The SFFilm festival in San Francisco has announced the feature film BlackBerry from co-writer and director Matthew Johnson is the 2023 recipient of the SFFilm Sloan Science on Screen Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film.
For as long as he could remember, Timothy Scott Bogart dreamed of making a movie about his father’s life. Neil Bogart was the co-founder of Casablanca Records, the label behind such iconic artists as Donna Summer, Kiss, Parliament, Village People, and more. The younger Bogart’s friend, cinematographer Byron Werner knows the story well.
Canon’s EOS R5 C has been added to Netflix’s list of approved cameras. This allows filmmakers to use Canon’s full-featured, hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera for Netflix productions.
The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival has announced that its 15th annual edition will be held October 18-22 at Regal L.A. Live cinemas in downtown Los Angeles
The Seattle-based National Film Festival for Talented Youth is excited for their 16th edition, with 25 screenings showcasing more than 200 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.
Danny Schmidt is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer whose work in wildlife documentaries has taken him to the most remote and forbidding parts of the globe in search of its most elusive creatures. In one of his latest projects, Schmidt served as cinematographer on Path of the Panther, a feature-length documentary directed by Eric Bendick and produced by Carlton Ward, Jr for National Geographic.
Cosmic Picture Distribution has been awarded a three million dollar grant by the National Science Foundation for its upcoming project, Einstein’s Incredible Universe. The centerpiece of the project is a film for giant screen and Imax theatres that will celebrate the groundbreaking work of Albert Einstein, the curiosity that drove him to explore space and time, and the scientific creativity that led to his most revolutionary ideas.
On March 15 the Göteborg Film Fund is opening a call for submissions for development grants for filmmakers working within Ukraine. This is part of a bigger program for Ukraine, which was initiated in June 2022 with residency filmmakers working in Sweden, continuing with supports for dissemination and promotion of Ukrainian films, and development grants during the autumn.
When line producer Craig Fleming started looking at locations to film Cea Sunrise Person’s autobiographical book North of Normal, he knew it had to be a remote location. Once Fleming found the ideal location, he knew that rural British Columbia would play a starring role. But the beautiful location presented a challenge: at first it appeared that its remoteness meant the crew couldn’t connect with the outside world.
For the 19th year in a row, Cinionic is serving as the Official Projection Partner for the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale. Cinionic is providing all-laser Barco projection for the 2023 event, running February 16-26 at Berlinale Palast, the Verti Music Hall, and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.