Manifesto’s next stop will be in Singapore and Colombia with two screenings in each place. Read more below:
The National Gallery Singapore has launched a new film festival, which will focus on all things related to art.
The inaugural edition of Painting With Light: International Festival of Films On Art will run from Oct 7 to 29.
It features over 30 works, such as Manifesto ,an experimental film starring award-winning actress Cate Blanchett. Directed by German artist Julian Rosefeldt, it features the actress performing 13 monologues based on some of the world’s most influential art manifestos that gave birth to movements such as Dadaism, Surrealism and Pop Art.
Cate Blanchett to Head IWC Filmmakers Jury at DIFF 2017
THE OSCAR WINNER AND IWC BRAND AMBASSADOR WILL RETURN TO DIFF FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE AWARD THAT CELEBRATES ASPIRING GULF FILMMAKERS
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from 6 to 13 December 2017.
Marking her third appearance on the DIFF red carpet, Cate Blanchett joins the jury panel that will select a winning project from the shortlisted entries. A USD 100,000 cash prize will be awarded to one feature-length film project in development to help the winning filmmaker bring their idea to fruition on the big screen. Previous years have seen winning scripts from Emirati directors Abdullah Hassan Ahmed and Layla Kaylif, Kuwaiti director Abdullah Boushahri and British-Iraqi director Maysoon Pachachi.
Commenting on this year’s award, IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr said: “Filmmaking is an integral part of cultural creation – it is an art form that allows us to look in the mirror and gives us an important opportunity for reflection. Being storytellers ourselves, we deeply appreciate the creativity, courage and passion that talented filmmakers invest in their work to enchant and captivate their audiences. IWC is a passionate brand and our involvement in this festival is for the love of cinema. For this reason, we are proud to support yet another promising film project with the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award later this year.” DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma added: “Each year, the bar is set higher by the scripts we receive for the IWC Filmmaker Award and our expert jury members have tough decisions to make. We are privileged to welcome back an icon of the silver screen to Dubai to lend her insight to the distinguished jury and inspire new emerging talent from the region.”
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed star with a long and illustrious career and has featured in an array of successful films including “The Aviator”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, all three “The Lord of the Rings” films, “Carol” and “Blue Jasmine”. The Australian actress has broken multiple Academy Awards records, including being the only actress in history to be nominated more than once for the same role, having played Elizabeth I in both “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), and being the first person to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar winner for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator”.
The IWC Filmmaker Award will be presented to the winning filmmaker at a star-studded gala on 7 December 2017, during the 14th edition of DIFF.
Interview with Cate Blanchett tomorrow on Entertainment Tonight. Stay tuned!
This week’s episodes
Red carpet premiere of “Kingsman 2” with CHANNING TATUM and HALLE BERRY! Interview with CATE BLANCHETT on being Marvel’s first female villain for her new movie “Thor: Ragnarok!” MINDY KALING talks about the final season of “The Mindy Project!”
As we get closer to September 17th, when the new Sì film campaign directed by Matthew Frost will be presented by Giorgio Armani, Glamour Italy website has released a 6-seconds teaser with new footage with Cate.
Role: Amanda Release: March 17, 2017; in DVD from July 4, 2017
Plot: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters and a music mogul Cook, and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
Plot: As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating science of flight: how they manoeuvre simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents and collaborate with other animals to find food.
Role: Thirteen roles Release: May 10, 2017 (USA); available in VOD Installation (complete): Kunsthalle Helsinki (Finland) August 19 – October 15, 2017 || Fundación Proa (Buenos Aires, Argentina) August 26 – November 5, 2017 || HOW Art Museum (Shanghai, China) September 20 – December 31, 2017 || National Gallery Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Plot: A collage of artists’ manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today
Role: Mother Status: Completed Screenings: Walkway Gallery (Bordertown, Australia) September 1 – October 2, 2017 || National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) November 17, 2017 – March 12, 2018
Plot: A surrealist cinematic offering and a savage tale of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian Red Back Spider
Role: Hela Status: Complete Release: November 3rd, 2017 (USA)
Plot: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela
Role: Valka (voice) Status: Pre-production Release: March 1, 2019
Plot: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.