Category Archives: Film Festivals

2019 Cannes Film Festival: Pioneer Lebanese Oscar-Nominated Director Talks Women in Motion

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Nadine Labaki made history last year as the first Lebanese female filmmaker to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category for Capernaum. This year, she is president of the prestigious Un Certain Regard competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which runs parallel with the competition…

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[PHOTOS] 2019 Cannes Film Festival: The Hottest Celebrity Red Carpet Looks from Day 2

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Celebrities continued to blaze the red carpet on Day 2 of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with even more iconic looks for the premiere of “Les Miserables.”     ____________________________________________ Patience Eding is Publisher of Another Concept Magazine, an international affiliate of Florida National News. |  …

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[PHOTOS] The Most Stunning Celebrity Looks from 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Night

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Stunning celebrity fashion filled the red carpet on Opening Night of the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival. The ritziest red carpet event of the year did not disappoint. Here’s our list of Opening Night stunners.   Dozens of films are set to be screened during the 12-day-long festival with more celebrities…

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On Eve of Festival, Cannes Defends its Record on Women

CANNES, France (AP) — A year after 82 women protested en masse on the red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival on Monday defended its record on female filmmakers and for the first time divulged data on its selection process. Addressing reporters on the eve of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux spoke at length,…

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Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set “Atlantics” had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes’ top honor, the Palme d’Or. The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which opens Tuesday will…

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Florida Film Festival announced the 2019 Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After 10 days and over 180 films, the 2019 Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Award winners: FEMALE FILMMAKER TO WATCH AWARD, PRESENTED BY CHLOE WINE COLLECTION ·       Alix Lambert – Director of “Edge of Daybreak” and “Prison Zoo” SHORTS ·         Audience Award for Best Midnight Short – Chowboys: An American…

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