Pia Lundberg has been appointed as the new artistic director of Göteborg Film Festival. Lundberg most recently served as counsellor for cultural affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in London and will take up her new position on March 1, 2024.
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At the upcoming EnergaCamerImage, Cooke Optics will showcase the versatility of its cinema lenses by bridging the gap between virtual and physical spaces. In partnership with Sony and supported by EZTrack, Cooke’s latest full-frame and zoom lenses will combine with brand new camera technology, LED wall displays, mixed reality sets and real-time CG pre-visualization tools to demonstrate the possibilities for modern productions.
Canon has announced a variety of firmware updates for key models in its Cinema EOS line of cameras. All firmware updates will be available to customers for free download in early December.
The DTLA Film Festival 2023, which ended yesterday at Regal L.A. Live cinemas in downtown Los Angeles, has announced the winners of its annual screenplay contest.
Leo is the third film in the Lokesh Cinematic Universe. Inspired by the A History of Violence graphic novel series, director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Tamil-language action thriller follows family man Parthi who resides in Northwestern India where he owns a coffee shop and helps the local forest ranger rescue animals. His attempts to keep a low profile fall short after he saves the townsfolk from a wild spotted hyena and makes national news. An army of crazed and dangerous gangsters begin to hunt Parthi, obsessed with their belief that he is in fact Leo, a master criminal and son of their kingpin Antony Das. Parthi must fight to protect his family and convince them of his innocence.
The Western Australian independent production company White Spark Pictures has launched a new standalone technology business for its virtual reality distribution concept Surround Sync. Led by COO and managing director Benn Ellard, the new company will be responsible for the delivery of the patent-pending technology to cinemas and other venues around the world, as well as distributing third-party VR films and immersive content.
The DTLA Film Festival – a leading showcase for independent films in Los Angeles – will host three free-to-the-public film-TV industry panel discussions on November 3 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Source Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Disguise has launched Virtual Production Workflows, a free virtual production course available to anyone online. The course was created by disguise experts after twenty years of experience helping to power virtual stages for Netflix and Amazon Prime shows, ITV and TUDN broadcasts, and more.
Signiant today announced that it has joined the Motion Picture Association’s Trusted Partner Network, and successfully completed a TPN App and Cloud Gold Shield assessment. The TPN is part of a broader MPA initiative to raise security capabilities throughout the industry, while generating efficiencies for participants to counter ongoing security threats and keep content secure.
As befits a drama about a sophisticated culinary critic it is the fresh palette of colorful and appetizing images that first meets the eye. But filmmakers Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn wanted to make Nada a series of postcards from the city of Buenos Aires. “Naturally we wanted to make the food look good, but their first call was to show Buenos Aires as a modern, romantic and beautiful city,” said cinematographer Alejo Maglio, ADF. “In my mind I wanted to make a portrait of the city, of the characters and of the dishes.”