Ruben Østlund appointed Honorary President of Gothenburg Film Festival
Ruben Ostlund has been appointed as the new Honorary President of the Gothenburg Film Festival. Östlund will be an advisor for the festival starting with the upcoming 2023 edition. The board of the Göteborg Film Festival appoints an honorary president for five years, at which point it will be renewed or terminated. In a statement, Ostlund described his decision to accept the honorary role as “easy and joyful”. Past presidents include Ingmar Bergman and Roy Anderson. Östlund will speak at the opening ceremony of the 2023 edition. Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director of the Göteborg Film Festival, said: “With two Palme d’Or wins and many unforgettable cinematic moments, Gothenburg-born and loyal festival visitor Ruben Östlund possesses the artistic integrity, intellectual versatility and international luminescence that make him the face of Göteborg Makes an excellent Honorary Chair for the Film Festival.
Luca Guadagnino To participate in Saudi Red Sea for In-Conversation Program
Italy’s Luca Guadagnino has been announced as the special guest of honor for the Red Sea International Film Festival running from December 1-10 in the port city of Jeddah. The director will participate in an in-conversation ahead of a special screening of his latest film bones and all, The Oscar nominees will discuss their careers so far, including a big splash call me by your name And suspiriaspecial attention is paid to bones and all, “With each successive film that he makes, Luca Guadagnino continues to defy expectations and push the boundaries of storytelling and filmmaking. his latest, bones and all, is a testament to their dedication to their craft and the drive they undertake to expand the minds of their audiences,” said Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of the festival. “We could not be more honored to host such a pioneering director and film at the festival, as we continue to highlight pioneering talent and ground-breaking international films.”
UK film and TV charity launches Behind the Scenes Week
The UK’s Film & TV charity has launched its first ever Behind the Scenes Week, celebrating the people who make TV and film. During the week, which starts on Monday, the charity is calling on everyone across the industry to celebrate on social media via the #TurnTheCameraAround hashtag. Warner Bros Studios, Banijay, Aardman and the National Film and Television School are among 35 organizations that have announced support for a cause which comes amid the charity’s winter appeal. Alex Pumphrey, the charity’s CEO, said: “We want the industry to take a moment to look around and cheer and thank each other for the amazing contributions everyone makes to film, TV and cinema.”