The first films in the program for the Montclair Film Festival were unveiled on Friday, with the 10th annual New Jersey festival opening with Wes Anderson’s The last dispatch October 21 and closing October 30 with Jane Campion’s The power of the dog.
The festival, which will take place in person with vaccinated and masked participants, will also feature Western by Jeymes Samuel The more they fall as the centerpiece of fiction on October 22, and will welcome New Jersey native Dionne Warwick and director Dave Wooley for a question-and-answer session following the screening of Non-Fiction Centerpiece, Dionne Warwick: Don’t give up on me.
This year’s festival will also feature a free outdoor screening of The Mitchells vs. the Machines October 14 and a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 30 in the new arthouse room of organizer Montclair Film, The Clairridge.
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Tickets for Montclair Film members go on sale September 27, and public tickets go on sale October 1. More info here.
The 13th annual Festival of filmmakers will launch five days of in-person and virtual events next week in Beverly Hills with world premieres by Juliet Landau A place among the dead and the documentary by Josh and Rebecca Tickell The revolution generation in the lineup of more than 120 films that celebrate and honor women filmmakers and the men who collaborate with them.
To qualify for the festival, films must have at least one woman in the role of writer, director, producer, cinematographer, production designer or editor.
A place among the dead explores the repercussions of growing up under the influence of narcissism and emotional abuse. Gary Oldman, Ron Perlman, Robert Patrick, Lance Henriksen star in the photo, which includes an appearance by Anne Rice. The revolution generation stars Michelle Rodriguez and Shailene Woodley and explores how today’s youth can revolutionize the systems that have exploited and failed them.
The festival comes after Lady Filmmakers introduced a subscription streaming service on Film Festival Flix with long and short films, live action films, documentaries and animated films.
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Wavelength Films launched the third year of its WAVE grant initiative, a $ 5,000 grant and mentorship program that aims to help a first-time female or non-binary filmmaker of color produce their first documentary or narrative short. A total of five winners will be selected this year, up from three in 2020, and submissions must be sent by December 1.
In addition to the grant, Wavelength provides mentorship in the production, development and post-production of the filmmaker’s short film as well as a fundraising and distribution strategy.
In addition to the WAVE grant (which stands for “Women At the Very Edge”), the producer-financier founded by Jennifer Westphal Wavelength is behind the winner of the special jury of the Sundance Film Festival. Cusp, the winner of the documentary of the Tribeca Film Festival Socks on fire, and doc feel good man and Athlete A.
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