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Riviera Maya FF

In April we attended Riviera Maya Film Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mx for the duration of RivieraLAB. This young festival (4th edition this year) has now a steady attendance both local and international, with a smart programming in a lovely movie-lovers atmosphere – not to mention the agreeable location. Both the Work in Progress […]

Berlinale and Cinemart

As the Berlinale comes to an end, I thought we’d recap the last few months in a much belated blog update. The end of year saw the departure of our two trainees Megan Barr (Wake Forest University, North Carolina) and Lindsey Steer (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), who returned to the US in December. Before […]

Concrete Night One of Five Must-Watch Oscar Contenders

Foreign Oscar Wish List: From Finland to the Philippines, Five Must-Watch Contenders By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH!December 10, 2014 at 3:29PM “Concrete Night” (Dir. Pirjo Honkasalo, Finland) While this black-and-white snapshot of a 14-year-old boy’s life in the hardscrabble Helsinki slums may seem like the breakout work of a young and edgy first-timer, director Honkasalo […]

Locarno Carte Blanche and Open Doors

Today featured the last day of the industry screenings and coproduction meetings at the Locarno Film Festival, where we signed on the beautiful EL TIEMPO NUBLADO by Arami Ullon and produced by our friend and one of Switzerland’s best distributor-producers Pascal Traeschlin at Cineworx. This is our second year at Locarno, and has very easily […]

3rd VTXIFF

I got back this morning from the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, a small festival about two hours outside of Austin/Houston, that I’ve helped work on since its inception three years ago. We screen about 70 features and shorts, with enough support to welcome cast and crew from almost every single film, which makes it, […]

Cinelatino Toulouse

Today we got back from the Cinelatino Film Festival in Toulouse, which hosts the annual Cinema en Development and Cine Construction, an array of latino works in progress (partnered with San Sebastian later in the year). The event is well known for launching some of the hottest new latino titles, Bonsai, Historias, Gloria, Young and […]

Zagreb Dox Pitching wraps up

The tenth ZagrebDox wrapped up this Sunday with lots of awards and special mentions – 17 of them all together. I was there for the pitching forum that included 13 projects from 12 different countries, where all the participants had a chance to do a 3 day workshop before the main event, moderated by Leena […]

Berlin Film Market

We’re back from a very successful European Film Market! The trades described this year’s market as ‘slow’, with few major headliners from the festival selection, and a relatively quiet market atmosphere, despite what many agencies described as possibly the best market in recent history. I’m very glad to say Rosie will be released in the […]

Pine Ridge: Best Nordic Doc at Goterborg!

Pine Ridge was last night’s recipient of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at the Goterborg Film Festival! Ana, who flew in from a sold out screening in Helsinki at Doc Point only hours earlier, receiving the prize on her birthday!   The Jury mention stated ”A captivating look at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation […]

Film Republic at Cinemart

This week we attended Rotterdam’s Cinemart, one of the most exciting coproduction forums of the year. Film Republic was launched at Rotterdam exactly two years ago, so it was exciting to be presenting two films, Concrete Night in Spectrum and Cherry Pie in Bright Futures, as well as Brasslands which we additionally worked on last […]