‘Mr. Landsbergis’IDFA wins
Documentary festival IDFA has unveiled its award winners for this year, with Sergei Loznitsa’sMr. LandsbergisNominated for Best Film Diem Ha Le won Best Director. Children Of The MistDanielius Kokanauskis won the Best Editing Award Mr. LandsbergisRuslan Fedotow was awarded Best Cinematography Where are We Going? Click here to see the full list of winners from the festival’s various competitions on IDFA’s website.
Sreyashii Sengupta joins Continental Entertainment
Sreyashii Singupta has been appointed Southeast Asia CEO at Continental Entertainment, a Singapore-based entertainment and media company. The firm specializes in Indian TV and movies in Asian markets. Sreyashii was previously the Darpan Global CEO for over a decade. She has distributed 95 movies in her career. She is also an ambassador to the Asian Academy Creative Awards supported by The Infocomm Malaysia and Media Development Authority Singapore (IMDA) for India, Sri Lankan, Bangladesh, Cambodia. Continental Entertainment’s first theatrical outing since the lockdown was Hindi-language action pic Sooryavanshi.
‘The Light In The Hall’Casting Sets
Alexandra Roach (Killing Eve), Iwan Rheon (MisfitsJoanna Scanlan (After Love) will lead the cast of The Light in the Hall (Y GolauS4C (Welsh public broadcaster) commissioned “” (6 x 60 minutes psychological thriller). Regina Moriarty created and wrote the show. Andy Newbery and Chris Forster will direct it. It will be shot in English as well as Welsh. The story follows the aftermath a murder. APC Studios, Triongl, Duchess Street Productions and Triongl are producing the story in association with Channel 4 (UK, U.S., Canada and Australia).
Naomi Kawase, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, has named Naomi Kawase, a Japanese filmmaker, as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in Cultural and Creative Industries. The position is in recognition of Kawase’s commitment to culture and creativity at the service of the development of more just societies, especially for girls and women, and of her support for the organization’s objectives. “There is something beautiful about the world of film,”Kawase. “It has the ability to suspend time and space in such a way that we can relate and feel beyond differences of gender, sexuality, nationality, race and religion. I believe strongly in the power of creative expression. In times of inequality and discrimination, these spaces of expression turn our attention away from ourselves and force us to think for a moment about the ‘other’.”
Tallinn To Fete Carlos Saura
Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will present a Lifetime Achievement award to Spanish director Carlos Saura during this year’s festival. Saura’s latest feature, The King Of All The World, will have its European premiere in the Official Selection – Out Of Competition at Black Nights today, November 26.