Molly is a director, producer, and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Molly was a 2018 Women Peace and Security Fellow and 2019 Resident with SFFILM. While earning an MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, Molly won the Bill Nichols Excellence in Cinema Award, the Canon Best in Show Award, the Spotlight on Women in Film Award, and the Barbara Hammer Award. Her first feature documentary, Objector, won awards at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival and landed in the Top 10 Audience Favorites at IDFA. Molly came to filmmaking as a community organizer and continues that work today.Continue reading Molly Stuart, nominated to Best Documentary at Imagineindia 2020 for Objector
“Thinking about Lithuanian cinema, we want to be happy that we are gradually abandoning the complexes of a small country and stop comparing it with the big countries of the film industry. Our thinking, identity, and minority can just as well be the strengths to help construct an authentic film narrative. I am also happy with the exceptional nominees for this year’s awards, “said Narvydas Naujalis, Chairman of the Lithuanian Cinematographers’ Association, at the beginning of the ceremony.Continue reading Narvydas Naujalis, nominated Best DOP for Isaac at Imagineindia 2020
The voice of the cinema and theater actor Aleksas Kazanavičius will not be confused with anything else. “Because of the animation of the cartoons, people immediately recognize it – just go somewhere in the store …” he laughed.Continue reading Aleksas Kazanavicius, nominated Best Actor for ISAAC at Imagineindia 2020
IMAGINEINDIA CELEBRATES ITS 19TH EDITION
The 19th edition of the ImagineIndia International Film Festival will take place in Madrid from 24 Sep to 8 Oct.
137 films, 16 sections, 15 days, Competitive sections for Features, Documentaries and Short films, 20 international juries, make Imagineindia one of the classics among film festivals in Europe.Continue reading Imagineindia celebrates it,s 19th edition
Born in 1991, film director and scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradzė graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film Directing studies in 2014. One of her latest short fiction film I’mTwenty Something, 2014 won best student film at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards Silver Crane 2015. Marija Kavtaradzė also co-written the feature film The Saint dir. Andrius Blazevicius, that M-Films also produced, which was premiered at Busan IFF and Warsaw ISFF in 2016, later on had a theatrical release in Lithuania in 2017, with the box office of more than 250 000 Eur. Considered to be one of the most talented upcoming filmmakers in Lithuania,
Marija Kavtaradze was granted support from Lithuanian Film Centre for her debut feature film Summer Survivors.
Jurgis Matulevicius, Saule Vliuvaite, Nerijus Milerius have been nominated for Best Screenplay.
Jurgis Matulevičius (b. 1989) is a director, screenwriter and editor form Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with a degree in film directing. Jurgis has worked with well-known Lithuanian film directors Šarūnas Bartas, Algimantas Puipa and others. He recently made 4 short films: “Absurd People” (2011), “Anima Animus” (2012), “Victim” (2013), “Interrogator” (2015) that were seen and evaluated well by critics, festivals and audiences in Lithuania and abroad. “Isaac” is his first feature. Currently he is working on a short documentary “The Golden Flask” where he is a Director of Photography as well.Continue reading Isaac (Jurgis Matulevicius) nominated for Best Screenplay at Imagineindia 2020
Mohammad Davoodi is an Iranian screenwriter. His first produced work was Castle of Dreams, co-written with Mohsen Gharaei. They won Best Screenplay at the Fajr Film Festival and was nominated for his first APSA. He also co-wrote We Are All Together (2019), Alive (2019) and the short film Oblivion (2018).Continue reading M. Davoodi/M. Gharaei, nominated Best Script at Imagineindia 2020
Hamed Behdad (born 17 November 1973) is an Iranian actor and singer. A popular actor in Iran, he has won the Golden Goblet for Best Actor in 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival for his role in Castle of Dreams. Hamed Behdad for the first time won Crystal Simorgh for Crime movie in 2011.Continue reading Hamed Behdad, nominated Best Actor for Castle of Dreams at Imagineindia 2020
Lithuanian theater and cinema actor Dainius Gavenonis is a winner of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, earlier has received awards from the Ministry of Culture, Golden Stage Cross (main Lithuanian Theatre award), Silver Crane (main cinema award), and other awards for excellent roles. Kaunas born and grown actor currently performs at Oskaras Koršunovas/Vilnius City Theater and Lithuanian National Drama Theater. He plays in numerous films made in Lithuania and appears one of most used actors of his generation in cinema.Continue reading Dainius Gavenonis, nominated Best Actor at Imagineindia for Isaac (Jurgis Matulevicius)