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Mar
2
Sat
Thierry Mugler Exhibition: Couturissime in Montreal @ Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Mar 2 – Sep 8 all day
Thierry Mugler Exhibition: Couturissime in Montreal @ Montreal Museum of Fine Arts | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the very first Thierry Mugler exhibition on the work of French creator Thierry Mugler. Initiated, produced and circulated by the MMFA, this retrospective reveals the multiple worlds of this irrepressible artistic figure – at once visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – by revisiting his prêt-à-porter and haute couture creations.

Thierry Mugler Exhibition: Couturissime

Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1977 and 2014, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show. Each of the immersive galleries has been designed in collaboration with talented artist-designers and set designers, including Michel Lemieux, Philipp Fürhofer and Rodeo FX.

Continue your visit with the exhibition Montreal Couture, presented alongside Thierry Mugler: Couturissime and included in your admission fee.

For more information: https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/on-view/thierry-mugler/

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Apr
26
Fri
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum @ Design Museum, London
Apr 26 – Sep 15 all day
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum @ Design Museum, London | England | United Kingdom

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition in London.

The exhibition tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor.

You’ll see step by step how Kubrick created genre-defining worlds for his films and relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Get an exclusive insight into his mind through over 700 rare objects, films, interviews, letters and photographs. Explore Kubrick’s special relationship with England and particularly London, as his primary film location and source of inspiration.

Age guidance: The general age guidance is 12+. However, please note that the some of the exhibition film rooms contain scenes of an adult nature and are not suitable for those below the age of 18.

For more information: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/stanley-kubrick-the-exhibition

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May
21
Tue
The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition
May 21 – Jun 25 all day
The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition @ New York | New York | United States

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition offers artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora and foreign artists living in Latin America the unique opportunity to present their art to an international audience in the famous art district of Chelsea, in New York City. Prizes (valued at $ 55,000) include participation in an exhibition in New York City, participation in an art fair in the United States, online promotion opportunities and cash prizes. A panel of juries specialized in Latin American art will review all the entries in search of great talent.

The Competition is a spectacular platform to expose and promote your work internationally. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity for Latino artists at any stage of their careers! This year we launched two categories: Digital Display for ($25.00) and Professional for ($45.00). For more details visit the site: https://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/latin-american

The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition Deadlines

Early Bird: May 12th, 2019

Competition Opens: May 21st, 2019

Entry Deadline: June 25th, 2019

Results Announced: July 23rd, 2019

Exhibition: December 10th to 20th, 2019

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Jun
2
Sun
Set Decorators Society of America International SDSA Awards Event 2019 @ Sheraton Universal Hotel
Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Set Decorators Society of America International SDSA Awards Event 2019 @ Sheraton Universal Hotel | Universal City | California | United States

SDSA Awards

SDSA International Awards Event 2019
Sunday June 2nd, Sheraton Universal Hotel
2PM

Buy tickets online on the SDSA International website,
SDSA International Member Tickets $85,
Non Member Tickets $95,
Buy Tickets Now, Tickets May Not Be Available at the Door

Raffle Tickets will be going on sale now too! Buy em online!


 


SDSA International Awards Event Raffle Tickets – $5.00

SDSA International Members 26th Awards Event RSVP & Tickets – $85.00

SDSA International Non-Member/Guest 26th Awards Event RSVP & Tickets – $95.00

Set Decorator Associate- Pay your Dues – $175.00

Set Decorator – Pay your Dues – $250.00

Set Decorators Society – Business Member/1 employee – Pay your Dues (included in all directories plus 1 free eblast) – $325.00

Set Decorators Society – Business Member/2-10 employees or Representative – Pay your Dues (included in all directories plus 1 free eblast) – $500.00

Set Decorators Society – Business Member/Intermediate – Pay your Dues (included in all member directories and 1 free eblast) – $850.00

Set Decorators Society – Business Member/Large – Pay your Dues (included in all member directories and 1 free eblast) – $1,000.00

Set Decorators Society – Business Member/Studio or Production Company Member – Pay your dues (included in all member directories and 1 free eblas – $2,000.00

Set Decorators Society – Corporate Member – $2,500.00

Set Decorators Society – Friends of the SDSA (invited to all SDSA member events-additional fees may apply-are not listed in the membership directory). – $125.00

Set Decorators Society – RETIREE – must be SDSA Set Decorator members before retirement. – $125.00

Set Decorators Society – Students (This non voting category of membership is open to students ONLY) – $55.00

For more information: https://www.setdecorators.org/?art=calendar&SHOW=62947&name=SDSA-International-Awards-Event-Raffle

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Jun
11
Tue
How We Made Bohemian Rhapsody with Production Designer Aaron Haye @ Olympia, London
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all day
How We Made Bohemian Rhapsody with Production Designer Aaron Haye @ Olympia, London | England | United Kingdom

Renowned production designer Aaron Haye will be appearing at this year’s Media Production Show in a session called “How We Made Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Transport: Olympia London is one of the best connected venues in the capital and is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, served by London Overground and National Rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected and only a short walk away.

For more information: https://www.mediaproductionshow.com/

The Media Production Show 2019

Launched in 2016, The Media Production Show provides opportunities to meet and network with different exhibitors presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, production, post and content distribution.

The two-day event will feature key exhibitors and a high calibre free seminar programme with some of the biggest names in the industry sharing their valuable insight, knowledge, and creativity.

2019 is the event showcasing talent and technology across the creative industries… and is not a show to be missed!

The Media Production Show is hosted and organised by the publishers of market leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Intelligence, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence and Screen International.

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Production Designing: A Masterclass at The Media Production Show @ Olympia, London
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all day
Production Designing: A Masterclass at The Media Production Show @ Olympia, London | England | United Kingdom

Production Designing: A Masterclass Description: With a huge amount of experience and talent between them, Sonja & Aaron will share some of their most recent case studies across TV & Film and offer inspiring insights into the craft of production design. Credits of the panel include The Bodygyard (BBC One), Bohemian Rhapsody, Fearless, Terminator: Dark Fate & Judy.

Production Designing: A Masterclass Description Speakers:

Sonja Klaus | Production Designer

Aaron Haye | Production Designer

Jamie Lapsley | Production Designer

Chair:

Alex Zeevalkink | Managing Editor | MBI


Transport: Olympia London is one of the best connected venues in the capital and is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, served by London Overground and National Rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected and only a short walk away.

For more information: https://www.mediaproductionshow.com/

The Media Production Show 2019

Launched in 2016, The Media Production Show provides opportunities to meet and network with different exhibitors presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, production, post and content distribution.

The two-day event will feature key exhibitors and a high calibre free seminar programme with some of the biggest names in the industry sharing their valuable insight, knowledge, and creativity.

2019 is the event showcasing talent and technology across the creative industries… and is not a show to be missed!

The Media Production Show is hosted and organised by the publishers of market leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Intelligence, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence and Screen International.

 

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The Art of Cinematography Panel at the Media Production Show @ Olympia, London
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all day
The Art of Cinematography Panel at the Media Production Show @ Olympia, London | England | United Kingdom

At this cinematography panel, leading DoPs from across scripted and non-scripted production discuss their latest projects, and reveal the kit and techniques they used to capture them. From lenses to lighting, and formats to framing, this wide-ranging panel shines the spotlight on the key trends in cinematography in 2019.

Transport: Olympia London is one of the best connected venues in the capital and is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, served by London Overground and National Rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected and only a short walk away.

Speakers:

Robert Shacklady | Cinematographer

Matt Smith | Cinematographer

Alister Chapman | Cinematographer

Chair:

Tim Dams | Journalist

For more information: https://www.mediaproductionshow.com/


The Media Production Show 2019

Launched in 2016, The Media Production Show provides opportunities to meet and network with different exhibitors presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, production, post and content distribution.

The two-day event will feature key exhibitors and a high calibre free seminar programme with some of the biggest names in the industry sharing their valuable insight, knowledge, and creativity.

2019 is the event showcasing talent and technology across the creative industries… and is not a show to be missed!

The Media Production Show is hosted and organised by the publishers of market leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Intelligence, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence and Screen International.

 

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The Media Production Show 2019 @ Olympia, London
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all day
The Media Production Show 2019 @ Olympia, London | England | United Kingdom

The Media Production Show two-day event will feature key exhibitors presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, post and content distribution. There will also be a programme of high calibre free seminars with some of the biggest industry names sharing their inspirational insights and valuable knowledge.

Transport: Olympia London is one of the best connected venues in the capital and is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, served by London Overground and National Rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected and only a short walk away.

For more information: https://www.mediaproductionshow.com/

The Media Production Show 2019

Launched in 2016, The Media Production Show provides opportunities to meet and network with different exhibitors presenting their products and services that vary across pre-production, production, post and content distribution.

The two-day event will feature key exhibitors and a high calibre free seminar programme with some of the biggest names in the industry sharing their valuable insight, knowledge, and creativity.

2019 is the event showcasing talent and technology across the creative industries… and is not a show to be missed!

The Media Production Show is hosted and organised by the publishers of market leading titles including Broadcast, Broadcast Intelligence, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence and Screen International.

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Jun
13
Thu
How to Write Your CV and Networking Workshop at Talking Point Film @ Talking Point Film
Jun 13 all day
How to Write Your CV and Networking Workshop at Talking Point Film @ Talking Point Film | Brighton | England | United Kingdom

CV and Networking Workshop

Is your CV being sent out with little or no response? Are you unsure who to send it to and when?

Our afternoon CV and Networking Workshop will check that your CV is written in the correct film industry format and that it is reaching the right people at the right time. We’ll also look at how to network effectively and when to follow up with people you have talked to. These are purposefully small groups of up to 6 people so that we can focus on each individual approach to industry.
One afternoon can make a huge difference in understanding how to present yourself and reach the people you need. During this session we will look at:

  • What to include in an industry CV and what to leave out
  • Who to contact, how and when to do it and how to follow up

Cost is £30+vat. Spaces are limited so please email info@talkingpoint.uk.net if you are interested.
As always, this is also a good opportunity to network within a small group.

For more information: http://www.talkingpoint.uk.net/home/courses-events/cv-workshop/

Our next workshop – 13th June 2-4pm

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Jun
21
Fri
Film Graphic Designer Annie Atkins Talk at Bump Festival @ Bump Festival
Jun 21 @ 5:00 PM
Film Graphic Designer Annie Atkins Talk at Bump Festival @ Bump Festival | Kortrijk | Vlaanderen | Belgium

Annie Atkins Bump Festival Talk: 15:30 – Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps

Annie Atkins is a master forger in Dublin, Ireland, creating graphic props and set pieces for movies all over the world.

Her artwork has been featured on movie posters and in numerous high-profile films like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, Boxtrolls and Bridge of Spies.

For more information: https://bump-festival.be/2019/schedule/annie-atkins/

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Jun
23
Sun
ADG Film Society: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Joe Alves Tribute Screening @ American Cinematheque
Jun 23 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Joe Alves Tribute Screening

We are not alone.” The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will present the Oscar®-winning classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) and pay tribute to its Oscar-nominated Production Designer Joe Alves, ADG, at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, June 23 at 5:30 pm. Following the screening, Mr. Alves will explore the making of Close Encounters and behind-the-scenes challenges including creating the massive alien ships, moderated by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, Production Designer and ADG Film Society Co-chair.  The annual 2019 Screening Series “Production Design: Designers On Design,” highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations, is in association with American Cinematheque

“Joe Alves’ life story is that of a tenacious survivor and veteran of Hollywood’s studio system as a master Artist, Set Designer, Illustrator, Art Director, Production Designer, Producer and Director.  His insatiable need for discovery resulted in a unique and inspired life’s journey, one rich in achievement, and we are excited to pay tribute to his creative repertoire,” said Walsh.

Director Steven Spielberg’s thrilling, suspenseful and human speculation on the possibility of alien contact with mankind was one of the blockbusters of the 1970s. Ray Bradbury declared Close Encounters of the Third Kind as the greatest science fiction film ever made, and it remains one of Joe Alves’ seminal works. Close Encounters stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Director Jean Renoir compared Spielberg’s storytelling to that of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès.

Joe Alves motion picture career began as a young visual-effects Disney animator assigned to the 1956 MGM classic, Forbidden Planet. His confidence and creative growth were nurtured by many challenging and diverse television and feature film experiences, including Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Steven Spielberg’sSugarland Express, Jaws, and Close Encounters; John Carpenter’s Escape from New York and Starman; Freejack and Geronimo: An American Legend.

Mr. Alves is an innovator and advocate for in-camera and visual effects solutions. His 64-year career transverses analog-to-digital filmmaking. His design leadership on Close Encounters and Jaws are both analog examples of mastering the challenges inherent in pre-digital filmmaking.

Representing the Art Directors Guild are John Muto ADG, Film Society Founder and Chair; Thomas A. Walsh ADG Film Society Co-Chair, John Iacovelli ADG, and Debbie Patton, ADG Director of Awards and Events. Working with them are the American Cinematheque’s Gwen Deglise and Margot Gerber.

General admission: $12. American Cinematheque members: $8. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $10. All screenings start at 5:30 PM; 24-hour information is available at 323-466-FILM (3456). Advance tickets can be purchased on Fandango.com. Search by zip code (Egyptian Theatre 90028) to locate respective theatre listings.  Tickets are also available at the Box Office at the theater.

For Information about the 2019 ADG Film Series click here.
For ticket information, go to American Cinematheque’s website.
For Close Encounters photos: http://bit.ly/2Qd9Q1b

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Jun
29
Sat
Annie Atkins Weekend Workshop- Graphic Design For Filmmaking | June 29-30 @ Annie Atkins Studio
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all day
Annie Atkins Weekend Workshop- Graphic Design For Filmmaking | June 29-30 @ Annie Atkins Studio | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Annie Atkins Weekend Workshop- Graphic Design for Filmmaking

Telegrams, love letters, prison escape maps… it’s not just the movie poster a graphic designer makes, but also any paper props that the actors work with on set. But how do you start designing graphics that can help tell a director’s story, as well as contributing to the genre, period, and visual aesthetic of a film?

This course combines classroom tuition and practical assignments, including:

  • When we design graphics for film, who are we designing for?

  • How a graphic designer works for the production designer, set decorator, and prop master

  • How to read and break down a film script

  • How graphics are used as storytelling devices

  • Researching graphic design and graphic methods from the past

  • How to avoid ending up on the IMDB Goofs page

  • How to draw and make graphics by hand

  • How to put together an optimal portfolio for applying for work in an art department

  • How to contact film productions looking for work

Please note that this is not a software course and we will not be using any computers whatsoever over the two days.

For more information: https://www.annieatkins.com/weekend-workshops


Booking Deposit June 29-30

€350.00 Price

The full cost of the workshop is €750. The remaining €400 can be paid with cash or cheque upon arrival at the studio.

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Jul
12
Fri
Set Decorating Course- Intermediate Level at Talking Point Film @ Talking Point, Brighton
Jul 12 – Jul 16 all day
Set Decorating Course- Intermediate Level at Talking Point Film @ Talking Point, Brighton | Brighton | England | United Kingdom

Set Decorating Course

This new Intermediate Level 4 day Set Decorating course will examine all aspects of working in the Set Decorating Department of a feature film. Led by established Set Decorator Claire Richards, the course will be a mix of theoretical sessions and practical exercises and will cover the following areas:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the Set Decorating department
  • How to do an effective script breakdown
  • How to research time periods, colour and props
  • How to create mood boards and dressing plans
  • How to work with fabrics and wallpaper
  • How to read and measure from technical drawings
  • How to quantify props and accurately cost a set
  • How to create and manage successful relationships with the Prop Houses
  • How to work effectively and collaboratively with other departments

Additional feature film Set Decorators, Asst Set Decorators and Production Buyers also come to talk to participants about their work. So, there are lots of networking opportunities!

Course fee £750+vat

This course is aimed at those who are currently working in the art department on feature films and looking to transfer. We are therefore looking for applicants to have at least 2 industry feature film credits. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

This will be a modular course which we hope is more convenient for those working on productions.
The first two days will take place on 12th and 13thJuly at Talking Point, Brighton.
The second module will take place on 15th and 16thJuly 2019 at Classic Prop Hire
Both modules need to be completed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019
DOWNLOAD 
Intermediate Set Dec Application form AND RETURN TO INFO@TALKINGPOINT.UK.NET

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 24th June and confirmed by 26th June 2019

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Jul
13
Sat
Gallery Talk with Production Designer Kristi Zea + The Silence of the Lambs Screening @ Museum of the Moving Image- Redstone Theater
Jul 13 @ 6:00 PM
Gallery Talk with Production Designer Kristi Zea + The Silence of the Lambs Screening @ Museum of the Moving Image- Redstone Theater | New York | United States

Production designer Kristi Zea created the visual world of The Silence of the Lambs. Before the 7:00 p.m. screening of the film, Zea will talk to visitors about her work in the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen, which features a rich array of material from the film’s design process, including concept sketches, research material, set models, plans, and mood boards.

Please note: Tickets for the gallery talk before the screening are sold out. 

For tickets to the screening of The Silence of the Lambs and discussion with production designer Kristi Zea, please visit this page.

About Kristi Zea
Born in New York City, Zea has been acclaimed for her work as a production designer, costume designer, and producer of major feature films. Zea was production designer for Martin Scorsese’s The DepartedGoodfellas, and New York Stories. For Jonathan Demme, she designed The Silence of the LambsThe Manchurian CandidateBeloved, and Philadelphia. Additional production design and second unit directing credits include Sam Mendes’s Revolutionary Road (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award), Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, and James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News.

Following an education at Middlebury College and receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University School of General Studies, Zea became a costume designer for Alan Parker’s Fame and Shoot the Moon, and Academy Award–winning film Terms of Endearment. Zea also produced Brooks’s As Good As It Gets.

For television, Zea’s designs were seen in Black Nativity, HBO’s The Leftovers, NBC’s American Odyssey and The Comedian. Zea directed Anna Deavere Smith in HBO’s Notes From fhe Field, based on Smith’s award winning play. Currently, Zea is designing NBC’s New Amsterdam (2018). Zea’s first documentary, Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray, which she produced and directed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.

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Jul
27
Sat
Annie Atkins Workshop- Graphic Design For Filmmaking | July 27-28 @ Annie Atkins Studio
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all day
Annie Atkins Workshop- Graphic Design For Filmmaking | July 27-28 @ Annie Atkins Studio | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Annie Atkins Workshop- Graphic Design for Filmmaking

Telegrams, love letters, prison escape maps… it’s not just the movie poster a graphic designer makes, but also any paper props that the actors work with on set. But how do you start designing graphics that can help tell a director’s story, as well as contributing to the genre, period, and visual aesthetic of a film?

This course combines classroom tuition and practical assignments, including:

  • When we design graphics for film, who are we designing for?

  • How a graphic designer works for the production designer, set decorator, and prop master

  • How to read and break down a film script

  • How graphics are used as storytelling devices

  • Researching graphic design and graphic methods from the past

  • How to avoid ending up on the IMDB Goofs page

  • How to draw and make graphics by hand

  • How to put together an optimal portfolio for applying for work in an art department

  • How to contact film productions looking for work

Please note that this is not a software course and we will not be using any computers whatsoever over the two days.

For more information: https://www.annieatkins.com/weekend-workshops


Booking Deposit July 27-28

€350.00Price

The full cost of the workshop is €750. The remaining €400 can be paid with cash or cheque upon arrival at the studio.

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Aug
28
Wed
The 2019 Venice Film Festival – La Biennale Di Venezia 2019 @ Venice Film Festival
Aug 28 – Sep 7 all day
The 2019 Venice Film Festival - La Biennale Di Venezia 2019 @ Venice Film Festival | Lido | Veneto | Italy

2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 28th to September 7th, 2019. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

For more information: https://www.berlinale.de/en/HomePage.html

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