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Johnny Depp Poses from Behind Bars with Film Festival Award Weeks After Losing Libel Suit



a person wearing a costume: The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is "one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema"


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The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is “one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema”

Johnny Depp had one very interesting way of accepting a recent award.

On Saturday, the 57-year-old actor accepted an award from the Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival, where he posed for a photo behind bars to accept the acting honor.

The film festival, which is dedicated to “the art of cinematography and its creators,” per the event’s website, awarded the Pirates of the Caribbean star with the trophy for actor with unique visual sensitivity. His film, Minamata, closed the 28th edition of the event.

Posting to its respective Twitter account, the film festival shared an image of Depp smiling from behind bars, as he held onto his award in one hand. Depp did not collect the award in person due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and instead accepted

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Guadalajara Film Festival Launches Competitive TV Section, Episode 0

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In a nod to the exponentially growing interest in premium TV content and the swelling number of content-ravenous platforms, the Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG)’s industry section has launched a competitive television section dubbed Episode 0: Series in Development.

Its participants will be given the opportunity to network and vie for prizes that consist of post-production services worth a combined total of some $35,000 (700,000 pesos) from Cinecolor Mexico and Shalala Studios. In addition, Colombia’s Pontifical Xavierian University offers a scholarship worth $2,800 to its prestigious The Series Lab, which aims to train showrunners and TV professionals, as well as accreditation in the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM).

The inaugural Episode 0 features seven Ibero-American projects in development, encompassing various genres: animation, dramas, thrillers and non-fiction. “This takes place now in November along with our Co-Production Encounter, while the other sections, DocuLab, Guadalajara Construye and

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Yale In Hollywood Film Festival Sets Dates For 2020 Edition

Yale In Hollywood Film Festival Sets Dates For 2020 Edition

Yale in Hollywood will present its inaugural global virtual film festival, Yale in Hollywood Fest, from December 3 to 5, 2020, with a three day line up of features and short films and an esteemed alumnae jury consisting of actress Sara Gilbert, producer Chris Lee, filmmaker Melissa Haizlip and manager Ran Aubrey Frazier.

This year, all of Yale in Hollywood Fest screenings and events are free to the public and the world to stream. On Thursday December 3, YIH Fest will open with Delilah Napier and Lucy Powers’ satiric feature Voyeur, produced and directed by the thespian pair while they were students at Yale University for their joint senior thesis project in Theatre Studies. Voyeur just picked up Best US Feature Film Award and Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2020 SoHo International Film Festival. Live Q&A with Delilah and Lucy at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET.

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COVID-19 Forces Guadalajara Film Festival to Run a Hybrid Version

Like many of its counterparts worldwide, the Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (FICG), Mexico’s largest film festival, faced the quandary of whether to go online, reschedule or cancel altogether because of the pandemic.

It opted for a rescheduled hybrid 35th edition which would serve those either unable or afraid to travel and those without an internet connection in Mexico.

“We struck a deal with Canal 44 to have them air some of our films,” said festival director Estrella Araiza, who is adamant that despite the challenges and complications, the film community will prevail in the end. “We have to believe in cinema,” she declared. Outdoor screenings and restricted indoor cinema screenings are on the schedule while most of the master classes and conferences are online.

FICG was pushed from its traditional March dates to the fall, where it’s now been running over Nov. 20-27.

Its inauguration on Friday Nov. 20 at

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‘Nomadland’ Wins at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival

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Indie ethos, costume drama and rich fantasy won the day at the world’s top cinematography event, EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, on Saturday, with Joshua James Richards’ naturalistic filming in Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” taking the Golden Frog plus FIPRESCI jury honors. The chronicle of life on the rough edges of America’s society among retirees living on the road in trailers, based on Jessica Bruder’s nonfiction book “Nomadland: Surviving in the Twenty-First Century,” is considered a strong Oscars contender.

The 28th edition of Camerimage also wrapped with its award to an actor of unique visual sensitivity for Johnny Depp, whose Japan-set war correspondent story “Minamata,” filmed by Benoit Delhomme, screened at the fest. Depp said in a letter to the fest that shooting with the celebrated DP was “a sort of dance” encouraged by director Andrew Levitas, who “encouraged us to explore.”

Fest president Marek Zydowicz

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Restaurants Near and Map for The Chutzpah! Festival in Off-Off-Broadway at 2020

The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates its 20th milestone year of presenting Vancouver audiences with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world working in comedy, music, theatre and dance . This will be the first Festival presented in a digital format, and the first helmed by new Artistic Managing Director, Jessica Mann Gutteridge. Artists will present work from the U.K., Israel, U.S.A., and Canada. The lineup will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, and previews of theatre works-in-progress, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend special live music, dance and comedy performances, with safety protocols in place, or to alternately enjoy simulcasts from the comfort of their own homes.

Kristeen Young Shares 'American Landfill,' Featuring David Bowie ArticleKristeen Young Shares ‘American Landfill,’ Featuring David Bowie
October 14, 2020

In the early aughts, art-rock provocateur Kristeen Young looked deeply into the soul of America and saw

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Berlin Film Festival Still Planning Physical Event In February But Will Reduce Lineup

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The Berlin Film Festival is still planning a physical event in February but will reduce its lineup in the face of COVID-19 restrictions, the festival has confirmed.

The event, which is due to run February 11-21, has said it is “too early to consider cancellation”.

Tickets for screenings will have to be pre-booked and capacity in cinemas will be reduced by 45-50% in order to abide by social distancing rules.

The festival confirmed to us today that the Competition and Encounters sections will not be impacted by the planned streamlining, but larger sections such as Generation and Panorama will slim down their programs.

A festival spokesperson told us: “The Berlinale still plans to take place as a physical event in February. Press screenings and public screenings will take place, as always, in the cinemas, but access will be possible only with pre-booked tickets

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Golden Horse Film Festival Boss Wen Tien-hsiang on Keeping up With the Times

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Wen Tien-hsiang is one of the few film festival bosses who have been able to go ahead with an in-person event this year. He spoke with Variety to describe the challenges that remain.

Variety: What are the conditions that have allowed the GHFF to go ahead as an in-person event this year?

Wen Tien-hsiang: Good control of the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan has enabled this. And with fewer new-released films in theaters, the Golden Horse Film Festival offers an even better chance to see many new films. Therefore, we are attracting bigger audiences. But we still have to obey the strict rules of mask-wearing and body temperature checking.

Has the GHFF adopted any practices from the virtual or online festivals that have been held in other territories.

All of our films are still screened in theaters, with approximately 60 Q&As with filmmakers

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Golden Horse Film Festival Boss Wen Tien-hsiang Says Challenges Remain

Wen Tien-hsiang is one of the few film festival bosses who have been able to go ahead with an in-person event this year. He spoke with Variety to describe the challenges that remain.

Variety: What are the conditions that have allowed the GHFF to go ahead as an in-person event this year?

Wen Tien-hsiang: Good control of the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan has enabled this. And with fewer new-released films in theaters, the Golden Horse Film Festival offers an even better chance to see many new films. Therefore, we are attracting bigger audiences. But we still have to obey the strict rules of mask-wearing and body temperature checking.

Has the GHFF adopted any practices from the virtual or online festivals that have been held in other territories.
All of our films are still screened in theaters, with approximately 60 Q&As with filmmakers attending in-person. And there are three online

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NEW YORK AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Goes Virtual Dec. 2

NEW YORK AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Goes Virtual Dec. 2

Under the banner “Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present,” the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns virtually December 2-6 with a spotlight on the cinema of two nations: Nigeria and the Sudan. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), this year’s regional NYAFF will screen six features and eight short films in the FLC Virtual Cinema, as AFF celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The festival will transport audiences to the Sudan and Nigeria, two nations whose film industries were disrupted in their nascency – in Nigeria by an economic decline in the late 1970s and early 1980s; in Sudan by the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir, whose 30-year grip on the country was ended by the 2019 uprising. In recent years, Sudan’s film industry has been revived by an emerging crop of filmmakers, who are also dedicated to restoring the works of the veterans

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