Tag: movie makers
Shooting Stars 2023 at the Berlinale
The 73rd Berlinale European Shooting Stars Awards were presented at a festive gala on 20th February, 2023. The evening awards recognizing new talent were moderated by journalist Nadine Kreutzer. During the weekend before the event, the ten Shooting Stars nominees participated in promotional interviews. Black and Paper talked to three of them. Judith State from […]
An Emotional Journey on Chat Cinema
Chat Cinema Podcast talks to director Maziyar Khatam about his well received Sundance Film Festival premiered short BABA.
Iranian Luxembourg filmmaker Cyrus Neshvad’s work THE RED SUITCASE recently received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Short Film. The Paris educated director’s somber story of forced decisions builds a subtle rush. Click below for the Chat Cinema podcast.
The Future Talks To Today
Short listed for the 2023 Oscar, ALMOST HOME is a the present day topical sci-fi short film from Nils Keller explores decisions and relationships in the future on spaceship. A interview with director Nils Keller. A very today reference set in the future, how did you develop this storyline? The idea for ALMOST HOME was […]
The Oscar Race For Short Films in 2022
Presenting varied International Short films that are Oscar eligible. The standard of these films are original and mostly excellent. Starting with Tech to the Future by Sandro Monetti, not surprisingly, it is something otherworldly. The only non-fiction film here, the mood is like a news item straight out of Robocop. On-screen narrator Francis Hellyer proclaims […]
Visual Poetry from Bolivia
Utama has won acclaimed for its visual poetry style. Bolivian Director Alejandro Loayza Grisi‘s film follows the affects of severe weather on a shepherd family. Chat Cinema Podcast with the filmmaker coming soon.
Benetonville Fest Highlights
For its eighth annual edition, the Bentonville Film Festival once again purported to be all-inclusive. Its tagline reads: ‘Championing Women and Diverse Voices’. Academy Award winner Geena Davis chairs this festival in Arkansas State. Physical events took place from June 22nd-26th, with virtual events running to July 3rd. The Competition Narrative entry The Unknown […]
Tribeca Fest Likes
The New York City Film Festival unspooled its usual cinema fair of polished works by filmmakers from around the world. The mixture of physical and virtual continued this past June for ten days. God Said Give Em’ Drum Machines is the story of how a sound was created in the Detroit music scene. Check out […]
Chat Cinema Talks Living on The Fringe
Chat Cinema talks to award-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert on his film LIFE OF CRIME. Screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the work shows lives on the fringe of American Society. “Life of Crime” was screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam starts on January 26th. There are some interesting works on the 50th anniversary slate. Below are some titles we are looking forward to watching. Black and Paper will attend the festival virtual. Stay tuned for the interviews and reviews. IFFR runs from January 26th to February 6th.