Tromso, Norway. Winner of the first Critics Prize of the year: The Truffle Hunters by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw. “Luckily enough,” comments the jury, “many of the secrets of truffle hunting still remain untold at the end of this slow-paced but charming documentary… The film invites a broad audience to a heartfelt meeting with the carriers of an old lifestyle, now suspended between tradition and innovation.” More
Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Dhaka Festival, run by our colleague Ahmed Musztaba Zamal, offers the opportunity to see the recent films made in the country – a constantly increasing number. . Among the entries to the “Bangladeshi Panorama”, our jury liked most a romantic drama, Incomplete Breath, the first long feature by Masud Hasan Ujjal. More
Berlin. The Berlinale informs that the 2021 edition “will be a festival in two stages: industry online offer in March / public event in June”. “The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale in March with an online offer”, informs the festival. “In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences – in cinemas as well as open air.” More
See also www.berlinale.de
Dimitri Eipides passed away, the creator, founder and longtime director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He “taught us how to watch documentaries, how to discover filmmakers”, mourns the festival. Eipides had also advised a series of festivals throughout the world, among them in Montreal, Toronto, Reykjavik. See Alin Tasciyan’s memories of a friend.
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