Feature films

SWA launches first script lab for feature films

The Screenwriters’ Association has announced its first-ever Script Lab for filmmakers looking to validate their scripts and stories and turn them into professional products. The association announced that it is welcoming applications to the lab which has six prominent screenwriters as mentors – Vikramaditya Motwane, Sujoy Ghosh, Abhishek Chaubey, Alankrita Shrivastava, Sudip Sharma and Smita […]

Feature films

Austin Film Festival announces second wave of feature films – Sightlines

The Austin Film Festival announced its second wave of film selections on Thursday, and there are several films of note. One of the most important is “Jockey,” written by Clint Bentley and Austinite Greg Kwedar and directed by Bentley. It premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and its star, Clifton Collins Jr., […]

Feature films

Paul Thomas Anderson’s 8 feature films ranked from worst to best

Long before the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” won him any serious prizes, Paul Thomas Anderson proved that Adam Sandler could be a great actor with “Punch-Drunk Love”. Sometimes comedic actors choose deadly serious roles or make extreme physical transformations in order to be taken seriously. Here, however, Sandler is portrayed as a good-humored man-child above […]

Feature films

5 Indigenous Directed Feature Films to Support at This Year’s TIFF

As Canada’s horrific past of treating First Nations and Indigenous peoples continues to be (finally) revealed to settlers and non-Indigenous people, celebrating the stories of Indigenous creators is more important than ever. This year, that’s exactly what the Toronto International Film Festival is doing with a selection of feature films, shorts and featured programs from […]

Feature films

Austin Film Society announces 2021 feature film grants – Sightlines

The Austin Film Society on Tuesday announced the 14 recipients of the 2021 AFS Feature Film Grant, which annually helps fund emerging Texas filmmakers. The grants are important to Texan filmmakers and have helped many Texan storytellers get started. “The cultural dynamism of our region depends on the ability of artists to live and do […]

Feature films

Red Sea Film Festival grants funding to 14 Arab feature films

Fourteen Arabic-language feature films are expected to receive production and post-production support from the Red Sea Fund, a $ 14 million initiative launched by Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival. The films, which include works of fiction as well as documentaries, originate from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. […]

Documentary films

National Geographic Documentary Films to Release “The Rescue” in Theaters in October

National Geographic Documentary Films is about to be released The rescue, a long-awaited chronicle of the dramatic rescue in 2018 of a time of Thai football that debuted on the opening night of the Tulluride Film Festival in 2021. What is happening: On the heels of the world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival 2021, […]

Documentary films

National Geographic Documentary Films and Greenwich Entertainment to release THE RESCUE, the award-winning FREE SOLO documentary duo E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, in theaters in October

WASHINGTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – On the heels of the world premiere at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films and Greenwich Entertainment today announced the release THE RESCUE, Oscar’s last film®, BAFTA and several Emmy® Award-winning director duo E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin hit theaters in October. Vasarhelyi and Chin also produced the […]

Documentary films

Documentary films employ more women than narrative films: SDSU

SAN DIEGO, CA – Documentary films continued to employ higher percentages of women in behind-the-scenes roles than independent narrative feature films in 2020-2021, according to a report released Tuesday by the director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. According to the findings of Martha […]