Iranian filmmaker, director of Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival, Reza Mirkarimi, suggested the establishment of Asian Film Academy to boost the ties between Asian filmmakers in general and Iranian and Chinese directors in particular.
Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz emerged triumphant in Un Certain Regard awards of the Cannes festival, as his grand-scale period melodrama, ‘The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão,’ received the top prize from jury president Nadine Labaki. The ‘Capernaum’ director and her fellow jurors demonstrated eclectic taste in the ceremony, ultimately handing honors to eight of the 18 feature films competing in the festival’s second most high-profile showcase.
French filmmaker, writer and commentator Claude Lanzmann, best known for his searing documentary film “Shoah”, a nine-and-a-half-hour oral history of the Holocaust, has died in Paris at the age of 92, his publishers Gallimard said on Thursday.
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are to honor the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami with a special prize. It has commended Kiarostami's final feature '24 Frames' and will give him posthumous admission to the APSA Academy.
Reza Dormishian, the Iranian director of acclaimed movies 'I'm Not Angry' and 'Lanturi', has been selected to serve on the panel of jury at the second edition of the Slemeni International Film festival which is being held on Iraq's Kurdistan from October 1 to 7.
American documentary filmmaker and political commentator Michael Moore has censured President Donald Trump and the current state of US politics, calling for action as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.