AFI Fest unveiled its winners Thursday during a brunching the heart of Hollywood. The Los Angeles festival, which screened 84 features opened with the North American premiere of John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks and is closing tonight with the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis, which had its U.S. premiere at NYFF.
Mexican filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez's The Golden Cage and French drama Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré received top prizes at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which concluded over the weekend.
Organizers of the Marrakech International Film Festival unveiled the lineup of the 13th annual event opening November 29. This year's lineup includes 110 films from 23 countries, with 15 films screening in its competition.
Embattled Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei sent an empty chair to the Stockholm Film Festival. The dissident who is one of the world's best known living artists made the gesture in protest of Chinese authorities who have forbidden him to leave the country.
AFI Fest gave details of the remainder of its 2013 program Tuesday, listing films that will screen in its World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough, Midnight, Cinema's Legacy and Presentations sections.
Non-fiction takes the spotlight at the upcoming CPH: DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival) taking place mid-November. The lineup this year includes 200 films with 57 making their world or international premieres.
Lee Daniels' The Butler will open the Mumbai Film Festival October 17, launching the event's lineup of over 200 films from 65 countries. The lineup includes Inside Llewyn Davis and other titles from the upcoming NYFF.
Fantastic Fest capped off its list of winners with Frank Pavich's doc Jodorowsky's Dune winning the genre festival's Audience Award and Best Documentary prize, while Ari Folman's The Congress took Best Picture in the festival's Fantastic Features category.
The International Rome Film Festival unveiled several of its competition films joining its lineup. Spike Jonze's Her, which will close the upcoming New York Film Festival will screen in the event's 8th edition which opens November 8.
Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and director John Wells were on hand Tuesday, capturing headlines and touting their Oscar-tipped feature August: Osage County, while filmmakers and stars also used media attention to call on Egypt to release a local filmmaker.