Nepali students making short films on Finnish women

Four students from Oscar International College (College of Film Studies), Sukedhara, are producing four different short films, each centered on the situation of women in Finland, upon the initiation of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Students Sujata Koirala, Sagar Gahatraj, Saroj Shrestha and Romi Tandukar had recently been to Finland with Binod Poudel, […]

Icelandic world and European premieres at Karlovy Vary

Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s second feature, Paris of the North, will have its world premiere in competition for the Crystal Globe at the 49thKarlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is unspooling in the Czech Republic from 4-12 July. Screening on 8 July, Sigurdsson’s follow-up to his award-winning Either Way (2011) is part of an Icelandic festival package that […]

Attention, Aspiring Filmmakers: Here’s How You Can Go To Iceland This Fall

These days, making films in the States is simply boring. Too many fakers, too many issues, too many worries. But you know what place doesn’t have these problems? Iceland; the home of pickled herring, rye bread, and Brennivin (A.K.A ‘Black Death’). It’s a freaking utopia. So the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab is inviting aspiring […]

RIFF open for submissions

Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be accepting submissions of films of all types for its 11th annual festival until July 15. The deadline for submissions for the TransAtlantic Talent Lab is also July 15. For further information on how to submit your film, click here. The TransAtlantic Talent Lab is for young talents from Europe […]

Blind Selected for Europe Now!

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s Blind will be among the 10 European films in Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!, the sidebar at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (between 4-12 July). Co-organised på the European Film Promotion, the two-day programme (6-7 July) of screenings and events will introduce the directors and films to the public, film […]

Prizes for Moland, Zaman, Haq

At Portugal’s 30th Festroia-International Film Festival in Setúbal, Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’ was awarded a Silver Dolphin as Best Director for his In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten). Norwegian director Hisham Zaman’s feature debut, Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller), received the First Works Award. Unspooling between 6-15 June, the festival screened 188 films from more […]

Odense Film Festival Updates

Almost 3,000 aspiring filmmakers from around the world have sent their films in for assessment, and among them, the pre-jury selected 92 films that will participate in one of the festival’s three competitions. Festival Manager Birgitte Weinberger has served with the selection panel, and she was delighted with this year’s film program. “I’m really happy […]