Category: Film Festival Previews

NYFF 2018 Main Slate Emerging Filmmakers: Greta Gerwig

New Machine’s Ana Stefanovic profiles the new and emerging filmmakers screening in the 55th New York Film Festival’s official feature lineup, which kicks of September 27 and runs until October 15. Here we profile actor and director Greta Gerwig. Greta Gerwig  – Lady Bird Official Synopsis: Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, a portrait of an artistically inclined teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) trying to define herself in the…

NYFF 2018 Main Slate Emerging Filmmakers: JR

New Machine’s Ana Stefanovic profiles the new and emerging filmmakers screening in the 55th New York Film Festival’s official feature lineup, which kicks of September 27 and runs until October 15. Here we introduce you to JR. JR  – Faces Places (co-directed with Agnès Varda) Official Synopsis: At age 88, Agnès Varda teamed up with the 33-year-old visual artist JR for this unassuming masterpiece, a tour of…

NYFF 2018 Main Slate Emerging Filmmakers: Chloé Zhao 


New Machine’s Ana Stefanovic profiles the new and emerging filmmakers screening in the 55th New York Film Festival’s official feature lineup, which kicks of September 27 and runs until October 15. Here we introduce you to Chloé Zhao. Chloé Zhao – The Rider Official Synopsis: A badly injured former champion rodeo rider and horse trainer is forced to give up the life he knows and loves in…

TIFF 2017 Short Cuts Directors to Watch, Part 3: Aris, Quebrada, Kartal, Maduka

In part 3 of our series on TIFF ShortCuts Directors to Watch, we profile emerging filmmakers Cyril Aris, Juan Sebastian Quebrada, Ayce Kartal, Ifunanya Maduka. Read part 1 and part 2 in our series. The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run Sept. 7-17. TIFF Short Cuts Directors to Watch, from left, Juan Sebastian Quebrada, Ifunanya Maduka, Cyril Aris, Ayce Kartal Cyril Aris /…

TIFF 2017 Short Cuts Directors to Watch, Part 2: Lucas/Bresnan, Corbine, Chikaura, Bahr, Walgenwitz/Paronnaud

In part 2 of our series on TIFF ShortCuts Directors to Watch, we profile emerging filmmakers Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas, Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr, Kei Chikaura, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Denis Walgenwitz and Vincent Paronnaud. To read Part 1, click here. The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run Sept. 7-17. Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas / Roadside Attraction Country: Canada Synopsis: Palm Beach International…

TIFF 2017 Short Cuts Directors to Watch, Part 1: Manatad, Markowicz, Valerio, Sorogoyen, Kuhn

As the Toronto International Film Festival officially kicks off the traditional awards season (yes, here we go again), the entertainment industry will congregate in the Ontario provincial capital to see not just high profile studio releases and indie fare but the next generation of short filmmakers screening in the Short Cuts competition. Momentum is key in the careers of the early stage filmmakers and TIFF’s…

TIFF Midnight Madness 2017: Meet Director Sôichi Umezawa

The Toronto International Film Festival  (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program…

TIFF Midnight Madness 2017: Meet Director David Bruckner

The Toronto International Film Festival  (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program…