AMERICAN MIRROR – INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY rose as winner among the four finalists selected out of more than five hundred documentary films from 61 countries submitted to the jury of Fabrique Du Cinema Awards, this year presided by two-times Academy Award-winner Paul Haggis (CRASH, MILLION DOLLAR BABY). The great party of the new Italian cinema, hosted by the most influential cinema magazine in Italy, Fabrique Du Cinema, gathered together the most important rising stars of Italian film-landscape (link photo gallery).
The fourth edition of Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards took place past Saturday December 15th at the Teatro India in Rome, Italy, where the 2018 winners were announced. AMERICAN MIRROR, directed by Arthur Balder and produced by David Shara, rose as winner of the Best International Documentary award, being the only USA-production to garner an accolade in the international competition, while the Canadian THE GRIZZLIES, directed by Miranda de Pencier got Best International Feature Film. The ceremony, conducted by renowned Italian actors Laura Adriani (‘Blame Freud’, ‘Questi jorni’, L’Oréal Paris per il Cinema Award) and Riccardo Festa, presented also rising stars of Italian cinema with accolades, such as Sara Serraiocco, who won Best Italian Actress for TRAVELING WITH ADELE, or GIANNI ZANASI, director of the surprising and innovative feature film TOO MUCH GRACE, which won the Best Italian Experimental Film award. Italian director Mario Martone introduced the trailer of the soon-to-be-in-cinemas CAPRI-REVOLUTION (in competition at the 75th Mostra di Venezia 2018).
Paul Haggis, president of the Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards Jury 2018, highlighted ‘the extraordinary quality of the more than 1400 films submitted’. Haggis, the screenwriter of such iconic movies as CRASH, or MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank) recognized he ‘felt himself uneasy, moved, intrigued by the talent of filmmakers ready to breaktrhough internationally’, and thanked Fabrique Du Cinéma organization ‘for its generosity inviting me to preside over such an incredibly wonderful event’.
Fabrique Du Cinéma has become one of the most influential Italian magazines since its inception, fully focused on cinema, and with an extra emphasis on promoting the ‘new Italian cinema, directors and actors’. With an Italian imprint of more than 20,000 nationwide, Fabrique Du Cinema gathered on Saturday a crowd film-lovers and professionals of more than five hundred people that crammed the three hundred seats of the Teatro India in Rome, while many others waited at the hall of the cultural center, where a reception was organized and where the after-party of the event took place.
The 2018 Fabrique Awards list of winners of the fourth edition were:
Best Short Film Screenplay – Plot : Courtesy by Nicholas Di Valeria
Best International Documentary : American Mirror by Arthur Balder
Best International Web Series : Er cavaliere de Roma by Luca Arseni
Best International Short Film : Robot Will Protect You by Nicola Piovesan
Best International Short Film Director : Victor Perez for Echo
Best Italian Short Film : Red Hands by Francesco Filippi
Best Music Theme : Minkyu Kim for The Forrest
Best Italian Actor : Guglielmo Poggi for The Handyman
Best Italian Actress : Sara Serraiocco for Traveling with Adele
Best International Feature Film : The Grizzlies by Miranda de Pencier
Best Italian Debut Feature Film : The Land of Enough by Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
Best Italian Innovative and Experimental Feature Film : Too much grace by Gianni Zanasi
Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards, organized by the magazine Fabrique Du Cinéma from Rome, Italy, which defines itself as ‘the magazine of the new Italian cinema’, and whose 2018 jury is presided over by two-times Academy Award-winner Paul Haggis, has unveiled 2018 Award Finalists. There are three US-coproductions among the international selection. The only feature category where an English-spoken film has been finalist is the Best Documentary Film, where AMERICAN MIRROR, directed by Arthur Balder, most awarded film at DOC LA 2018 presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute in Los Angeles, contends against three other Italian films: BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Giorgio Ferrero (Italy), which was presented at Biennale di Venezia in 2017 and has been widely awarded internationally, AS TIME GOES BY by Simone Aleandri, and SAND UNDER THE SNOW by Emilio Romeo, also two extraordinary Italian documentary films.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS, by acclaimed Italian director Giorgio Ferrero, was presented by the Biennale di Venezia, winning the ARCA Award Best Italian Film, and it went on to win the CPH:DOX Next Award in Copenhagen, and was finalist at Taipei 20th international Film Festival and Edinburg International Film Festival, among others.
Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director of film and television Paul Haggis presides over the Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards 2018 (official website announcement). In 2017 it was actor and producer Willem Dafoe who had been appointed President of the Jury, and Fabrique Awards had more than films 1300 participants.
Below is the entire lists of finalists in all categories:
Documentary films section
BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Giorgio Ferrero (Italy)
AMERICAN MIRROR by Arthur Balder (USA)
AS TIME GOES BY by Simone Aleandri (Italy)
SAND UNDER THE SNOW by Emilio Romeo (Italy)
More in the Italian news:
“American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’, directed by Arthur Balder and produced by David Shara, won Best Cinematography and Best Innovative Film accolades during the award ceremony and closing night of the 13th Pomegranate Film Festival of Toronto.
Honey Shara (Optimum Diamonds) and Tigran Tsitoghdzyan attend 13th Pomegranate Film Festival’s red carpet and gala screening.
Optimum Diamonds’ Honey Shara, who attended in representation of producer David Shara, praised the qualities of the artist portrayed in the film, Armenian-born and NYC-based Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, and expressed thankfulness for the great work during the last three years accomplished in coordination with Da Vinci Films. ‘American Mirror’ garnered Best Cinematography, Best Composer, Best Innovative Film and Parajanov-Vartanov Award at DOC LA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival past October 21 after a star-studded world premiere attended, among others, by Hollywood star Emilio Rivera.
“American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality”, directed, written and edited by Arthur Balder, and produced by David Shara, was the most awarded film at DOC LA, the Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2018, where it garnered Best Innovative Film (Arthur Balder), Best Cinematography, Best Composer (Mark Petrie) and
the top prize, the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award (Susan Sarandon).
Actress Florence Faivre poses for the press with one of the four coveted awards on the red carpet event of DOC LA, the Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, October 21st 2018. (Foto Credit: DOC LA.)
“American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality”, directed, written and edited by Arthur Balder, and produced by David Shara, lands top prize Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award.
The institute, championing the legacy of the brothers-in-arts Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) & Mikhail Vartanov (1937-2009) who overcame persecution and won the admiration of cinema’s greatest artists,
has awarded this year Susan Sarandon for ‘American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’, directed by Arthur Balder.
Francis Ford Coppola congratulated the 2015 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award recipients, the Grammy-winning rock band System Of A Down for their historic justice world tour Wake Up the Souls. The event at Chateau Marmont Hollywood on 21 October 2015 benefited the restoration of Parajanov: The Last Spring film trilogy at UCLA. Agnieszka Holland has also released a statement for the occasion.
One of cinema’s greatest masters, Martin Scorsese, accepted the 2014 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award on behalf of his World Cinema Project and The Film Foundation for the restoration of The Color of Pomegranates and introduced the masterpiece at the 52nd New York Film Festival. NYFF first screened the film in 1980, and hosted Sergei Paradjanov in 1988.
The Documentary Film Festival of Los Angeles (DOC LA), presented by the prestigious Parajanov-Vartanov Film Institute, will host next Sunday October 21, at 7:15 PM, the world premiere of ‘American Mirror – Intimations of Immortality’, directed by Arthur Balder, starring Susan Sarandon, Florence Faivre, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Ashley Hinshaw and Hillary Rhoda. The event will take place at the Chaplin Theater, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038. Tickets for sale online: https://www.docla.org/2018americanmirror
Осенью состоится премьера фильма “Американское зеркало” режиссера Артура Болдера, главные роли в котором исполнили известный армянский художник Тигран Дзитохцян и оскароносная звезда Сьюзан Сарандон.
ЕРЕВАН, 31 июл – Sputnik, Лилит Арутюнян. Знаменитая американская актриса, лауреат премии “Оскар” Сьюзан Сарандон и известный художник Тигран Дзитохцян из Нью-Йорка представят осенью документальную экспериментальную кинокартину “Американское зеркало”.
В беседе с корреспондентом Sputnik Армения Тигран Дзитохцян сообщил, что в это время состоится мировая премьера. Однако художник пока затрудняется сказать, где и когда картину сможет посмотреть ереванский зритель.
“Фильм практически готов. Сейчас продюсеры думают, на каком кинофестивале он будет представлен”, — сказал он.
Ранее в прессе появилась информация о том, что лента будет представлена на Международном ежегодном фестивале “Золотой абрикос”. Дзитохцян пояснил, что этого не удалось сделать по ряду причин.
В “Американском зеркале”, затрагивающем тему женской красоты и восприятия человеком красоты в целом, будет показан процесс создания художником картин.
“В фильме, в частности, будет представлена работа над моей серией “Зеркала”. Тема красоты будет раскрываться не только посредством творческого процесса, но и в ходе диалогов”, — отметил Тигран.
Он добавил, что работа с голливудской актрисой была не только продуктивной, но и очень интересной.
The 7-seasons True Bloods and last season True Detective co-star Ashley Hinshaw joined the cast of ‘Untitled’, a new film produced by David Shara and directed by Arthur Balder.
The new production, started in 2015, includes visual arts star Tigran Tsitoghzhyan as the centerfold of a powerful production that breaks the boundaries of documentary filmmaking. Actress Ashley Hinshaw worked with Christian Slater and Miley Cyrus in her first film roles. She turned heads as a troubled woman who enters the San Francisco porn industry in About Cherry.
New York City based top-model Hillary Rhoda joined a sequence of ‘American Mirror’.
Hilary Rhoda is one of the most significant American top-models of the last decade. She was featured in the 2011 Max Mara AW campaign. She previously appeared in advertisements for Balenciaga, Valentino, Belstaff, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci, Gap, DSquared, Shiatzy Chen, Blumarine, and Ralph Lauren, and in Victoria’s Secret catalogs, and on the covers of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, British Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Numéro, and W. For the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, Rhoda was featured on the cover.
In January 2007, Rhoda signed an exclusive contract with Estée Lauder as their newest face. In July that year, Forbes named her 12th in their list of The World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. She is the current face of Via Spiga, St. John Knits (replacing Angelina Jolie), ERES Beachwear, and the Neiman Marcus spring/summer 2009 campaigns. 2009 also marked Rhoda’s debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Mark moved to the US upon winning a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he was able to study the craft of composing music for film.After Berklee, Mark moved to LA to continue pursuing his childhood dream of scoring films. The same year, he won the the BMI Peter Carpenter Fellowship, learning from TV music icon Mike Post.Always drawn to cinematic, sweeping and epic writing, Mark began focusing more and more on trailers, where his epic music was right at home.
Over the past ten years, Mark’s music has been featured in dozens of game and movie trailers, including recently: “Blade Runner 2049”, “Deepwater Horizon”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Tomorrowland” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
His trailer music has become popular with fans of the genre – Mark’s Facebook page has over 20,000 fans and YouTube videos devoted to his music have been played millions of times. Mark’s albums ‘Genesis’ (2012) and ‘Binary’ (2017) have become two of CDBaby’s top selling classical albums. Amongst the epic trailer work, Mark has also scored more than 50 films, including the award winning New Zealand film “Apron Strings”, featuring a score that combined ethnic Indian instruments with orchestra, and “The Calling”, with a mysterious and tense ambient score, starring Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland and Topher Grace.
In 2014 Mark made his game scoring debut with EA Sports’ storied title, Madden NFL.
Andrew began his career in music as an intern at John Powell’s studio while completing his studies at the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) Graduate Program at University of Southern California.
From 2011-2014, he worked on the music of “The Legend of Korra” for Jeremy Zuckerman and also on Kung Fu Panda: “Legends of Awesomeness” for Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, which won a Daytime Emmy in 2013.
In 2013, Andrew composed and recorded the score for the indie video game “Outer Wilds”, which won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize award at the 2015 Independent Games Festival. He also composed the lo-fi piano score for the short film “The Broken Camera”, as well as the post-rock score for the film “Present Trauma”, and chamber music for the feature length film “Piloto”.
In 2015, his music was featured in trailers for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian”, and also during the E3 reveal of the video game “Evolve”. He also had the opportunity to compose and produce an extended version of Hozier’s “Arsonist’s Lullabye” for Netflix’s Marco Polo.
Andrew composed ambient guitar soundscapes for the Madden NFL franchise from 2015-2016, and most recently wrote the score to in-production virtual reality game, Eclipse, created by lead level designer of the God of War Trilogy.
In addition to his solo composing, Andrew often collaborates with composer Mark Petrie. Their music has received placements in campaigns for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Game of Thrones, FIFA 2015, LEGO, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Earth to Echo, Insurgent, and Selma.
Morgan Shara is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the casting director of “American Mirror”.
She is also the founder of MAS Creative and Jewelry Expert for E! Online News, and when she first saw BISJOUX, the unique, modernistic costume jewelry line created by Karin Wilzig, she was intrigued. In the Spring of 2014, MASBisjoux was created. Morgan gave the name Magix to the unicorn and whimsical names to hand selected pieces of the brass BISJOUX she transformed and redesigned into a collection of high end jewelry in an array of white and fancy color diamonds.
After losing her mother to cancer in her early 20’s, a few years before becoming a mother herself, Morgan was determined to create meaningful jewelry that symbolized hope and spread positivity. Magix The Unicorn has done just that, bringing out the spirituality of individuals, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.
MADRID, 31 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) – La norteamericana de origen hondureño, Sirey Moran, se unió al reparto de ‘Untitled’, la nueva película de Artur Balder en colaboración con el artista armenio-americano Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, una estrella del arte contemporáneo cuyas obras baten records de cotización en las subastas de Nueva York.
Sputnik Армения в рамках проекта “Секрет успеха”, посвященного добившимся больших высот на профессиональном поприще армянам, рассказывает о художнике Тигране Дзитохцяне из Нью-Йорка. Творчество живописца, которое сам он определяет как технологический ренессанс – новое направление не только в армянском изобразительном искусстве, но и в мировом.
Молодому поколению в Армении имя Тиграна Дзитохцяна, который происходит из знаменитого ленинаканского рода, знакомо по выставке, организованной пару лет назад в Центре современных искусств “Гафесчян” в Ереване. На ней художник представил общественности серию картин под названием “Зеркала”. Глубокие, проникновенные, ни на что не похожие работы создавали иллюзию реальности и совершенно по-новому интерпретировали личность. Неудивительно, что экспозиция вызвала массу откликов со стороны любителей искусства… Старшее же поколение помнит художника по первой выставке, когда 10-летний мальчик представил на суд зрителей более ста необычных произведений, полных фантасмагории и сюрреализма.
О роли бессознательного в творчестве и об отношении к родине Тигран Дзитохцян рассказал в интервью Sputnik Армения. Беседовала Лилит Арутюнян.
— Тигран, ваша первая выставка состоялась, когда вам было всего десять. Несмотря на это, критики были ошеломлены работами, сюжеты которых оказались вовсе не детскими. Откуда возникали столь нетривиальные темы и образы?
— Эти картины я рисовал от восьми до десяти лет. Тогда творческий процесс был совершенно иным. Я не все отчетливо помню, но могу сказать, что эта была интуитивная живопись. Я всегда начинал с одного и того же, но никогда не знал заранее, во что все превратится. То есть, мною полностью двигала интуиция. Особо сосредотачивался на цвете, ощущение цвета тогда, в том возрасте, было очень сильным. А тематика возникала независимо от меня, неосознанно.