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Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia Presents The Inaugural Live And Online Festival Gala Screening Events

Sydney – Sunday 8 November, at the Hoyts Cinema EQ.

Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia Presents The Inaugural Live And Online Festival Gala Screening Events

The inaugural LIVE Festival Gala Screening Events of IDFFA and IDFFA Schools, at Hoyts Cinema EQ, is looking forward to bringing lovers of dance back to the cinema. Creating the ultimate cinema experience, the LIVE screenings will be presented at the newly refurbished Cinema 1, HOYTS Entertainment Quarter.

Short films are the heartbeat of both festivals, with IDFFA presenting a vast array of concepts from as far afield as Spain, Argentina, Poland and USA. Of note, Argentinian film “Being”, which has been an official selection in 11 other festivals across the globe, and produced and directed by Pablo Destito and Agustina Videla, is vying for Best International Dance Film Award.

Australia is also well represented, not least by “Reminiscence” created, directed, and performed by Lucy Doherty, and “ID”, produced by Paul Malek, and directed by award-winning director and choreographer Cass

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Johnny Depp to Be Honored at Camerimage, ‘Minamata’ to Close Festival

Johnny Depp will be awarded the Camerimage Award for “an actor with unique visual sensitivity” at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival. “Minamata,” starring Depp, will be the closing film of the 28th edition of the event, which focuses on cinematography.

Due to the pandemic, Depp will be unable to accept the award in person, but will connect to the ceremony remotely from the U.S. Depp has appeared in person at other fall festivals, including Zurich and San Sebastian, but COVID-19 levels have now risen across Europe.

The screening of “Minamata,” which was directed by Andrew Levitas and shot by cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, will take place on Nov. 21 in Toruń’s Jordanki Festival Center, following the closing gala and awards ceremony. The festival announced its competition lineup at the weekend, which includes critics’ favorites “Ammonite” and “Nomadland.”

“Minamata,” Levitas’ sophomore feature, tells the story of how war photographer W. Eugene Smith fought

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THE YELLOW DRESS Will Premiere at the Austin Film Festival

The film is available to purchase, stream, and vote for the Audience Award through Thursday, Oct. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

THE YELLOW DRESS Will Premiere at the Austin Film Festival

Alex Ko’s short film, “The Yellow Dress”, will make its international premiere and screen in competition online with the Austin Film Festival. After performing the title role of Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway, Alex graduated from the American University of Paris. Alex always had his eye on becoming a director and writer and credits his time on Broadway with inspiring him to start creating his own films. Alex Ko is represented by CAA for his writing and directing.

“The Yellow Dress” is a 20-minute short film about ten-year old Raphael (Jules Leyendecker), an eccentric ten-year-old, who enjoys wearing and designing dresses in rural France. Set against the backdrop of the lush, lavender fields of Provence, a very determined Raphael cuts and pockets yellow fabrics in hopes of

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‘Cowboys’ Takes Home Top Prize at Newfest LGBTQ Film Festival

“Cowboys and “Welcome to the USA” were awarded the top prizes at the 32nd annual NewFest LGBTQ Film Festival.

Top honors went to writer and director Anna Kerrigan for “Cowboys,” who took home the Grand Jury Prize for narrative feature, while director Assel Aushakimova’s “Welcome to the USA” won the Grand Jury Prize for international feature.

Director Posy Dixon’s “Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story” took home the documentary feature prize, and “Queenie” director Cai Thomas won for New York short.

The announcement was made today at the festival’s virtual award ceremony by NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director Of Programming Nick McCarthy.

The jury members — Rhys Ernst (filmmaker, “Adam”), Dino-Ray Ramos (editor, Deadline), and Isabel Sandoval (filmmaker, “Lingua Franca” — who nominated “Cowboys” said, “Through its warmth, its nuanced approach to moral complexity, and its sensitive direction, this film gave us the feels. This film’s wonderful cast

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Streaming: gems to explore from the London Korean film festival | Film

While cinemas continue to grapple with an uncertain pandemic-induced future, the film festival circuit has adjusted swiftly to the chaos. Recent weeks have seen the Toronto and London festivals, as well as smaller events such as the Pordenone silent film festival, successfully pivot to digital editions; the next festival to take the home-viewing route is the London Korean film festival, running from 29 October to 12 November.

It’s a cracker, too: an annual highlight on the London cinephile’s autumn calendar and now anyone in the UK can sample most of the LKFF’s delights. (Some selections will screen only in cinemas, but the bulk of the programme is streamable, with limited virtual tickets now available to book.) It’s felicitous timing in a year that saw a sudden surge of mainstream interest in Korean cinema, thanks to a certain dark-horse winner of the best picture Oscar: if your knowledge doesn’t extend

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Image+nation, Canada’s Original LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Announces Halloween Edition

Halloween edition will run October 29 – November 1.

Image+nation, Canada's Original LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Announces Halloween Edition

It’s Trick or Treat time and image+nation is here to bring the Treats to you, directly to your home to watch and share! image+nation, Canada’s first LGBTQ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, brings you its first Halloween special edition, I+N HORREUR: because sometimes it’s scary being queer.

The four-day Halloween/horror-themed virtual festival runs the gamut from edge-of-one’s seat psychological thrillers to good old fashioned blood n’ gore slashers offering online thrills and chills from October 29 – November 1, 2020. This is but a quick dip into the new I+N festival+ experience. Stay tuned for image+nation 33 coming to you virtually starting November 19.

“No Halloween parties this year? I+N HORREUR: because sometimes It’s scary being queer is here to help you celebrate this hallowed queer holiday with your friends and foes with films that will chill you

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Fyre Festival Promoter Has a Podcast, and a Spot in Solitary Confinement

Billy McFarland, the disgraced entrepreneur behind the notorious Fyre Festival, and a current federal inmate, has been placed in solitary confinement, his lawyer said on Friday, after Mr. McFarland participated in a new podcast about his crimes that was released this week.

Mr. McFarland, 28, who is serving six years for fraud, can be heard discussing his various high jinks and their aftermath in detail from a prison phone on a show titled “Dumpster Fyre,” which premiered Tuesday. According to Mr. McFarland’s lawyer, he has been in 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement since last week, after a trailer for the podcast was released online, and may remain there for up to 90 days or more, pending an unspecified investigation by the federal Bureau of Prisons.

“We believe the investigation stems from his participation in the podcast and the photographs that were taken and utilized in the trailer, which were all properly taken,”

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HBO And The New York Latino Film Festival Announce The Second Annual Latino Stand-Up! Comedy Competition

In search of the best Latino stand-up comedians around the country.

HBO And The New York Latino Film Festival Announce The Second Annual Latino Stand-Up! Comedy Competition

HBO Latino in partnership with the New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s leading platform for Latino creatives and audiences, announced the second annual Latino Stand-Up! a national competition IN SEARCH OF the best Latino stand-up comedians around the country. The competition is designed to support emerging talent and increase awareness and representation of Latino voices in the comedy industry. The top five comedians will perform, and a winner will be chosen at a virtual event in early December. The event will be hosted by one of the 2019 Latino Stand-Up! winners, Mark Viera.

Entry rules, eligibility and prize info: NYLatinoFilmFestival.comYou can catch last year’s winners on ENTRE NOS: THE WINNERS, available to stream on HBO Max.”I’m excited to be the host of the 2020 ‘Latino Stand-Up!’ Comedy Competition,” said Viera. “After winning last year and taping my

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Adelaide Film Festival Provides Pre-Pandemic Experience for Audiences

In this year of disruptions, cancellations and virtual events, it’s hard to fathom that the prestigious 11-day Adelaide Film Festival, held biennially in October in South Australia, has proceeded as in pre-pandemic times: no masks, actual red carpets, in-person interviews on stage with filmmakers and talent, afterparties (where social distancing is more a suggestion than a mandate) and free-flowing drinks and shared party plates.

“Party like it’s 2020,” the festival’s newly minted CEO and creative director, the effervescent Mat Kesting, announced to the champagne-swigging opening night crowd of around 850 people gathered at the trendy east end of Adelaide. But at this festival, it’s like being in a frothy bubble of freedom amid the fear and lockdowns that most of the rest of the world is currently enduring.

While the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals held earlier in the year were forced to take their events online amid city-wide lockdowns,

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Busan Film Festival Reinvents Itself Amid Global Pandemic

Busan, Asia’s premier film festival, which kicks off Wednesday, has regularly reinvented itself in the face of literal and metaphorical storms.

Painfully, over a period of years, the Busan festival overcame the political storm that followed its 2014 screening of “Diving Bell” (aka “The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol”), a film about a ferry disaster with which the government of the time took issue.

The festival has also, literally, battled the weather, timed as it is during the typhoon season in the region. The grandeur of the opening ceremony has regularly been accompanied by ponchos and umbrellas, as gowned and dinner-jacketed celebrity guests from around the world kept a nervous eye on the weather.

The storm being endured in 2020 is that of an invisible assailant with visible consequences – the coronavirus pandemic. Though Korea has largely weathered this particular tempest, travel restrictions and closed borders means that this

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