Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone all had kind words for the former president of Venezuela, who died Tuesday; Israel Film Festival to honor first woman to head a major movie studio at Opening Night gala; plus news from the Brussels and First Time Film Fests.
The Tribeca Film Festival released details of its non-competition offerings, including the latest from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green and even Whoopi Goldberg, plus more screening in its Spotlight section. Also announced were the re-branded Midnight and new transmedia Storyscapes sections.
Selections screening in the Tribeca Film Festival's narrative and documentary competitions were unveiled Tuesday. The festival also announced titles in its out of competition Viewpoints section.
Organizers of the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled 10 Narrative Features and 12 Documentaries that will compete in the 2013 edition of the event taking place April 25 – May 9. The selection includes several North American and U.S. debuts.
While accepting the visual effects Oscar for Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer was cut off by the theme from Jaws when he started to talk about the bankruptcy of VFX house Rhythm + Hues; Casey Affleck joins IFFBoston as Creative Director; and the winners of France's César Awards in our FilmLinc Digest.
Films shot and set in Miami will be feted in the Miami International Film Festival's Florida Focus and other sections, including Sundance documentary competition feature Blackfish and the world premiere of Eenie Meenie Miney Moe
Filmmakers and industry are set to flock to Columbia, MO for the True/False Film Festival, which opens in at the end of the month. Favorites from Sundance and Toronto are among this year's offerings.
Wong Kar-Wai's latest and Karzan Kader's Bekas will bookend Switzerland's Fribourg Film Festival, Spain's Goya Awards are being criticized for being "overtly political," while Kevin Smith says Clerks III will come out as a book before heading to the big screen.
Mira Fornay's My Dog Killer, Daniel Hoesl's Soldier Jane, and Mohammad Shirvani's Fat Shaker received Rotterdam's Hivos Tiger Awards, honoring first or second time filmmakers, while Dutch and Saudi features prevailed in other categories.