CH Edition Morocco: Cinémathèque de Tanger

From decades of filmic history to a dual-continent film festival linking the country to Spain

Now housing the Cinémathèque de Tanger, the city’s Art Deco Cinéma Rif has long carried the torch of North African and global cinema in Morocco. From the iconic building’s construction in 1938 to its current dual-continent Festival de Cine Africano (or the Festival Tarifa Tanger) and its extensive archives and preservation activities, decades of culture have been projected and protected within; it’s also Morocco’s only …

Le Fizz Cocktails at the Cannes Film Festival

Grey Goose serves up a variation on its bottle and hosts celebratory drinks at a villa in the picturesque hills

Every classic cocktail comes along with stories of its advent and those that have sipped it across the last century—and then some. Le Fizz, and its siblings Le Grand Fizz and Le Grand Fizz Croisette, aren’t historic yet. Combined, they’ve got under a decade of exposure, drawn from the world of cinema where they’re primarily served. And with the Cannes Film Festival underway, the maker …

Winners Announced for the Moët Moment Film Festival

Introduced by an all-women judging panel led by actress Billie Lourd, 12 60-second short films were screened at NYC’s Metrograph movie theater. They had been selected from over 500 entries submitted to Moët & Chandon’s third annual Moët Moment Film Festival, and each addressed the theme of “A Cause for Celebration.” With unprecedented power and a touching sincerity, the final two films shown marked a …

Interactive Highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade

Six immersive filmic experiences forging the path for virtual and augmented reality storytelling

Around the world, film festivals have become champions for augmented and virtual reality breakthroughs. From Venice to Sundance, dedicated programs unveil the medium’s latest technological and narrative developments. Once again, the curators of the Tribeca Film Festival—currently running in its 17th year—have offered a slate of VR and AR works that’s truly representative of the industry’s best. This year, Tribeca Immersive features both a Virtual …

Venice Film Festival Introduces a Virtual Reality Competition

A roster of works announce the prestigious festival's commitment to VR storytelling

It comes as no surprise to learn of the continued artistic application of virtual reality. And to witness film festivals like Sundance or Tribeca embracing the technologically-driven storytelling medium only makes sense. But when one hears that a more traditional institution such as the Venice Film Festival, now in its 74th year, will be hosting a VR competition, it’s clear we’ve reached a tipping point …