Babylon Editor Tom Cross on Finding the Right Rhythm for Damien Chazelle’s 3-Hour Hollywood Epic, and Creating Its Climactic Movie Montage

Babylon is Oscar winner Damien Chazelle‘s fifth feature and the fourth he has entrusted to Editor Tom Cross, who won an Oscar for cutting Chazelle’s breakout 2014 film Whiplash, which the director followed with La La Land in 2016 and First Man in 2018. Cross earned a second Oscar nomination and an ACE Eddie Award for the former, and yet another Eddie nomination for the latter. Ever since Whiplash, Cross has […]


SIFF 2020: Feature, Documentary And Short Film Lineup

The 23rd edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), offering independent cinema from around the world, announces a lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries. Blending a program of world-class film, food and wine, SIFF2020 is presented by United MileagePlus Cards from Chase, and takes place from March 25 – 29 in […]


Havana Film Festival New York

The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. HFFNY features more than 25 films from the most exciting cinematic talent from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities rooted in their respective countries, and offers the audience the opportunity to see award-winning full-length feature […]


American Documentary Film Fund

The American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, an annual 7-day event, will be sharing the American Documentary Film Fund with independent American filmmakers who will participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works-in-progress. An amount up to $50,000 may be awarded or distributed in any given year. A panel of film industry professionals will review a select group of documentary filmmaker projects for funding consideration. […]

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Nashville Film Festival May 10th through 19th

The Nashville Film Festival presents the best in World Cinema, American Indies, documentaries and numerous short form programs by veteran masters, rising directors, and first-time filmmakers. NashFilm movies have won some of the highest honors in the film world. With Academy Award qualifying status, and many well-attended shorts programs, this festival has screened many prize-winning narrative and animated shorts. Since Nashville is a Music City, The Nashville Festival emphasizes the […]

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The Cannes Film Festival May 9th through 19th

The 71st Annual Cannes Festival will be taking over the Promenade de la Croisette, Cannes, with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett presiding over the jury, and the best new films from around the globe. Opening the festival is Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller, Everybody knows starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, and is one of 18 films competing in the Main Competition section. It will be the second Spanish-language film to open the […]

Chapman Leonard Annual Showcase
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5th Annual Chapman/Leonard Product Showcase May 6, 2018

Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. is hosting their Fifth Annual Product Showcase Fundraiser event which will feature various industry vendors, demonstrations of the company’s latest developments, and hands-on experience with cranes, dollies and remote camera systems. There will also be Certified Chapman/Leonard technicians to answer questions, and guest speakers from the SOC & ASC. Other activities include mini workshops, the Titan Crane Steadicam Walk Off, Chap-A-Thon and Chapman History Tour. There […]

Documentary Edge Film Festival
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Documentary Edge Film Festival May 9th through June 4th

The Annual Documentary Edge Film Festival returns with screenings in Wellington (09-20 May) at the Roxy Cinema and Auckland (23 May – 04 June) at the Q Theatre with a wide range of the world’s best documentaries from New Zealand and international films. From shorts to full feature length movies, the films cover many different subjects including music, gender, politics, and everyday life. During the festival, the Screen Edge Forum […]

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Industry Master Calendar May 6, 2018 From Cannes to Trebon

Welcome Below the Line Subscribers, The Chapman-Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. is holding its annual product showcase of camera support equipment today, May 6th, in North Hollywood, California. In Třeboň, the International Festival of Animated Film comes to a close. The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will continue on throughout the week, ending this Saturday. There will be three other festivals starting this week. The Doc Edge Festival, as well […]

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Industry Master Calendar April 29, 2018 Film Festivals Here and Abroad

Welcome Below the Line Subscribers, The RiverRun Film Festival ends today, with the Independent Film Festival Boston 2018 continuing from last week until Wednesday, May 3rd. There are three different film festivals starting this week, from Connecticut all the way to the Czech Republic. Starting first is the International Festival of Animation, also known as Anifilm, in Trebon, Czechia. The New Haven International Film Festival begins Wednesday, with the Los […]