Author Archives: Lia Fietz

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Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Interview: Bryan Buckley (Director/Writer) and Barkhad Abdi ( Actor) – Dabka

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Interview: Bryan Buckley (Director/Writer) and Barkhad Abdi ( Actor) – Dabka

‘Dabka” tells the story of Canadian wanna-be journalist Jay (Evan Peters), who after an encounter with his journalist idol (Al Pacino) goes to Somalia to try to capture a unique story of the unraveled Pirates situation in the country’s coast. When naive young journalist arrives in the country, in 2008 the cargo vessel MV Faina

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

“Newton” delivers a dark comedy about the vulnerable nature of Democracy and it’s execution. India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put

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Kino! 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Asli Özge (All Of A Sudden)

After the party in Karsten’s apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. Admiringly, Karsten approaches this mysterious woman. How could he have known that in a moment of weakness, his well-established life would spiral out of control and turn into a disaster? In this small provincial German town, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and

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Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, earns her living as a hotel maid in Dortmund, but dreams of owning her own hair salon. She puts money aside each month, but when she is fired without notice, her dream seems out of reach. Without work and under financial pressure, she finds herself forced to look for other

Dispatches From NYWIFT 37th Annual Muse Awards Honoring Women In Film, Television & Media

The New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had it’s 37th annual Muse Awards gala luncheon on Thursday, December 8 at the Hilton hotel in New York City, to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women for their achievements, talent and vision in the entertainment industry. NYWIFT has supported and empowered women working in the show business

Dispatches From The 2016 American Film Market

The 2016 American Film Market closed its 37th edition Wednesday, November 9. During 8 days of an extensive global market, the AFM wraps its 37th edition, with a total of 9,255 films. Attendees were hosted nightly to Carousel Cocktails at sunset on the historic Santa Monica pier, providing a unique and memorable experience to connect and relax at

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