In a one-of-its-kind initiative to digitize the century-long history of the globally celebrated Hindi film industry, Google Arts & Culture last week launched the largest ever online exhibition on Hindi cinema.
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Éléphant: The Memory of Québec Cinema has announced that its catalogue of more than 250 films can now be accessed directly on its website. All the feature films it has digitized and restored are now available in one place, without restriction, from anywhere in Canada. The move marks the 15th anniversary of Quebecor's largest philanthropic project, which was officially launched on November 18, 2008.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor award-winning director/writer/producer Michael Dinner with its annual Filmmaker Award. Dinner will receive the award at the 71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on March 3, 2024, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 54th International Film Festival of India begins November 21 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, in Panaji, Goa with a gala opening ceremony.
Writer-director Le Chau was born in Vietnam, moved to the United States when she was 22, and graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2023. Her short film Doldrums tells the story of a Vietnam War veteran’s experience in two time periods: in the midst of combat and in his modern-day civilian life.
Typically, when a series wants to change its look from its first season to its second, there’s a prime consideration that the cinematographer has to take into account: What do you take from the first season and what do you do new for the second? That was where cinematographer Eric Branco found himself with having to set the look for the second season of the Max series Rap Sh!t. Fortunately, he had watched season 1 and loved it, so when his agent called to see if he was interested in changing up the look for season 2, he was all for it.
The 2023 FilmLight Color Award winners were announced yesterday by jury president Lawrence Sher, ASC, at a dedicated color ceremony as part of EnergaCamerImage in Poland. The awards, which are open to colorists on any grading platform, were independently judged by renowned cinematographers, directors, and colorists.
Dolby Laboratories and award-winning nonprofit Ghetto Film School have announced the winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School New Voices. New Visions. 2024 competition. This year, the competition encouraged applicants to create an original short film concept that exemplified their singular voice and vision and would benefit from Dolby Vision images and Dolby Atmos sound. The 2024 winning filmmakers are Dwayne LeBlanc, Antonello Velez, and the directing/writing duo Sarah Jean Williams and Luna Garcia.
In honor of the film that has become a holiday tradition for families around the globe, Warner Bros. Discovery and the Empire State Building are celebrating the 20th anniversary of New Line Cinema's holiday classic Elf with a special tower lighting, film screenings, and themed décor at the Observatory through the holiday season.
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.