys will continue next year, as Syfy has renewed 12 Monkeys for a 10-episode third season:

Press Release: Los Angeles – June 29, 2016 – Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series 12 Monkeys for a 10-episode Season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017. From Universal Cable Productions, 12 Monkeys is co-created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”) and is based on the 1995 Oscar® nominated and Golden Globe-winning film of the same name. Matalas serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy, “Suicide Squad”) who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle (“Suicide Squad”, “American Hustle”) also serve as executive producers. Season 2 of the series currently airs on Monday nights at 9/8 c on Syfy.

“In two short seasons, 12 Monkeys has become a cult favorite series,” said Chris Mc Cumber, President, Entertainment Networks. “Terry and the
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Meet the 10 Athletes Selected to be 'A Symbol of Hope for Refugees Worldwide' as the Olympics First All-Refugee Team

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Ten athletes have been selected to make history at the Rio Olympics as the world's first Olympic team made up entirely of refugees. The six men and four women selected are from from South Sudan, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia and will compete in swimming, track and field, and judo. The International Olympic Committee said Friday that they hoped the team would serve as a "symbol of hope" for millions of displaced people worldwide and bring global attention to the refugee crisis. "These refugees have no home, no team, no flag, no national anthem," Ioc president
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Watch “The Witness” in 12 Monkeys Season 2 Teaser Video

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The mysterious and creepy character known as The Witness lurks through time in a new teaser video for 12 Monkeys Season 2, premiering April 18th on Syfy.

Press Release: Los Angeles – March 22, 2016 – Syfy’s critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys returns for its second season on Monday, April 18 at 9Pm Et/Pt with 13 all-new episodes. Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) once again star in the drama from co-creators Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”).

12 Monkeys follows the journey of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) here in the present day, Cole must untangle an insidious conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly
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Daily | Golden Bear for Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire At Sea

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The International Jury of this year's Berlinale, the 66th—Meryl Streep (President), Lars Eidinger, Nick James, Brigitte Lacombe, Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Malgorzata Szumowska—has awarded the Golden Bear to Gianfranco Rosi's Fire at Sea. The Grand Jury Prize goes to Danis Tanović's Death in Sarajevo. Best Director: Mia Hansen-Løve for Things to Come. The acting awards go to Trine Dyrholm (The Commune) and Majd Mastoura for his performance in Mohamed Ben Attia's Hedi—which also wins the First Feature Award. Tomasz Wasilewski wins the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for the film he also directed, United States of Love. An Honorary Golden Bear has been presented to cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, best known for his work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Martin Scorsese. We've got the complete of winners. » - David Hudson
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Full Berlinale International Jury Revealed

We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.

Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

Berlinale International Jury 2016

The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).

Here’s their respective career essentials.

Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA

Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations,
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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury
Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and
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Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

  • ScreenDaily
Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury
Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and
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