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66th Cannes Shorts and Cinéfondation Selections Revealed

Posted by Anna Husted on 4.16.2013

66th Cannes Shorts and Cinéfondation Selections Revealed

The 66th Cannes Film Festival is just a few weeks away and the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury, headed by Jane Campion, have announced their official selections. The full lineup is due Thursday morning.

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“Zulu” to Close Cannes; AFI Docs Re-Brands

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.12.2013

“Zulu” to Close Cannes; AFI Docs Re-Brands

Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom-starrer Zulu will close the 66th Festival de Cannes. Also in Friday's film news: AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) is moving to the nation's capital; fans remember Jonathan Winters; Hollywood's Chinese Theater is getting a facelift; and the Gulf Film Festival unveils its slate.

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Barbra Streisand to Direct First Film In 18 Years; Tributes to Ebert

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.5.2013

Barbra Streisand to Direct First Film In 18 Years; Tributes to Ebert

Soon to be the recipient of the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award, Streisand's next directorial is unveiled; filmmakers tribute Roger Ebert; HBO plans a Nora Ephron doc; Jane Campion is set for Cannes honors; and H.M. the Queen receives a BAFTA.

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Cannes Reveals New Poster As Lineup Speculation Mounts

Posted by Brian Brooks on 3.22.2013

Cannes Reveals New Poster As Lineup Speculation Mounts

The festival unveiled the Official Poster for its upcoming 66th edition, choosing Americans (Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman) for its main image for the third straight year. The latest news comes as speculation heats up over which films will make the official lineup announcement.

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Predicting Cannes Selections and Big Cash for “Veronica Mars”

Posted by Brian Brooks on 3.15.2013

Predicting Cannes Selections and Big Cash for “Veronica Mars”

Cannes has set its Opening Night film and selected its Jury President. Now speculation begins to mount on which films will and won't join the May festival's lineup. Also, dueling Muhammad pics from Iran and Qatar, Zurich fest set to fete Brazil, and Tribeca All Access names 11 projects for its 2013 program.

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Cannes Fest Will Open With “The Great Gatsby”

Posted by Eugene Hernandez on 3.12.2013

Cannes Fest Will Open With “The Great Gatsby”

Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel will open the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

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News From Sunny Sarasota, Sundance Heads to LA

Posted by Anna Husted on 3.5.2013

News From Sunny Sarasota, Sundance Heads to LA

First batch of films announced for Sarasota Film Festival, Sundance takes its NEXT section to LA with Next Weekend, Cannes favorite Laurence Anyways gets U.S. release date, and the latest trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s campy I’m So Excited!

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Steven Spielberg to Lead 2013 Cannes Jury

Posted by Brian Brooks on 2.28.2013

Steven Spielberg to Lead 2013 Cannes Jury

The Oscar-winning and seven-time nominated director, most recently for last year's Lincoln, first agreed to lead the jury almost two years ago, Cannes brass noted.

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Jane Campion Will Lead Cannes Jury; 2012 Oscar Winners to Present

Posted by Brian Brooks on 2.5.2013

Jane Campion Will Lead Cannes Jury; 2012 Oscar Winners to Present

Jane Campion heads to Cannes for jury duty; last year's Oscar-winning actors head to the Academy Awards for presentation duty; and Skyfall, Robert De Niro and Patricio Guzmán all have something to party about in today's FilmLinc Digest.

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Season Spotlight: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Posted by Zachary Mandinach on 12.12.2012

Season Spotlight: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Today we highlight what's sure to be remembered as the breakout indie film of 2012. Benh Zeitlin's debut feature premiered at Sundance, was the surprise Closing Night screening at New Directors/New Films, and took home prizes at Cannes, London, the Gothams, and many more.

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