2019 sundance film festival Movie News sundance film festival By Kylie Hemmert ON November 28, 2018 2019 Sundance Film Festival announces programming with 112 features The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 to February 3, 2019. The Sundance Film Festival is the Institute’s public program flagship alongside Festivals in London and Hong Kong and other screenings and events elsewhere throughout the year. Sundance Institute supports independent artists with year-round programs, with nearly $3 million in direct grants and 21 Labs and residencies for artists around the world working in film, theatre, New Frontier and episodic content. Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “Society relies on storytellers. The choices … [Read more...] about 2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces Programming with 112 Features
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KATE Beckinsale led the glam at the Toronto International Film Festival Awards last night in a stunning little black dress. She was joined by Hollywood legends Julia Roberts and pop star Lady Gaga at the glittering movie event in Canada on Saturday. Kate, 45, oozed glam in her elaborate mini-dress at the Farming premiere but she was almost outdone by Julia Roberts, who also chose black for her appearance at the annual film festival. Julia, 50, looked every inch the screen siren as she attended a screening of Ben is Back. Meanwhile pop star Lady Gaga, 32, ditched her quirky outfits for something more sophisticated at TIFF. The singer, who is promoting her new movie A Star Is Born, glammed up for the Entertainment Weekly's Must List Party, held as part of the film festival, in a sparkly silver dress. She was joined in the glamour stakes by actress Olivia Wilde, 34, who looked incredible in a black dress that was slashed to the navel. Kate Beckinsale and Jeff Goldblum show … [Read more...] about Kate Beckinsale, Julia Roberts and Lady Gaga dazzle as they hit the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival
This Morning’s Alison Hammond was left red-faced after being called out by Phillip Schofield for a Cannes Film Festival gag – moments before revealing she has landed a Hollywood role. Hammond, who is on the French Riviera for the annual event, was given the chance to see the prestigious Palme D’Or award up close. On admiring the Chopard-designed gong she accidentally referred to it as a “Par D’Or”. Unaware of her mistake, Schofield took it upon himself to clear up the error as they cut back to the studio. He said: “Something I want to clear up here when you win in Cannes. There is a small town in Cornwall near St Austell called Par....” “And if you win at the Cannes Film Festival you win two things: their highly prestigious doors in the small town of Par. A Par door. And the gift that was in that box which is a Palme D'Or. “What Alison was telling you about was completely correct because … [Read more...] about Alison Hammond mixes up Cannes Film Festival award with a Cornish town
For its 27th edition, the Florida Film Festival will start with a heist, then bring on the stars.Those stars — Pam Grier and Ellen Burstyn — headline two of the biggest nights at the 10-day event beginning Friday. Grier will attend a Sunday screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” from 1997. Then the star takes part in a Q-and-A with the audience.Oscar winner Burstyn will attend an April 13 screening of “Requiem for a Dream,” a 2000 drama from director Darren Aronofsky. Burstyn was an Oscar nominee for playing a drug addict with harrowing force. She can discuss a career that includes “The Exorcist,” “The Last Picture Show” and the best actress Oscar for Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” from 1974.The festival will screen 183 films in all — 55 features and 128 shorts — from 38 countries. Friday’s opening night film, “American Animals,” comes … [Read more...] about Florida Film Festival starts with ‘Animals,’ adds stars
Come May, two things will be missing from this year's Cannes Film Festival: films from streaming services and red-carpet selfies.In an exclusive interview with French magazine Le Film Français on Friday, festival director Thierry Fremaux announced changes to the prestigious event, which is in its 71st year and will run from May 8 to 19.Shaking things up, Fremaux declared that films from Netflix and other streaming services would not be eligible to compete for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded at the film festival.Last year, two Netflix films -- Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories" -- were allowed in the competition, a decision that Fremaux said "created an enormous controversy that has echoed around the globe."The disagreement stemmed from conflict between Netflix wanting to debut films on its streaming service and a law known as French cultural exception, which has specific requirements for when films can move from theaters to other platforms … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival bans Netflix films from competition. Also, no more selfies.