Posts Tagged ‘festival’

China’s famous Ice Town sees annual sculpture festival scaled back amid pandemic

Harbin is known as China’s “Ice Town” due to its famous, annual ice sculpture festival. This year, the snow-themed events have been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Ice and Snow World and the Snow Sculpture Exhibition, two of the most famous festival sites, are open, all mass gatherings have been cancelled. Han […]

Peter Freedman donates $5 million to the Sydney Festival

Browse > Home / News / Peter Freedman donates $5 million to the Sydney Festival January 14, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Founder and Chairman of RØDE microphones Peter Freedman has made a record-breaking $5 million donation to the Sydney Festival as part of a renewed commitment as the principal philanthropic partner […]

UK live music industry calls for help to save summer festival season

Can you remember the time when we could rub shoulders and sing our hearts out at live concerts? For many of us, it’s certainly a long time ago, and even with coronavirus vaccines on the way, there’s no guarantee this summer will look more normal. In the UK, there are fears that some of the […]

Movies from Iran line up for Malaysian festival 

TEHRAN – A lineup of four Iranian films will be competing in the 4th Malaysia International Film Festival. The festival was originally scheduled to run from December 5 to 10, 2020, however, it was postponed to January 2021 due to the pandemic. The lineup includes “A Man without Shadow” by Alireza Raisian, “Just 6.5” by […]

Russians enjoy winter weather at snowman festival

Dozens of Russian families enjoyed winter weather in Kazan on Sunday while competing at a snowman festival. More than 25 snowmen, which were built and decorated by parents and their children, will stay at Uritsky city park until mid-January. This year’s organisers of the third annual festival didn’t select a winner and instead awarded every […]

Annual Musrara Mix Art And Musical Festival Goes Online

You don’t need to travel to Jerusalem to take part in this year’s art and musical festival Musrara Mix. Celebrating its 20th year, the multidisciplinary festival is being held online, with a dedicated website for its program of featured Israeli and international artists. Produced by Musrara — The Naggar School of Art and Society, and housed in […]

Virtual Israel Film Festival Celebrates the Best in Israeli Cinema

Presenting two dozen features and documentaries including several Ophir Award winners (the Israeli Oscar) and taking place in cyberspace between Dec. 13 and 27, the 34th annual Israel Film Festival will present a stellar lineup of offerings this year in a virtual format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each film screening will include a pre-recorded […]

Winter Solstice Fest – 3 Day FREE Online Festival – Music and Ritual for Renewal

It’s time to release, ground, and manifest. Since ancient times communities across the world have gathered to honor and celebrate the changing of the seasons. These celebratory moments played a vital role in revitalizing community spirit and affirming vital health for the coming year. In the spirit of honoring these ancient traditions, we’re excited to bring […]

LA Jewish Film Festival Free Event: Ed Asner Narrates “The Tattooed Torah”

Based on the children’s book of the same name by Marvell Ginsburg and narrated by Ed Asner, “The Tattooed Torah” is a beautifully animated short film that tells the true story of a small torah that Courtesy YIVO Institute for Jewish Research that was confiscated by the Nazis in Czechoslovakia but survived the Holocaust. On […]

Other Israel Film Festival Streams Israeli Films Online

The 14th annual Other Israel Film Festival, presented by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, goes virtual with a lineup of more than two dozen Israeli features, documentaries and shorts that will stream online from Dec. 3-10. Each day’s lineup includes moderated Q&A sessions with actors and filmmakers. “This year’s lineup is our most diverse to […]

“The Alien” named best at Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul

TEHRAN – “The Alien” (“Namo”) by Iranian filmmaker Nader Saeivar won the Golden Scale for best film at the 10th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival in Istanbul, the organizers announced on Thursday. The film portrays a teacher who is dispatched along with his family to a remote area. Bakhtiar Panjei, the star of “The […]

Parallels Between The Jewish Fall Festival And Akhenaten’s Royal Jubilee

A deep mystery haunts the origins and rituals of the Jewish Fall Festivals: Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot. Representing more than individual holidays, these festivals comprise a three-week period in autumn marked by holiness, remembrance, celebration, and joy. However, very little is known about how they came about. The […]

Brazilian filmmakers join boycott of Israeli government-sponsored LGBT film festival

Editor’s Note: The following press release was issued on November 19, 2020 by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Seven Brazilian filmmakers have pulled their films from TLVFest, the Israeli government-partnered LGBT […]

Watch: Mexican balloon festival goes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

The sky above the Mexican city of León was filled with hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes, and colours on Sunday to mark the start of the International Balloon Festival. But unlike in normal years, there were few to watch the spectacle, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the bulk of spectators to observe the […]

Film about Bosnia takes top prize at El Gouna Film Festival in Middle East

The El Gouna Film Festival was determined to nurture a culture that makes it possible for filmmakers to transform their visions into reality despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-day event is the first film festival to take place in the Middle East in 2020. There were 63 feature films, 18 short films, and 10 documentaries […]

Ireland Keeps Ancient Samhain Alive with Fiery Festival

Halloween is an ancient tradition that traces its origins back thousands of years. It is now a global festival, but this year, sadly, it won’t be observed in the usual way. However, the ancient festival of Samhain is still going to be celebrated with a spectacular event in Ireland and this is widely regarded as […]

Cannes ‘mini’ film festival ends after 3-day outdoor celebration

It is one of the most influential and glamorous film festivals in the cinema calendar. The adapted 73rd edition of the Cannes film festival ended on Thursday night just before France went into another national lockdown, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The event, which lasted for 3 days, was held outdoors and had a […]

Cinema will survive COVID-19, Lumière festival director says

Lyon’s 12th Lumiere festival opens this weekend and as usual, it will be a celebration of films from cinema’s glorious past. In the grim present, however, the number of people going to the cinema in France has halved and the state has had to offer around €84 million in aid to make up for lost […]

Israeli and UAE film bodies sign agreement, plan regional film festival

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Landmarks and buildings lit up as Berlin’s annual Festival of Lights begins

Monuments and landmarks in the centre of Berlin were lit up on Friday night as the 16th Festival of Lights turned the city into an open-air light gallery. Adopting the motto “together we shine,” the festival will take place throughout the city over the next week, illuminating different neighbourhoods and hopefully bringing some joy during […]

The Shift Summit and Music Festival – FREE 4-Day Online Event

In 2020, the world has been disrupted in an unprecedented way. The global pandemic and its cascading effects are leading us towards unprecedented challenges… or could it in fact be leading us to an evolutionary leap forward as we redesign what human civilization looks like? How can we pivot from breakdowns into a breakthrough — […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

Venice film festival: Italy’s movie showcase bucks trend by physically going ahead

It’s a festival like no other in terms of its reputation for launching Oscar winners. Birdman, Black Swan, Joker, The Shape of Water, Gravity, La La Land – the stars of these films launched their quest for the Academy Awards by shimmering on the red carpet at Venice in the late summer heat. This year […]

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