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The New York Japan Cinefest Reveals 10th Anniversary Program

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The Press Release:
A film festival that introduces Japanese-themed short films, New York Japan CineFest, is having its 10th anniversary this year from November 17th to November 21st online only. Hosted by Mar Creations with the partners, CYBER New York, Japan Information and Culture Center (Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.), Short Short Film Festival, Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Aichi International Women’s Film Festival, and Kadoma International Film Festival.

We decided to go online for our screening again this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we also are celebrating our 10th anniversary with 14 new short films and 6 of the best short films from the past events between 2012 to 2020 out of 120 films. We have films from the Philippines, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United States, and Japan.
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Presenting The Full 2021 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

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As some of you might recall, back in 2020 the Cannes Film Festival was at first postponed to happen later on in the year before being cancelled outright all based on the Coronavirus Pandemic and how it affected every single aspect of our lives. Now, as the world slowly gets back into some sense of normalcy, the 2021 event has announced the films being showcased. Let’s take a look.

Competition

Opening Film:
Annette, Leos Carax (France)
The Story of My Wife, Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary)
Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands)
Bergman Island, Mia-Hansen-Love (France)
Drive My Car, Rysuke Hamaguchi (Japan)
Ha’Berech (Ahed’s Knee), Nadav Lapid (Israel)
Casablanca Beats, Nabil Ayouch (Morocco)
Compartment No. 6, Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)
The Worst Person in the World, Joachim Trier (Norway)
La Fracture, Catherine Corsini (France)
The Restless, Joachim Lafosse (Belgium)
Paris 13th District, Jacques Audiard (France)
Lingui, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
Nitram, Justin Kurzel (Australia)
France, Bruno Dumont (France)
Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
Red Rocket, Sean Baker (USA)
Flag Day, Sean Penn (USA)
The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson (USA)
Titane, Julia Ducournau (France)
Tre Piani, Nanni Moretti (Italy)
Tour S’Est Bien Passe, François Ozon (France)
A Heros, Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
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Tribeca Festival Announces Tribeca Talks And Anniversary Reunion Lineups

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The Press Release:
The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of Talks and Reunion Screenings with the stars and directors from iconic films, and conversations with the driving forces behind film, television, music, business and politics. These once-in-a-lifetime conversations will be part of the 20th Anniversary Festival celebration taking place city-wide June 9-20, the first major film festival to host in person events.

Tribeca Talks: Storytellers celebrates groundbreaking creators working across multiple mediums. This year’s multi-talented group includes: Mike Jackson and John Legend of Get Lifted Film Company; Oscar-nominated actor and director Bradley Cooper in conversation with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro; comedian and actress Amy Schumer in conversation with Emily Ratajkowski; screenwriter Scott Z. Burns in conversation with Emmy Award-winning actor Matthew Rhys; Shira Haas, the breakout star of Orthodox and Tribeca Festival Best Actress-winner for ASIA with actress and comedian, Ali Wentworth; and Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein of the legendary punk band Blondie.
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Tribeca Festival Announces 2021 Tribeca TV, Tribeca Now and Tribeca Creators Market

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The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, will debut a robust lineup of exciting new and returning TV series, new indie episodic storytelling, and an industry-facing Creators Market. The 20th anniversary celebration will take place city-wide June 9-20 and will be the first major film festival to host in person events. After a year of couchsurfing, the Tribeca Festival will be an opportunity for people to toss their comfy sweatpants to the side and experience television programming on the big screen with their friends. The Tribeca TV lineup will include nine shows made up of six series premieres, one season premiere, two docuseries, and panel appearances including Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Helen Hunt.

The Tribeca Festival will feature, for the first time ever, a historic performance by rock icons, KISS. The event will open the Tribeca TV section with a special larger-than-life concert following the screening of A&E Biography: KISStory.

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KISS @ Barclays Center by Ken Pierce (2019)

“When we launched Tribeca TV five years ago, we created space within the film festival to recognize the incredible, boundary-pushing work being done by filmmakers in the episodic format as official festival selections,” said Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and VP of Programming. “In a year defined by at-home entertainment, we are proud to continue that tradition with an exciting Tribeca TV lineup of new series from today’s top storytellers and unique new voices.”
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Tribeca Festival Announces Immersive Lineup

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The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, today announced the line-up for Tribeca Immersive, a leading incubator for innovation and a global stage where top creators choose to debut their latest work. With Tribeca At Home and in-person experiences at outdoor venues across New York City, Tribeca Immersive will showcase cinematic and cutting-edge virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and participatory experiences by top artists who push the boundaries of storytelling with technology. The 2021 Tribeca Festival runs June 9-20.

Three unique sections of immersive content, some in-person and some virtual, are a part of Tribeca Immersive this year. For the at-home audience, VR experiences can be accessed via the Museum of Other Realities* (reaching a global audience for those with VR headsets). For those able to join the Festival in person this year, free outdoor participatory experiences are available to the New York community (from sculpture, immersive audio, augmented reality and a live participatory performance). Tribeca fans have come to know and love the Storyscapes collection, deeply immersive experiences, seen in-person at Spring Studios (50 Varick Street). Storyscapes projects are eligible for the juried Storyscapes Award presented by AT&T.
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