AVA 2018 Upgrade – 30 New Titles Added
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Lux Film Prize Official Selection Announced
More than 50 films were considered, from the most talked-about world-premieres at the biggest film festivals to smaller national releases. Once again, this year the spotlight was put on diversity behind the camera. Many of the films selected were directed by women and first-time filmmakers, coming from every corner of Europe.
The selected films are:
Border [+] – Ali Abbasi (Sweden/Denmark)
Girl [+] – Lukas Dhont (Belgium/Netherlands)
Mug [+] – Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
The Other Side of Everything [+] – Mila Turajlić (Serbia/France/Qatar)
U-July 22 [+] – Erik Poppe (Norway)
Donbass [+] – Sergei Loznitsa (Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania)
Happy as Lazzaro [+] – Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)
Styx [+] – Wolfgang Fischer (Germany/Austria)
The Silence of Others [+] – Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar (Spain/USA)
Woman at War [+] – Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland/France/Ukraine)
The 10 films featuring in the Official Selection will be whittled down to a short list of three over the coming weeks, the outcome of which will be announced at the Giornate degli Autori press conference in Rome at the end of July. These 3 finalists will then travel across Europe as part of LUX Film Days 2018, battling it out in the final stage of the Competition for the ultimate award, the LUX Film Prize 2018.
The winning film is set to be announced on 14 November in Strasbourg.
Meanwhile Sami Blood (Dir: Amanda Kernell), which screened at CFF 2017, has been announced as the winner of the Audience Mention for the 2017 LUX Prize Competition based on feedback collated from voters from all over the continent.
The Festival Circuit – Edinburgh International Film Festival
Now in it’s 72nd year, Edinburgh International Film Festival came to a close last Sunday. Scottish Highland-set thriller ‘Calibre’ has taken the top prize, while Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney”, the documentary on singer Whitney Houston that premiered in Cannes and has been strongly reviewed, scooped Best Documentary Feature Film.
Cork Film Festival 2017 Doc Day attendees will recognise Whitney co-producer Simon Chinn (pictured left) who was the keynote speaker at our documentary-focused industry day last year. Other EIFF 2018 highlights included an exceptional retrospective programme, especially its focus on female US directors from the eighties and nineties, with Jennie Livingston, Donna Deitch, Susan Seidelman and Lynne Littman all making personal appearances.
See below to be in with a chance to win two tickets to a preview screening of Whitney this Thursday 5th July at 6:30pm at The Gate Cinema, Cork.
Competition: Win 2 tickets to ‘Whitney’ preview screening at The Gate
Our good friends and principal venue partner, The Gate Cinema Cork, are hosting a preview screening of Whitney, this Thursday 5th July, at 6:30pm and we have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner. Just answer the following question to be in with a chance to win:
In what year was Whitney Huston born?
Cinema Picks for July at CFF Partner Venues
Whitney | Dir: Kevin MacDonald – Screening from this Thur July 5 at The Gate Cinema
L’amont Double | Dir: François Ozon – Now screening at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street
Jeune Femme | Dir: Léonor Serraille – Screening from Sun July 22 at Triskel Christchurch
Mary Shelley | Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour- Screening from Sun July 29 at Triskel Christchurch
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