CANNES: The highly unlikely 162 minute German Toni Erdmann which screens in competition in Cannes is director Maren Ade’s third and undoubtedly most accomplished film to date which is saying a lot after her critically acclaimed previous work.
KARLOVY VARY: The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which was held from 1-9 July 2016, awarded its top prize the Crystal Globe to the Hungarian film It’s Not the Time of My Life directed by Szabolcs Hajdu. Best Director went to Damjan Kozole for the Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina coproduction Nightlife.
KARLOVY VARY: The 10 films of the 2016 Lux Film Prize Official Selection for 2016 have been announced at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
MOSCOW: The 38th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival held from 23-30 June awarded its top prize, the Golden St George, to the Iranian film Daughter directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It was the second win in Moscow for Mirkarimi who won the MIFF Grand Prix in 2008 for his film As Simple As That. Both films are family dramas about family values set in Iran.
VALLETTA: The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), held from 3 to 11 June in the Maltese capitol, wrapped with The Yard (Sweden) directed by Mans Mansson taking the prize for Best Film in the main competition as well as picking up the prize for Best Cinematography for Ita Zbroniec Zajt.
MALTA: A conference entitled The Cinema of Small Nations is being organised by the Film Grain Foundation in conjunction with the Malta Film Commission and will be held in Valletta, Malta between the 9th and 10th of June 2016 as part of the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF).
MOSCOW: The 38th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival will go on from 23-30 June presenting a vast selection of programmes and films despite running two days less than usual again this year due to budget cuts.
VALLETTA: The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), organised by the Film Grain has already kicked off in the Maltese capitol with a programme of 42 international films that will have their Maltese premiers between 3-11 June.
KRAKOW: The 56th Krakow Film Festival awarded its top prize the Golden Horn for Best Film to the Russian/Estonian documentary My Friend Boris Nemtsov directed by Zosya Rodkevich.
CANNES: Romania celebrated a bumper year in Cannes with Cristan Mungiu winning the prize for Best Director for his film Graduation. The prize was shared ex-aqueo with the French/Czech coproduction Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas
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