Actor-cum-producer Cate Blanchett will be the president of the international jury of the competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival this September, which will decide on the Golden Lion for best film and other awards, organizers said.
American film director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as festival organizers hope the provocative director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.
Brad Pitt will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on January 22. The actor-producer is being saluted for his longstanding contributions to the film industry. The Modern Master Award, established in 1995, is the highest accolade presented by SBIFF.
Iranian documentary ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane,’ about the world-renowned filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, was accepted in the screening program of the ninth IntimaLente Film Festival in Italy, slated for December 20.