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Ken Loach wins second Palme D’or at Cannes 2016 for “I, Daniel Blake”

Ken Loach wins second Palme D’or at Cannes 2016 for “I, Daniel Blake”

The jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes presided over by Australian director George Miller announced the names of the 2016 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony, this Sunday. ‘I, Daniel Blake‘ by British veteran film director Ken Loach, took the second Palme d’Or in the 69 Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony. Loach, 79, previously won in

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SXSW & TFF 2016: Starz Wins Bidding War for My Blind Brother Distribution

Starz has picked up Sophie Goodhart’s romantic comedy, My Blind Brother, which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and also played at Tribeca Film Festival, Variety reports. The magazine says that the acquisition “will likely be the biggest sale out of this year’s South by Southwest” and is estimated to be in the low seven-figure range. The comedy was reportedly

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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

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Tribeca Short Films – New talent, new ways of telling stories

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival includes 72 short films, 45 of which are world premieres; 53 are in competition. After receiving 3,553 submissions, the programmers curated a widely diverse and genre-spanning crop of provocative true-life stories and challenging fiction from 23 different countries, including Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the

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TFF 2016 Review: Strike A Pose

Tribeca Film Festival is a well-known landscape for documentaries. This year is no exception with another powerful slate of selections. One documentary that caught our eye was Strike A Pose. We all know the iconic Madonna’s blonde ambition world tour and its polemical documentary, 1991’s Truth or Dare. But, who are the back-up dancers that

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#DemocratizeCinema With New Online Platform Flix Premiere

The majority of great films have long been underappreciated and overlooked due to the Hollywood model set in place ages ago.  Consumers are forced to believe that the only new movies available each year, are films that have a theatrical run. In reality, as many as 95% of films ‘never’ find their audience or recover

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