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Kosovan Film “Hive” Enters the US Film Scene

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The Kosovan film “Hive” which premiered at the Sundance film festival earlier this year, making Sundance history by being the first film to win an award in each of its three major categories: the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, and the Director Award, will officially be released to select US theaters this November.

“Herself” Showcases the Realities of Domestic Violence

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Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, the film “Herself” documents a mother of two children escaping an abusive living situation in order to create a healthier environment for herself and her loved ones. The film had a limited theatrical release on December 30, 2020 and was released on… Read more »

Boston Asian American Film Festival

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New England’s largest Asian American film festival kicks off its five-day screening sessions on October 20. The 13th Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) is completely virtual this year and allows its audience to view the movies within a designated viewing window from October 20 to October 24.

Julia Ducournau Wins Palme d'Or for "Titane"

Palme d’Or Winner “Titane” is Now Playing in US Theaters

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Julie Ducournau’s second feature film, “Titane,” hit theaters in the United States on October 1. Much anticipation surrounded the French thriller and body horror film after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July, winning the festival’s top award: the Palme d’Or. As a director and writer known for her debut feature horror film… Read more »

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Italy Ends Film Censorship

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In a symbolic move on April 5th, Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini abolished the cinematic censorship laws that have been in place since 1913. Over the past several decades, there have been hundreds of films censored, including Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic Last Tango In Paris. According to a survey by Cinecensura, an online exhibition… Read more »

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Lesley University Film Festival (LUIFF)

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Lesley University is hosting its annual film festival (LUIFF) virtually this year, beginning Saturday, April 24 through Monday, April 26. The film students of Lesley University, under the guidance of professional festival programmer Kathleen Mullen, will be showcasing three nights of compelling and captivating films on the Vimeo streaming platform. Tickets are sold at Eventbrite… Read more »

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Still I Rise: Fellowship for Female Filmmakers

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Documentary film distribution platform “Still I Rise” with an aim of uplifting and amplifying female voices in film, is opening their submissions for the fellowship program by offering a $50,000 grant that awards $1,000 to $5,000 to aspiring directors. Their mission is to provide a platform for artists to hone their craft by pushing the… Read more »