Matt Dillon will receive the Locarno Award
Matt Dillon will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Locarno Film Festival. The awards ceremony on Thursday August 4 in the Piazza Grande will be accompanied by screenings of Cowboy Pharmacy (Gus Van Sant, 1989) and city of ghosts (Matt Dillon, 2002), and a Q&A with the actor on Friday August 5 at the Forum @Spazio Cinema. Dillon is best known for his movies, including The foreigners (1983), growling fish (1983), wild things (John McNaughton, 1998), There’s something about Mary (Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, 1998) and Lars von Trier The house Jack built (2018). Previous Locarno Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Harrison Ford (2011), Alain Delon (2012), Jacqueline Bisset (2013), Harvey Keitel (2016) and, in 2021, Dario Argento.
Channel 4 orders “Love My Face” facial differences format
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Glasgow’s Flabbergast TV to make vital series love my face (working title). Each episode will see three people with visible facial differences – whether congenital, chronic, acquired or perceived – receive unique mental health support from disability activist Jono Lancaster. Supportive, advanced and transformative treatments to help accept or address their differences are explored. It is producer Flabbergast’s first commission from Channel 4 since winning the broadcaster’s Emerging Indie Fund discretionary award last year.
Sheffield DocFest unveil international competition jury ahead of festival launch on Thursday
The jury for the Sheffield DocFest 2022 international competition has been revealed, made up of speaker Emma Davie, whose film The oil machine which has its world premiere at the event; Nigerian filmmaker Ike Nnaebue, whose new film It’s not your turn received a Special Mention at the 2022 Berlinale and has its UK premiere in Sheffield; and producer Raymond Phathanavirangoon, co-founder of SEAFIC and consultant for Cannes Critics’ Week and the Hong Kong and Toronto International Film Festivals. Among the nine films in competition, let us mention that of Nadim Mishlawi After the end of the world (Lebanon), Kim Hopkins’ A group of amateurs (UK) and Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s man on earth – Australia – 2022 – (Australia). The Sheffield DocFest kicks off on Thursday June 23.
James Bond-themed documentary ‘The Other Fellow’ debuts at
The James Bond-themed documentary feature from Australian director Matthew Bauer The other comrade open new zealand Doc Edge Festival this Wednesday (June 22). The first feature-length documentary explores the experiences of a diverse set of men who have gone through life with the name James Bond, in the shadow of the ‘007’ phenomenon. The characters cover a Swedish 007 superfan with a World War II past, a New York theater manager, and an African-American Bond accused of murder. “In the year of the sixtieth anniversary of the James Bond film series and with questions raging over the gender, race and identity of the next 007 film, suddenly The other comrade has a terrific and fascinating resonance,” Bauer said.. For its 17th edition, the Auckland-based Doc Edge Festival – Life Unscripted will present more than 100 feature and short films this year.