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Jennifer Lopez To Star In Netflix’s “Atlas”

It will be directed by Brad Peyton.



It has been reported that Jennifer Lopez to star in the sci-fi thriller “Atlas” after signing a first-look deal with Netflix.

Jennifer Lopez, 51, will star in Netflix‘s upcoming sci-fi drama “Atlas.” Brad Peyton (Rampage) will direct Atlas, Lopez‘s first project after signing a first-look contract with Netflix.

Aron Eli Coleite is writing the most recent draft of the script, which is based on Leo Sardarian’s original script. Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell will produce, as will ASAP Entertainment’s Peyton and Jeff Fierson, and Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions‘ Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Courtney Baxter will serve as executive producer, with Matt Schwartz on board as a co-producer. The film follows Atlas (Lopez), a woman fighting for humanity in a time when an AI soldier has concluded the only way to end war is to end humanity. But in order to stop this rogue computer from unleashing the end of days, Atlas must join forces with the one thing she fears most – another AI.

There are two more projects under the first-look agreement signed by Lopez and Netflix. New projects are expected to be announced the next day.

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Films to Compete at the “34th European Film Awards” Have Been Announced

The awards will find their owners with a ceremony to be held in Berlin on 11 December.



The productions that will compete at the “34th European Film Awards”, which will find their owners on December 11, have been announced.

The films that will compete in the ” 34th European Film Awards ” organized by the European Film Academy have been announced. The award will find its winners with a ceremony to be held in Berlin on 11 December. Among the prominent productions of the 34th European Film Awards are The Father, Quo Vadis, Aida? and Titane.

The full list of The Father, which was nominated for Best Film at the 93rd Academy Awards last year, is as follows:

The Best Movie

  • Compartment No. 6 – Juho Kuosmanen
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Jasmila Žbanić
  • The Father – Florian Zeller
  • The Hand of God – Paolo Sorrentino
  • Titane – Julia Ducournau

The Best Comedy Movie

  • Ninjababy – Yngvild Sve Flikke
  • The Morning After – Méliane Marcaggi
  • The People Upstairs – Cesc Gay

The Best Documentary

  • Babi Yar. Context – Sergei Loznitsa
  • Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • Mr Bachmann And His Class – Maria Speth by Salomé Jashi
  • The Most Beautiful Boy In The World – Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petr

The Best Animated Feature Movie

  • Even Mice Belong In Heaven – Denisa Grimmová & Jan Bubeníček
  • Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • The Ape Star – Linda Hambäck
  • Where Is Anne Frank – Ari Folman
  • Wolfwalkers – Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart

The Best Director

  • Julia Ducournau – Titane
  • Radu Jude – Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • Paolo Sorrentino – The Hand of God
  • Jasmila Žbanić – Quo Vadis, Aida?
  • Florian Zeller – The Father

The Best Actress

  • Jasna Đuričić – Quo Vadis, Aida?
  • Seidi Haarla – Compartment No. 6
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
  • Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person In The World
  • Agathe Rousselle – Titane

The Best Actor

  • Yuriy Borisov – Compartment No. 6
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Vincent Lindon – Titane
  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
  • Franz Rogowski – Great Freedom

The Best Screenplay

  • Radu Jude – Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • Paolo Sorrentino – The Hand of God
  • Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt – The Worst Person In The World
  • Jasmila Žbanić – Quo Vadis, Aida?
  • Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – The Father
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Record Number of International Best Film Oscar Nominations

The number of nominations in the International Best Movie category of the 94th Oscar Awards broke the record.



This year, 93 films were nominated to compete in the International Best Film category of the 94th Academy Awards.

Ninety-three films from around the world were candidate for nomination to compete in the International Best Film category of the 94th Oscar Awards. The category in which Semih Kaplanoğlu’s film “The Commitment Hasan” from Turkey will compete in has reached a record number of candidates this year. The list of candidate for nomination, which will be reduced to 15 films after the first round of voting by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will announce official list with five films in second round.

Special online screening rooms will be created for academy members to vote for the category. Within the voting groups formed of five people, each member will vote for 12 different films. The first round of voting, which will begin on December 10, will end on December 15. While the short list of 15 different international films will be announced on December 21, the final list of five films will be presented to the audience in the coming days.

The 93 films that were nominated to compete in the International Best Film category of the 94th Oscar Awards are as follows:

  • Turkey: “The Commitment Hasan,” Semih Kapanoğlu
  • Albania: “Two Lions to Venice,” Jonid Jorgji
  • Algeria: “Heliopolis,” Djafar Gacem
  • Argentina: “The Intruder,” Natalia Meta
  • Armenia: “Should the Wind Drop,” Nora Martirosyan
  • Australia: “When Pomegranates Howl,” Granaz Moussavi
  • Austria: “The Great Freedom,” Sebastian Meise
  • Azerbaijan: “The Island Within” Ru Hasanov
  • Bangladesh: “Rehana,” Abdullah Mohammad Saad
  • Belgium: “Playground,” Laura Wandel
  • Bhutan: “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”
  • Bolivia: “The Great Moment,” Kiro Russo
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: “The White Fortress,” Igo Drljaca
  • Brazil: “Private Desert,” Aly Muritiba
  • Bulgaria: “Fear,” Ivaylo Hristov
  • Cambodia: “White Building,” Kavich Neang
  • Cameroon: “Hidden Dreams” Ngang Romanus
  • Canada: “Drunken Birds,” Ivan Grovic
  • Chad: “Lingui, the Sacred Bonds” Mahamat Saleh Haroun
  • Chile: “White on White,” Theo Court
  • China: “Cliff Walkers” Zhang Yimou
  • Colombia: “Memoria,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Costa Rica: “Clara Sola,” Nathalie Alvarez Mesen
  • Croatia: “Tereza37,” Danilo Serbedzija
  • Czechia: “Zatopek,” David Ondricek
  • Denmark: “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • Dominik: “Holy Beasts,” Laura Amelia Guzman and Israel Cardenas
  • Ecuador: “Submersible,” Alfredo Leon Leon
  • Egypt: “Souad,” Ayten Amin
  • Estonia: “On the Water,” Peeter Simm
  • Finland: “Compartment No. 6,” Juho Kuosmanen
  • France: “Titane,” Julia Ducournau
  • Georgia: “Brighton 4th,” Levan Koguashvili
  • Germany: “I’m Your Man,” Maria Schrader
  • Greece: “Digger,” Georgis Grigorakis
  • Haiti: “Freda,” Gessica Geneus
  • Hong Kong: “Zero to Hero,” Jimmy Wan
  • Hungary: “Post Mortem,” Peter Beregendy
  • Iceland: “Lamb,” Valdimar Johansson
  • India: “Pebbles,” PS Vinothraj
  • Indonesia: “Yuni,” Kamila Andini
  • Iran: “A Hero,” Asghar Farhadi
  • Iraq: “Europa,” Haider Rashid
  • Ireland: “Foscadh,” Paddy Breathnach
  • Israel: “Let It Be Morning,” Eran Kolirin
  • Italy: “The Hand of God,” Paolo Sorrentino
  • Japan: “Drive My Car,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Jordan: “Amira,” Mohamed Diab
  • Kazakhstan: “Yellow Cat,” Adilkhan Yerzhanov
  • Kenya: “Mission to Rescue,” Gilbert Lukalia
  • Kosova: “Hive,” Blerta Basholli
  • Kyrgyzstan: “Shambala,” Aktypai Suyundukov
  • Latvia: “The Pit,” Dace Puce
  • Lebanon: “Costa Brava, Lebanon,” Mounia Akl
  • Litvanya: “Isaac”
  • Lüksemburg: “Io sto bene,” Donato Rotunno
  • Malawi: “Fatsani: A Tale of Survival,” Gift Sukez Sukali
  • Malaysia: “Hail, Driver!,” Muzzamer Rahman
  • Malta: “Luzzu,” Alex Camilleri
  • Mexico: “Prayers for the Stolen,” Tatiana Huezo
  • Montenegro: “After the Winter,” Ivan Bakrac
  • Morocco: “Casablanca Beats,” Nabil Ayouch
  • Netherlands: “Do Not Hesitate,” Shariff Korver
  • North Macedonia: “Sisterhood,” Dina Duma
  • Norway: “The Worst Person in the World,” Joachim Trier
  • Palestine: “The Stranger,” Ameer Fakher Eldin
  • Panama: “Plaza Cathedral,” Abner Benaim
  • Paraguay: “Nothing But the Sun,” Arami Ullon
  • Peru: “The Powerful Chief,” Henry Vallejo
  • Poland: “Leave No Trace,” Jan P. Matuszynski
  • Portugal: “The Metamorphosis of Birds,” Catarina Vasconcelos
  • Romania: “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” Radu Jude
  • Russia: “Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko
  • Suudi Arabistan: “The Tambour of Retribution”
  • Sırbistan: “Oasis,” Ivan Ikic
  • Singapore: “Precious Is the Night,” Wayne Peng
  • Slovakia: “107 Mothers,” Peter Kerekes
  • Slovenia: “Sanremo,” Miroslav Mandic
  • Somalia: “The Gravedigger’s Wife,” Khadar Ahmed
  • South Africa: “Barakat,” Amy Jephta
  • South Korea: “Escape From Mogadishu,” Ryoo Seung-wan
  • Spain: “The Good Boss,” Fernando Leon de Aranoa
  • Sweden: “Tigers,” Ronnie Sandahl
  • Switzerland: “Olga,” Eli Grappe
  • Taiwan: “The Falls,” Chung Mong-hong
  • Thayland: “The Medium,” Banjong Pisanthanakun
  • Tunisia: “Golden Butterfly,” Abdelhamid Bouchnak
  • Ukraine: “Bad Roads,” Natalia Vorozhbyt
  • England: “Dying to Divorce”
  • Uruguay: “The Broken Glass Theory,” Diego Fernandez
  • Uzbekistan: “2000 Songs of Farida,” Yalkin Tuychiev
  • Venezuela: “The Inner Glow,” Andres Eduardo Rodriguez and Luis Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Vietnam: “Dad, I’m Sorry,” Tran Tranh and Ngoc Dang Vu
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Winners Announced at “Diaspora International Short Film Festival”

The Festival concluded with a closing and award ceremony at Atlas Cinema.



The Diaspora International Short Film Festival concluded with a closing and award ceremony at Atlas Cinema.

The winners of the Diaspora International Short Film Festival, which was held between 27-29 August for the first time this year by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) in collaboration with the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema, and Global Communications Partner Anadolu Agency and Boğaziçi Culture and Arts Foundation announced at Atlas Cinema. Karsu Dönmez, one of the most outstanding artists of the Turkish diaspora, performed at the festival’s closing and award ceremony, hosted by Simge Fistikoglu, with compositions that mixed jazz, blues, and Turkish music.

The opening speech of the ceremony was made by Abdullah Eren, President of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities. Eren drew attention to the fact that 300 million diasporas live in various countries around the world, stating that their tales, losses, pleasures, and lives are not being told.

Serdar Çam, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, also delivered a speech. Çam congratulated everyone who helped create such an important festival at a time when art was most needed, stating that despite the fact that it is the festival’s debut year, it was a successful and useful one.

Jury members consisting of Nariman Aliev, Writer and Producer Samed Karagöz, Director Anthony Nti, Asian World Film Festival Director Asel Sherniyazova, Baku International Short Film Festival Director Fehruz Shamiyev, Sarajevo Film Center Director and Director Ines Tanović, selected the productions that will receive awards in the Turkish-Speaking Films Competition Category and the Foreign Language Films Competition Category in the first year of the festival.

Karsu Dönmez, the award ceremony’s guest, also gave a brief remark before taking the stage. Karsu Dönmez expressed her gratitude for being invited to the award ceremony, stating that she composed music for films and that this was a time-consuming procedure for musicians. “I freely compose all my compositions and music,” Karsu Dönmez stated, adding that expressing the feeling of a scene in a movie to the audience through music is a very satisfying process. The successful musician expressed her admiration for movies and stated that special music had been arranged for the attendees, wishing them a happy occasion.

Diaspora International Short Film Festival Full List of Winners

Turkish Speaking Films Competition

  • Best Short Film Award (5.000€): Climate Change – Yasemin Demirci
  • TRT Special Award (2.500€): The Game – Roman Hodel
  • Second Best Short Film Award (1.500€): Susam – Sami Morhayim

Foreign Language Films Competition

  • Best Short Film Award (5.000€): I Don’t Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore – Viv Li
  • Jury Special Award (2.500€): Ward’s Henna Party – Morad Mustafa
  • Second Best Short Film Award (1.500€): Flowing Home – Sandra Desmazieres
  • Audience Award (500€): Wedding Photo – Cemalettin Baş
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