Women are dominating the Chilean film industry more than ever, replicating what is happening across most of Latin America. In Bolivia, 85 percent of the producers are said to be women and in Mexico, nearly half of the audiovisual workforce is female. Of the 10 key Chilean titles participating at the Marché du Film Online Producers Network Spotlight this year, eight are produced by women.
The decision to hold the Venice Film Festival despite the coronavirus pandemic is being hailed as a “sign of hope” for the movie world after months of closed cinemas, shuttered film sets and cancelled galas.
The UK will begin adjusting certain coronavirus restrictions, with quarantine measures to be enforced for anyone traveling into the country, and a July 1 target for the reopening of the hospitality industry and other public places, including cinemas.
Cinemas in North Rhine-Westphalia could be the first in Germany to show films again in late May, according to plans set out by the federal state’s Prime Minister Armin Laschet at a press conference in Düsseldorf.
After weeks of the coronavirus lockdown in the German capital Berlin, with bars, restaurants, shops and cinemas all closed, movies are coming to the people with projections on bare walls in the courtyards of apartment buildings.
Bong Joon-ho started his 20th year as a feature filmmaker on a high note with a history-making evening at the 92nd Academy Awards. Bong’s beloved social thriller ‘Parasite’ won South Korea its first Oscars (the film took home prizes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film) and became the first foreign-language movie to receive the Academy Award for Best Picture. But the Oscar wins aren’t the only way Bong kicked off a milestone year in his career.
At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, leading cinema technology company CJ 4DPLEX debuted a four-sided cinema screen format, the 4DX Screen. It blends two of the most advanced cinema technologies on the market today, resulting in a breakthrough cinematic platform that the company says “will define the future of cinema”.