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    IDFA Winners; Continental Entertainment Hire; ‘The Light In The Hall’ Series; Naomi Kawase UNESCO Role; Carlos Saura Tallinn Prize – Global Briefs

    ‘Wealth. Landsbergis’ victory idfa

    Documentary festival IDFA with Sergei Loznitsa has unveiled its award winners for this year Mr. Landsbergis Winning Best Film. Elsewhere, Dim ha le ne. Won Best Direction Award for misty’s kids, Danielus Koknauskis. Won Best Editing Award for Mr. Landsbergis, and Ruslan Fedoto. Won Best Cinematography for Where are we going? Click here to see the complete list of winners of various competitions of the festival IDFA website

    Shreyashi Sengupta joins Continental Entertainment

    Singapore-based media and entertainment firm Continental Entertainment, which specializes in distributing Indian movies and TV in Asian markets, has named Shreyashi Sengupta as the CEO of South East Asia. Shreyashi previously headed Darpan Global for over a decade and distributed 95 films during his career. She is also the ambassador for the Asian Academy Creative Awards supported by The Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore for the regions of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia. Continental Entertainment’s first theatrical outing since the lockdown was a Hindi-language action picture sooryavanshi,

    ‘The Light in the Hall’ cast sets up

    Alexandra Roach (killing eve), Ivan Rion (misfits) and Joanna Scanlan (after Love) will lead the cast of light in the hall ,wi golou), a 6 x 60 minute psychological thriller launched by Welsh public broadcaster S4C. Written and produced by Regina Moriarty, the show will be directed by Andy Newbery and Chris Forster and will be filmed in both English and Welsh. The story is set after a murder. Duchess Street Productions, Triangle and APC Studios are producing in association with Channel 4 and Sundance Now which will air in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    Naomi Kawase UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has appointed Japanese film director Naomi Kawase as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the cultural and creative industries. The position is in recognition of Kawase’s commitment to culture and creativity in service of the development of more equitable societies, particularly for girls and women, and of her support for the organization’s objectives. “There’s something beautiful about the world of film,” Kawasse said. “It has the ability to suspend time and space in such a way that we can relate and feel beyond differences of gender, sexuality, nationality, race and religion. I strongly believe in the power of creative expression. Inequality and In times of discrimination, these spaces of expression divert our attention from ourselves and force us to think about the ‘other’ for a moment.”

    Tallinn to bring Carlos Saura

    Estonia’s Tallinn Black Knights Film Festival will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Spanish director Carlos Saura during this year’s festival. Soura’s latest feature, king of the worldIt will have its European premiere in Out of Competition – the official selection at Black Knights today, 26 November.

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