Angel Studios, a platform and studio empowering filmmakers to crowdfund, create, and distribute films and TV series globally, backed by thousands of Angel investors, has announced its July cumulative-to-date and opening weekend results for Sound of Freedom. The Jim Caviezel driven film, now in its wide US release was the number three movie at the box office over its first weekend.
The streaming and distribution platform Angel Studios has announced that the independent film Sound of Freedom, which opens in theatres July 4, topped $10 million in pre-sales, two days ahead of its US/Canada theatrical release.
The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival has become the first South Asian Film Festival to earn the status of an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the world. The festival is held annually in Seattle.
Three Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have been selected for residencies at Göteborg Film Festival. The three selected participants will spend August-September in Gothenburg, working in different ways with their projects at the offices of Göteborg Film Festival and getting introduced to the local film industry. The residency program is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gothenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland.
Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky is currently directing the feature-length documentary film Postcard from Earth, a first-of-its-kind production set to debut at Sphere in Las Vegas this October. Aronofsky is utilizing the Big Sky camera system to capture content for the immersive production, which will fully-maximize Sphere’s 22nd century technologies – including the world’s highest resolution LED screen, the world’s most advanced concert audio system, and atmospheric elements such as wind and scent – to transport audiences to places both real and imagined.
The American Film Institute has launched a multifaceted partnership with Canva to empower rising filmmakers and improve access to the tools and skills necessary to realize their creative visions. Starting this year, as part of the new endeavor, Canva will establish The Canva Fellowship at the AFI Conservatory which provides scholarships for six AFI Fellows based on merit and financial need.
In 1851, the newly established border between Mexico and the USA is the setting for a conflict fueled by the anger and xenophobia caused by the Mexican American War. A group of immigrants forge the myth of the Latin Robin Hood, Joaquín Murrieta. La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta was created by Mauricio Leiva-Cock and Diego Ramírez-Schrempp, and directed by David Pablos (episodes 1-4), Humberto Hinojosa (episodes 5-8). The series was produced by Dynamo Productions and Amazon Studios. Cinematographer Paulo Perez, ADFC, was chosen to capture the wide vistas of Mexico in the new Latin-Western series.
The trade association New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 14 projects from 15 of its members have been officially selected for the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 7-18, 2023, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
The winners of the 2023 Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards 49th Seattle International Film Festival were announced on Sunday at a ceremony and brunch held at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle.
The trade group Post New York Alliance has extended its enthusiastic support to a new agreement between New York Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers to dramatically expand the state’s Film Tax Program. Overall funding for the program will rise from $420 million a year to $700 million.